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Jess Rollins

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Springfield, MO, United States

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Past articles by Jess:

Tennessee state Sen. Katrina Robinson found guilty of four counts in federal fraud trial

Jurors deliberated for more than 6 hours before reaching their verdict. → Read More

Video shown in court of Alvin Motley shooting at Kroger gas station in Memphis

Gregory Livingston, a security guard, is accused of shooting Motley following an argument over loud music. → Read More

Off-duty Memphis police officer killed in crash, driver detained

The officer was struck about 10:15 p.m. while driving outside the parking lot of Raines Station, according to a tweet from the Memphis Police Department. → Read More

Memphis airport to reopen Saturday at 3 p.m. after closing due to water problems

Airport officials say the water pressure issues that began Thursday night remain but temporary restroom facilities will be set up. → Read More

It’s a confusing time. Here are 3 ways The Commercial Appeal can help you make sense of it

Rarely before have local news reports been so actionable, so relevant to the decisions Memphians need to make about their health and safety. → Read More

Frayser churches team up to provide free food for children and gas cards for adults

The giveaway is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Aug. 27. → Read More

Memphis restaurateurs make bid to purchase Babalu Tapas & Tacos chain

Memphis-based restaurateurs have bid to purchase the Babalu Tapas & Tacos restaurant chain and its parent company, Eat Here Brands, LLC. → Read More

Corey Strong announces primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen

Corey Strong announced Friday that he would challenge U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen in the Democratic primary for the Ninth Congressional District. → Read More

Southaven Walmart shooting: Here's what we know about suspected shooter Martez Abram

What we know about John Abram, the suspected gunman who opened fire in a Southaven Walmart, Tuesday morning. Two were killed and a police officer was shot. → Read More

Lorenzen Wright's mother speaks after Sherra Wright pleads guilty

Lorenzen Wright's mother stood up and addressed Sherra Wright, who was sitting a few feet away from her, inside the bar in an orange jail uniform. → Read More

SCS Superintendent Joris Ray investigated after sexual harassment claims surfaced

Shelby County Schools launched an investigation several months ago into now-Superintendent Joris Ray after receiving allegations of misconduct with women. → Read More

1 dead in early morning shooting in Hickory Hill, police say

Officers responded to the scene in the 5600 block of Waterstone Oak Way at 5:34 a.m. → Read More

California man sentenced in conspiracy that brought pounds of meth to Springfield

Romulo Frank Delatorre, 37, of California, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole, according to a news release from the acting U.S. Attorney. → Read More

After national search, Springfield's new fire chief comes from within

Assistant Fire Chief David Pennington will become Springfield's fire chief on May 28. → Read More

Explosion reported at wood pellet company, local fire departments head toward Seymour

Chief Robert Talburt, of Logan-Rogersvile Fire Protection District, confirmed his department and several others were responding the fire. → Read More

Man charged in connection with quadruple homicide at Springfield hotel

A man has been charged with four counts of murder today — two months after police found three dead bodies and a fourth person seriously injured in a Springfield motel room. → Read More

Sheriff: Man killed in industrial accident

Investigation underway into death at Ridewell Suspensions → Read More

Rollins: It's been an honor to tell your stories

Columnist moving on to role behind scenes, coaching other writers → Read More

Rollins: Not a regular voter? We need to talk

You've got to live in this town and we'll all have to live with whoever gets elected → Read More

Rollins: Bucking national trend, I'll join VFW

It's a shame so few young vets sign up for groups like the VFW or the American Legion. → Read More