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WDIA DJ Kylan Hunt dies

WDIA DJ Kylan Hunt has died. Family members say he was suffering from flu-like symptoms in recent days but his cause of death is unknown.

  Mid-South residents prepare for snowy weather

Tennessee Highway Patrol cracks down on distracted driving

’Hurtful’: NCRM decries Cindy Hyde-Smith’s comment about public hanging

Shelby County Democrats help Mike Espy in Mississippi runoff

Epilepsy patients testing out new marijuana-based medication

Memphis hospital employee seen wearing shirt with noose, Confederate flag while voting

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  Arkansas residents vote to legalize casinos

Tennessee lawmakers react after Jeff Sessions’ resigns as attorney general

Runoff set for U.S. Senate race in Mississippi

Man arrested after threatening to cut CNN anchor “in small pieces”

Bill Lee chosen as Tennessee governor, beats Karl Dean

Marsha Blackburn defeats Phil Bredesen to win U.S. Senate seat

  Do red light cameras make drivers safer?

Red light cameras and the tickets they generate make millions of dollars for the city of Memphis. But do they make the streets or drivers any safer?

I-269 reopening could be good news for sports betting at Tunica

In recent years, Tunica casinos have struggled, but not this year.

Change your smoke alarm batteries when changing your clock this weekend

This weekend, we will all be turning our clocks back as part of Daylight saving time.

Understanding the strategy behind the early holiday season

From Christmas decorations on store shelves to Christmas trees decorated at home, Halloween just ended, but the world is already getting ready for the holiday season.

  Olive Branch middle school receives nationwide recognition

Mid-South sailor re-enlists at Memphis' historic Stax recording studio

Community college now offering program for funeral services

Scholarships cashing in on e-gaming tournaments

Latino Memphis leader responds to President Trump’s proposal to end birthright citizenship

Poll: Blackburn edges ahead of Bredesen in tight Tennessee Senate contest

  Changes coming to delivery of TNReady assessment tests

Changes are being made to the way Tennessee students take yearly assessment tests.

Early voting across Tennessee sets new records

In less than one week, more than a half million people across the state of Tennessee have cast their ballots Election Day.

Election commission responds to voter issues at the polls

Tennessee Democrats are crying foul. They claim Democratic voters are being suppressed in Shelby County and statewide, and they want things to change.

Nearly 300,000 TN drivers eligible for license reinstatement

A statewide class action lawsuit will make it easier for people people with suspended driver's licenses to get them reinstated.

Candidates for Tennessee governor prepare for debate Tuesday

Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean, both candidates for Tennessee governor, will debate for the first time on Tuesday.

Doctors warn patients about upcoming flu season

It’s the time of year of when flu season usually starts, and local doctors say they’re starting to see patients with flu-like symptoms.

  Southaven prepares for President Trump’s rally next week

Next week, President Donald Trump will rally in Southaven. It will be his first trip to the Mississippi city since becoming president.

Shelby County Schools will receive funding for safety

All 147 school districts in Tennessee will receive part of $35 million in funding for school safety.

Tourists spent $3.5B in Shelby County in 2017

State officials say a record-setting $20.8 billion was spent on tourism in Tennessee last year, a 6.3 percent increase from 2016.

MS House passes lottery day after rejecting it

Several Mississippi House members changed votes on a lottery bill rejected Monday and then passed Tuesday.

Oxford to put up marker about 1935 lynching

A Mississippi county is preparing to put up a historical marker to honor the last black person killed by lynching there.

Judge dismisses suit; allows mail-order wine in MS

A judge is throwing out a lawsuit by the state of Mississippi against four mail-order wine sellers, ruling the state doesn't have authority to pursue the businesses.

Mississippi Senate OKs lottery, House says no

The Latest on a special session of the Mississippi Legislature (all times local):

Arkansas prosecutor says chief justified in deadly shooting

An Arkansas prosecutor says a northeast Arkansas police chief who fatally shot a man in an exchange of gunfire in which the chief was wounded was justified in using deadly force.

Man pleads guilty to selling heroin to man who died from overdose

A Tennessee man pleaded guilty to selling heroin to a man who died of an overdose.

MS weighs lottery, borrowing to fund antiquated bridges

Mississippi lawmakers are meeting in special session to consider ways to increase funding for roads and bridges.

Video shows crash of police helicopter in Arkansas

Authorities have released video showing the crash of a police helicopter in Arkansas that left one person injured.

TN man accused of assaulting ex-girlfriend with biscuit

A Tennessee man is accused of throwing a biscuit at his ex-girlfriend's face and threatening to kill her and her new boyfriend.

Tennessee gives $15M to parks, trail projects

Tennessee officials say $15 million in grant money will help fund parks and recreational trail projects in communities.

AR toddlers survive alone for days after wreck kills mother

Authorities say two toddlers survived alone for about two days after they were passengers in a single-car wreck that killed their mother in south Arkansas.

Vote delayed on new A-to-F scoring scale for MS high schools

Mississippi education leaders may reset part of the grading scale for schools for the third year in a row.

Proposal to raise Arkansas minimum wage qualifies for ballot

A measure to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2021 has qualified for the November ballot.

MS Gov. says special session for roads and bridges coming

Mississippi's governor says he will call lawmakers into special session next week to consider more money for transportation.

Elvis auction brings in $800K for Graceland

A gold record, photos and jewelry are among the more than 200 items sold at an auction of memorabilia related to late singer Elvis Presley.

