Police looking for suspects after vehicles vandalized at fire station

Police are searching for suspects after several vehicles were vandalized early Friday morning at the Memphis Fire Station.

  Millington Central High mourns graduate who died after testing positive for COVID-19

  Gov. Hutchinson issues plan for school-sponsored team sports events

Police investigating after shooting victim arrives at hospital

  Suspects on the run after 2 killed in Westwood shooting

More than $500K raised for 5-year-old boy fatally shot at point-blank range in N.C.

  1 teen killed, another injured in Marianna shooting

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  Police identify victim in deadly Horn Lake shooting

University of Memphis adapts football game day procedures for fans

  Mini-golf taking center stage at Orpheum Theatre

  Local healthcare providers urge residents to get flu shots this fall amid COVID-19 pandemic

  DeSoto County School District prepared to welcome students back for first day of school

  Memphis Oral School for the Deaf holding 1920s-themed virtual fundraiser this weekend

Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

  Memphis lawmakers outraged by new bills set to increase punishments for protester-related crimes

Several Memphis lawmakers say they’re outraged about new state bills creating harsher punishments for protesting.

  Lakeland, Millington complete first week of school with new safety measures

Lakeland School System and Millington Municipal School District were the first two Shelby County municipal school districts to reopen schools.

  Mid-South business headlines: City rebrands Fairgrounds redevelopment

We’re taking a look at some of this week’s biggest business headlines, including a makeover for the Mid-South Fairgrounds, with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

  MPD: Officer fires shot at driver who crashed into another car while fleeing traffic stop

Flag Commission selects 9 designs to advance to the next round of consideration

Beverly Robertson among USA TODAY’s ‘Women of the Century’

Teen and pregnant woman among those who died of COVID-19 in Miss. this week, says Dobbs

  Malco set to reopen Mid-South theaters starting next week

Free resources available for local small businesses, entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19

SCSO reports 36 active COVID-19 cases among detainees, employees

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has had a total of 227 COVID-19 cases among detainees and 147 cases among employees since the pandemic started.

  Tennessee reports 1,947 new COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths

The Tennessee Department of Health reported an increase of 1,947 new COVID-19 cases across the state Friday

  SCS bus drivers laid off after district switches to all virtual instruction

Nearly 700 of Shelby County Schools’ transportation staff have been laid off, a significant portion of them bus drivers, due to the district going 100% virtual.

  Coronavirus in Mississippi: 70,930 cases, 2,043 deaths reported by health dept.

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

Oldest-living American to celebrate birthday on Saturday

The oldest-living American is getting ready to celebrate what may be her 116th birthday.

  Elvis Presley’s childhood home in Miss. up for auction

Elvis Week at Graceland is coming to an end but Rockhurst Auctions is making a way for fans to get a taste of the king of rock and roll’s childhood.

  3 charged in Chili’s hostess attack caught on video

Three women are behind bars, facing battery charges after viral video captured an alleged attack on a hostess at Chili’s.

  Friday is deadline to apply for Pandemic Electronic Benefits food assistance program

Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Friday. Apply on the Tennessee Department of Human Services website.

  Mail-in ballots sent to Trump, First Lady in Florida

President Donald Trump has requested a mail-in ballot for Florida’s Tuesday primary election, despite weeks of criticizing the practice.

$47 million in CARES Act money will go to Mississippi child care programs

The Mississippi Department of Human Services is dedicating $47 million of CARES Act funds to assist child care centers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Barricade situation following overnight stabbing ends; 1 detained

Several police officers have been on the scene of an overnight stabbing for hours now and according to the Memphis Police Department, it stemmed from an argument.

  Latino Memphis giving away boxes of food, supplies for those in need

COVID-19 has rocked the Latino community in Memphis. And Friday there’s a bit of help available for those who need it.

  Contracted worker for Millington schools tests positive for COVID-19

Millington Municipal Schools is reporting its first case of COVID-19. The district’s first case comes less than a week after classes started.

  Mid-South high school football teams suit up despite warnings from health officials

We are one week away from the start of high school football in the state of Tennessee. Local teams are suiting up even as health experts are speaking up and announcing that it is not safe to play because of COVID-19.

  Police looking for woman who spit on store clerk after being confronted for not wearing a mask

Some Memphis store clerks and owners say customers have turned violent when asked to wear a mask.

  Suspect arrested in connection with deadly Horn Lake shooting

A manhunt across two states has ended for the man who allegedly shot and killed a woman in front of her young child.

  New outdoor hand washing stations set up across Memphis

Twenty new hand washing stations are now in place to help with proper hygiene amid the coronavirus pandemic.

  The Investigators: What will increased screen time mean for your child’s physical, mental health?

Medical experts say too much screen time can be harmful to anyone, but what about developing minds in particular?

  New court date set for Sen. Katrina Robinson

Tennessee Senator Katrina Robinson will have another court date on Aug. 18.

  Arkansas seeing decline in COVID-19 cases among youth

Thursday, Arkansas officials discussed a positive trend among younger children and COVID-19 cases.

Horn Lake police searching for homicide suspect

Horn Lake police are looking for the man they say fired shots, striking a woman at Tulane Park Apartments on Thursday afternoon.

  Shelby Co. Health Dept. says fall contact sports in the county are not safe, advises against them

The number of new daily infections in Shelby County is decreasing, but health department officials said Thursday they’re still not comfortable with contact sports taking place locally this fall.

  Mississippi Department of Health calls DeSoto County coroner’s COVID-19 claim ‘ridiculous’

The Mississippi State Department of Health is calling a north Mississippi coroner’s claim that the department inaccurately recorded deaths as caused by COVID-19 -- even if the virus played no role in that death -- "ridiculous."

