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

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  • 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 […]

  • Reputable Memphis tattoo studios not affected by California recall of contaminated ink, needles

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A warning for anyone thinking of getting a tattoo from someone who isn’t qualified. A California-based company is recalling ink and needles sold over the internet because some were found to be contaminated. The FDA reports the bacterial infection can lead to a potentially life-threatening complication called sepsis. An artist at a Memphis tattoo shop told News Channel 3 there’s only one way to be sure your tattoo experience will be a good one. Brent Hale, with […]

  • Car plunges off Highway 51

    The car was so badly damaged, the make and model are not known at this time

  • Blown engines leave Tyronza, Ark. police with one cruiser

    TYRONZA, Ark. — Car trouble is keeping some Arkansas police officers from protecting and Serving the people in their communities. Several towns are reportedly having engine trouble with their Dodge Charger police cruisers. The Poinsett County town of Tyronza was recently left without any patrol cars after oil leaks and blown engines sidelined their cruisers. Not having officers routinely patrolling neighborhoods left the Mayor, the Police Chief and some citizens feeling unprotected. “Well, if I needed help I’d expect them […]

  • Seismic improvements to Hernando De Soto bridge will slow traffic

    Lane shifts are for safety reasons while workers install modular seismic expansion joints

  • TDOT starts major construction at Canada Road/I-40 interchange

    The project is designed to make entering and exiting I-40 smoother for the thousands of drivers who use the use the interchange daily

  • Funeral for Sergeant First Class Michael Braden

    "You expect this when you're overseas. You don't expect this in your armory," said Sarah King.


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