Second dose of COVID-19 vaccine expected to be administered by the Shelby Co. Health Dept. this week

The Shelby County Health Department announced second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine will be administered starting this week. This Wednesday, people can start getting their second dose of the vaccine.

Reeves to deliver State of the State address Tues.

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

MPD: Arrests made after about 20 gunshots fired at Super Lo Foods

Ex-Trump spokeswoman Sanders running for Arkansas governor

  Investigation launched after skeletal remains found on Mud Island

NE Arkansas school districts reporting COVID-19 cases

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  Tennessee leaders cite old data to pressure schools to reopen

89-year-old man attacked, robbed after accepting ride home

  Tennessee hospitals filled with over 2,000 COVID-19 patients, active cases surpass 45,000

Former LeMoyne-Owen coach, athletic director Jerry Johnson dies at 102

MPD: Landscaping crew finds human bones on Mud Island

Mississippi National Guardsmen return home after successful mission in nation’s capital

  Live performances to return in Bluff City

Memphis bars and restaurants are getting a boost starting today with the Shelby County Health Department loosening restrictions on businesses.

‘I’m not getting it unless it’s mandated’: Why many African Americans distrust the COVID-19 vaccine

As COVID-19 spreads throughout Mississippi, the Black community still continues to see staggering numbers of fatalities. However, the number of vaccinations seems to stay at a relatively low rate of only 15%, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health.

  Man killed in Frayser shooting, police say

One man was shot and killed, and another woman was transported to the hospital in non-critical condition.

DeSoto County vaccination site moves to Landers Center

The COVID-19 vaccination site in DeSoto County will be relocated to the Landers Center starting next week.

  Lawmakers wrap up special legislative session on education

  TDH reports 4,029 new virus cases statewide

  Gas station owner reports thieves stealing boxes of lottery tickets

  Reappraisal process underway in Shelby County

  Mayor Strickland advises SCS superintendent to contact governor regarding proposed education funding bill

Millington man wanted on attempted murder charges involving woman, 5-year-old boy

  Mid-South business headlines: Shelby County ‘shortchanged’ in vaccine allocation

According to recent data reported by the Tennessee Department of Health, Shelby County ranks 84th out of the 95 counties when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations.

  Young Memphis man loses both arms in horrific crash

A wheelbarrow on the interstate changed a 23-year-old man’s life forever.

Tiger’s Lance Thomas on the move again; enters transfer portal

Thomas started 13 games as a sophomore last year, but saw his minutes severely limited this season, averaging 2.1 points, and 2.1 rebounds a game.

Tiger Football sets spring practice dates

The Memphis Tigers will open spring practice on March 11th.

More Tiger Football transfers ahead this week

Four more Memphis Tiger football players enter the transfer portal this week.

Tennessee Vols welcomes new athletic director

The Tennessee Vols introduced Danny White, the new leader of the athletics department Friday.

  Tennessee health commissioner calls COVID-19 vaccine supply shortage ‘frustrating’

Tennessee Health Commissioner Dr. Lisa Piercey sat down with our Nashville NBC affiliate, WSMV, to talk about the state’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccination efforts and the problems that can, and do, arise.

  SCS Superintendent pleads with state GOP to not defund school for holding remote classes

SCS Superintendent said Governor Bill Lee's bill threatens the funding for Shelby County Schools.

  Strickland talks fighting crime and finding the city’s new police director

In Memphis 2020 was the deadliest year in recent history.

  DCS Superintendent makes changes on statewide grading policy

Mississippi’s Department of Education has changed this school year’s grading policy for districts.

  Adjustments made to vaccine priority group with allotments staying the same

Broader eligibility does not mean Tennessee will get a bigger share of vaccines.

Second doses of vaccine expected to begin Jan. 27, Shelby County Health Department says

Second doses will be offered to those who got vaccinated at Sycamore View Road and Lindenwood Christian Church from December 28 through January 3, 2021.

MPD: Woman shot in leg while inside her home, suspect arrested

Within 10 minutes, police found OBryant, just a few blocks away.

