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Shelby County Health Dept. confirms hepatitis A cases linked to nationwide outbreak

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Shelby County Health Department is now confirming a hepatitis A outbreak in Shelby County. The Shelby County Health Department says this is part of a nationwide outbreak. The CDC first started monitoring it in early 2017. Despite the health department’s efforts Shelby County


Shelby County sex offender convicted in 2010 cold-case rape

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A 44-year-old man already serving 21 years in prison for sex crimes has been convicted of raping a young mother in 2010. A Criminal Court jury took just 30 minutes Wednesday to convict Carlos Wilson of rape and aggravated burglary in a cold case that was solved with a match of hi


Shelby County sheriff releasing results of psychological reassessments of deputies

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner has called a news conference to discuss the results of the psychological reassessments of his deputies. The news conference starts at 3 p.m.


Local woman goes to police station with pastor to admit to killing husband, officials say

A Mid-South woman has admitted to police she killed her husband, according to police. According to a news release, Jaime Johnson went with her pastor to the police station. When she got there, she told police she murdered her husband Gregory Lee Johnson.


Shelby County rabies vaccine drive planned for April 27, May 11

SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) - The Shelby County Health Department is holding an annual rabies vaccination drive April 27 and May 11 at two locations. Benjamin Hooks Library -- 3030 Poplar Ave.


Ex-Mississippi sheriff sentenced on bribery charges

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A former Mississippi sheriff accused of taking bribes to allow drug distribution and a robbery was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison. Former Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer, 58, pleaded guilty to extorting a bribe. In addition to his prison sentence, he will serve


Prosecutors: West Tennessee doctor trades pills for sexual favors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WVLT/WREG) -- The largest drug bust in U.S. history took place yesterday and many medical professionals in Tennessee were involved in the case. Some of the more provocative stories came from Memphis, where Dr. Richard Farmer of East Memphis is accused of writing nine prescriptions, s


DNA helps convict man for breaking into woman's apartment, raping her beside her 3-year-old son

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A man has been convicted for a 2010 rape in Memphis. Carlos Wilson, 44, was already serving 21 years in prison for sex crimes when he was convicted for raping a young mother in 2010, according to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office.


Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal authorities have charged more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of prescription painkillers, many of which contained opioids.


Trio arrested after breaking into cars in DeSoto County, trying to run from police

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. - Three suspects accused of breaking into cars in Olive Branch were arrested after trying to run away from police. In the early morning hours of April 18, police were patrolling subdivisions due to recent vehicle burglaries in the area. While near Stateline Road and Hickory Drive


Multi-agency warrant sweep underway in middle Tennessee

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Decaturville Elementary School is on a precautionary lockdown while a multi-agency investigation is underway. The school confirmed to FOX 17 News that the school is on a precautionary lockdown while an investigation is taking place at a home near the school.


Names of 16 Tennessee medical professionals in opioid takedown released

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant formally announced the indictments Thursday of 16 people in West Tennessee accused of illegally prescribing millions of opioids and other medications.


Forever Daylight Saving Time in Tennessee? Bill likely headed to full floor votes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Despite efforts to kill the bill, a measure to keep Daylight Saving Time is likely to be scheduled for full floor votes in the House and the Senate.


Hernando and DeSoto County leaders oppose Olive Branch's annexation plan

DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. - DeSoto County leaders and the city of Hernando presented their case against Olive Branch's annexation plan. Olive Branch wants to annex 50 square miles of unincorporated DeSoto County.


Tennessee 15-year-old commits suicide; family now spreading awareness on depression

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — A freshman at Sullivan South High School took his life on Sunday. Trevor Sexton was only 15-years-old. His family said he was struggling with depression, and is now spreading awareness on mental health to prevent this from happening to others.


Tennessee House passes hands-free driving bill

The Tennessee House has advanced legislation banning motorists from holding cellphones while driving. Currently, hand-held cellphone use is banned in Tennessee school zones.


Police searching for endangered, kidnapped Memphis woman

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A CityWatch alert has been issued for a Memphis woman who police believe was kidnapped. Katerina Catalan has been missing since the early morning hours of April 18. Police said she was at the Econo Lodge Hotel on S. Camilla Street, but she was last seen with a man named Rodney Marti


Tennessee deputy said to shoot man with knife now says he was unarmed

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced in January that a deputy shot a knife-wielding man after a chase. Now the deputy has testified that the teenager merely pointed his finger at him in the shape of a gun.


Classmates of 16-year-old shot to death while playing video games fed up with recent violence

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. - West Memphis city council members heard from the students impacted by the loss of their classmate and friend who was killed last week while playing video games.


Strong storms expected tonight in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - New information indicates that the risk for widespread severe weather is lower, however, do not let your guard down. Storms that develop tonight are expected to be loud and rough at times.