Transportation officials map out plan to repair 1-40 bridge

While it’s clear much more work is left to be done, some activity has returned to the river.

Cars crash into midtown Memphis cellphone store

  Memphis infectious disease experts weigh in on new CDC guidelines for vaccinated people

Suspects wanted in Bartlett for stealing jewelry from Walmart

159 new COVID-19 cases in Shelby County

  Former Covington car dealer convicted of 21 counts of felony theft

Interstate 22 west closed in Marshall County for bridge repair

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  TDOT working on interim repair plan to allow time to build replacement beam for I-40 bridge

Miss. Supreme Court sides with Madison mayor, reversing Initiative 65

TBI cancels search for west Tennessee teen

LIST: Mid-South schools issue updated mask policies

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 201 new cases reported Fri.

  Mississippi River traffic resumes after I-40 bridge closure for fractured beam

  ArDOT: Photo from 2019 drone video showed damage in fractured area of I-40 bridge prior to 2019 inspection

The Arkansas Department of Transportation says a May 2019 video shows the fracture in the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi River prior to the September 2019 inspection.

  Police: Murder suspect barricaded inside Memphis apartment

Memphis police are in Frayser Friday morning where they say a murder suspect barricaded himself inside an apartment.

  GALLERY: Photos show fracture in steel beam of I-40 bridge over Mississippi River

According to ARDOT, every bridge in Arkansas is inspected at least every two years, and some are inspected every six months.

Police investigating child shot in West Memphis

Officers arrived on the scene of the shooting at a home on Holiday Drive near Wilson Road to find a child suffering a gunshot wound.

Man shot during home invasion in North Memphis, according to MPD

Woman critically injured in 2-vehicle crash on I-55

  Research finds children with COVID-19 don’t have typical symptoms

  MSDH announces initiative for COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools

  Mid-Southerners react to CDC’s new face mask recommendations

  Black Restaurant Week kicks off in Memphis

  Man sentenced after pleading guilty to 2018 Halloween party shooting in Southeast Memphis

Roman Gaddy pleaded guilty this month to five counts of aggravated assault along with reckless endangerment.

Memphis to no longer enforce mask ordinance as CDC eases restrictions

The CDC announced that people who are fully vaccinated no longer need to socially distance or wear masks outdoors and indoors in most cases.

  The Investigators: Memphis real estate market is hot; what will redevelopment look like in long-neglected areas?

Sellers are commanding more money for their homes and are receiving offers from as many as 70 prospective buyers.

MPD searching for missing 13-year-old girl

13-year-old Demiyah Temple was last seen May 4 leaving her home in the 5000 block of Rappahannock Drive.

  Kids ‘helping out’ by getting vaccinated

A day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention approved administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to kids as young as 12 in the United States, parents lined up with their children to get vaccinated.

  Mother seeking answers after son killed during attempted carjacking in Downtown Memphis

A Mid-South mother hopes someone will come forward and identify the person who shot and killed her son just steps from Beale Street.

  City working with contractor to finish painting on Cooper St. in Midtown Memphis

Cooper Street was resurfaced between Overton Square and Cooper-Young late last year with a new center turn lane and bike lanes, but the road is only partially painted.

  Former NBA and UT player opens new basketball center in Memphis

Kevin Whitted, a former NBA and University of Tennessee player, opened the doors of his own training center days ago for the next generation of Memphis basketball players.

Memphis Fire Department debuts two swift water rapid response robots

The Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard (EMILY) robots are radio-controlled and can support up to eight people struggling in the water.

  Engineer examines 2020 I-40 bridge inspection report

The engineer interpreted the most recent inspection report for us, then explained why the iconic M-shape we love so much about the I-40 bridge likely contributed to the damage.

Free summer concert series coming to downtown Memphis

The Get Loud! concert ceries will take place at the Handy Park stage on Beale Street.

  AAA discusses what to expect during summer travel

Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start of summer, is just around the corner and AAA expects millions to hit the road for a vacation.

  Memphis Grizzlies making a push for post play

It’s time for the Memphis Grizzlies to get into “grit and grind” mode with a game Thursday night that has major implications on their path to the post-season.

  I-40 bridge closure causing concern for the tourism industry

With one of the main arteries into the Bluff City shut down, concern is growing in the Memphis tourism industry.

  More barges sit still on I-40 bridge awaiting timeline on reopening

Below the bridge, shipping vessels and their barges have tripled since river traffic was closed, as well as vehicle traffic on the bridge.

  Shelby County officials urge kids 12-15 to get vaccinated for COVID-19

Health officials urge kids ages 12 - 15 get vaccinated in Shelby County.

  Engineering expert explains I-40 bridge crack

A civil engineer and professor says based on his research, motorists might have been driving over this crack for days or maybe even weeks.

  MPD investigates shooting at I-240 and Getwell

Police have closed eastbound lanes of I-240 between the Getwell and Lamar exits as they investigate.

  World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest sold out in Memphis

This year’s Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is sold out.

Memphis Zoo hosting movie night in June

"Zoovie Night" takes place Thursday, June 24 with the classic children’s movie, “Kangaroo Jack.”

Egg Bowl returns to Thanksgiving night this year

The Egg Bowl is returning to Thanksgiving night.

Dallas murder suspect captured in Memphis

Demario Montague was wanted on a murder warrant out of Dallas for the March 31 killing of a person pushed from a moving vehicle, then hit by an 18-wheeler.

Miss. man stole $6M in PPP loans; purchased $1M home, Tesla, DOJ says

Christopher Paul Lick, 45, is from Starkville, DOJ says.

  Memphis mayor says city will no longer enforce mask ordinance

Masking in Memphis will no longer be mandated. Starting May 15, the city will stop enforcing the mask ordinance.

Somehow Memphis isn’t a top barbecue city and we have questions

A map is going viral showing top cities for barbecue in the United States and somehow Memphis isn’t on it!

Humane Society of Memphis, Shelby County to host adoption event

The Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County is hosting an in-person adoption event this weekend for anyone looking to add a furry friend to their home.

Gas stockpile, SUV go up in smoke

There were 20 gallons of gasoline in the back of the Hummer

  143 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths reported in Shelby County

There are currently 1,459 active cases in Shelby County.

  Gov. Lee announces partnership to fight human trafficking in Tennessee

Lee says he’s excited to invest in the several key groups fighting the issue.

  Shelby County Mayor’s Office, volunteers working to combat vaccine hesitancy

“Get the Facts, Trust the Vax.” That’s the name of the campaign Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is launching to combat vaccine hesitancy in Shelby County.

  Vaccine appointments now open for 12 - 15-year-olds in Shelby Co.

The City of Memphis says appointments are available at all city sites.

MPD: Man in critical condition after carjacking, shooting near I-240

Memphis Police Department says a man is in the hospital after he was allegedly shot during a carjacking Thursday morning.

TDOT reports multi-vehicle crash on I-40

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is reporting a crash involving five vehicles.

3 Tennessee students named US Presidential Scholars

The U.S. Department of Education announced the 57th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars and three of the Volunteer State’s very own high school seniors are on that list.

MLGW Customer Care Center to shut down for maintenance

Memphis Light, Gas and Water Customer Care Center phone number will be down Thursday night.

  Arkansas lawmaker says bridge closure is ‘a significant problem’ for the region

A dire warning from Arkansas Representative Rick Crawford. This shutdown may cause major economic problems.

  Some Mid-South schools to open vaccine sites for students, families

“We will offer not only our students vaccinations, but we will offer their families vaccinations."

Crittenden EMS prepared for impact of I-140 bridge closure

Officials say they’re activating the same emergency plan they have in place for severe weather.

  Minimum wage under the microscope as Mississippi prepares to end federal unemployment benefits

Mississippi's minimum wage is getting a closer look amid changes to unemployment benefits.

  The Investigators: Former Memphis police officer criminally charged for pepper spray incident

A former Memphis police officer is now facing a felony after he repeatedly pepper sprayed a handcuffed man while on duty in 2019.

  Shelby County Health Department to no longer require masks in restaurants

Business owners have an important decision to make over the next few days, one that will impact their staff and their customers.

  Family mourns the loss of teen, rising track star killed in Memphis

A family is mourning the loss of a beloved son and rising star, and demanding answers about his death.

  Three fallen DeSoto County police officers honored in Washington, D.C.

Every year for one week in May, Washington, D.C. honors the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement officers. This year, three DeSoto County, Mississippi fallen officers who died in the line of duty in 1898 were remembered.

  Truck drivers impacted by I-40 bridge closure

Truck drivers are struggling to keep products moving across the country amid the shutdown.

  The Investigators: Can the I-55 bridge handle the extra traffic?

According to the FHA, that rating shows the structure is sound and capable of handling the extra traffic.

  TDOT working to get answers on I-40 bridge reopening timeline

Around 41,000 drivers cross the bridge on a daily basis, 30 percent of those driving commercial vehicles.

New era for Memphis 901 FC in third year in the Bluff City

Preview of Memphis 901 FC's third season in the Bluff City

  Vaccinations for 12-15 year olds roll out across the Mid-South

About 20 million more people in the U.S. are now eligible for the vaccine with this recommendation and prior emergency approval by the FDA.

Two people dead after vehicle crash near James Road and Woodlawn Terrace

Two people are dead following a vehicle crash in Memphis Wednesday evening.

  LISTEN: Inspectors report ‘critical find’ in 911 calls to Memphis police, ask for immediate shutdown of I-40 bridge

The City of Memphis released the 911 calls bridge inspectors made after finding a fractured beam in the middle of the I-40 bridge Tuesday.

COVID-19 in Shelby County: Over 200K people fully vaccinated

As of Wednesday, there have been 96,952 cases and 1,632 deaths.

  School districts in Shelby County plan COVID-19 vaccination for eligible students

Some school districts in Shelby County plan to help students get vaccinated.

  World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest officially underway in Memphis

Hundreds of teams filled Tom Lee Park for the first time in nearly two years Wednesday, after the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest was cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

39 inmates at Mississippi prison receive their GED and diploma after completing coursework

Thirty-nine inmates at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility are receiving their diplomas after years of secondary education coursework.

Masks to be optional at Collierville schools

Colliverville Schools announced that masks will become optional effective Monday, May 17 for students and employees.

Pediatrician groups to parents: Vaccinate your kids and help end the pandemic

Letter comes a day after FDA approves Pfizer vaccine for 12 to 15-year-olds.

Pfizer vaccine for kids age 12+ starts Friday in Tennessee

With final approval from the CDC, the Tennessee Department of Health has the green light to vaccinate kids 12 and up.

New Shelby County health directive limits masking requirements, lifts more business restrictions

The Shelby County Health Department released a new health directive Wednesday that establishes limited masking requirements and lifts many restrictions on businesses.