Tennessee high court fast-tracks lethal injection challenge

The Tennessee Supreme Court is fast-tracking the appeal in a challenge of the state's lethal injection drugs.

Hepatitis A outbreak extends to another AR restaurant

Officials are again warning residents of a northeast Arkansas town of a possible hepatitis A exposure after an employee at a barbecue restaurant tested positive for the liver disease.

Tellis appeals judge's ruling in push to get DA removed from Chambers murder trial

The man accused of burning a Mississippi woman alive wants the state Supreme Court to pull the local district attorney off the case.

Tennessee set to kill 1st inmate in nearly a decade

Tennessee is set to execute its first inmate since 2009, barring last-minute intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court or some unexpected change.

Company adding 25 jobs at Oxford plant

A company that makes parts for vehicle, mining and construction companies says it will expand its operations in Mississippi.

Drive to get Mississippi medical marijuana on 2020 ballot

The woman whose daughter's name is on Mississippi's marijuana oil law has begun a drive for a state constitutional amendment allowing medical marijuana use.

3 new West Nile virus cases bring Mississippi to 7 this year

Three new cases of West Nile virus bring Mississippi's total to seven so far this year.

Mississippi State University to build new parking garage

Mississippi State University is building a $9 million parking garage with about 500 spaces.

Mississippi sues student loan processing company

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is suing the nation's largest student loan processor, saying Delaware-based Navient Corp. has pushed "risky and expensive" loans.

Drug-addicted babies born in record number in Arkansas, study says

A new study by the Arkansas Department of Health says a record number of babies born in Arkansas are addicted to drugs.

Fire chief killed in crop duster crash in east Arkansas

An Arkansas fire chief died when the crop duster he was piloting crashed in eastern Arkansas.

Judge OKs merging 2 lawsuits over 10 Commandments monument

A federal judge has agreed to merge two lawsuits by opponents of Arkansas' Ten Commandments monument that seek to have the display removed from the state Capitol grounds.

Arkansas court clears way for medical pot program's launch

The Arkansas Supreme Court has cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program.

Federal judge again blocks Arkansas medication abortion law

A federal judge is again blocking Arkansas from enforcing a law that critics say makes the state the first in the nation to effectively ban abortion pills.

Bryant creates Mississippi school safety task force

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's establishing a school safety task force to study shooting threats, prevention and response.

New riverboat to cruise on the Mississippi River this year

A new riverboat will be cruising on the Mississippi River this year.

Letter: Tennessee farmers urge House reps to oppose tariffs

Dozens of Tennessee farmers are urging the state's U.S. House delegation to oppose President Donald Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs.

Mississippi high court: Judges can't regulate concealed guns

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled that some local judges were wrong to ban people with enhanced concealed-carry licenses from taking guns into courthouses.

Mississippi high court mulls case over power to cut budgets

The Mississippi Supreme Court has heard arguments in a lawsuit that questions the governor's power to make midyear state budget cuts.

Bryant eyes lottery, taxes on internet sales for road money

Gov. Phil Bryant says he's still exploring a special legislative session to provide more state money for Mississippi's roads and bridges.

3 dead after tractor-trailers collide on Arkansas interstate

Arkansas State Police say three people were killed in a head-on collision involving two tractor-trailers on Interstate 40.

Arkansas Ten Commandments display to be installed next week

A Ten Commandments monument will be installed outside Arkansas' Capitol next week, months after the original display was destroyed.

Sunday liquor sales bill sparks debate among retailers, consumers

A bill that would allow liquor sales on Sunday in Tennessee has passed the House after an impassioned debate from lawmakers, several of them citing scripture.

Mississippi Gov. signs 15-week abortion ban into law

Mississippi's governor has signed the nation's tightest abortion restrictions into law.

Trial begins in deadly Tennessee school bus crash

A prosecutor says a Tennessee school bus driver was on his cellphone and driving 20 mph (32 kph) over the speed limit when he caused the crash that killed six elementary school students.

Elvis Presley memorabilia up for auction at Graceland

Elvis Presley fans have a chance to buy some things that once belonged to the King himself.

Poll: Tennessee voters more moderate than they think

A new poll says Tennesseans are more moderate than their neighbors think they are.

Haslam looks into pardon for woman celebs want freed from prison

Gov. Bill Haslam said his administration is gathering information on a Tennessee woman whom celebrities want freed from life in prison for fatally shooting a man who solicited her as a prostitute in 2004.

Arkansas governor: Unlikely to spare condemned inmate

Arkansas' governor says he's unlikely to halt the execution next week of a convicted killer whose attorneys have argued is mentally incompetent to be put to death.

Memphis photographer dies after falling from Chicago hotel

A Memphis photographer who fell from a Chicago rooftop and died is being remembered by a close friend and the Memphis photography community. Meanwhile, the circumstances surrounding his death continue to come out.

Thousands of state assessment tests scored incorrectly

Tennessee education officials believe nearly 10,000 assessment tests across the state were scored incorrectly.

Federal trial delayed in Arkansas for Tennessee rapper

An Arkansas trial has been delayed for a Tennessee rapper and his bodyguard, who face federal weapons charges

Lawsuit filed over Little Rock club shooting that injured 28

One of 28 people injured when gunfire erupted during a concert at a Little Rock nightclub last month has sued the club's manager and the owner of the building where it occurred.

Democrat Craig Fitzhugh joins race for Tennessee governor

Democrat Craig Fitzhugh is joining the race for Tennessee governor.