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.

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

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

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

  Behind-the-scenes at Graceland: Tuesday at 10

  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

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  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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

  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.