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  6 juveniles charged, 12 others awaiting charges after riot at DCS facility

Eighteen juveniles are awaiting charges following a riot at Wilder Youth Development Center.

  Teen accidentally shot by 8-year-old; stepfather charged

  Tom Lee Park mediation on hold, mayor says

  Middle school textbook in East Tennessee stirs religious controversy

  Poverty declines in Memphis, one year after MLK50

  Family wants answers after brother dies in police custody

  Arkansas father shot, killed at convenience store

Continued Coverage

  Pro-Confederate rally ends without incident

  Rhodes College students demand answers following sexual assault reports

  Tugboat had previous problems before sinking, attorney says

  Empty grocery store looking for tenants

  FBI releases sketch of woman murdered by serial killer

  Woman arrested after child abuse video surfaces

  Neighbors react to death of man in deputy-involved shooting

Neighbors of 40-year-old Jason Hill say they can't believe what happened to him.

  Volunteers, dogs help search for missing woman

Search Dogs South traveled from Mississippi to Memphis, volunteering to follow the trail in the missing persons case of 85-year-old Pandora Duckett.

  Mid-South federal employees brace for next possible shutdown

The fear and anxiety surrounding another possible government shut is very real for the thousands of government employees.

  Man charged in multiple carjackings across Memphis

Memphis police have charged the man in connection with three separate carjackings that occurred in the past few days.

  MPD: Surge in guns stolen from vehicles

  West Memphis Police make arrest in shooting death of a 15-year-old

  SCS superintendent search continues

Disciplinary process nearly finished after homicide victim left in van for 49 days

  Marijuana facility to bring economic boost to Cotton Plant

  New Olive Branch annexation bill proposed

  CDC: Flu peak season has started

Widespread flu activity has been reported across the Mid-South, according to the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control.

  Mid-South school districts close due to illness

Two Mid-South school districts were forced to close this week after a number of students missed class because of sickness.

  Historic District leaders worried about Memphis 3.0 Plan

The Memphis 3.0 Plan is almost complete and neighborhood leaders are worried about what the plan will mean for Memphis' historic districts.

  President Trump to give State of the Union address Tuesday

On the heels of the longest government shutdown in history, President Trump says he hopes to convey a sense of unity in his State of the Union.

Noose found at SCS building

Memphis Police were called to the Teaching & Learning Academy on Union Avenue Saturday.

  Shelby County Schools to appeal TSSAA ban on postseason play

After the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association banned multiple Shelby County Schools high school basketball teams from postseason play on Friday, SCS now plans to take action.

  Desoto County homeowners fight Olive Branch annexation plans

Hundreds of Desoto County homeowners gave up part of their weekend to organize against what many of them call a threat to their way of life.

  Local stores hit with violations for selling tobacco to minors

More than 40 Western Tennessee stores have been cited by FDA inspectors in the last 90 days.

  Jury reaches verdict in Susan McDonald trial

The jury has reached a verdict in the murder of Susan McDonald.

  Bill introduced in Senate to decriminalize marijuana in TN

Democratic Tennessee State Senator Sara Kyle proposed a new bill that would decriminalize marijuana in Tennessee.

  Hughes Police Department closed until further notice

The police department of Hughes, Arkansas has been shut down at the request of the new mayor.

  Prosecution rests in Susan McDonald Trial

The state rested its case for the murder of Susan McDonald Thursday.

East TN girl found safe

Investigators continue their search for a teenager who vanished from her home in Madisonville, Tennessee two weeks ago.

  DCS seeking $78M to cover more foster kids from opioid crisis

The country-wide opioid crisis is creating a new need for more foster parents in Tennessee.

  Non-profit holds town hall to address opioid crisis

Hearts for Hope and Healing held the first ever Opioid Crisis Town Hall inside Heart Song Church Saturday.

  Judge dismisses city of Memphis from Darrius Stewart case

Friday, U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays Jr dismissed the city of Memphis from the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Darrius Stewart.

  Shots fired at Manassas High School bus following carjacking

Memphis police confirmed it was BB pellets and not bullets that shattered two windows on a school bus outside Manassas High School Friday morning.

  Prosecutor weighs in on what’s next for Quinton Tellis, following early release

Quinton Tellis, the man accused of setting Jessica Chambers on fire, will be granted early release from a Louisiana prison.

Victim identified in deadly South Memphis crash

Police have identified 20-year-old Ashlyn Whitmore as the victim killed in a high-speed crash following a carjacking.

  Fire damages conveyor belt at Memphis Amazon warehouse

The Memphis Fire Department is investigating a fire at the Memphis Amazon warehouse.

  Government workers still without pay; President Trump offers budget deal

As the government shutdown reaches Day 29, federal workers still have not received a paycheck

Church fire deemed accidental; caused by electrical wiring malfunction

Memphis fire officials say the cause of a massive church fire at 729 Gilleas Road was accidental.

  Incoming governor requests policy review of Shelby County immigration procedures

Governor-elect Bill Lee announced an investigation Friday into whether or not Shelby County is breaking the law by ignoring the state’s new immigration policy.

  Investigators looking for arsonist who set Whitehaven home on fire

Arson investigators are working to find out who set a house on fire last night in Whitehaven.

Police: Man stabbed by relative

Memphis Police department are investigating the stabbing of a man in Frayser. The victim is in extremely critical condition.

  Band claims New Daisy Theater is shut down

A musical act claims the historic New Daisy Theater has closed.

