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

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  • Publication ranks Baptist-DeSoto Hospital number one in Mississippi

    SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Baptist-DeSoto Hospital in Southaven was ranked the best hospital in Mississippi by U.S.  News and World Report. The publication didn’t stop there – it also rated Baptist-DeSoto number three out of 25 hospitals in the Memphis area. The number one ranking came as no surprise to the hospital’s staff and patients. “As the community’s grown, Baptist-DeSoto has grown along with it. Going from a hundred bed hospital to now a 339-bed hospital,” said James Huffman, who is […]

  • Labor Day weekend shooting in Brownsville leaves one man dead

    BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — One person is dead following a Sunday night shooting that also left another person wounded. Police haven’t released the names of the victims or whether the shootings are connected. One person WREG spoke with said tensions are high in the neighborhood where the man was found dead. Just before 10:30 Sunday night, a bullet shattered the bedroom window of a Brownsville apartment. We’re told a young man inside, who was visiting, was shot in the pelvis. Within […]

  • Man found shot with motorcycle on top of him

    Police say people in the area heard gunshots shortly before the crash

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    Tunica students walk out over firing of principal

    Derrick Dace was principal for almost four years

  • More snakebites reported in Arkansas, learn which species are venomous

    If you or someone with you is bitten by a snake, you should immediately go to the closest hospital.

  • Repairs make Highway 14 bridges safe and smooth for motorists in Lepanto, Ark.

    LEPANTO, Ark. — The ride through Lepanto, Ark., is a lot smoother now that state road crews have finally repaired the town’s only two bridges. In March, we showed you how dangerous they were. But while the state initially said there wasn’t enough money to fix the bridges, persistence by the Poinsett County town’s mayor finally paid off. People using the bridges are glad for the improvements. On any given day, you’re likely to see Johnny Gann negotiating the streets […]

  • Crooks steal expensive audio boards, vintage guitar, handguns

    LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Miss. — Burglars in Lafayette County stole a vintage guitar, a flat screen TV and some rare, expensive parts for a recording console. Andrew Ratcliffe,  the owner of Tweed Recording Studio, wants to believe some of what was taken was accidental, but deputies aren’t as forgiving. “Rock and roll bands, singer-songwriters, jazz…,” said Ratcliffe, who has been producing music in his Lafayette County studio for 18 years. A few weeks ago, he was installing a massive and very […]

  • Three smash-and-grabs frustrate Blytheville boutique owner

    BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — After three smash-and-grab robberies, the owner of Diane’s Boutique in Blytheville is wondering whether it’s worth the hassle to stay open. In May we told you about several break-ins along Main Street in downtown Blytheville, Ark., where store-front windows were smashed and merchandise  stolen. The latest break-in at Diane’s Boutique happened Monday night and has left the store’s owner and manager literally picking up the pieces. Moss described the mess she found Monday night at her store […]

  • Hundreds of dead fish floating in Crittenden County lake

    CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ark. — There’s a smelly situation in Crittenden County, Ark., between Marion and West Memphis, where hundreds of dead fish are floating on a lake. That lake is in the middle of a mobile home park, and people say they can’t bear to go outside because of the stench. “Oh Lord, that smell is foul. You can smell it way back here,” said Debbie Metzger. She lives a stones throw, or make that a “dead fish toss,” from […]

  • Student claims her “bless you” caused suspension

    NEWBERN, Tenn. — Who would have thought a sneeze in school and a “bless you” would capture so much attention. According to the website momdot.com, a student at Dyer County High School in Newbern  was suspended for saying “bless you” to another student. The superintendent of Dyer County Schools hasn’t commented on exactly happened, but some of Newbern’s residents are more than eager to share their opinions. One of them is Thomas Autry. “I do it all the time, right.  […]

  • Residents return home after fatal train crash, fire forces evacuations

    HOXIE, Ark. — People in Hoxie, Ark., got the all-clear to return to their homes after a crash between two freight trains forced them to run for safe shelter. The Sunday morning crash killed two Union Pacific crew members aboard one of the locomotives and injured two others. While the National Transportation Safety Board investigates, folks who live near the scene are glad to be back home. Mary Smith won’t soon forget the wake-up call she got around 3:45 Sunday […]

  • Mid-South Food Bank, The Fresh Market partner to provide meals for veterans at Alpha Omega House

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A local non-profit organization called Alpha Omega Veterans Services is getting a little gourmet help for the military veterans it serves. Thanks to the Mid-South Food Bank and The Fresh Market,  veterans will get nutritious meals seven days a week. Friday morning, the Mid-South Food Bank delivered boxes of mouth-watering meals to Alpha Omega Veterans Services in Midtown. “Pizza, chicken, salads and breads and cakes and pastry,” said Chef Melvin Williams. The gourmet meals look fresh because […]


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