Special Reports

  Woman recognized for work during the Germantown Flood

Kristina Garner started the Facebook group “Germantown Helps”, rallying the community together.

  Lorenzen Wright’s murder suspect Billy Ray Turner appears in court

  First residents move into new Foote Park at South City

  Tennessee Equality Project wants better explanation from Tami Sawyer after discovery of homophobic tweets

  Local UAW VP: National strike against GM fires up after contracts fall short

  Sawyer speaks at MICAH event, held to help inform Memphis voters

  Trio suspected in multiple purse snatchings makes court appearance

Continued Coverage

  Federal judge weighs in on voter registration practices

  New Shelby County voting center to be named after James Meredith

  Nurse practitioner files lawsuit against hospital after attack, attacker now suspected of recent murder

  FedEx sends disaster supplies to storm ravaged Bahamas

  Police bait man suspected of multiple car burglaries with electronically equipped vehicle

  Comcast donates hundreds of laptops to Cumming Elementary School

  Woman arrested after body of veteran found inside plastic tote in closet

He says the man found dead in a home near the medical district never gave anyone a problem.

  Walmart announces new gun policy in wake of mass shootings at their stores

In the wake of this Southaven shooting and another at an El Paso, Texas Walmart that took 22 lives, the Arkansas-based retailer announced Tuesday that after inventory is sold-out, they will discontinue handgun and short barrel rifle ammunition sales.

  Collierville woman convicted in deadly 2015 crash gets new sentencing hearing

In 2018, a judge sentenced her to 30 days behind bars and denied her request for diversion. Her attorneys appealed the decision and won.

  Church of the River hopes to bring new playground to Big River Crossing

With that in mind, church members are starting an online fundraising campaign with a goal of $10,000 to upgrade the playground.

  New performing arts center opens in Millington

  Summer Ave. neighborhood names 3-mile stretch ‘Nations Highway’

  Tennessee Task Force One set to assist in Dorian relief efforts in FL

  Canceled debate, racist caricatures highlight increasingly vitriolic mayoral race

  Suspects charged in shooting of a 7-year-old set to appear in court

  Double homicide suspect dead after hours-long standoff in Helena-West Helena

  Shelby County Commission set to spend thousands on monthly podcast production

Monday the commission decided the business of the meetings can come to you by a monthly podcast.

  Unanswered complaints prompt BBB to issue rare warning to Mid-South apartment complexes

The BBB issued warnings about the Legacy at Westwind Apartments in Horn Lake, Mississippi and the Eden at Watersedge Apartments and Townhomes in Memphis.

  Tennessee correctional officer salaries still lag behind despite recent pay raise

Tennessee Department of Correction Commissioner Tony Parker told lawmakers in January that 61 percent of prison guards quit within their first year, often to take a better-paying job somewhere else.

  Low pay contributes to staffing problems at Mississippi prisons

In an interview with the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, Pro-Publica and Investigate TV, Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Pelicia Hall spoke about conditions in state-run prisons. Hall said low pay is contributing to staffing shortages in those facilities.

  Family Dollar stores with extensive history of complaints under fire

A national retail chain with a large footprint in Memphis is under fire from community activists, customers, and the courts.

  ‘Brian Banks’ debuts with Bluff City ties

The movie was filmed right here in the Bluff City during 2017 by Director Tom Shadyac where he turned Booker T Washington High School into Long Beach, California’s Poly High.

  Erase the Hate: Mississippi tattoo parlor offering free cover-ups for former white supremacists

At Sickside Tattoo Studio, what was meant to be permanent is now being covered up.

  Memphis nursing home tied to national investigation into patient neglect and mismanagement

The Ashton Place nursing facility on Walnut Grove is closed now, but at least one Memphis attorney who has handled cases involving this nursing home says the facility was a house of horrors for years.

  Memphis woman says she was duped by a fake customer service number for Cash App

A Memphis woman is warning users of the popular mobile payment service Cash App about crooks looking to prey on those who need help with their accounts.

  Orange Mound celebrates major milestone as Memphis turns 200

Orange Mound has birthed Olympic medalists, politicians, basketball greats and business women. Now WMC anchor Kym Clark is looking ahead to the community’s future by sharing stories from its past.

  New report shows more senior citizens in the Mid-south living below the poverty line

Richard Kuecker works two to three days a week at the Mid-South Food Bank. He retired a decade ago from work as a custodian, but he’s back in the labor force at 72 years old.

