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

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  • Covington police chief defends departmental decisions amid NAACP criticism

    COVINGTON, Tenn. — The new police chief in Covington and the city’s mayor are being criticized by the NAACP after two veteran assistant police chiefs were reassigned to patrol status. Police chief Larry Lindsey, who took over in September, is defending the move, calling it part of a restructuring plan for the department. Standing in the shadow of Livingston’s city hall, members of the NAACP took chief Lindsey to task for reassigning two assistant chiefs from ranking positions back to […]

  • Collierville man files lawsuit against Juul, parent companies

    A Collierville man has filed a class action lawsuit against electronic cigarette maker Juul and its parent companies Altria Group, Inc. and Phillip Morris USA, Inc.

  • Your Voice, Your Vote: Memphians gear up for important election day

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — In just one day, Memphis voters will select a mayor for the next four years, as well as 13 city council seats, a city court clerk and three municipal judges. A local sales tax referendum is also on the ballot. Voting machines have already been tested and delivered to precincts, but preparations for the big day are far from over. Officials are confident Thursday’s election will go off without a hitch. They said more than enough voting […]

  • Convicted murderer captured on roof of prison

    Authorities in Arkansas issued an alert after an inmate escaped from the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys.

  • Wynne Animal Rescue Shelter to close after city’s service complaints

    The shelter currently houses 110 dogs and 12 cats and is slated to close at the end of October.

  • Memphis Convention Center gutted with reopening a year away

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It’s full steam ahead on the modernization of the Memphis Convention Center, and plans are for the project to be fully completed next September in time for AutoZone’s national sales meeting. Make no mistake, there’s still a lot of work to be done before the Memphis Convention Center goes from “work zone” to an upscale meeting and exhibit space. Contractors started on the ground floor, knocking down walls and creating a more open concept. “We demolished the […]

  • Early voting numbers low with one week until election

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Next Thursday, voters in Memphis will decide who will fill some very important positions for the next four years — not only in the Memphis mayor’s office but for all 13 seats on the Memphis City Council, plus several more offices. Early voting continues through Saturday, but so far, turnout has been less than impressive, something that’s disappointing to voters at the polls Thursday. “I have studied the ballot,” Jennifer Vescovo said. “I always come in prepared […]

  • Woman charged after boy hit by car in Helena-West Helena

    Izetta Scott, 69, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injury.

  • Eleven 18-year-olds charged with inciting riot, vandalism after incident at youth facility

    The 11 18-year-olds involved in a disturbance at a youth development facility in Somerville have been identified, and they're all facing multiple charges.

  • Arkansas man accused of raping woman who has mental handicap

    POINSETT COUNTY, Ark. — A Poinsett County man is facing troubling accusations, charged with sexually assaulting a woman who has a mental handicap at a facility that is supposed to be a safe-haven for people with disabilities. According to Trumann Police, Stanley Smith of Tyronza allegedly raped the 29-year-old woman inside the kitchen of Focus, Inc., a facility for people with disabilities. Smith is now out on bond, and people in the area told WREG they were shocked when they […]

  • Germantown Middle student pepper sprayed at school, mother upset at school’s response

    GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — A 12-year-old student at Germantown Middle School was pepper sprayed by another student. The student who brought the pepper spray to school received an eight-day suspension, but Kalen Johnson’s face was left blistered. He described the situation as a nightmare, and his mother’s nightmare came when she learned how administration reacted to it. “There was this little pink bottle with like a safety clip on it, and I’m like, ‘She has pepper spray,'” Kalen Johnson said. That […]

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