DeSoto County Adding More Tornado Sirens
Their goal is to make sure the county is as prepared as possible, that includes being able to warn every citizen of severe weather.
Boy Scouts to Accept Openly Gay Boys, Gay Adults Still Banned
The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.
Beale Street Club Owners Hope to Re-open Friday
Club 152, which was shut down last week by the District Attorney, expects to be back in business by this weekend, but it's up to a judge to decide.
DeSoto Co. Residents Urged to Report Flood Damage
Supervisors and first responders in DeSoto County are urging homeowners to report flood damage. How many reports they receive will determine whether the county gets state help for cleanup and recovery.
'Smoking' Alcohol a Dangerous New Trend
A new trend in the bar scene is 'smoking' alcohol, which involves your favorite hard liquor and dry ice.
Memphis Officers Named in Suspect's Fatal Shooting
The Memphis Police Department has released the names of two officers who shot and killed a suspect that ran them over with his car while trying to flee.
New State Birthday Requirements for Starting Pre-K, Kindergarten
The State of Tennessee has new birthday requirements for Pre-K and kindergarten enrollment for the 2013-14 school year.
Memphis Grizzlies Playoffs Game 3 to be Shown on Big Screen
If you don't have a ticket to Saturday's sold-out Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at FedExForum, you can still join in the excitement downtown and cheer on the Memphis Grizzlies.
Ark. Highway Officials Explore Toll on I-40
Arkansas highway officials are exploring the possibility of adding tolls on Interstate 40 between Little Rock and the Tennessee border as a way to pay for widening the congested highway.
Suspect Charged in Deadly Double Shooting
A domestic dispute in the Frayser area turned deadly Wednesday night, injuring one victim and killing a second.
Mid-South Giving Helping Hand to Oklahoma Tornado Victims
The Mid-South is stepping up to help those in need after the deadly Oklahoma tornado.
DeSoto County Parent Making Strides for Autism Support
Wayne Bartley has been a huge advocate for the work being done in DeSoto County. He says when his now 17-year-old son was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 there were fewer resources available, but that has changed over time.
Convicted Cop Killer Walks Free
A day after striking a plea deal, 38 year old Timothy McKinney walked out of 201 Poplar after spending more than a decade behind bars.
Mayor Wharton Announces New Bike Lane Project
The City of Memphis is embarking on a major initiative to make your bicycle ride even better.
Broad Avenue Receives Grant for Water Tower Depot Project
More positive changes are coming to the Broad Avenue Arts District in Memphis.
Mid-South Church Seeking Donations for Tornado Victims
Bottled water and diapers are among the biggest need for a Mid-South church headed to Oklahoma.
Unified Schools Budget Presented to County Commission
The budget for the soon-to-be merged Memphis and Shelby County school systems was presented to county commissioners for the first time Wednesday.
Scott Phillips to Take Over as Olive Branch's New Mayor
Long-serving mayor Sam Rikard did not run for re-election this year. Scott Phillips was voted into office during Tuesday's Republican run-off.
Southaven Residents Cleaning Up from Storm Damage
Southaven Mayor Greg Davis called a state of emergency during the worst point of the storm. People across the city reported flooding in their homes.
Memphis Police Officers Fired for Making Threats
Two officers have been terminated from the Memphis Police Department for making threats at their precinct.
Landers Center Serving as Oklahoma Relief Donation Drop
Landers Center in Southaven will serve as a drop-off location for Oklahoma Tornado Relief on both Wednesday and Thursday, May 22 & 23, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Olive Branch Elects New Mayor
Voters in Olive Branch have elected Assistant Fire Chief Scott Phillips as their new mayor.
West Memphis Gets $11M Grant for Port
West Memphis is to receive a $10.9 million grant to expand the city's port.
Musselwhite Wins GOP Bid for Southaven Mayor's Race
Darren Musselwhite is officially in the running as Southaven's next mayor after securing his candidacy in Tuesday night's Republican primary run-off election.
Taxpayer-Funded HARP Program Improved, but Far from Fixed
You paid for it: expensive, taxpayer-funded home renovations that left many homes in worse shape than before. ABC 24 News first exposed problems with the HARP program last fall. Memphis leaders promised to revamp its troubled home repair program as of April 1st. Now the question is whether the city kept that promise.
Councilman Seeks Temporary Emissions Exemption for Memphians
Memphis City Council jumped the first hurdle when it comes to Memphians getting out of emissions inspections.
State Offers Stern Warning to Memphis on City Spending
The Tennessee comptroller is warning the City of Memphis to straighten out its money mess. Right now the city is spending cash it doesn't have.
