Oxford police uncover large-scale identity theft, credit card fraud ring

Two suspects have been charged and three others are wanted after Oxford police uncovered a large-scale identity theft and credit card fraud ring in northern Mississippi.

Navy sailor who killed 2 at Pearl Harbor shipyard was unhappy with commanders

Board approves moving Confederate statue on Ole Miss campus

TBI captures fugitive in Memphis wanted for multiple counts of robbery, assault

Counselors on hand at Millington naval base after deadly shootings at Pearl Harbor, Pensacola

  Mid-South OBGYN sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexual battery

  Best Life: Keeping it healthy during the holidays

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  Best Life: Effective surgical procedures for fetal lung malformations

2019 Christmas, holiday parades around the Mid-South

  MPD investigating fatal shooting in North Memphis

  Downtown road closures expected to begin Friday night for St. Jude Memphis Marathon traffic

  TBI: Man wanted for aggravated robbery, assault

  Frayser residents fight another gas station in their neighborhood

  Work requirements cause tighter restrictions for SNAP recipients

Tighter restrictions are coming soon for hundreds of thousands of food stamp recipients across the country, but much of the Mid-South could avoid that anxiety.

  Consumer Reports explains the risks of buying second hand

A new Consumer Reports investigation found hundreds of recalled products, some of them potentially dangerous, still available for sale. Here’s what you need to know so you don’t put your family at risk.

Developer seeking $1.9M PILOT to redevelop Midtown building

A local company is seeking a $1.9 million PILOT, or payment in lieu of taxes, to redevelop a Midtown building.

  Vermont woman presented with Hero Among Us Award by St. Jude

On Thursday, Sue Kessler was awarded the annual Hero Among Us Award by St. Jude.

  SCSO partners with Lake District to heighten community outreach

  MLH to offer new program for employees to earn higher education degrees and certificates

  St. Jude brings patients’ art to life with the help of CodeCrew

  SCSO searching for women accused of using stolen ID to cash fraudulent checks

Former employee charged with embezzlement

Man convicted for traveling with 10 pounds of meth while on parole

  Mayor Strickland announces agreement between MIM and MRPP on future of Tom Lee Park

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has announced an agreement on the future of Tom Lee Park between Memphis in May organizers and the Memphis River Parks Partnership.

’Narwhal’ staying with rescue; role as therapy dog

The extra feature isn't causing any complications.

  ALSAC and St. Jude Marathon organizers discuss details for the big weekend

Because of renovations at the convention center, St. Jude is moving the operation here to the Landers Center in Southaven.

MPD: Suspects wanted for firing shots into home with mother and children inside

Memphis police are looking for multiple suspects they believe fired shots into an occupied home on the night of Nov. 24.

  CR Gift Guide: Classic kitchen gifts under $50

Just in time for the holidays, Consumer Reports reveals five top kitchen classics, each for under $50.

  Best Life: How loneliness can affect health of senior citizens

Plan at least two days, if only for a few hours, out of the house, find a senior center, enroll in community college classes.

  Best Life: The benefits of organized sports, keeping kids in the game

Just two to three hours a week of sports participation boosts cardiovascular conditioning, not to mention the social and emotional benefits of being part of a team.

  Deadly shooting investigation underway at busy intersection in Hickory Hill

Memphis police are investigating a deadly shooting at a gas station at the intersection of Kirby Parkway and East Shelby Drive.

  Hepatitis A outbreak in Northeast Arkansas grows to more than 400 cases

More than 400 people have come down with Hepatitis A in the state since February 2018.

  Convenience and driver’s license could be a bad mix

Security experts are raising new concerns about just how safe the driver's license system is in Tennessee.

No Christmas in Pelahatchie? Political clash leaves town without decorations

The drama continues in Pelahatchie between the mayor and the town and this time it’s over Christmas decorations.

Crash sends child to hospital

Memphis Police say a child was rushed to the hospital following a crash in the Vollintine-Evergreen area Wednesday night.

