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  • Frustrated parents want under-performing charter school closed

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Frustrated and disappointed parents are demanding that Southwest Early College High School, a charter school, be shut down. They took their concerns about the school not meeting expectations to the Shelby County School Board during a board meeting Tuesday night. “I stand here today asking you to please revoke their charter,” parent Iseashia Thomas told the board. Many of the same parents protested outside the school Monday, along with student advocacy group Memphis Lift. The protesters chanted, […]

  • Man accused of smashing car windshields with rocks in Midtown

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis neighborhood was facing a frustrating and destructive problem when a man started breaking into cars by smashing the windows. It happened multiple times in recent days in the Central Gardens neighborhood near South Bellevue and Peabody. Thanks to help from victims, police captured a suspect, but they have not charged him with anything yet. Footage from a home surveillance system shows the man walking up to a white SUV and smashing the windshield by hurling […]

  • Mom and 4-month-old son murdered in home, leaving family and neighbors in shock

    SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — A woman and her 4-month-old baby boy were murdered inside their own home, and their bodies were found by crews responding to a fire at the house Friday morning. Investigators haven’t said much about the case at the home on Bennington Circle near Riverdale in southeast Shelby County, leaving details as a mystery. Even so, this is something that’s broken the hearts of family members and neighbors alike. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies said 32-year-old Heather Cook […]

  • Midtown man says he was fooled and robbed by teens

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jim Brooks never thought his act of kindness would be met with cruelty. “It, like I say, has never happened before,” he said. The 77-year-old was outside his rental property on Avalon near Overton Park around noon Wednesday when a grey car pulled up. He said three teenagers got out and, to him, they looked lost. “They got out sort of wandering a little bit,” he said. He said they asked if he would make a call […]

  • Family concerned, confused after Westwood home is shot up

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Angela Gordon and her husband Vidal were fast asleep Tuesday morning when, suddenly, they were jolted awake by gunfire. “I heard something go pow, pow, pow, pow, pow,” Gordon said. Panicked, the two of them jumped out of bed, but a quick scan of the house by Vidal didn’t reveal any damage. “So, he got back into bed and we went back to sleep,” Gordon said. Going back to sleep isn’t something most people would be calm […]

  • Driver bumps into car, runs over woman while waiting in Memphis fast food drive-thru

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman who was just trying to order food ended up on the ground in pain at a fast food restaurant near the University of Memphis. Police said the woman was badly injured by an angry driver who hit her car, then hit her when she got out to assess the damage. The victim said she has no idea who that driver was and definitely doesn’t know why things turned so violent. What she does know: the […]

  • Police lay trap to catch accused car burglar

    Police say 27-year-old Adrian White broke into a car investigators planted in East Memphis near Poplar and I-240.

  • $25k reward offered after shots fired at postal worker

    The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $25,000 reward after one of their employees was fired upon Wednesday evening.

  • Man killed in Frayser shooting identified, suspects still on the run

    Police identified the victim as 18-year-old Jack Luibel.

  • Memphis man yearning to leave behind life of crime now facing difficult decision

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man who’s had more than his share of trouble with the law, but was trying to turn his life around, found himself in a tough spot when he became the victim of a crime. Fred Graham said he was robbed Wednesday morning of the money he was going to use to pay his bills. Now, he’s facing a difficult choice that many other people in the area face daily. Graham said he wants to get on […]

  • CrimeStoppers tips increase, bringing more people to justice

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Investigators are getting more tips through CrimeStoppers recently, which is an encouraging trend for Memphis Police and law enforcement when it comes to stopping crime. The partnership has been around for a long time, but it’s been advertised more in recent years, and it’s often mentioned in the media, like on News Channel 3 and WREG.com. Thanks to this, more people know about the program, they’re using it, and they’re getting paid. People have been calling CrimeStoppers […]

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