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

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

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

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

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

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

Continued Coverage

  5 Star Stories: Honoring our Delta Heritage and Tina Turner

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

It is a destination for celebrities and international tourists looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  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

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

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

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

  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

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.

  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

Sherlen Hernandez became the 100th Gift of Life Mid-South child to undergo life-saving surgery at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

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

His real name is Artemis Williams, one of the most connected movers and shakers in Memphis who has parlayed his experience with Def Jam Records into not only bringing A-list entertainment to the Bluff City but also creating A-list community events for kids, schools, you name it.

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

From using a specialized retirement plan to considering using a "robo advisor," experts explain how you can grow your retirement savings.

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

More than 7,000 people live in Quitman County, Mississippi, but they must travel nearly 60 miles round trip to go grocery shopping.

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

Music producer Peppa “Mouth of the South” Williams has helped shape the careers of some of music’s hottest artists.

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

The family affair called Dinstuhl's Fine Candy Company started in a tiny 400 square foot shop on Main Street in downtown Memphis 118 years ago.

  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.