Ark. Treasurer Resigns amid Extortion Charges
Arkansas' state treasurer has resigned after federal prosecutors accused her of taking cash payments from a broker who handled a large amount of the state's investment portfolio.
Storm Shelters Should be Registered for Emergency Crews
The Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness is asking that residents register their storm shelters so emergency crews know where to look if homes collapse.
Mississippi Teen Warns of Dangers of Distracted Driving
Robyn Thomas was in a terrible car accident one year ago. She crashed into a tree while distracted by her cell phone. Now, she's hoping she can save others from making the same mistake.
Cop Killer to Be Released after Plea Deal
The killer of a Memphis police officer who's gone on trial three times will soon be a free man.
Local Opportunities to Help Oklahoma Relief Efforts
Several Mid-South business and charity organizations are calling for volunteers and donations to help relief efforts around Oklahoma City after the area was devastated by a massive tornado Monday.
Tempers Flare During County Commission Property Tax Talks
Tempers flared Monday night as Shelby County commissioners tried to set a new property tax rate.
Memphis Grizzlies Players Share Their Game Superstitions
What does a little piece of plastic on a shoe, or a bowl of pasta mean for members of the Memphis Grizzlies? Everything if it is game day.
More Tornadoes in Forecast for Central U.S. Tuesday
More severe weather is in the forecast for parts of the central United States already reeling from powerful tornadoes this week.
Contractors Booted from City's Embattled HARP Program
Six contractors have now been kicked out of the HARP program, a taxpayer-funded program meant to help low income and senior citizens renovate and repair their homes.
Tennessee Task Force One Deployed to Oklahoma
Members of Tennessee Task Force One are heading to Oklahoma to help in a massive search to find survivors after a deadly tornado hit the city of Moore Monday afternoon.
Phil Mickelson Commits to FedEx St. Jude Classic
The FedEx St. Jude Classic announced on Monday that “Lefty” - better known as Phil Mickelson - will play at TPC Southwind. Most experts consider Phil Mickelson to be among the top three golf names in the world.
Memphis Cancer Survivor Publishes National Study on Breast Reconstruction
Angelina Jolie's brave decision for a double mastectomy is causing many women to wonder what options are available for them. One Mid-South woman is using her voice on an international scale to let the world know there are options.
Kids Rescued from Rubble at Okla. Elementary
Several children have been pulled out of the rubble alive at a school in an Oklahoma City suburb.
County Commission to Review Unified Schools Budget
For the Unified School System, which starts August 1, Wednesday is a critical day. This is the week that's going to determine how much money the school system gets.
Southaven Mayor Running For Re-election In Midst of Legal Troubles
The Southaven mayor's civil trial over whether he misspent $170,000 taxpayer dollars was just continued until October. His criminal trial begins mid-August. In the midst of all this, Davis is running for re-election.
Battle of the Fans to Heat Up in NBA Western Finals
Memphis Grizzlies players and fans are all trying to rebound after Sunday's 105-82 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.
Committee Head Vies for More Road Repaving Funds
Memphis road conditions are the number one complaint received by city council members. They are currently so underfunded, they get only get repaved once every 60 years.
Large Funnel Cloud Touches Down near Oklahoma City
A mix of volunteers and first responders are combing through debris in an Oklahoma City suburb looking for survivors.
Missing Teen's Body Found in Ark. River
Authorities in northeast Arkansas say a body found in a river this weekend is that of a missing 14-year-old girl.
Body Found in North Memphis House Fire
Firefighters located the body of an adult male inside a north Memphis house fire early Monday morning.
Two Killed, Two Wounded in Sunday Shooting
Memphis police are investigating a shooting that left two injured and two dead Sunday night.
Animal Advocates Protest Recent Events at Memphis Animal Services
Problems at Memphis Animal Services have been well documented for years, but continuing problems prompted a peaceful demonstration Sunday in east Memphis.
Grizz Nation Heads South to Root On Team
It wasn't the outcome Grizz Nation had hoped for, but after a Game 1 defeat, fans that made the journey down were already looking ahead.
Man Charged With Murder of 15 year old
Memphis policed have charged 18 year-old Antwion Dowdy with First Degree Murder after they say he shot and killed a 15 year-old sitting in a car.
Two Dead, Two Injured in South Memphis Shooting
Police are investigating after multiple people were shot at a South Memphis Apartment Complex.
Exclusive Interview with Grizzlies Player Tony Allen's Mother
Grizz nation wants something to cheer about after that tough game one loss. So, how about an interview with the Grindfather's mom? Tony Allen's Mother is at his Memphis home.
