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  NWS to survey tornado damage in Tipton County

Crews from the National Weather Service will survey tornado damage left behind after Sunday’s storms to figure out how strong they were.

Person hit and killed by train in Memphis early Monday morning

Proposal to legalize marijuana hits snag due to delayed public notice

Google boasts multi-million dollar impact in Miss. during pandemic

  5 detainees in custody after escape from Wilder Youth Development Center

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

Report: Arkansas in foster care crisis, needs more foster homes

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  Arkansas to drop out of federal pandemic unemployment programs

Analysis: COVID-19 vaccinations in Miss. plunge more than 60 percent over last five weeks

Arkansas man identified from human remains found along I-40

Grand Ole Opry to begin operating at full capacity

‘He was the best kid you could ever ask for.’ Mother of USM student who drowned remembers son

Jonesboro Pre-K raises over $15,000 for St. Jude

Mississippi marijuana proposal hits snag over public notice

The Mississippi secretary of state says signature gathering will be delayed for a broad-based marijuana legalization proposal because of an error in notifying the public.

West Tennessee Drug Task Force team named 2020 Team of the Year

A group of law enforcement officers that work to keep drugs and criminals off the streets in West Tennessee received a huge honor this week.

Shelby County weekly COVID-19 test positivity sees slight increase; 155 new cases reported Friday

Shelby County reported a slight increase in weekly COVID-19 test positivity rate Friday.

May SNAP benefits can be replaced if destroyed by storms, MDSH says

You must report the disaster to your local MDHS office within ten days of the date of the disaster.

Help us celebrate the Class of 2021 with pictures of your graduating students

NCAA reaches a key moment as transgender laws multiply

MLGW maintenance could produce bad odor this morning

  UofM holding in-person graduations this weekend with COVID-19 restrictions

  Investigators: Questions surround Mississippi man’s death in police custody as lawsuit is filed

West Memphis opens Fire Station No. 2

Does Mississippi have an addiction to porn?

Americans by far make up the most traffic on Pornhub, and the state that spends the most time per visit: Mississippi.

Send your weather pictures to WMC: Here’s how to share them with us

Snap a picture or press record on your phone -- but only if you can do it safely!

  Shelby County making progress toward vaccine goal, COVID-19 task force says

The Memphis-Shelby County COVID-19 Task Force is holding a briefing at noon where they’ll likely discuss making the remaining COVID-19 restrictions and mask mandate recommendations. A new health directive is expected next week.

  Second gentleman visits Memphis to discuss jobs, family plans

Douglas Emhoff, husband to Vice President Kamala Harris, visited Memphis Thursday.

  Tennessee governor wants full capacity at sporting events as SCHD looking to end pandemic mandates

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is making another push to end pandemic protocols across the state.

Downtown road closures begin for World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest

Memphis in May says traffic disruption will be minimal and the closures will last 14 days.

Less than 13K vaccine doses administered in Shelby County in last week

There are currently 1,574 active cases, according to the Shelby County Health Department.

  73-year-old woman found shot to death at home in Helena-West Helena

According to the police department, a 73-year-old woman was found dead outside her home around 8:15 a.m. She had multiple gunshot wounds.

  City Council approves Cerelyn ‘C.J.’ Davis for Memphis police chief

Cerelyn "C.J." Davis is currently the chief of police in Durham, North Carolina and has more than 33 years of experience in law enforcement.

GOV: “In 90 days, we want 50% of Arkansans to be vaccinated.”

To reach the goal, 20.9% of those in Craighead need to get vaccinated. The number is even greater in other Region 8 counties.

  Collierville announces virtual academy for 2021-22 school year

Beginning in August 2021, Collierville Virtual Academy will open to students in grades 3 through 12 using a virtual instructional model.

  Council delays another vote on ordinance that could impact Byhalia Pipeline project

The proposed ordinance would prevent oil pipelines from being built within 1,500 feet of schools, places of worship, parks, homes and recreation centers without special permit approval.

  Crews working to restore power in Tipton County

Thunderstorms knocked out power to hundreds of residents in Tipton County Tuesday morning.

THP increases presence in Shelby County with Operation Guardian Angel

The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) says since November, it has increased its presence in Shelby County.

MBI searching for missing and endangered 16-year-old boy

Tykwon Smith was last seen near River Road in Leflore County.

New West Memphis fire station to open later this week

West Memphis has an all-new fire station and the grand opening is happening this week.

PHOTOS: Tupelo tornado damage

A tornado touched down in Tupelo, Mississippi late Sunday night, damaging homes, trees and power lines.

  Johnson & Johnson vaccination location opens Monday in Memphis

The site at 3230 Jackson Ave. is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Tennessee lawmakers to discuss natural hair bill this week

Tennessee lawmakers are set to discuss a bill aiming to end race-based hair discrimination Tuesday.

  Woman charged with shooting into day care given $250,000 bond

Police say surveillance video caught Daija Williams firing a gun into La Petite Academy last week.

Second gentleman set to visit Memphis this week

Second gentleman, Douglas Emhoff, is scheduled to travel to Memphis Thursday.

  SCHD reports another 149 new COVID-19 cases

Shelby County reported another 149 new COVID-19 cases Sunday and without any additional deaths.

Man taking bathroom break in woods finds human remains

Authorities say a forensic anthropologist is studying human remains found in woods off a dirt road by a man who was taking a bathroom break in the woods a few weeks ago.

  149 new COVID-19 cases reported, 1 additional death

Shelby County reported 149 new COVID-19 cases Saturday and one additional death.

  MEMA expands drone usage in Aerial System program

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency now has 9 drones as part of their unmanned Aerial System program.

  Shelby County sees first decrease in weekly test positivity rate in more than a month

Shelby County reported 187 new COVID-19 cases Friday and two more deaths.

  WATCH: Mayor’s pick for next Memphis police chief answering questions from community

The Memphis City Council will vote May 4 on whether to approve Mayor Jim Strickland’s pick for new police chief, Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis.

Reeves issues new executive order; Masks in schools only remaining COVID-19 restriction in Mississippi

After more than 14 months of restrictions put in place to keep people safe from COVID-19, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has rolled back all of them except for one.

  Juneteenth Festival planned for Memphis park where Confederate general’s remains are buried

Festival president Telisa Franklin said they are “reclaiming these grounds” as organizers announced plans Friday for the festival June 18 and 19.

  Teens charged with kidnapping after SUV stolen with 4-year-old St. Jude patient inside

They’re facing charges of especially aggravated kidnapping, two counts of auto theft, evading arrest and firearm possession during a dangerous felony.

  Mississippi casinos will decide whether or not to enforce masks following restriction rollback

The Mississippi Gaming Commission on Thursday announced that they will no longer implement any restrictions, including masks and social distancing.

Man charged with attempted murder of Memphis police officer

Raymond Barnes, 23, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, using a firearm during a dangerous felony, evading arrest in a vehicle and on foot and property damage.

  Dog recovering after being set on fire in Mississippi

Lawmakers advise reaching out to your local legislators to make a change to current state law in hopes of protecting another Buddy in the future.

  Suspects in custody after police rescue 4-year-old girl inside stolen SUV

Police say a girl is safe after being abducted inside an SUV Thursday at a gas station near Poplar and Tillman.

Child confesses to setting dog on fire in Mississippi

“Due to the age of the juvenile we are not able to file criminal charges in this case,” reads a statement from Sheriff Brad Lance posted to Facebook.

Mississippi sheriff ‘frustrated as anyone’ child can’t be charged with intentionally setting dog on fire

The Humane Society writes “Buddy is holding strong...soaking up all the love” he’s receiving after his story went viral.

  Man charged in connection shooting involving DeSoto County deputy

According to the sheriff’s office, a deputy was responding to a report of stolen property Saturday at O’Reilly Auto Parts and a confrontation ensued.

