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Mississippi on track to become new US coronavirus hotspot, experts say


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:13:08 +0000

Author: Shay Arthur

Mississippi is on track to be the No. 1 state for new COVID-19 cases per capita in the country.

Read more: Mississippi on track to become new US coronavirus hotspot, experts say


MLGW urges nearly 40,000 customers weeks behind on their bill to take action now


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:00:00 +0000

Author: Jessica Gertler

Memphis Light, Gas and Water reports nearly 40,000 customers are weeks behind on their bill, which is why they're giving those customers more time to come up with a plan.

Read more: MLGW urges nearly 40,000 customers weeks behind on their bill to take action now


Police union: 43 homicides recorded in Memphis last month


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:30:00 +0000

Author: April Thompson

This time last year, Memphis had about 102 murders. This year we already have more than 150.

Read more: Police union: 43 homicides recorded in Memphis last month


Two more coronavirus cases confirmed at Corinth High School one week after classes resume


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:55:04 +0000

Author: Mitchell Koch

Two more people at Corinth High School tested positive for COVID-19, the school district announced Monday.

Read more: Two more coronavirus cases confirmed at Corinth High School one week after classes resume


Long lines outside Memphis entertainment center raise social distancing questions


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:40:17 +0000

Author: Jessica Gertler

A viewer snapped pictures of a line stretched outside Incredible Pizza Co. on Germantown Parkway this weekend with dozens of people waiting to get in, some wearing masks and others not.

Read more: Long lines outside Memphis entertainment center raise social distancing questions


Tipton County schools, residents ready for mask mandate


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 22:29:56 +0000

Author: Mike Suriani

COVID-19 cases jumped past the 1,000 mark in Tipton County, where Monday morning the county executive issued a mask mandate starting Tuesday at 11:59 p.m.

Read more: Tipton County schools, residents ready for mask mandate


Packing heat: TSA says number of weapons seized at Memphis airport steady even as travel declined


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:26:15 +0000

Author: Jessica Gertler

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A flash bang grenade, loaded firearms, a throwing star, axes, nun chucks, stun guns hidden in flashlights, knifes, brass knuckles and even a bowling pin. Those are among the items seized this year from passengers at Memphis International Airport. While air travel has drastically decreased due to the coronavirus this year, TSA officials […]

Read more: Packing heat: TSA says number of weapons seized at Memphis airport steady even as travel declined


President Trump fires Tennessee Valley Authority chair, cites high pay


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:04:37 +0000

Author: The Associated Press and Nexstar Media Wire

President Donald Trump said Monday that he had fired the chair of the Tennessee Valley Authority, saying the executive was getting paid too much and was hiring foreign workers.

Read more: President Trump fires Tennessee Valley Authority chair, cites high pay


Tipton, Fayette counties issue countywide mask mandate


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 18:30:00 +0000

Author: WREG Staff

Tipton and Fayette County officials issued a countywide mask mandate that will go into effect this week.

Read more: Tipton, Fayette counties issue countywide mask mandate


Shelby County Schools begin distributing tablets, laptops for virtual learning


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:35:28 +0000

Author: WREG Staff

Shelby County School will start handing out laptops and tablets to parents for virtual classes this fall.

Read more: Shelby County Schools begin distributing tablets, laptops for virtual learning


One person airlifted to hospital after southwest Memphis crash


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:06:25 +0000

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One person had to be airlifted to the hospital after an accident in southwest Memphis.

Read more: One person airlifted to hospital after southwest Memphis crash


Collierville Schools to offer in-person option for elementary students after parent outcry


Created: Sun, 02 Aug 2020 22:05:25 +0000

Author: Mitchell Koch

After Collierville parents gathered in recent weeks to show displeasure in the school system's hybrid learning model, the school board has made some changes to its upcoming schedule.

Read more: Collierville Schools to offer in-person option for elementary students after parent outcry


Riverside Drive reopens after being closed for months


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 11:15:08 +0000

Author: WREG Staff

Riverside Drive reopened for the first time in months early Monday morning.

Read more: Riverside Drive reopens after being closed for months


Man found shot to death in neighborhood near downtown


Created: Sun, 02 Aug 2020 12:45:19 +0000

Author: Jerrita Patterson

The Tennessee Department of Health has confirmed additional cases and deaths related to COVID-19 across the state on Sunday, August 2.

Read more: Man found shot to death in neighborhood near downtown


Shelby County preparing as Tennessee election day approaches


Created: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 23:10:00 +0000

Author: Shay Arthur

The final preparations are happening, and the Shelby County Election Commission administrator said an extraordinary number of people voted early or by absentee, but some people might have a wait at the polls.

Read more: Shelby County preparing as Tennessee election day approaches

 
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