Community continues to gives back for holiday season amid the pandemic

More people are in need this holiday season. While safety protocols have made it hard for Thanksgiving meal giveaways some of the large giveaways in Memphis will continue the tradition this year.

MPD searching for missing 13-year-old girl

  Memphis Zoo Lights returns with a few changes

  “Rebuilding this community and making a difference” Woman hopes to uplift the Orange Mound Community

  Ja Morant meets ‘Ja Raffe’ at the Memphis Zoo

TDOC cancels Thanksgiving visitation for some prisons

Missing 16-year-old, 3-week-old daughter located after reported missing

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  Zoo Lights at the Memphis Zoo starts Friday, limited tickets available

  Community remembers Mid-South officer killed in the line of duty

  City leaders hold ribbon cutting for Raleigh Springs Civic Center

Officers searching for missing 16-year-old in Millington

  Memphis Zoo welcomes baby giraffe to the herd, named after Grizzlies’ star Ja Morant

Kroger giving away gift cards to Mid-South veterans

  Airbnb shutting down party houses in Nashville

Airbnb is cracking down on party houses in Nashville, Tennessee.

  Construction wrapping up for the new Raleigh Civic Center

On Thursday, Raleigh residents can welcome a new civic center.

Bonuses approved, semester exams canceled for Germantown schools

The Germantown Municipal School District made a big announcement on their Instagram account.

  MPD brings back Operation Cool Down

The operation involves officers from every precinct, the Organized Crime Unit and various MPD Special Operation Units.

  Missing Tennessee boy made tarp shelter in woods to survive overnight before rescue, TBI says

Hundreds of dollars in grants available for Memphis hospitality workers affected by pandemic

  Donations needed as Mid-South Food Bank feeds record numbers of families through pandemic

  New MPD Director expected to be appointed by March 2021

Serena Williams donates purses to YWCA of Greater Memphis

  Rust Hall at Overton Park could be getting new owner

City Watch canceled for missing 16-year-old last seen near Shelby Dr.

The City Watch for 16-year-old Monterrica Johnson has been canceled.

  Shelby Co. District Attorney’s Office launches new Community Justice Program

The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office has started a new Community Justice Program in hopes of keeping offenders from re-offending and honoring victims.

  Amber Alert issued for 9-year-old boy in middle Tennessee

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for a missing 9-year-old boy.

  Memphis priest tests positive for COVID-19 after retreat

A Mid-South priest has tested positive for coronavirus following a retreat.

  Community members unite for Unity Walk Against Gun Violence

On Saturday, several organizations, along with city and county government leaders, teamed up to host the Unity Walk Against Gun Violence.

  Youth Villages launches Holiday Heroes campaign

The Holiday Season is upon us, but for some -- especially at-risk foster youth, this time of year can be difficult.

23 deputies graduate, welcomed to Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has welcomed 23 new deputies to the department.

  “Healthy Frayser” initiative to bring free healthy food to neighborhood

A brand new cafe is coming to the Frayser community where people can get healthy food for free.

U of M moves forward with multi-million dollar housing development on Park Ave. Campus

The University of Memphis is moving forward with a multi-million dollar student housing development on the Park Avenue campus.

  Tickets now on sale for Zoo Lights, limited tickets available

The Memphis tradition is back! Tickets are now on sale for Zoo Lights at the Memphis Zoo.

MPD searching for missing woman last seen in North Memphis

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a missing woman that was last seen in North Memphis.

  MLGW Winter Moratorium for elderly, disabled customers deadline approaching

An important deadline is coming up for some MLGW customers. Disabled and elderly customers can apply to prevent their power from getting disconnected during the winter.

  Veterans with Valero Memphis refinery help fellow vets with donation

Over 5,000 veterans have battled COVID-19 in the Mid-South, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. More than 230 have died from the virus.

MPD: 59-year-old woman located after reported missing

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a missing 59-year-old woman.

Local churches give away $100 gift cards to veterans

Churches across west Tennessee have come together to give away gift cards to local veterans.

  Mid-South Food Bank feeding families with mobile food pantries throughout pandemic

While the mobile pantries have been free this year because of the pandemic, that will change soon.

  Large COVID-19 daily case count in Shelby Co. attributed to test results from multiple days

Shelby County is averaging about 300 new COVID-19 cases a day. On Tuesday, the new 24-hour case count was at 691.

  Germantown passes resolution urging governor to issue statewide mask mandate

The city of Germantown now joining a growing group of leaders urging Tennessee Governor Bill Lee to pass a statewide mask mandate.

  Memphis man faces cruelty charges after MAS rescues 35 dogs from backyard

Nearly three dozen dogs getting a new lease on life after being rescued from a Memphis home.

  City, county leaders ask the community to join them in a unity walk

More than a dozen organizations involved in health care, social services and criminal justice are asking the community for help.

  ‘Ride of Tears’ helps raise money for 12-year-old boy’s funeral after shooting

A local organization is stepping up after a 12-year-old boy was shot and killed in Memphis last week.

Shelby Co. virtual delegation meeting hacked Monday morning

Attendees of the Shelby Co. Delegation Virtual Annual Legislative Retreat were shocked Monday morning after their meeting was hacked.

Memphis Animal Services saves 35 neglected dogs

Dozens of dogs are looking for a home after they were rescued by Memphis Animal Services.

  Memphis hosts Miss USA pageants at Graceland Soundstage

On Monday, dozens of contestants will compete to become the next Miss USA at Graceland.