  New efforts in place to improve Mud Island Amphitheater

The last concert held at the Mud Island Amphitheater was in 2018 -- now there's an effort to bring new life to the facility.

  Mid-South Fairgrounds will soon be known as Liberty Park

Conversations about renovating the fairgrounds have been going on for years, but now things are concrete.

  City of Memphis ready to expand pool COVID-19 testing for students, teachers

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said Thursday he’s hopeful a pool testing program established by the city can grow to be countywide. The mayor said the program can test up to 4,000 students and teachers per day.

  YMCA working with SCS to provide care for virtual learners

State funding for childcare for essential workers is set to end next week. Shelby County Schools is working to arrange supervision for virtual students who will not have anyone home to monitor them.

Sunflowers bloom at Agricenter

The current flowers are expected to survive for a couple of weeks before the heads will become heavy from seeds and droop. An additional field of sunflowers should be in bloom around that time.

  Flyers posted, water search underway for missing Kansas mother

The search for a missing Kansas mother is growing here in the Mid-South.

Woman dies after car strikes pole, police say

Memphis police say a crash left one woman dead Thursday.

  MAS provides assistance to pet owners impacted by COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has caused many people to lose their jobs, making it hard for them to take care of their pets.

All-girl quintuplets born at Odessa Regional Medical Center

Five baby girls were welcomed to the world in Odessa on Thursday.

Mid-South veteran celebrates 102nd birthday

A Mid-South veteran celebrated his 102nd birthday Wednesday.

  Gov. Bill Lee optimistic about having college football in Tennessee

Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey said the state is seeing a stabilization in COVID-19 cases in large to mid-size metropolitan areas; however, the uptick continues in rural areas.

Gov. Reeves says lower coronavirus numbers in Mississippi are encouraging

Reeves said a power outage forced him to delay the day’s scheduled press conference until Friday.

  TDH reports 24 new coronavirus deaths, 2,118 more cases in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health announced an increase of 2,118 coronavirus cases on Thursday and 24 new deaths.

  Birx says college football players can get back on the field if they’re ‘ultra careful’

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx believes there is a “way forward” when it comes to college football this fall.

  Liberty Park renderings released for transformation of Mid-South Fairgrounds

It’s a project that has been in the works for over a year with the City of Memphis as the master developer.

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

Health officials with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare plan to host a live briefing on their overall state with the COVID-19 pandemic.

  ‘A miracle’: Cedar Rapids neighborhood grateful for surprise aid from volunteers

They cut down fallen trees, sawed off hanging branches, and raked lawns, all for free to any neighbor who wanted their help.

WIC transitioning to electronic cards, closing 13 food centers in Mississippi

Mississippi will close more than a dozen food centers that serve nutritional needs for women, infants and children, in a program better known as “WIC.”

  Collierville churches stepping up with backpack, school supply giveaway for students

Members of a two Collierville churches were busy stepping up Wednesday night providing back to school supplies for the upcoming school year.

  Bottom Line: Keyboard and mice that fight fatigue

How many hours a day do you spend using a computer?

MPD: Victim rushed to hospital following South Memphis shooting

A South Memphis shooting has left one person in the hospital, according to the Memphis Police Department.

Memphis police investigating fatal shooting leaving 1 dead near Raleigh

Memphis police arrived on the scene of a shooting late Wednesday night where one man was shot and killed near the Raleigh area.

  SCS holding virtual job fair to meet need for teachers, training session for students, parents

Students in the Shelby County Schools district head back to class on Aug. 31. And the district is still in need of teachers.

  USDA approves relief fund for catfish farmers affected by pandemic

Farm-raised catfish is the largest aquaculture industry in the country, especially in Mississippi.

  Mid-South veteran survives battle with COVID-19

At age 77, with congestive heart failure, COVID-19 became Army veteran Eugene Perkin’s toughest battle.

  No school uniforms for SCS students but parents will need to prepare in other ways for virtual learning

Soon 95,000 laptops and tablets will be in the hands of Shelby County Schools students. It’s part of the massive plan to start remote instruction later this month.

  City of Horn Lake investigating animal shelter director’s Facebook post

The City of Horn Lake is investigating a Facebook post made by the director of its animal shelter.

SCS no longer requiring students to wear uniforms while learning virtually

Shelby County Schools students will no longer be required to wear uniforms while learning virtually.

  Sen. Kamala Harris makes history as presumptive Democratic Vice President nominee

Senator Kamala Harris is making history as the presumptive Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee.

  Tennessee lawmakers pass liability protection bill

A bill that supporters say will protect Tennessee businesses and other organizations from frivolous lawsuits related to COVID-19 is now headed to Gov. Bill Lee's desk.

  West Memphis School District continues digital device distribution

August 24th is the first day for the West Memphis School District, families had the option of in-person or virtual learning. The district continued to distribute digital devices on Wednesday.

  Catholic Schools of Memphis return to in-person learning

Catholic School students across the Mid-South went back to school this week. The ten schools within the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Memphis have differing back-to-school plans, and not all plans included a 100 percent virtual option.

  Teachers voice concerns over new technology to be used for SCS students

School returns for Shelby County Schools in less than a month. Virtual training for teachers is proving to be a challenge.

  Districts could be forced to change instructional methods in TN schools if COVID-19 case counts increase

As students head back to class this year, cases of COVID-19 in schools are expected. And so far, multiple districts in Tennessee that have started back in-person have seen cases.

Kroger recalls cheese dips due to possible salmonella contamination

Kroger Delta Division is recalling some cheese dips sold in its deli departments due to a potential salmonella contamination.