City of Memphis terminates contract with Waste Pro, new contractor to begin trash pickup Monday

The City of Memphis has officially terminated its contract with Waste Pro after an ongoing issue of failed trash pickup in Cordova, Hickory Hill and parts of East Memphis.

City of Memphis allocates $19.5M to paving, pothole issue for 2021

  Waste Pro customers fed up with trash overpile

‘Wessel and Rex were both outstanding’: Southaven Police K9 dogs die

Grandmother crashes into home with grandchildren inside

  Waste Pro drops some residential customers

  New YMCA resource center under construction in Whitehaven

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  Mayor Strickland hopes city will fund program that can help fight growing crime rate

  Memphis City Council committee approves resolution, urges city to fire Waste Pro

  CodeCrew to receive grant from NBA Foundation

  Memphis River Parks Partnership gets approval to make Riverside Drive more pedestrian-friendly

  Interviews continue for Memphis’ new police director, interim appointed

Peyton Manning to receive ‘Distinguished Citizen Award’ from AutoZone Liberty Bowl

  City councilmembers plan to present resolution to get rid of Waste Pro

The City of Memphis sanitation crews and a company hired on an interim basis are all trying to catch up on garbage collection in Area E serviced by Waste Pro.

Murder suspect accused of backing over mother with car

A Trumann woman faces a second-degree murder charge after police say she backed over her mother with a car.

  SisterReach opens pantry and boutique to serve those in need

They expect to serve people who have been displaced for several reasons, including domestic violence and COVID-19.

  Reserve your St. Jude Dream Home ticket now for a chance to win an early bird prize!

Reserve your ticket now for a chance to win an early bird prize, including the ultimate Memphis experience!

  NCRM commemorates 53 years since assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

GALLERY: Baptist Women’s Hospital NICU babies dress up for Easter

  SCLC Day of Service honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

SCLC to host Community Day of Service in honor of Dr. King

  Battle continues to brew between City of Memphis, Waste Pro over trash collection

  Current real estate market makes certain Memphis neighborhoods popular again

  Mid-South lawmakers, organizations sign Humanity Pledge regarding racial discrimination

State and local legislators along with organizations stood on the steps of AFSCME Local 1733 to sign the Humanity Pledge Friday morning.

  NCRM to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with virtual event

Sunday marks 53 years since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

  Waste Pro says city denied its request to pick up trash on Good Friday

Memphis trash contractor Waste Pro says it will not be able to pick up customer trash Friday evening even after asking for special permission from the city.

Memphian wins HGTV design competition

Carmeon Hamilton, an interior designer and lifestyle blogger from Memphis competed in HGTV’s Design Star: Next Gen Competition.

Chick-fil-A Community Champions

Chick-fil-A Community Champions

  Lawsuit filed against City of Memphis, MLGW amid trash pickup problems

In the ongoing fight over a lack of trash pickup in parts of Memphis, new legal action was taken Wednesday.

  Creating a healthier Memphis: Program brings healthy foods to public schools

One health care provider is hoping to make Memphis healthier by taking on a different approach and going to patients instead of waiting for them to see a doctor.

  Memphis couple survives lethal levels of carbon monoxide

A Memphis couple is thanking first responders and security company ADT for saving their lives.

  MAS calling on public to adopt, foster animals in need of a home

Memphis Animal Services is calling on the public to welcome a furry friend into their homes due to an increase in surrendered pets.

Covington mayor announces planned power outage

Covington Mayor Justin Hanson announced Tuesday the plans for a power outage affecting parts of the city.

Germantown Police: Runaway teen found safe

Sophya Ordonez was last seen at her home on Hundred Oaks in Germantown around midnight on Friday, according to GPD.

  Neighborhoods endure another week without trash pickup

More than a week after Mayor Jim Strickland promised action for areas neglected by the city’s trash contractor many neighbors tell us they still aren’t seeing results.

List: Mid-South business closures set for Good Friday, Easter Sunday

Several Mid-South businesses are announcing closures on Good Friday, April 2, ahead of the Easter Sunday holiday.

Family looking for grandfather who disappeared after showing signs of dementia

A Mid-South family is desperate for your help to find a grandfather who was showing signs of dementia when he disappeared five days ago.

City Watch: Police searching for missing, endangered man with autism

Police say he left the care home facility and suffers from autism.

  Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum to reopen in April

Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum is ready to reopen its doors in a few days after being closed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Police searching for missing man believed to have dementia

Officials say he walked away from his home and may suffer from Dementia.

  Family of 5-year-old killed in hit-and-run hosts candlelight vigil

There were balloons bearing the 5-year-old’s favorite superhero and even more balloons to let him know he was loved and special.

  Waste Pro customers outraged as trash piles for two weeks

Waste Pro is still picking up garbage under the deadline that the city imposed under a contract ending April 10th.

  St.Jude Dream Home Giveaway: A peek into Tyler’s story

The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway kicked off Friday morning, one of the most important fundraisers each year for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

  Loved ones of 5-year-old hit and killed speak out

Police say 23-year-old Ebony Taylor is charged with leaving the scene of a deadly crash, driving without a license and no insurance.

Levitt Shell returns with Ballet Memphis performance April 9

It’s an evening of dance with Ballet Memphis featuring ‘Water of the Flowery Mill,’ ‘Paquita,’ and more.

Batesville community raises money to buy car for school employee

The staff at Batesville Elementary School is making a difference in the community one person at a time.

