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  Tennessee senator looking to make legislative changes in wake of Breonna Taylor decision

  SCS student says she’s struggling with virtual learning

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

  Mid-South Pride Fest goes virtual due to coronavirus concerns

  UTHSC physicians leading potential ‘game changer’ clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment in Memphis

SCSO reports 33 active COVID-19 cases among employees, detainees

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  UofM athletics dept. announces layoffs and furloughs in response to pandemic’s financial impact

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reports 68-year-old woman found safe

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 96,032 cases, 2,894 deaths reported by health dept.

  Military equipment flows to Mid-South law enforcement agencies

  Tennessee children use art to express themselves during uncertain times

Black business leaders announce plan to redevelop South Memphis

  UTHSC, Regional One Health collaborate for COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial

University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Regional One Health are partnering on a COVID-19 vaccine clinical trial program.

  Family files lawsuit against Circle K employee who shot, killed their relative in May

Legal action is being taken by the family of a man who was shot and killed by a Circle K employee.

  Police investigating after protesters say man pulled gun on them

Memphis police are looking for more people to come forward and give their account of what happened at the end of a protest Wednesday night. Protestors say a man pointed a gun at them.

  DA’s office: No charges for man who shot attempted carjacking suspects at Kroger gas station

A spokesperson for District Attorney Amy Weirich says investigators determined the shooting was justified.

Clerk’s Office, TDH issue warnings about ‘spoof calls’

Lawyer for former Oxford Police Officer charged with murder wants psychiatric exam for his client

  Advance Memphis fundraiser helps Memphians get job training

  City of West Memphis, WMFD celebrate grand opening of new fire station

MPD Director Mike Rallings asks for participation in national survey on police interactions

Ole Miss suspends baseball activities after positive COVID tests

  Protesters block Poplar Avenue in front of Shelby County Jail in ‘Solidarity for Breonna’

Protesters gathered in “Solidarity for Breonna” around noon in the parking lot across from 201 Poplar, first speaking to the media before moving to the street.

  More than 14,000 active COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee

Health officials are reporting 835 new coronavirus cases in Tennessee, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 187,544.

  ’Green Book’ exhibit to debut at NCRM

A new Smithsonian exhibit is coming to the National Civil Rights Museum, giving visitors a glimpse of the perils of traveling while Black in the era of Jim Crow laws.

  Hispanic Heritage Month: Health care leader working to give others a second opportunity

As we honor Hispanic Heritage Month, we introduce you to a Mid-South health care leader who turned his second chance into a second opportunity for so many others.

  Bars, breweries and limited-service restaurants move quickly to reopen in Shelby County

Tuesday, the Shelby County Health Department gave limited-service restaurants and bars the green light to reopen starting 12:01 a.m. on Sept. 23.

  Hundreds of Memphis Police Dept. employees disciplined last year, report shows

Hundreds of Memphis Police Department employees were disciplined last year, including 133 police officers who were suspended, according to a report by an internal watchdog that investigates allegations of police misconduct.

  SCHD says no marked increase in pediatric COVID-19 cases with local school re-openings

Public health officials in Shelby County said they do not believe school re-openings have resulted in increased cases of COVID-19 among children locally.

  Rhodes College grad is potential Supreme Court nominee

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett is making headlines as a potential nominee to replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

  Collierville High School teachers push for changes to COVID-19 instructional methods

Some Collierville teachers are asking the district to move to all virtual learning, citing concern over their workload.

  Memphis sees decline in robberies amid coronavirus pandemic

Now six months after the pandemic started, law enforcement officials and public safety officials in Shelby County are getting a better idea of how it affected crime trends.

  Tennessee leaders say data shows COVID-19 pandemic having significant impact on student learning

Education Commissioner Penny Schwinn cited recent data showing an estimated 50-percent decrease in deficiency in third-grade reading and an estimated 65-percent decrease in deficiency in third-grade math.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office launches new website

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new agency website to allow users easier access to information about jail detainees, warrants, paying tickets, and general news.

