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  Bill Lee sworn in as Tennessee’s 50th governor

Businessman Bill Lee became Tennessee’s 50th governor Saturday.

  Gov. Haslam issues 20 pardons, 3 commutations on final day in office

Mid-South federal workers to rally Saturday in response to shutdown

Food drive held for Mid-South federal employees

Memphis opening warming center this weekend

Furloughed Memphis IRS workers re-called for tax season

101-year-old woman, avid deer hunter, bags 2 with 1 shot

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  Man, woman killed after West Memphis officer-involved shooting

Bill to regulate microchipping employees introduced

Rural Mississippians hopeful for faster internet after expansion bill passes

Women accused of helping Memphis murder suspect hide inside closet wall

Tennessee gov-elect’s inauguration to move indoors

Sports betting nets $14.8 million for Mississippi casinos

Mississippi graduation rate hits new record of 84 percent

Mississippi is graduating a greater share of its high school students than ever before

FedEx teams up to fight hunger

FedEx is teaming up with Rise Against Hunger to help feed those in need.

  Veterans Court gives Shelby County veterans 2nd chance

Congratulations are in order for 10 men and woman who graduated Wednesday from the veterans court program.

Up to 700 workers will possibly be affected by workforce cut at Canton Nissan

Shifts that are going to be eliminated are the shift that produces the NV van line and a shift that produces the Titan and Frontier trucks.

  Renovations begin at Memphis Convention Center

Former Memphis leader of Vice Lords gang shot, killed

Police: Green Goblin mask connects suspect with series of store robberies

Man charged with sex trafficking after woman claims he recruited her for prostitution

Man pleads guilty to deadly drunk driving crash

Public invited to weigh in on new community center at Frayser Park

  Tax preparers expect delays for refunds, suggest filing early

With more than 46,000 IRS employees being called back to work, tax season is set to start on January 28.

District attorney announces nuisance store reopening

The Shelby County District Attorney’s office announced on Wednesday that a Midtown store would reopen after it was deemed a nuisance.

Germantown delays tuition vote that would charge students from outside city limits

Discussion about charging tuition for some public school students dominated Germantown Municipal School District’s meeting Tuesday night.

Tennessee lawmaker files bill inspired by Cyntoia Brown

State Rep. London Lamar, D-Memphis, filed her first bill to change how minors are treated if they are victims of sex trafficking or prostitution.

Flu deaths continue to rise in Arkansas

The death toll due to the flu in Arkansas continues to rise.

Governor Hutchinson sworn in for second term, delivers State of the State Address

Governor Hutchinson delivers State of the State Address.

5 suspects wanted for robbery at Stax museum, shooting at nearby business

Memphis police are searching for five suspects who robbed a woman outside Stax Museum and later shot a man at Williams Grill and Shop.

Shelby County prosecutors stop runaway suspect who slipped out of handcuffs

A letter sent to District Attorney General Amy Weirich says Kirby May and Will Muller stopped the defendant after he slipped out of his handcuffs last Friday.

Gov. Bryant delivers final State of the State address

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant will deliver his final State of the State address Tuesday night.

MLGW giving away space heaters, electric blankets

MLGW is giving away 100 space heaters and electric blankets to Shelby County residents who are disabled or low-income seniors.

Marion police officer suspended, under investigation by Arkansas State Police

A Marion police officer is under investigation by the Arkansas State Police, according to Marion Police Chief Gary Kelley.

Another 1,200 dropped from Arkansas Medicaid over work rule

Arkansas officials say the number of people who have lost Medicaid coverage for not complying with a work requirement has risen to more than 18,000.

Man sentenced to 25 years for raping child

A Blytheville man will spend 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping an 11-year-old child.

School board member proposes tuition for some Germantown students

The new policy, which is proposed by a school board member, would have students who live in Shelby County but outside Germantown city limits pay an annual tuition.

WWE Superstars make $10,000 donation to National Civil Rights Museum

The wrestlers toured the museum Monday with the Memphis-area Boys and Girls Club.

SCS: Kirby HS pest problem, renovation cost more than $3 million

Shelby County Schools says the rodent infestation and renovation at Kirby High School cost more than $3 million.

Millington police trying to ID Christmas Eve shoplifters

Police say the women stole items from Rack Room Shoes on Christmas Eve.

Mid-South Food Bank feeding federal employees during government shutdown

The Mid-South Food Bank is preparing to assist local federal employees forced to go on unpaid leave or work without pay.

Mid-South United Way offering free tax preparation

The organization is holding a tax-a-thon all day Saturday, Jan. 26 at Southland Mall.

SNAP benefits to be issued early

The lines to meet Monday night's SNAP benefit deadline flooded the Department of Human Services Shelby County office and parking lot.

TN seeks to add Tenncare work requirements

Thousands of Tenncare recipients could be forced to work in order to receive the government-funded healthcare.

Tennessee issuing February food stamps early due to shutdown

Tennessee is the latest state to issue February’s food stamp benefits early due to the partial government shutdown.

  New bill aims to end fitness tax

Tennessee gyms are rallying together to oppose a relatively new tax that they say is unfair and unnecessary.

Police: Half-naked man arrested after running through MLK Riverside Park

Police say they arrested a man Friday night who ran half-naked through a park near south Memphis.

