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Council member attacked in home

Two offenders wearing bandanas had entered his home where they assaulted him and took his wallet.

  MEMPHIS 200: The history of Beale Street

Mississippi Governor’s race ramps up

  Memphis police searching for suspects who spray painted ‘NAZI’ on vehicle in Walmart lot

More Mississippi officers have died in May than any other month of the year

  Shelby County Schools looking into new app to help students report bullying

Student found with gun at Bartlett High School

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  US attorney says investigators ‘narrowing their focus’ after retesting evidence in 2001 murder

  Germantown police ID victims in deadly crash as mother, daughter

  Germantown track star sets sights on 2020 Olympics

  TBI Report: Crime down in the state

  Vandals hit parks in Arlington costing city thousands for repairs

  Governor Bill Lee will not grant clemency to Donnie Johnson

  Woman accused of killing Memphis pastor waives preliminary hearing

Latoshia Daniels has pleaded not guilty to killing 36-year-old Brodes Perry and shooting his wife.

Rhodes student banned from campus after guns found in bag

The weapons were confiscated and the student was banned from campus for violating school policy, which prohibits weapons of any kind on school property.

  2 dead, 1 injured in crash on Poplar in Germantown

Police say two people have died in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Germantown.

  Pair of events bring Gov. Lee to Memphis on Tuesday

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will be in Memphis on Tuesday and is expected to make a big announcement.

4 year old Florence girl found safe; Endangered/Missing Child alert cancelled

  David’s heart: 14-year-old shooting victim leaves behind lasting legacy

'I think they need to go back to jail’: Mom outraged after father, stepmother accused of her child’s murder released on bond

  'Farmers are suffering’: Mississippi soybean farmer talks impacts of tariffs

  Mississippi Hospital Association proposes $20 per month insurance plan

Former Shelby County corrections deputy indicted on federal drug trafficking charges

  Shelby County Commissioners unanimously vote to support the censure of Criminal Court Judge Jim Lammey

Shelby County Commissioners unanimously voted to support the censure of Criminal Court Judge Jim Lammey on Monday.

  Pressure increases to get Bluff City Law filmed in Memphis after NBC releases trailer

The pressure is on now that NBC Universal has released the first trailer for the new show “Bluff City Law”.

  Questions arise for the opening of Mid-South marijuana dispensaries after two open in Central Arkansas over the weekend

Medical marijuana is now for sale in Arkansas.

Murder suspect surrenders after Marshals task force search in West Memphis

Darunn Turner was arrested for first-degree murder in the shooting death of Marcus Powell.

  Dog rescued from 8-foot manhole in West Memphis

A dog is safe after he was rescued from a manhole in West Memphis Monday.

  Tennessee State Trooper Matthew Gatti laid to rest Monday

Trooper Matthew Gatti, 24, died last week in a crash. He'd been with the Tennessee Highway Patrol less than a year.

Caught on camera: Religious relic ripped off

Apparently, one man forgot the 8th commandment when police say he stole a statue of Jesus from a local church.

  State trooper killed in crash to be laid to rest Monday

Friends and family will say their final goodbye to Tennessee Highway Patrolman Matthew Gatti Monday.

Gov. Bryant declares State of Emergency after heavy rains, river flooding

Gov. Phil Bryant Sunday declared a State of Emergency for all affected areas in the state from recent storms.

  Three arrested in connection to West Memphis homicide

Three men have been arrested in connection to a West Memphis homicide.

One dead in West Memphis shooting

West Memphis police are investigating after a person was shot and killed Saturday morning.

Suspect arrested in Exxon gas station robbery, police say

Jonesboro police have identified a man suspected of robbing a gas station Sunday morning at gunpoint.

Police: Marijuana, meth, cash, loaded AR-15, Dr. Seuss book leads to three arrests

It was not “Green Eggs and Ham,” but something else green and leafy that led to the arrests of three people Thursday, according to Jonesboro police.

Rapper whose show ended in shootout sentenced to prison

A Tennessee rapper whose Arkansas performance ended in a shootout has been sentenced to five years in prison for carrying a gun during the show nearly two years ago

Hot Springs medical marijuana business looking to open Monday at 10 a.m.

Two medical marijuana dispensaries in the Hot Springs area are ready to open their doors.

  Arkansas Make-A-Wish kid uses his wish to pay it forward to his community

A Region 8 city is getting brand new tennis courts for the entire community to use, but not with taxpayer dollars or through a grant.

  Uncertain incentives could keep ‘Bluff City Law’ from filming in Tennessee

Like all good courtroom dramas, we’re on the edge of our seats waiting to see what happens next because state money that will keep cameras rolling in Memphis isn’t a guarantee.

  Senate leader won’t call for TN House speaker’s resignation

Tennessee's top state Senate leader says he won't ask for embattled House Speaker Glen Casada to resign his leadership position amid mounting scandals surrounding Casada's office

ACLU sues Tennessee over criminalizing voter signup problems

Tennessee is facing another challenge of its new law that would fine and potentially jail voter registration workers who don't follow new rules

  Collierville police investigating damaged trees at popular park

Collierville police say nine trees were damaged at W.C. Johnson Park.

  Clipper developers secure permit to build 19-story hotel, 25-story office building

The Shelby County Land Use Control Board has approved a special permit for a downtown Memphis two-tower, mixed-use hotel and office space.

Check out the youngest animals at the Memphis Zoo Saturday for Baby Day

Enjoy special keeper chats and shows featuring the zoo’s giraffe babies, sea lion pups, a baby sloth and more.

  1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting at furniture store

Police say the suspect and the victim knew each other.

