Mike Suriani is a multi-media journalist for News Channel 3.

Recent Articles
  • Royal Furniture moving after downtown building purchased by New York developer

    A New York-based developer has purchased a downtown landmark, the Royal Furniture building at 122 S. Main St., the Downtown Memphis Commission said.

  • Arkansas approves 32 medical marijuana dispensaries in state

    ARKANSAS — In a unanimous vote Thursday, the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission approved the selection of 32 companies out of nearly 200 applicants to be licensed to sell medical marijuana in the state. “I’m hoping the medical marijuana does help with the pain and being able to sleep,” said one woman hoping to take advantage of the new law. “That’s the only reason I want it.” The woman, a patient at Arkansas Progressive Medicine in Jonesboro traveled to the state […]

  • Man claims center to help low-income people delayed by damage from trucks

    Donnie Wheeler, director of Refuge Memphis, says he can't open a center to help low-income people on Austin Peay Highway until the damage is repaired.

  • Neatly stacked tires that became eyesore, mystery in North Shelby County removed

    SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Dozens of used tires that were stacked in front of a vacant business at the intersection of Austin Peay and Mudville Road in North Shelby County are gone. Neatly arranged near the intersection, the tires had become both an eyesore and a mystery for people passing by. “Every day for the last 12 years, I’ve been driving down this road,” said Brenda Roach, who lives in Brighton, Tennessee. “For the last few months, I noticed all […]

  • Arkansas 8-year-old gifted new hunting gear to replace his stolen gear

    FORREST CITY, Ark. — Just before Christmas, an 8-year-old boy lost all his hunting gear to thieves, and he’s now finding out that good people outweigh the bad in the world. Jayce Collum was devastated when his gear was stolen in December, but now people have been sending him hunting gear to replace his that was stolen. “Buckmaster sent a whole group of things—clothes, hats, t-shirts, hoodies—you know, just to get him started back,” his mother Kristen Shepherd said. The […]

  • Family claims wrongful eviction from Southeast Memphis apartment

    A family that just moved to Memphis from Chicago was evicted Thursday after their landlord claimed they haven't paid rent.

  • Tennessee family says dogs were intentionally poisoned, killed

    LAKE COUNTY, Tenn. — A Tennessee family is grieving after someone allegedly poisoned their pet dogs Wednesday night in the rural area of Lake County. “We have to have our dogs cremated because we can’t have them back,” said Tammy Leland, an owner of the poisoned dogs. “We can’t bury them.” Leland said someone tossed food out along Highway 22 near Cates Landing Circle. “It’s intentional,” she said. “This was intentional. They laced the food, dropped it in front of […]

  • Three men charged with capital murder of Arkansas man

    MARIANNA, Ark. — Three people have now been charged with murder in the shooting death of Carlos Sanders, who was killed on Dec. 9 in his own front yard. Police took the last man, Tyler Moody, into custody Wednesday. Sanders’ family said these arrests give them some closure, but their loved one can never be replaced. “I’m just glad they got them,” Rhonda Cheers, the victim’s sister, said. “He wasn’t a bad person. He got along with a lot of folks. […]

  • NAACP threatens legal action in Memphis City Council appointment controversy

    "We are concerned that there is an attempt to put a person in district one who may not understand the needs of the community that he or she will represent," said Deidre Malone, president of the Memphis branch NAACP.

  • Lauderdale Community Hospital employees waiting weeks for paycheck

    WREG received several emails from employees concerned about what's going on at the facility, which is about 60 miles north of Memphis. It turns out Lauderdale Community Hospital has some big money problems.

  • Fire destroys family’s home in Atoka

    Part of Highway 51 in Atoka was shutdown as first responders battled a house fire on Wednesday.