Alex Coleman, WREG News Channel 3

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WREG News Channel 3

Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Alex:

Witnesses testify in trial for accused gunman in Southaven Walmart shooting

Emotional testimony was underway Tuesday in the case of Martez Abram, the accused gunman in the fatal Walmart shooting that left two people dead in Southaven in 2019. → Read More

MemFeast organizers prepare to feed thousands on Thanksgiving

As many of you prepare your Thanksgiving Day dinner, Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church, the City of Memphis, along with other churches are making finals preps for MemFeast 2022. → Read More

Truck drivers disappointed with police response to break-ins

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Truck cargo theft is on the rise and drivers say they’re being targeted by thieves. Life on the road for truckers got scary Tuesday morning as drivers were parked and waiting to be offloaded along BF Goodrich Boulevard near the Sysco warehouse. Craig and Tam Stevenson, a husband-and-wife trucking team, got a rude awakening when […] → Read More

COGIC Evangelist Louise D. Patterson dies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Church of God in Christ and the Memphis faith-based community are mourning the passing of Evangelist Louise D. Patterson. COGIC leaders tell WREG Patterson passed away Sunday. She was the President and CEO of Bountiful Blessings, Incorporated. Patterson was also the widow of COGIC Presiding Bishop GE Patterson. Reactions are pouring […] → Read More

1,200 Angel Tree kids still need help this Christmas

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program kicked off weeks ago for underprivileged children and seniors in Memphis, but hundreds of angels ages 12 and younger have not been adopted to receive Christmas gifts. The generosity of Memphis and the Mid-South is needed now more so than ever. Major Mark […] → Read More

“We didn’t want it to end that way:” Makeda’s owners talk reopening one year after Young Dolph’s murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One year ago, the deadly shooting of superstar rapper Young Dolph sent shockwaves throughout the music world and here in Memphis. So, imagine the feelings of the owners of the store where gunmen took his life while he was there to buy his favorite cookies. At Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies on Airways […] → Read More

MacKenzie Scott donates part of fortune to Memphis groups

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott announced she's donated $2 billion to hundreds of groups over the last seven months, and some Memphis organizations are on the receiving end of some of it. → Read More

Remembering Memphis rapper Young Dolph a year after death

On the one-year anniversary of Young Dolph's death, many fans remember the superstar rapper from Memphis for his music and lyrics, but those who knew him best say there was also another side of the musician. → Read More

‘He was so influential’: Boo Mitchell shares memories of Young Dolph, his legacy

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Chances are if you’re a Memphis music fan, you probably remember where you were and what you were doing one year ago today when word got out that rap superstar Young Dolph had been killed. November 17, 2021, is a day many, including Grammy award-winning producer and engineer Boo Mitchell, say they’ll never […] → Read More

Young Dolph’s death put violent crime in Memphis back in the spotlight, DA says

One year ago, today the music world found out that Rap superstar Young had died in a shooting in Memphis and it was a day the Shelby County District Attorney General says put the city's violent crime problem back in the spotlight. → Read More

One year later: DA says Young Dolph investigation remains top priority

One year after the murder of rapper Young Dolph rocked the city of Memphis and the music world, the Shelby County District Attorney General says the investigation into the deadly shooting is still a top priority for his office. → Read More

“A heart of giving:” Young Dolph’s sister says family is coping through Day of Service

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A year after rapper Young Dolph was gunned down, the city of Memphis will remember his life with charitable acts of service. Carlisa Brown, the rapper’s sister, says it has been a difficult year. “We all have our days. Coming from the most terrible day in our lives, we are all just […] → Read More

How veterans fight battles of life after service

As Memphis and the Mid-South pause to honor our veterans and their sacrifices, many of our brave men and women are still fighting internal battles here on U.S. soil. WREG’s Alex Coleman has one soldier’s story of hope and healing those in need, and questions why, as a […] → Read More

Memphis organization serves veterans in need

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Many of the nation’s men and women have returned after military service and war, but many face the daunting challenge of recovery from substance abuse, homelessness, and a possible life with a disability. WREG talks with the Alpha Omega Veterans Services of Memphis, which is helping veterans help themselves. In Memphis, just […] → Read More

DeSoto County shines spotlight on veterans with Operation Green Light

Veterans Day is this Friday and DeSoto County is glowing green to let veterans and their families know we see them, appreciate them, and support them. → Read More

Flu forces McNairy County Schools to close

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — McNairy County Schools in West Tennessee were closed because of a rising number of flu cases affecting children and support staff. For students and staff in the McNairy County School District, classes were canceled Friday. Greg Martin, the district’s director of schools, tells WREG a recent rise in flu cases is to […] → Read More

Who killed the downtown Grand Hyatt deal?

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There are some not-so-grand plans for the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Memphis. The project’s developer says the project appears dead, and he blames the city. When talking about the Grand Hyatt Hotel project being stalled, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland placed the blame squarely on the developer. “I think the developer’s chosen not […] → Read More

How to have a fun and safe Halloween

Halloween can be a fun time for delightful frights, but it can also be a night for unwanted accidents or injuries. We looked at ways to keep the whole family safe before you and your kids head out the door for trick or treating. → Read More

Rock n’ Roll icon Jerry Lee Lewis dies at 87

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Jerry Lee Lewis, the last surviving member of the Million-Dollar Quartet at Sun Studio, has passed away at the age of 87, his publicist confirmed Friday. The music world is mourning the loss of a Mid-South man being called one of the greatest entertainers and piano players ever. For decades, Jerry Lee […] → Read More

More abuse suits filed against Memphis-based Varsity Spirit

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — More sexual abuse lawsuits have been filed against a Memphis-based company and now a lawsuit has been filed against a head cheer coach. Tuesday, at U.S. District Court in Greenville, South Carolina, a federal lawsuit was filed naming Pinnacle Cheer’s head coach, Jarred Carruba, as one of three new defendants in an […] → Read More