The Investigators: State investigating if Shelby County residents received expired COVID-19 vaccine doses

While former Shelby County Health Department Director Alisia Haushalter said Thursday that no one received expired doses in Shelby County, the Tennessee Department of Health said it is investigating.

  The Investigators: Crooks pose as government agency to scam Mid-Southerners

  5 Star Stories honors Black history: Clayborn Temple -- Tuesday at 10

  Memphis homeowners lost their houses in environmental court. Now a DC law firm is suing

  5 Star Stories Black History Month: How Soulsville’s past now shaping the future

  Homeless by court order -- Thursday at 10

  The Investigators: Mid-Southerners targeted by vaccine scams

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  The Long Wait: Americans stuck waiting months for disability benefit decisions

  The Investigators: Concerns over non-diverse jury may continue to delay Shelby County trials

  5 Star Stories celebrates Black History Month at Soulsville USA -- Tuesday at 10

  Historic Hattiloo Theater is one of only 4 Black theaters in the country

  The Investigators: Justice delayed in Shelby County court means Constitutional issues for accused, victims

  The Investigators: COVID-19 courtroom crisis Thursday at 10

  5 Star Stories Black History Month: African American culture through the lens of Dr. Ernest C. Withers

Memphis’ iconic “Withers Collection Museum and Gallery” showcases the stunning photographic works of Dr. Ernest C. Withers.

  5 Star Stories: The story of Memphis’ role in the road to freedom on the Underground Railroad

Memphis folklore tells of a lesser-known “conductor” on the Underground Railroad -- a man whose home served as a hideout for slaves on their journey to freedom.

  Medication Mistakes: They can be a matter of life or death

Common errors include prescribers mixing up similar sounding prescription names, pharmacists giving the wrong medication to the wrong patient and patients misunderstanding dosing instructions.

  5 Star Stories: Broad Avenue Arts District boasts quirky stores and eclectic eateries

From quirky stores to eclectic eateries, Broad Avenue grew into a national model for grassroots economic revitalization.

  The Investigators: Unemployed Mid-Southerners report their benefits are going elsewhere after accounts hacked

  5 Star Stories: Shelby Forest General Store’s magic grill and cozy ways draw locals, celebs

  The Investigators: What you need to know about new unemployment benefits in the Mid-South

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

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: Memphis’ Sun Studio -- the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll

  The Investigators: Available hospital beds plummet across Mid-South after post-Thanksgiving surge

  The Investigators: TSA is finding more guns at airports with far fewer passengers

As airport traffic is expected to rise over the holiday, a troubling trend inside Mid-South airports has the TSA on high alert.

  The Investigators: Why hasn’t Tennessee administered the COVID-19 vaccine yet?

In Tennessee, where the number of coronavirus cases is skyrocketing, neither hospitals nor the state have administered a single dose.

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: Ardent Studios and its big stars

What began as a dream for three high school sophomores is now a music mainstay on Memphis’ Madison Avenue.

  The Investigators: Fans stuck with hundreds of dollars in tickets after pandemic brings concert cancellations

The pandemic canceled concerts and sporting events leaving fans with millions of dollars in unused tickets.

  The Investigators: Children’s Service’s commissioner says kids were not left in unsafe environments in response to state report

Children who are abused, neglected, and delinquent in Tennessee are supposed to be helped by the Department of Children’s Services.

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: A rare look inside Sam Phillips Recording Studio

He launched Elvis Presley’s career: Sam Phillips, the founder of one of Memphis’ first and most noted record labels.

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: ‘Boo’ Mitchell talks Royal Studios

As part of WMC Action News 5′s special “Studio Sessions” 5 Star Stories series, we take you inside another legendary Memphis recording studio to hear from hitmaker Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell.

  5 Star Stories Studio Sessions: VIP access to soul man David Porter

To kick off our 5 Star Stories Studio Sessions series, legendary soul man David Porter gave WMC Action News 5′s Kontji Anthony uncharted access to his music empire.

  The Investigators: MPD excessive force complaints rarely get more than an internal review

Daniel Jefferson says his life changed forever five years ago. On April 2, 2015, he was driving on Hester Road in Whitehaven, and someone pulled behind him.

  The Investigators: What to do if someone threatens that your Social Security number, benefits are being suspended

If you don’t recognize the number calling you, don’t answer. If you do answer, and hear a robocall, hang up immediately.

Pattern of Protection

Families of those injured or killed by police say union contracts are protecting "bad apples" and stop police leadership from being able to have oversight. Union officials say police are highly scrutinized and need collective bargaining agreements.

  Shot to the System: Memphis children’s hospital overwhelmed by young shooting victims

LeBonheur Children’s Hospital says it’s treated more gunshot victims this year than ever before.

