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Forrest City man arrested for murder after shooting at funeral

A Forrest City man was arrested Friday after police say he shot one person outside a funeral home.

Waveland Mayor Mike Smith becomes Republican

Body of Mississippi soldier to return home Saturday

Mississippian wins $200K on scratch ticket

  FBI searches home and nursing school founded by Tennessee state Sen. Katrina Robinson

TBI releases new information on vehicle possibly connected to Amber Alert for missing toddler

  Driver crashes into Cook Out restaurant in Bartlett, report says

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  TDOSHS launching reservation system for Real ID customers

  11 animals found dead from poison in Marked Tree

  Big Break: Gina Sweat reveals her big break on the way to becoming MFD’s 1st female director

Recreational marijuana amendment under debate around Arkansas

  Hugs for Miriam: Students teaching acceptance and kindness with daily hugs for 4-year-old classmate with cerebral palsy

  St. Jude Dream Home fundraiser helps kids like Jordyn, a gymnast

  Surgically placed defibrillator changes Memphis patient’s life

Every day doctors at Methodist University Hospital see patients’ lives saved by a surgically placed defibrillator. Still, a video capturing the moment a patient was shocked back to life by his defibrillator has doctors in awe.

Miss. tax return preparer sentenced to prison for false tax returns

A jury sentenced a Mississippi tax return preparer to 16 months in prison for filing false tax returns.

Suspect held on $200K bond in off-campus shooting deaths of 2 Alcorn State students

An investigation is underway after two Alcorn State University students were shot to death Monday night.

Student illness closes more schools

Harrisburg, Calico Rock, and Palestine-Wheatley students received a couple of days off due to illness in the schools.

Lee changes course on offering 12 weeks of paid family leave

Several Mississippi airports awarded federal funding for safety, infrastructure improvements

TBI issues Amber Alert for east Tennessee infant last seen in December

Palestine-Wheatley School District closed Thursday and Friday due to illness

  Woman delivers baby in truck while traveling to hospital an hour away

  The Investigators: Collierville ransomware attack cost over $100,000; town now considering legal action

  New school bus technology introduced to improve children’s safety

A demo was held to spread awareness about new technology for school buses.

  MPD asking for help tracking down suspects in separate interstate shootings

Police are asking for help finding suspects in two recent shootings on Memphis interstates.

Marshals arrest 2nd suspect in deadly October 2019 shooting

Melvin Tyler was wanted for the deadly Oct. 8, 2019 shooting of Hussein Hassan.

  Mississippi governor announces impending closure of troubled Parchman unit as inmates are moved to another facility

The inmates will temporarily be housed at the nearby Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility. They are being transferred through reclassification and exchanges for lower-security inmates.

American Greetings to lay off 268 employees in Osceola

One of the largest employers in Mississippi County announced Wednesday that they will be laying off employees at its plant in Osceola.

MPD cancels City Watch for 10-year-old boy reportedly taken by non-custodial father

MPD canceled the alert Thursday saying 10-year-old Phillip Stephen White III, also known as Trey, was located.

  US marshals arrest Memphis murder suspect in Arkansas

Family members say 19-year-old Arnold Reyes Reyes was shot while trying to sell his 2006 Ford Mustang Feb. 11. He went to the hospital but died from his injuries.

  Coroner: Woman found dead under Marshall County bridge died of accidental drug overdose

Sarah Vinick was reported missing in early November. Her body was found under Coldwater Creek Bridge on Christmas Eve.

  Former DeSoto Co. police chief arrested, accused of embezzlement

A former North Mississippi police chief has been arrested after being indicted for embezzlement.

State Board of Contractors offers tips to home owners affected by flooding to avoid scams

Homeowners can use MSBOC online resources at www.msboc.us to check the license status of the contractor they plan to hire, and to get tips on wise repair and improvement choices.

  City of Oxford raises vaping age to 21+

A new ordinance has been passed in Oxford that restricts the sale of e-cigarette devices and cartridges to anyone under the age of 21.

