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Man sentenced for raping 73-year-old woman in Midtown, DA says

A Memphis man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping an elderly woman in her Midtown high-rise apartment, the Shelby County District Attorney says. Investigators said that on Aug. 13, 2017, Karis Felix Williams, 54, was seen on surveillance video knocking on doors in the Camilla Towers apart


AR Woman accused of killing Memphis pastor faces judge in person for first time

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Strong emotions Tuesday afternoon in a Collierville courtroom, as the Arkansas woman charged with the deadly shooting of a Memphis pastor faced a judge for the first time in person.


Crittenden County bank changes name, prepares for full-service Jonesboro branch

Marion-based First Community Bank of Eastern Arkansas is changing its name and broadening its market. Effective April 1, the bank became Premier Bank of Arkansas, and expects, pending approval of the Arkansas State Bank Department, to begin soon converting a building on East Highland Drive to a full


Police saturate community in West Memphis to combat crime

WEST MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Over the weekend a newly formed crime unit arrested nearly 40 people on various charges in West Memphis. Now the department has just been approved to add more officers to help in their fight against crime.


Accident involving 18-wheeler slows traffic on I-240 to a crawl

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis police are responding to an accident at I-240 and Walnut Grove involving a vehicle and an 18-wheeler. Only one lane of eastbound traffic is open, and officials say traffic is moving very slowly.


Memphis man accused of sexually assaulting 8-year old while her mother went to the store

A Memphis man is charged with inappropriately touching an 8-year-old while the child’s mother went to the store. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Sex Offender Registry website, Bruce Warr was convicted of aggravated rape in 1984 in a separate incident.


Over 75 turtles rescued from east Arkansas wastewater tank

Almost 80 turtles were rescued by animal control from a wastewater treatment filter over the course of two days in West Memphis, officials said. Employees at the plant, though, said this was a “small incident” compared to numbers they’ve experienced in the past.


14-year-old boy shot at park while trying to help mom, friend says

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 14-year-old boy is recovering after being shot in the middle of a busy Memphis park. According to a friend, the teen was shot after he went to the aid of his mother, who was arguing with the father of one of her children.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Roy Anderson Corp. Gets $200M Southland Expansion Contract

Tutor Perini Corp. of Los Angeles, a civil, building and specialty construction company, announced Tuesday that its subsidiary, Roy Anderson Corp., has been awarded a $200 million contract to add a new casino complex and hotel at Southland Gaming and Racing Park in West Memphis.


Hollywood actors with Arkansas ties filming new movie in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Some Hollywood actors with Arkansas ties are bringing the action to Region 8. A Region 8 News got an exclusive look on the movie set that’s right here in Jonesboro.


Woman picks up her boyfriend and stabs him in the back, police say

Memphis police arrested a woman after they said she stabbed her boyfriend in the back. According to police, the suspect, Michelle Hull-blue, picked up her boyfriend from a house on Trigg Avenue.


One of three Good Friday carjacking suspects in critical, father hopes son will survive

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The father of one of the teenage suspects in custody after a police chase that ended in a crash, said his son is lucky to be alive. Last night at 9 and 10 p.m., FOX13 was live at the crash scene on I-240 and Millbranch.


Shooting investigation underway at Memphis gas station

Memphis police are on the scene of a shooting in Whitehaven. According to police, the shooting happened at Shelby Drive and Boeingshire. Crime scene tape is surrounding the gas station. FOX13 saw one bullet hole in a car.


Woman indicted after Frayser man found dead in burned home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis woman was indicted on serious charges in connection to the death of a man who was found dead inside a burned home in Frayser last year. Lakaren Pryor was indicted on first-degree murder, aggravated arson, aggravated burglary, tampering with or fabricating evidence, abuse o


Oak Court Mall removes large trees, may be cited

Oak Court Mall may receive a code citation for cutting down without permission a row of about 10 mature trees lining Poplar Avenue. The trees were removed recently from the east side of the mall’s newly erected sign, which is larger and features electronic messaging.


Woman helps police catch suspected burglar in Midtown

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Louis Ladart is accused of stealing roughly $9,000 worth of items from a Midtown home on Stonewall Street. Police say he targeted the home, which is currently under renovation, multiple times.


Man shot on Interstate 55 ramp, heads to gas station for help

Memphis police are on the scene of a shooting in Whitehaven. According to police, the victim said he was exiting Interstate-55 on the north ramp to Shelby drive when heard a pop. He realized he was shot.


As Arkansas mobile home park prepares to close, evicting hundreds of residents, dozens of citations pile up

Hundreds of people are scrambling to find housing and raise money after the owner of a central Arkansas mobile home park told residents he plans to shut down the 114-home facility, citing utility rate hikes for the closure.


Memphis man indicted for murder in deadly shooting of ‘acquaintance' in Whitehaven

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Memphis man has been indicted for first-degree murder in the deadly shooting of another man in Whitehaven. Officials said Keith Tate, 30, shot and killed an “acquaintance” of his in Whitehaven in September 2018, according to a release from the Shelby County District Attorney’s Off