State health officials work to tamp down anxiety over vaccine supply

MSMA hosts weekly COVID-19 conversation.

Tony Award-winning choreographer Bob Avian dies at 83

Bob Avian died Thursday of cardiac arrest at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

  Mid-South attorney, 3 others charged in connection with sexual assault investigation

A Mid-South attorney is facing charges alongside three other people after a sexual assault investigation in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Man arrested after using kitchen knife in deadly Downtown stabbing

The Memphis Police Department has arrested Rodney Williams for stabbing a man on a Thursday evening.

  Tennessee tops 700K COVID-19 cases since beginning of pandemic

The Shelby County Health Department reported 337 new coronavirus cases and 15 more COVID-19 deaths across the county on Friday.

New Tennessee vaccination plan has 65+ population getting COVID-19 vaccines in March; jailers now eligible

The Tennessee Department of Health released a new timeline for the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution Friday.

Breonna Taylor Case: 3 grand jurors aim to impeach Attorney General Daniel Cameron

The three grand jurors who disputed several crucial points in Attorney General Daniel Cameron’s decision not to indict any of the LMPD officers involved in Breonna Taylor’s death are now trying to get him impeached.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Car crashes into 18-wheeler on I-40

A major traffic jam is underway after a car crashed into an 18-wheeler on I-40.

Stax Museum reopening this Saturday

The Stax Museum of American Soul Music plans to reopen this Saturday.

  ‘Please don’t hurt my children’ SCS Superintendent urging lawmakers to vote against defunding schools

Shelby County Schools superintendent, Dr. Joris Ray, has a plea for Tennessee lawmakers - don’t pass bills that would defund schools.

Daily average COVID-19 cases declining in several Mississippi counties

There are growing concerns from health experts that the drop could be short-lived.

  The Investigators: What to know about who’s eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the Mid-South and how to book an appointment

Where you live plays a major role in when you can be vaccinated.

  Neighbors welcome S.C. teenager home with Christmas parade after battling leukemia, COVID-19 over holidays

Ariel Griffith was in the hospital and unconscious on Christmas Day, so her family decided to make it up to her.

  VIDEO: Gangs target Memphis neighborhood in repeat shootings

A man in a neighborhood that was shot up at least three days in a row told a horrifying story of a bullet coming through his front door hitting a sofa just before he was about to let his dog out.

  LeBonheur seeks to join COVID-19 vaccination trial for kids

Pfizer and Moderna have started COVID-19 vaccination trials for children, and LeBohneur wants to help.

POLICE: Man stabbed to death in Downtown Memphis, suspect on the run

One man stabbed to death at N. Danny Thomas and Madison.

  40,000 first-dose vaccines to roll out in Mississippi next week

Mississippi health officials said nearly 40,000 first-dose vaccines will be given out starting next week.

  Tigers welcome fans back to FedEx Forum with limited capacity

With COVID-19 restrictions loosening across Shelby County, the Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team will once again have fans cheering them on, in-person.

  In a surprise move the Presidential Inauguration put Memphis in the spotlight

Memphis’ own Justin Timberlake returned home to perform with Grammy-nominated Artist Ant Clemons and Stax Music Academy students and alumni in front of the Iconic Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

  Shelby County to wait and see how Biden executive orders affect local vaccines

The SCHD said one of those executives orders aims to speed up the production of vaccines.

  Mayor Strickland to launch Memphis 3.0 Plan; talks of community development

Strickland said the pandemic has affected the city’s “momentum”, but despite the setbacks, he also said the city is ready to put the city’s massive Memphis 3.0 Plan into action.

  Construction has officially started on St. Jude’s Dream Home for 2021

The first St. Jude Dream Home campaign started 30 years ago, bringing in over $40 -45 million dollars a year.

Congresswoman Greene says she has filed articles of impeachment against President Biden

The Georgia congresswoman announced the news in a video on Twitter Thursday afternoon, saying, “We’ll see how this goes.”

