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Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris gives his first State of the County address
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris gave his first State of the County address Friday afternoon. Harris took the stage after a prayer and song, laying out some of his biggest accomplishments since his first 150 days in office.
Man convicted in deadly shooting of lifelong Memphian walking home from store
SOUTH MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A man was convicted in the deadly shooting of a lifelong Memphian who was walking home from a local store. Anthony Beason, 39, was walking home from a neighborhood store in South Memphis when he was shot and killed in the 1600 block of South Lauderdale on Sept. 4, 2016.
CODE RED: Additional Middle Tennessee counties added to Winter Weather Advisory
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended to include locations around Clarksville, Dover, and Erin Tennessee. A wintry mix will be possible for those areas as well as Robertson and Sumner counties as early as 8 p.m. Friday. Light ice accumulation is possible but could create slic
Two of three suspects wanted for murder captured by Memphis police
Two of the three suspects wanted for murder have been captured by Memphis police. MPD said Dupree Miller and Dareon Brown are now both in custody and face murder charges. Investigators are still searching for Junior Jermaine Johnson in connection with the murder at the Shadow Brook Apartments.
Tennessee senator proposes paying back student loans from paychecks
(WIAT) -- A U.S. senator is proposing a plan that would have college graduates pay back student loans from their paychecks. Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander suggests loan payments should be automatically taken out of income, like taxes.
Bartlett And Shelby County Schools Cited By State For Disciplinary Issues
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Three Mid-South school districts are under the microscope tonight, cited by the state for disciplining black students with disabilities at a higher rate than their counterparts.
Mother of missing Bartlett teen girl shares message with Memphis high school students
BARTLETT, Tenn. - A mother desperately searching for her missing daughter shared a special message to high school students in North Memphis. She wants students to be careful with whom they trust.
Shelby County Boards OK Millions In Incentives For FedEx Logistics To Move HQ Downtown
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Taxpayers will help pay FedEx logistics to move its headquarters from east Memphis to downtown Memphis. Thursday, three separate boards approved three separate incentives totaling more than $30 million in tax savings or direct grant payments. The company plans to
Second fatal case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease reported in Middle Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - For the second time in less than a month, a Tennessee family is mourning a loved one who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, something doctors say is a one-in-a-million diagnosis.
Fender bender leads to murder in South Memphis neighborhood; 2 men indicted
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Two men have been indicted after an apparent fender bender led to a murder in South Memphis. The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. on July 20, 2018 in the area of Ely Street south of South Parkway East.
Memphis hotel closed for second time since 2014, declared public nuisance by police
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Memphis hotel has just been closed and declared a public nuisance by police. The Governor’s Inn in the 2400 block of Mt. Moriah Road was declared a public nuisance by Memphis police after a lengthy history of criminal activity at the hotel.
Rocky Issues at Shelby County Commission
Monday's meeting of the Shelby County Commission began with the attendees under instruction to take a deep breath. This was both because County Mayor Lee Harris had a breath consultant on hand as part of his current public health campaign, and because a controversial — and potentially aggravating —
Family of missing 85-year-old Shelby Co. woman offering large reward for information
SHELBY CO., Tenn. - The family of an 85-year-old woman who went missing from Shelby County is offering a large reward for information about her disappearance. Pandora Duckett, 85, has been missing for more than two weeks.
Tennessee man says victim in serial killer’s sketch shows his murdered mother
MEMPHIS, TN (WREG/CNN) - A Tennessee man says a confessed serial killer’s sketch solves the mystery as to who killed his mother more than two decades ago. The last time Anthony Jones saw his mother was Christmas Eve in 1996 when he was 15.
Munford alderman George Watson will take over as public works director
Munford will have a new public works director in a few days. George Watson, who has served as a Munford alderman since being elected in 2016, will step down from that role Feb. 25 and take over his new role as public works director the following day.
Applications available for Shelby County Summer Youth Internships
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The Shelby County Board of Commissioners have opened the applications process for their Summer Youth Internship Program. The program provides opportunities for students in Shelby County to develop constructive work habits and valuable job skills necessary to enter the workforce.
Woman who ignored oncoming train, busted with 100's of pills, court records say
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Shelby County assessor working to get Electrolux back on tax payroll
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Nearly two weeks after Electrolux announced its plans to close its Memphis plant, the Shelby County Assessor’s Office is working to get the Swedish appliance company back on tax payroll by Feb. 28.
Bartlett dentist indicted for first-degree murder in girlfriend's shooting death
BARTLETT, Tenn. - A Bartlett dentist was indicted in the deadly shooting of his girlfriend, officials said. Bobby Massengill, 74, was charged with first-degree murder after shooting his girlfriend – Sheila Scott, 52 – to death with a shotgun inside the home where they both had been living.
Tennessee becomes first southern state with hate crime protections for transgender people
Tennessee is the first state in the South to allow judges to apply hate crime enhancements when sentencing cases that target transgender people. State Attorney General Herbert Slatery (R) last week issued an opinion stating that transgender identity would be covered under the state’s hate crime law