Memphis officials searching for missing, endangered 12-year-old boy

Tavier Bell was last seen Friday around 6 p.m. on Oakmont Place near Vollintine Avenue.

  Documents show SCS teacher accused of having sexual relationship with boy gave him a cell phone

Man shot, killed in South Memphis

  Families of MDOC inmates rally for improvements while filing suit against the prison system after recent violence

  Memphis sees downward trend in violent crime

  5 Great Things: Donations pour in for north Miss. storm victims; Historic MLK speech donated to UofM

  Mid-South business headlines: Following FedEx’s money; Boyle Investment Co. looks to buy four East Memphis office buildings

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  MLGW volunteers honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with Day of Service

  Miss Tennessee Scholarship Competition coming to Memphis

Shelby Co. judge rules TSSAA’s decision regarding James Wiseman, Ryan Boyce is void

  Pet of the Week: Arlo

Appeals court won’t rehear Mississippi 15-week abortion case

  Law enforcement agencies present 2019 Memphis crime data, crime reduction strategies

Owner of boat that sank, killing 17, settles final lawsuit

The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.

New TN program protects survivors of violence by making some public records confidential

Under current Tennessee law, most state and local records are public and available for anyone to look at, including a victim’s attacker.

  Students that integrated Memphis City Schools 60 years ago honored with mural

To kick off this Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, pioneers in civil rights history are being honored in Memphis. Nearly 60 years ago, three young African American students helped integrate Memphis City Schools by attending Bruce Elementary School.

Gridiron Girl Aniah Echols gets ultimate NFL surprise

A 13-year-old teen from Oxford, Mississippi who also happens to be a football player received a special surprise Friday morning on “Good Morning America.”

  Best Life: All gain less pain

  Vice President Pence to visit Memphis for MLK holiday weekend

  Best Life: Deep TMS battles depression

MATA experiencing system-wide network outage impacting calls and computer systems

  Memphis International Airport sets sights on a travel plaza

New bill could protect Tennessee drivers from red light camera tickets

2 dead after crashing into tree in Memphis neighborhood

A man and woman are dead after crashing into a tree in Fox Meadows.

Tennessee lawmaker creates bill to add child care options for state employees

A Tennessee state senator from Memphis has created a bill to give state workers child care options.

  Memphis man accused of raping, attempting to kill woman with porcelain toilet top

A Memphis man is behind bars after investigators said he raped and attempted to kill a woman inside a vacant apartment.

  Classes canceled at two Shelby County Schools because of heating issues

Shelby County Schools is canceling class at two schools because of heating issues.

  MLK Days of Service kick off in Memphis

More than 5,500 hundred volunteers in 10 Mid-South counties took part in last year’s MLK Days of Service. This year, the number’s supposed to be even higher.

  Workers robbed at gunpoint inside home

A day on the job ended in terror for workers inside a home near Binghampton. They were robbed at gunpoint as thieves took their tools, phones and even their clothes.

  Mural to honor historic moment in Memphis integration

At a time in their lives when kids just wanted to be kids, a group of first graders known as the “Memphis 13” took the first steps toward integrating Memphis Schools. Now they’re being honored for their heroism.

Man critically injured in North Memphis shooting

Police say the shooting happened at Morehead Street and Firestone Avenue.

  Amtrak proposes new routes, trains for Tennessee

With rail lines stretching coast to coast, Amtrak is pitching plans for a wider rail network in Tennessee. The plans include more trains and potentially two new routes.

The Who, Stevie Nicks, Lizzo among the 2020 Jazz Festival line up

Nearly 500,000 celebrated the 50th anniversary of the festival last year.

  Miss. IHL board delays vote on relocation of Confederate monument on Ole Miss campus

Plans to remove a Confederate monument on the campus of Ole Miss were delayed Thursday, after the state’s Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Board halted a vote planned for a morning meeting.

  Tenn. lawmaker files bill allowing college athletes to be compensated for advertising

On Thursday, Senator Kelsey filed legislation that would allow college athletes to make money from advertising.

  Woman arrested, accused of pointing pistol at another driver

A woman is charged with aggravated assault after police say she pointed a pistol at another driver.

  ‘What a glorious day’: Arkansas inmates get baptized while in jail

The Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office made a big announcement concerning the spirituality of their inmates.

Knights of Columbus to distribute coats for kids in honor of MLK Day

The Knights of Columbus Timothy J. Coyle Council 9317 will distribute brand new winter coats for children on Monday to commemorate MLK Day.

  Gov. Reeves announces nationwide search for MDOC commissioner

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves is launching a search for a new commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections.

  Donations are pouring in for victims of the north Mississippi storms

More donations are pouring in for the victims of two tornadoes that hit DeSoto County last weekend. Barely a shopper at the Southaven Superlo Foods went by without dropping a little something into the bucket.

  Later start time approved for new high school in Lakeland

Lakeland is making a big decision that will impact students and parents. Soon, high school students in Lakeland won’t have to wake up as early for school.

University of Memphis plans to launch Kindergarten program at Campus School

The University of Memphis plans to open another addition to its Campus School.

  Consumer Reports reveals if luggage could last a lifetime?

Your checklist for a good piece of luggage is probably pretty simple: It should hold what you need and be tough enough to survive baggage handlers when you have to check it. A Consumer Reports survey of more than 38,000 members reveals which brands to pick before you pack.

  SCSO confirms body found in Parkway Village pond was missing security guard

SCSO said Thursday the medical examiner confirmed that it was Harris. His cause of death is still under investigation.

New Orleans police issue simple battery warrant for Odell Beckham Jr.

The New Orleans Police Department said it has obtained an arrest warrant for simple battery after Odell Beckham Jr. was seen in a video making contact with a security guard.