  Tonight at 10: The Investigators dig into Memphis' gun violence and its young victims

Tonight at 10, we’re tracking what the health department calls an epidemic impacting our communities and hospitals -- gun violence and the young victims caught in the crossfire.

  5 Star Stories: Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler celebrates 50 years inside the ring

We don’t often do 5 Star Stories about people, but there are some folks in the Mid-South who have to be labeled a crown jewel.

  The Investigators: Tennessee woman scammed by lover found on internet; romance and sextortion scams on the rise

Dating-site traffic is up and so are the number of scammers on those sites who say they want your love, but really want your money.

  Tonight at 10: Romance scams in the age of COVID-19

Traffic on dating sites is up and the Investigators warn so are they numbers of scammers on those sites.

  The Investigators: Where you live could determine whether you’ll survive COVID-19

Where you live plays a major role in whether you’ll survive COVID-19 if you contract the disease.

  Tonight at 10: The Investigators reveal where you live may affect whether you survive COVID-19

The Investigators' Jessica Jaglois is giving a sneak peek at tonight’s story at 10 a.m. in a live discussion with Andrew Douglas. Watch here.

  Nurse practitioner field grapples with question of whether to standardize curriculum nationwide

Nurse practitioners are questioning their own education at some colleges. There’s no national standard on how to educate nurse practitioners, while medical education for doctors was standardized more than 100 years ago.

  The Investigators: Employment scams rampant in Mid-South; woman is threatened after accepting fake job

Mid-Southerners looking for safe work options during the pandemic are becoming victims of employment scams.

  Is that new work-from-home job on the up and up? The Investigators dig into online job postings tonight at 10

Looking for work during the pandemic? We have a new warning about some online job postings. Watch this story tonight at 10 on WMC Action News 5.

  The Investigators: After he was murdered, his wife got his killer’s properties and thousands of dollars in back taxes

The widow of a Shelby County code enforcement officer murdered on the job is now on the hook for money owed by the man who killed her husband.

  Tonight at 10: Nearly 20 years after her husband’s murder, widow gets stuck with his killer’s tax bill

For the past five years, Francis Wright has been trying to settle a debt her husband’s killer had with the Shelby County Trustee’s Office -- thousands of dollars in back taxes owed on properties awarded to her in a civil judgment.

  Penalties at Play: Millions of dollars flow to nursing homes from fines they have paid for poor care

Every year millions of dollars flow to nursing homes from a fund that is padded with fines collected from long-term care facilities that inspections show have put the health and safety of residents in jeopardy.

  5 Star Stories: Highlighting the best of the Mid-South (part 2)

Each week, WMC highlights the people, places and things that make us proud to call the Mid-South home. In case you’ve missed our 5 Star Stories, here are some of our favorites.

  The Investigators: Quitman County will finally get its first grocery store in 3 years

For years now, the people of Quitman County, Mississippi have been without easy access to fresh food.

  The Investigators: Hundreds of Mid-Southerners have reported scams this year. This tool may help you avoid becoming a victim

“Scammers play on that desperation,” said Daniel Irwin, who does research and investigations for the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South. “They play on the need for money, they play on the need for assistance.”

  5 Star Stories: Highlighting the best of the Mid-South (part 1)

In case you’ve missed our 5 Star Stories, here are some of our favorites.

  The Investigators: Voting equipment became more expensive after elections administrator’s modifications

Shelby County voters will choose their preferred candidates next month using machines that have been in operation for over a decade.

  5 Star Stories: Pink Palace Museum is a mansion full of memories

This 6,500 square-foot mansion along Memphis' Central Avenue, with that signature pink Georgia marble façade, is a sentimental sight for so many Mid-Southerners.

  5 Star Stories: Memphians and tourists alike can’t stay away from BBQ at The Rendezvous

While ribs have been a staple at backyard barbecues for years, this 5 Star Story focuses on the restaurant credited with setting the standard for “Memphis-style” ribs more than 70 years ago.

  5 Star Stories: Shelby Farms Greenline viewed as the great equalizer

The Shelby Farms Greenline stretches from the heart of Binghampton to the heart of Cordova, connecting people from all walks of life with our community’s open spaces.

  The Investigators: How virtual schooling could impact parents’ mental health

More parents reaching out for support as they deal with stress from the pandemic and the de facto home-schooling that comes with virtual classes.

  5 Star Stories: Honoring our Delta Heritage and Tina Turner

he West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is our latest 5 Star Story. It’s hidden behind service stations and fast food restaurants just off I-40 near Brownsville on Sunny Hill Cove in what was once a Western Sizzlin', and it’s truly a hidden gem.

  The Investigators: The field trip has gone virtual. Will the places that rely on the revenue survive?

