Five-car crash, woman charged with vehicular homicide

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis woman is being charged in a death caused by a crash that involved five cars. According to the affidavit, Chardai Smith was sideswiped by another vehicle on an I-240 exit ramp. The other vehicle attempted to flee the scene, but Smith pursued them. The...
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Man indicted on murder charge in shooting death of Memphis motorist

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A man has been indicted on first-degree murder charges after trying to steal a motorist’s car. According to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, the charges stem from a shooting death in February 2021. 22-year-old Cedric Richardson was indicted on counts of first-degree felony murder, attempted...

TDOT: I-40 bridge to reopen ahead of schedule

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The I-40 bridge is set to reopen one day early. According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), the contractor is ahead of schedule and the eastbound lanes will reopen Saturday night. The plan is for eastbound lanes to open at 10 p.m. Saturday. TDOT says...
Desoto County,

DeSoto Co, MS – I-55 & Church Rd Scene of Collision with Injuries

Local authorities were informed of the incident at around 10:14 p.m. that night. According to initial accounts, the incident occurred at Exit 287 at the intersection of Interstate 55 NB and Church Road. There were confirmed injuries as a consequence of the incident, but the severity and scope of those injuries have yet to be revealed.
Holly Springs, MSWREG

Rust College pays off more than $150,000 in student debt

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. — College isn’t cheap, but for some Rust College students there is a little less to worry about. “This is a huge deal. I think we are seeing now, more than ever, how important higher education is,” said Tiffani Perry, Chief of Staff at Rust College. Rust...
Shelby County,

Shelby Co. school custodian finds new career in the classroom

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A chance meeting with the head of teacher recruitment and engagement for Shelby County Schools (SCS) has changed the course for one former custodian. About 350 new teachers across the SCS district took part in teacher orientation this week. Monday, they’ll start in-service at their individual...
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Armyworm Invasion? Jim Crowder Says Not Likely

Jim Crowder from KWAM’s “Mid-South Gardening” joined Wake Up Memphis with Tim Van Horn to discuss the ongoing debate over armyworms. Reports have been that the critters have been invading northern Mississippi and creeping their way into the Memphis area, but should locals be concerned? Also, Crowder discusses some herbicides that might be getting pulled off the market soon.