Spurs Blow Past Grizzlies
San Antonio takes a 1-0 series lead.
Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner Arrested by FBI
Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner remains in custody in the Pulaski County Jail on a federal charge.
Mid-Southerners Purchase Powerball Tickets for $600M Jackpot
Mid-Southerners were hoping they were just six numbers away from becoming a multi-millionaire after the Powerball lottery soared to a record $600 million.
Westboro Baptist Church Picketers Leave Memphis "All Shook Up"
A group of singing Memphians ran a group of controversial picketers from a Kansas church right out of town.
Memphis Rappers Create Grizzlies Inspired Music
A few of our very own Memphis rappers are showing their support by creating their own Grizzlies-inspired theme songs.
Services, Memorial Fund Set for MATA Driver Killed in Accident
Funeral services and a memorial fund have been set for Chantel Sanders, the MATA driver who was killed in an accident on I-240 Tuesday morning.
Judge Ends Greg Davis' Civil Trial, to Reconvene in October
A Jackson, Mississippi judge abruptly ended the civil trial for Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, but it's not over. Judge Dewayne Thomas ended court early on Friday; the trial will reconvene in mid-October. Before that, Davis' lawyers presented their side of the case.
ABC Show "The Chew" to Feature Memphis Barbecue Contest
The smell of barbecue is wafting throughout downtown Memphis and the ABC hit daytime show "The Chew" got an inside look at the world championship contest from one of its biggest winners.
Beale St. Merchants Support Club 152 Owners despite Closure
The head of the Beale Street Merchants Association says he doesn't think Club 152 should have been shut down as a public nuisance.
Amber Alert Canceled for Sorelle Torrez
An AMBER Alert for 2-year-old Sorelle Torrez has been canceled.
Attempted Kidnapping Suspect Charged, Makes First Court Appearance
The man accused of trying to rob and kidnap an elderly woman at an east Memphis grocery store parking lot made his first court appearance Friday morning.
ABC 24 Cool School: The Excellence Academy
The Excellence Academy in Raleigh may be small with only 30 students, but it’s making a major impact in the community.
Grills Fire Up for Memphis in May BBQ Fest Kickoff
The best teams from around the world are in Tom Lee Park for the competition. It's considered the 'Super Bowl of Swine.'
Students Fight to Save Their Teachers' Jobs
The Unified School District now has an approved budget of $1.18 billion and it's $30 million in the red, even with $100 million in new cuts. Unified School Board members are talking about cutting at least 50 guidance counselor jobs. A lot of them work with poor and traumatized children.
Mayor Greg Davis Testifies, Defends City Spending in Civil Trial
Southaven Mayor Greg Davis took the stand Thursday in his civil trial, which reconvened Monday in Jackson, Mississippi.
Grizzlies Western Conference Playoff Tickets on Sale Saturday
The Grizzlies are storming into uncharted territory, giving Memphis something to believe in.
Club 152 on Beale Raided, Shut Down by District Attorney
Club 152 on Beale Street was shut down by the District Attorney's office Thursday afternoon, after an undercover operation revealed illicit drug sales by club employees.
Unified School Board Passes $1.18B Budget
The Unified School Board passed a $1.18 billion budget Thursday afternoon, with a slightly smaller shortfall than expected.
Suspected Attacker of Great-Grandmother in Custody
The man suspected of trying to kidnap an elderly woman in east Memphis has turned himself in to police.
Documents Say Ricin Suspect Evaded Authorities
Newly released documents say the man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Obama and others appeared to try to evade authorities just days before his arrest.
Founder of Corky's Barbecue, Donald Pelts, Passes Away
The founder of world-famous Corky's Ribs & BBQ, Donald Pelts, has passed away.
Unified Schools Plan Cutting at Least 97 Teachers
As the Memphis city school system is being phased out, the district is preparing to fire 97 teachers and is evaluating 46 others for possible termination.
Memphis Wins Playoff Series Against OKC
The Grizzlies are headed to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history.
Friends, Family Mourn Death of MATA Bus Driver
41-year-old MATAplus bus driver Chantel Sanders was killed in an accident Tuesday morning on I-240 near the South Parkway exit, leaving those who knew her in total shock.
Former Commissioner, Barbecue Mogul John Willingham Dies
Former Shelby County Commissioner and barbecue connoisseur John Willingham died Wednesday of congestive heart failure.
Fallen Officers Honored in Tipton County
Citizens and law enforcement from around the Mid-South joined together Wednesday for the Tipton County peace officer's memorial service.
