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  • Bullets fly through South Memphis furniture store

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — At A&A Furniture in South Memphis, there’s a big sale going on right now, and everything must go, but that was never supposed to include the employees’ sense of safety. “Innocent people could have got hurt,” Dillion Parnell said. Parnell works for a company that’s helping the store sell all it’s merchandise so it can re-brand and remodel. He said he was walking through the showroom around 6:30 p.m. Thursday when bullets came flying through the windows. […]

  • Teen and his mom threatened because he refused to join a gang

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Hope Crayton couldn’t be more proud of her son. He was threatened by two men who wanted him to join their gang, but the scared 17-year-old had the courage to say no. “Oh, I’m so proud of him to say no because gang life is nothing,” Crayton said. The gang members drove up next to him while he and his friend were walking to a store in their North Memphis neighborhood Tuesday afternoon. “They was telling my […]

  • Man accused of fooling pizza delivery driver, stealing her car

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Gilbert Edwards has been to jail at least five times before, and he’s locked up again Wednesday. He’s accused of fooling a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver, so he could steal her car. Police said a Cook Convention Center security guard ordered pizza around midnight but never got her food. That’s because Edwards, who was walking by the center, allegedly spotted the delivery car right as it pulled up. Investigators said Edwards pretended to be the person who […]

  • Friends, family push for tougher penalty after motorcyclist killed on I-55

    Curtis Watkins, a father of five, was killed while riding his motorcycle over the weekend in an apparent road rage crash. 

  • Child, adult with disability taken during car theft found safe, car still missing

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are searching for a white car that was stolen from a Hickory Hill parking lot with a child still inside the car. Around 6 p.m., Memphis Police said a white Chevrolet Camaro was stolen from the parking lot of a Family Dollar store on Hickory Hill Road. Witnesses at the scene said a woman left the car to go inside the Family Dollar store. She left her child and adult brother, who has down syndrome, in […]

  • Memphis gas station clerk fights off armed thief

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Most people wouldn’t fight an armed robber, but when a man entered a Medical District gas station with a gun, that’s exactly what the clerk did. When a man armed with a gun entered the Exxon at Union and Pauline around 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, Marvell Brown said he was scared, but he stayed calm enough to keep an eye on the thief. When the thief made a mistake, Brown took advantage. “Don’t try this at home or […]

  • Suspect killed in deputy-involved shooting identified

    Memphis Fire Department and Memphis Police are responding after a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy was reportedly shot Wednesday.

  • 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 […]

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