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Memphis Police Search For Murder Suspect

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - The Memphis Police Department is searching for a man accused of a 2018 murder. Police say, 25-year-old Dominique Thompson is responsible for the murder of 23-year-old Rodante Ross.


Another Major Drug Bust in the River Valley by Arkansas State Police

RIVER VALLEY, Ark. (KNWA) - Over the past few weeks, the 12th / 21st District Drug Task Force (DTF) partnered with the Arkansas State Police and arrested 16 individuals allegedly transporting drugs through the area to other parts of the United States.


Traffic nightmare coming to MLK Drive in West Memphis

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - Drivers and truckers are going to face a traffic nightmare in the coming weeks. Only one lane will stay open during the ARDOT construction project in West Memphis.


Marion Police lieutenant makes first court appearance on drug charges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — West Memphis Court is the latest place Marion Police Lt. Freddy Williams showed up after being charged with taking drugs from a narcotics evidence room. His case was to be heard Friday morning at 9:30 but court officials said Williams was allowed to come in at 8:30 for a brief bond


Family Speaks Out After Claims Of Serial Killer's Sketch Resembles Mother

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - A son is speaking out after he claims a serial killer’s sketch resembling his mother proves she was killed by him. For the son of Priscilla Baxter, the prospect of his mom's murderer being charged in her death is a chance for closure.


Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk's Office Hosts Expungement Clinic

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - The Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk’s Office offered a second chance opportunity to low level offenders in Binghampton. The office hosted an expungement clinic at the Greater Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday.


Former Piney Ridge employee placed on probation

BENTONVILLE -- A former employee at an Arkansas mental health center was placed on probation for asking a teen he met there to send him a nude photograph. Rodney Dewayne Thomas, 26, of West Memphis pleaded guilty in December to engaging children in sexually explicit conduct for use in visual or prin


Man wanted for double murder in Memphis neighborhood

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Officers are searching for a suspect after investigators say two men were shot and killed while standing in the front yard. MPD responded to a shooting call in the 3600 block of S. Lloyd Circle back in May 2018.


Proposed bill would remove Confederate commemoration from Arkansas flag

A proposed bill would change the language in state law that commemorates the Confederate States of America when describing the design of the Arkansas flag. House Bill 1487, filed Friday by Rep. Charles Blake (D-Little Rock), would not alter the design of the flag, but would change the designation of


Murder suspect on the run, wanted for local homicide

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Police are searching for a 25-year-old man wanted for murder in Memphis. Officers told FOX13 the murder happened in the 500 block of King Rd. in April 2018. ORIGINAL STORY: Memphis man shot and killed in southwest Memphis.


One man dead in Boston Street shooting

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Memphis police are on the scene of a shooting in the 500 block of Boston Street. Officers found one man shot, who was pronounced dead on the scene. Police have one man detained.


Memphis high school student suspended after porn incident

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - A student at Collierville High School in Memphis, Tenn., is facing a full year of suspension following an incident involving pornography on Valentine's Day.


2 indicted on murder, other charges after shooting inside crowded van

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two men have been indicted on premeditated first-degree murder and other charges for allegedly firing into a moving vehicle with six men inside last summer in South Memphis.


Prosecutors: Man convicted of South Memphis murder laughed as he confessed

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A South Memphis man was convicted Friday of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man who was walking home from a neighborhood store in 2016. Prosecutors said 24-year-old Christopher Williams confessed to the killing and laughed through parts of his taped statement.


One man killed, one man detained after shooting near Liberty Bowl

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One man is dead and another man is being detained after a shooting near Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Memphis police responded to the scene in 500 block of Boston Street around 5 p.m. Saturday.


Memphis lawyer indicted for handling of client’s $185,000 settlement check

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A disbarred Memphis attorney is facing indictments for forgery and theft after a former client says he forged her signature on a contract and withheld $61,000 from a settlement check.


Arkansas man accused of sexually assaulting woman at Bryant hotel, police say

A central Arkansas man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a hotel was arrested by police in Bryant on Thursday, authorities said. Joseph Grabanski, 37, faces rape and second-degree battery charges, according to the Bryant Police Department.


Memphis rapper "BlocBoy JB" wanted by SCSO for multiple charges

SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. - A well-known rapper in Memphis is facing drug, gun, and theft charges in Shelby County. Deputies say James Baker, 22, better known as BlocBoy JB, is facing multiple charges.


Police: Stolen social security cards, driver’s licenses used to make 28 fake IDs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The charges are stacking up against a Memphis man accused of making fake ID cards at his Oakhaven apartment. During a drug raid at Jose Munoz's apartment Thursday morning, police found small amounts of marijuana and cocaine as well as Ecstasy pills. But then they made a bigger disco


Body found near Buck Wade Loop positively identified as Trent Williams

A body found in a field near Buck Wade Loop in Trenton on Friday has been positively identified as Trent Williams. Trenton Lt. Jimmy Wilson confirmed the identification Saturday after speaking to the medical examiner in Memphis. Wilson said the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department and the Jackson Poli