  TDH: more than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths reported in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health has identified more than 3,000 new COVID-19 cases and five additional deaths as of Sunday.

  TDH reports over 5,000 new coronavirus cases, 49 deaths in Tennessee

Tennessee COVID-19 cases are on the rise again with more than 5,071 new cases and 49 deaths reported since Friday. This addition brings the state’s total to more than 278,000.

  Local Black-owned chocolatier named on Oprah’s list of favorites

Oprah’s list of “Favorite Things for 2020” officially dropped Friday, and a designer chocolate made in Memphis made the list.

Agape Child & Family Services marks 50th anniversary with virtual Heartlight Celebration

The event features performances from Kirk Franklin, CeCe Winans, Drew & Ellie Holcomb and more, plus inspirational messages from civil rights icon Dr. John Perkins and past speakers and supporters.

  MemFeast returns during pandemic

Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church, along with other community organizations, has planned the second annual MemFeast to feed the homeless this Thanksgiving. But, there will be changes because of the pandemic.

  Community groups hold unity walk against gun violence

This morning the two groups held a press conference, they hope this new partnership can be part of the solution to keep children and people in the community safe.

Phillip Ashley Chocolates on Oprah’s Favorite Things list

A Memphis chocolatier has been added to this year’s Oprah’s Favorite Things holiday gift list.

MPD: 19-year-old woman located after reported missing

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a missing 19-year-old woman.

Memphis police searching for missing 59-year-old man

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a missing 59-year-old man.

  2020 Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank

Donate now through Dec. 4 to the 2019 WMC Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Mid-South Food Bank.

Germantown cancels 2020 Holiday Parade, hosts virtual tree lighting instead

The coronavirus pandemic has caused another major event to be canceled.

  Low turnout for the first ‘Reimagining Policing in Memphis’ meeting

As part of an effort to “Reimagine Policing in Memphis,” Strickland created an advisory council to move forward with phase 2.

  Memphis police prepare for potential election-related unrest

The uncertainty surrounding Tuesday’s presidential election has led to an increase in anxiety amid fears of potential civil unrest in cities across the nation.

  CodeCrew gets $50K from Verizon to help kids learn computer coding

A Memphis-based tech program has received a $50,000 donation from Verizon to help kids continue to learn about computer science.

  Trick-or-treating events happening in the Bluff City

Here in the Mid-South, families have a chance to celebrate Halloween following COVID-19 guidelines.

  ‘Best of Memphis’ winners honored in drive-thru celebration: Watch it live on WMC Friday

The Memphis Flyer’s “Best of Memphis” celebration, recognizing the greatest people, places and things in the Bluff City, will still happen but with a twist.

Tickets on sale for Holiday Wonders event at Memphis Botanic Garden

The Memphis Botanic Garden is getting ready for the Christmas season!

  Shelby Co. Health Dept. guidelines for Halloween amid COVID-19 pandemic

It’s officially time to break out the Halloween candy if you haven’t already.

  Couple hospitalized after being rescued from house blown off of its stilts in Zeta

At the height of Hurricane Zeta’s onslaught, one Hancock County couple had the scare of a lifetime.

  Mid-South Heroes: Memphis firefighter finds inspiration in serving the community

For the past seven years, Arnell Morris has slipped into his City of Memphis firefighter/paramedic uniform and rushed to help citizens here in the Bluff City.

  Downtown Dining Week kicks off in November, adjustments made due to pandemic

Downtown Dining Week kicks off Sunday in Memphis. Dozens of restaurants and bars will be participating, but it is sure to be different from past years.

New parking garages coming to Downtown Memphis

The Downtown Memphis Commission has announced two key projects are coming to the Bluff City.

Drive-thru coronavirus testing in Millington

Health leaders are offering drive-thru coronavirus testing in Millington this weekend.

Malco Theatres offering ‘buy one get one free’ deal on Halloween

Malco Theatres is offering a special treat on Halloween.

  Beware of ‘Zombie Trees’ in the Mid-South!

Zombies are among us, sort of. Memphis has a lot of old trees that may seem alive, but they are actually rotting. It could cause some problems for homeowners.

25 student-inmates graduate in Hardeman County

Inmates in Hardeman County are striving to continue their education while being incarcerated.

Lafayette Co. Fire Department heads to the coast for Hurricane Zeta

First responders with the Lafayette County Fire Department and Lafayette County EMA are ready to combat Hurricane Zeta.

  Film industry picking up steam in the Bluff City amid pandemic

Although TV and film productions set in Memphis were at a standstill new projects are in the works.

  ‘Utterly unconscionable’: Vandals target vehicles at 3 Memphis fire stations overnight

Investigators are searching for information after vehicles at three Memphis fire stations were targeted by vandals overnight.

Mobile mammography unit offering 15 minute mammograms in Memphis

The Baptist Women’s Health Center’s mobile mammography unit will be offering mammograms in Memphis this week.

  SCS extends deadline for families to choose learning option for January

Shelby County Schools has extended the deadline for families to pick a learning option for January.

Memphis police locate endangered, runaway child

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a missing and endangered child.

Memphis boy goes viral with inspiring twist on the classic ABCs

Bobby White posted a Facebook video with 6-year-old Sam telling everyone to dream big as he raps careers from A to Z.

  Group raising money to erect statue on Beale Street honoring journalist and activist Ida B. Wells

“Ida B. Wells worked in this area! All up and down Beale Street,” said Dr. LaSimba Gray Jr., member of the Memphis Memorial Committee. “In fact she had an office in this church, this very church. She also attended church here.”