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  Memphis Zoo parking lot construction to begin Monday

Construction on a new Memphis Zoo parking lot is set to begin Monday, August 26.

  FedEx testing robot delivery this month

Amtrak announces 50% off September sale

Tyson recalling nearly 40,000 lbs. of chicken patties due to foreign matter contamination

  SPAM is jumping on the pumpkin spice bandwagon. Really.

RECALL ALERT: Dole baby spinach recalled over salmonella risk

  Walmart testing self-driving vehicles

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The wait is over! Spicy nuggets are back at Wendy’s

Lucky Charms to sell giant marshmallow-only bags

  Oxford pizza shop offers free pizza for immigrants, refugees

  Walmart in Southaven re-opens after shooting

FAA gives MEM $11M grant for renovations

  Scottsboro man selling ‘Bear’ Bryant’s former car

FedEx to end ground deliveries with Amazon

The shipping company will not renew is contract with Amazon, which is set to expire at the end of August, according to Memphis Business Journal.

Company behind Perkins, Marie Callender’s files for bankruptcy

The company behind Perkins and Marie Callender’s has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Powerball and Mega Millions coming to Mississippi in 2020

The MLC anticipates sales for both games to begin in the first quarter of 2020.

  FedEx investing $450M for airport expansion

The investment is an addition to the $1.1 billion modernization project that is already underway, bringing the investment total to more than $1.5 billion.

  Arkansas dispensary offers medical marijuana deliveries

Mississippi Blood Services inventory at crisis level

Restaurant group that owns ‘Babalu’ files for bankruptcy

  Plans for proposed Beale Street Wahlburgers location axed

  Germantown looks for permanent axe on new apartments

Where to find deals for National Chicken Wing Day

Ways to score free lipstick on National Lipstick Day

July 29 is National Lipstick Day and some of your favorite cosmetics brands want to help you celebrate by offering free lip products.

Recall: Great Value Taco Seasoning sold at Walmart

Williams Foods LLC has initiated a voluntary recall including Great Value Mild Taco Seasoning Mix (sold at Walmart) and HEB Taco Seasoning Mix Reduced Sodium due to possible Salmonella contamination.

  Arkansas offers tax-free holiday August 3-4

Mississippi and Tennessee always have their tax-free holidays the last weekend in July, but Arkansas will have theirs on August 3-4, on the first weekend of the month.

  Mid-South businesses prepare for tax-free weekend

Businesses all over the state are preparing for this weekend.

Infant bouncers could detach, pose fall hazard; recall announced

Stokke recalled about 5,400 of its bouncers sold as a connectable part of an all-in-one modular seating system because it can suddenly detach from the larger system, posing a fall hazard to the child in the bouncer.

$100K Powerball ticket sold in Memphis

A $100,000 Powerball ticket was sold in Memphis.

Miss. casino revenue up 7% from last year

Gamblers in Mississippi lost more than $180 million in June--seven percent more than last year.

Mississippi restaurant worker had hepatitis A

The Mississippi State Department of Health says a restaurant worker may have exposed customers to hepatitis A.

  Tax-free days return this weekend for Tenn., Miss.

Now is the time to start your back-to-school shopping.

  Two more scooter companies to roll out in Memphis this summer

After about a one-year pilot phase, the City of Memphis says it's ready for more electric scooters. This week, the city announced an expansion of its Shared Mobility Program.

  Attorney General’s Office seeking victims of Covington car dealer

If you were a victim of Covington auto dealer McDivitt Motors, the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office wants to hear from you.

  SCSO warns residents about porch pirates following Amazon Prime Day

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office is warning residents that porch pirates will be on the lookout for packages.

Target unveils wheelchair-friendly costumes for kids

According to Target’s website, the full princess carriage and pirate ship collection are set to be released on Aug. 22.

  Memphis woman says she was duped by a fake customer service number for Cash App

A Memphis woman is warning users of the popular mobile payment service Cash App about crooks looking to prey on those who need help with their accounts.

  Tenn. wine board looks to promote industry

When thinking of the places that produce the best wine, Tennessee may not come to mind immediately, but state leaders hope it will one day.

Smoke alarms recalled for possible risk of not alerting to fire

They reportedly have a misaligned internal switch that causes the alarms to not activate properly, therefore not alerting consumers to a fire.

Arkansas’ 6th medical marijuana dispensary set to open

A sixth medical marijuana dispensary in Arkansas has been approved to open for business and will likely begin sales by the weekend

Company recalls hamburger, hot dog buns sold in multiple states

The company says there is a potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic that may have been introduced during production.

RECALL ALERT: Toy Story 4 ‘Forky’ toy recalled for choking hazard

A plush toy depicting a character from Toy Story 4 is being recalled due to a choking hazard for young children.

Dress up like a cow and get free Chick-fil-A

Who doesn’t love free Chick-fil-A?

Tobacco purchase age raised to 21 in Walmart, Sam’s Club stores

Walmart officials said this includes all e-cigarettes.

Nest Decor to open in Germantown

High-end furniture store Nest Decor is set to open near Trader Joe's in Germantown.

  Travelers prep for busiest travel day of season

Nearly 50 million people will hit the road this week, according to AAA. Millions more will take to the skies. Holiday travel for July 4th is in full swing, with the busiest day expected to be Wednesday.

