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Seventeen to B-17

Knox Hardy was looking forward to enjoying his senior year in high school and had plans afterward to marry his sweetheart, Bernice, and settle down and raise a family. Life threw them a curve ball though when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Almost overnight, every man age 19 to 35 were either volunteering for military service or were being drafted.
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Two people shot in Whitehaven, police say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two people were shot in Whitehaven Saturday afternoon. At approximately 4:30 p.m., Memphis Police responded to a shooting on Chambliss Road. Two victims were taken by private vehicle to Methodist South, in varying conditions, police said. There is no suspect information at this time. This is...

One arrest made in Olive Branch assault

Olive Branch police have updated information about an assault incident Monday and the resulting search for a suspect. Octavius Arnold, age 29 of Olive Branch, was located and arrested in Collierville, Tennessee on Wednesday, Nov. 30 and subsequently extradited back to Olive Branch on Thursday, Dec. 1. Arnold is accused...

Mississippi Walmart shooting suspect sentenced to death

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (WREG) — Martez Abram, the man accused in a deadly shooting in a Southaven, Mississippi Walmart in 2019, has been sentenced to death. Abram was found guilty Thursday of two counts of capital murder and one count of attempted murder. Two Walmart employees, 38-year-old Brandon Gales and 40-year-old Anthony Brown, were killed in […]

U.S. Marshals apprehend Memphis murder suspect in Columbia

United States Marshals have captured a murder suspect in Columbia who was wanted for a November shooting in Memphis that left a man dead. Kevin Fennell, 34 of Memphis was arrested in Columbia on Thursday in a joint operation by Columbia Police and the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force (TRVFTF), U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee Tyreece Miller announced Friday.

Two injured in Whitehaven shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police responded to a shooting call in Whitehaven and found two people injured on Saturday. Police responded to the call on the 1000 block of Chambliss in Whitehaven. When they arrived on the scene, they found out that both victims were transported to Methodist South for treatment. One person was listed […]

Carjackings and car thefts: How to protect yourself and your vehicle

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — According to the Memphis Police Department (MPD), two 14-year-olds and a 16-year-old were arrested late Thursday night. Police said these teenagers lead them on a car chase in a stolen vehicle that they carjacked earlier that day. The victim told police he was sitting in his...

Man tells police he bought stolen car with marijuana

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Police say a man stole a car from a parking lot in Southeast Memphis and then used it to take a friend shopping. The 2010 Infiniti G37 was taken from the 8000 block of Irene Boulevard early Wednesday morning, but thanks to GPS tracking was found a day later. Police said they […]

Man convicted of shooting coworkers in 2019 Walmart shooting sentenced to death

HERNANDO, Mississippi -- The man convicted of shooting and killing two people in a Southaven Walmart in 2019 was sentenced to death by a DeSoto County jury Friday afternoon. Martez Abram was convicted Thursday on two counts of capital murder and one count of attempted murder. The charges stem from a July 2019 shooting that left two Walmart employees dead and a Southaven police officer injured. ...

Beloved Doctor Vanishes After Memphis Grizzlies Game At The Pyramid Arena In Memphis

Dr. Cherryl Lamont Pearson graduated from Jackson Central Merry High School, the University of Tennessee, and Meharry Medical College. She moved to Memphis, Tennessee in the late 1990s and Cherryl is a well-loved pediatric doctor in the area. On the evening of January 4, 2002, Cherryl attended a Grizzlies basketball game at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis. She was a season ticket holder and decided to go alone. Afterward, some friends met her at her home on Daybreak Drive in Bartlett, Tennessee. The friends left Cherryl’s around 1:00 am, the morning of January 5, 2002. Cherryl was supposed to watch her sister’s children on the 5th, but when her sister, Laurinda Hildreth, arrived to drop her children off at their aunt, Cherryl and her car were gone, NBC News reports. When her family was unable to locate or contact her, Laurinda called the Bartlett Police Department and reported Cherryl missing.