  Young at heart: Why more young adults are having heart attacks in the Mid-South

A new study shows more young people are having heart attacks under 40, sometimes without warning.

  Mid-South man shares nightmare experience of having weight loss surgery in Mexico

Raul Valenzuela says his botched surgery in Mexico nearly killed him.

  Memphis 200: The history of Beale Street

Memphis, Tennessee: The home of the blues and the birthplace for rock 'n' roll thanks to Beale Street.

  Germantown track star sets sights on 2020 Olympics

This quiet-natured track standout isn’t just an exceptional sprinter. She’s also going the distance off the track.

  David’s heart: 14-year-old shooting victim leaves behind lasting legacy

David Vongphachanh was just 14 years old when he lost his life to gun violence, but his legacy lives on for his family and strangers across the country.

  Uncertain incentives could keep ‘Bluff City Law’ from filming in Tennessee

Like all good courtroom dramas, we’re on the edge of our seats waiting to see what happens next because state money that will keep cameras rolling in Memphis isn’t a guarantee.

  Federal court could take over Mississippi’s foster care system

Could a federal court take over Mississippi's foster care system?That's what a child advocate is pushing for, arguing the state is violating a federal court agreement by not providing proper care to thousands of children in its custody.

  Mississippi sees major spike in reports of possible child abuse in recent years

WMC dug into several years of data that Mississippi provided to the federal government for the annual Child Maltreatment Report and found the number of children who’ve experienced abuse in Mississippi grew 41 percent in just four years.

  DNA Detectives: Scientists combining forensics with genealogy break ‘unsolvable’ cases

Scientists are using forensic genetics to help solve decades-old cold cases.

  Memphis 200: The history of Tom Lee Park and the river rescue that created a hero

Tom Lee Park is ground zero for Beale Street Music Festival. Thousands visit the park each year, but what do you know about the park’s namesake?

  First female, African-American Bishop to lead West TN Episcopal Diocese

The stained-glass ceiling has shattered, as Reverend Phoebe Roaf is poised to step into the shoes of retiring Bishop Don Johnson.

  Using rideshare as an ambulance? It may be cheaper, but is it safe?

An ambulance ride can cost you a pretty penny, so people are turning to ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft to get a trip to the hospital and cut their costs. Emergency personnel said it's not worth putting your life at risk to save a buck.

  Memphis girl faces rare disorder with humor as St. Jude steps in with a cure

Imagine growing up allergic to the sun, trapped inside while all your friends play outside. That was one Memphis child’s reality until she got treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  Children abused, families move

A federal agency has ignored a 2006 federal law requiring the creation of a national child abuse registry, leaving an untold number of children in harm’s way when their families move to new states.

  Failed and Forgotten

The deaths of hundreds of children because of abuse or neglect goes unnoticed every year by agencies that protect kids. Congress and a 45-year-old law are largely to blame.

  A trifecta of failures puts kids at risk

When children die because of abuse or neglect, child protection agencies are often blamed – they are underfunded and overworked. But there are many other culprits who failed children.

  Digital rollbacks: Millions of cars have false mileage on odometers

Carfax experts say there are potentially more than one million cars on the roads with false odometer readings - meaning their mileage has been rolled back to make the vehicles look like they have less wear and tear.

  Medical tourism a cheaper alternative to surgery in the states but risks accompany the rewards

More Mid-Southerners are going under the knife outside the U.S. at a fraction of the price. But are the savings worth the risk?

  Black History Month: The historic Four Way Grill

If you've lived in Memphis for any length of time, you most likely know about it or have eaten there at least once.We’re talking about one of this country’s oldest soul food restaurants, the Four Way on Mississippi Boulevard.

  Black History Month: Salute to Larry Dodson of the Bar-Kays

Some folks just aren't made for retirement and you can add 68-year-old Larry Dodson to that list!

  Measure of hate: Statistics on Mid-South hate crimes likely inaccurate

Each year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation release hate crime statistics to give the public crucial information about the safety of communities. But how reliable is the information in those reports?

  Multiple sex offenders found on Facebook despite ban

Under Facebook's policies, convicted sex offenders are not allowed on the site; however, InvestigateTV identified multiple offenders who appeared to have recently active profiles.

  Black History Month: Salute to WDIA’s Bev Johnson

She’s considered the queen of Memphis radio and soon she’ll be immortalized as the first African American woman in the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame.