TDH: More than 1,800 new coronavirus cases confirmed overnight in Tennessee

Health officials have identified more than 1,800 coronavirus cases and 12 additional deaths overnight in Tennessee.

  More businesses preparing for COVID-19 positive employees

  The Investigators: What Mid-Southerners need to know when federal unemployment assistance ends

Dyer County Schools going virtual

MPD: 1 dead, 2 injured in crash involving tractor-trailer

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

  SCS gives parents two options for 2020-2021 school year

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  Memphis Football to wear BLM sticker on helmets for entire fall season

  Shelby County surpasses 10,000 coronavirus cases, African Americans account for more than half

  FEMA discusses hurricane season changes amid COVID-19 crisis

  Protesters arrested after camping outside Memphis City Hall for weeks

  Inspector: SCSO must adjust its COVID-19 response strategy to protect inmates

Thousands without power after storms down lines and trees across Shelby County

Osceola FD responds to house fire on E. Hale

Firefighters in Osceola, Arkansas responded to a house fire on E. Hale Avenue Wednesday morning.

  City of Memphis limiting e-scooter operations for Fourth of July weekend

The City of Memphis is directing e-scooter companies to stop customer operations in parts of Downtown during specific time periods for the holiday weekend.

  Officials planned to re-open Mississippi today. That did not happen.

For weeks, Reeves said, the plan was to fully re-open the state of Mississippi by July 1. That is no longer happening.

WATCH: Gov. Asa Hutchinson gives update on COVID-19 pandemic in Arkansas

Govorner Asa Hutchinson will give an update on COVID-19 pandemic in Arkansas.

  WATCH: Infectious disease expert at Memphis hospital answers questions about COVID-19

Memphis Walgreens temporarily closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Social distancing circles placed across Tom Lee Park

Firefighters report car break-ins at 2 MFD stations

Buster’s Liquors back in business after employee tests positive for COVID-19

  27,900 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 1,082 deaths

McNairy County mayor declares State of Emergency after major flooding and damage in Selmer area

McNairy County Emergency Communications (E911) was evacuated and calls were rerouted to Hardin County.

More than 20 new laws take effect July 1 in Tennessee

More than 20 new laws will go into effect in Tennessee on Wednesday, July 1.

Gov. signs bill to end prohibition in Miss.

Governor Tate Reeves signed a bill that will effectively end prohibition in Mississippi.

  City spokesperson responds after police detain protesters outside City Hall

Protesters say they have been told to relocate from City Hall Plaza by 7:30 a.m. or they could be arrested for unlawful assembly.

National Civil Rights Museum opens Wednesday amid COVID-19 pandemic

The National Civil Rights Museum will reopen Wednesday after being closed for three months

  More than 1,200 new COVID-19 cases reported in Tennessee

Since Sunday morning, 594 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Shelby County.

SCS families to decide to send children back to school for in-person instruction

Shelby County Schools says parents will have to decide next week to send their children back to school in-person or take classes online.

  TSSAA announces restrictions for high school contact sports after gov. extends State of Emergency order

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is bringing an update to student members of contact sports following the Governor Bill Lee’s decision to extend the State of Emergency order.

  ‘Inadequate and harmful:' Inspection report finds issues with COVID-19 response in Shelby Co. Jail

A federal judge ordered that an independent inspection be done at the jail following a lawsuit that was filed last month.

  Memphis officials hoping to improve transparency between public, MPD with launch of new website

The launch of the website is all about improving transparency between the public and the Memphis Police Department. The website includes MPD’s policies, procedures and President Barack Obama’s six pillars of 21st century policing.

Tunica Co. Sheriff’s Office issues fireworks warning following neighborhood vehicle fire

Just days before the Fourth of July, law enforcement from Memphis to Tunica are seeing the damage fireworks can do.

  Mid-South doctor answers questions about Shelby County COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations

Dr. Scott Strome, the executive dean of the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center joined us Tuesday to shed some light on hospitalizations along with other aspects of the pandemic.

  5 Star Stories: A. Schwab’s resilience prevails through pandemic

"You've heard of a mass, merchandiser. I call us a 'mess' merchandiser. Haha! We'll mess with that, if we can sell it."

$150,000 bond set for former Craighead County Clerk

County Judge Marvin Day stated in a Monday news release the investigation revealed that Kade Holliday, county clerk of Craighead County, “personally received monies in excess of $1 million since January 2020.”

Wynne Schools releases reopening plan, safety guidelines

Wynne School District in Cross County, Arkansas is planning for students to return to class on Thursday, August 13.

  SCS considers changing start, end dates for upcoming school year

Monday SCS Superintendent Dr. Joris Ray shared in a tweet he met with incoming United Education Association of Shelby County president, Danette Stokes, and it was decided they are keeping a 175-day calendar year.

Human remains found on Crittenden County farm believed to be more than 100 years old

A farmer discovered human remains on his property just off Proctor Road in Crittenden County that raised some questions from law enforcement.

  Shelby County asks state for guidance on making masks mandatory

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris says he has asked state officials for guidance on making masks mandatory inside businesses countywide, as COVID-19 cases continue to climb.

  Black Lives Matter mural vandalized in Medical District

A painting of a mural saying “Black Lives Matter” in the Health Sciences Park in the Medical District was vandalized with the words “kill them all.”

  Shelby Co. health officials expect to see increase in COVID-19 cases following holiday weekend

Shelby County Health Officials expect to see COVID 19 cases increase following the Fourth of July weekend. The weekly positivity rates have more than doubled since Mother’s Day.

  Mississippi governor signs bill removing 126-year-old state flag with Confederate battle emblem

The state flag, with its much-criticized Confederate symbol, will be taken down statewide within 15 days. And Mississippi’s new flag will likely bring controversy as well.

  Mid-South business headlines: Developers plan for apartment complex in Shelby Co.

Despite the pandemic, some local developers have hit on a sweet spot for an apartment development in unincorporated Shelby County.

No Redbirds in 2020: Minor League Baseball cancels season

The league tweeted the news Tuesday afternoon, saying Major League Baseball announced it would not provide its affiliated teams with players for the 2020 season.

EDGE awards $496K to more than 80 Mid-South businesses affected by pandemic

On Friday, EDGE awarded NEED grants to 10 businesses including one restaurant that has been a staple in the heart of Soulsville USA for more than 75 years.

Malco delays reopening Memphis theaters, scales back to weekends only at other locations

Malco Theatres announced Monday they are scaling back their hours at some locations in the Mid-South and across the country.

  New website seeks input from Memphians on police reform, lists MPD policies and more

Strickland said citizens can file complaints, view policies, see demographics within MPD and see the city’s commitment to President Barack Obama’s 21st Century Policing program.

  Sheriff: Oklahoma man shoots woman who tried to steal his Nazi flag

A 26-year-old Oklahoma woman was shot after authorities say she was dared to steal a Nazi flag from a man’s front yard.

Collierville Schools cancels summer sports camps

Collierville Schools has given an update concerning summer sports camps.

  Shelby County mayor signs executive order aimed at protecting inmates from COVID-19

His executive order requires the Division of Corrections to adopt a number of new policies, including regular access to cleaning supplies and face coverings, COVID-19 testing and remote visitation.

Booker T. Washington graduates receive laptops, WiFi devices and more

Recent graduates of Booker T. Washington High School received some generous gifts from the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis (WFGM) and their partners.

Former Haywood County Mayor’s wife accused of driving county-owned vehicle during crash

The former Mayor of Haywood County is currently being investigated by the Comptroller’s Office.

  Walmart removes ‘All Lives Matter’ merchandise from website

Walmart is no longer selling “All Lives Matter” merchandise on its website.

  NY, NJ and Connecticut expand quarantine order to include all of the Mid-South

Tennessee and Mississippi residents are now included in a quarantine order for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

SCS considers ‘shift’ in start date for schools after State of Emergency extended

Shelby County Schools is considering pushing back it’s 2020 start date.

MPD: Man found shot near Memphis home

Police are searching for a suspect after a man was found shot late Monday night.

Bottom Line: Consumer Reports explains how to tame your technology

Because we’re spending more time at home these days, there’s a good chance you’re spending more money on things like streaming media services or music subscriptions, faster internet speed, or a new router or computer.

