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Ashley Crockett is a web and social media producer for WREG-TV and wreg.com in Memphis, Tenn. She joined News Channel 3 in the summer of 2013.

Ashley was born in Memphis and has lived here most of her life. She graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she was a Walter Williams Scholar.

After graduating, she worked as the Interactive Managing Editor for KRCG 13, the CBS affiliate in Missouri's capital. She oversaw the station's website and social media accounts, encouraging user engagement and an interactive-first mindset in the newsroom. Her work at KRCG 13 earned the station the Missouri Broadcasters' Association 2013 award for best local website.

While with KRCG 13, Ashley helped sister-station FOX21 News in Colorado Springs, Colo., cover the historic Waldo Canyon Fire in June and July 2012. In 2013, FOX21 News won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage of the Waldo Canyon Fire.

Recent Articles
  • Wipe New promises to give your car showroom shine

    But Does It Work?

  • Shooting critically injures one person

    The shooting happened at the intersection of Tarry Park and Tarrywood Drive, which is near Getwell and American Way.

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    Firefighters battle flames at apartment building

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Almost 50 firefighters responded to an apartment building that caught fire Wednesday evening. The building is in the 900 block of Decatur Street in North Memphis. No injuries were reported. MFD says the cause is still under investigation. The fire was brought under control within 30 minutes.

  • Friend passes it on to family whose house was burglarized while they attended funeral

    MILLINGTON, Tenn. —  This week’s Pass It On is another one of those “when it rains, it pours” stories, and in our recipient’s case, there’s nothing she could do about any of it. By now you know we don’t allow family relatives to Pass It On to each other, but church family? Well, that’s different. This week’s playmaker is Alsia Tims, who tells us she’s got a very deserving family, the Sumpters. Janie Sumpter has survived brain cancer and most […]

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    Former parks & rec director wins Horn Lake alderman seat

    Tommy Bledsoe received 159 votes, winning Tuesday's runoff election to fill the city's Ward Two seat.

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    Construction worker hit by car

    The worker was taken to the Regional Medical Center after being hit on Highway 196

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    Free movie showings at Beale Street Landing start Friday

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Beginning Friday, free movie showings will be provided at Beale Street Landing. The inaugural season of Free Friday Flicks will start with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. The showings will begin at dusk each Friday. The season lasts until October 17. The landing’s Riverfront Bar & Grill and Parker’s Concessions Food Truck will sell concessions. No coolers, picnic baskets, or pets will be allowed. Schedule: August 29 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone September 5 […]

  • Memphis residents to vote on wine in grocery stores

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — This November, Memphis voters will decide whether they want wine sold in grocery stores. At 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, the Shelby County Election Commission verified the last of the 13,372 signatures necessary for the vote. Residents of Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington will also vote on allowing the sale of wine in grocery stores. Unincorporated Shelby County did not have enough signatures for the referendum to make the ballot. Election day is November 4.

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    West Nile Virus claims second life in Mississippi

    JACKSON, Miss. — A second person has died this year from West Nile Virus in Mississippi, health officials confirmed Tuesday. The victim was a resident of Madison County. The first death was in Yazoo County. Health officials also confirmed six new cases of the virus, which makes fifteen confirmed cases so far this year. Adams County and Hinds County each have had two cases, and Rankin County has had four. Bolivar, Covington, Forrest, Madison, Newtown, Yazoo and Wilkinson counties have […]

  • August 26, 2014

    Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System [PDF]

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    Man arrested for death of girlfriend’s 7-month-old son

    JACKSON, Tenn. — A 25-year-old man was arrested Monday for the death of a 7-month-old baby. Westlee Waylon Yates is charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. The child’s mother called 9-1-1 Friday, saying her son was unresponsive. He was taken to Camden General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Yates, the mother’s boyfriend, was taken into custody without incident at a residence in Humphreys County. He is being held without bond in Benton County.

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    Six men arrested for selling heroin in school zones

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Six men were arrested and indicted for trafficking heroin in school zones. In January, MPD’s Organized Crime Unit served warrants at two homes, each within 1,000 feet of a school. One, located in the 200 block of East Burdock, is in the A.B. Hill Elementary School Zone. The other, located in the 4500 block of Nevis, is in the Southwind Elementary School zone. Investigators found heroin and marijuana, as well as $4,843 in cash. Reginald Brewer, 43; […]


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