TDH identifies 400 new cases of coronavirus, 7 additional deaths in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting 400 new cases of COVID-19 in Tennessee and seven additional deaths.

  Woman hit by SUV during protest in Midtown Memphis

Support growing for changing Mississippi’s state flag

  Community leaders reveal goals for new social justice movement

  SCS Re-Entry Task Force meetings are underway

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

2 detained following double shooting in Millington

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  The Investigators: All Tennessee voters can request absentee ballots during the pandemic. What’s next and how do you get one?

  Company that produced shelved state masks says they are safe for use

  Health department advises summer travelers to choose trips wisely

  ’White Coats for Black Lives’: UTHSC students, staff gather in honor of George Floyd

  Lauderdale Co. sheriff says he will not resign after issuing apology for using racial slur

  Mother, 2 sons indicted in shooting death of 60-year-old man

City of Memphis curfew extended for fifth night

The City of Memphis will be under a curfew for the fifth night in a row.

WATCH: Gov. Reeves holds news conference on hurricane season preparedness

Governor Tate Reeves and MEMA Executive Director Greg Michel were in Gulfport Friday talking about the 2020 hurricane season, and the expected impact of Tropical Depression Cristobal.

  WATCH: Infectious disease expert at Memphis hospital answers questions about COVID-19

Dr. Steve Threlkeld is co-director of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis’ infectious prevention program.

WATCH: Gov. Asa Hutchinson gives update on COVID-19 pandemic in Arkansas

Govorner Asa Hutchinson will give an update on COVID-19 pandemic in Arkansas.

  16,769 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 803 deaths

  Lauderdale Co. sheriff issues apology after recording accused him of using the n-word

  FBI assisting in search for missing teen in Alcorn County, Miss.

Man found dead on Memphis road early Friday morning

FIRST ALERT: Severe Thunderstorm Warning now active across Mid-South

1 woman dead, another injured after shooting in Memphis neighborhood

  Bottom Line: Consumer Report’s reveals 2020’s top-performing insect repellents

Consumer Reports can help you pick the best insect repellent to keep you safer outside.

  TDH identifies more than 25,000 COVID-19 cases, 400 deaths in Tennessee

Tennessee’s coronavirus case count has surpassed the 25,000 mark after more than 476,000 tests have been administered across the state.

  The Investigators: Will more absentee ballots in Tennessee mean more voter fraud?

Prior to Thursday night’s ruling, the WMC Action News 5 Investigators uncovered that Shelby County voters were already requesting absentee ballots in record numbers.

  Judge’s ruling: All Tennesseans can now vote absentee, regardless of reason

Judge Ellen Lyles in Davidson County’s Chancery Court ruled Thursday evening that all Tennessee voters can have access to absentee ballots.

  Amid reporter pressure, MSDH releases names of long-term care facilities with COVID-19

Wednesday night's release of these long-term care facilities with coronavirus cases has been heralded as a victory for transparency.

  Fewer people wearing masks in public as COVID-19 cases increase in Shelby County

Even with more COVID-19 cases occurring in Shelby County, WMC Action News 5′s Kelli Cook found fewer people are wearing masks.

  Protesters claim racism within Lauderdale Co. Sheriff’s Office

Some Lauderdale County residents are doubling down on their efforts to make their voices heard amid allegations of racism against their sheriff.

Southland Casino Racing set to reopen types of table games June 8, officials say

Table games like blackjack and carnival games will soon be making an appearance at Southland Casino Racing in West Memphis, with casino officials saying Thursday that safety will be a key part of the equation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Suspect on the run after shooting in southeast Memphis

A gunman is on the run after a shooting in southeast Memphis Thursday night.

  Mid-South COVID-19 patient fully recovered after being treated with new drug

Thanks to a new drug, a Mid-South COVID-19 patient who was once critically ill is now home.

  Crowd gathers at NCRM to hold civil disobedience training session

With protests for social justice and police reforms continuing across the country, a group in Memphis took a break Thursday night to share new strategies for what comes next.

Tracking severe storms in the Mid-South

A line of severe storms is prompting watches and warnings across the Mid-South.

  Contractor apologizes over trash delay issues in Cordova, Hickory Hill

Waste Pro said the COVID-19 pandemic is to blame.

  Memphis musicians await return of live music

As more visitors make their way to Memphis during this pandemic, a major component of Memphis’ culture remains absent -- live music.

  Memphis mayor to sign pledge calling for review of ‘use of force’ policy

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland agreed Thursday to sign a pledge from former President Barack Obama asking mayors to review “use of force” policies in their cities.

  Downtown Memphis Commission makes push to support black-owned businesses

There’s a push to support Mid-South black-owned businesses. The Downtown Memphis Commission is encouraging everyone to support the livelihoods of local African American entrepreneurs.

  City of Germantown extends curfew through weekend

The City of Germantown is extending its curfew through the weekend.

  Shelby County Health Department predicts peak of first COVID-19 wave later this fall

Thursday officials with the Shelby County Health Department said current modeling predicts a peak of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic later this fall.

Man indicted in Whitehaven murder

A 25-year-old man was indicted this week on first-degree murder charges for allegedly shooting an acquaintance in the head last year at a Whitehaven apartment, according to Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.

Third MATA bus operator tests positive for COVID-19, fifth employee

A fifth employee for Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) has tested positive for COVID-19.

  City of Memphis curfew extended for fourth night

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has announced that the city curfew has been extended for a fourth night.

South Dakota couple accused of drugging children, shocking them with cattle prod

Authorities say a South Dakota couple is facing charges for giving drugs to children and using cattle prods on them over several years.

MUS football returns to the gridiron for limited practice

Memphis University School returns to limited football practice

581,405 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15

A new report from the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce shows there have been 581,405 new unemployment claims filed in Tennessee since March 15, 2020.

