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  Man arrested in connection to murdered mother, infant son whose bodies were found after reported fire

The incident was originally reported as a house fire, but SCSO uncovered the pair’s death as a case of homicide and arson.

Tennessee truck driver indicted for deadly I-40 crash

  Mayoral candidate Tami Sawyer responds to tweets about police, ‘white babies’

Vandals strike Miss. cemetery; police looking for culprits

Tennessee unveils voucher rules, prepping for 2020 rollout

  Attorney for convicted child murderer says Memphis defense team made grievous errors at trial

Rare birth: Couple welcomes 9 lb. 11 oz. baby on 9/11 at 9:11

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Former West Memphis mail carrier sentenced to federal prison for drug conspiracy

  ‘Stuff a MATA Bus’ and feed the hungry: Food drive benefits Mid-South Food Bank

Backhoe driver airlifted to Memphis hospital after crash with 18-wheeler in Benton County

Tennessee appeals court says opioid producers can be sued

Tylertown students walk out of classes protesting end of religious based program

  Body of 2-year-old recovered from Mississippi River after weekend crash in Tunica

MDOT construction manager killed while picking up road sign in Itawamba Co. crash

The accident is still under investigation.

Millions of dollars in life insurance policies unclaimed this year in Tennessee; some of it could be yours

According to the department, millions of dollars in benefits go unclaimed every year by beneficiaries who cannot find their loved ones’ policies or, in some cases, may not even know these policies exist.

Man dressed as Captain America arrested in Clarksdale, Miss.

When officers arrived on scene, the homeowner had 36-year-old David Hobbs held at gunpoint.

  Memphis woman accuses NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown of rape

She reported that Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions, according to the lawsuit filed in Florida.

Reeves signs order lowering state flag for Patriot Day, as acting governor

Appointments now available at Mississippi driver’s license stations

  ‘Bluff City Law’ stars hold special sneak peek before Sept. 23 premiere

  Coroner: Driver clutched his chest, slumped over before Mississippi school bus crash

  5-year-old recovered from Miss. River after car crash; search continues for missing 2-year-old

2 people flown to Memphis hospital after Mississippi shooting

  Parents feel lucky Mississippi school bus crash wasn’t worse

David Loyd nervously waited outside Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital for news about his stepdaughter, 13-year-old Halie Williams, who was flown to the hospital after her school bus crashed on the way to Ashland Middle School Tuesday morning.

  More than 120 killed in school bus-related crashes every year

Tuesday morning’s bus crash in Benton County, Mississippi is putting the focus back on school bus safety.

  MAS offering $20 adoptions during ‘Fantasy Furball’

Every adoption includes a spay or neuter, a microchip, vaccines, heartworm tests for dogs and a customized ID tag.

  Warrant signed for extradition of suspect in deadly Walmart shooting

He faces charges of two counts of murder in the shooting of two store managers, 40-year-old Anthony Brown and 38-year-old Brandon Gales.

  Memphis church notifies members after receiving sexual abuse allegations against former pastor

Woodland Presbyterian Church says it is investigating “severe allegations” of sexual abuse against a former pastor dating back two decades.

  ‘Y on the Fly’ delivers books, snacks and fun to Millington Elementary

On Monday, the Y and United Healthcare made a “Fun Stop” at Millington Elementary School where the “Y on the Fly” van delivered books and snacks to the students.

  FedEx sends disaster supplies to storm ravaged Bahamas

FedEx is partnering with several non-profit organizations to put their international logistics network to work and help get the necessary supplies to the people who so desperately need it.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

  Republican Bill Hagerty enters Tennessee’s US Senate race

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty has officially filed to run for Tennessee's open U.S. Senate seat

Police: Man dies after being punched outside a Tennessee bar

Police in Tennessee say a man who was punched outside a bar about two weeks ago has died from his injuries

  Police searching for woman and 2 children missing, vehicle located in Miss. River after crash

A statement from the Tunica Sheriff’s Office says a gray Chevy Suburban driven by 29-year-old Symphony Wilson crashed around 10 a.m. Sunday morning.

Murder charge filed after Arkansas woman dies in crash

Authorities in southeastern Arkansas say a 33-year-old man has been arrested on a murder complaint following a car crash in which a woman was killed

  Memphis VA doctor killed in California dive boat fire

Doctor Ted Strom, 62, was a pathologist at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

  MFD breaks ground on new Whitehaven fire station

"This is a station that’s been in the works for, I want to say, decades. At least 10 years where I’ve been in the room where there’s been conversations being had,” said Memphis Fire Director Gina Sweat.

  Memphis City Council chair puts TDOT on blast about overgrown grass in Memphis

TDOT said they are midway through yearly cut three of five in Memphis, but Council Chair Kemp Conrad said it’s not enough.

Petition with over 100,000 signatures to legalize medical marijuana in Miss. submitted to Secretary of State’s office

This does not guarantee the initiative will appear on the ballot; the signatures but first be reviewed by the Secretary of State, who then determines if the initiative qualifies for the ballot.

  Tests of Overton Park lake water find algae toxins that could be harmful to dogs

On the day of testing, park officials say toxin levels were in the EPA’s non-harmful range for humans but it could be dangerous for dogs because they are more likely to ingest the water.

Police trying to ID Harbortown car break-in suspects

Police are trying to identify three people believed to have broken into multiple vehicles Tuesday in the Harbortown area.

$25K reward offered for info after shots fired at postal worker

According to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, it happened around 7:30 p.m. outside the processing center near Winchester and Tchulahoma Road when the victim caught a man and woman breaking into his personal vehicle.

Jim Hood sounds off on what he calls ‘lies’ by Tate Reeves

Hood says he doesn’t blame Waller for staying silent on who he supports.

Gun raffle for Ark. school band stirs mixed emotions & mixed communications

A gun raffle is underway to benefit the Westside band.

Federal judge: An outside expert should oversee changes to Mississippi’s mental health system

Mississippi's mental health system is under the microscope and the feds are stepping in.

After 77 years, remains of WWII hero returning home to Mississippi to be buried

Private First Class Harvey Andrew Nichols, who was from Braxton, died as a prisoner of war in the Philippines at the age of 27 on November 19, 1942.

Former Mid-South banker pleads guilty to fraudulent loan scheme

U.S. Attorney Mike Dunavant says Whartenby stood before a judge Wednesday and admitted to defrauding the bank of almost $400,000 between May 2017 and June 2018.

Police investigate deadly shooting near Airways and Democrat

Police say two victims went to the hospital in critical condition but one died from her injuries.

FedEx SameDay delivery robot ‘Roxo’ visits City Hall

Memphis is one of four cities seeing a new kind of delivery.

If your child misses too many days of school, you could face serious punishment

Students are allowed five unexcused absences before their parents are contacted by a school attendance officer.

  Mississippi responders helping with Dorian in Florida

Mississippi responders are in Florida and en route as Dorian continues to trek northward.

  Mid-Southerners ready to help as Hurricane Dorian threatens Atlantic Coast

Mid-Southerners are already pitching in to help. But there are some things you should know before you open your heart and wallet.

  Group of community leaders calls for editorial changes at Memphis Magazine after political caricature controversy

A coalition of African American community leaders gathered Tuesday afternoon to call for changes to the editorial process at Memphis Magazine.

Mississippi Highway Patrol issues 8,559 citations over Labor Day Weekend

Throughout the enforcement period, MHP issued 8,559 citations which included 216 DUI arrests, 520 seat-belt citations and 121 child restraint citations.

2 new cases of West Nile reported in Mississippi, bringing state total to 9 this year

Symptoms of the West Nile virus are often mild and may include: fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, a rash, muscle weakness or swollen lymph nodes.

  Hurricane Dorian travel restrictions impact Memphis

Hundreds of flights continue to be canceled because of Hurricane Dorian. On Tuesday, most of them were going in or out of Orlando.

  Mississippi event hall refuses to host interracial couple’s wedding, cites Christian beliefs

According to the sister of the groom, LaKambria Welch, her brother and his fiance wanted to get married in their hometown of Booneville, Mississippi and were looking for a venue have their wedding ceremony at.

  ‘That’s a once-in-a-lifetime alligator right there’: Mississippi alligator hunters capture 700 lbs. monster

The team also holds the record for length, capturing a 14 foot 3/4 inch gator in 2017.

Metal pole shortage delays Cooper-Young intersection revamp

A long-awaited project to add pedestrian signals to a busy Cooper-Young intersection is delayed because a city contractor is waiting for metal utility poles.

Grand jury indicts Raleigh man for murder after deadly shooting during gun sale

Prosecutors say Jerrahmiah Rankins shot and killed Crishawn Pratcher and injured a 17-year-old during an attempted gun sale in April.

CDC investigating death possibly linked to vaping, causing concerns

A death possibly linked to e-cigarettes is under investigation by the CDC.

Only NICU in NEA helps to fill need

On the fifth floor, the only neonatal intensive care unit in this part of the state is near full capacity.

‘Seed Vault’ founder ordered to remove barriers around East Parkway mansion

Public Works crews could soon impound the barriers that have surrounded the home of a famed agriculturalist.

Family gives update on Madison Central football player who collapsed on track during practice

Trainers immediately stepped in and the student was quickly transported by ambulance to the hospital.

  Ole Miss announces plan to relocate Confederate statue

Ole Miss Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks sent an email to students, faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon detailing the next steps to moving the statue from the center of campus to the Confederate cemetery on campus, calling it “a more suitable location.”

Le Bonheur adding interactive outdoor space for children and families

Le Bonheur Green will feature an area for prayer and meditation, a walking path shaped like a heart, a front porch gathering place and an open green space for play.

  Federally-appointed court monitor discusses MPD’s progress since social media spying ruling

Court monitor Ed Stanton says the Memphis Police Department has turned over thousands of pages of documents, including 2,500 emails, so his team can make sure the department is complying with a court order and consent decree, which says the city won't spy on political activists.

INTERACTIVE MAP: See Mississippi’s gubernatorial vote county-by-county

See Mississippi’s gubernatorial vote county-by-county

Baxter Leach, one of the last surviving 1968 sanitation strikers, dies at 79

Baxter Leach helped lead the charge for sanitation workers to unionize and fought for labor rights and better working conditions.

  Shelby Farms Park says dogs died of heat stroke, not algae in pond water

"We were able to talk to a veterinarian who confirmed that the dogs passed away due to heat stroke and not exposure to toxic algae,” said Rebecca Dailey with Shelby Farms Parks Conservancy.

  MPD makes 400 arrests, confiscates 171 guns in recent operations

Officers from the Organized Crime Unit Criminal apprehension team, Vice, Gang Response Team and 18 additional officers from uniform patrol stations were divided into four teams and assigned specific precincts to cover high crime areas.

2 injured in shooting on Carver Avenue

Police say two female victims were taken to the hospital, one of them in critical condition.

More troopers will be on the roads Labor Day weekend

Mississippi Highway Patrol announces their 2019 Labor Day Travel Enforcement Period

  Mid-South states ranked among worst to raise baby

Out of 50 states plus Washington, D.C., Mississippi ranked 51, Arkansas ranked 45, and Tennessee is 38.

  Shelby County families will no longer have to pay court fees for juveniles

Starting Monday, families of juvenile offenders in Shelby County will no longer have to pay expensive court fees unless otherwise mandated by state law.

  Reeves, Waller visit Desoto County ahead of runoff election in Mississippi Republican gubernatorial race

Lieutenant Gov. Tate Reeves takes on former Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller in Tuesday's Republican runoff for Mississippi governor.

New rooftop lounge coming to the iconic Pyramid

The Mississippi Terrace will feature two fire pits, a full bar, a stage, over-sized lounge furniture and a small plate menu with handcrafted cocktails and appetizers.

  Tennessee correctional officer salaries still lag behind despite recent pay raise

Tennessee Department of Correction Commissioner Tony Parker told lawmakers in January that 61 percent of prison guards quit within their first year, often to take a better-paying job somewhere else.

  214 arrested in ‘Bluff City Blues’ operation targeting violent, drug crimes in West Tennessee

Those arrested include 79 identified gang members, 65 individuals wanted for aggravated assault, 34 for homicide, 69 for weapons offenses and 40 for drug offenses. Thirteen registered sex offenders were also found to be in violation.

FBi investigating threat made against Arkansas school

Arkansas State Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation are investigating threats made toward a school in Arkansas.

PICTURES: Drunk woman wearing only a towel drives Lexus into Flowood park, plows into bridge

She has been charged with DUI, Expired License and was taken to the Rankin County Jail.