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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
  • Deputy shot, suspect killed in South Memphis

    Memphis Fire Department and Memphis Police are responding after a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy was reportedly shot Wednesday.

  • SCS recommends struggling charter school be closed after hearing parents’ concerns

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After concerned parents reached out to Shelby County Schools about the under-performing Southwest Early College High School, the school district is recommending the charter school be shut down. Parents asked SCS to close down the school by revoking its charter during a board meeting Tuesday night, and district officials said they would review the complaints. On Wednesday, the district announced in the following statement that they were in agreement with the concerned parents. “Today, the District’s Office […]

  • Man arrested after allegedly using social media to set up, murder 18-year-old

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man who was wanted on first-degree murder charges was captured Tuesday after police say he set up, robbed and killed an 18-year-old earlier this month. Talas Bonds, 18, was arrested after giving police a foot chase in Frayser on Tuesday. Police say Bonds robbed and murdered 18-year-old Jack Luibel on Sept. 2 on Clifton Avenue in Frayser. According to court records, Luibel drove to an abandoned house on Clifton to meet with someone, who he […]

  • One person killed in shooting near Liberty Bowl

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One person was killed in a shooting in a neighborhood east of the Liberty Bowl on Monday afternoon, police said. Memphis Police responded to the shooting around 2:30 p.m. Monday at Midland Avenue and Marianna Street, where they found one person who had been shot and killed. The victim is a 20-year-old man, police told WREG. Police did not have any additional suspect information. This is an active scene and an ongoing investigation. WREG has a crew […]

  • Person critically injured after car hits train in East Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A person was taken to the hospital with critical injuries after an accident involving a car and a train in East Memphis. At about 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, police responded to the scene at South Goodlett and Southern Avenue where a vehicle collided with a train. One occupant of the vehicle was taken to Regional One Hospital in critical condition. Police have released any additional information yet.

  • Man indicted for shooting that left victims dead in car outside Crosstown Concourse

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man was indicted in connection to a May 2018 shooting that left two victims dead in a car outside the Crosstown Concourse. Jarmon Smith, 24, is facing two counts of first-degree murder, four counts of attempted first-degree murder and four counts of the employment of a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony. The incident on May 6, 2018, started around 9:30 p.m. that night on North Cleveland near North Watkins. Smith’s vehicle pulled alongside […]

  • Memphis resident, former trainer accuses Antonio Brown of rape

    New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of rape by a former trainer.

  • Vehicle with woman, two children crashes into Mississippi River in Tunica

    Authorities say Symphony Wilson, 29, and a 5-year-old female and 2-year-old male were inside of the vehicle when it crashed.

  • Germantown resident among 34 victims of California dive boat fire

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Germantown resident and pathologist at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center was among the 34 victims of the dive boat fire off the California coast earlier this week. Dr. Ted Strom was killed in the boat fire Monday, along with 33 other passengers, officials of the VA and family confirmed Friday. He was a resident of Germantown, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said. “The leadership and staff of the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center are […]

  • Former St. Louis Cardinal Chris Duncan dies at 38

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Former St. Louis Cardinals player Chris Duncan passed away Friday, the team announced. Duncan, 38, had been battling brain cancer in recent years. His death was announced on Twitter by FOX Sports Midwest. It was also announced on-air during Friday’s Cardinals game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Chris Duncan after his courageous battle against brain cancer. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his wife, Amy, the entire Duncan family, and […]

  • Tennessee siblings found after statewide Amber Alert issued

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a statewide Amber Alert on Friday for a missing brother and sister out of Clarksville, and the siblings were found about an later. Siblings Le’Asia and Traveon Thompson were last seen at their home in Clarksville on Sept. 5, TBI said. TBI issued a statewide Amber Alert on Friday evening, but about an hour after that, TBI said the siblings had been found. “Great news to share! Le’Asia and Traveon Thompson […]

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