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DeSoto County Detention Center reports more COVID-19 cases among inmates
Last week, the Mississippi State Department of Heath conducted mass testing at the facility in Hernando after 11 other inmates initially tested positive for the virus.
Published September 16, 2020 at 1:09 PM
Mississippi health officer says COVID-19 vaccine not likely to be distributed this year
While President Donald Trump pledged to get a coronavirus vaccine to the American people before the end of the year, Mississippi’s leading infectious disease expert said that’s not likely.
Published September 10, 2020 at 5:19 AM
Marshall County investigators trying to locate vehicle involved in deadly shooting Monday
A woman was fatally shot around 11:30 a.m. in Potts Camp, Miss. Her name has not yet been released.
Published September 7, 2020 at 4:10 PM
Woman accused of opening fire at a family cookout
A woman is in custody after allegedly firing shots during a cookout in South Memphis on Saturday.
Published September 6, 2020 at 2:02 PM
Memphis Grizzlies’ Ja Morant named 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year
Morant’s star power was on display from the opening tip of the season.
Published September 3, 2020 at 5:49 PM
Memphis police cancel City Watch for woman reportedly forced into van Wednesday night
Police said Shanda Sherell has since been located and the City Watch was canceled around noon.
Published September 3, 2020 at 5:56 AM
Graceland, Levitt Shell and ’I Heart Memphis’ mural tagged with ’Defund the Police’ graffiti
Messages of “Defund the Police” and “BLM” mark the wall outside Graceland on Elvis Presley Boulevard and the Levitt Shell in Overton Park.
WMCActionNews5.com Staff and
Published September 1, 2020 at 6:14 PM
Ole Miss reports 288 active cases of COVID-19 among students and staff
As of Monday, 433 confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported at the University of Mississippi.
Published August 31, 2020 at 5:22 PM
NWS: Oxford City Emergency Management reports tornado Friday morning
The National Weather Service says Oxford City Emergency Management reported a tornado touched down in Oxford early Friday morning.
Published August 28, 2020 at 8:16 AM
Teen shot by US marshals charged with aggravated assault, gun possession
Shanta Holliday says her 17-year-old son, Darshun Holliday, is in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm. She says her son was shot in a case of mistaken identity.
WMCActionNews5.com Staff and
Published August 26, 2020 at 6:23 PM
TBI investigating shooting by US marshals task force in Memphis
Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating a shooting in Memphis Tuesday involving a U.S. Marshals task force, and investigators say the man who was shot wasn’t the suspect the task force was after.
Published August 25, 2020 at 6:59 PM
2 Tate County Jail officers charged for sex acts with female inmate
The investigation began Aug. 18 when inmates made allegations about two officers being sexually involved with the inmate.
Published August 21, 2020 at 6:21 PM
Hernando sting leads to the arrest of nearly two dozen accused of attempting to meet children for sex
Undercover operations conducted by the Hernando Police Department lead to the arrest of nearly two dozen individuals who were allegedly attempting to meet children for sexual purposes.
Published August 21, 2020 at 5:47 PM
5 COVID-19 cases confirmed in Desoto County Schools
It’s been confirmed four schools in Desoto County have positive coronavirus cases since classes began Aug. 17.
Published August 21, 2020 at 12:45 PM
2nd man arrested in connection with deadly shooting at Mississippi rap concert
A second man has been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting of two people at a rap concert in north Mississippi last month.
Published August 19, 2020 at 9:27 PM
Ole Miss reports 14 positive COVID-19 cases as part of mass screening of student-athletes
Ole Miss says 11 are members of the same team. All 14 are currently in isolation.
Published August 19, 2020 at 5:22 PM
Kroger recalls cheese dips due to possible salmonella contamination
Kroger Delta Division is recalling some cheese dips sold in its deli departments due to a potential salmonella contamination.
Published August 12, 2020 at 4:10 PM
Memphis dog owners indicted for fatal mauling of 59-year-old woman
Three people have been indicted by a grand jury for the fatal dog mauling of a 59-year-old woman in April.
Published August 12, 2020 at 12:22 PM
FedEx employees to receive 2% raise as health crisis continues
As the coronavirus pandemic persists, FedEx employees are set to receive a 2% raise in October.
Published August 11, 2020 at 5:21 AM
Alcorn School District now has 10 students, 4 employees with COVID-19
Alcorn School District in Corinth posted an update to Facebook Monday showing 10 students and four employees with the novel coronavirus.
Published August 10, 2020 at 8:02 PM
MAC becomes first conference to postpone fall sports, ESPN sources expect more to come
The MAC is a part of the Group of 5 Conferences which the AAC and Memphis play in.
Published August 10, 2020 at 6:08 AM
Another Mississippi school district reports COVID-19 cases in students and staff
Three students and three staff members at Alcorn School District have tested positive for COVID-19.
Published August 6, 2020 at 6:26 PM
Oxford School District pushes back start of 2020-21 school year
In an email to parents, Superintendent Brian Harvey said the Board of Trustees voted in favor of pushing the start date back to Aug. 24 with teachers returning Aug. 17.
Published August 5, 2020 at 5:25 PM
MPD: Missing Kansas mother believed to have traveled through Memphis
Police say 36-year-old Marilane Carter is believed to have traveled through the Memphis Metro area.
Published August 5, 2020 at 4:12 PM
COVID-19 cases now confirmed at other schools in Corinth School District
Corinth was the first school district in Mississippi to return to the classroom. Now in its second week, the district has seven confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus.
Published August 5, 2020 at 12:13 PM
6-year-old girl dies after testing positive for COVID-19 in west Tennessee
A family is grieving after a 6-year-old girl died after testing positive for coronavirus in Madison County, Tennessee.
Published August 5, 2020 at 11:46 AM
5 COVID-19 cases now confirmed in Corinth School District
The district posted on Facebook about receiving notification after school Monday of the additional individuals who tested positive for the virus, bringing Corinth’s total to five cases.
Published August 4, 2020 at 11:07 AM
Corinth School District reports additional COVID-19 cases after first week of school
On Monday, Corinth reported two additional cases at the high school.
Published August 3, 2020 at 3:02 PM
Family, friends say goodbye to DeSoto Co. deputy who drowned after saving son while on vacation
Family, friends, and coworkers gathered Sunday to say goodbye to the Desoto County sheriff’s deputy who drowned while saving his son.
Published July 27, 2020 at 9:22 AM
Mayhem ensues after hundreds of teens dropped off at Mid-South putt-putt facility
Scenes from a chaotic night at the Golf and Games Family Park on Summer Avenue are being shared all over social media.
Published July 26, 2020 at 4:53 PM
Clinton schools return to traditional schedule
First Alert Forecast: Beta brings rainy periods much of this week
Fans excited as NFL legend Deion Sanders prepares to accept coaching position at JSU
Mississippi State preparing for new-look LSU in opener
Ole Miss still in quarterback battle