  Nearly 900k travelers expected through Volunteer State this holiday week

Almost 900,000 people will drive through Tennessee on their way to their holiday destination this week.

  FDA investigates possible links between dog foods and canine heart disease

The FDA identified 16 dog food brands it says are most frequently associated cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a form of canine heart disease.

16 dog food brands linked to heart failure in canines

The FDA is warning dog owners about foods that could lead to health problem in canines.

Fisher-Price recalls over 70k infant sleepers due to risk of death

The company's newest recall marks its exit from selling inclined sleep products completely.

Study: Best cities to celebrate July 4

WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst Places for 4th of July Celebrations, as well as videos and interesting stats about the holiday.

  FedEx files lawsuit against U.S. govt. over Chinese trade war

Memphis-based FedEx has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government, arguing that export rules are impossible to follow.

Study ranks most patriotic states in U.S.

With Americans preparing to show their national pride this Fourth of July, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2019’s Most Patriotic States in America.

Baby formula sold at Walmart recalled nationwide for potentially containing metal

A baby formula sold exclusively at Walmart is being recalled nationwide “because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter.”

Fred’s to close additional stores

Friday, Fred’s announced it will be closing additional store.

The Container Store opening in Germantown

The Container Store is opening in Germantown next to Trader Joe’s.

Get a free ice cream cone at Dairy Queen on Friday, June 21

You can get a regular or dipped cone at no cost along with any purchase on June 21.

  $200M construction on schedule for Memphis Convention Center

For seven months, the Cook Convention Center has been undergoing construction. Once work is done, it will be known as the Memphis Convention Center.

  BBB warns of toddler shoe retailer not making deliveries; owner defends business

Better Business Bureau has issued a warning about a Memphis-based company.

FedEx adding drop off, pickup locations inside Dollar General stores

The companies' new partnership will allow FedEx pickups and dropoffs at Dollar General stores.

Flour sold at Target, Walmart nationwide being recalled due to E. coli

E. coli can cause diarrhea, often with bloody stools.

Study rates ‘greenest’ states in America

With many local economies still recovering from natural disasters including hurricanes on the East Coast, wildfires on the West Coast, and flooding in the Midwest, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Greenest States.

Public Service Commission, Secretary of State’s Office to implement new requirements to protect consumers from scams

The amendment is aimed at protecting consumers from scam callers soliciting Mississippians, through robo-calling or other means, and claiming they represent a legitimate organization.

Study ranks most fun states

With summer just around the corner and families planning out their vacations, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Most Fun States in America, as well as accompanying videos.

Company offers $1,000 to give up smartphone for a week

Company looking for one person to give up their smartphone for 1 week in exchange for $1,000.

FDA issues recall of Kroger brand frozen berries over possible Hepatitis A contamination

The FDA has advised consumers to not eat and throw away frozen fruits from Kroger.

  FedEx Express forgoes renewing contract with Amazon

FedEx Express announced it will not renew its contract with Amazon.

Chipotle offers BOGO for nurses on Tuesday, June 4

All nurses with a valid nursing license or ID can receive a free burrito, burrito bowl, salad or order of tacos with the purchase of an entree of equal or greater value.

Coca Cola offers drink mix contest worth $10,000

A new contest will let people submit their favorite Coke drink combos for a chance at $10,000

Study ranks best states for jobs

With employers expecting to hire 16.6 percent more graduates from the Class of 2019 than in the previous year, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Jobs.

Details released in Golden Corral opening

Golden Corral will be open for customers before you know it.

Study ranks best cities for basketball fans

With the NBA Finals kicking off on May 30 and the league allowing teams to sell ad space on uniforms as of 2017 – which is estimated to generate $100 million to $150 million in yearly revenue - the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best Cities for Basketball Fans.

  Wiseacre breaking ground on new downtown brewery

Construction is expected to take a year on the new facility in the South Main District, located at the intersection of B.B. King and Butler Avenue.

62,000 lbs. of beef products recalled amid E. coli concerns

Aurora Packing Company, Inc., of North Aurora, Ill., is recalling about 62,112 pounds of raw beef products out of concerns that the products may be contaminated with E. coli.

Best cities to find a summer job

With summer approaching and many young adults expected to look for short-term work in order to bridge their finances or grow their professional skills, the personal-finance website WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2019’s Best Places for Summer Jobs.To help job seekers find the best summer employme

Study rates best, worst states for military retirees

With May being Military Appreciation Month and significant military pension changes having taken effect last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Military Retirees, as well as Memorial Day facts.

Fred’s closing 104 additional stores across U.S.

The Memphis-based chain announced it will close more stores, a month after they announced 159 stores closing across the U.S.

Hershey to redesign classic chocolate bar

Chocolate bars will feature emoji's starting this summer.

Child death prompts recall of dressers sold by Amazon, Target, Walmart

The dresser poses a serious tip-over and entrapment hazard if not properly anchored to a wall.

Population, tax revenues see uptick in Northeast Arkansas

Jonesboro collected $1.413 million in sales and use taxes during April. This is a 10.15% increase from 2018.

  Kraft will reimburse moms for Mother’s Day babysitters

What more could a mother want for Mother’s Day than a day off?The Kraft Company is offering just that.