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Local 24 News

Memphis, TN, United States

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Past articles by Mike:

Beale Street will be empty tonight, but at least 2020 will be behind us

It's New Year's Eve, but no one will be out downtown to celebrate because of COVID and rain. → Read More

Memphis Zoo temporarily closes due to COVID-19

No date has been set for a reopening. → Read More

You pay the taxes, so what does the city give you?

Local 24 Reporter Mike Matthews talks with Mayor Strickland about some services being cut that will go with any changes on the property taxes. → Read More

Westy's owner continues tradition of feeding those in need

in downtown Memphis, Westy’s owner Jake Schorr can’t remember how many years he’s done this. → Read More

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland hopes to have Police Director candidate by March

A record number of people were killed in Memphis this year. And the Mayor thinks the killing will continue. → Read More

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland expects a rough winter due to COVID

“I don’t 100% agree with everything in the ruling,” said Mayor Strickland of the latest health directive. “But overall, something had to be done.” → Read More

They chose to do the right thing, but why did they just want to confuse Memphians on what they're doing

Memphis City Council had a meeting about the new health directives, even though they do not dictate what is in the directives. → Read More

Restaurant owners react to new health directive

The Shelby County Health Department makes the decision. → Read More

Mid-South leaders again urge people to take COVID-19 precautions

When it comes to COVID-19 transmission, Tennessee is the worst place IN THE WORLD. → Read More

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee stands behind decisions in Memphis visit as Regional One workers get vaccinated

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is standing behind some of his more controversial decisions concerning COVID-19. → Read More

In his 93 years of life, Dr. James Netters became apart of Memphis in itself

Dr. Netters died this past weekend surrounded by family, but the city of Memphis mourns his passing as well. → Read More

Memphis mom on her daughter's travels as a COVID-19 nurse

Emma Verbeek, a travel nurse, is home for a few days visiting her mom Heidi Kuhn, the Shelby County Criminal Court Clerk. → Read More

As MATA continues to deal with COVID-19, the company's CEO looks to the future

Some routes were shortened and changed, to reduce the waiting time for transfers. → Read More

Shelby County Commissioner wants those who host “super spreader” events held responsible

“I personally believe if you’re going to host a super spreader, you need to be responsible both civilly and criminally,” said Commissioner Mark Billingsley. → Read More

After 20 years in operation, COVID-19 is leading to changes for the Transportation Security Administration

Passengers will now have to scan their boarding passes & identification themselves, among other changes. → Read More

2,500: That's now the target for the number of police officers in Memphis

The chairman of the Public Safety Task Force said 2,500 is the number they agreed upon as they considered "reimagining policing." → Read More

They're serving time, but there hasn't even be a trial

COVID-19 has delayed trials and ends up with people, innocent or not, in jails and families aren't getting the justice they need. → Read More

Memphians in need find food & comfort for Thanksgiving at Westy's

Jake Schorr proves it every Thanksgiving - he and dozens of volunteers. They bring clothes for those who need to be clothed. Food, for those who need to be fed. → Read More

Shelby County Criminal Justice Center to get new state-of-the-art air filtration system

“It’s a pretty hefty price tag,” Mayor Lee Harris said. “But the reason why we are doing it is because this community is particularly vulnerable to an outbreak." → Read More

Expert says COVID-19 has set back the Memphis economy 20 years

The new COVID-19 pandemic restrictions hit the Memphis economy straight in the gut. → Read More