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Tim Simpson

WREG News Channel 3

Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Tim:

Veteran with cancer, wife touched by friend’s act of kindness

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Vince and Jeri Leyva are loved by all who know them. However, this past year has been a year of health challenges for the Leyvas. Our playmaker Laura Talley told us about their situation. “Jeri is a stay-at-home grandma. She helped me out with my daughter when I needed help. She didn’t even […] → Read More

Teacher without transportation gets much-needed help

A first-year teacher at Crump Elementary School is getting rave reviews from her peers. However, Justice Johnson's coworkers Linda and Janet told us she is having a real struggle with getting to the classroom. → Read More

Binghampton woman returns the favor to helpful neighbors

Sandra Burns has lived in Binghampton for years and has seen a lot of things in her life, but nothing compares to the kindness of her next-door neighbors. → Read More

West Memphis family gets help after tragic loss of loved one

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A family is still mourning over the loss of their loved one who was shot and killed in West Memphis, Arkansas almost a month ago. With the Hampton family dealing with such a tragic loss, playmaker Tiffany Franklin wanted to help. “Her name is Christle Hampton and she recently, October 8th […] → Read More

Woman receives support from her church after surgeries

HERNANDO, Miss.– A woman in Hernando, Mississippi, is recovering from multiple eye surgeries, and her church family is there for support. WREG’s Tim Simpson met with Phyllis and her friends at Conger Park, where they gathered in support of their dear friend Mary Bledsoe. “Well, we’re here because of God for one. Two, Mary Bledsoe, […] → Read More

Woman known for helping others gets blessing of her own

MEMPHIS, Tenn.-- Many of us spend enough time a work that our co-workers can become like family members, and nobody knows that better than Trina Johnson and Sandra O'Neal. → Read More

Tim Simpson: Storms are moving in tonight

Storms are making their way across the Mississippi River and into the Memphis area tonight. WREG Weather Expert Tim Simpson gets you ready for what’s coming. → Read More

5-year-old with brain tumor gives back to his heroes

The raising of the flag at Iwo Jima, the bravery of the Tuskegee airmen, firemen, and first responders entering the World Trade Center towers. All of these people are heroes. But some heroes are unsung heroes like three garbage men on a street in Arlington, Tennessee. A garbage truck making its weekly visit is a […] → Read More

Pass It On: Mother of 6 receives help after husband loses battle with PTSD

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It’s never easy losing someone you love. In this week’s pass it on, Tim Simpson introduces a Munford woman who’s lost the love of her life. Chris and Courtney Shelton had a wonderful life together. He was a veteran who served two duties in Iraq. Everything changed earlier this summer. Meet our […] → Read More

Pass It On: A Clean Start for a School Custodian

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rosalind Fayne is a survivor. On April 3, 1968, just one day before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosalind’s family home in Brighton was destroyed by a deadly tornado. She was only 11 years old at the time. The Covington Leader featured the Fayne family in an article just […] → Read More

Pass It On: Help for a Blind Kroger employee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A shopper has been very impressed by the customer service she receives at a grocery store in Lakeland. It seems an employee’s ability takes him far above his disability, and Tim Simpson has the inspirational story in this week’s Pass It On. Kroger is the go-to place for many shoppers across the […] → Read More

Pass It On: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

MEMPHIS, Tenn.— A Southaven family is struggling following a recent health diagnosis. They’re trying to catch up on bills and could use some help. When Anna and William Hill discovered a neighbor across the street was having health issues, they knew they needed to step up. “It’s our neighbors, Lacy and Jerry Martin. He had been […] → Read More

Pass It On: Help for a Woman who lost has so much

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — There are so many people in need and so many requests that come in each week for Pass It On. This week, we’d like to introduce you to a woman who has lost so much and is in desperate need of help. Lavonzella Swannigan has been friends with Ursula Jackson for many, […] → Read More

Pass It On: Baby Harrison is on the road to recovery

In a Pass It On episode last summer, you met a little boy with a major heart defect. At the time, his parents were hoping for a miracle, and three months ago, they received it. Buck and Mikaela Rogers desperately wanted to start a family. “We tried for four years to have a baby and […] → Read More

Pass It On: Memphis restaurateur gets a helping hand

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — This week’s story starts at the Cupboard, a popular restaurant on Union Avenue in Memphis. Steve Childress played a major part in building this restaurant, but now he’s going through some tough times. That’s where our playmaker, Brother Franco Taylor comes in. “Steve Childress, I’ve known him for maybe 30 years,” Brother […] → Read More

Cadillac Cowgirl helping those in need

Nancy Apple is a musician, and her life has been music. She in a singer-songwriter and used to teach songwriting at the University of Memphis. → Read More

Memphis woman gets home repair help from friends

A southeast Memphis woman needs some major home repairs, but her income is very limited. Mrs. Butler’s friend, Delerey Lacey, not only has house issues, but she’s caring for children, and has very little monthly income. “We’ve been knowing each other over 20 years,” Butler said. First, they were neighbors. “And then we met at […] → Read More

Freeze warning for a large part of the Mid-South tonight

Cloudy skies will thin out overnight, leading to cooling temperatures that will fall towards the freezing mark across the Mid South tonight. → Read More

“I feel so loved”, help and hope after a car accident

ABF freight is best known for cargo hauling, whether it’s short or long distance. Today however, they’re delivering some help to one of their own. Our playmakers Alecia and Ken fill me in on Ruthell Boothe. “She’s a vendor of ours. She started coming there during COVID, sanitizing our building. She comes diligently every Wednesday,” […] → Read More

Coworkers come together to help a friend

The people we work with can become like second a second family. We see them day after day. So, when a coworker at a local Walmart lost her husband, one woman knew she had to do something to help. These days practically anything you need can be found at your local Walmart store, even prescription […] → Read More