Mitchell Koch is a digital reporter for WREG. He is 2018 journalism graduate from the University of Memphis. When he is not reporting, he loves watching all things Memphis sports and eating locally sourced food.


Recent Articles
  • Domestic violence charges dropped against former FOX 13 reporter

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Domestic violence charges were dropped Friday against former FOX 13 reporter Scott Madaus. In a statement, the Shelby County District Attorney General’s Office said “it was dismissed by agreement with all parties.” Madaus, 42, was arrested on the charges on Dec. 15, 2018. According to an affidavit, Madaus and the victim began fighting at his Midtown home after drinking a few glasses of wine, which upset the victim because Madaus had been sober for 20 days. When officers […]

  • Man arrested after stealing winnings, property from woman at Tunica casino

    TUNICA COUNTY, Miss. — A man was arrested after allegedly stealing more than $500 in winnings, a phone, wallet, house keys and car keys from a woman leaving a casino Jan. 13. The woman was robbed outside of Hollywood Casino around 2:30 a.m., she said, after she finished playing slots at the nearby Resorts Casino. The Tunica County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as 31-year-old Travis Walker, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. Later the same afternoon, West […]

  • One woman critical after two-car crash in Southwest Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A two-car crash in Southwest Memphis left one woman in critical condition on Thursday. Police responded to the crash at Rochester and W. Brooks Road around 3 p.m. Thursday. One woman was transported to Regional One Hospital in critical condition WREG will let you know updates as they are available.

  • Man says devil told him to stab woman in Frayser homeless shelter

    A Memphis man was taken into custody after he reportedly told police the devil ordered him to stab a woman multiple times inside a local nursing home.

  • SNAP document submission deadline early due to shutdown

    The Tennessee Department of Human Services has released important information for people receiving SNAP benefits who will be renewing their benefits for February.

  • Man tries to kidnap 16-year-old girl at bus stop for the second time in a month

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 16-year-old girl reported to police that a man tried to kidnap her Friday around 4 p.m. near the Memphis airport, and her friend said this is the second time the same man tried to kidnap her. The girl said she got off the school bus around 3:45 p.m. near Ketchum Road and Pecan Circle and a white pickup truck pulled up beside her. The driver of the truck then got out and walked to the girl, […]

  • Men break into elementary school, eat french toast, steal ham

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two men are charged with breaking into a Memphis elementary school, ate french toast sticks and stole frozen ham and two walkie talkies. Officers responded to a burglary alarm at KIPP Elementary around 4 a.m. Jan. 11. There they found two men, Trevor Burnett and Eric Bates, in a classroom. The frozen ham was found in Burnett’s jacket pocket. The men also had a backpack belonging to the school with the walkie talkies, according to a police […]

  • Armed robbers strike twice in one night near UofM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A group of alleged robbers targeted two people near the University of Memphis only minutes apart late Wednesday and early Thursday morning, UofM police said. A woman reported to campus police that she was robbed by a group of three men on Mynders near Brister around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday. One of the men had a silver handgun and demanded her personal items, according to an email from UofM police to students. Minutes later, a man reported to […]

  • Governor-elect Lee steps away as chairman of Lee Company

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Governor-elect announced he would step away as chairman of the Lee Company, and he will place his holdings into a blind trust. “As I said I would do on the campaign trail, I have officially stepped away from my company and placed all of my company holdings into a blind trust to eliminate any potential conflicts of interest,” Lee said. “I look forward to this new chapter of public service and I leave knowing that Lee […]

  • Memphis families of federal employees brace for no pay during government shutdown

    When the partial federal government shutdown began in December, Jennifer Hoffman, the wife of a Coast Guard senior official stationed in Memphis, knew her family would get one paycheck, but that was it, as Coast Guard employees work without pay for the foreseeable future.

  • Man steals air conditioning unit from Subway near Shelby Farms

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly stole the air conditioning unit from the back of a Subway restaurant in Cordova. The theft happened a a Subway restaurant near Shelby Farms Park at 14 Timber Creek Drive at 2:15 a.m. on Dec. 28. The restaurant’s surveillance video shows the suspect tying the air conditioning unit to the back of his white 2010-2014 Dodge Ram with the drive-out tag number D324883. The while male suspect is described […]