  What’s cooking? Commercial Appeal food reporter Jennifer Chandler gives WMC’s Joy Redmond a taste of new Memphis restaurants

Joy took over the Digital Desk this week for a conversation with Commercial Appeal food reporter Jennifer Chandler. Jennifer let us know about eight new restaurants that opened this month in Memphis, and each one has something unique to offer.

  Reserve your tickets today for the 22nd annual St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway!

Call 1 (800) 224-6681 or visit dreamhome.org to reserve your St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway ticket.

  KangaZoo exhibit coming to the Memphis Zoo

There is no need to book a flight to the Outback or brave a journey to the Bush to get a look at Australia’s most popular animal: The kangaroo.

  Mayor says Waste Pro only sent statement regarding contract to news outlets

The company decided to send out a news release saying it wanted out of its contract with Memphis. But the release was reportedly sent only to the news media.

  Mid-South Hero: A teacher who goes the extra mile for her students

Thank you for being an example in and out of the classroom. Your students, parents and administrators have taken notice. And so have we.

  Soccer standout kicks cancer, gives back to St. Jude

To hear all these accomplishments, and to see this incredibly contagious smile on his face, you would never know Craig had cancer.

Lawmakers consider dropping KKK member’s name from federal building in Memphis

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the bill to redesignate the Clifford Davis – Odell Horton Building.

  Attorney calls ethical misconduct allegations against Commissioner Ford ‘unfounded’

The attorney for Shelby County Commissioner Edmund Ford, Jr., said his client never used his position to turn a profit.

  Memphians fed up with illegal dumping

We drove in less than a mile radius in North Memphis and found plenty of illegal dumping. All of it in front of vacant lots or houses.

MLGW postpones mobile food pantry due to severe weather threat

This year’s goal is to help feed families affected by COVID-19.

Power outage affecting customers in Cooper-Young

Memphis Light, Gas and Water is reporting thousands of customers without power due to a damaged wire issue.

MLGW: Extended payment plans available through April 30

To participate, customers are required to pay at least 25 percent of their total indebtedness upfront.

Shelby Co. Fire Department dedicates new fire truck to Mayor Harris

The Shelby County Fire Department decided to name the fire truck after Mayor Harris when he reopened Fire Station 60.

  Community fights to demolish vacant church in South Memphis

The building looks like something out of a horror film, but it was actually once a place of worship well past its glory days.

  City Council members want credit issued for trash customers in Cordova

They are taking action to have a garbage service contracted by the city fired because of unending complaints about garbage not being picked up.

  MPD director hopes replacement will receive more support

Memphis Police Director Mike Rallings retires in less than a month and the city is in the process of interviewing seven candidates but has yet to narrow down their selection.

  MPD director concerned about state’s permitless carry bill; 369 arrests in six-week operation

This year there have been 62 homicides, 52 of those are murders.

  Special prosecutor examining Commissioner Ford in ethics case

A special prosecutor is now examining the case of Shelby County Commissioner Edmund Ford, Jr. and how he handled a county grant for Junior Achievement.

COVID-19 vaccinations available to eligible Veterans this weekend

Vaccinations are available Monday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

City of West Memphis opens new library

The new library and innovation center will be an integrated state-of-the-art facility for information resources, education, and activities.

  Shelby County Commission strikes down land sale for Byhalia Pipeline

The Byhalia Pipeline wanted to buy two properties owned by Shelby County Government, but the county commission said no to that request at its meeting on Monday.

  Cordova residents angry with garbage pickup services, mayor vows to correct issue

Some Cordova residents are frustrated and furious that their trash pickup happens only on occasion.

Memphis student wins prestigious honor in the 98th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Hutchison School senior Amellia Hausmann has been honored with a prestigious award after entering her portfolio into the 98th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.

Memphis Botanic Garden to host annual Spring Plant Sale

Memphis Botanic Garden will once again host its Spring Plant Sale, both in-person and online.

  Porter-Leath ready for grand opening of early childhood learning center

Part of Porter-Leath’s Preschool program will be at the newly constructed early childhood academy on Baskin Street.

Governor believes Arkansas mask mandate will be removed

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he believes his plan to remove a mask mandate intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus will take place at the end of the month, as previously announced.

  Mid-South pays respects to Asian-American community with candlelight vigil

This was one of three simultaneous Protect Asian Lives events happening across the state of Tennessee.

  Memorial service for Memphis Officer Nicholas Blow

Nicholas Blow is an 8 year veteran of the US Army and leaves behind a 2-month-old child.

  Beale Street packed, businesses stay open until 1 a.m.

Health Directive 19 went into effect Saturday allowing restaurants to stay open until 1 a.m., open up bar seating and seat tables of up to eight people.

  Interviews begin for police director candidates

Mayor Jim Strickland does not make the decision without input from, the community and city council.

  Busy weekend for Mid-South; restaurants loosened restrictions, tournament

Businesses can stay open an hour longer until 1 am and the two hour limit for food service has still been lifted.

  Memphis group starts community fridge project to combat food insecurity

Anyone can come by, open the doors, donate food if they have extra, or take some if they’re hungry.

  Fallen MPD officer remembered in Sea of Blue

His funeral is scheduled for Saturday, March 20 at Promise Land Church at 11 a.m.

  NCRM leaders respond to hate crimes against Asian-American community

A shooting spree at Atlanta-area massage businesses left eight people dead, including six women of Asian descent.

  YMCA discusses plans for summer camp program

Registration for the YMCA’s summer camp opens April 1, 2021.