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
  • FedEx employee who died at Memphis hub identified

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A FedEx worker died at the company’s shipping hub in Memphis on Wednesday, and there are few details around the employee’s death. FedEx did not release many details of the employee’s death, but a spokesperson confirmed the person died while at the hub. Memphis Police identified the employee as 23-year-old Duntate Young. Young was taken by ambulance to Regional One Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The company released the following statement about the incident. “We are […]

  • Man shot dead at Whitehaven apartments, suspect unknown

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man was shot and killed at a Whitehaven apartment complex Wednesday afternoon, and police need help identifying the suspect. Police said around 6 p.m. that a man was shot at the Millcreek Apartments. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. No suspect information is available, and this is still an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information on the shooting should call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

  • 12-year-old tries to carjack woman at gunpoint at East Memphis grocery store

    A 12-year-old boy was taken into custody after allegedly attempting to carjack a woman at gunpoint at an East Memphis grocery store.

  • NCAA says James Wiseman ineligible to play for Memphis basketball

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.  — Local attorney Leslie Ballin said Memphis basketball player James Wiseman has been ruled ineligible to play for the University of Memphis. Ballin said the NCAA declared Wiseman ineligible to play at Memphis because head coach Penny Hardaway helped Wiseman and his family move from Nashville to Memphis. Hardaway is considered a booster by the NCAA because he donated to the U of M in 2008. Ballin said he has filed a lawsuit against the NCAA and the […]

  • Driver in deadly I-40 crash identified

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The driver in a crash on Interstate 40 in Arlington that killed two people this week has been identified, and more information is coming out about the crash. Tennessee Highway Patrol said two Tennessee Department of Transportation contractors were killed and a state trooper injured when a tractor-trailer slammed into them on I-40 around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday. THP has identified the driver of the tractor-trailer as 61-year-old Mervin Crigler of Garland, Texas. He was also injured in the […]

  • Shelby County inmate in custody after escaping work site, running over county employee

    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 […]

  • Football fans fill Beale Street for Memphis’ first College GameDay

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Beale Street was bursting at the seams Saturday morning as thousands of people made their way to the iconic street for ESPN’s College GameDay. The Bluff City didn’t disappoint in Memphis’ first-ever College GameDay, showing Memphians know how to host a Beale Street block party. “We love college football, and we just want to see the big Memphis game,” fan Alex Massey said. But as we quickly learned, Memphis fans are not only challenging SMU on the […]

  • Three men plead guilty in Memphis pizza delivery driver death

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three Memphis men have been sentenced to prison for killing a pizza delivery driver during a botched robbery. The Shelby County district attorney’s office said 19-year-old Marquez Thompson, 18-year-old Charles McClellan and 26-year-old Leanthony Primer pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder and an attempted robbery charge. Thompson was sentenced to 40 years in prison. He fired the shots that killed the driver, Mia Jones, in November 2016. McClellan and Primer each were sentenced to 20 years. […]

  • 17-year-old charged in Arlington shooting

    The Shelby County Sheriff's office reported around 11 p.m. that the person was shot near Memphis-Arlington Road and Gerber Road.

  • Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after Collierville crash

    COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. — A motorcyclist had to be taken to the hospital by helicopter after being involved in a crash with a vehicle in Collierville. The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday on Market Boulevard in front of the Malco Collierville Towne Cinema. Collierville Police said the crash involved the motorcycle and a passenger vehicle. A helicopter landed in a nearby parking lot to take the motorcyclist to Regional One Hospital. There is no information on the condition of the […]

  • Student petition pulls out tricks to try to be treated with cancelled school

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Despite an online petition with about 10,000 signatures to cancel school in Shelby County for Halloween, Shelby County Schools said education will continue on the spooky holiday. A petition on change.org created by an SCS student asks students to sign in agreement that school should be cancelled on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. “I feel like all students should get a day off to get ready for trick or treating.Halloween is on a Thursday this year so […]

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