Westhaven Elementary dismisses early for nearby power outage

According to the district, they started the day anticipating repairs would be complete, but the ongoing outage prompted SCS to send students home at 11:30.

  Historic Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech donated to University of Memphis

An original copy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic speech made in Chicago in 1965 has been donated to the University of Memphis.

17-year-old taken into custody after posting threat for SCS high school

A teenager has been arrested after posting a threat for Manassas High School.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash on I-40 causing major delays

A crash on I-40 is causing major delays during morning traffic.

  Changes to ‘road rage’ bill could make it easier to catch suspects

New video has been released of the suspects in a road rage shooting that shut down Sam Cooper Boulevard. Now a local lawmaker is vowing to PASS a bill to toughen sentences for road rage shootings.

  EDGE Board approves tax break for UPS

UPS is expanding its operation in the backyard of shipping rival FedEx, and Memphis leaders approved a big tax break to make it happen.

  Man hit, killed by vehicle; Driver on the run

A man was struck and killed by a vehicle at East Shelby Drive and Getwell Road Wednesday night.

Advocates and parents lobby for continued investments in early childhood education

Mississippi doesn't require preschool.But the state is pouring more money into those programs. Wednesday's day at the Capitol for the advocates was also about raising awareness of the work being done with the state's little ones.

Man critically injured in Binghampton shooting

Memphis police are investigating after one man was shot in Binghampton Wednesday night.

SkyCop cameras installed across Jonesboro

Jonesboro police and crews with City Water and Light were busy Thursday installing three SkyCop cameras throughout the city.

3 arrested after ‘cages’ for children found in Alabama home

Three people have been arrested in a child abuse investigation after Lee County authorities discovered children were locked in cages.

  Step into a world of pure imagination with ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ at the Orpheum

The movie that we all know and love is re-imagined on stage in the Broadway musical “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”

  Gov. Bill Lee expected to sign bill allowing adoption agencies to deny same-sex couples

The Senate passed a bill Tuesday that allows religious adoption agencies to deny adoptions based on religious and moral beliefs.

Group of Mississippi physicians come out in support of medical marijuana initiative

Mississippians will vote for or against the initiative on November 3, 2020.

  NAACP, New Tri-State Defender, Kroger announce ‘Uplift the Community’ grant

The NAACP, Kroger and the New Tri-State Defender announced the “Uplift the Community” grant Wednesday morning.

Endangered Caruthersville, Mo. woman still missing; family expands search to other states

Police believe Michele Bell is in danger.

  Donations pour in as crews clean up debris in DeSoto County

The community is coming together to help one another, just days after two tornadoes ripped through north Mississippi.

  Memphis residents remain frustrated with slow lawn debris pickup as mayor personally apologizes for service delay

Some residents say progress has been made, but others tell us city crews need to move faster.

  SCS high school students team up with local non-profit SoGiv

Shelby County high school students are supporting a good cause and wearing it on their feet.

Collierville Police searching for liquor thieves

Collierville Police Department is looking for the two men they say stole liquor from two different stores last month.

Former state lawmaker, Tupelo teacher arrested following disturbance call

Former state Representative Jamie Franks and teacher Carrie Riley are charged with failure to comply and resisting arrest.

Lockdown ends at Tenn. air base; resulted from ‘misunderstanding’

A Tennessee sheriff’s spokesman says law enforcement is responding to a report of an active shooter at McGhee Tyson airbase.

Oktibbeha County Dam may break, officials warn

Emergency management officials in Oktibbeha County say heavy rains could cause a failure in the dam at Oktibbeha County Lake.

  Billy Turner, the man accused of killing Lorenzen Wright, expected back in court Feb. 11

The man who is charged in the death of Memphis Tigers and Grizzlies star Lorenzen Wright will have his first court appearance of the year today.

  Family of Linda Collins speak out on new charges suspect faces

A woman accused of killing former Arkansas State Senator Linda Collins now faces even more charges.

9 tornadoes hit the Mid-South during Saturday’s storms, according to the National Weather Service

We now have a better count of how many tornadoes hit the Mid-South during Saturday’s storms.

City Watch canceled for missing man

Memphis police have canceled a City Watch for a missing man.

  NY Civil Rights attorney files lawsuit against Mississippi following uproar in state prisons

Their legal action comes after two weeks of riots that left 5 inmates dead inside state prisons, including three deaths at Parchman.

  1 dead, 3 injured in 2-vehicle crash in South Memphis

One person is dead and three others are injured after two-vehicle crashed in South Memphis Tuesday afternoon.

  Second wave of influenza could strike the Mid-South

Health officials are noticing a new trend that could lead to an increase in the number of people infected with the virus.

  West Memphis set to open 3 medical marijuana dispensaries

The mayor thinks the lure of medical marijuana could mean people moving across the bridge to the other side.

3 suspects wanted in Memphis home invasion

Police are looking for three suspects they say broke into a woman’s home near Whitney Avenue while she and her mother were sleeping on Saturday.

Mississippi River predicted to reach flood stage at 3 Miss. cities by mid-January

The gates of the Steele Bayou Control Structure were closed Tuesday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers due to high water.

  Tate Reeves inaugurated as 65th Governor of Mississippi

Republican Tate Reeves was sworn in as the 65th Governor of Mississippi Monday morning at the state capitol in Jackson.

  Boil water alert issued for Buena Vista subdivision

A boil water alert has been issued for the Buena Vista Subdivision in South Hernando after Saturday’s tornadoes.

Adoption agencies allowed to deny LGBTQ couples under Tenn. bill

In the first legislative session of 2020, the Tennessee state Senate passed its first bill of the year that would allow adoption agencies to deny LGBTQ couples based on religious beliefs, WTVF reported.