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City watch alert issued for missing man

Memphis News WMCTV5 - 1 hour 45 min ago
Memphis Police Department has issued a City Watch Alert for a missing man.  

The one that got away: Not the fish, but the $2.8M prize

Memphis News WMCTV5 - 3 hours 27 min ago
For the last two years, the most dramatic moments of the White Marlin Open have been on dry land _ not off the coast of Ocean City, Maryland.

Prison shake-up uncovers pecan pie, drugs and more

Memphis News WMCTV5 - 4 hours 17 min ago
Officers were in for a sweet surprise during a prison shake-up at Parchman this week. Aside from illegal drugs, phones and tobacco, authorities also found a pie. 

Tribes oppose planned bioterror tests near Oklahoma graves

Memphis News WMCTV5 - 4 hours 27 min ago
Five Native American tribes that own an Oklahoma site where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intends to conduct bioterrorism drills next year now oppose the government's plan.

Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

Memphis News WMCTV5 - 4 hours 47 min ago
Authorities say the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in his death more than seven years ago.

Two men shot near UofM

Memphis News WMCTV5 - 6 hours 38 min ago
A safety alert was issued to University of Memphis students about a shooting that occurred near campus overnight. 

Ex-wife of murdered former NBA player Lorenzen Wright arrested

Memphis News WMCTV5 - 14 hours 19 min ago
According to California court records, the ex-wife of murdered NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been arrested. 

Army of firefighters takes on still-growing California fire

Memphis News WMCTV5 - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:35
The fourth-largest wildfire in California history continues to grow and threaten thousands of homes despite armies of fire crews and fleets of bulldozers and aircraft.

Lady Eagles score 23 unanswered in win over Sam Houston

Memphis News WMCTV5 - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:14
Three days after nearly knocking off Ole Miss, Southern Miss responded with a 58-38 win over Sam Houston State on Friday night at Reed-Green Coliseum. From the 3:16 mark of the second period to the 5:35 mark of the third period, the Lady Eagles went on a 23-0 run to open a 33-16 lead over the Bearkats. USM outrebounded Sam Houston 45-32, thanks in part to junior Megan Brown and senior Jayla King’s pair of double-doubles.

Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

Memphis News WMCTV5 - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:35
Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality across the industry.

Hundreds show up to see Santa at the Fairgrounds

Memphis News WMCTV5 - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:30
Hundreds of people lined up at the Harrison County Fairgrounds to get a picture with Santa and to enjoy hot chocolate, popcorn and a beautiful light display.

Dancing Lights of Christmas owner says traffic's better at new location, but it depends when you go

Memphis News WMCTV5 - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:21
If you headed out to see the lights at Jellystone Park in years past, you might remember a long wait in traffic. Since last year, a zoning issue caused the lights to move one county over. Is this new spot getting a break from that congestion? The key might be when you go.

Greensborough Village project sees first building construction project

Memphis News WMCTV5 - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:18
A 200-acre property project in the Hilltop area of Jonesboro is moving ahead, a developer of the project said Friday. 

Gala stresses importance of neighborhood watch

Memphis News WMCTV5 - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 22:09
Neighbors watching out for neighbors--that was the message Friday night from a big gathering of Memphis neighborhood watch leaders. 

St. Jude patients get special plane ride to North Pole

Memphis News WMCTV5 - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:57
Jolly is a flight description you never expect to see, but when your destination is the North Pole, it makes a little bit more sense. 

3 men found guilty of murdering 7-year-old girl

Memphis News WMCTV5 - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:55
Three men were convicted in the murder of a 7-year-old girl on Friday. 

South Mississippi family donates dolls in memory of 7-year-old daughter

Memphis News WMCTV5 - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:43
Christmas came a little early for some girls in South Mississippi on Friday.

Car fire causes Madison Co. home to go up in flames

Memphis News WMCTV5 - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:37
Flames were shooting through a home in Madison County Friday evening. It all started with a car fire inside the  garage. Video from a viewer shows flames leaping into the sky just as Gluckstadt fire units arrive.

8 graduate from college inside women's prison

Memphis News WMCTV5 - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:03
The ceremony had all the pomp and circumstance of any university graduation, except it occurred behind razor-wire fencing.

Law enforcement out in full force during holiday season

Memphis News WMCTV5 - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:00
Keeping people safe on Mississippi roads for the Christmas holiday, that's the goal of law enforcement. The Covington County Sheriff's Office is just one of many law enforcement agencies across the pine belt working overtime to protect drivers. WDAM caught up with DUI enforcement in Covington County to talk specifics. Deputy Charles Reid said, "Don't drink and drive." That's the message the Covington County Sheriff's Office is relaying to drivers.   You will likely re...

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