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

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

  5 Star Stories: Memphis distillery stands the test of time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  MLGW line breaks costing the city millions: Monday at 10

  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.

  5 Star Stories: Graceland takes us behind-the-curtain for a look at unseen artifacts from the King’s collection

For the first time, Graceland allowed our cameras behind-the-curtain to show you a rare side of Graceland that only family, staff and VIPs have seen ... until now.

  The Investigators: This Mississippi county feeds people across the world but its residents can’t buy fresh produce

Quitman County became a food desert overnight when its only full-service grocery store closed in 2017.

  Behind-the-scenes at Graceland: Tuesday at 10

It’s a rare side of Graceland very few have ever seen...until now!

  A Valentine 100 hearts strong: Gift of Life Mid-South celebrates 100th child milestone

  Big Break: Memphis’ ‘Peppa Mouth of the South’ using his success to give back to the city he calls home

  Watching Your Wallet: How to become a 401(k) millionaire

  Fighting for food in the Mid-South: Monday at 10

  Big Break: Peppa ‘Mouth of the South’ Williams - Thursday at 10

  5 Star Stories: 5 generations of fine candy and family traditions make Dinstuhl’s a Mid-South treat

  Dozens of doctors with criminal histories licensed to practice in Tennessee

Criminal convictions often keep people from landing jobs they may otherwise be qualified for, but that’s not always the case when it comes to the people we entrust to care for us.

  Medical boards not doing enough to protect patients from doctors with history of misconduct, expert says

Are state medical boards doing enough to protect patients from doctors with sexual misconduct history? An expert told WMC Action News 5 there are several reasons why that has been called into question in recent years.

  Consumer Reports investigates the crash test bias and why female drivers are at risk

You might think that crash test dummies represent a wide range of drivers. But despite their blank faces and androgynous features, most dummies used in auto crash tests represent a very specific type of driver—an average adult male—which researchers say poses a safety risk for women.

  Does your doctor have a criminal history? Watch Monday at 10 on WMC

A WMC Action News 5 investigation reveals some Mid-South medical professionals are still practicing with a checkered past.

  Big Break: How one meal put chef Kelly English on the map

Creating a successful restaurant is no easy task, so how did chef Kelly English succeed when so many others have failed?

  Star chef tells the secret of his big break: Thursday at 10

Thursday at 10, hear what chef Kelly English says led to his big break in the culinary world.

  WMC exposes the top property tax offenders in Shelby County: Watch Monday at 10

Some Shelby County property owners are skipping out on their tax bills, and it's costing the county millions of dollars.

  5 Star Stories: Brothers take over beer industry in the Bluff City

“Ultimately we’re both responding to the higher authority of brotherhood rather than the business," said Wiseacre Brewery co-founder Davin Bartosch.

  Two brothers are tapping into the Memphis craft beer boom: Watch Tuesday at 10

Tuesday at 10 p.m. 5 Star Stories is celebrating Wiseacre Brewing Company.

  The Investigators: One family owes Shelby County over $1 million in property taxes for Collierville toxic site

They haven’t paid Shelby County property taxes since 2007 and owe the county more than $1.32 million.

  America’s goalkeeper: How 901 FC sporting director Tim Howard got his big break

Soccer legend Tim Howard made a name for himself on the international sports stage, and now he’s scoring big for the Bluff City. But he had to get his start somewhere. He explains when he got his big break in this WMC Action News 5 exclusive.

  Iconic USA goalkeeper Tim Howard talks about his new role with 901 FC

Howard spoke about his role as sporting director, what he thinks about the inaugural 901 FC season and why he wants this job for years to come.

  Stuck in the system: Why a blighted home can remain standing when it is both a public nuisance and tax delinquent

When 92-year-old Ozzie Elliott sits on the front porch of her South Memphis home, she faces the home across the street that has been boarded up, vacant and neglected for the better part of 10 years.

  ‘Bluff City Law’ star Jimmy Smits talks about the Mid-Southerners who helped breathe life into his character

Jimmy Smits, star of NBC's "Bluff City Law," says there were two Memphians who helped breathe life into his character, Elijah Strait.

  WMC exclusive: Richard Smith shares how to keep Memphis business moving forward

The Chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce sat down with WMC Action News 5 to share some of the positive signs for our local economy.

  Plastic in food and drinks: Here’s why and how to avoid it

It sounds shocking and gross, but listen to this: Many of us are eating, drinking and breathing tiny little pieces of plastic on a regular basis.

  The answer to blight: Monday at 10

On Monday, the Investigators find out why cleaning up homes like this can be a complicated process.

  WMC exclusive: Richard Smith talks FedEx’s future, from drones and robots to a billion dollar super hub

There’s a new leader at FedEx Express, Tennessee’s No. 1 private employer with 30,000 Memphis-based team members.

  The future of FedEx: Wednesday at 10

A new leader at FedEx Express is navigating the shipping giant into the future.

  Data obtained by WMC Investigators shows number of disturbances has increased at Wilder Youth Development Center

After a massive riot at Wilder Youth Development Center in September, the WMC Action News 5 Investigators requested information about how often disturbances occur inside the facility.