City Clerk Testifies in Southaven Mayor's Civil Trial
In the civil trial of Southaven Mayor Greg Davis, now the judge has jumped in with is own questions. He asked the city clerk Wednesday about why Davis never turned in receipts.
Construction Debris, Trash and Goats Lead to Home's Nuisance Order
The Shelby County District Attorney just declared a family property in Frayser a nuisance.
Mayor Luttrell Calls for Higher Tax Increase to Balance Budget
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell already said he needs to raise taxes by 30 cents just to generate the same amount of money they got last year. But under his new budget plan, he needs even more money.
Five Charged with Illegal Dumping on City Lots
State and Memphis-area authorities say five people have been charged with illegal dumping of commercial refuse on city lots.
Man Indicted on Civil Rights Charges for Vandalizing Torah
A federal grand jury has indicted a Jackson, Tennessee man with violating the civil rights of students and faculty at a Memphis Hebrew school.
Suspect Wanted for Attempted Kidnapping of Elderly Woman
An east Memphis great-grandmother says she's lucky to be alive after she was nearly kidnapped Tuesday afternoon.
Records Show Widespread Problems Persist at Memphis Animal Shelter
It took months for the city to turn over Memphis Animal Shelter records that date back to last fall. After looking at them, it's no surprise there was a delay.
Unified School Board Considers Budget Amid Protests of Closures
Forget the scissors, when it comes to cutting the budget of the new Unified School System, the top administrator says you better grab the butcher knife.
Tennessee Weighs Tougher Blood Alcohol Standards for DUI
The federal government has a controversial new plan to save 1,000 lives a year with a "one drink" DUI.
Documentation Under Fire at Southaven Mayor's Civil Trial
In day two of the Southaven mayor's civil trial in Jackson, Mississippi, his lawyer spent the entire morning arguing that no wrongdoing had taken place. The state auditor has demanded that Mayor Greg Davis repay more than $170,000, money Davis is accused of spending on himself.
West Nile Cases Already Growing in Shelby County
According to the Shelby County Health Department, mosquitoes in Shelby County are carrying the West Nile Virus. Dozens of cases have already been reported so far this year.
Fear of Turf Wars after Carver Student Attacked by Rival School
A Carver High School student was beaten up by a group of Booker T. Washington High School students as he walked home. Carver students say this is why the two schools cannot merge.
Tax Increase Debatable for Restoring City Employee Pay Cuts
A Memphis City Council contract impasse group is recommending firefighters also get their 4.6 percent pay cut restored. Different committees have recommended the same thing for police and sanitation workers.
MATA Driver Killed in I-240 Accident
The driver of a MATAplus bus was killed Tuesday morning in an accident involving a cement truck on I-240 in midtown Memphis.
Enforcer for Memphis Drug Ring Sentenced to Life
A gang member convicted of working as an enforcer for a violent Memphis-based drug ring with ties to Mexican cartels will spend the rest of his life in prison.
Parking Prices Spike Hours before Grizzlies Playoffs Game
Grizzlies playoff games and Memphis in May equals big money in parking fees.
Ready To Fly? New Airline in Mid-South Skies
Ready to get away? A week after Southwest Airlines said it was coming to town, another air service is launching in the Mid-South.
Head Vet at Memphis Animal Shelter Cited for Cruelty, Incompetence
There's more trouble at the Memphis Animal Shelter, and this time it involves the lead veterinarian. The woman who is supposed to be in charge of the health and safety of the animals, is now accused of letting a dog suffer in pain without giving it proper medical attention.
National Spotlight Shines on Grizzlies
According to one national sportswriter, the Memphis Grizzlies have emerged as one of the favorites to make the NBA Finals. That means a much brighter spotlight on our hometown team.
Memphis Firefighter Arrested, Charged with Animal Cruelty
A Memphis firefighter is off the job and facing animal cruelty charges.
Teacher Test Fraud Ringleader Sentenced to 7 Years
A longtime Memphis educator will spend seven years in federal prison for leading a 15-year scheme to help Mid-South teachers cheat on qualification exams.
Auditor Testifies at Southaven Mayor's Civil Trial
Lawyers were back at it in Jackson as Southaven Mayor Greg Davis' civil trial reconvened Monday.
Commissioner Presents Options for $35M Schools Budget
The rocky road to merging Memphis and Shelby County schools is about to hit its biggest pothole. A proposed budget is out, and it shows schools will need an additional $35 million from county taxpayers to produce a balanced budget.
Abandoned Backpack Prompts Bomb Scare at Oak Court Mall
Parts of the Oak Court Mall were evacuated Monday afternoon after reports of a suspicious package.
