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Recent articles by Rebecca:

Memphis hospital celebrates staff with notes from former patients

“It just warmed my heart,” said Dr. Michael Washington. “I’ll have to say that I teared up a little bit.” → Read More

Memphis man steps up to help the homeless

Graham Nunnelee with Dorothy Day House has been investing time to help families for about the past 10 years. → Read More

Tennessee EMT shortage inspires new program in Memphis

"We’re here to serve the community. We want to make sure we’re serving the community well and we need people to help us serve the community,” said John Witt. → Read More

Bill on transgender youth participation in sports headed to Tennessee governor's desk

Last year, Gov. Lee signed a law preventing transgender athletes from competing in K-12 schools in the state. → Read More

'Every kid deserves to not go to bed hungry': How one Memphis-area teen helps food-insecure kids

Kelsey Cox shared which encounter at a young age encouraged her to give back to other kids. → Read More

Meet this Memphis 2nd grader giving away Easter baskets to kids

Carl Grandberry V said he feels happy and emotional when he gives back to other people. → Read More

Memphis cancer survivor passes on lessons of resilience after health battle

“To me, I felt like God had assigned me to have cancer,” said Natalie Person. “They always say God always assigns the assignments to his strongest soldiers.” → Read More

How one Memphis organization is empowering kids through bullying awareness

UCAN addresses the needs of at-risk teens in Memphis and Shelby County at six schools. → Read More

Retired Memphis teacher honors mom who sharecropped to provide for her 8 kids

Mollie McLin said her mom is her "shero", who sacrificed for her eight kids while sharecropping in rural Tennessee. → Read More

“I’m living vicariously through these guys" | Lifelong Tigers fan on basketball team roaring to NCAA tournament

Harold Byrd has been supporting the Tigers for decades, even before graduating from Memphis State in 1971. → Read More

Daughter honors Tunica County mother who finished school in 50 years overcoming poverty

Flo Roach shared the story of her mother, who at one point, was earning 30 cents a day to fund her schooling. → Read More

East Memphis mom dependent on power for heart condition without lights for 8 hours after storm

Mother of four, Audrey Webb, has cardiomyopathy and needs power for her heart pump. → Read More

How do you get lasting love? LeMoyne-Owen sweethearts share success to 50+ year marriage

“She just kind of took my breath away. When I saw her, I immediately started talking to her,” said Mr. Binion. → Read More

Ministry founder works to serve homeless, underserved for 20+ years

“There are many individuals whose hearts are broken,” said Pearlie Jenkins, founder of Healing Hearts Outreach. → Read More

Here's how one student is honoring Memphis teacher's legacy years later

Lillian Bumpus served 42 years in Memphis education, and many of her students remember the seeds she planted today. → Read More

Memphis ice storm causes major pileup and crashes

Thursday afternoon, car after car could be seen wrecked as cameras caught footage of a rare 16-car pileup on Austin Peay Highway and James Road. → Read More

Tennessee bill would lower gun carry age, sponsor says Constitution backs it

House Bill 1735 would lower the legal age to carry a gun in the Volunteer State from 21 to 18. → Read More

Le Bonheur's 50th heart transplant recipient shares her story

Ella Morrissey was placed on the transplant list in November and just 19 days later received her new heart. → Read More

Former lieutenant speaks on protecting officer lives while on duty amid rising deaths

"Last year, we had more police officers killed in the line of duty than we have since the 1930s," he said. → Read More

Mother speaks out after Southaven Middle School offers shapewear to girls

The middle school has now canceled the program which was offering shapewear and bras to help girls with body image. → Read More