A recent study shows 2024’s most vulnerable counties for tornado damage
JACKSON, Tenn.– This map show the most “at risk” counties for tornado damage in the United States. Among the top 1,000, there are 13 counties in West Tennessee; 6 of which are in the top 500, and 1 placing in the top 30. This study determined which counties faced the largest risk of destruction. The most at risk county in West Tennessee and across the entire state was Shelby County, which ranked 39th in the United States–with an expected annual loss from tornadoes of $61 million.
Decoding Atoka's Pizza Scene: 4 Sensational Pizzas to Try Today
In this article, we explore four delightful pizzerias in Atoka. Have you had the chance to sample their offerings yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Woman killed in fiery crash with tractor trailer in northeast Shelby County identified
SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — The person who died after a three-vehicle crash with a tractor trailer Tuesday afternoon has been identified, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP). At least one of those cars caught fire, trapping someone inside, Shelby County Fire said. The crash happened about 2:30 p.m....
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Dogs Of Germantown, TN Need You!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of germantown..
Two indicted in connection to 2011 murders
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An investigation into a 2011 double murder in Lauderdale County, Tennessee resulted in indictments against two men, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. The case began in September 2011, with the murders of Eric Lee Washington and Jonathan Lavell Jones. Two suspects, Darius Markee Alson and Darius Deshun Mitchell, were convicted by […]
What is the clerk’s office doing with your wheel tax?
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Where is your wheel tax money going? Right now, taxpayers are paying $25 more for a wheel tax, but is that money actually going toward revitalization? The tax hike went into effect in July 2023, but Shelby County Trustee Regina Newman says because of issues with the clerk’s office, that money has not been […]
Human remains found during walkthrough of recently purchased Arlington home, police say
ARLINGTON, Va. (7News) — Human remains were found inside a recently purchased Arlington home on Monday, Feb. 26, according to police. Arlington Police officers said they responded to the 1300 block of N Taylor Street around 4:48 p.m. for the report of suspicious circumstances. A preliminary investigation revealed the...
Local Impact: TDOT Announces Multiple Lane Closures in West Tennessee for Repairs and Updates
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has announced lane closures in West Tennessee. These closures, happening day and night, are for pavement repair, marking updates, and guardrail fixes. TDOT offers a subscription service for closure updates. To subscribe or unsubscribe, email LISTSERV@LISTSERV.TN.GOV.
Arkansas murder suspect captured in Memphis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities captured a Memphis woman wanted for a 2022 deadly shooting inside a nightclub in Arkansas. U.S. Marshals and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office caught 31-year-old Mircale Bills on Wednesday, Feb. 28. The shooting happened April 17, 2022, at the 50/50 Club in Forrest City....
'This is a real poison': How lead exposure is killing Memphis families
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A silent killer is lurking in homes across Shelby County. Lead is poisoning children in the Mid-South and affecting their ability to learn and grow.
Inmate dies at Lauderdale County Jail
RIPLEY, Tenn. (WMC) - An inmate at Lauderdale County Jail died last week. Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office says the inmate had a medical emergency and was rushed to the hospital where they later died. Preliminary evidence suggests the person had underlying health conditions, but an autopsy report will reveal...
Photos of Shelby County Jail show uncleanliness, feces on walls in cells, attorney says
The death of Ramon McGhee, who was found malnourished and covered in bed bugs, lice and feces in his cell at the Shelby County Jail in early January made notable civil rights attorney Ben Crump question if there were pictures of the man's cell readily available. Crump said at a press conference on...
Tennessee Comptroller: Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert has displayed ‘unprecedented’ level of incompetence
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The state of Tennessee is again stepping in to oversee embattled Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert and her office. Tuesday, Tennessee Comptroller Jason Mumpower sent a letter to members of Shelby County government saying he's sending a team of auditors to help the clerk’s office solve the problem of inaccurate and incomplete revenue reports.
Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert says she's fixed incorrect revenue reports, trustee says otherwise
Another day brings more drama over how Shelby County Clerk Wanda Halbert is keeping track of tax dollars.
Historic Building Collapses In Covington
Covington, Tenn.-An historic building collapsed in downtown Covington during high winds Monday night. The building was abandoned and no one was injured. The Covington Fire Department and Police Department were called to 100 E. Spring St. on a report of a building collapse. The roadways were closed for several hours as work began to clear the right-of-way. The building is located near the city water tower at North Main and East Spring Streets.
Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk Heidi Kuhn increasing staffing
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Criminal Court clerk Heidi Kuhn is getting just over $170,000 from the county commission to add three additional full-time positions to her office. Clerk Kuhn said while it is not a quick fix, it will help speed up things down at 201 Poplar. District...
Bill that would allow MPD to resume traffic stops for minor offenses could put city police reform ordinances at risk
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - More than one year after the death of Tyre Nichols, reform measures put in place could become null and void in a matter of months. A bill moving through the Tennessee General Assembly would allow law enforcement to choose whether or not they follow legislation passed by a local governing body.
Deadline nears for free MSCS learning academy this spring break
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Time is running out to register your children for a free spring break learning academy hosted by Memphis-Shelby County Schools (MSCS). Registration for MSCS's 2024 Spring Break Learning Academy (SBLA) closes this Friday, March 1. The program runs from March 11-13. The SBLA is offering students an...
Man accused of impersonating lawyer expected in court
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis man facing charges for impersonating a lawyer is expected in Shelby County Court on Thursday. Earlier this month, 59-year-old Glenis Campbell was arrested on three warrants for impersonating a lawyer. He will be in court at 9 a.m. and is expected to answer to...