Nearly 9,000 in quarantine, COVID-19 cases increase by more than 300 in Shelby County

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 376 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths in the last 24 hours.

  Lebanon PM to introduce bill proposing early elections amid fury over massive blast

The blast claimed at least 154 lives, wounded more than 5,000 people and laid waste to the country’s largest port and nearby areas.
  • Coronavirus

  US hiring slows in July as signs of lasting damage emerge

The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is weakening hiring and the economic rebound.

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  Local organizations stress the importance of mental health wellness during suicide prevention week

  Search continues for missing Kansas mother as new video emerges

MPD: Woman critically injured in shooting

  Memphian Marquita Bradshaw makes history as Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate

  Mid-South business headlines: Historic, $40M LeMoyne-Owen endowment gift shines light on collegiate disparities

We’re taking a look at the $40 million gift presented to Lemoyne-Owen College with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.
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Remains of 9 killed in California Marine sinking recovered

The military has recovered the bodies of nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast.

  Shelby County Election Commission expects surge of absentee, early votes in November

Man shot outside market in Westwood, police say

Man critically injured in shooting at apartment complex

  Shelby Co. health officials study waste water for coronavirus clues

  Shelby Co. Health Dept. releases ‘tripwire’ details in new directive

  More than 100 students quarantined after COVID-19 cases identified in Corinth School District

  Lakeland schools reopen Monday with safety changes

Quitman Co. School District pushes back start date

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Ex-Angels employee charged in overdose death of Tyler Skaggs

Federal prosecutors say a former Los Angeles Angels employee has been charged with conspiracy to distribute fentanyl in connection with last year's overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.

SPORTS

Memphis football picks up top transfer quarterback

  Task force outlines how sporting events will look in the fall

Thursday, the Shelby County COVID-19 Task Force outlined how sport events might look in the fall, including football games

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  SCS outlines what students can expect with digital learning

SCSO reports 32 active COVID-19 cases among detainees, employees

  Superintendent for SCS interviewed on TODAY Show, says he’s been threatened for going virtual

  FBI offering $25K reward in unsolved murders of 2 Memphis children

  DA: 2 indicted after 6-year-old boy shot, killed while preparing for birthday party in Memphis

Authorities have indicted two men after a 6-year-old boy was killed in Frayser
  • National

  Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

A breakdown in the talks would put at risk more than $100 billion to help reopen schools, a fresh round of $1,200 direct payments to most people and hundreds of billions of dollars for state and local governments to help them avoid furloughing workers and cutting services as tax revenues shrivel.

Tennessee tax-free restaurant weekend is here

Shelby Co. Gov. launches “Keeping Northaven Clean” for blight and trash removal

Peabody named #1 historic hotel in US

MPD: Shooting victim dropped off at Memphis Fire Station overnight