  TDH reports 2-day total of 2,125 new COVID-19 cases, 8 additional deaths

The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting an increase of 2,125 new cases of COVID-19 and eight deaths -- an increase that includes two days worth of data due to numbers not being reported Sunday.

  Memphis officials receive nearly 50 complaints within days of issuing city mask ordinance

The Memphis ordinance requiring people to wear masks in the city limits of Memphis has been in effect for about five days. Businesses who don’t make their employees and customers comply could be shut down.

Babalu restaurant closed until further notice after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Babalu restaurant in Overton Square is closed until further notice, after learning an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

  Construction for Lake District still underway amid public health crisis

One of the Mid-South’s most ambitious construction projects, the Lake District is an upscale, mixed-use development on an 11-acre lake at I-40 and Canada Road.

  Northern states concerned by Tennessee’s uptick in COVID-19 cases considering travel restrictions

Just as things are picking back up, some states in the Northeast are growing more concerned about our state’s uptick in COVID-19 cases.

FedEx Ground to add 480 jobs in Olive Branch due to growth in e-commerce

Even with COVID-19 related restrictions being lifted across the country, FedEx Ground expects to continue to see a surge of package volume due to the growth in e-commerce.

  Arkansas reaches 20,000 cumulative COVID-19 cases

Gov. Asa Hutchinson updated the public on the state of Arkansas's response to COVID-19, including the latest cases and deaths.

  ‘Our community is everyone:’ Germantown mayor responds to viral confrontation between protester, resident

After a video made its rounds on social media, Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzolo issued a statement in response to the confrontation saying “our community is for everyone.”

  Shelby Co. Election Commission explains process of voting absentee in upcoming elections

A Tennessee judge ruled in early June that everyone will be allowed to vote absentee due to COVID-19 concerns. It is likely that many will choose to vote by mail that have not done so before.

  Mid-South business headlines: Art Village Gallery keeping art alive amid health crisis

The Art Village Gallery, one of the first galleries to help establish the South Main Arts District, has experienced a plummet in sales due to the pandemic.

  Mississippians react to bill removing state flag as it awaits governor’s signature

A new Flag may soon fly over the state of Mississippi.

  Shelby Co. COVID-19 positivity rate remains high, county experiences difficulties reporting new cases

Shelby County will remain in phase two of its Back to Business plan for another week, as COVID-19 cases continue to climb and the positivity rate remains at its highest since the pandemic began.

Landers Center announces 3-day, drive-in concert series

Landers Center has announced its way to bring you live entertainment while still maintaining social distance in the new age of the coronavirus.

FedEx pilot released from detainment in China, reunited with family after 10 months

A FedEx pilot and retired U.S. Air Force pilot has been reunited with his family after being detained in China since September of 2019.

  Tennessee governor extends state of emergency amid ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

Governor Bill Lee signed three executive orders Monday extending the state of emergency related to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing governing bodies to meet electronically and allowing for remote notarization of documents.

  2 Brook Park, Ohio Little Caesars workers fired after putting swastika sign on couple’s pizza

A Brook Park couple stopped for a slice of Little Caesars Pizza on Saturday night but were appalled when they opened the box to an offensive message.

  Mid-South nonprofit leaders demand action on police reform, economic justice

A group of Memphis nonprofit leaders came together Monday to discuss issues of police brutality, over-policing, poverty wages, subpar education and systemic racism.

  Sheriff’s office confirms body found in Loosahatchie River was 15-year-old Prince Stewart

SCSO says preliminary information suggests the 15-year-old entered the water to try to save a friend from drowning.

Marshals arrest 15-year-old murder suspect at Memphis motel

According to a U.S. Marshal Service spokesman, the teen was wanted for killing Nyisir Jones and injuring two others June 10.

  Tennessee to discontinue $600 federal unemployment payments July 25

The department says CARES Act guidelines require Tennessee to discontinue the $600-per-week Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation payments before July 31

  Computer glitch prevents Shelby County Health Department from releasing new COVID-19 numbers

The Shelby County Health Department says a technical issue over the weekend prevented them from reporting updated COVID-19 numbers Monday.

  Protesters for and against changing the state flag reflect historic day

As lawmakers worked to pass the bill to change the Mississippi state flag, protesters from either side of the debate stood firm on their stance outside.