Zaneta Lowe, WREG News Channel 3

Zaneta Lowe

WREG News Channel 3

Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent articles by Zaneta:

Inspectors sounded the alarm on Peppertree walkways months before collapse

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — WREG Investigators recently uncovered records revealing that both the owners of the Peppertree Apartments in Whitehaven and federal housing regulators knew that walkways, and therefore residents, were at risk long before they collapsed. November marked one year since the taxpayer funded complex was declared a public nuisance because of crime. That nuisance […] → Read More

‘Life-threatening’: Report reveals ‘unusual number’ of problems at Serenity Towers

WREG Investigators have uncovered a scathing report from state inspectors that underscores safety and health issues residents of Serenity Towers have long sounded the alarm about. → Read More

Memphis schools HR chief responds to being placed on leave

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– Memphis-Shelby County Schools human resources chief Yolanda Martin says she was “blindsided” by the district placing her on leave. MSCS confirmed late Friday that the district placed Martin on administrative leave. The district didn’t explain why, but in a statement, the superintendent said “The district investigates all employee complaints as we continue our […] → Read More

Owners receiving millions from feds for apartment complex deemed a ‘nuisance’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A banner to attract new families could be seen hanging on a fence surrounding the Peppertree Apartments in Whitehaven on a day in late August. On the same day, a federal judge barred the owners of the complex from signing leases with new tenants for the second time in less than a […] → Read More

Food Truck Friday: Busy Bee’s catfish and shrimp

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Live At 9 is kicking off a new weekly feature called Food Truck Friday, and our first guest joined us for fried catfish and bourbon shrimp. Beonca Lewis is the owner of Busy Bee’s food truck. She learned to cook for her family as a child and has owned eight food trucks […] → Read More

Inspector investigates Cummings K-8 ceiling collapse: Here’s what we know

While students and teachers weren't in the Cummings K-8 building Tuesday as class was held at another MSCS school, the News Channel 3 Investigators learned inspectors were planning to be back out at the school building in South Memphis Tuesday. → Read More

Getting to root of Memphis’ gun violence

Starting Thursday, we’re using our voice at WREG News Channel 3 to move toward a Gun Safe Memphis. That means making sure gun owners take steps to lock up their guns, and making sure they don’t get into the wrong hands — either the hands of young, innocent kids or into the hands of criminals. […] → Read More

Vroom customers exhausted with new car troubles

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Billy Smith bought his F-150 from Vroom in September, but left it parked after getting stuck with an expired, temporary tag and without answers from the online car dealer about its delays. Now, Smith is back on the road again with a permanent tag on his truck. He got his registration in […] → Read More

Family Dollar facility hit with $150K in fines before closure

WREG combed through OSHA inspections for the Family Dollar Distribution Center in West Memphis and found the agency hit them with more than $150,000 in fines since 2018 for some 10 violations. → Read More

Customers complain online car dealer Vroom moving too slow

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With a name like ‘Vroom’ the word “fast” may come to mind. However, customers of the online car dealer who turned to WREG say the experience has been anything but. In fact, the News Channel 3 Investigators uncovered thousands of complaints against the company, including customers who say they’re paying for cars […] → Read More

Lorenzen Wright’s cousin: ‘Our family got closure’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. --- From old pictures to memorabilia like a mug commemorating Lorenzen Wright's 1996 draft night, Lorenzen's cousin Trevino shared it with WREG during research for our podcast on Lorenzen's life. → Read More

Cheap ride rip-off: Victims waiting on restitution after conviction

The man in the mugshots was a mystery. People had no idea who they were really dealing with. “He was really convincing”, said one Memphis woman who asked us not to show her face on television. She added, “He would send you pictures and you get to choose what you want. He had prices on […] → Read More

Man shoots at relative of his child’s mother

MEMPHIS. Tenn. — A Memphis man is waking up in jail after police say he shot at a man multiple times. Fredrick Munn is charged with attempted first degree murder. According to police, the incident happened last July. The victim told investigators he was standing outside of a home, when Munn reportedly pulled up to […] → Read More

Peppertree’s problems go beyond just crime

Those unsafe living conditions also extend to the property itself, and records WREG just obtained show that, like in the past, residents continue to ask for help and change. → Read More

PENALIZED & PAID: Mid-South nursing homes collected extra cash despite COVID violations, deadly outbreaks

Monica Webber told WREG she was so afraid of what was happening at her grandmother's nursing home, she once called the police on them. And what happened next, left the family with more questions than answers. → Read More

Memphis mother’s trial for 2016 murders reset

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Shelby County mother accused of killing her four children was scheduled to go to trial Monday. However, that trial was reset until Dec. 14. Shanynthia Gardner, 34, will be tried on several charges including first degree murder and aggravated child abuse. This attack happened in 2016, and it received a lot […] → Read More

Vaccinations will be required for nursing home workers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Workers at nursing homes across the country will be required to get vaccinated. In an announcement earlier this week, President Biden said the new regulations being developed by Health and Human Services will be tied to nursing homes’ participation in Medicare and Medicaid programs. A recent WREG Investigation found low vaccination rates […] → Read More

Many nursing home employees remain unvaccinated as deadly delta variant puts residents at risk

As the Delta variant runs rampant, driving up infections and hospitalizations across the Mid-South, there’s new data showing the virus is once again attacking some of the most vulnerable in our community. A News Channel 3 Investigation reveals it’s because some of the workers caring for seniors refuse to get vaccinated. On a Friday afternoon […] → Read More

As pandemic raged, nursing homes kept evictions going

For more than 20 years, while working for the Memphis Area Transit Authority, passengers depended on Noah Mangum to get them around. “I was a bus driver, bus operator,” Mangum told WREG. These days, the 64-year-old must often rely on help from others to get where he’s going. Mangum lost his right leg after a […] → Read More

Thinking of using Affirm, Afterpay, Klarna? What you should know before you buy now, pay later

WREG took a closer look at the services, including three steps all consumers should take before signing up. → Read More