Memphis Parents Scrambling for Pre-K Alternatives
The City of Memphis is fighting to keep Pre-K programs in city schools. Because of recent federal budget cuts, the program is being slashed in many schools.
Governor Haslam Vetos 'Ag Gag' Bill
Gov. Bill Haslam has vetoed a bill that would require images documenting animal abuse to be turned over to law enforcement within 48 hours.
Memphis Police Investigating Fatal Shooting in Raleigh Neighborhood
A victim was found dead in his vehicle after a shooting in a Raleigh neighborhood early Sunday morning.
Suspects Shoot Guard, Rob Buffet Restaurant in Raleigh
Memphis police are searching for two suspects that shot a security guard and robbed the manager of a Chinese buffet restaurant Sunday night.
Bodies of Man, Woman Found in Parked Car
The TBI is investigating two deaths in West Tennessee as a murder-suicide.
Cordova Crash Survivor Promotes Motorcycle Awareness Month
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month and several states, including Tennessee, use this month to educate motorists.
Grizzlies Fans Pack the Grindhouse for Game 3 Against OKC
Thousands of Grizzlies fans packed FedExForum for game three. It was a sell out!
Grizzlies Take Series Lead Over Thunder
Oklahoma City forward Kevin Durant led all scorers with 25 points, and all rebounders with 11 boards.
New Study: Texting More Dangerous than Drinking and Driving for Teens
According to a new study, texting and driving for teens is now more dangerous than drinking and driving.
Former Substitute Teacher Charged with Rape
A former substitute teacher in DeSoto County has been charged with statutory rape.
Former Officer Speaks Out after Facebook Threats, Arrest
A former West Tennessee Police officer is offering an apology after he went on a rant and made a series of threats on Facebook.
Former Memphis Officer Indicted for Deadly Crash
A former Memphis police officer who killed two people and severely injured a third in a car accident last August has been indicted by a grand jury.
School Head to Present "Reasonable" Unified Schools Budget
The interim head of Memphis City Schools says he's ready to let everybody know how much money the Unified School System will need. Dorsey Hopson says the budget will be given to Shelby County Commissioners next week.
NBA Fans From Overseas Visit Memphis
Less than 24 hours from the first home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder and fans are ready.
Annual Greek Festival Underway in Highland Heights
The damp weather isn't dampening spirits at the 55th Annual Greek Festival.
Restaurants Stocking up For Big Grizzlies Business
They bring more than $200 million of economic development to the city of Memphis every year, and that's before the playoffs.
Mississippi River Expected to Stay Below Flood Stage in Memphis
The Mid-South is facing some flooding, but forecasters say it's normal this time of year.
Southaven Mayor's Civil Trial to Reconvene
Next week is a big one for Southaven Mayor Greg Davis. That is when we expect to finally have a concrete answer on whether the mayor misspent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars.
Restored City Pay Cuts would Likely Lead to Historic Tax Increase
The head of the Memphis City Council Budget Committee is telling you to keep an eye on city hall, and your money. Councilman Jim Strickland says with all these impasse committees agreeing to restore the 4.6 percent pay cut to city employees, there's only one way the city can afford to do it - raise your taxes.
Suspects Wanted for Southwest Memphis Store Robbery
Memphis police are searching for three suspects who robbed a convenience store at gunpoint Monday night.
ABC 24 Cool School: Alcy Elementary School
Alcy Elementary School in south Memphis is very impressive. From academics to the arts, teachers there weave fun into their everyday lessons.
Memphis Man Found Guilty of Assaulting Officer
A Memphis, Tenn., man faces up to 30 years in prison after his conviction in DeSoto County of assaulting a Southaven police officer.
Teen Shooting Victim's Relatives Charged for Threats
Three relatives of Memphis teenager who was shot to death are facing assault charges for threatening the people they thought had shot the boy.
South Cordova Group Continues Push to Leave Memphis
Months after they say they were surprised to be annexed into Memphis, a growing number of South Cordova residents say they're fed up and want to de-annex.
Tennessee Offers Teacher Bonuses to Recruit Talent
Bad schools need better teachers. At least that's the idea behind a plan to pay big bonuses to good teachers to work at the worst performing schools in Memphis.
In-Depth with Memphis Tiger D.J. Stephens (Part 2)
Former Tigers standout D.J. Stephens is dealing with life after the University of Memphis. He and his girlfriend Stacie Payne are expecting a child in September, and with them in mind he's working on his lifelong dream of playing in the NBA.
