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Sisters accused of robbing, stripping man

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG)– A Memphis man was taken to the hospital at the end of May after detectives say he was beaten and robbed in Frayser. Even the victim’s clothes were taken, leaving him in his boxers. Police say a man was stripped of his phone, money, and clothes on Frayser Boulevard. Adding insult to […]
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Suspect in murder of Memphis activist pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - The man accused in the murder of Memphis activist Choosey Parker pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Friday. Parker, also known as Tosia Addison, was shot and killed in 2019. Alan Neal was initially indicted for second-degree murder, but entered a guilty plea today to the lesser...

Woman steals her mom’s car, sells it for $500, police say

COVINGTON, Tenn. — A woman was arrested after stealing her mother’s car and then selling the vehicle for just $500, according to the Covington Police Department. Police said the mother went to walk her dog on March 6. When she returned to her home on Cottonwood Place in Covington, her 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo was missing. Police began investigating and noticed the keys to the car were missing but couldn’t find any signs of forced entry into the home.

Father upset that woman accused of killing his daughter is out on bond

MARION, Ark. (WREG)– A Mid-South father is speaking out after weeks of frustration and anger. Rodney Hall is upset that Shanterria Montgomery, the woman accused of killing his 8-year-old daughter, is able to walk the streets.  “I got to be the voice of my child,” Hall said. Montgomery was released from jail on a $350,000 […]

FOX13′s Darrell Greene’s open letter to Mearl Purvis

MEMPHIS, TENN. — To my friend Mearl:. It has been a master class. Sitting by your side every night for 12 years was an education I never expected. Far beyond learning to be a better journalist, you have taught me to be more gracious, kind, and understanding. You led by example how to passionately love our community and, just as importantly, how to receive that love in return. Through triumphs and tribulations, you have been there for me and our FOX13 family. You have also made us each feel we are a part of your family as you celebrated with us marriages, births, and graduations.

Man steals company semi-truck to rob Marion bank, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - An Arkansas man has been arrested in Memphis one week after robbing a bank in Marion, Ark., using a stolen company vehicle, police say. Using cooperation and information from witnesses and citizens, police were able to identify Brandon McGruder, 24, as the suspect responsible for the robbery.

Mearl Purvis to retire from FOX13 News

After more than 30 years on television and 18 years on the FOX13 newsdesk, Mearl Purvis will anchor her final newscasts on July 29, 2022. Mearl graduated from Jackson State University and worked as a reporter & anchor in Charlotte, New Haven, Jackson and Nashville before moving to Memphis in 1992. In 2004 Mearl found her home at the FOX13 anchor desk. She has been an integral part of FOX13 News’ coverage of major local news and weather events for nearly two decades; including the Mississippi River floods and the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. She has shared a stage with world leaders including Desmond Tutu, Mikhail Gorbachev, U.S. presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Mearl has won eight Regional Emmy Awards, the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award, the equally prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, and the J.C. Penny Missouri Award.

Young Dolph murder suspects appear in court

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Suspects in the murder of Memphis rapper Young Dolph Court appeared in court Friday. Bond hearings for suspects Justin Johnson and Cornelius Smith were scheduled for Friday but a judge extended Smith’s hearing until July 18. A date for Johnson’s bond hearing has not been set. Both will appear back in court […]