‘No Crumb Left Behind’: Memphis Black Restaurant Week kicks off Friday

A week celebrating Memphis-based, Black-owned culinary businesses will kick off Friday and this year’s focus is strengthening these restaurants amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MRPP marks 96th anniversary of Mid-South hero at Tom Lee Park

Shelby County Sheriff’s Office offering handgun safety classes to the public

  Officials consider bringing back Beale St. Bucks as crowds return

Mayor tops State of the City address with growth in public safety

  Customers left empty-handed after Memphis dry cleaners move

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Residents near Lenow Rd. and Morning Sun may smell natural gas odor during MLGW maintenance

  LeMoyne-Owen College makes history with three valedictorians

West Memphis opens Fire Station No. 2

Whataburger to open new location in Southaven

WMC wins Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for reporting on excessive force complaints

  Memphis mourns the loss of community leader Arnold Perl

  Proposed Memphis riverfront art installation rejected by design review board

A proposed art installation on the Memphis riverfront is meeting a wave of mixed reviews, but there’s only one review that matters.

  Family pleads for answers in deadly shooting of Memphis teen

Kobe’s family said he did not live in the area and since he was in his mother’s vehicle, investigators wonder if the shooter thought he was someone else.

  Germantown high school student working to help COVID-19 crisis in India

A Germantown student with family ties to India is doing his part to help address the crisis.

  Short staffed restaurants prepare for potential summer rush

One restaurant owner is even offering $15-$20 an hour for cooks.

  Incoming Memphis police chief faces myriad of challenges

  Joy Redmond and Jennifer Chandler discuss the return of World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

Heal the Hood Foundation of Memphis hosts Drive-In Movie Night

Help us honor teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week!

  Chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis prepares to lead the Memphis Police Department

  Memphis City Council approved resolution opposing closure of Scott Street Bridge

  Temporary ‘We Have Soul’ billboard proposed for Mud Island

A new 46-foot tall 40-foot wide sign made of vinyl mesh panels and scaffolding would read, “We Have No Time for Things with No Soul.”

  Department of Children’s Services investigated mother before fatal stabbing

“I told them to get into a kneeling position, my sons did but my daughter and sister didn’t and they had to go. So I did what I had to do.”

UPDATE: Man reported missing in DeSoto County located; safe

75-year-old Darrell Hopper was last seen Tuesday, May 4 at around 3 p.m. in the 5000 block of Snowden Run Cove in DeSoto County.

  Memphis City Council confirms Cerelyn ‘C.J.’ Davis as next MPD police chief

Davis has made history as the first female to lead the Memphis Police Department.

Memphis Police Department increasing recruitment for new officers

The Memphis Police Department is ramping up in recruitment.

Tickets on sale for Bluff City Balloon Jamboree

Dozens of hot air balloons featuring Darth Vader, Yoda, and Elvis will be released.

  Raw sewage floods multiple homes in Nesbit neighborhood

At least five Nesbit, Mississippi homeowners were faced with an influx of raw sewage at around 2 a.m. Monday.

  Tennessee lawmakers seek to ban critical race theory in schools

The proposal would ban public schools from teaching students about systemic racism, including suggestions that some people are inherently privileged.

Missing Collierville teen found safe

A Collierville teen has been reported missing after leaving her home Saturday night without permission.

  Riverside Drive gets speed bumps installed

Raised speed tables are still being planned for the remodeled area.

  Memphis City Council to vote on future of Byhalia Pipeline

The pipeline would stretch forty-nine miles through several Memphis neighborhoods and parts of North Mississippi.

  Vigil held for 10-year-old girl whose mother is accused of stabbing and killing her

Family, friends and community members came together to remember one of the community’s youngest, 10-year-old Kamari Reed.

Family donates vehicles to high schoolers in need

Two high school students, one at Walnut Ridge and the other at Hoxie, thought they were in trouble, but they were surprised with new vehicles.

Dawg Team Apparel USA opens second location near Crosstown

The store has a modern aesthetic with a custom-built, fully automated, dog washing machine with flea-resistant spray and blow dryer.

  Silky O’ Sullivan St. Patrick’s Day Parade makes a comeback on Beale Street

WMC Action New 5′s Joe Birch was selected as king of the parade in 2019 and made a special appearance again Saturday.

SCSO says missing 11-year-old girl found safe

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 11-year-old girl.

  Pipeline protestors make voices heard ahead of crucial city council vote

On Tuesday, Memphis City Council will vote on ordinance number 5782, which would make installing an oil pipeline in Memphis have to go through several steps before being approved.

Chuckles Comedy House brings laughs back with big star lineup

This year's line-up includes performances by Vivica A. Fox, Eddie Griffin and Michael Blackson.

Baptist DeSoto hosts drive-thru baby fair for expecting mothers

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto is hosting its annual Baby Fair Saturday for expecting mothers and this year’s fair is a drive-thru event.

  Memphis Police investigating early-morning arson fire

Luckily, police say no one was hurt, but investigators say the fire was intentionally set.

White Station High School creating edible garden to benefit people in need

The food that’s grown in the garden will be donated to those in need.

  Church rebuilds home destroyed in fire for South Memphis matriarch

They say home is where the heart is, but for Betty Isom, this home means much more.

  Shelby County Community Gardens planting season kicks off

It’s an initiative to provide free space for residents to grow their own food and nurture a healthy lifestyle.