Traveler arrested at Memphis airport after gun discovered in carry-on bag

Airport police responded to the security checkpoint where Benjamin Byrd said he forgot to remove his handgun from his carry-on.

Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Tips to help put an end to modern day slavery

In 2016, the global slavery index estimated over 57,700 people are victims of trafficking

FedEx Express holding job fair Saturday

There are 500 permanent and part-time positions available.

National Civil Rights Museum offering free admission on MLK Day

To gain free admission, guests may donate canned goods or participate in a blood drive outside the museum.

Tickets still available for Justin Timberlake show at FedExForum

Grammy Award-winner Justin Timberlake returns home Saturday as he brings his “Man of the Woods” tour back to Memphis.

Security cameras catch gas station carjacking

Police say the suspects approached a man and stole his car at gunpoint.

Federal workers struggle to make ends meet during shutdown

A Mid-South man who works for the IRS says his family is struggling to make payments.

Shutdown creates new deadline for SNAP recipients

The Tennessee Department of Human Services is taking steps to alert SNAP recipients of an important deadline imposed by the USDA.

CDC: More women now overdosing on opioids

A newly released report from the CDC reveals drug overdose deaths among females aged 30 to 64 have skyrocketed in recent years.

'Too harsh’: Gov. Haslam discusses granting clemency to Cyntoia Brown

Days after granting Cyntoia Brown executive clemency, Governor Bill Haslam said it's time to discuss the issues surrounding juvenile sentencing.

5 Shelby County corrections officers relieved of duty

Five Shelby County corrections officers are relieved of duty for allegations of job-related failure, according to the sheriff’s office.

CEO arrested on child porn charge after hidden camera found in company bathroom

David Hunter Moore, 23, was arrested for a second time Thursday for producing child pornography. He’s being on $200,000 bond.

MLGW helping furloughed government workers

MLGW has enacted their Hardship Policy for eligible customers, meaning furloughed workers can make payment arrangements and prevent having their services shut off.

ADH: Possible case of Hepatitis A exposure at Cheddar’s

Hep A case pops up in Jonesboro

  Bill pushes to legalize medical marijuana in Tennessee

Could Tennessee join the 33 other states that have legalized medical marijuana?

Lowe’s employee accused of stealing $2,400 from store through return scam

An asset protection manager with a watchful eye caught on to the scam while reviewing surveillance footage.

UPS employee accused of stealing $24K in cash and coins from shipments

An employee at the UPS Customer Center in Memphis is facing charges after more than $24,000 worth of shipments went missing last month.

1 dead, others injured in single-car crash on I-55

One person has died after a crash on I-55 northbound in DeSoto County.

Memphis collects more than 50,000 tires during 2-day redemption effort

In just two days the city collected 50,535 tires. Residents who participated in the program will receive $1 per tire up to $250.

Federal jailers aren’t being paid during shutdown, but inmates are

Across the country, federal employees are on day 20 of working without pay.

Steven Tyler partners with Youth Villages to create haven for abused girls

Singer and songwriter Steven Tyler is using a hit Aerosmith song to help abused and neglected girls across the country, including Shelby County.

2 people found shot to death in car near I-240 and Lamar

Police are investigating a double homicide Thursday afternoon near I-240 and Lamar.

Resource officer left gun in elementary school bathroom

A school resource officer in Dardanelle is no longer on is on-campus duty after leaving the restroom of an elementary school.

Lawler family still searching for answers in Brian’s death 6 months later

Nearly six months after the death of wrestler Brian Christopher Lawler, his father Jerry Lawler is still struggling to get answers about how he died in jail.

Memphians lend helping hand to federal employees affected by shutdown

As the shutdown continues, the number of people and businesses being impacted is starting to be felt across the Mid-South.

Woman calls 911 on officers who stopped her vehicle, promptly gets taken to jail

Kelci Newby is charged with making a 911 call in a non-emergency situation.

Mississippi River to crest near 32 feet Thursday morning

The Mississippi River is set to crest Thursday morning at 31.8 feet.

Affidavit: Man killed while trying to sell shoes listed for sale on Facebook

Police say a witness said they were meeting up with someone named “Tay” who wanted to buy a pair of tennis shoes the victim listed for sale on Facebook Marketplace.

Man holds suspected car thief at gunpoint

According to a police report, the victim heard something in his backyard Sunday, Jan. 6. When he went too look he saw someone driving off in his 2001 Honda Accord.

Anonymous donor takes vested interest in K9 officer

Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Trumann K9 Officer Ras will be a lot safer when he hits the streets.

Tennessee receiving part of $1.5 million settlement after 2013 Neiman Marcus data breach

The company is set to pay $1.5 million and implement a series of new policies to prevent similar breaches in the future. Tennessee will receive $28,659.04 from the settlement.

Restaurant holds fundraiser for Collierville fire victims

Mellow Mushroom in Germantown is holding a fundraiser Wednesday to help the families of Kari Coudriet and Shannon, Joy and Aaron Naik.

Bishop Joseph Howze dies at the age of 95

Bishop Joseph Howze is remembered for his willingness to work with religious leaders of other faiths and his efforts to improve Catholic schools in the Biloxi Diocese.

Memphis City Council returns to work at first meeting of 2019, fills vacancies

New year, new council attitude, and it’s one of reconciliation and agreement.