  Gov. Reeves holds press conference concerning impact of Pearl River flooding, progress at MDOC

Gov. Reeves held a press conference Wednesday concerning the impact of the Pearl River flooding and updates at MDOC.

  Possible hepatitis A exposure reported DeSoto Co. restaurant, MSDH says

Authorities with the Mississippi State Department of Health are investigating a hepatitis A exposure in DeSoto County.

  Brother, father of slain Alcorn State student ask shooter to come forward: ‘Do the right thing’

“It hit home. I couldn’t sleep last night," Sheriff Edward Goods said. "And it’s going to be hard to sleep until we get everybody involved locked up.”

13-year-old missing Morton boy found safe

His step-mother shared the news on Facebook Tuesday evening.

  5 Star Stories: Graceland takes us behind-the-curtain for a look at unseen artifacts from the King’s collection

For the first time, Graceland allowed our cameras behind-the-curtain to show you a rare side of Graceland that only family, staff and VIPs have seen ... until now.

  61,000 Mississippians have flood insurance. Many flood victims are not among them.

Anyone with flood insurance would have had to have it 30 days before the flood for it to be activated.

Crockett County sheriffs begin search for missing 27-year-old man

The Crockett County Sheriff’s Department is in search of a 27-year-old man that was reported missing Monday.

Memphis man suspected in attempted murder case arrested in Texas

A Memphis man was captured in Texas last week after he allegedly shot a man during a robbery.

Two Super Bowl LIV champs from Mississippi honored by the state senate

Two local Super Bowl LIV champions were honored Tuesday by the Mississippi Senate.

  Hearing reset for husband charged with missing Cordova woman’s murder

A Cordova man charged in the death of his wife will face a judge today. A grand jury indicted Carl Hayes, 43, earlier this month - several months after his wife went missing.

  Prosecutors seeking death penalty for prison escapee accused of killing DOC administrator

Curtis Watson appeared in a Lauderdale County courtroom Tuesday afternoon where a judge formally read his charges and prosecutors announced they are seeking the death penalty.

Memphis Zoo welcomes bat-eared foxes to Cat Country exhibit

The Memphis Zoo has two new residents. Bat-eared foxes Helen and Raj recently joined the Cat Country exhibit.

  Tennessee lawmakers debate sales tax on pads, tampons and diapers

Once again, Tennessee state lawmakers are tackling the issue of taxes on feminine hygiene products.

Man dead, another taken to the hospital after shooting in Memphis neighborhood, police say

Suspects are on the run after a double shooting in Raleigh.

  The Investigators: This Mississippi county feeds people across the world but its residents can’t buy fresh produce

Quitman County became a food desert overnight when its only full-service grocery store closed in 2017.

Biloxi firefighters assist in rescuing man stranded in tree outside of Jackson

Some of Biloxi’s own firefighters took part in helping flood victims in Jackson.

Police: Rape and burglary suspect leaves jacket and ID at victim’s house

The victim told officers she was asleep in her bedroom when she woke up to find a man touching her. He then covered her mouth and sexually assaulted her.

Missing 14-year-old found safe

Police said the girl, who left her Frayser home early Monday morning, was found by Monday afternoon.

  Police report: 13-year-old says he accidentally shot 11-year-old brother with cousin’s gun

Memphis police are investigating after a shooting at a Whitehaven apartment complex that sent an 11-year-old boy to the hospital in critical condition.

  Why does the Pearl River flood if we have a reservoir that’s supposed to hold water?

A lot of people have asked the question: “Why does the Reservoir have to release water?”

Missing paraplegic woman found safe according to Haywood County authorities

Deputies with the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office have located a paraplegic woman after she went missing Friday night.

Analysts warn gas prices could rise in coming days

After weeks of significant drops, the price of gasoline continues to trickle down. But analysts warn, that could change in coming days.

  Local animal rescue saves animals stranded by floodwaters

“One dog was super scared and on a tiny piece of a tree trunk. The other pup was almost neck high in water..”

