Bria Jones, WREG News Channel 3

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Memphis, TN, United States

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Marion man charged with human trafficking, sextortion

MARION, Ark. — A Marion man is now facing serious charges including nine counts of sexual extortion and human trafficking following a two-week investigation. The detectives told WREG after receiving a tip a few weeks ago, they worked around the clock until the victim was safe. A two-week investigation landed a man, 50-year-old Lance Laurent […] → Read More

Mulroy announces Shelby County Justice Review Unit

The new Shelby County Justice Review Unit is "open for business," and is already taking requests to review cases, District Attorney Steve Mulroy announced Thursday. → Read More

1 dead, 1 hurt in West Memphis dog attacks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man was killed and a woman badly injured by a pack of dogs in two separate attacks in West Memphis, Arkansas. West Memphis police said around 1 a.m. on Nov. 8, officers found a man in a ditch who told them he’d been attacked by a pack of dogs as he […] → Read More

Father charged after 3-year-old boy injured in accidental shooting

An earlier version of this story reported that the child had died. We apologize for the error. MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A 3-year-old boy was rushed to Le Bonheur Children‘s Hospital Monday afternoon after showing up at a fire station in the airport area. Memphis police said the young shooting victim was brought to the fire […] → Read More

Mississippi teen killed in Parkway Village shooting, family says

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– A family is seeking justice and answers after a 16-year-old girl from Mississippi was shot and killed in Parkway Village Monday night. Takiyah Nelson’s sweet smile is one her family will never forget. “Every time I wake up I just see her face,” said her mother Diane Nelson. “That was my baby so […] → Read More

12-year-old critical after shooting at airport area hotel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A child was sent to the hospital after a shooting at a hotel in the airport area Wednesday afternoon. Officers responded to the shooting at the Airport Inn hotel in the 1400 block of East Brooks Road. Police say a 12-year-old was shot in the stomach and transported to Le Bonheur Children’s […] → Read More

4 civilians, 1 firefighter treated after carbon monoxide leak at Midtown apartments

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Hundreds of people were forced to evacuate a Midtown apartment building after a carbon monoxide leak Tuesday afternoon. The Memphis Fire Department said the carbon monoxide leak at the Venue Apartment at the corner of Lamar and Central was caused by work on a boiler. “It was a carbon monoxide leak. It has […] → Read More

Three in custody after shots fired at Whitehaven police station

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shots were fired at a Memphis Police officer outside the Raines Station in Whitehaven, and three people are in custody, police said Friday. No injuries were reported. We saw police focusing on a gray car stopped in the entryway to the police station on Raines between Auburn and Orleans. MPD says charges are pending against the three people in custody. → Read More

Fans reflect on Young Dolph’s legacy one year after his death

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Fans are remembering the life and legacy of Memphis rapper Young Dolph on the one-year anniversary of his death. Many will never forget when and where they were when images of Young Dolph’s camouflage Corvette being towed away from outside Makeda’s Cookies on Airways flooded social media. Young Dolph, whose real name was […] → Read More

Young Dolph murder suspect releases song ‘No Statements’ from jail

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of Memphis rap star Young Dolph's death, a new song is letting people inside the mind of Justin Johnson, one of his accused killers. → Read More

Arkansas fire chief fired over ‘inappropriate’ use of emojis

MARKED TREE, Ark. (WREG) — A Mid-South fire chief said he was terminated after less than 10 months on the job for inappropriate use of emojis. Allen hicks, the now former fire chief of Marked Tree, Arkansas, says he was wrongfully terminated after reacting to a costume meme that uses offensive and profane language to […] → Read More

Who is Hernandez Govan? Details revealed about new Young Dolph murder suspect

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — WREG is learning more about the man authorities believe ordered Memphis rapper Young Dolph’s killing. Images of the now infamous white Mercedes Memphis Police say was the getaway car used in Young Dolph’s murder at Makeda’s Cookies have been viewed by millions. The car was found outside an abandoned home on Bradley […] → Read More

Third suspect indicted in Young Dolph’s death

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A third suspect has been indicted in connection with the death of Memphis rapper Young Dolph. 43-year-old Hernandez Govan was indicted by a grand jury Thursday. He was indicted for first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. The indictment lists the victims as Dolph, whose real name […] → Read More

Arkansas voters split on recreational marijuana decision

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark.– Could Arkansas legalize recreational marijuana? That was the big question Tuesday night. Issue 4 has been a hot-button topic since Arkansas legalized medical marijuana in 2016. So far, the polls show 57 percent of voters are against the statewide proposal to legalize marijuana with almost 43 percent for the issue. However, in Crittenden County, […] → Read More

Two try to unseat McClendon as West Memphis mayor

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — Voters in West Memphis will decide who will be the city’s next mayor Tuesday. Incumbent Mayor Marco McClendon, who was elected in 2019, is being challenged by two other candidates, who also are in city government. Current City Council member Wayne Croom and City Clerk James Pulliam are looking to unseat […] → Read More

Toddler killed, adult injured in North Memphis shooting; suspect in custody

MEMPHIS, Tenn — A woman is in custody after a North Memphis that killed a toddler and injured another woman. Police say the shooting happened on Breedlove Street near Chicago Avenue. According to police, an 18-month-old girl was pronounced dead. A woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Memphis Police said the suspect […] → Read More

‘Empowered and confident’: More women seek self-defense training after Eliza Fletcher’s killing

A Crosstown fitness instructor says hundreds of women have reached out to him for self-defense tips after the kidnapping and killing of beloved mother and teacher Eliza Fletcher. → Read More

Woman hit by truck during West Memphis police chase

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A woman is injured after she was hit by a semi-truck during a police chase on I-40 in West Memphis Tuesday afternoon. At 12:16 p.m., the Arkansas Department of Transportation reported an accident involving a vehicle and pedestrian at the split between I-40 and I-55. The accident was blocking the shoulder. […] → Read More

6 killed, at least 11 injured over Halloween weekend

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Six people were killed and at least 11 people were injured in Memphis over Halloween weekend. “Who passed the law to let everybody have guns. The one who did that, that’s who I blame,” said the father of one of the victims. It’s a nightmare that’s turned into horror on the streets of […] → Read More

Joe Brown stirs controversy with comment on women leaders

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Controversy is brewing over what some are calling misogynistic and inappropriate comments made by former TV judge Joe Brown during a campaign forum for the 2023 Memphis mayoral race. Brown, who attended a forum Thursday night hosted by the Shelby County Young Democrats along with fellow candidates, former Shelby County Commissioner Van […] → Read More