  12th Annual WMC Holiday Food Drive a success

A heartfelt "thank you" to everyone who helped make the Annual WMC Action News 5 Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank a success. We put the call out for help, and the response was incredible.

  Family returns to Memphis for marathon after losing daughter to cancer about a month ago

Thousands of runners are beginning to arrive in Memphis for this weekend’s St. Jude Marathon, including one family that has suffered a heartbreaking loss.

  SCS to host first ever district-wide spelling bee

The "Don't Stop Bee-lieving" competition is for grades third through fifth.

Man critically injured in Orange Mound shooting

A man was shot in Orange Mound Wednesday night, according to Memphis Police.

Minnesota sues Juul over ‘deceptive marketing’ to youth

The lawsuit describes how Juul has created a public nuisance and violated the consumer protection laws in Minnesota.

  Shelby Co. DA responds to accidental shooting death of 11-year-old

An 11-year-old shot and killed himself in southeast Memphis after finding a relative’s pistol last week, according to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.

  Commission creates committee to crack down on county employees breaking residency rules

The county charter specifies that Shelby County employees are supposed to live in Shelby County.

SCSO to partner with Lakeland’s Lake District

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has announced it will be partnering with Lakeland’s Lake District.

  Hearing postponed for man charged in Lorenzen Wright’s murder

The man charged in the murder of Memphis basketball great Lorenzen Wright will not know his trial date until next year.

Memphis man sentenced to more than three decades for bank robbery, carjacking

A 29-year-old Memphis man has been sentenced to 31 years in prison for a bank robbery and carjacking back in 2018.

Lockdown lifted following active shooter reports on Jackson State University campus

The university made the announcement via twitter around 11:39 a.m. Wednesday.

Lockdown lifted after shooting on Jackson State campus

That lockdown has now been lifted. School officials said there is no longer a threat of an active shooter on campus.

  Stax Music Academy to appear on ‘Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways’

The academy is approaching its 20th anniversary and they have set a few more plans in motion.

  Man charged in the murder of Lorenzen Wright to appear in court after postponed trial date

Billy Turner was supposed to go on trial for murder in September, but new evidence handed over to the defense in this case pushed the trial back.

  It’s a wrap: Thank you for donating to the 12th Annual WMC Holiday Food Drive

Today is the day! We’ve partnered with the Mid-South Food Bank for our 12th annual WMC Action News 5 Holiday Food Drive!

  Authorities investigating plane crash on I-22 in Mississippi, pilot injured

A plane crash shut down part of a Mississippi interstate overnight. The pilot was taken to the hospital.

  Push to increase solid waste fees fails

Push by MLGW to increase rates for certain services fails

Memphis Police investigating a possible abduction

Memphis Police investigating a possible abduction

  Woman charged with identity theft after going to driver’s service center

A woman used a stolen license to steal the identity of a Mid-South woman

Marybeth Byrd moves on to the semifinals of The Voice

Armorel native Marybeth Byrd continues to wow America on The Voice, and she again prepares to sing live before America.

MHP’s new recruits begin intense 22-week training to become state troopers

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is working to fill the trooper shortage in the state with a new round of cadets in training.

  Former Germantown coach indicted for theft

Vicki Anderson is accused of collecting $2,000 from a one-day summer camp at a local hotel, according to the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office.

  Man falls 60 feet off Oxford water tower

A man was airlifted to Regional One Hospital in Memphis Tuesday after falling 60 feet from a water tower in Oxford, Mississippi.

  Memphis City Council considers hikes for trash pickup, MLGW rates

Memphis City Council members are considering increases to trash pickup and other utilities.

  Father arrested after allegedly lying to police about deadly DUI involving his son

According to the affidavit, Don Seward, 52, arrived at the scene of the crash on Oct. 3 around 1:15 a.m. after Memphis police notified him that a vehicle registered under his name was involved in a deadly crash on Highway 385.