14th MATA employee tests positive for COVID-19

Memphis Area Transit Authority has reported its 14th COVID-19 case among its employees.

U.S. Marshals arrest suspect in May homicide investigation

Tuesday afternoon, Terrance Sanders was arrested as a murder suspect in a homicide investigation by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Team.

  Man charged with tossing dog over overpass

Southaven police officers responded to a call of a dog being thrown off of Highway 302 overpass at I-55 on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

  5 Star Stories: The Lichterman Nature Center, an urban oasis

On this first day of fall, the Mid-South is getting ready for the fall foliage and when the leaves turn, there’s no better place to take in the beauty of autumn than The Lichterman Nature Center.

MPD: 2 shot Tuesday, no suspect information available

MPD was on the scene of a shooting in the 5800 block of Benadine Place Tuesday.

  Limited-service restaurants and bars preparing to welcome back customers

At Alchemy in Midtown Memphis, owner Nick Scott is thrilled to welcome customers back for the first time in months.

  Victim in alleged attempted carjacking at Kroger fuel center claims self-defense

Memphis police are revealing much more about that attempted carjacking including releasing the name of the 16-year-old who died in the shooting. Leslie Ballin, Attorney for that 72-year-old doctor, told WMC Action News 5 it was self-defense.

  Push to make FedExForum voting site fails

More than 25 early voting sites for the upcoming November election were approved Tuesday night. FedExForum was not on the list, despite a small protest before the meeting and a last-minute push by Election Commissioner Bennie Smith.

MPD investigating a shooting in South Memphis

Memphis police are on the scene of a shooting that took place in the 1400 block of Elvis Presley Blvd.

  Operation LeGend results in 27 charged with federal offenses in Memphis

Since it’s launch in July 2020, Operation LeGend has made 302 arrests in Memphis, and now 27 defendants have been charged with federal offenses.

  Local company donates warehouse for massive future Binghampton job training center

A huge donation in the Binghampton Community will lead to a major new job training center for the community.

  National Voter Registration Day takes different form in pandemic

There are less than two weeks to go until the close of voter registration. So, the Shelby County Election Commission and thousands of people across Shelby County are making the final push to get people registered to vote.

  Oxford and Lafayette County law enforcement officials urge residents to vote NO on initiative 65: medical marijuana

This November, voters in Mississippi will decide whether to legalize medical marijuana or not.

  What Mid-South voters should know before voting

Dates and deadlines are getting closer with election day just over a month away. Here’s a breakdown of what Mid-South voters need to know before heading to the polls.

Memphis woman indicted in boyfriend’s death

A woman has been indicted in the death of her boyfriend last year, who was taken to a hospital with injuries compatible with being run over by a vehicle, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich announced Tuesday.

  Teen indicted in double homicide

A Memphis teen has been indicted in the deadly shootings of two Miss. men at a South Memphis gas station last year, according to Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.

  Tennessee reports 28 more deaths, 739 more cases Tuesday

According to TDH data, there are 15,109 active cases in the state.

  Suspect arrested in attempted carjacking at Kroger gas station that led to deadly shooting

Willie Murry is charged with attempted second-degree murder, using a firearm during a dangerous felony and two counts of property theft.

  National Voter Registration Day: Campaigns happening ahead of the presidential election

It’s National Voter Registration Day! There are several campaigns across the country helping people register.

  Citizens help hire future sheriff deputies

Every Shelby County Sheriff Deputy class has to pass an extensive background check, physical agility tests, and weeks in the academy. However, now all future sheriff- deputies will have to pass another step in the hiring process and that’s going before the newly formed civilian hiring committee.

  Shooting at Kroger gas station allegedly an attempted carjacking

A shooting in the middle of the day just before two in the afternoon at a Kroger fuel center at Poplar and Kirby left shoppers in shock. Police say what appears to be an attempted carjacking ended with one suspect dead and another injured.

