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Recent Articles by WMCActionNews5.com
TDH identifies 462 new cases of COVID-19; total climbs to more than 20,607 cases, 338 deaths
Health officials have confirmed 4,404 coronavirus cases and 93 deaths across Shelby County.
Published May 25, 2020 at 2:21 PM
Tennessee coronavirus cases top 19,300 with 433-case increase, 315 deaths reported statewide
Tennessee health officials have confirmed COVID-19 cases have topped 19,300 statewide, reporting a 433-case increase since Thursday afternoon.
Published May 22, 2020 at 11:08 PM
TDH reports an increase of 367 COVID-19 cases; state’s total climbs to more than 18,300
Health officials have confirmed 3,877 coronavirus cases and 88 deaths across Shelby County.
Published May 19, 2020 at 11:33 PM
The Guest House at Graceland lays off 101 employees due to economic impact of COVID-19
The Guest House at Graceland has taken a hit amid the pandemic. With tourists traveling less and economic hardship, the company is now laying off 101 employees.
Published May 19, 2020 at 10:58 PM
Escapee from Dyer County Jail could be in Memphis area, authorities say
According to a news release, Herman Parker was a trusty and walked away from the jail April 19. He’s facing felony charges for drugs and escaping custody.
Published May 19, 2020 at 2:50 PM
623-case jump brings Tennessee’s confirmed COVID-19 cases above 18,000; deaths now top 300
The state now has 18,011 confirmed cases and 301 deaths.
Published May 18, 2020 at 11:25 PM
Tennessee reports 14 new deaths, 329 new coronavirus cases Thursday
According to the Tennessee Department of Health, there are now 287 deaths related to the virus and 16,699 confirmed cases, an increase of 329 since Wednesday.
Published May 14, 2020 at 11:03 PM
UT campuses to welcome students back this fall with guidance from task force led by UTHSC professor
The UT System has campuses in Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Martin and Tullahoma.
Published May 6, 2020 at 11:18 AM
Dyersburg man charged with aggravated assault for coughing on officers
A Mid-South man is facing aggravated assault charges after coughing on an officer. Investigators said the man claimed to have coronavirus.
Published April 30, 2020 at 11:57 AM
Gov. Bill Lee tours storm damage in east Tennessee
Governor Bill Lee is visiting Chattanooga Tuesday to survey damage caused by a deadly EF-3 tornado on Easter Sunday.
Published April 14, 2020 at 11:47 AM
More than a dozen TDOC employees test positive for COVID-19
Thirteen employees with the Tennessee Department of Correction have tested positive for COVID-19. Six contract employees tested positive as well
Published April 12, 2020 at 5:56 PM
VIDEO: Twister causes damage, injuries in Poinsett County
Just outside Weiner, Arkansas, Cade Greeno recorded video of the large twister illuminated by lightning strikes.
Published April 9, 2020 at 8:29 AM
More than a dozen Memphis police officers test positive for coronavirus
Fifteen officers have tested positive so far, according to a spokesperson for the department.
Published April 8, 2020 at 1:43 PM
Tennessee COVID-19 cases top 3,300; 43 deaths reported
Shelby County COVID-19 cases are still on the rise with the Shelby County Health Department reporting 66 new cases. The county’s total now sits at 706.
Published April 4, 2020 at 2:15 PM
Gov. Bill Lee issues statewide ‘safer-at-home’ order closing all non-essential businesses
Governor Bill Lee signed an executive order Monday to close all non-essential businesses statewide as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases grows by the day.
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Published March 30, 2020 at 10:09 PM
NWS confirms EF-3 tornado hit Jonesboro, Ark; 22 injured
The National Weather Service has confirmed an E-F3 tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas with winds up to 140 mph leaving 22 people injured and two people hospitalized.
Published March 29, 2020 at 6:18 PM
1,373 COVID-19 cases across Tennessee, 1 death confirmed in Shelby County
According to the health department, there are 275 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Shelby County.
Published March 28, 2020 at 2:40 PM
More than 1,000 cases of coronavirus in Tennessee, including 6 deaths
Officials with the City of Memphis have announced 254 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Shelby County.
Published March 27, 2020 at 6:08 PM
Tennesseans can apply for financial assistance during COVID-19 pandemic
Those feeling the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic in Tennessee can get extra assistance.
Published March 26, 2020 at 6:23 AM
2nd St. Jude employee tests positive for COVID-19
A second St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital employee has been confirmed to have the novel coronavirus.
Published March 23, 2020 at 9:03 PM
Tennessee doctors urging Gov. Lee to authorize shelter-in-place act
The group is requesting that that Tennessee immediately declares the shelter-in-place act for fourteen days with only essential personnel to be deployed during this emergency.
Published March 23, 2020 at 5:55 AM
Chick-Fil-A closing dining rooms amid COVID-19 concerns
Chick-Fil-A temporarily closing in-store dining to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Published March 16, 2020 at 5:39 AM
Shelby County has 2nd confirmed coronavirus case; Tennessee cases jump to 18
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has called a news conference Thursday to discuss the latest information on coronavirus in Tennessee.
Published March 12, 2020 at 4:05 PM
Arkansas governor confirms state’s 1st presumptive positive case of coronavirus
Speaking at a news conference in Little Rock Wednesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said they believe the individual likely acquired COVID-19 through travel to another state.
Published March 11, 2020 at 10:54 AM
TBI finds remains believed to be missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says investigators have found remains that are believed to be those of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell.
Published March 6, 2020 at 11:11 PM
President Donald Trump visits Tennessee to tour tornado damage
President Donald Trump plans to visit Tennessee Friday to tour tornado damage. Two tornadoes hit middle Tennessee Tuesday morning, killing 24 people.
Published March 6, 2020 at 11:53 AM
Putnam County victims identified, 5 children among the dead; 1 person still missing
At least 24 people were killed and more than 200 hundred were injured after tornadoes tore through parts of middle Tennessee March 3.
Published March 5, 2020 at 6:45 AM
President set to visit Nashville Friday in wake of deadly tornadoes
“Our hearts are full of sorrow for the lives that are lost,” said Trump.
Published March 3, 2020 at 12:05 PM
Arkansas school resource officer seen praying at school flagpole
Officer DeAndra Warren’s daughter took to social media sharing a picture of her father praying for children at the school.
Published March 2, 2020 at 2:45 PM
Amber Alert: Search for Tennessee toddler Evelyn Boswell in North Carolina pond inconclusive
The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office searched a pond in the Shepherds Crossroads Community Wednesday in connection with the 15-month-old’s disappearance but found nothing new in the case.
Published February 26, 2020 at 5:15 PM
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Interstate 24 westbound back open after multi-vehicle crash
Fire in Orient; West Frankfort Fire Department on the scene
Family posthumously remembers WWII Veteran being awarded Purple Heart
1 man arrested after standoff on Buckner Ln. in Paducah
9 more COVID-19 positives in Jackson Co., Ill.