Zachary Downes, WREG News Channel 3

Zachary Downes

WREG News Channel 3

Memphis, TN, United States

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Past articles by Zachary:

Construction notice requests evacuation of downtown plaza where protesters have been camping for two weeks

The construction notice says the area must be cleared by Wednesday morning, meaning protesters will need to vacate the plaza. → Read More

Ole Miss releases Campus Ready plan for the upcoming academic year

On the school's website, the introduction of the 'Campus Ready' plan states the plan will continue to evolve and change as the pandemic continues into the later part of 2020. → Read More

Gov. Tate Reeves signs bill to change the Mississippi state flag

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The historic bill to remove the Confederate emblem from Mississippi’s state flag made it to Gov. Tate Reeves’ desk on Tuesday afternoon. Gov. Reeves is set to sign the legislation after Mississippi lawmakers passed it over the weekend. The bill, which originated in the Mississippi House, is the state’s second attempt at […] → Read More

MPD responds to deadly shooting at Hickory Hills Apartments

Police say the situation appears to be a domestic violence situation turned deadly. → Read More

Teen shows up at hospital critically hurt from gunshot wound

According to police, the teen was dropped off at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital with a gunshot wound in critical condition. → Read More

Helena-West Helena fire chief fired, mayor says

Helena-West Helena's Fire Department is now under the leadership of the assistant fire chief after the mayor said the fire chief was fired. → Read More

Investigation shuts down portion of I-240 near I-55

An investigation on the interstate shut down a major thoroughfare for traffic Monday evening. → Read More

Benjamin L. Hooks library to close for maintenance

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Benjamin L. Hooks Library will be closed starting Monday for emergency maintenance. According to a press release from Mayor Jim Strickland’s office, the library will be undergoing emergency HVAC maintenance until Friday, July 10. All services at the library have been suspended indefinitely and customers are asked to use other libraries […] → Read More

Man charged in deadly east Memphis shooting that left one woman dead

Officers were called to the Riviera Apartments on Ellsworth around 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. → Read More

Officer, woman, three children hurt in car accident

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A West Memphis Police Officer, a woman and three children were sent to the hospital after an accident in West Memphis overnight. According to the West Memphis Police Department, the accident happened just after midnight at 7th Street and Broadway. It was a two car crash. The woman and officer were taken […] → Read More

Memphis City Council passes facial covering ordinance in 9-4 vote

The ordinance says people will be required to wear facial coverings in businesses and public spaces within the city limits during public health emergencies. → Read More

One dead after shooting in West Memphis

According to the West Memphis Police Department's Twitter account, officers are investigating a shooting that happened in the area of Oliver and Redding. → Read More

Mississippi Governor provides update on state’s fight against COVID-19

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves provided an update on the state’s efforts to battle COVID-19 on Monday afternoon. This comes as the state reported a 708 case increase over the weekend, rising the statewide total to 19,799. According to the Mississippi Department of Health, the state saw a dramatic spike on Friday, June […] → Read More

Rayshard Brooks’ death ruled as a homicide

CNN) — Rayshard Brooks was shot twice in the back, according to a release by the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. Brooks died from organ damage and blood loss from the two gunshot wounds, according to the office. The autopsy, performed on Sunday, lists Brooks’ cause of death as gunshot wounds to the back. The manner […] → Read More

Southwest Tennessee Community College to begin phase one of reopening campus

In a press release sent to WREG, the school announced the Macon Cove and Union Avenue campuses will be reopening on July 8 under the school's 'Back to Campus Plan - Phase I.' → Read More

East Memphis shooting leaves man in critical condition

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man is fighting for his life after a shooting in east Memphis on Monday night. Memphis police tweeted officers responded to the call at a home on Harville Street just after 10 p.m. There, officers found a man with gunshot wounds. He was taken to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition. […] → Read More

Child, two adults hurt after south Memphis shooting

According to the Memphis Police Department's Twitter, police responded to a shooting at a home on East McLemore near Southern Avenue. → Read More

Man critically hurt after shooting in Frayser

According to Memphis Police, it happened at a home on Mountain Terrace Street just before 1 p.m. → Read More

One person dead after homicide in Helena-West Helena

According to Helena-West Helena Police Chief James Smith, officers were called to reports of an unresponsive man laying near a home on South Street. → Read More

Memphis curfew extended with new time enforcement

On Sunday morning, Mayor Strickland signed an executive order for the curfew to begin at 11 p.m. and ends at 5 a.m. Monday morning. → Read More