In this time of social distancing and virtual learning, the field trip now looks different. The hands-on experience a field trip usually offers has been brought to an online platform.

  5 Star Stories: Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park offers a dose of the great outdoors

If the pandemic has you feeling cooped up in your home lately, Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park could be the remedy to your cabin fever.

  The Investigators: Private school applications spike as public schools go virtual

Public schools have reduced the number of days children are in an actual classroom or canceled in-person classes completely. Meanwhile, many area private schools plan to bring students on campus five days a week, and many of those schools have seen a higher number of applications this semester.

  5 Star Stories: Brussel’s Bonsai Nursery, the largest of its kind in the US

Brussell’s Bonsai Nursery, the largest bonsai nursery in the United States, is certainly worthy of a 5 Star Story.

  The Investigators: Breaking down the cost of bridging Shelby County’s digital divide

The WMC Investigators looked into the cost associated with these devices. Providing 95,000 digital devices and accessories to Shelby County students doesn’t come cheap.

  5 Star Story: The Grove at GPAC -- a peaceful place of nature and arts

As we continue celebrating the things we love about the Mid-South, the Germantown Performing Arts Center takes center stage as a 5 Star Story with a new outdoor space where you can tap into nature and the arts.

  The Investigators: As some schools offer in-person lessons, Mid-South doctors discuss short-term, long-term effects of COVID-19 on children

Some Mid-South parents are still trying to decide if they should send their children back to school next month or instead, opt for in-home, virtual learning.

  The Investigators: Dozens of female inmates have been granted parole but remain behind bars

Their releases are delayed because access to classes the inmates must take before gaining freedom has been postponed due to the pandemic.

  5 Star Stories: 3 generations of love lead to hall of fame induction for the Cozy Corner Restaurant

It’s a delicious tale of a family who’s truly cornered the market on barbecue

  5 Star Stories: A. Schwab’s resilience prevails through pandemic

"You've heard of a mass, merchandiser. I call us a 'mess' merchandiser. Haha! We'll mess with that, if we can sell it."

  5 Star Stories: Shelby Farms Park, a 4,500-acre Mid-South crown jewel

Shelby Farms Park is one of the 20 largest urban parks in the U.S. and if you haven’t at least tried to explore any of its 4,500 acres – you’re missing out! And making it worthy of our 5 Star Story treatment.

  The Investigators: Memphis police director makes first change to policy since George Floyd’s death, protests

Changes have been made to the Memphis police policy in response to George Floyd’s death and the protests that followed.

  5 Star Stories: Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman takes us to Ground Zero Blues Club

When Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Morgan Freeman wants to slip away from it all, there is one place that has captured his heart: Clarksdale, Mississippi.

  5 Star Stories: Memphis distillery stands the test of time

If the neon rooster along the Memphis city skyline didn’t wake up your sense of intrigue, then maybe Old Dominick Distillery’s response to COVID-19 did.

  5 Star Stories: Huey’s celebrates 50 years of family, thrill picks and tradition

Huey’s celebrated 50 years in early April but, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the eatery had to cancel a planned anniversary party.

  5 Star Stories: Elmwood Cemetery goes high tech to preserve Memphis history

Beyond Shelby County's longest span bridge, beneath the stone angels, obelisks, and shade trees lie madams, martyrs, murderers, and millionaires. Established in 1852, Elmwood is the oldest active cemetery in Shelby County.

  5 Star Stories: Secrets, skylights and celebrities of the Peabody Hotel

Everyone knows about the ducks at the Peabody Hotel, but there's a lot more to the "South's Grand Hotel."

  The Investigators: MLGW customers pay for millions of dollars in damages to utility lines

Over the past five years, Memphis Light, Gas and Water customers have paid millions to repair underground pipes.

  5 Star Stories: The Peabody Hotel -- Tuesday at 10

For more than 150 years, it’s been recognized as the South’s Grand Hotel.

  Consumer Reports: 2 words to watch out for in your next contract

Arbitration clauses are typically buried in the fine print of product manuals and websites. Most people don’t even realize they’re agreeing to them.

  Big Break: Gina Sweat reveals her big break on the way to becoming MFD’s 1st female director

She's in charge of the Memphis Fire Department, making history as the first female fire director. We talk to Gina Sweat about the defining moment of her career.

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

Drivers with less education or jobs that typically pay less may face higher car insurance rates, according to an industry insider.

  MLGW line breaks costing the city millions: Monday at 10

Monday at 10, The Investigators find out who’s supposed to be paying for those repairs, why they may not be and why a city leader says he’s frustrated with what we uncovered.

  The Investigators: Collierville ransomware attack cost over $100,000; town now considering legal action

The simple task of opening an email could end with hackers holding your digital life hostage. That is what happened to the Town of Collierville last summer.