  Demolition work begins at site of Union Row redevelopment project

This week, crews started demolishing old and vacant buildings on the site at Union Avenue and Danny Thomas Boulevard, which will become home to a project that could transform downtown.

  City of Memphis receives $5.6 million grant to address lead paint hazards in area homes

To qualify for the program, homes must have been built before 1978 and currently be occupied by low-income families with children under the age of 6.

  SCS kicks off 5th Annual Operation Warm Hearts for students in need

SCS’s Operation Warm Hearts is a drive to give a coat to every student who needs one.

  City of Memphis asks people to plan for road closures, traffic issues ahead of St. Jude Marathon and AAC title game

The 26.2-mile marathon begins at 8 a.m. Saturday downtown and makes its way to midtown before concluding back downtown.

Dr. Seuss’ ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ airs Tuesday on WMC

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” airs on WMC and all NBC stations Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Former FedEx worker indicted in $12K gold bar theft case

Prosecutors say Darrel Parker, 50, stole eight thin gold bullion bars from a shipment in December 2017, hid the bars in his wallet and tried to leave work.

  Bolivar city council member facing new indictments for theft and fraud

A spokesman for the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says Jonathan Joy turned himself in Monday night for property theft up to $60,000 and home improvement service fraud.

Suspect charged with attempted first-degree murder after firing shots near school

Police say the shooting happened as children were being dropped off for school.

Memphis awarded HUD Grant for lead paint removal in homes

The grant focuses on the reduction of lead paint hazards in the homes of low-income families with young children that were built before 1978.

  DA rules ‘tragic death’ of 11-year-old shot while playing with gun accidental

The child died Friday night after he accidentally shot himself with a pistol that he found in a relative's apartment.

  Best Life: Project Angel Food works to help patients with congestive heart failure

Project Angel Food has made and delivered medically-tailored meals to patients with chronic illnesses for 30 years.

  Best Life: Making math fun with tablets

They love to tap it, swipe it, and watch it, but can kids as young as four and five years old use tablets not just to view videos, or read books, but to learn math?

  Consumer Reports explains how to choose a trustworthy charity

Last year Americans gave over $292 billion to charity. Whatever you wish to support, Consumer Reports says to research the charity before you donate.

  SCS now accepting donations for Operation Warm Hearts

Tuesday is SCS’s 5th annual Operation Warm Hearts which helps provide coats for thousands of students in need.

  Memphis police fire shots at hotel, 3 suspects wanted for nearly hitting police with car

Investigators are working to find three suspects who are on the run after police received calls that two men were looking into a vehicle in the parking lot of the Fairfield Inn and Suites on Showcase Boulevard.

  One of four Nashville juvenile escapees added to TBI’s most wanted list

TBI announced one of the escapees, 17-year-old Brandon Caruthers was added to the list Monday evening.

  Pregnant woman shot and killed, her 8-year-old daughter paralyzed

Brownsville police and the TBI are investigating the shooting death of a mother, eight months pregnant and the shooting of her 8-year-old daughter who is paralyzed.

  Orange Mound Residents Protest Plans for Crematorium at Meeting

Hundreds of Orange Mound residents attend protest for plans on crematorium

  FedEx expects record shipping numbers on Cyber Monday

In an exclusive interview with WMC Action News 5′s Joe Birch, FedEx Regional President Richard Smith said the shipping giant adds 5,000 to 10,000 jobs during peak season.

  Police identify victim in shooting near the National Civil Rights Museum

Police say 22-year-old Thedric Morton was one of two people shot outside Christyles barber shop at East Butler Avenue and Mulberry Street.

  Pinch District developers awarded 30-year PILOT for new hotel and mixed-use development

On Monday, the Center City Revenue Finance Corporation approved a 30-year PILOT for 18 Main LLC to develop an area on North Front Street and a half-block between Main and Second.