Stacy Jacobson, WREG News Channel 3

Stacy Jacobson

WREG News Channel 3

Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Stacy:

Habitat for Humanity replaces contractor after investigation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The WREG Problem Solvers continue to dig deeper into concerns over work done by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis. The nonprofit now says it has replaced the contractor involved in several projects we’ve covered. We reported earlier this year about issues that caused Habitat to review its processes. Now, another client […] → Read More

Collierville mom hit and killed on Highway 385

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Collierville family will not be the same this holiday season after a woman was killed on Highway 385 over the weekend. Ashley Brooks, a mother of three, was on Highway 385 near the Kirby exit when she was fatally struck by a car Sunday morning. According to her family, Ashley’s sister […] → Read More

New documents show more costs of Joris Ray ordeal to MSCS

Memphis Shelby County Schools have moved on from former Superintendent Joris Ray. New documents obtained by WREG paint a clearer picture of the cost of the ordeal. → Read More

Customers warn others after Mississippi baker fails to deliver

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. — Dorothy Johnson and her husband danced their way into their sixth year of marriage with a memorable anniversary party in their backyard. However, there’s one part Johnson wishes she could forget. “I had a cake lady supposed to be bringing my cake. Her name was Tam,” Johnson said “She never did […] → Read More

Memphis area could look to Ford for housing investment

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mid-South governments should work to engage Ford in helping increase quality, affordable housing, according to experts speaking at Wednesday’s State of Memphis Housing Summit. Ford has announced plans to hire nearly 6,000 people at its new Blue Oval City plant in Haywood County. It’s an exciting time for Memphis and presents an […] → Read More

Four constitutional amendments on the ballot in Tennessee

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Early voting is already underway in Shelby County for the Nov.8 elections. Some of the biggest, and somewhat confusing, choices on the ballot involve potential changes to Tennessee’s constitution. The four proposed Constitutional amendments are already state law, but if they pass they would be nearly impossible to change. The most controversial […] → Read More

Church fights city citation for illegal dumping, looks to county for solution

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Raleigh church that’s been cited by the city for trash dumped on its property argues that the dumping is not their fault, and they’re taking their fight to court. Egypt Baptist Church has faced a problem of illegal dumping on its rural property for years. WREG covered the story as far […] → Read More

Ruling on rape kit class action filing against city expected within 2 weeks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Thousands of victims will soon have clarity on how Memphis will be held accountable for the mishandling of rape investigations from 1985 to 2014. Preliminary hearings in the lawsuit have been going on eight years. They wrapped up Friday. Attorneys argued several key elements, including whether the city is liable for damages. […] → Read More

How to fix the housing problem in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Experts agree: There is not enough quality, affordable housing in Memphis. The WREG Problem Solvers have covered issues all over the city where renters tell us they’re frustrated. “I would just love to have a maintenance man when I need it,” said Gloria Cochran at the Garden View apartments. “You wouldn’t like […] → Read More

Mom starts Helen James Foundation to help ‘silent suffering’ after stillbirth

Emily Long started the Helen James Foundation in honor of her daughter who was stillborn in 2018. The foundation aims to fundraise for Cuddle Cot donations to hospitals and to normalize healing for affected families. → Read More

City considers increasing sidewalk repair assistance after Problem Solvers investigation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis city councilmember has proposed increasing funding and expanding eligibility for sidewalk assistance money after a WREG Problem Solvers investigation identified issues with the program. Marilyn Parker did not qualify for the program, though she said it took her years to save up to get new sidewalks outside her South Memphis […] → Read More

Who pays to repair broken Memphis sidewalks? You do, city says

This story will air at 10 p.m. Monday on News Channel 3. The video will be attached here after it airs. MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For those who may think sidewalks are no big deal, a WREG Problem Solvers investigation found the stakes can be very high for homeowners. Many are surprised to find out that […] → Read More

Woman told police she was raped by suspect a year before Eliza Fletcher murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Another alleged victim of Cleotha Abston-Henderson is speaking out about what happened to her, and how the murder of Eliza Fletcher might’ve been prevented. Alicia Franklin blames Memphis Police for not following up on her 2021 rape case and, as we first told you Monday, is suing the department. WREG doesn’t normally […] → Read More

Victim in 2021 rape plans to sue Memphis Police over slow rape kit results

The Memphis Police Department could be the target of a new lawsuit related to Cleotha Abston-Henderson, the suspect in the Eliza Fletcher murder case. → Read More

FedEx shares drop but most Memphis jobs safe, analysts say

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As markets opened Friday, Memphis-based FedEx had all the attention with a recent tumble in its stock price, fueling fears of a recession. But at least two analysts said FedEx jobs in Memphis metro area, where the shipping giant employs an estimated 30,000 in the world hub and corporate offices, are probably […] → Read More

High-profile crimes lead to city investment questions

It's been a week since a shooting rampage left six people shot, three of them dead across Memphis, but the fear continues — and it may be impacting the local economy. → Read More

‘All circuits are busy’: Customers complain of trouble reaching MLGW

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– If you’ve had trouble getting through to Memphis Light, Gas and Water, you’re not alone. Erserline Blanks said she usually stays on top of her bills but it got tough with the hot streak this summer. The army veteran fell behind and got a cut-off notice from MLGW. Blanks is on oxygen. She […] → Read More

Have plea deals gone too far in Shelby County? Mass shooting highlights problems

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A lot of local officials have been shining a light on the criminal justice system in the wake of a gruesome week of crime in Memphis. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland spoke about the new “Truth in Sentencing” law that he and former District Attorney Amy Weirich supported. He said it would’ve ensured […] → Read More

Mass shooting: A timeline of Wednesday’s rampage

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG)– A shooter killed four people and injured three during a rampage that began early Wednesday morning and then picked up again around 4 p.m. Ezekiel Kelly’s first crime took place around 1 a.m. at a home on Lyndale Avenue. He killed Dewayne Tunstall, 24, according to Memphis Police. The shooting spree then […] → Read More

What we know about Ezekiel Kelly, suspect in Memphis mass shooting

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A shooting rampage across Memphis came to an end Wednesday night at 9:20, when Memphis Police took 19-year-old Ezekiel Dejuan Kelly into custody. City leaders hosted a press conference just after midnight Thursday morning. The final tally from the incident was four dead, three injured. On social media, where he allegedly livestreamed […] → Read More