State Takeover Means Service Gap for Vehicle Inspections
We've gone through an awful lot when it comes down to these inspection stations, but wait until you hear what's going to be happening soon.
Fallen Heroes Memorial Honors Memphis Officer
The annual Fallen Heroes Service at Memorial Park honored Memphis police officer, Martoiya Lang. The mother of four was killed in the line of duty in December 2012.
Memphis Grizzlies Playoffs Games the Hottest Tickets in Town
The first Memphis Grizzlies home game in the NBA Western Conference Semi-Finals sold out within minutes. That doesn't mean you can't get in FedExForum, but it will cost you.
Family of Murdered Clarksdale Politician Wants FBI to Investigate
Marco McMillian's family isn't convinced Lawrence Reed is the only killer. They're pleading with the Coahoma County Sheriff's Office to dig deeper.
Victim Killed in Attempted Robbery
Memphis police are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred in Orange Mound Wednesday night.
Mayor Questions Non-Profit in Charge of Beale St. Landing
With the Beale Street Landing project long overdue and over budget, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton said Wednesday it's time to take a closer look at the non-profit in charge.
In-Depth with Memphis Tiger D.J. Stephens (Part 1)
Tigers forward D.J. Stephens will graduate from the University of Memphis on Sunday, but his education doesn't stop there. In terms of becoming a father, it has just begun.
Small Victory for Memphis Sanitation Workers
There was a small victory for the union that represents the sanitation workers, but it will be a long time before any city employees could see their salaries restored.
Meet The Grizz Girls Dance Team
The Grizz Girls dance team is getting ready for Saturday's big game, and offered a sneak peek at what goes into their performances.
Mayor Talks Moving MPD Headquarters from 201 Poplar
For decades MPD's top brass have operated out of 201 Poplar. The department pays a high price tag for those offices. The city rents the space for over a million dollars a year. However, all that could be soon be changing.
Southaven's Top Two Republicans in Runoff for Mayor's Race
Southaven's Republican candidate for mayor will either be a police officer or a local insurance agent.
Sheriff Oldham to Examine Deputy Escort Practices
Wednesday, Shelby County Commissioners wanted answers from Sheriff Bill Oldham on deputy escorts for special events on your dime.
Lawmakers Pushing for Cordova De-Annexation
State lawmakers are trying to make Cordova its own city, as a grassroots effort from citizens grows to de-annex from Memphis.
Grizzlies Drop Thunder 99-93
Mike Conley scored 26 points, Marc Gasol added 24 points and the Memphis Grizzlies used a late run to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 99-93 on Tuesday and even the Western Conference semifinals at one game.
New Law to Change Civil Forfeiture Procedures
Imagine getting pulled over by police, having your cash taken by an officer, and never being charged with a crime. It's legal and it happens more than you think across the state of Tennessee, but a new law is supposed to stop it from happening to innocent people.
Memphis In May Yields To Memphis in Mud
Memphis In May left downtown Memphis in mud. Tom Lee Park, the site of last weekend's Beale Street Music Festival, is trashed. Big crowds, mixed with rain made for a mighty mess along the mighty Mississippi.
Incumbent Mayor Defeated in Horn Lake Primary Election
Allen Latimer has defeated incumbent Horn Lake Mayor Nat Baker in Tuesday's primary.
Southaven GOP Mayoral Candidates to Face Runoff Election
It's uncertain who will challenge incumbent Greg Davis as Southaven's next mayor since there was no clear winner in Tuesday's primary election.
Olive Branch to Hold Runoff Election for Mayor
A runoff mayoral election will be held in Olive Branch after none of the five candidates secured a majority of the votes in Tuesday's primary.
Chip Johnson Re-Elected as Hernando Mayor
Incumbent Chip Johnson has been re-elected as Mayor of Hernando, securing 67 percent of the vote during Tuesday's primary election.
Commissioner Questions Cost of Sheriff Escorts
At least one Shelby County Commissioner is calling for an end to the sheriff's special traffic escorts for rolling parties and social events.
West Memphis Three's Damien Echols Releases Book 'Life After Death'
Two days after the 20 year anniversary of the murders of three boys in West Memphis, Arkansas, one of the men convicted of killing them released his life story.
Southwest Now Offering Low Fares at Memphis International
The long drives to Little Rock or Nashville to get cheaper airfares could be over for Memphis travelers.
Beale Street Landing to Likely Open without Restaurant
With delay after delay, Beale Street Landing has carried a huge price tag for taxpayers. Investors for the restaurant, including the head of the Memphis tourism industry, just pulled out. Despite that, they say they still believe in the project.
