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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on his Facebook page.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tennessee residents may now be able to get away with smoking marijuana thanks to a new TBI policy. A memo sent to police departments last month said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation will no longer test amounts of marijuana less than half an ounce, or about 14 grams. On Tuesday, the TBI clarified that it would still test smaller amounts of marijuana, but only if a District Attorney General specifically requests it. “I think it’s going to […]
HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. — Police in Helena-West Helena said a masked man struck again and robbed the same bank that was victim to a robbery last week. A robber wearing an orange and white clown mask entered the Southern Bancorp in West Helena at 425 Plaza Street on Friday armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. He demanded money from the tellers, but it’s currently unclear if he got away with anything from the bank. Last Monday, police said a robber […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It’s only September, but Fedex is already preparing for their busiest time of the year — Christmas. To help with the extra workload, they’re looking to hire around 55,000 seasonal workers globally and about 3,200 in the Memphis area. “We’re looking for individuals that are energetic, hard-working, motivated to come out here to work in a very high intensity work environment,” said Joe Stephens, Fedex’s Senior Vice President of Global Planning and Engineering. Pay will start at […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A blighted part of downtown is one step closer to being transformed. Unlike other spots downtown, the stretch of Union Avenue nestled between Fourth Street and Danny Thomas stands out for how much hasn’t changed. “It definitely looks blighted, I mean, it’s definitely a rundown part of town,” Stuart Maxwell said. Memphians were given a look Thursday at artist renderings of the new $950 million project that will bring apartments, hotels and retail space. “We had to […]
COAHOMA COUNTY, Miss. — Mississippi state authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Tuesday in Clarksdale. The shooting happened shortly after 4 p.m. at the intersection of MLK and Bolivar Avenue. The Coahoma County Sheriff’s Office said they were conducting a traffic stop with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. One person was hurt in the shooting, and was taken to a hospital by ambulance, the sheriff’s office said. That person’s condition is not known. Authorities have not released the […]
SENATOBIA, Miss. — Senatobia’s assistant police chief was fired for allegedly sending “inappropriate” photos to another police officer, the Senatobia Police Department confirmed. The alleged recipient of the photos was also fired for an unrelated incident. Police Chief Steve Holts couldn’t specify what was depicted in the photos former Assistant Police Chief Kevin Hatton allegedly sent or when they were allegedly sent. “Just inappropriate pictures, pictures that he took pictures of or of pictures sent to him and he just […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For the first time, a woman is recounting her terrifying encounter with a complete stranger as she was walking along Shelby Drive in the Airport Area on Monday morning. Britnee Alatrash said she had just left the DMV on Shelby Drive when a man started following her and making unwanted advances. “He was like, ‘Dang baby, like, I’m just trying to get to know you, like, can I get your number?'” Alatrash said. Although she repeatedly rebuffed […]
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is recovering after being beaten at an Orange Mound bus stop in an apparently random attack. The victim told police he was at the bus stop at Airways and Lamar around 5 p.m. Tuesday when two men approached and made some unspecified derogatory comments. When the victim responded, he told police the men began beating him with what appeared to be either a cane or a metal pipe. “I wouldn’t know why anyone would […]