  Rental assistance available for Shelby County residents

The Emergency Rental & Utility Assistance Program can pay up to 12 months of owed rent and utilities to those affected by COVID-19.

  Shelby County Community Gardens open for the season

The community gardens were reestablished by Mayor Lee Harris last year. On Friday, the 2021 planting season kicked off.

Carrier looking to hire hundreds of full-time employees

The company said starting wage for entry light-industrial jobs is $16.14 per hour.

  Kingsbury Middle School students hold peace rally with MPD’s DARE unit

In an effort to make a difference in the community, the students created signs and posters that reflect their beliefs of love, unity, anti-violence, and anti-hate.

  Tennessee Department of Human Services opens new Memphis office

The Tennessee Department of Human Services opened its new location today in Raleigh on Stage Road.

  Memphis City Council member to present ordinance to ban eviction set-outs

City Councilman JB Smiley, Jr. will present an ordinance May 4 to ban landlords and property owners from leaving evicted tenants’ personal items on the street following an eviction.

Feminine hygiene products in schools bill signed into law

A bill that would allow school districts to tell students about the availability of free feminine hygiene products on campus was signed into law Thursday.

  Overton Park in Memphis on track to reopen in the fall

Overton Park in Memphis says it’s still on track for reopening this fall.

  Malco’s Summer Avenue Drive-In hosting 2 fundraisers this weekend

There’s a twin bill playing at Malco’s Summer Avenue Drive-In that you’ll find for one day only, this Saturday, May 1.

  Shelby County, Memphis Fire Dept. take new approach to address mental health needs

A resolution passed by the Shelby County Commission is a step in making sure citizens receive proper treatment during a mental health crisis.

Missing Independence County man found safe in Illinois

An 80-year-old Southside man reported missing since Saturday has been found safe in Illinois.

  Binghampton neighbors fighting street closure plan

At issue is the Scott Street Bridge which connects to the elevated portion of Poplar Avenue near Midtown.

  $28 billion in grant money available soon for struggling restaurants

Restaurants hit hard by the pandemic can apply for their share of more than $28 billion in grant money.

Shelby County Fire Dept. begins direct transport to mental health care provider

The Shelby County Fire Department has launched a first-of-its-kind program that will help adults experiencing a mental health crisis.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital announces $11.5 billion expansion plan, largest in hospital’s history

Projects include a $500 million outpatient clinic and doctors’ office and a new $100 million patient family housing facility.

The Four Way to featured on the TODAY show!

A fixture in Memphis soul food will be featured on the TODAY show Tuesday morning.

Portal open for Memphis Fair Housing Rights Survey

City leaders want to hear about your experience with housing discrimination.

Methodist South Hospital gifted with cooling units for infant loss

CuddleCot systems include a cooling pad and insulated attachment, which provide cooler temperatures to preserve the baby’s condition.

Malco Theaters reopening 4 locations Friday!

Malco Theaters in Arkansas, Kentucky and Germantown, TN is reopening this month.

  Local ministry group uses generosity to fight violent crime in Bluff City

For 15 years, the Memphis ministry group, Touched by an Angel has been orchestrating giveaways in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

Volunteers gather to clean up North Memphis community

The group worked in the area of Chelsea Avenue and May Street to pick up debris and litter.

Gov. Bill Lee responds to LGBTQ legislation

Another bill passing the Tennessee legislature this week would allow teachers and students to refuse to share restrooms with transgender people.

  Hundreds unite to walk against gun violence in Frayser

Memphis Police say there have been 87 homicides and 73 murders in the city this year.

Wayback Burgers to open three locations in Memphis

Yummy! Who's ready to taste a new burger?

Mother-son duo creates black-led LGBTQ advocacy group

The mother-son duo is organizers of Relationships Unleashed, a nonprofit that seeks “to create social, cultural, and professional equity for members of the Black LGBTQ + community.”

  Police reform bill making its way through congress

The bill would also lower the threshold for prosecuting officers accused of wrongdoing by lowering the standard from “willfulness” or intentionally and knowing an illegal act was being committed to “recklessness.”

  Memphis hotels see increase in booking since opening amid pandemic

The National Travel and Tourism Job Fair is scheduled in Memphis at the convention center on May 4th.

  Amazon to open new Memphis facility, adding hundreds of high paying jobs to growing local job market

The new Amazon facility in Memphis will be in charge of helping to deliver large items like mattresses, kayaks and grills.

2021 St. Jude Dream Home tickets sold out!

Mid-Southerners raised $1.6 million dollars for St. Jude!

  Gov. Lee discusses next school year plans during visit to elementary school

The Tennessee Department of Education will spend the next three to six months creating rules and policies for virtual programs for the next school year.

Daughters surprised at school by military dad returning home from overseas

Carl Lathum spent the last nine months working as a military police officer in Kuwait.

  SCSO Sheriff talks about the future of the sheriff’s department, deputy training

Deputies are now required to do four hours of community service with hopes of healing the community.

Mid-South Food Bank hiring to fill multiple positions

The job fair takes place Wednesday, April 28 from 9 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

  Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your next trip to the farmers market

It’s officially farmers market season, according to Commercial Appeal food reporter Jennifer Chandler.

  Justin Timberlake joins fight against Byhalia Pipeline

The oil pipeline would endanger Memphis’ drinking water in the sand aquifer and amounts to environmental racism, traveling through majority black neighborhoods.