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  • Tennessee bill would make it illegal to cover face with hood or mask

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A new Tennessee Senate Bill would make it illegal to cover your face with a mask or hood in public. Supporters say it combats crime by stopping people from concealing their identities, but critics say Senate Bill 1750 would be a violation of privacy and would do more harm than good. “As an African-American, I feel like some laws are traditionally targeted towards minorities, and I feel like this is one of those laws,” University of Memphis […]

  • Three arrested after Shelby County roadway shooting

    Joshua Hughlett, Byron Walker and Jaylon Rhodes were all charged with numerous felonies, the Shelby County Sheriff's Office said.

  • Parkway Village home, car shot up in broad daylight

    A Parkway Village family says their home and car were shot up on Thursday morning. 

  • Man trying to rob Memphis gas station shoots at clerk

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An armed robber burst through the doors of an airport area gas station early Wednesday morning and ran up to the counter with his gun drawn. Police said the clerk immediately ran off, ducking behind the thick, protective glass panels attached to the counter as the gunman opened fire. Failing to steal anything, the robber sprinted out of the store. The clerk was saved by those protective glass panels. They were sturdy enough to stop the bullets […]

  • Thieves break into Orange Mound church

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — At Mount Moriah East Baptist Church, you’re encouraged to give, but that message was ignored by thieves who instead decided to take. Police said they broke into the Orange Mound church on Haynes Street sometime between Sunday night and early Monday morning. The incident left church members wondering how anyone could be so bold. “They was out of they mind. Something’s wrong with them,” one woman said. “That’s the only thing (church) that brings us to freedom,” […]

  • Mother of eight shot dead in Parkway Village with her children in car’s backseat

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A mother of eight was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in Parkway Village outside of her SUV while on the phone with her friend and with some of her children in the backseat. Memphis Police said around 6 p.m. that a woman was shot dead at a home in the 5000 block of Colewood Avenue. Family identified the victim to WREG as 35-year-old Chaire Walker, a mother of eight. Walker’s cousin Jarvis Fluker said she was chased […]

  • Shots fired at vehicle on Sam Cooper

    Memphis Police responded to the area of Sam Cooper and North Perkins just before 2 p.m.

  • New project brings new grocery store to Memphis food desert

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A new project plans to bring a grocery store to a community that is considered a ‘food desert.’ Developers are working to turn an unoccupied building on North Hollywood, right off I-40 in Frayser, into a grocery store. They say they are in negotiations with a company and say the talks are going well but would not name the company. People living in the area have limited options for groceries. Right now, convenience stores, dollar stores and […]

  • WREG uncovers new 2019 highway shootings, bringing total number to 46

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — WREG has uncovered new information about a dangerous local problem. As it turns out, there were more shootings on Memphis highways and interstates in the year 2019 than previously thought. Records obtained by WREG revealed nearly 10 more incidents that haven’t been brought to light until now. Sadly, nearly all of the additional incidents happened during the busy holiday travel season, with one on Christmas Day and several during the week of Thanksgiving. In one case on […]

  • Carjacking victim hides in abandoned house

    A man says he had to hide in an abandoned house to escape carjackers.

  • Mayor Strickland announces plan for new education, job-training program

    Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced a new program designed to provide education and job training. 

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