The Poorest City in Tennessee has been RevealedTravel MavenNewsBreak Contributor
Memphis Council Candidate Meggan Kiel Called for Defunding PoliceTodd StarnesNewsBreak Contributor
Something Big And Tasty Coming to Town As Famous Chicken Chain Sets to Expand to MemphisMadocNewsBreak Contributor
Sheriff Announces Charges Against Nine Deputies in Custody DeathKR NewsNewsBreak Contributor
TN Lawmakers Promote Gun Violence Prevention at White HouseAdvocate AndyNewsBreak Contributor
Body recovered from Mississippi River
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A body was recovered from the Mississippi River on the Arkansas side of the I-40 bridge Saturday afternoon, according to Crittenden County Sheriff’s Office. The body was discovered south of West Memphis across from President’s Island around 1 p.m. The body has not been identified at this time. The body was sent […]
The Poorest City in Tennessee has been Revealed
A newly released list of the poorest communities in the country has been released from the online finance site known as Insider Monkey. They have analyzed recent census data including the poverty rate, median household income, and unemployment rate in order to create a list of the poorest cities in each of the 50 states.
Weekly Safety Report: Stabbing and Fatal Shooting Incidents in DeSoto County, Mississippi
Two incidents occurred in DeSoto County, Mississippi this week. In the first incident, a woman was arrested for allegedly stabbing her father to death during a family disturbance. The incident took place at the Interstate Crossing business complex in Horn Lake. In the second incident, a Mississippi jury ruled that two police officers were justified in fatally shooting a man while serving a warrant at the wrong house. The officers were found not to have violated the civil rights of the deceased. These incidents will be further summarized below.
Murder suspect caught in Memphis, police say
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A man wanted for murder was found and arrested in Memphis. On September 20, officers arrested Marketas Ellis, 23, for his involvement in a deadly shooting in the West Memphis area. Ellis is facing charges for capital murder, battery, terroristic act, aggravated assault, and unlawful discharge...
Shooting leaves man seriously injured, woman detained
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is in critical condition after a shooting Saturday afternoon, Memphis Police say. Officers responded to the 3100 block of Douglass Avenue at 1:27 p.m. A male victim was located with an apparent gunshot wound and transported to Regional One in critical condition, police say. According to MPD, a woman has […]
Shootout Follows Memphis Couple's Confrontation with Car Burglars
A Memphis couple experienced a terrifying car burglary that quickly turned into a shootout. The incident occurred when they discovered their car's sunroof had been damaged while parked at East Memphis's Target store.
Something Big And Tasty Coming to Town As Famous Chicken Chain Sets to Expand to Memphis
Big Chicken, the famous chicken concept known for serving big, delicious mouthwatering food, has announced the signing of a new development deal with seasoned restaurant operating group Concept 2 Completion Hospitality which is made up of Cory Mason, Christopher Goss, Alexander Wertheim, Kenneth Crear, and Cedric Crear.
Memphis man charged with tax evasion
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man has been indicted on multiple counts of tax evasion and theft of property. According to the Tennessee Department of Revenue, 51-year-old Hugh Simonton has been charged with two felony counts of tax evasion and one count of theft of property for “failing to remit sales tax.” Simonton was reportedly […]
18-wheeler overturned on I-55
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A tractor trailer overturned on Interstate 55 causing southbound traffic delays. The 18-wheeler overturned at exit 12-A near Metal Museum Drive. Memphis Police responded to the accident just before 9 a.m. No injuries were reported. The site of the accident is estimated to be cleared by 4 p.m., according to the Tennessee […]
Armed robbery at Walgreens leads to police chase and crash, MPD says
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - An armed robbery at a retail store in Midtown led to a police chase and crash, the Memphis Police Department (MPD) said. The robbery took place at the Walgreens on South Third Friday night, MPD said. According to police, officers chased two suspects in an SUV to...
Two Critically Injured in Major I-40 Rollover Accident, Westbound Traffic Severely Disrupted
A severe rollover accident occurred on Interstate-40 (I-40) late Friday evening, causing major traffic disruption. The single-vehicle crash took place near the Watkins exit, significantly affecting the regular westbound traffic flow.
Memphis Deputies Indicted After Allegedly Beating Mentally Ill Black Man To Death
Nine Memphis jail deputies have been indicted in the death of a Black man who had a psychotic episode and died in custody after deputies punched and kicked him during a confrontation. NBC News reports Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner, who is running for mayor and supervises the jail in...
Popeyes location shut down amid viral video exposing roach-infested conditions
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CNN Newsource/WMC/WKRC) - Popeyes has temporarily closed one of its locations after a former employee posted a viral video showing filthy, roach-infested conditions. Roaches could be seen all around the restaurant, from food packaging to the deep fryers. Former employee Tykeia Ransom said that for nearly two months...
City Watch canceled for missing 12-year-old girl, MPD says
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -The City Watch for a 12-year-old who was reported missing in Westwood on Friday has been canceled, according to the Memphis Police Department (MPD). MPD said Makiyah Shepard was located and she is safe. Original Story Below:. A 12-year-old girl was reported missing in Westwood on Friday, according...
Mid-South Fair returns to Landers Center
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -A fun weekend is in store for anyone planning to visit the Mid-South Fair. The fair opened at the Landers Center on Friday and will open every day until October 1. There are several attractions for families to check out. Ticket prices start at $5.00 to visit...
Memphis Council Candidate Meggan Kiel Called for Defunding Police
Memphis City Council candidate Meggan Kiel was given a Pinocchio Thursday for claiming she never called to defund the police, according to radio station KWAM AM 990's fact checker.
Mizzou fans rip St. Louis Dome on social media for awful TV optics
Mizzou and Memphis are squaring off in a “neutral-site game” on Saturday night at The Dome in St. Louis. I put “neutral-site game” in quotation marks, as St. Louis is overwhelmingly Mizzou country, and the fans in attendance reflect that. But making any fans watch games...
Violent offenders in Memphis arrested as part of Operation North Star III
The U.S. Marshals Service said 249 Memphis fugitives were arrested as part of the operation in 20 cities that led to more than 4,400 captured.
These Memphis, TN based puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Memphis.
Weekly Safety Report: Shooting and Alleged Assault Shake West Memphis
The incidents in West Memphis, Arkansas this week include a shooting that resulted in the death of a 26-year-old man, and a man who claims to have been beaten by undercover law enforcement officers. The search for the shooter is ongoing, causing unease among residents.