  Government shutdown could impact school lunches

With the partial government shutdown heading into week four, schools could soon feel the impact.

Women accused of helping Memphis murder suspect hide inside closet wall

Police say 19-year-old Loris Moore and 20-year-old Dartanea Young helped hide 18-year-old Tyrone Shepard inside a closet wall at a home in Westwood.

  Shelby County sees spike in opioid overdoses

The Shelby County Health Department has reported 10 fatal overdoses in the last 14 days.

Police: Green Goblin mask connects suspect with series of store robberies

Police say Alexander Green wore a Green Goblin mask during a series of robberies. The mask was later found at Green's home.

Man charged with sex trafficking after woman claims he recruited her for prostitution

Jamarius Marques Strickland is accused of recruiting a woman for prostitution, keeping the money and assaulting her.

Man pleads guilty to deadly drunk driving crash

Prosecutors say Ramiro Junior, 29, had a blood alcohol level of .111 when he hit into another car on I-240 near Poplar in October 2015.

Former TN teacher sentenced to 20 years for 2017 kidnapping of student

Former Maury County teacher Tad Cummins has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for the 2017 kidnapping of his 15-year-old female student.

District attorney announces nuisance store reopening

The Shelby County District Attorney’s office announced on Wednesday that a Midtown store would reopen after it was deemed a nuisance.

5 suspects wanted for robbery at Stax museum, shooting at nearby business

Memphis police are searching for five suspects who robbed a woman outside Stax Museum and later shot a man at Williams Grill and Shop.

  TN seeks to add Tenncare work requirements

Thousands of Tenncare recipients could be forced to work in order to receive the government-funded healthcare.

Police: Half-naked man arrested after running through MLK Riverside Park

Police say they arrested a man Friday night who ran half-naked through a park near south Memphis.

  Human Trafficking Awareness Month: Tips to help put an end to modern day slavery

In 2016, the global slavery index estimated over 57,700 people are victims of trafficking

  CEO arrested on child porn charge after hidden camera found in company bathroom

David Hunter Moore, 23, was arrested for a second time Thursday for producing child pornography. He’s being on $200,000 bond.

Lowe’s employee accused of stealing $2,400 from store through return scam

An asset protection manager with a watchful eye caught on to the scam while reviewing surveillance footage.

2 people found shot to death in car near I-240 and Lamar

Police are investigating a double homicide Thursday afternoon near I-240 and Lamar.

Woman calls 911 on officers who stopped her vehicle, promptly gets taken to jail

Kelci Newby is charged with making a 911 call in a non-emergency situation.

  $1.3M approved for Juvenile Justice and Education Center

Shelby County Commissioners gave initial approval for 1.3 million dollars in architecture and engineering work for Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris' newly proposed juvenile justice facility.

Affidavit: Man killed while trying to sell shoes listed for sale on Facebook

Police say a witness said they were meeting up with someone named “Tay” who wanted to buy a pair of tennis shoes the victim listed for sale on Facebook Marketplace.

Man holds suspected car thief at gunpoint

According to a police report, the victim heard something in his backyard Sunday, Jan. 6. When he went too look he saw someone driving off in his 2001 Honda Accord.

  Restaurant holds fundraiser for Collierville fire victims

Mellow Mushroom in Germantown is holding a fundraiser Wednesday to help the families of Kari Coudriet and Shannon, Joy and Aaron Naik.

  Beware of ‘shimming': The newest way scammers are stealing your credit card info

The Better Business Bureau is issuing a warning about a new way scammers are getting information from you chip-enabled credit and debit cards.

  Shelby County sheriff supports proposal for new juvenile justice center

On Wednesday, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris will present a proposal to the county commission for a new $25 million facility.

  Mississippi lawmakers begin new year with push for teacher pay raises

Mississippi lawmakers began the 2019 session with talks about teachers pay raises and questions about leadership.

  Carjacking suspect arrested after crashing vehicle near Poplar and McLean

Police say officers began chasing the suspect around 3:30 p.m. The suspect’s vehicle hit another vehicle and crashed near Poplar and North McLean.

  Deadly Collierville house fire blamed on live Christmas tree, fireplace embers

A Collierville house fire that claimed the lives of four people is being attributed to a fireplace and live Christmas tree.

Chief: Injuries caused in MUW campus shooting may be self-inflicted

The Mississippi University for women is currently on lockdown following a shooting.

  Police seeking suspect in deadly 2017 hit-and-run

Investigators believe a large, dark-colored SUV hit two people walking in the area around 10:40 that night. One of the victims died.

  Crash report: Charter bus was traveling too fast for conditions at time of deadly OMYA crash

A crash report from Arkansas State Police says a charter bus was traveling too fast for conditions when it flipped near Little Rock last month, killing a 9-year-old passenger and injuring dozens more.

1 injured, 2 detained after fight and stabbing inside moving vehicle near Atoka

Atoka Police Chief Jessie Poole says four people were driving from Shelby County to Tipton County when the occupants started fighting inside.

  Investigators identify man killed by Memphis police in Whitehaven

Memphis police shot and killed Abdoulaye Thiam, 20, after investigators say he confronted officers with a knife.

Driver indicted for reckless vehicular homicide in passenger’s death

Triston Causey is indicted with reckless vehicular homicide for the Dec. 28 crash on Shelby Oaks Drive and Sycamore View Road.

Accused I-240 shooting suspect in custody

Montero Evans is charged with aggravated assault stemming from the incident Dec. 5.