  Arrest warrant issued for man in connection with deadly stabbing

Ledis Sanchez is now wanted for first degree murder and criminal attempt first degree murder.

Mississippi Urban Search and Rescue Task Force assists people impacted by Pearl River flooding

Task force team members have deployed to Jackson and are on standby to help emergency crews.

  Tennessee foster children staying longer in state custody, DCS leader says

New numbers from the Tennessee Department of Children's Services show foster children are spending more time in state custody.

Stranded pup rescued from rising floodwaters in Jackson

The lonely dog had only inches of dry land around a tree to hold on to and it looked happy to see help arrive.

2 homes collapse in Hardin Co. landslide, plunge into Tennesee river

Hardin County firefighters reported a landslide Saturday evening that eventually plunged two homes into the Tennessee River.

MEMA releases initial damage report from Pearl River flooding

At the time of the release, eighteen counties had submitted damage reports to MEMA.

  Family, friends searching for missing Cordova woman

Family, friends, and police are trying to find a missing Cordova woman.

  SCSO launches search for missing Cordova woman

A Cordova woman has been reported missing after she didn’t show up for work Friday morning.

Gov. Tate Reeves declares state of emergency due to Pearl River flooding

The Pearl River is expected to reach a crest of 38 feet this weekend.

  A Valentine 100 hearts strong: Gift of Life Mid-South celebrates 100th child milestone

Sherlen Hernandez became the 100th Gift of Life Mid-South child to undergo life-saving surgery at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

Funeral services announced for 7 family members tragically killed in Clinton fire

Visitation will be Friday, February 21 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. Saturday.

  Authorities say Shelby County inmate walked off from work site and may be in danger

According to the Shelby County Division of Corrections, Crystal Hathcock may be with Tory Cole. who was last seen driving a white 2002 Cadillac Escalade with an expired tag BRP430.

  Twins celebrate the holidays together dialysis-free after kidney transplants

Transplant surgeons in Memphis are asking Mid-Southerners to consider giving the gift of life this holiday season. There's an organ shortage across the country even though transplants have been proven to dramatically change people's lives for the better.

  225 Mid-South animals boarded on flight to find forever homes

Friday morning 225 pets from across the Mid-South were boarded on a flight to the Pacific Northwest.

  Big Break: Memphis’ ‘Peppa Mouth of the South’ using his success to give back to the city he calls home

His real name is Artemis Williams, one of the most connected movers and shakers in Memphis who has parlayed his experience with Def Jam Records into not only bringing A-list entertainment to the Bluff City but also creating A-list community events for kids, schools, you name it.

  Woman killed, 3 children injured in crash in Whitehaven

Officers responded to the scene on Shelby Drive near Boeingshire around 4:20 p.m.

  Victim kidnapped by former teacher settles lawsuit with Maury Co. School District

A former Maury County student who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by her former teacher has settled a lawsuit with the school district.

  Gov. Bill Lee will give State of West Tennessee address today

Governor Bill Lee will be in West Tennessee later today to give his State of West Tennessee address.

  Former Memphis City Schools board member reveals role in Roger Stone trial

Former Memphis school board member Tomeka Hart revealed Wednesday she was the jury foreperson in the Roger Stone trial.

Silver Alert 'inactivated’ for missing pregnant woman

Arkansas State Police have “inactivated” a Silver Alert issued Thursday morning for a missing pregnant woman.

North Mississippi middle school student dies during basketball practice

A community in north Mississippi is grieving after a middle school student died during basketball practice.

  MDHS discusses largest embezzlement scheme in state history, upcoming policy changes

MDHS sits down to discuss the embezzlement case for the first time since the news broke a week ago.

  Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus announces 2020 agenda

A main topic of concern was health care expansion along with addressing the state’s infant mortality rate.

  Slave Haven Museum in Memphis gives unique perspective on the Underground Railroad

Inside an inconspicuous house in North Memphis, a secret was held for 150 years.