Shelby County corrections officer attacked by inmate

SCSO says a male inmate attacked a female corrections officer Monday at the Shelby County Penal Farm.

“This is so Jackson”: School bus full of kids gets stuck in giant pothole...and Twitter goes nuts

The JPS bus got bogged down while turning from Lamar Street onto McTyere Avenue.

Rankin County drug bust nets Fentanyl laced cocaine, marijuana and THC candy

A search revealed over five pounds of cocaine, 90 pounds of marijuana and THC candy hidden inside the vehicle.

Tennessee speaker faces calls to resign from leadership post

A handful of Republican lawmakers are joining calls for House Speaker Glen Casada to resign from his top legislative leadership position

  Federal court could take over Mississippi’s foster care system

Could a federal court take over Mississippi's foster care system?That's what a child advocate is pushing for, arguing the state is violating a federal court agreement by not providing proper care to thousands of children in its custody.

  Inside look: renovations underway for Memphis Convention Center

It's been nearly 4 months since Memphis leaders celebrated the start of construction here.

  Family, friends remember fallen state trooper killed in crash

Family and friends are remembering state trooper Matthew Gatti.

Drunk man steals fire truck, drives around Meridian causing $100,000 worth of damage

Chief Lucky says he was surprised that the suspect was able to crank the fire truck, since it is a multi-step process to start.

Woman arrested after traveling to Mississippi in stolen mail truck

A woman is in custody after stealing a mail truck.

  Man arrested for shooting, killing veteran in West Memphis

A man has been arrested for shooting and killing a veteran in West Memphis.

National Civil Rights Museum receives top honor

The National Civil Rights Museum received a top honor Tuesday.

Suspect’s brother now charged in shooting death of Biloxi police officer

The brother of the man accused of killing a Biloxi police officer is now in jail on charges related to the death.

  Tennessee speaker of house calls lewd texts ‘locker room talk’

The chief of staff to Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada resigned Monday night amid reports he sent text messages to solicit interns and lobbyists for sex.

  Family, THP mourns the loss of state trooper killed in multi-vehicle crash on I-40

The right lane of I-40 eastbound is blocked near Jackson, Tennessee because of a multi-vehicle crash.

19-year-old accused of killing Biloxi cop now in custody

Police have captured and arrested 19-year-old Darian Tawan Atkinson.

  Mississippi sees major spike in reports of possible child abuse in recent years

WMC dug into several years of data that Mississippi provided to the federal government for the annual Child Maltreatment Report and found the number of children who’ve experienced abuse in Mississippi grew 41 percent in just four years.

  Three Arkansas teens face charges in shooting prank

White Hall Police aren't laughing after a bloody prank causes drivers to call 9-1-1 over a teenager who pretended to be shot.

  Former FedEx box sorter found guilty of obstruction of mail

Braylon Butler, 25, is facing up to five years in prison.

MDOC plans to offer more housing for re-entry

The department is increasing the number of beds from 120 to 310.

Tennessee secretary of state says new voter registration bill protects the voting process

Tre Hargett says there is a need for standards in the state when registering people to vote. Now they have a benchmark in place to protect the integrity of the voting process.

Victims of violence can register to conceal their information from public records

Victims of domestic violence, human trafficking and other sex-related rimes can now conceal their identities from public records in the state of Tennessee.

Mississippi helicopter to help fight West Nile in Louisiana

The parish contract is with Blackstar Helicopter of Picayune, Mississippi.

VAXXED OUT: A Look Inside Mississippi’s Vaccine Rights Movement and the Doctors Who Oppose It

As measles continues to spread around the United States, the debate surrounding vaccine choice has flared up at well. So is the vaccine rights movement a fight for personal freedom, or is it a disinformation campaign? We asked, you decide.

Man pleads guilty to attempted arson of officer’s vehicle

An El Dorado man has pleaded guilty to attempted arson and jury tampering in connection with an effort to burn an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission officer's vehicle

Local school helps grant Make-A-Wish for child

Friday, one Region 8 school had a magical surprise to share with 10-year-old Jackson Brown.

  Memphis 200: The history of Tom Lee Park and the river rescue that created a hero

Tom Lee Park is ground zero for Beale Street Music Festival. Thousands visit the park each year, but what do you know about the park’s namesake?

EF-0 tornadoes confirmed in Jackson, Pemiscot counties

Cleanup continued Friday morning after five confirmed tornadoes swept across Arkansas and Missouri.

Facebook sponsoring 2019 Beale Street Music Festival

Organizers made it official with a post on BSMF’s Facebook page Friday afternoon but teased the announcement a day earlier at a news conference.

Identities released of 5 killed, 1 survivor in I-57 crash in southern Illinois

The driver of the Expedition rear-ended the Freightliner resulting in the five deaths

  Multi-agency crime sweep nets 16 arrests

Sixteen people were arrested during “Operation Crime Driver," which focused on compliance checks for those on probation or parole and subjects with active warrants.

Health officials conclude no measles cases in MS linked to TN traveler

MSDH’s follow-up investigation did not identify any measles cases in Mississippi from exposure to this traveler.

Memphis Zoo named 8th best zoo in the US in USA Today Readers’ Choice poll

The Memphis Zoo is celebrating being named one of the top 10 best zoos in the country.

Arkansas licenses first medical marijuana dispensary

Officials have officially signed off on the state's first medical marijuana dispensary, about one week before cultivators expect to have product ready for sale

Medical marijuana dispensaries’ development in question

Medical marijuana dispensaries are set to open in mid-May but three of them in West Memphis are not anywhere close to being done.

Ex-teacher acquitted of sex abuse charge against 8th grader

A former north Mississippi teacher has been acquitted of charges of touching a child for lustful purpose