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  • Suspect in woman’s Highland Heights murder caught in Louisiana

    A man wanted in a woman's shooting death in Memphis was captured by U.S. marshals Friday in Louisiana. 

  • Lady Gaga tumbles off stage during Las Vegas show

    It was a scary moment for fans at the Lady Gaga show in Las Vegas on Thursday after the star fell of the stage during the performance.

  • Tennessee lawmakers look to raise minimum age to buy tobacco

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A key Tennessee state lawmaker plans another push next year to raise the age for buying and using tobacco from 18 years of age to 21. The measure about the smoking age was stalled in the House health committee during the first year of the legislative session, but the sponsor is bringing it back next January “I think a majority of people are in agreement with it,” says Rep. Ron Gant who is sponsoring the measure along […]

  • PainKILLER: The Opioid Crisis

    The WREG team took an investigative look into the opioid crisis facing the United States, and how it affects Mid-South residents. Check out the special, “PainKILLER: The Opioid Crisis,” below. Part 1 Part 2

  • Man with mental illnesses missing after checking out of hospital

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities are searching for a missing 29-year-old man who was last seen three weeks ago when he was being taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Jimmie Smith, 29, was last seen Sept. 24 around 8:15 p.m. when the Memphis Fire Department was taking him to Regional One Hospital in an ambulance. Police said Smith checked himself out of the hospital, and he has not been seen or heard from since then. Smith suffers from mental illnesses […]

  • Manhunt Monday: Christmas-time murder growing cold, family desperate for suspect

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The trail is growing cold in a North Memphis murder case. Chandra Brazier is dealing with a pain that can’t be put into words — a pain so severe she can’t sleep most nights. “They will reap what they sow,” she said. In December 2018, her son, 28-year-old Marquez Brazier, was shot and left to die at Omar Robinson Avenue and Heard Street in North Memphis. It was only ten days before Christmas. It’s a horrible day […]

  • Investigators looking for cause of Medical District fire

    Fire investigators are looking into what caused a fire inside a local business early Monday morning.

  • Informed Sources October 12, 2019

    Check out WREG’s Informed Sources from October 12, 2019. Guests State Rep. Mark White Shelby County School Board member Stephanie Love Political analyst David Upton Topics Vaping-related health concerns Local school graduation rates Shots fired at Wolfchase Galleria Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

  • Poll: Who do you think won Thursday’s #MSGovDebate?

    Attorney General Jim Hood (D) and Lt. Governor Tate Reeves (R) faced off in their first debate.

  • 10-year-old located unharmed after being taken from school by non-custodial parent

    **UPDATE** MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police said 10-year-old Teyonna Yacole Woods was located unharmed. Police said around 6:45 p.m. that Woods was found unharmed. She was with her biological mother near Prescott, Arkansas. They did not say if any charges would be filed.   **ORIGINAL STORY** MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police have issued an endangered child alert after a 10-year-old was taken from school by her non-custodial parent. Teyonna Yacole Woods, 10, was picked up from Holmes Road Elementary School […]

  • Man charged with robbery after forcibly stealing $10 from grandmother’s undergarments

    SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — A 19-year-old man was arrested after allegedly assaulting his grandmother to steal $10 from her undergarments. Shelby County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the grandmother’s house in late August after she reported being assaulted and robbed by her grandson, 19-year-old Jared Otte. The woman told deputies she was in her home when Otte came inside and demanded she give him money. When she declined to give him the cash, Otte reportedly pushed her down on the bed, […]

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