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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Law enforcement leaders meet in West Memphis to discuss working together to fight crime

Law enforcement leaders meet in West Memphis to discuss working together to fight crime

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (WMC) - Local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies across eastern Arkansas gathered in West Memphis Monday to talk...

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Meet West Memphis’ new police chief Michael Pope

Meet West Memphis’ new police chief Michael Pope

WEST MEMPHIS, Tenn. — West Memphis Mayor Marco McClendon has announced the appointment of Michael Pope as the city’s new police chief. 

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

New fire station opens in West Memphis

West Memphis opens Fire Station No. 2

By WMC Action News 5 Staff | May 6, 2021 at 6:09 PM CDT - Updated May 6 at 6:09 PM 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The City of West Memphis Arkansas hosted a grand opening for its new fire station with the new location a...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

Calling all dogs and dog lovers! New dog park opens in West Memphis

There’s a new place to play with “man’s best friend” in West Memphis. Officials cut the ribbon Friday on the Westwood Dog Park. It’s the first-ever park for dogs in West M...

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Posted on: June 2, 2021

New West Memphis Junior High School undergoes construction

New West Memphis Junior High School undergoes construction

By WMC Action News 5 Staff
Published: May. 11, 2021 at 6:57 PM UTC|Updated: May. 11, 2021 at 1:29 PM UTC

A new junior high school will soon have students filling its hallwa...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

West Memphis crime rate drops, mayor credits community policing

By Chris Luther |  Updated April 28 at 6:46 PM 

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (WMC) - Crime rates are down in West Memphis and Mayor Marco McClendon hopes the recent approval of body cameras for police officers will help keep the trend going....

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Posted on: April 22, 2021

West Memphis Police officers to wear body cameras

West Memphis Police officers to wear body cameras

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — The West Memphis City Council has effectively decided to have the city’s police officers wear body cameras. 

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the council ...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

West Memphis opens new state-of-the-art courthouse

Author: Istvan Bardos
Published: 5:53 PM CDT March 24, 2021
Updated: 6:15 PM CDT March 24, 2021

WEST MEMPHIS, Arkansas — The people of West Memphis, Arkansas, have a new state-of-the-art courthouse. It was showcased during a grand opening Wednesday. It has a...

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Posted on: March 25, 2021

City of West Memphis opens new library

By WMC Action News 5 Staff | March 23, 2021 at 1:07 PM CDT - Updated March 23 at 2:43 PM 

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Last week, the West Memphis Public Library and Innovation Center opened its doors to the community for the first time.

The library welcom...

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