Mitchell Koch is a digital reporter and producer for WREG. He is 2018 journalism graduate from the University of Memphis and has lived his whole life in the Memphis area. When he is not reporting, he loves watching all things Memphis sports, reading news and eating locally sourced food.


Recent Articles
  • Man arrested for shooting co-worker after argument at downtown business

    Police made the scene at November 6 Street and Floyd Alley around noon on Friday.

  • NBA bans former Tiger, Grizzly Tyreke Evans for violating league anti-drug policy

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NBA has banned Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans at least two years for violating the league’s anti-drug policy. The league announced that Evans had been dismissed and disqualified on Friday. He can apply for reinstatement in 2021. Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard declined comment at the NBA draft combine in Chicago. The team said it in a statement it would reach out to Evans to offer our support. A 10-year veteran who will be a free […]

  • Memphis is No. 1 recruiting class in country with Precious Achiuwa commitment

    The University of Memphis has secured another top recruit in five-star forward Precious Achiuwa.

  • Two officers identified in fatal summer 2018 shooting

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police identified the two officers involved in a deadly shooting last year. Officers David Reinke and Brandon Barnes were the two officers who shot D’Mario Perkins on July 25, 2018, after Perkins allegedly fired his weapon at the officers. The two officers pulled over Perkins that night for a traffic violation. When officers, approached him, Perkins immediately threatened the officers, according to police. When he fired his weapon, the officers did the same, and Perkins later […]

  • ‘Cowboy’ sheriff uses lasso to rescue driver after car plunges into Utah river

    PIUTE COUNTY, Utah — A sheriff used his roping skills to help save a man from a river Saturday morning. “This is not something that you see every day,” Piute County Sheriff Marty Gleave told KSTU. “You never really know how much stuff goes on here.” Late Friday night, a man swerved to avoid hitting an elk but overcorrected, sending his car into the Sevier River. He was able to climb out and onto the top of the vehicle, where […]

  • MEM warns of carrying BBQ sauce on airplanes amid increasing passenger numbers

    The Memphis International Airport saw its second largest number of passengers come through the airport since 2011, prompting airport officials to issue a saucy safety warning.

  • Two guns found in bag in Rhodes residence hall, student banned

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Rhodes College student found a bag containing two firearms in a residence hall Sunday afternoon, and the person who owned the weapons is no longer allowed at the school. A student alerted a campus safety officer to the bag in a stairwell of the East Village residential building around 1 p.m. Sunday, according to a release from the school. The Memphis Police Department was notified and found that the bag belonged to a Rhodes student in […]

  • Mississippi named third worst state in U.S. News report

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The state of Mississippi was named as the third worst state in the United States in 2019 in a list by U.S. News and World Report. The rankings took into account each state’s healthcare, education, economy, infrastructure, opportunity to residents, fiscal stability of state government, public safety and natural environment. Mississippi ranked 48th overall, above only Alabama (49) and Louisiana (50). Mississippi moved up one spot from 49th, where the state was in this ranking the past […]

  • After 40-year journey, Memphis 59-year-old receives three college degrees

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 59-year-old Memphis woman received three degrees at LeMoyne-Owen College’s commencement ceremony Saturday. The 160 degrees conferred were the most for a graduating class in several years for the college. Alison Turner graduated from Hamilton High School in 1978 — 40 years before she would go on to earn her college degree. But instead of settling for one degree, she earned three. “Over the course of time,” she said in a Lemoyne-Owen news release, “it started with […]

  • Drivers take out planters in Highland Street turn lane, again

    An effort to make the Highland Strip safer for pedestrians seems to be causing problems for drivers.

  • Mayor Harris voices support to pay SCS cafeteria workers a living wage

    Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris offered his support to the Shelby County School system to increase pay to part-time cafeteria workers and allow those workers to make $15 per hour.

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