Murder victim’s family says Memphis cemetery rejected his headstone

Stephanie Yates and her family thought they ordered the perfect granite headstone for her brother. That is until it was delivered and the cemetery rejected it, refusing to place it at her brother’s gravesite.

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

In choosing Harris, Biden is embracing a former rival from the Democratic primary who is familiar with the unique rigor of a national campaign.
  • National

Boy with autism kicked out of NJ church for making noise during sister’s baptism

The boy's family says the priest refused to apologize and instead attempted to justify his actions. However, he later said he regrets the mistake in a statement released by the archdiocese.


  Memphis police searching for suspects who carjacked man at gas station

  Memphis infectious disease specialists question Russia’s claim of world’s first coronavirus vaccine

  Arkansas to provide COVID-19 data to school districts to track cases

  Judge denies new trial for man convicted of killing Holly Bobo

  ‘We want to know why?’ Family of murdered prison administrator sues Tennessee

One year after the death of Debra Johnson, her family is suing the state of Tennessee.
  • Coronavirus

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil.

  Health department says COVID-19 infections decreasing but more expected with in-person learning resuming

  COVID-19 cases on downward trend, county offers grant program for ‘close contact’ businesses

Health expert shares ways kids can socialize safely during the pandemic

  DeSoto County coroner calls Mississippi’s COVID-19 numbers ‘misleading’

  School districts expecting greater need for tech support with virtual learners

  Improvements made to Health Sciences Park, but graves of Confederate general and wife remain

  Daily positive COVID-19 cases down significantly as Governor calls out Northeast Ark. for increases

Gov. Reeves discusses COVID-19 impact in the state after tweeting college football ‘is essential’

  • Coronavirus

What do the kids say? K-12 students sound off on school

Anxious parents around the country are looking to schools that have already opened for signs of how it might go.


  UofM president says AAC football season still on but could be re-evaluated

U of M needs fans’ help to get through season, pandemic

University of Memphis Athletic Director Laird Veatch says season ticket holders can lookout for an email about their options for this season.


2 in custody after car stolen from Tenn. chased down in Madison

  SCLC Memphis chapter wants MPD residency requirements changed to help address city’s crime problem

  3 Mid-South high school seniors honored with driveway graduation

  Tennesse reports 38 new deaths related to COVID-19; state nearing 125,000 cases since beginning of pandemic

  Coronavirus in Mississippi: 68,293 cases, 1,944 deaths reported by health dept.

The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi continues to rise.
  • Coronavirus

  90% increase in COVID-19 cases seen in US children over last month, report says

Severe symptoms still appear rare among those kids infected, making up less than 2% of hospitalizations. However, at least 90 children have died from the disease.

  WATCH: Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare gives update on COVID-19 across the state

  Daughter of TDOC administrator murdered by West Tennessee inmate files federal lawsuit

City of Memphis issues temporary pause on Bird e-scooter operations

FedEx employees to receive 2% raise as health crisis continues