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  3.7 magnitude earthquake hits near Dyersburg

A 3.6 magnitude earthquake shook the Mid-South on Wednesday morning.

11 big firms say Tennessee bills discriminate against LGBTQ

  Infertility treatments still not covered by insurance in Mississippi

Sharp County 2-year-old bitten by snake, airlifted to LeBonheur

MPD launches internal investigation after complaints over officer’s Facebook comments

  Shelby County to invest $6M into Pre-K

  Mayor signs deal to build 500-room hotel at Memphis Convention Center

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  Security measures in place for NFL Draft this week in Nashville

Mississippi police officer hit, killed on I-55 while loading vehicle onto tow truck

Hard Rock proposes Pope County casino resort

Tipton County authorities find body of missing man

Man charged in double shooting in Ripley

Czech gun company to open manufacturing plant in Little Rock

Mississippi universities set to increase tuition by 4% in the fall

Tuition at in-state colleges in Mississippi will go up on average of four percent beginning in the fall.

  I-55 reopened after police investigation

All northbound lanes on I-55 have been shut down Tuesday morning.

Man accused of beating, dragging pregnant woman claims he was ‘defending himself’

A Jonesboro man accused of hitting a woman pregnant with his child and dragging her across concrete told police he was just “defending himself.”

  ASP: Missing children found safe

Arkansas State Police confirmed their search for three children considered missing/endangered is over.

Woman loses $800 to DIRECTV scam

  Winchester Bowl slated for closure after 40 years in business

  DeSoto County jailer accused of smuggling cellphone to inmate

Affidavit: Man had child in car as he followed, rammed another vehicle

Tennessee House advances $21M tax break for FedEx expansion

  I-240 blocked for hours after police say 2 teens crash carjacked vehicle

Tennessee House OKs bill to keep daylight saving year-long

The Tennessee House has advanced a proposal that would keep the state on daylight saving time year-round

DOC investigating ‘security threat’ at Hardeman County prison

The Tennessee Department of Correction says Hardeman County Correctional Facility is on lockdown while they investigate a security threat.

  Tennessee hospitals prepare for exposure to measles

We’ve learned new details about Tennessee's first case of measles in 2019. This comes as the CDC reports the U.S. is on track to break the record number of cases set in 2014.

  US attorney announces 19 indictments following year-long investigation into drug trafficking

U.S. Attorney Mike Dunavant has called a news conference Monday to discuss the results of an investigation into an illegal drug trafficking operation.

Gov. Bryant signs first-in-the-nation foster care reform

The Children’s Promise Act (HB 1613) will provide concrete assistance to nonprofit organizations working on diverse problems around the state, including human trafficking, opioid addiction, and autism.

  Northern Kentucky BBQ business getting heat for ‘LGBTQ’ shirts

The owner says he has already sold out all of his shirts and has a back order for more.

Mississippi: Automatic renewal on hunting, fishing licenses

Mississippi is offering an option for people to automatically renew their hunting or fishing licenses

  Marshall Co. deputy begins rehab a week after being shot multiple times

The Marshall County deputy injured in a shooting last Friday has been moved from Regional Medical Center to Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto to begin rehabilitation therapy.

  First case of measles reported in Tennessee

The first case of measles has been reported in the state of Tennessee amid a nationwide outbreak.

  Reserve your St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway ticket now for a chance at a special prize!

If you reserve your St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway ticket by April 19 you could win the Ultimate Memphis Experience!

  Mayor Strickland calls for state to toughen road rage penalties

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland is reacting to a violent week in the Bluff City and calling on the state to help get a grip on crime.

Cooper-Young hosts 5th annual Pup Crawl benefiting the Humane Society

Cooper-Young restaurants and bars will offer a 25-percent discount and special canine-themed drinks for the evening to Pup Crawlers, which are available from 6 to 9 p.m. during the Pup Crawl.

Redbirds, Missions Thursday night game rained out

The teams will make it up with a doubleheader Monday, May 27 when San Antonio next plays a series in Memphis.

  US Attorney names West Tennessee health care providers caught in opioid sting

These doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists are accused of illegally prescribing or distributing opioids and other prescription medications, sometimes in exchange for sexual favors.

Memphis named a finalist to host 2020 IRONMAN triathlon

Memphis has been named a finalist as a potential host for a new IRONMAN triathlon in 2020.

  Shelby County sheriff releases results of psychological reassessments of deputies

In January, county officials learned an unlicensed doctor performed pre-employment screenings for more than 600 employees, including 200-plus deputies.

Olive Branch police arrest 3 in recent car burglaries

Police in Olive Branch arrested three people Thursday morning they say may be responsible for up to 50 recent car break-ins across the city.

Several Mid-South schools set dismissing students early Thursday for storms

Several school districts in the Mid-South are dismissing students early Thursday because of the chance of storms.

  ‘It’s terrible’: Family, neighbors mourn victims of triple homicide

A man, a pregnant woman and 5-year-old were found dead in a burning home in Earle, Arkansas Monday morning, and investigators said it was no accident.

Law requires Arkansas schools to offer courses to expelled students

A bill passed in the latest legislative session will require school districts to offer online courses to expelled students so that they can receive credit.

  Olive Branch residents oppose plans to annex unincorporated area of DeSoto County

Residents were in court Wednesday to object plans for Olive Branch to annex 50 square miles of unincorporated DeSoto County.

  AAF makes it official with Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing

According to the bankruptcy petition, the AAF says it has $48 million in liabilities with only $11.3 million in assets.

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

Pet owners can take their dogs and cats for low-cost rabies vaccines and license tags.

