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  Donations help Horn Lake Animal Shelter make thousands of dollars worth of improvements

Donations from the community and local businesses helped give the Horn Lake Animal Shelter an updated laundry room and bathroom, shelving and a shaded-fenced outdoor area for the animals.

Endangered/Missing Child Alert issued for three Jackson teens canceled

  Endangered missing 5-year-old in Miss. found

  FedEx testing robot delivery this month

Advocates: Mississippi plant fires workers left after raid

  Pet of the Week: Dino the cow dog

6 people arrested near I-40 and Canada Road after multi-county THP chase

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Porter-Leath partners with UofM on early child care facility

  Batesville Fire and EMS will receive body armor vests

  Tennessee inmate executed in electric chair for killings

Study: Mississippi ranked worst state to have a baby

  Arkansas police officer fired for pointing gun at driver during traffic stop

Police: Woman raped and beaten by man she met online

  Jail administrator’s wife pleads not guilty to holding teens at gunpoint during door-to-door fundraiser

Jerri Kelly sat for a mugshot Thursday after pleading not guilty to charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and child endangerment.

SCS accepting applications for free student MATA passes

The district says students told school leaders at a community forum last year that access to public transit would help address poverty, absenteeism and academic performance.

Miss. man files lawsuit against Roundup, claims it gave him lymphatic cancer

The popular weed-killer, Roundup, is the number one selling herbicide in the world.

Lafayette County woman arrested in New Orleans for kidnapping

Nikki Thweatt is facing new charges for kidnapping and touching a child for lustful purposes.

Driver’s license stations in Miss. reopened after reported system outage

Lawsuit challenges Mississippi licensing requirements for eyebrow threaders

  Jail administrator’s wife accused of pulling gun on students going door-to-door for school fundraiser

  Overton Park receives $25K donation to address drainage issues at dog park

Mississippi could drop high school history exam

  Memphis teen saves man while at summer camp program in Israel

Fetal heartbeat hearings begin; current legislation may be too strict, senators say

Tennessee is one of several states with pending bills to ban abortions once a heartbeat is detected about six weeks into the first trimester.

Collierville phasing out glass recycling

The Town of Collierville says they will no longer accept glass as part of their recycling program.

  UofM introduces new athletic director Laird Veatch

Veatch replaces Tom Bowen who stepped down in May.

  Robert Foster endorses Bill Waller for Mississippi governor

Bill Waller will face Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves in an Aug. 27 runoff for the Republican nomination for Mississippi governor.

Opponents warn a Tennessee abortion ban will cost taxpayers

Abortion rights supporters are warning Tennessee lawmakers that the state is likely to lose a legal battle if the GOP-controlled Legislature chooses to pass one of the strictest abortion bans in the nation

  Bidding underway for Elvis Week’s Auction at Graceland

Elvis fans, now is your chance to own a piece of music history.

Woman accused of holding 4 students at gunpoint

A Wynne woman faces aggravated assault charges after police say she held four students raising money for a school program at gunpoint.

  Shelby County deputies searching for Cordova mother missing for months

Taquila Hayes, 41, hasn't been seen since June. Shelby County deputies are asking for help finding the Cordova mother.

Two new cases of West Nile Virus reported, brings state total to five

In 2018, Mississippi had 50 WNV cases and no deaths. The first case was reported in mid-July.

  From Memphis to Southaven, Medline makes $1.4M move

Medline says they are growing in the region and invested in a space in Southaven that would provide them 1.2 million square feet.

Some undocumented immigrants involved in Mississippi ICE raids allegedly stole American citizens’ identities

Some undocumented immigrants have been allegedly using American citizens' identities to get jobs.

  Excessive heat in the Mid-South prompts cancellation of sports practices

The TSSAA policy for all sports and schools states that all practices will stop outdoor activity when the heat index reaches above 104 degrees.

  Ray calls literacy biggest challenge as SCS students head back to school

Summer break is over. Students at Shelby County Schools rolled out of bed and headed back to class Monday.

  SCS welcomes students back with pep rallies, helps parents with late enrollment

More than 100,000 students went back to class Monday with Shelby County Schools. Before class started students had some fun with staff.

Tenn. and Miss. to receive millions in 911 grants

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the transportation department are giving Tennessee and Mississippi 911 call centers a financial boost.

  Suspect in Southaven Walmart shooting still hospitalized

Martez Abram, 39, remains in the hospital after being shot by a police officer during the July 30 incident.

Memphis opens cooling center at Lewis Senior Center

Lewis Senior Center, 1188 North Parkway, is now serving as a cooling center until further notice. T

Man killed in shooting at Mississippi church

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation.

'Here are the facts’: ICE spokesman releases statement ahead of planned protests after raids in Mississippi

In the statement, Cox wrote that people planning to protest are doing so “based upon incomplete information and/or rumors.”

  $57K reward offered for help capturing escaped Tennessee inmate; new warrants are for murder, sexual battery

A $52,500 reward is being offered for the capture of Curtis Watson who escaped from a west Tennessee prison Wednesday and is a suspect in a prison administrator’s death.

  EXCLUSIVE: Behind the scenes of ‘Christmas at Graceland 2’

The stars of "Christmas and Graceland 2" take WMC behind-the-scenes of one of the Hallmark Channel's most popular franchises.

Suspect identified in Moss Point deadly officer-involved shooting

An armed suspect was killed Thursday evening in Moss Point during an officer-involved shooting, say authorities.

Man shot and killed in Nutbush

Officers responded to the scene near Duke and Grey before noon where they found a man shot and killed.

Police identify woman found dead inside bag in Cordova

Police responded to Dick’s Sporting Goods on North Germantown Parkway Tuesday where the body of 22-year-old Amanda Smith was found inside a black bag.

  Oxford pizza shop offers free pizza for immigrants, refugees

An Oxford pizza shop is offering free pizza for immigrants and refugees.

Police say 3-year-old shot in the head near St. Joe, Ark.

A 3-year-old boy is in the Children's Hospital in Little Rock after he was shot in the head near St. Joe, Ark.

  Hundreds released from ICE custody after raids in Miss.

More than 600 people were taken into custody in ICE raids across Mississippi Wednesday. A day later, officials say hundreds were released.

  Nearly 300 detained in ICE raids released, officials confirm

300 of 680 detained in ICE raids on Tuesday have been released, agents said.

  2 new developments could be coming to Frayser

Girls, inc of Memphis and Porter- Leath want to expand their services in the community.

680 people detained in largest single-state worksite enforcement operation in nation’s history

These locations include Peco facilities in Canton, Bay Springs and Sebastopol.

SUV crashes into Mississippi voting precinct

Authorities responded to a Lamar County voting precinct after an SUV crashed into the building Tuesday evening.

  2 more counties now included in Tennessee disaster declaration

Desoto and Marshall counties have been included in the disaster declaration, along with nine Tennessee counties.

  Mid-South Fair announces 2019 music lineup

Landers Center Executive Director, Todd Mastry says he is looking forward to fair goers enjoying the musicians, traditional fair food favorites and 12 new rides coming this year.

  Memphis woman accused of $60K TennCare fraud

TBI says Cynthia Abernathy falsified TennCare documents for $60,000 worth of services she never received.

  Dozens of Memphis churches participate in day of service

The Memphis District Association of Churches delivered box lunches to firefighters and police officers and ministered to 200 homeless people with meals, water and Gatorade.

Man charged in Miss. cross burning pleads guilty to federal hate crime

A second suspect pleaded guilty Monday to burning a cross in a predominantly African American area of Seminary on Oct. 24, 2017.

2 fired after Arkansas escape of white supremacist, 1 other

An Arkansas jail supervisor and a deputy jailer have each been fired following the escape of a white supremacist gang leader and another man

Family Dollar shoplifting suspect caught on camera

Police say the woman was caught on surveillance camera, and the manager said she took various items without paying before driving off in a silver SUV.

2 arrested after drug bust at home day care

Two people are facing charges after deputies say they found drugs and a gun inside a home day care.

  Southaven first responders hoping for additional bullet-resistant gear

Three years ago, the Southaven Fire Department invested in bullet-resistant equipment.

  Tennessee lawmakers react to mass shootings in Texas and Ohio

The country is dealing with tremendous loss after two mass shootings over the weekend. We asked the lawmakers representing the Mid-South what can be done to prevent this horrific violence in the future.

  Surveillance video shows deadly shooting involving Shelby County deputy and sexual assault suspect

A suspect in a deputy-involved shooting has died according to a Tennessee Bureau investigation.

  Suspect killed by deputy was registered sex offender with long criminal history

According to the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry, James Kirkwood is a registered sex offender. Kirkwood was the suspect in an alleged sexual assault Monday morning outside the Shelby County Jail.

  Tennessee Rep. Steve Cohen calls for seat belts on school buses

With a new school year on the horizon, a Tennessee Democratic congressman wants to make the school buses that thousands of Mid-South children ride on safer.

  Healthy sleep habits are the key to a successful school year, says pediatrician

Hugs and high fives can get any kid’s day going on the right foot, but doctors say sleep is the key to a successful school year.

Woman killed after saying she would keep baby

A judge ruled Friday there was enough evidence to keep murder and kidnapping charges against Terence Sample and hold him in jail while awaiting a trial even though Sample's lawyer said the state crime lab hasn't determined the cause of death for McKayla Winston.

Gov. Bryant orders all flags to be flown at half staff after recent mass shootings

He issued a state executive order Sunday afternoon.

FedEx truck catches fire, shuts down I-40

According to WSMV, the truck caught fire before 5 a.m. near Bell Hollow.

Electric scooters heading to A-State campus this fall

According to a media release, the university is the first university in the state to have a dockless bicycle share program and will host a test of electric scooters from its campus mobility partner, VeoRide.

  Tennessee and Arkansas drug overdose deaths expected to rise this year

Tennessee’s Department of Heath reports an 800-percent increase in the number of overdose deaths in the state involving fentanyl between 2013 to 2017.

  Walmart employee injured during shooting: ‘I’ve never witnessed anything like this’

Walmart employee injured helping customers out of store during shooting recounts the moments of that horrific day.

Affidavit: Intruder caught in home, drinking wine and wearing victim’s clothes

Memphis police say a woman caught a stranger inside her home Tuesday, drinking her wine, eating her food and wearing her clothes.

Prosecutor: Man convicted of attempted murder flees courthouse while jurors deliberate sentence

Prosecutors say Madriekus Blakes fired four shots at a man and his father in September 2018 as the victims sat in a parked truck outside a West Memphis store.

3 arrested after man hit by stray bullet in Helena-West Helena

Police in Arkansas say a man was shot by accident Wednesday by a stray bullet as he left a store in Helena-West Helena.

WMC and the Commercial Appeal holding Memphis mayoral debate in September

WMC Action News 5 and the Commercial Appeal are holding a debate for Memphis mayoral candidates Sept 19 at the University of Memphis.

Marshals capture white supremacist gang leader who escaped from Arkansas jail

Marshals found Wesley Gullet walking along the highway in Dover, Arkansas. Christopher Sanderson is still on the run.

Mississippi Blood Services inventory at crisis level

They desperately need the public to donate and fill their shelves so they can continue helping those in need.

  Police report details incident involving Walmart shooting suspect who allegedly showed knife to coworker

According to the report, Abram and the victim argued over who moved inventory they were putting on display.