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Mike Suriani is a multi-media journalist for News Channel 3.

Recent Articles
  • Parking permits stalled for Ole Miss students applying online

    University's growth puts space at a premium

  • Community takes stand against crime during National Night Out activities in Clarksdale, MS

    COAHOMA COUNTY, Miss. — When it comes to crime fighting, can one night make a difference? People in Clarksdale, Miss., believe it can, and they’re sure National Night Out is the best way to get the message to criminals to stay out of their neighborhoods. Activities were held at the Coahoma County Expo building in Clarksdale Tuesday night. but people started preparing for the event much earlier in the day. “And where we have these lines drawn, these are our […]

  • Uncle of Ebola patient says nephew’s faith, community’s prayers are working

    RIPLEY, Tenn. — New numbers from the World Health Organization show the record-breaking Ebola outbreak in West Africa is getting worse. The U.S. is getting ready to send medical professionals to the region to help curb the outbreak. The WHO reports there are now 1,600 cases, including as many as four in Nigeria. Nearly 900 people have died. An American doctor who contracted the disease in Liberia is being treated in Atlanta and is said to be making progress. Dr. […]

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    Man charged in death of woman found along I-55

    The woman found found in a ditch with a backpack nearby

  • Man plays dead after being shot, stabbed while looking for his dog

    HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Playing possum helped an Arkansas man stay alive after being shot and stabbed. Brian Brister told WREG he was only looking for his lost pit bull, and thought he’d found it behind a house on South 8th Street in West Helena. But things quickly turned violent, and the next thing Brister knew, he was in the emergency room. After a few days in the hospital, Brister is up and moving around. After what he’s been through, […]

  • Body of woman found near I-55 in Crittenden County

    The body was found just north of Marion along a service road at the Jericho exit

  • Memphis-based Young Man University expands outreach to Dyer County

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis-based group that works to keep young men from ending up in jail is expanding. Young Man University already partners with schools in Shelby County and the mayor’s office in an effort to curtail gang activity. The organization is now opening an office in downtown Dyersburg, Tenn. Memphian James Thompson’s life was turned around by the program and believes the same positive thing can happen to other men in Dyer County. “The time was probably when […]

  • Blytheville police help capture Illinois murder suspect

    He was considered armed and dangerous.

  • Stranded fishermen found safe on Mississippi River sandbar

    MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, Ark. — East of Blytheville, Ark., the Mississippi River rolls peacefully along, but Mike Godsey with the Blytheville Emergency Squad warns “Old Man River” occasionally flexes his muscles. “You got to respect that river. If you don’t, it will hurt you and you can get in trouble real quick. As people do every year out there,” he said. That was the case Sunday night when three fishermen got stranded on a sand bar on the Tennessee side of […]

  • Emaciated horses owned by Ripley Police investigator removed from pasture

    GATES, Tenn. — Six malnourished horses¬† found in a Gates, Tenn., pasture are gone, leaving a Jackson, Tenn., horse rescue group wondering if they’re OK. The founder of Redemption Road Rescue said three of the horses were so underweight, their ribs were showing. Members of the rescue group are upset because the owner of the horses hasn’t been charged with neglect. The Lauderdale County Sheriff said he’s investigating, but the founder of Redemption Road Rescue said her group isn’t getting […]

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    Security tightened at Dyer County Jail after man escapes through unlocked doorway

    DYERSBURG, Tenn. — A Dyer County burglary suspect escaped from the county lockup this week. Edward Copeland, Jr., is now a fugitive from justice after running through an unlocked door. Sheriff Jeff Box¬† promises it won’t happen again. He showed us where Copeland made his break for freedom Thursday. Copeland was in the process of being booked for burglary and wasn’t restrained when he followed a female correctional officer through a door in the booking area of the jail. The […]

  • Long-vacant Burger King to be demolished, replaced with small park

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A vacant building on Madison Avenue is about to be demolished and replaced with a small grassy park. The building used to be a Burger King restaurant, but has been boarded up for years. The plan is for a wrecking ball to turn the blight into green space as part of a vision by merchants and community supporters as a way to improve the area. The idea of a park, where a run-down building now stands, has […]


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