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Daily Report: Arkansas Dept. of Health monitoring COVID-19

The Arkansas Department of Health is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 daily.

Lafayette County Schools to stay hybrid for rest of semester

Zach Randolph gives Thanksgiving holiday boxes to 500 families

‘Lights Over Gatlinburg’ open at Gatlinburg SkyBridge

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 143,879 cases, 3,676 deaths reported by health dept.

  8-year-old girl shot and killed at Raleigh apartment complex, homicide record broken again

  Tougher COVID-19 business restrictions issued by SCHD begin on Monday

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  State legislators disagree on need for statewide mask mandate

One person killed in shooting near North Memphis church, police say

Gov. Bill Lee, First Lady to pass out Thanksgiving meal boxes

MPD: Child shot and killed at apartment complex

  Colvett elected Memphis City Council chairman, Jones explains his opposition

TDH: More than 4,500 new cases, 55 additional deaths identified in Tennessee

  Restaurant owners worried new SCHD directive will drive away customers

With the weather getting colder, many customers are too concerned to eat indoors, and with a new, more restrictive health directive on the way, one restaurant manager says she’s extremely worried.

Woman arrested in fatal hit-and-run

A woman has been arrested for fatally striking a pedestrian and leaving the scene Friday.

  TDH data shows more than 39,000 active cases in Tennessee

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 44,659 coronavirus cases and 630 deaths have been reported in Shelby County.

  Friday Football Fever: Week 14 match-ups and scores

It’s week 13 of Friday Football Fever, the most exciting night of high school sports!

  University of Tennessee students may be required to take COVID-19 vaccine next year

  SCHD releases new restrictions in Shelby County amid rising coronavirus cases

  COVID-19 task force encourages caution around Thanksgiving gatherings; free testing this weekend

Police: pedestrian killed in hit-and-run near Orange Mound

  Memphis Zoo Lights returns with a few changes

  Shelby County Health Department issues tougher business restrictions as COVID-19 cases grow

  Local mayor’s hope to convince other West TN mayors to institute mask mandate

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has refused to issue a statewide mask mandate, even after mounting pressure from several state politicians and public health organizations.

  “Rebuilding this community and making a difference” Woman hopes to uplift the Orange Mound Community

You know the saying invest in yourself– well one Orange Mound woman is investing in her community by letting it be known she’s always wanted to live and purchase a home in Orange Mound.

  Businesses make Black Friday changes due to the pandemic

The holiday shopping season is ramping up, and stores are bracing for Black Friday. However, the usually crowded and intense holiday shopping day is will probably feel a little different this year.

  Memphis COVID-19 testing sites part of national study

Health officials said they are keeping an eye on the availability of testing as cases of COVID-19 surge in the Mid-South, but the way the community has expanded some testing has become an example for the rest of the country.

Memphis men’s basketball announces 2020-21 schedule

The 27-game regular-season schedule Wednesday against Saint Mary’s in the Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic in Sioux Falls, S.D. at 3:30 p.m. Central Time on ESPN2.

  Northeast Arkansas hospitals lead state with beds, ventilators used by COVID-19 patients

Governor Asa Hutchinson called a Friday afternoon news conference to discuss the state’s increasing COVID-19 cases.

Gov. Hutchinson not considering shutting down schools, businesses

With COVID-19 cases continuing to rise, Governor Asa Hutchinson says he will not shut down businesses and schools.

  74 deaths, 3,444 cases added to Tennessee’s COVID-19 totals

The state reported 3,444 new cases Friday and 74 additional deaths with 4,123 more cases now considered inactive. There are currently 39,422 active cases statewide.

Mid-South man convicted for defrauding IRS for up to $1.7 million

A Missississippi man has been found guilty of defrauding the IRA.

  Community remembers Mid-South officer killed in the line of duty

It’s been one week since a Mid-South police officer was killed in the line of duty.

  The Investigators: MPD excessive force complaints rarely get more than an internal review

Daniel Jefferson says his life changed forever five years ago. On April 2, 2015, he was driving on Hester Road in Whitehaven, and someone pulled behind him.

  Rapid antibody tests available at all Kroger Pharmacies

Kroger is now offering rapid antibody tests at all local Kroger pharmacies.

  St. Jude scientists make breakthrough and discover possible COVID-19 treatment

Scientists at St. Jude may have figured out how COVID-19 kills, and more importantly, how to stop it.

MPD: 3 people shot in Binghampton, suspects on the run

Memphis Police are looking for suspects responsible for shooting three people in Binghampton Thursday afternoon.

One man critically injured after being shot in Whitehaven, MPD reports

Memphis Police responded to a shooting call at the 4500 block of Wildflower Cove Thursday afternoon where a man was seriously injured.

  City leaders hold ribbon cutting for Raleigh Springs Civic Center

A highly anticipated civic center is now open in the Mid-South.

  TDH: nearly 3,000 new COVID-19 cases, 80 more deaths in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department has identified 389 new coronavirus cases and 7 more deaths.

  ‘Highchair Gourmet’ is Memphis family’s quarantine creation

During the pandemic, people have been spending more time in the kitchen. One Memphis family turned their time in the kitchen into a unique concept. It’s food you’d expect to see at a fine restaurant, but plated on a highchair.

  MPD: Pedestrian killed by semi on I-40 was running from police

Investigators say a pedestrian hit and killed by a semi on I-40 Thursday afternoon was running from police.

  Mental health expert talks coping with loss during holidays

The holidays can be bittersweet for families who lost a loved one, but this year could be even more stressful for more families with the pandemic keeping them apart.

Man indicted in killing of Jack Pirtle’s delivery driver

A Millington man has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of a delivery truck driver in South Memphis earlier this year.

Vehicular homicide suspect captured by U.S. Marshals

A Cordova man was arrested Thursday by U.S. Marshals for vehicular homicide.

Oxford day care to shut down temporarily after infant dies

MSDH says the facility must immediately cease and desist providing care or enrollment of infants.

  Airbnb shutting down party houses in Nashville

Airbnb is cracking down on party houses in Nashville, Tennessee.

  ‘Not surprising’: Attorney of Martavious Banks disappointed officers were not charged

Last year Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich announced no criminal charges would be filed against the police officer who shot Martavious Banks.

  Investigation into Georgia child molestation suspect finds youngest victim to be 8 years old

It is a shocking story. Investigators in Georgia charged a man with more than 30 counts of child molestation and they are talking with possible victims here in Memphis.

  Tennessee doctors, once again, implore Gov. Bill Lee to issue mask mandate

On the heels of Tennessee’s largest teachers union asking Governor Bill Lee for a statewide mask mandate, a group of the state’s doctors is following suit.

  District attorney’s office releases TBI’s full report on officer-involved shooting of Martavious Banks

The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office has released the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s full report detailing the investigation into the officer-involved shooting of Martavious Banks.

MPD: 16-year-old runaway may be with older man

Sixteen-year-old Destiny Graham ran away from home, police say, and she may be with an older man.

  Active COVID-19 cases top 41,000 in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department has reported 192 new coronavirus cases and four more deaths.

Georgia child molestation suspect could have victimized Memphis children in the late 1990s, officials say

Georgia officials have indicted a man for dozens of counts related to child molestation.

Bonuses approved, semester exams canceled for Germantown schools

The Germantown Municipal School District made a big announcement on their Instagram account.

  AmazonSmile shoppers donate millions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Shopping through Amazon’s charitable giving program called AmazonSmile gives customers a chance to fill up their Christmas stockings and help the charity of your choice.

Police searching for 11-year-old girl last seen Monday

Police say Amaya Whitfield’s father last saw her when she left home near Poplar and Manassas around 8 p.m. Monday.

MPD: Driver arrested after shooting at off-duty officer on I-240

An accused shooter is behind bars after shots were fired on I-240.

  Tennessee will be ready for COVID-19 vaccine distribution by Dec. 1, health commissioner says

“Pfizer selected our state because of our (vaccine distribution) plan, because of our ability to build out a strong infrastructure, and we’re thankful for that partnership and what it means to Tennessee," said Lee.

  Missing Tennessee boy made tarp shelter in woods to survive overnight before rescue, TBI says

TBI says rescuers found 9-year-old Jordan Gorman by a creek bed in a deeply wooded area about 3/4 of a mile from his home as the crow flies.

  TDH: 72 additional virus-related deaths reported, over 40K active cases in Tennessee

The Shelby County Health Department had reported 835 new COVID-19 cases - the highest new case count since the beginning of the pandemic.

  Donations needed as Mid-South Food Bank feeds record numbers of families through pandemic

“This is something way new to us. The pandemic has really impacted a much broader base of clients that we normally have not seen before,” said Scott Fortin, the Mid-South Food Bank’s chief operating officer.

MPD still searching for gunmen after 10-year-old shot, killed in 2017

Investigators with the Memphis Police Department are still searching for suspects after a child was shot and killed in 2017.

MPD searching for pregnant 14-year-old girl last seen Monday

Police say Kiarra Payne walked away from her home near Hickory Hill between Winchester and Raines Monday and hasn’t returned.

  New MPD Director expected to be appointed by March 2021

The City of Memphis has released a new timeline that shows when the Memphis Police Department will have a new Police Director.

Serena Williams donates purses to YWCA of Greater Memphis

Tennis star Serena Williams is helping the YWCA make a change in the Memphis area.

  Family files wrongful death suit after FedEx Hub worker dies on the job

Duntate Young, 23, was a temporary employee at the Memphis hub when he died in November 2019 in what the attorneys call a “horrific and preventable work-place injury.”

  Tennessee reports record-breaking daily COVID-19 case increase, active cases

The Shelby County Health Department has reported 686 new coronavirus cases and one more death.

81 new COVID-19 cases among students in DeSoto Co., more than 700 in quarantine

The DeSoto County Schools district identified 81 new coronaviruses among students.

  Amber Alert issued for 9-year-old boy in middle Tennessee

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for a missing 9-year-old boy.

More than $25 million in fraud, waste, and abuse uncovered by Tenn. investigators

Investigators with the Tennessee Comptroller’s Divison have reached a powerful milestone.

  Multiple schools in the Mid-South going virtual after COVID-19 outbreaks

Several Mid-South schools are switching to virtual learning after coronavirus outbreaks.

  Vehicle crashes into church near Binghampton

It happened around 6:30 p.m. near National and Faxon.

  Mississippi lawmakers weigh in on state’s response to COVID-19

An estimated 114,430 people have recovered from the virus.

  Memphis cycling groups want changes to dangerous intersection where cyclist died after crash

Hundreds of cyclists, runners and others use the intersection every day.

Memphis woman charged with boyfriend’s stabbing death

Police found Cornellius Goodlow face down in the living room floor with an apparent stab wound to the chest and shoulder. He later died at the hospital and his death was ruled a homicide.

Nearly 37,000 active COVID-19 in Tennessee, according to state health data

Tennessee state health officials reported nearly 6,000 new COVID-19 cases Sunday and 16 more deaths.

Drunk driver crashes into Main Street trolley cart station, police say

Memphis police say a suspected drunk driver crashed into a trolley cart station on Main Street Saturday night after an earlier accident near Danny Thomas and Poplar Avenue.

  1 cyclist dead, another critically injured after being struck by vehicle, MPD reports

Memphis Police are on the scene of a crash where two cyclists were hit near Shelby Farms.

  Community members unite for Unity Walk Against Gun Violence

On Saturday, several organizations, along with city and county government leaders, teamed up to host the Unity Walk Against Gun Violence.

  Several health department facilities close due to COVID-19

The Shelby County Health Department recently identified personnel who tested positive for coronavirus. They’re currently in isolation, and their contacts have been placed in quarantine.