  Neurological disorder linked to COVID-19 leaves La. firefighter paralyzed

Doctors have diagnosed Rory Miller with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which they believe was triggered by COVID and has left him paralyzed.

Police searching for missing 81-year-old Germantown man

According to authorities, Nathan Rast was last seen around 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the 7200 block of Mont Blanc Dr.

Hyde-Smith tweets Biden admin. killed ‘thousands of American jobs’ after Keystone pipeline halted

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is tweeting her frustration after construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

COVID-19 vaccination site to open in Germantown

The health department plans to open the distribution site Feb. 1 in Germantown at Baptist Church, 9450 Poplar Avenue.

New, potentially more contagious strain of COVID-19 found in Tennessee

According to TDH, seven specimens were sent to the CDC for analysis and two were confirmed to be the B117 variant. TDH previously reported five confirmed cases but provided updated information a short time later.

NYU student makes website where you can put Bernie Sanders in his mittens at any address

After Sen. Bernie Sanders was seen on Inauguration Day bundled up and wearing knitted mittens, it didn’t take someone long to turn it into pure internet gold.

  128 deaths added to Tennessee’s COVID-19 toll

The Shelby County Health Department reported 362 new coronavirus cases and zero new COVID-19 deaths across the county on Monday.

State health officials outline efforts to vaccinate minority communities

Another 37,000 vaccinations are expected in state next week.

Carroll County man indicted for selling gun to man convicted of killing Holly Bobo

A Tennessee man has been indicted after officials said he sold a firearm to Jason Autry, the man convicted of killing Holly Bobo. Danny Joe Ivy, 55, has also been indicted for making false statements to a federal law enforcement agent.

Mississippi announces changes to grading, passing policies for 2020-21 school year

The Mississippi State Board of Education announced changes to grading and passing requirements Thursday in response to the difficulties presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Agents find sniper rifle, stash of weapons in home of “Zip Tie Guy”

Federal agents claim the cell phone video Eric Munchel recorded of himself taking part in sacking the U.S. Capitol is being used as evidence against him, a federal detention memorandum shows.

Dolly Parton’s brother dies after battle with cancer

Dolly Paron announced on social media that her brother has died after a battle with cancer.

Next 3 Grizzlies games postponed for COVID-19 issues, league says

Grizzlies’ next three games -- Friday at Portland and Sunday and Monday vs. Sacramento are postponed in accordance with the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols.

More appointments made available for COVID-19 vaccine through revised website

After a Monday press conference, Gov. Tate Reeves and Dr. Thomas Dobbs announced more appointments had been made available for the COVID-19 vaccine to those eligible.

  Martavious Banks lawsuit settled against the City of Memphis

A man who survived a shooting by police after fleeing a traffic stop has settled his lawsuit against the city of Memphis, Tennessee.

  Bottom Line: Consumer Reports reveals what not to cook in an air fryer

Air fryers have changed the way so many of us cook, offering a healthier take on fried foods.

  City Watch for runaway boy in Memphis canceled

Officers with the Memphis Police Department are searching for a runaway 13-year-old.

  Attractions reopening in Memphis with new safety guidelines

Lions, Tigers, and Basketball - oh my! It’s an exciting day for Tigers fans today! Whether you’re heading to the Zoo or a basketball game, there are some safety guidelines you’ll need to follow.

  President Biden proposes sweeping immigration reform bill

President Joe Biden is spending his first hours in office undoing many pieces of legislation.

Man facing attempted murder charges connected to grocery store shooting

Memphis police say a man fired dozens of shots into a grocery store trying to kill three people involved in a dispute with his girlfriend.

  Memphis restaurant owners hold off on capacity changes after announcement of health directive

As Shelby County restaurants prepare for another shift in capacity restrictions with the latest health directive, not all owners plan to invite more customers into their dining rooms.

  Immigration advocates looking forward to positive change with Biden’s executive orders

President Joe Biden already using several executive orders to start enacting his agenda just hours after his inauguration.