Memphis Police Budget under Scrutiny by City Council
For the first time in years people started talking about cutting the Memphis Police Department's budget; it's something that was unheard of years ago.
Sovereign Citizen Convicted for Rental Scam
A self-proclaimed sovereign citizen has pleaded guilty to taking possession of government-owned properties in Memphis and renting out the homes for profit.
Mississippi High Court Blocks Manning Execution
The Mississippi Supreme Court has blocked the execution of Willie Jerome Manning, which had been scheduled for Tuesday evening.
Pedestrian Killed in Memphis Train Accident
A Memphis man was killed after he has hit by a train Tuesday afternoon.
You Paid For It: Sheriff Escorts Costing Taxpayers Thousands
Maybe you have a couple of parties to go to and think a motorcycle escort would be nice. Call the Shelby County Sheriff, because with the right connections, you just might get one. But, it will come at the expense of and danger to all the other taxpayers in Shelby County.
Endangered Child Alert Canceled for Ronald Flanigan
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has canceled an Endangered Child Alert for 5-month-old Ronald Flanigan after he was found safe in Memphis.
Southwest Airlines Opens Flights From Memphis
How does a $153 round-trip ticket from Memphis to Florida sound? Southwest Airlines is now booking tickets out of Memphis, with service set to start in early November.
Body of Missing Lafayette Teen Found in River
The body of a missing teen from Lafayette County was found Monday afternoon in the Yocona River, authorities stated.
Voters Confused by Bigamist, Alderman Candidate with Same Name
Self confessed bigamist and former Oakland, Tennessee mayor Scott Ferguson is back in the spotlight - at least his name is. There's another Scott Ferguson running for Alderman in Southaven, Mississippi, and he's hoping voters can keep it all straight.
Social Media Rallies Help for Tennessee Soldier
Social media came to the rescue after a Tennessee soldier deployed to Afghanistan issued a call for help online. His pregnant wife needed assistance removing massive piles of storm debris from their front yard, and the response was overwhelming.
Helena Inmates Transported to Other Cities after Jail Closes
The jail in Helena, Arkansas closed last week after years of problems. It could be months before the town has a solution for reopening it.
Helena Plans Big Memorial Day Civil War Re-Enactment
The town holds a replica of Ft. Curtis where the Battle of Helena took place in 1863. This year for the first time, the city is bringing that history to life with a full scale re-enactment.
Plea Deal Struck in Panola Co. Hit & Run Murder
A Panola County teen charged with intentionally running over and killing a 61-year-old man last July has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
Memphis Police Union Claims Conflict with Council Attorney
In the ongoing fight between the Memphis Police Union and the City of Memphis, the union has now filed an ethics complaint against city council lawyer, Allan Wade.
Justin Timberlake to Perform at FedExForum November 18
Justin Timberlake is returning to his hometown as part of 'The 20/20 Experience World Tour', his first in six years.
Brother Charged with Deadly Orange Mound Shooting
Memphis police have charged the brother of a teen shooting victim with his murder.
New Plans in the Works for Beale Street
A new plan for the future of Beale Street includes promoting the history of the community and possibly introducing more early blues music.
Thunder Edge Grizzlies 93-91 In Game 1
Durant explodes and leads OKC with 35 points.
Memphis Officer Indicted on Multiple Rape Charges
The Memphis officer accused of raping a woman he met on Beale Street while off duty has been indicted by a grand jury.
Grizzlies Advance With 118-105 Win Over Clippers
Grizz get 23 points from Conley and Randolph. Thunder next for the Grizzlies.
Soggy Friday Adds To Weather Woes
It was a soggy first Friday in May as Memphis residents braved chilly temperatures and a constant rain.
Fallen Mid-South Officers Honored at Memorial Service
Dozens of Mid-Southerners paused Friday to remember the officers who have given their lives to protect their cities. The Memphis police memorial service honored more than 60 law enforcement officers across the Mid-South killed in the line of duty.
City Rallies behind Memphis Grizzlies for Game 6
With the possibility of clinching the first round of playoffs Friday night, the entire town has turned into Grizz Nation.
Music Fest Opens with Wet and Cold Weather, Fans Don't Mind
As bands were getting ready to take the stage for the next three days, fans were gearing up for a wet weekend. Out-of-towners say they'll have fun in spite the weather.
Mississippi River Levels Being Monitored
The Shelby County Office of Preparedness is closely monitoring Mississippi River levels as it's expected to approach flood stage next week.
Autopsy Completed for Murdered Clarksdale Politician
The Medical Examiner has released the autopsy report for Clarksdale, Mississippi mayoral candidate Marco McMillian.
