Rebecca Butcher, Local 24 News

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Recent articles by Rebecca:

"It could possibly kill you" | Mid-South woman who survived fentanyl overdose warns of fake pill dangers

The DEA released a public safety alert on fake pills last month and said Monday 2 out of every 5 pills with fentanyl contain a potentially lethal dose. → Read More

Sea of Blue: Family, law enforcement honor life of fallen Memphis Police Officer Darrell Adams

A Sea of Blue followed a visitation Monday night at Hope Church for the Memphis Police officer, killed while investigating a crash on I-40. → Read More

Mother shares stance on possible Pfizer COVID vaccine for kindergartener

Currently, Pfizer vaccines are only authorized for children 12 and up. But the company has asked the FDA to approve its COVID vaccine for 5-11 year-olds. → Read More

Grizzlies fan weigh in on $4M health care fraud scheme involving Tony Allen

Allen is among 18 former NBA players who are charged with defrauding the league’s health insurance plan. → Read More

Have you forgotten about the historic Mid-South Coliseum? Father and daughter making sure people don’t

Father Theo James and his daughter Nisa Williams speak about the message behind their new public art installation amid a revitalization effort. → Read More

Nurse recounts quick action to save injured Cummings School student after shooting

“Everything I did was out of what I’ve been doing all my life. What I’ve been taught to do and what I knew was right to do” → Read More

Father whose son was shot at Cummings K-8 Optional School says “the shooter is also a victim"

He also added there are two victims involved in Thursday’s shooting at school, his son and the suspect. → Read More

Collierville PD chief speaks on dealing with tragedy following mass shooting

“I have never seen firemen, paramedics, that didn’t go through that type of training, that didn’t have a firearm that were willing to go in, and that speaks volumes. → Read More

Trauma trained chaplains provide counseling, prayer to Kroger mass shooting victims

Nine chaplains are offering assistance and answering the call when the unthinkable happens. → Read More

Counselors share ways victims, community can cope with trauma following Kroger mass shooting

Therapists said victims may experience anger outbursts, anxiety, survivor’s guilt or PTSD. → Read More

"She was my hero" | Parents of 11-year-old who passed from COVID complications speak on daughter's strength

I’ve never seen an 11-year-old go through so much, and come through,” explained Jordyn’s dad. → Read More

Pediatric physiologist speaks on "pandemic colliding" when it comes to obesity and COVID

Tennessee is ranked fourth for obesity in children ages 10-17 years old. → Read More

Local hospitals transition to federal monoclonal antibody distribution amid high demand

Southern states like Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida have used up about 70% of monoclonal drugs, according to the Washington Post. → Read More

Longtime tailgaters carry on tradition at Southern Heritage Classic

Tailgaters at Tiger Lane showed up in full force Saturday ahead of the big showdown at the Southern Heritage Classic. → Read More

Mother who lost 3-year-old to cancer share how St. Jude gave the "gift of more time"

A mother who lost her 3-year-old son to a rare type of cancer is sharing how St. Jude Children’s Hospital helped extend his life. → Read More

Whitehaven grandmother concerned for grandkids' health amid COVID pediatric cases

“These children’s lives been so much and they just don’t care anymore.” → Read More

Northern Mississippi prepares for what's left of Hurricane Ida

Monday, DeSoto County experienced rain and heavy wind. → Read More

Miracle baby diagnosed with debilitating disease teaching parents about survival, compassion

“Her determination has taught me more than I ever thought possible,” said Mr. Jones. → Read More

Red Cross volunteers help Middle Tennessee victims following "catastrophic" floodwaters

At least 22 people have died after record-breaking rainfall in Middle Tennessee. → Read More

EMTs, paramedics now able to help inside emergency rooms under new health order

The health order by the Mississippi State Department of Health is designed to give hospitals more staffing during an unprecedented pandemic. → Read More