Luke Jones joins WREG News Channel 3 from KIFI/KIDK in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
There, he covered everything from the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl and a slow-moving landslide in Wyoming to an unusual June snow event.
He also regularly covered local courts and government and worked to shed light on waste and corruption.
Luke made his television debut on Neighborhood Network News in Boston while studying at Boston University. He was on the ground minutes after the Boston Marathon bombings and provided round-the-clock coverage of the bombings and the ensuing manhunt.
A Houston native, Luke is a dual citizen of both the U.S. and U.K.
If there’s a story you think he should cover, feel free to reach out to him at email@example.com or on his Facebook page.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Long before the ice arrived, the weather was already taking its toll on the Mid-South. Multiple wrecks littered Memphis streets in the early evening as temperatures dropped and rain poured. Early Monday afternoon, a tractor-trailer slid into a retaining wall on Interstate 55 and jack-knifed. Monday evening, a tractor-trailer flipped over on I-40, spilling fuel. Temperatures also plunged, and Memphians had to adjust. “It’s pretty darn chilly. It’s so windy out here, I need to get back […]
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Matthew Harvey is still laughing after seeing his latest water bill. “It was more of a joke to me,” the Helena-West Helena resident said. “First thing I’m thinking is, how did this make it to my mailbox without somebody in management stopping this before it left their office?” The Helena-West Helena Water Department had billed Harvey the eye-watering sum of more than $36,000. It’s hundreds of times the amount he usually pays. “Water bill anywhere from […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Data from the Tennessee Department of Transportation shows an alarming number of crashes are happening in work zones across the state. From January 1 to September 30 this year, there were 502 crashes with seven fatalities. Another crash happened Wednesday morning along Interstate 40 near Airline, when a truck plowed into two TDOT contractors and a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper’s vehicle. The trooper survived, but both contractors — 30-year-old Justin Stafford and 22-year-old Jared Helton — didn’t […]
UPDATE: County authorities reported Wednesday afternoon that Samuel Bridges was taken into custody without incident. SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Authorities in Shelby County are searching for an inmate who stole a county vehicle and escaped from the Shelby County Correctional Center on Tuesday afternoon. Samuel Bridges, 41, was at a work site at about 2:10 p.m. when he stole a Department of Corrections cargo van, struck a county employee with the vehicle and escaped the facility. The employee who was […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — On Beale Street, famed for its music and nightclubs, there were some noticeable new attractions Friday: lights, cameras and production crews. Memphis will host its first-ever College GameDay broadcast Saturday morning on ESPN ahead of the No. 24 Memphis Tigers’ game against No. 15 SMU. “We were surprised,” said Bryan Stepp, who was visiting Beale Street from West Virginia and had no idea GameDay was taking place there. “It’s gonna be a huge crowd in here,” Gary […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A South Memphis 19-year-old man is facing multiple animal cruelty charges after police found two dead dogs at his home and five dogs that were “extremely malnourished.” Police said they were following up on a complaint made to the city when they went to the house on the 2200 block of Zanone Avenue on Tuesday afternoon. There, police found the seven dogs in horrible conditions. They noted the dogs lacked adequate food or shelter. One had injuries […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 56-year-old man was nearly mauled to death by a pack of dogs Monday night, witnesses said, and when a woman stepped in to save him, she was bitten, too. “Them are holes in her legs, big holes,” Ella Stevenson said of her sister’s injuries. Stevenson’s sister was bitten three times on her legs by four dogs, Stevenson said. The attack happened at the corner of Princeton and Malcomb in Binghampton around 11 p.m. The dogs initially […]