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Recent articles by Jordan:

Ride of Tears holds procession for slain children

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The holidays can be difficult for those grieving the loss of a loved one, and especially for parents dealing with the loss of a child to gun violence in Memphis. One local organization is coming together to support them during this difficult time. These are the faces of some of the children […] → Read More

13-year-old girl charged in fatal shooting of TN teen

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old girl in Memphis. Police responded to the shooting around 8 p.m. on Curtis Street. Takiyah Nelson was inside a home with friends when a gun went off and she was struck in the head. She was taken to LeBonheur in […] → Read More

MemFeast serves thousands of people in need on Thanksgiving

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– The City of Memphis and local churches joined forces for Memfeast, a food giveaway to support those needing a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day. Cars rolling into the parking lot of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church were greeted by signs and dance moves by dozens of volunteers Thursday morning. “It has been extremely busy, but […] → Read More

Experts say deadly southwest Memphis barricade highlights mental health concerns

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Details are emerging after a barricade in southwest Memphis that left two men dead. What started as a call in regards to a shooting at a home in southwest Memphis Friday afternoon, escalated in a matter of minutes. “The suspect then barricaded himself inside of the home along with the victim and […] → Read More

Bartlett store clerk injured by angry customer

BARTLETT, Tenn. — A convenience store worker is nursing wounds after a late-night attack by an irate customer. Bartlett Police says several officers responded Thursday to the&nb… → Read More

Holidays could bring rise in flu, RSV

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As three viruses impact our health care system, health officials urge people to think twice before gathering for the holidays. While Thanksgiving is known for bringing people together, one Mid-South health practitioner is asking you to consider the risk before gathering. Regina Goulder of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare says, “People want to […] → Read More

Starbucks workers in Midtown join nationwide strike

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Starbucks workers at more than 100 locations across the country have walked off the job, including employees at one Memphis location. With temporarily closed signs on the door, chants are reverberating across Midtown as Starbucks employees at Poplar and Highland are, yet again, striking. “We wanna be sure we’re out here still sticking […] → Read More

Remembering Lorenzen Wright, 12 years later

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Family and friends came together to celebrate the birthday of the late Lorenzen Wright, who would have been 47 years old this month had he not been murdered in 2010. WREG explored how loved ones are coping after all these years. It was a tearful afternoon for those who love Lorenzen Wright. Despite […] → Read More

COGIC Convocation brings thousands to Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The 114th COGIC convention is preparing to come to a close in the coming days after returning to Memphis for the first time in more than 10 years. A familiar sound of praise and worship has returned to the halls of the Renasant Convention Center, marking the return of the Church of God […] → Read More

Fatal stabbing suspect found dead at 201 Poplar

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An investigation is underway after a man accused of stabbing five people died at 201 Poplar. A week after the death of an inmate at 201 Poplar, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed his identity as 24-year-old Leaudre Isabell. WREG previously saw Isabell in court back in April, days after investigators say […] → Read More

Tennessee, Mississippi lead nation in flu cases, CDC says

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Health officials are sounding the alarm about the impact the flu is having across the country and specifically in the Mid-South. With coronavirus rates declining, another infection is on the rise. Tennessee and Mississippi have some of the highest flu rates in the country right now, according to the CDC. Those on the front lines […] → Read More

DA tours Memphis Towers amid condition problems

After years of WREG reporting on issues at Memphis Towers Apartments, newly elected Shelby County District Attorney, Steve Mulroy, paid the complex a visit this week. → Read More

Groups demand special investigation into Eliza Fletcher murder

Two advocacy groups are calling for a special investigation into Eliza Fletcher’s murder after what they describe as a failure by law enforcement and state prison officials. → Read More

Violent weekend in the city of Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — From West Memphis to East Memphis, it’s been a violent weekend for the region. Sunday night, MPD is investigating a quadruple shooting which left one person dead and three injured. It appears this all happened in a matter of minutes. Only one person died, but many say it could have been much worse. […] → Read More

Hanging skeleton stirs controversy in Bartlett

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Controversy is brewing across the city of Bartlett after a Halloween display depicts a skeleton hanging from a tree. It’s a sight that has the town divided. On a holiday known for its jarring imagery, it’s this sight of a skeleton that stopped a woman in her tracks. “I have never seen […] → Read More

First mosque in North Mississippi breaks ground

HORN LAKE, Miss. — After years of resistance and litigation with the city, the first Muslim mosque in DeSoto County, Mississippi broke ground Friday on Church Road. Abraham House of God mosque started as a vision between two friends, who have been working to get the mosque built in Horn Lake since 2019. “We were […] → Read More

Brooklyn Nets get a taste of Memphis soul at The Four Way restaurant

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Four Way restaurant in Memphis’ Soulsville neighborhood has served high-profile customers from Coach Penny Hardaway to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over the years. But the group that pulled up Monday night was a first for the historic soul food spot, as the entire Brooklyn Nets team showed up to eat […] → Read More

Community mourns woman shot, killed in West Memphis

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark.– Community members are left mourning the loss of another woman to gun violence in West Memphis two weeks after the death of a 19-year-old woman. 28-year-old Christian Hammock, a mother of four, was found shot to death inside a vehicle Sunday near the intersection of West Broadway and South Avalon. It has left loved […] → Read More

Family demanding justice 1 year after fatal MPD officer crash

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis family is calling for swift justice after a former off-duty Memphis Police officer was involved in an accident that killed two people last summer. Nearly 16 months after the death of 19-year-old Travis Parham and 42-year-old Wallace Morris, the pain remains for loved ones. “It’s hard,” said Sabrina Robinson. “I […] → Read More

MPD unveils new take-home vehicles for some officers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Thirty new marked Memphis Police patrol vehicles will be driven home by officers soon as part of a new take-home vehicle program announced Friday. The new patrol vehicles will be assigned to MPD officers who reside in certain zip codes in the city limits. They will not only drive them while on […] → Read More