  Elevated lead levels found in water testing at several Collierville schools, district says

Results of recent testing showed elevated lead levels at Collierville Elementary, Tara Oaks Elementary and West Collierville Middle.

Transformer fire knocks out power in Bartlett; MLGW reporting nearly 7K customers without power across the county

The largest outage is in the Bartlett area. According to Bartlett police, MLGW is on the scene of a transformer fire at Elmore and Highway 70.

  Survivor of paralyzing crash shares story to curb distracted driving

A head-on crash with a distracted driver cost him the ability to walk.

  Survey sheds light on dwindling COVID-19 vaccine demand in Mississippi

Vaccine demand is dropping dramatically and a new study may reveal why.

Sen. Thelma Harper to be first African American woman to lie in Tenn. State Capitol

Longtime Tennessee state senator, Thelma Harper, will be the first African American woman to lie in the Tennessee State Capitol.

  Tennessee doctors warn of ridding mask ordnances too early

Doctors are saying “not yet” to Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s request for communities to end their mask mandates by Memorial Day.

Victims identified in Haywood County plane crash

The mother and son were traveling to Murray, Kentucky to visit family when the FAA lost sight of the Piper P28R plane late Tuesday night near Bond Ferry Road and Prospect Lane near Brownsville

  West Memphis crime rate drops, mayor credits community policing

Crime rates are down in West Memphis and Mayor Marco McClendon hopes the recent approval of body cameras for police officers will help keep the trend going.

Bail bondsman detained after shooting near 201 Poplar, police say

Police say a man at A1 Bail Bonds took off after learning he had an active warrant, and the bail bondsman followed the man to the parking lot.

Missing Independence County man found safe in Illinois

An 80-year-old Southside man reported missing since Saturday has been found safe in Illinois.

Widespread Panic, The Avett Brothers headlining Mempho Music Festival

It’s Oct. 1 through 3 at the Memphis Botanic Garden’s Radians Amphitheater.

Task force estimates show Shelby County could have more than 6K active COVID-19 cases in next 30 days

Estimates from the Memphis-Shelby County COVID-19 Task Force show a major potential spike in active cases over the next month.

  Search continues for woman accused of shooting into Memphis day care

Daija Taylor is charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder and 63 counts of reckless endangerment as well as using a firearm during a dangerous felony.

  Woman accused of opening fire at Memphis day care wanted for attempted murder

Memphis police are searching for a woman they say fired a gun into the front door of a Raleigh day care Tuesday with more than 60 children inside after an argument with an employee.

  St. Jude hopes to draw more Memphians, Mid-Southerners into science careers with new expansion plan

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital CEO Dr. James Downing says St. Jude’s six-year strategic plan has a goal of uniting the world around the hospital’s lifesaving mission.

  2020 Census: Population increases in Tennessee and Arkansas, declines in Mississippi

The federal government released the first batch of 2020 Census data Monday. It shows the population increased in Tennessee and Arkansas, but declined in Mississippi.

  No hybrid learning for Tennessee schools next year

In Tennessee, hybrid learning will not be an option next school year due to a new rule by the state’s board of education.

  Police identify woman who fired gunshot at Memphis day care after disagreement

Memphis police say a disagreement between a parent and an employee led to gunfire Tuesday at a Raleigh day care.

Investigation into dog set on fire still underway, reward increased to $10.2K

The Tate County Sheriff’s Office is working to find out who set Buddy on fire last week and wrapped an extension cord around his neck.

$2M worth of drugs discovered in Indiana traffic stop linked to Memphis

The trooper discovered approximately 134 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and 90 pounds of fentanyl were found concealed in the cargo area.

  Tennessee governor asks for mask mandates, restrictions to be lifted by Memorial Day

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee wants to see all mask mandates in the state gone by Memorial Day, but leaders in Shelby County aren’t hinting to that happening.