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Past articles by John:

Yes, some used car models cost more than their newer model

While experts agree now is the time to trade in your car or truck, finding a new vehicle will be a challenge, and more expensive. It's all thanks to the pandemic. → Read More

Former news reporter warns of con-woman after becoming victim

"I am embarrassed to say it out loud, but it's the truth. I was helping an Irish heiress get her inheritance. I fell for one of the oldest cons in the book" → Read More

Don't wait! Start your holiday shopping right now

Experts warn if you try to wait until Black Friday or the weeks leading up to Christmas to start, you could face low stock & end up paying more. → Read More

Seasonal layaway will not be offered at Walmart as retailer shifts to buy now/ pay later program

The retail giant announced that shoppers will be able to 'buy now and pay later' using Affirm. → Read More

We activated a new cellphone: the robocalls and texts started within hours

Our investigative team bought new phones all over the U.S. & measured when they got spam calls, as efforts to crackdown on billions of robocalls roll out. → Read More

Telemarketers & scammers target the Mid-South with robocalls

There's no doubt that you have received countless robocalls as Memphis ranked second in the country for the top affected areas - per capita - in April 2021. → Read More

What you need to know before your Spring Break trip

Across the country, more and more people are traveling. This trend is expected to continue as Mid-South families get ready for Spring Break. → Read More

Get ready to pay more at the grocery store and gas station

Food & gas prices are on the rise, and experts say there's no end in sight to the spike. → Read More

Connect the Dots: Now's the time to act before weather damages your home

The Better Business Bureau said cold, ice, and possible snow could do a number to your home. → Read More

Garbage trucks are blamed for destroying waste & recycling bins

Morning Woods homeowners turned to Local I-Team to find out why there are so many broken trash and recycling bins in their neighborhood. → Read More

Why you shouldn't post COVID-19 vaccine selfies online

Sharing your pictures after getting the vaccine is the latest social media trend. Consumer experts fear you could be putting your personal information at risk. → Read More

To check what teachers and staff are saying about COVID, it'll cost $3,000.00

Collierville schools is making it hard for us to bring you the context and information you need to keep you and your family safe. → Read More

Good vibes: White Station Middle School student uses her smarts to start her own business

Azaria Jones, 12, attends White Station Middle School and created candles as a hobby, using her smarts, she turned it into a business. → Read More

Power Center Academy Middle School Southeast students are ready for a bot battle

Students at a southeast Memphis middle school are getting ready for a bot battle. → Read More

Need extra cash? Learn how to turn robocalls into $$$

The Local I-Team learned you can get money, every time a scammer or robocaller calls or texts you. → Read More

How physics led this Local Cool Kid on the path to becoming a pilot

A lesson in the classroom is helping a student live out her dreams of becoming a pilot. → Read More

Student news leaders help make Delano Elementary a Local Cool School

MEMPHIS, Tenn. ( – Students at Delano elementary are bringing the world of news to their classmates at the Frayser school. These students are learning the basics of journalism, leadership, and working together as a team. The third, fourth, and fifth graders at Delano elementary are covering the news that matters every morning at the […] → Read More

This Local Cool Kid is 9-years-old, in the 4th grade – and a celebrated published author

A Cordova fourth-grader took his love of reading and learning to a new level → Read More

Words on parade: How teachers at Pleasant Hill Elementary are helping students learn

A Desoto county 5th grade teacher is also a student. Rachel Barrett is working to get her National Board Certification, focused on improving her student's reading and vocabulary. What better way than a walking, talking, vocabulary parade. → Read More

Local I-Team: Memphis International ranks among nation’s airports with most bird strikes

The Local I-Team found planes struck Canada Geese, other birds, deer, and foxes at Memphis International hundreds of times last year. → Read More