Mississippi residents can display state flag minus Confederate battle emblem with new specialty license plate

Legislators have not changed the actual flag that's the last in the U.S. with the Confederate emblem, although some have pushed for the "Stennis flag."

Charter school bill advances in Tennessee House

The Tennessee House has advanced a proposal that would create a new state charter school commission to manage charter school appeals if operators are denied by a local school board

Remains of Korean War soldier from Tennessee identified

Remains belonging to a soldier from Tennessee who was killed in the Korean War have been identified nearly seven decades after he was declared missing in action

  Arkansas officials warn parents about teens vaping K2, Spice

Law enforcement agencies in Arkansas have issued a warning concerning teenagers and vaping. A synthetic substance is back on the market in a form parents may not be aware of.

Man accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of rare coins

The victim said someone stole about 250 Krugerrand gold coins worth about $360,000, $100,000 in U.S. currency, four books of Kennedy half dollars worth about $50, 10 sleeves of 50 rare pennies each worth about $50 and a purple Crown Royal bag of various coins.

Man charged with child endangerment after his car is stolen with young boy in back seat

Police say Javier Jimenez left his car running with his 8-year-old cousin in the back seat. The car was stolen and with the boy still inside.

Ex-Shelby County Schools teacher sentenced to jail after facing charges for sexual misconduct with students

Bragg Lampkin, 45, will spend 30 days in jail and four years on probation, according to the district attorney’s office.

  Tennessee lawmakers pushing for disaster funding

As parts of Tennessee continue to struggle with flooding, lawmakers in Washington say they are still pushing for assistance.

Woman accused of breaking into vehicle, using stolen credit cards for mall shopping spree

Kimberly Fitch is charged with car burglary, property theft, identity theft and fraudulent use of credit or debit card.

Governor Bryant signs teacher pay raise bill

This will give teacher’s in Mississippi a raise of $1,500.

Tennessee gov eyes $24.7M to treat hepatitis C in prisons

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is seeking almost $24.7 million to treat a hepatitis C outbreak in prisons

Mississippi lottery board adopts rules on ethics and records

The governing board for the upcoming Mississippi Lottery is setting rules for ethics and public records

  TX investigators use new DNA technology to identify cold case victim from Memphis

Audrey Lee Cook went to Kingsbury High decades ago and graduated in 1973. To Texas investigators she has been known as Jane Doe since the late 1980's.

Converting cow manure to clean water

Runoff from farms has been a major source of pollution in our nation’s waters over the years but a new technology could help make farms more fish friendly.

  Legal opinion could have ‘devastating consequences’ for Mississippi lottery

A Department of Justice opinion is putting question marks over the state lottery. It's calling into question gambling that crosses state lines.

Clean up efforts continue after 19 tornadoes touched down across Mississippi

The National Weather Service says this number will likely rise as they continue damage assessments this week.

  Marshall County deputy recovers after being shot multiple times

A Marshall County deputy is recovering in Regional One after being shot multiple times Friday by a suspect fleeing deputies who eventually committed suicide.

Police: Ex-MATA worker assaults current employee with a bat

Police say a former MATA employee approached a current employee at MATA headquarters and assaulted her with a bat.

Customs discovers caprine skull shipped to facility in Memphis

U.S. Customs and Border Protection made a rare find in Memphis last week.

Report: Number of unvaccinated kids in Arkansas on the rise

Arkansas Department of Health data shows that an increasing number of children in the state are not being immunized against childhood illnesses

Oxford police searching for missing 85-year-old man

Oxford Police Department is searching for a missing man.

  Going to class gets high school student a new car

Cavenaugh worked with schools across Northeast Arkansas to get them in the classroom and in a new ride.Students got 5 possible entries for the car if they had perfect attendance.

Damage reported in parts of the state, two injured due to severe weather

According to Yazoo Co EMA Director Jack Willingham, one person suffered an injury and has been transported to a local hospital after the home the family was in suffered damage on Cox Ferry Road.

  1 suspect in custody, other on run in connection to West Memphis shooting

One suspect is in custody in connection to a shooting in West Memphis.

  Mississippi ranks number 2 for home break-ins, study says

A new national study claims living in the South makes you more at risk for a home break-in.

TBI offering reward for info in 2015 Ripley murder

Clarence Carlington Evans, 23, was shot and killed in December 2015 at a barber shop in Ripley, Tennessee.

  Mini therapy horses visit Memphis preschoolers

Students at SRVS Kids & Families Play, Do, Learn Preschool learned about farms the past few days, so Friday the farm came to the students.

Police ID victim in Tuesday night shooting in Orange Mound

Justin Borta, 33, died following a Tuesday night shooting near Deadrick Avenue and Cella Street.

1 person in custody after shooting in Frayser late Thursday night

Officers responded just before midnight Thursday to the scene near James and Hollywood.

  Tennessee firefighters rescue 8 ducklings from storm drain

It took nearly two hours, but the ducklings were safely reunited with their mom and sibling thanks to some pretty amazing firefighters.

  AR officer suspended over video showing him using excessive force on resident

An Arkansas police officer is off the job after cell phone video backs up complaints of excessive force.

  Memphis rugby player earns full scholarship to Dartmouth

The Memphis Girls Rugby team at Freedom Prep Academy has achieved another milestone.

  State forensics lab identifying new synthetic cannabinoids

You may remember seeing reports of large numbers of "spice" overdoses back in 2015.Now---synthetic cannabinoids are being found in a whole new form.

Mississippi Capitol loses its World War I cannons

On Thursday, they were permanently moved to the Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg, where they will be restored and put on display.

Affidavit: Mom gets mad and hits daughter with machete

Court documents said an argument escalated until one woman struck another in the head with a machete.