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Dorsey Hopson's plan to close 28 Shelby County schools: 5 key points
Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson presented a plan Tuesday night that would close 28 schools and build 10 new ones, likely over a period of about 10 years. Here are five things to know about the proposal, which Hopson described as "preliminary."
Shots fired while Shelby County detectives serve warrant; 2 people arrested
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Two people are in jail facing multiple felony charges after shots were fired while detectives served a search warrant near Parkway Village. According to the sheriff’s office, detectives were serving the warrant around 8 p.m. Monday near Cottonwood Road and Goodlett Street. After
Highway 51 partially shutdown as fire crews battle blaze in Atoka
ATOKA, Tenn. — Part of Highway 51 in Atoka was shutdown as first responders battled a house fire on Wednesday. It happened on Highway 51 right at the Shelby and Tipton County line. First responders were forced to block off one of the northbound lanes on the highway as they worked the fire.
Police chase suspect at 100 mph across Memphis interstates
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A driver going at least 100 miles per hour narrowly missed fellow drivers while trying to get police off his tail around 3:15 a.m. Wednesday. Investigators are releasing very little details.
Ray named interim Shelby County Schools superintendent
Joris Ray, Shelby County Schools' chief of academic operations and school support, is the school system’s interim superintendent starting with the departure of SCS superintendent Dorsey Hopson next month.
Former DOJ employee gives insight on Shelby County Juvenile Court System fairness
SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. - A second report is due any moment on fairness inside the Shelby County Juvenile Court System. The former criminal justice coordinator says it will show differences in the way African-American and white kids are treated.
Man arrested after using fake money with 'COPY' printed on the bill, police say
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Tennessee man is facing a forgery charge after investigators say he used a fake $100 bill with "COPY" printed on both sides. Around 5 a.m. Sunday, a manager at a Memphis McDonald's called police.
Memphis man tried to hit DeSoto deputies with his car before being shot in the hand, officials say
Omar Paramo-Boyso, an undocumented immigrant living in Memphis, faces multiple charges in connection with an officer-involved shooting in DeSoto County Tuesday evening. DeSoto County authorities said Wednesday that Paramo-Boyso is being held in the county jail in Hernando on $21,000 bond. He is char
Millington Civic Center Targeted Twice By Vandals
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - A near 80-year-old Mid-South civic center is boarded up after weekend vandals left a trail of destruction. Investigators continue to look for the people responsible for smashing nine windows at the Forest Drive Civic Club over a two-day period.
New Report Says Shelby County's Juvenile Court System Remains Deeply Flawed
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Shelby County leaders are weighing in and promising changes after a scathing federal report on the juvenile court of Memphis and Shelby County.
Shelby County Schools: Consolidation plan could close 28 schools, build 10 new ones
More than two dozen schools could close over the next 10 years under a consolidation plan from Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson that also calls for over $700 million in capital investments.
Welfare Check On Jonesboro Woman Turns Into Deadly Shootout With Police
JONESBORO, Ark. (localmemphis.com) - A welfare check in Jonesboro, Arkansas, leads to a deadly shootout with police. Jonesboro Police say it all began Tuesday when a maintenance worker at an apartment complex in the 600 block of Gladiolus went to check on the wellbeing of 56-year-old Rhonda Thomas.
Local I-Team: Caught On Camera - Truckers Beaten By Security Guards At Olive Branch Facility
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Caught on camera: security guards attacking two truckers in Olive Branch, Mississippi. The video has gone viral on social media. The husband and wife say they've been truckers for almost 15 years, but when they went to pick up a load at Metro foods, they never exp
Report Card: Memphis Grizzlies fall to shorthanded Nuggets
The Memphis Grizzlies were going into the Mile High city about to play their 3rd game in four nights. In most situations, your eyes are rolling, and you’re probably expecting an L. However, Denver’s injury report came out, and you beamed with optimism. The Nuggets were without Gary Harris, Will Bart
Mississippi man accused of stealing from Shelby County Home Depots captured
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One of the suspects who authorities say has been stealing from Home Depots throughout Shelby County has finally been taken into custody. Christopher Garrett of Byhalia was arrested on Monday. He was charged with evading arrest and theft of property.
Weathersbee: Why should Shelby County foot sewage costs for people who don't want to live there?
Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris knows the county will struggle to pay for its future if it keeps paying expenses for people who don't want to live there. And that’s part of what influenced his administration to ditch a plan to build a $35 million wastewater treatment plant, as well as increase fees o
DOJ report says Shelby County juvenile system still has issues
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A report from the Department of Justice says the Shelby County juvenile justice system still has issues. The report given to county officials Monday says the court exerts inappropriate influences over defense appointments.
Shelby County new plan that could shut dozens of schools
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County will consider a plan that could shut down as many as 80 schools and replace them with 20. Superintendent Dorsey Hopson recently mentioned the controversial idea to WREG.
LeBron James Gives Fan The Shoes Off Of His Feet Following Memphis Victory
A LeBron James fan got a special gift from the Laker when he gave her a pair of shoes. Following a Sunday victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, James gifted the player exclusive "Court Purple" Nike LeBron 16s he'd worn during the game to Grizzlies equipment manager Brian'e Miller, according to Sole Co
Former MPD Officer & Another Man Indicted On Federal Criminal Civil Rights Violations
(U.S. DEPT. OF JUSTICE RELEASE) - On December 6, 2018, a federal grand jury indicted a former Memphis Police Officer, Sam Blue, and co-conspirator, Anthony Davis, on federal criminal civil rights violations which include the violent crimes of robbery and kidnapping. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant