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Former Tenn. Senator Reginald Tate dies at 65

Tate was a University of Memphis graduate and served 12 years with the Tennessee General Assembly.

  Mississippi launches lottery website ahead of sales

  Group to begin improving park after Tenn. Supreme Court rejects lawsuit over Confederate statues

  Amber Alert canceled after two kids from Copiah Co., Miss. found safe

Family of toddler swept away at Tennessee park files lawsuit

  Mid-Southerners voice concerns about proposed funding changes to TennCare

  Memphis City Council members debate police, fire residency requirements

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  New interstate may impact Mississippi residents in its path

Mississippi Lottery will begin selling tickets Nov. 25

  Justin Timberlake, Timbaland surprise students at Stax Music Academy

  If you live in Fayette County, you could lose power over the next few weekends

  Memphis City Council considering loosening living requirements for officers, firefighters

  Number of vaping-related illnesses on the rise in Tennessee

  Justin Timberlake and Levi’s donate state-of-the-art songwriting lab to Stax Music Academy

Though a figure has not been confirmed, the estimated value of the lab is more than $200,000.

  Investigation continues into crash that killed woman, 3 children early Sunday morning

A friend of Latricia Taylor's remembers her as sweet and loving.

  Family attorneys argue for DNA testing in case of man executed for murder

April Alley, the daughter of Sedley Alley, was in court as attorneys made their case. They say April wants to know the truth.

  Ole Miss students stage march as new chancellor begins work

It was Dr. Glenn Boyce’s first day on the job and, much like his hiring, it was not without controversy.

  UAW picketers hit day 29 in protest of GM contracts

  Mississippi police investigating murder of 20-year-old

  Customer convicted of killing Memphis cellphone store employee

Pro-life supporters challenge new ordinance that bans protests outside abortion clinic

Tennessee State student found shot in dorm has died

  Biloxi man launches online business at the age of 87

Missing St. Louis man last seen in Memphis, police say

The 21-year-old recently moved to the Bluff City from St. Louis and was living with his sister, according to the Memphis Police Department.

Hardeman County Powerball winner set to claim $50,000 prize

The ticket matched four of the five numbers drawn and the red powerball!

Police: Fatal crash on Ark. highway leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Karoll Rutherford crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and drove into a ditch .

FCC authorizes more than $5.5M in funding for broadband expansion in rural Tennessee

The Federal Communications Commission authorized more than $5.5 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to more than 2,000 under-served homes and business in Tennessee.

  Police: 10-year-old girl found after being taken from Memphis school by non-custodial mother

Police say 10-year-old Teyonna Woods who was taken from school Thursday morning by her mother who does not have legal custody has been found.

  Domestic violence victim shares story of survival: ‘We need to speak up for one another’

The YWCA reports that in 2018 domestic violence incidents increased 4.7% in Memphis and 2.7% in Shelby County.

  Loews Hotels agrees to buy old Memphis police building for downtown hotel

The Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board unanimously approved Loews’ proposal Thursday to build on the east side of North Main Street between Adams and Poplar Avenues.

  Broadway hit ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ takes the stage in Memphis

Dubbed by theater critics as "one of the most remarkable shows in music theater history,” “Dear Evan Hansen” is a coming-of-age story that’s sure to resonate with everyone.

  District attorney reviewing investigative case file in 2011 death of Dyersburg mother Karen Swift

The 44-year-old mother of four was found dead in 2011. Nobody has faced any charges in connection with her death, which the medial examiner ruled a homicide.

Memphis mental health clinic receiving new funding for suicide prevention

The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services announced Wednesday it will receive more than $200,000 to improve response for Tennesseans who call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

  Pilot OK after plane crashes and burns in Fayette County, sheriff’s office says

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office says the plane then burst into flames after the crash, but the pilot wasn’t hurt.

  Mid-South man files class action lawsuit against JUUL e-cigarettes

The class action complaint says JUUL and two tobacco companies “exploit themes that resonate with teenagers" and use deceptive advertising practices that violate Tennessee law, contributing to the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use.

  CRAZY VIDEO: Runaway tire on I-55 causes damage to several vehicles

According to a viewer who caught the moment on video, a truck lost a tire on I-55 just before the County Line exit going southbound.

  Changes set to come for students in line for the 2020 ACT

According to The Washington Post, students will be able to re-take a portion of the college admission test without having to repeat the entire exam.

  Covington citizens outraged by police department demotions, threaten boycott

Some citizens are calling the move discrimination.

  Memphis airport officials anticipating busy fall travel season, encourage early arrivals for flights

A spokesperson for Memphis International Airport is reminding people get to the airport at least two hours before your flight. That especially goes for early morning travelers.

  West Memphis voters to decide $10 million plan for city parks

West Memphis leaders are asking voters to approve a multi-million-dollar initiative to transform city parks and they say taxpayers won’t have to pay a dime.

  Memphis Fire reports 6 Memphis churches in flames within 1 year

The latest incident happening Sunday night at a vacant church and local investigators say the fire was intentionally set.

Teen charged with murder in connection to New Chicago shooting

Officers responded to the scene near North Decatur Street and Capital Avenue around 2:45 p.m. Monday where they found a female victim dead.

  Memphis soldier missing for almost 70 years being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has declared Wednesday a day of mourning in honor of U.S. Army Capt. Rufus Hyman who went missing in July 1950 while serving in the Korean War.

  Parole board denies parole for man who tried to kill his wife 3 times

Fred Wortman's next parole hearing is scheduled for 2026.

Tennessee voters appeal ruling in election security lawsuit

A group of voters is appealing a judge's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the security of voting machines in Tennessee's largest county and calling for a switch to a handwritten ballot and a voter-verifiable paper trail

  TBI: Man pleads guilty in murder of undercover TBI agent after 3 years

Frazier was working undercover investigating illegal drugs in Jackson when he was shot and killed.

Helena-West Helena police arrest man suspected in multiple area business robberies

Brandon Taylor, 38, was wanted last month for the robbery of the Federal Post Office on Sebastian where he jumped over the counter in a mask

  HUD Secretary says Memphis is on right track addressing public housing crisis

Currently, Memphis Housing Authority serves more than 10,000 homes through its Housing Choice Voucher program and public housing.

  Students vow to fight ‘sham process’ in Ole Miss chancellor search

Students who staged a protest at Friday’s meeting to introduce a new chancellor at Ole Miss say they’re not done letting their voices be heard.

Crossing guard sent to the hospital after being hit by car

Police say it happened around 7:40 a.m. at Overton Crossing and Frayser.

  Southaven Safe Surrender program set to clear up bench warrants

Though some citizens worry, Southaven Police Department says the program is not a trick.

  FBI Data: Overall violent crime down in Memphis, but homicides, assaults up

New FBI statistics show overall violent crime fell across the country last year, including in Memphis. However, some violent crimes, like homicides and aggravated assaults increased in the Bluff City.

US appeals court to hear Mississippi 15-week abortion ban

Federal appeals court judges will hear arguments over a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

MPD: Man arrested in assault, trafficking of 19-year-old woman

Police responded to a reported assault at a hospital on Thursday where a woman told them, 30-year-old Brian Curtis had been trafficking and assaulting her.

  Cazateatro Billingual Theatre Group celebrates Hispanic heritage

Dorimar Ferrer, the executive director of Cazateatro says theater and the arts are a big part of Hispanic culture.

DHS takes temporary control of Lexington Place Healthcare and Rehab

The Lexington Place Healthcare and Rehab came to DHS’s attention after employees weren’t paid on Sept. 23.

  City Council race results are in for the 2019 municipal election

The biggest fight among this year’s races have been for the individual city council seats--not the super districts.

TBI issues endangered child alert for 2 missing Memphis teens

Both teens have known medical conditions and are without medication.

Judge tells election commission campaign workers must be allowed to use polling place restrooms

In a letter to poll workers Thursday, elections administrator Linda Phillips said the election commission will adhere to the judge’s order permitting campaign workers have no campaign material with them or are wearing anything campaign-related.

  Decision 2019: Mayor Jim Strickland wins bid for re-election as top challengers concede

The city’s next mayor, city council seats and a sales tax referendum are among the races decided in Thursday’s election.

23 soldiers injured in training accident at Camp Shelby

Several soldiers were injured during a nighttime airborne training exercise Wednesday at Camp Shelby.

  Local, state and federal law enforcment meet in Memphis to discuss fighting violent crime

It was a chance to bring federal officers together with Mid-South authorities, sharing tools for combating crime.

  Farmers along the Mississippi feel river’s wrath with harvest underway

As recovery from Mississippi River flooding continues, some farmers are struggling with the reality of a devastating year. In the middle of harvest, one Mississippi community has a bleak forecast, with nature and politics bringing an unforgiving storm.

  Community attends funeral for Tennessee veteran without family

U.S. Army veteran Richard “Lance” Deal died last week, leaving behind no family to attend his funeral, but his community wouldn’t let his death go unnoticed.

  UT linebacker Jeremy Banks apologizes for comments, behavior during September arrest

Tennessee Vols football player Jeremy Banks from Memphis is apologizing for his comments and behavior during a September traffic stop.

  Family and friends celebrate the lives of mother and infant son killed last month

The 32-year-old mother and her 5-month-old son were remembered at a funeral in Hernando.

Show your ‘I Voted’ sticker at Memphis Animal Services and score a $10 adoption

Every adoption at MAS includes spay/neuter, microchip, vaccines, heartworm test (and treatment if needed) for dogs, FeLV test for cats, collar and/or leash and a customized ID tag.

  Tennessee lawmakers split on red flag laws as gun violence survivor pleads for action

Gun control has the Tennessee delegation at odds on Capitol Hill in Washington.

  U.S. Navy recruiters flood Mid-South high schools and colleges in search of recruits

The Navy says the current economy makes it challenging to find recruits.

  Brandon Theesfeld’s attorney talks about what’s next after ‘not guilty’ plea

Tony Farese tells us what we're waiting on in the Brandon Theesfeld case.

  Investigators release body camera footage of 2018 police shooting during traffic stop

Investigators determined D’Mario Perkins shot and killed himself during a traffic stop before officers opened fire.

  City Council member claims city attorney’s 2nd job creates conflict of interest

Jones says he believes McMullen’s firm Baker Donelson is getting special treatment handling city business, leading to fiery moments Tuesday in council chambers.

Police investigating break-in at Makeda’s on Airways

The owners of Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies say someone cost them nearly $2,000 in a break-in early Monday morning.

  Dozens show support for fallen local Army major returning home

According to the Army, Maj. Trevor Joseph was part of a crew flying out at night to recover a soldier with a heat-related injury at the training center when the helicopter crashed. He died and three other soldiers were injured.

  St. Jude set to open clinic in Baton Rouge hospital

The Baton Rouge clinic is one of only eight St. Jude affiliates in the U.S.

  Two Illinois men sentenced in UPS firearm theft of 366 guns

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the men stole the guns from a shipment at the facility.

Health officials report fifth case of vaping related lung illness in Miss.

MSDH reported on Tuesday one additional identified case of a vaping-related lung illness in Mississippi,

  Phil Trenary’s son reflects on his father’s life and legacy one year after his murder in downtown Memphis

For his son, Pearce Trenary, Sept. 27 is the day the phone stopped ringing.

  Memphis made home to Tennessee’s first LGBTQ rainbow crosswalk

Cooper-Young community members hoped this would be a step in the right direction in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

  Drought causes several counties in Mississippi to declare burn bans

The Mississippi Forestry Commission issued more burn bans Monday due to the extremely dry conditions. 23 counties across the state are now affected.

  Mississippi’s archery deer season set to open

Even with temps reaching the 90s, archery deer season begins in most parts of the state Tuesday, October 1.