  The overdose next door: How Shelby County is fighting the opioid crisis

Mid-South first responders, law enforcement officers and health officials have answered calls to more than 2,600 suspected drug overdoses in Shelby County since the beginning of the year. Now a new approach to ending overdoses targets areas where they happen the most.

  Consumer Reports explains how to protect your privacy when using smartphone health apps

How do you know whether your privacy is protected? Consumer Reports explains what to look for to safeguard your personal information.

  The overdose next door: Monday at 10

Shelby County has a new high tech tool that could prevent overdoses.

  Queen of the jungle: Memphis Zoo’s top vet takes us inside her animal kingdom

Caring for the more than 4,500 animals there is a 24-hour job. WMC Action News 5 received unprecedented access to go behind the scenes with the zoo’s top veterinarian.

  Shelby County Schools changing approach to discipline to keep more kids in class

Eleven months after the Tennessee State Department of Education cited Shelby County Schools for disproportionately disciplining students with disabilities, WMC is taking a closer look at the district's progress in addressing the problem and the new approach they're taking to keep students in school.

  Differences in discipline: Wednesday at 10

Differences in discipline: Wednesday at 10

  The Investigators: Blighted properties become havens for crime

A WMC Action News 5 investigation into thousands of blighted properties reveals the impact those eyesores can have on community safety.

  Game Changer: Grizzlies blazing a new trail this season with team’s 1st female assistant coach

Niele Ivey is living her dream and inspiring other women to do the same.

  Are grocery delivery services right for you?

Consumer Reports browsed hundreds of virtual aisles to find out.

  Crime at blighted homes: Monday at 10

Blighted homes can become crime magnets.

  Safeguard your prescription information with these tips from Consumer Reports

Pharmacies and doctors are legally bound to safeguard your prescription records. But some of that information can still be shared and used in ways you might not expect.

  Violence in transit: Are bus shields the answer to protecting MATA bus drivers?

“Times being the way they are, we felt the need to address the issue,” said Micheal Wilson, business agent with Transit Union Local 713, the group that represents bus drivers.

  Game changer: Thursday at 10 on WMC

Niele Ivey has an impressive resume. But one of her biggest accomplishments is becoming the Memphis Grizzlies’ first ever African American female coach!

  The Investigators: Thousands of blighted homes impacting Memphis neighborhoods

Why does it take so long to get anything done about blighted properties in Memphis? The WMC Action News 5 Investigators worked to get answers to that question and discovered that, while the problem may be obvious, the solutions are not.

Missed Opportunity: Federal initiative meant to help poor neighborhoods benefits the rich

Neighborhoods with an average income of about six-figures are labeled “distressed” by the federal government.

  Superhero Toy Drive honors memory of young cancer patient by providing toys to St. Jude families

It’s easy to be a superhero to hundreds of children in the Mid-south. All you have to do is donate to the Superhero Toy Drive.

  Hidden damage: Thursday at 10 on WMC

Find out how you can spot the signs of a dangerous vehicle Thursday at 10 p.m. on WMC Action News 5

  Fighting the blight in Shelby County: Monday at 10 on WMC

Thousands of blighted properties in neighborhoods across Shelby County have caused problems for more than a decade.

  Honoring the ‘Green Book’: A life-saving travel guide for African Americans during segregation

Have you ever wondered why many older African Americans like to leave early in the morning when they head out for a road trip? It’s likely something they learned to do as a matter of safety years ago when may of them used a Green Book to help navigate.

  Phil Trenary’s son reflects on his father’s life and legacy one year after his murder in downtown Memphis

For his son, Pearce Trenary, Sept. 27 is the day the phone stopped ringing.

  Memphis leaders hopeful exposure from NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ will boost city’s already booming tourism industry

In a city that already sees millions of tourists annually, the hope is the show will bring even more.

  NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’ premiere includes many of Memphis’ iconic spots

Patrice Bates Thompson couldn’t contain her excitement Monday night seeing her beloved Four Way Grill in Soulsville front and center on NBC’s “Bluff City Law.”

  Memphis father-daughter legal duo working behind the scenes as technical advisers for NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’

For the past few months, Lauran Stimac and Richard Glassman screened episode scripts and worked on set alongside Caitlin McGee and Jimmy Smits for all the legal scenes to make the show as life-like as possible.

  Exclusive look at ‘Bluff City Law’

Memphis makes television history Monday night.

  Meet the leading lady of NBC’s ‘Bluff City Law’

The actress is making the most of her time in the Bluff City while filming "Bluff City Law."

  Meet the cast of ‘Bluff City Law’

NBC’s “Bluff City Law” premieres Sept. 23 on WMC Action News 5

  Money behind the magic: How Memphis became the backdrop for ‘Bluff City Law’

The Bluff City had to flex its own grit and grind to make sure the series filmed here. And if it’s picked up for a second season, you can expect another round of fighting to fund it.

  ‘Bluff City Law’ stars hold special sneak peek before Sept. 23 premiere

It was the first local screening of the show for an invite-only audience.

  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.

  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.