The Investigators: Unemployment benefits, workplace safety among reasons Tennesseans aren’t returning to work

More than 1,200 Tennesseans are accused of choosing not to go back to work, even though their workplaces have reopened.

  TDH identifies more than 400 new COVID-19 cases, 7 additional deaths in Tennessee

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Tennessee has risen to 24,822 as of Wednesday, including 388 deaths, health officials report.

  Why dismiss indictment against ex-cop for shooting, killing black man? AG cites ‘lack of evidence’

Nearly four years after a Lowndes County grand jury indicted a Columbus cop for shooting and killing a black man, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch has dismissed the case, citing a lack of evidence to prosecute.

  Lauderdale Co. sheriff remains silent over racial slur allegations

Tensions between residents and law enforcement are escalating in Lauderdale County. After a leaked recording with racial slurs, some want to oust Sheriff Steve Sanders.

  Surviving Motherhood: An honest conversation with black boy moms

I sat down with three other moms, who are also raising young black boys and we talked about how to discuss, racism, George Floyd, and being safe with the young black men in our lives.

  Demonstrators take to Memphis streets for 8th night of protesting

Wednesday night marks one week since Memphians and others across the Mid-South took to the streets to protest police brutality.

  Cordova residents frustrated yet again with delays in trash pickup

An old problem is rearing its ugly head in Memphis. Residents in Cordova said they are tired of talking trash.

  Mayor, MPD police director address recent protests in Memphis

Joined by other city and community leaders, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland addressed the recent protests at the I AM A MAN Plaza Wednesday evening.

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace on NBA’s return to play proposal

Michael Wallce of Grind City Media discusses NBA's return to play proposal

  Memphians hoping to spark change after a week of protesting

Demonstrators in Memphis have made it clear they are seeking change against police brutality, racism and changes to policies on a state and local level.

SCS reopening Central Nutrition Center, partnering with YMCA for summer food distribution program

Shelby County Schools announced Wednesday it is expanding its partnership with the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South and reopening its Central Nutrition Center to provide meals to children this summer.

  Officials probe whether COVID-19 uptick is start of surge or simply ‘new normal’

Shelby County Health Department Director Alisa Haushalter briefed commissioners Wednesday on the COVID-19 pandemic. She said members of the COVID-19 task force are trying to determine if recent case spikes signify a surge coming or just represent our new reality of living with the virus among us.

  DMVs to reopen Monday in Mississippi

DMVs in the state will reopen Monday with new operating procedures.

Mike Miller stepping down as assistant coach for Memphis Tigers basketball

Memphis Tiger Basketball loses an assistant coach and leading recruiter. Mike Miller announced he has stepped down from the program to spend more time with his family.

Report: Memphis Grizzlies among NBA teams expected to return in July

A report from ESPN’s NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski states the NBA’s board of governors is expected to move forward with a 22-team return to play format.

More than 460 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Forrest City prison

More inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus at a prison in Forrest City, Arkansas.

  Memphis mayor extends city curfew for third night

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has extended his curfew for the City of Memphis.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson gives update on protests and COVID-19 in Arkansas

Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas plans to give an update on the protest and coronavirus pandemic in Arkansas.

Johnny Majors, former Tennessee and Pitt coach, dies at 85

Johnny Majors, a legendary player and coach at the University of Tennessee, has died at the age of 85.

Dave and Buster’s reopening Memphis location

The coronavirus pandemic forced many businesses to shut down across the world.

  20-year-old charged with violation of curfew in Memphis

Officers with the Memphis Police Department have charged a 20-year-old man with violation of curfew law.

MPD: Pedestrian hit, killed by car when shots fired at Orange Mound intersection

One person has been detained after a person was killed at an intersection in Orange Mound.

Memphis Tiger’s Quinones joins in protest for George Floyd death by police

The reactions to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of white Minneapolis police continue to resonate here in Memphis.

  Bottom Line: Consumer Reports reviews the top sunscreens for 2020

Spring and summer trips to the beach may be few and far between during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Protesters block off busy intersection of Germantown Parkway at Timber Creek

Another protest took place Tuesday night with a crowd shutting down traffic on part of Germantown Parkway.

  5 Star Stories: A look into the gems of Memphis’ Rock 'n' Soul Museum

The Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum has been a Memphis gem for 20 years now although many of you may know little about it, except for its rockin’ signage outside FedExForum.

  Lauderdale County residents call for sheriff to resign over audio recordings

A post on Facebook made its rounds in Lauderdale County, a post with audio accusing the Lauderdale County sheriff and at least one employee of using the n-word.

  Demonstrators march, sing in Downtown Memphis on day 7 of protests

It started at Clayborn Temple and then protesters marched into South Memphis to Mason Temple where they joined together to sing “Amazing Grace."

  Lauderdale County reserve deputy indicted on multiple counts

A former Lauderdale County reserve deputy is now behind bars after being charged on multiple counts by the Lauderdale County Grand Jury on Monday.

  Tenn. Black Caucus calls for investigation into masks distributed by state

The Shelby County Health Department announced Monday it will no longer hand out the so-called “sock masks” made by Renfro Corporation.

  Carnival Memphis, RedZone Ministries partner with food bank for mobile food pantry

Some local organizations are stepping up this week to make sure Mid-Southerners in need can fill their kitchens.

Gov. Hutchinson declares ‘State of Emergency’

Governor Asa Hutchinson declared a state of emergency Tuesday.

  The goal driving protests in Memphis: Unity and reform

Memphis is on day seven on protests, organizer Devante Hill says reform is the end goal.

Florida sheriff ‘highly recommending’ people to shoot looters who break into homes

A sheriff in one Florida county says he is “highly recommending” property owners to shoot looters if they break into homes to steal or set fires.