MPD: 3 injured in Whitehaven crash

Memphis police were on the scene of a two-vehicle crash at Neely Road and Loraine Drive Monday.

  Memphis inching closer to homicide record

Police are searching for suspects in multiple shootings that occurred over the last couple of days, including some that turned deadly.

  UofM student asks for pass/fail grading system for 2020 semester

A student at the University of Memphis is asking the school to change the grading system for the 2020 semester.

  Missing man found in Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park in deep ravine

A 75-year-old man who was missing for nearly two days has been found alive in the Meeman Shelby Forest State Park.

FAQ: Voting absentee in Shelby County in the 2020 presidential election

Determine if you’re eligible and find more information about the process.

  CBU gets creative with study abroad program during the pandemic

Like many universities, Christian Brothers University has gone virtual for several classes because of the pandemic, including within the study abroad program.

  Shelby County government presents $750K check to SCS for student headset fundraiser

On Monday, Mayor Lee Harris, Commission Chairman Eddie Jones and Commissioner Tami Sawyer presented a $750,000 check to SCS Superintendent Dr. Joris Ray and members of the SCS Board of Education.

  1 dead, another injured in shooting at Kroger gas station on Poplar Avenue

MPD is on the scene of a shooting that occurred Monday at the Kroger Fuel Center on Poplar Avenue.

MFD reports 17 employees with COVID-19, 15 others quarantined

A spokesman for the Memphis Fire Department says Fire Station 9 has six employees with COVID-19 and another four are self-quarantined because of exposure.

  House fire in Parkway Village leaves neighbors shocked

Residents in the Parkway Village area woke up to a massive house fire early Sunday morning.

  The Investigators: How local universities are sharing COVID-19 data and handling cases

The WMC Action News Five Investigators also looked at what happens after a student living on campus tests positive.

  MFD investigating house fire causing more than $100K in damages

The Memphis Fire Department responded to a residential fire Sunday in Parkway Village.

Miss. inmate dies after several months in hospital

Washington, who had been hospitalized since March, died late Saturday night.

  Rhodes College alumna once again on shortlist for Supreme Court

President Trump has yet to announce his pick to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but a federal judge who graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis has emerged as one of the leading contenders.

  Man arrested for firing shots on I-240

One man is in custody after police say he fired shots at another car on the interstate at midnight Sunday.

More than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths reported in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Heath reports 183,514 cases with 2,218 deaths and 662 hospitalizations.

Tennessee Task Force 1 deploys to Texas for Tropical Storm Beta

Tennessee Task Force 1, made up of 45 responders including firefighters, paramedics, doctors, engineers, deployed Sunday to Texas in wake of Tropical Storm Beta.

  SCSO searching for missing man at state park

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 75-year-old Hugh Haraway who went missing Saturday at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park.

  Shelby County Health Department hosts COVID-19 testing event for the Hispanic community

Hispanics and Latinos are a growing part of Shelby County’s community, but health officials say they’re also among the most underserved populations when it comes to COVID-19 testing.

Clerk attacks customer with meat tenderizer during argument, police say

What started as an attempt to exchange a faulty item ended with one Memphis gas station clerk behind bars.

Health officials report 20 new coronavirus deaths, 942 new cases in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health announced 942 new cases and 20 more related deaths of as Saturday afternoon.

  Hero Empowerment Center planned for Hickory Hill

An empty space in Hickory Hill near Winchester and Ridgeway Road will be home to the new center for kids.

  Gov. Bill Lee visits COVID-19 testing site in Haywood Co., urges rural Tennesseans to get tested

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee traveled to Haywood County on Friday to visit a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site.

SCSO reports 34 active COVID-19 cases among employees, detainees

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office reported a total of 34 active cases among their employees and detainees Friday.

  More than 2,300 new COVID-19 cases, 32 additional deaths reported in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting 2,357 new COVID-19 cases statewide with an increase of 32 deaths.