Impasse Committee Votes to Restore Police Pay Cut
A Memphis City Council contract impasse committee has voted against Mayor A C Wharton's administration and approved restoring the 4.6 percent pay cut for police.
More Rain Coming as Soggy Spring Slogs On
A damp weekend is on tap for Tennessee, which is already slogging through a very wet spring from Memphis to Bristol.
Agents Involved in Adam Mayes Search Being Honored
Law enforcement agents from Tennessee and Mississippi are being honored in Washington for their work during last year's intense search for a man accused of kidnapping two sisters.
Suspects Wanted in Counterfeit Check Ring
Authorities in Mississippi need help identifying two suspects involved in a counterfeit check cashing ring.
ABC 24 Cool School: Lewisburg Primary School
At Lewisburg Primary School in Olive Branch, Mississippi the mission is clearly defined: to help students grow academically, as well as socially.
Janis Fullilove's 911 Call from Domestic Incident
Memphis police have released last year's 911 call made by Councilwoman Janis Fullilove. After police arrived at the house last August, both Fullilove and her husband were arrested on domestic violence charges.
FBI Searches Another Home in Ricin Investigation
Federal agents spent the day at a home in North Tupelo Thursday, with an FBI official saying the raid was part of the ongoing ricin-laced letter investigation.
Commissioner Steve Mulroy Donates Kidney
A Shelby County commissioner is recovering after giving a complete stranger a second chance at life.
Superintendent Addresses Potential 'Turf War' with Merger
The interim superintendent is concerned about student safety versus saving a dollar when it comes to the decision of whether to close 11 Memphis schools.
Football Coach Suspended at White Station High School
The head football coach at White Station High School has been suspended over accusations he physically disciplined a player.
Get a Sneak Peek at ABC 24's New Building
Isn't it about time somebody shook things up a bit? ABC 24 has big changes in store with a new high definition building.
Ricin Case Bound Over to Grand Jury
The Mississippi man accused of sending ricin-laced letters to President Obama, a U.S. Senator and Mississippi judge will be held as the case is bound over to a grand jury.
Germantown Considers Property Tax Hike
If you own a home in the Mid-South, it's that time of year again. Re-appraisals are in the mail, if not already in your mailbox. In one Shelby County suburb, there could be sticker shock.
Information Needed in Hickory Hill Murder
Memphis homicide detectives need the public's help to solve the murder of a young woman in her Hickory Hill home.
Mental Evaluation Ordered for Germantown Murder Suspect
Friends of a murdered Mid-South teacher say they want her husband to never forget what happened.
Shelby Deputies Arrest Man in House Squatting Case
Shelby County sheriff's deputies have arrested a man charged in a house squatting case.
Fear of Gang Wars if Memphis High Schools Merge
The Unified School Board wants to merge George Washington Carver High School and Booker T. Washington High School to save money, but some students warn that will put their education, even their lives, at risk.
Hazmat Spill on I-55 in Downtown Memphis
Hazmat crews worked through the night Wednesday after an overturned tractor trailer spilled a nitrate solution in downtown Memphis.
Accused Squatter Back In Jail After Courtroom Chaos
Out of jail for less than two weeks, the accused east Memphis squatter is back behind bars after causing a commotion in a Shelby County courtroom Wednesday morning.
Trolley Service for Beale Street Music Festival
MATA is extending its downtown trolley service hours for the three-day Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, which starts this Friday.
Parents Frustrated with Lack of School Board Progress
Tuesday was a marathon of a meeting; they actually got a few things done. But perhaps the toughest thing this board dealt with was realizing the public opinion that they're messing this merger up big time.
Former Dr. Randeep Mann Resentenced to Life in Prison
A former Russellville doctor convicted of plotting a bombing that nearly killed the head of the Arkansas medical board has again been sentenced to life in prison.
DeSoto Schools Cancel Redistricting Plans
DeSoto County Schools has decided to cancel plans to change district lines, the school board announced Wednesday.
Private Investigator Aids Family of Holly Bobo
The brother of a young West Tennessee nursing student who was last seen walking into the woods with a man two years ago says he has been maligned.
Suspect Sought in Deadly South Memphis Shooting
The suspect who shot an killed a man in south Memphis early Wednesday morning is still at large.
Amber Alert Canceled for Jashayla Markayia Hopson
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has canceled a statewide Amber Alert for 6-year-old Jashayla Markayia Hopson, who was located Wednesday afternoon.
Unified School Board Stops Superintendent Search
The unified board of the Memphis and Shelby County schools has suspended its superintendent search.