Peter Fleischer, WKRN

Peter Fleischer


Memphis, TN, United States

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Past articles by Peter:

Memphis officer accused in deadly accident released on his own recognizance

The Memphis Police officer arrested following a deadly accident appeared in court on Wednesday. → Read More

Memphis leaders fear city will suffer as state’s new gun law goes in effect

Starting Thursday, Tennessee residents aged 21 and up will be able to carry a handgun, concealed or openly, without any kind of training or permit. → Read More

Mississippi plumbing company issues BOLO for stolen portable toilet

The company is a family-owned business in north Mississippi who recently provided portable bathroom units for a company installing high-speed broadband internet. Doing routine checks at the off Highway 309 earlier this month, they were shocked at what they found, or didn’t find. → Read More

Veteran thanks West Memphis Police officers who helped him after accident

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — A retired veteran forged a special connection with West Memphis Police officers after getting into a serious bridge-related accident. The I-40 bridge closure continues to back up traffic between Arkansas and Tennessee, and GPS devices and map apps have started to adjust. A retired veteran driving across the country was re-routed […] → Read More

Police: Couple robbed, shot at while walking in Midtown

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are investigating after a couple was robbed at gunpoint while walking down the street in Midtown. According to a MPD report, a couple was walking down North Willett Street in the Evergreen Historic District when two men in a sedan began yelling at them. The couple continued walking, and that’s […] → Read More

SCS makes split with Porter-Leath pre-K official, say students won’t see disruption

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The seven-year relationship between Shelby County Schools and the preschool education group Porter-Leath is officially over, with the Shelby County Commission agreeing Wednesday that the two groups should go their separate ways. Services would not be disrupted, said Dr. Divalyn Gordon, Executive Director of Early Childhood for SCS. The commission hearing between […] → Read More

Memphis doctor accused of stealing vaccines from Pipkin site identified

The medical doctor accused of stealing vaccines from the Pipkin building during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic has been identified. → Read More

Frayser woman outraged at apartment complex after sewage, feces flooded her home

A Mid-South family was trying to enjoy their weekend when sewage and waste came flooding from nearly every faucet and opening in their walls. → Read More

$200M Liberty Park development breaks ground around Liberty Bowl, Coliseum

Work started Monday morning on Liberty Park at the old Fairgrounds, a 227,000-square foot center for athletics like no other in the region. → Read More

Lafayette County fire requests evacuation as dam fails, floodwaters rise in Mississippi

LAFAYETTE COUNTY, Miss. — The Lafayette County Fire Department asked residents in an area to evacuate Wednesday as flood warnings were issued across northern Mississippi. The department said the evacuation was due to a potential levee failure. However, at 3:20, the National Weather Service in Memphis issued a Flash Flood Warning for a dam break […] → Read More

MPD investigating reports of racist, violent threats against Commissioner Tami Sawyer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — As crews continue work to remove the remains of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from a Memphis park, Memphis Police are investigating claims of racial threats made after multiple confrontations. WREG’s cameras captured part of an altercation between a member of Confederate 901 and Shelby County Commissioner Tami Sawyer as the remains […] → Read More

Man tries to rob two CVS Pharmacies within hours

Law enforcement are looking for a suspect, who they say boldly walked into two Mid-South pharmacies and handed cashiers a note and demanded money. → Read More

Downtown safety plan for Memorial Day weekend

Memphis Police are investigating after a shooting overnight just one block from Beale Street. → Read More

Downtown Memphis prepares for heavy holiday traffic weekend with Grizzlies game, one bridge closed

It’s Memorial Day weekend, the city has opened back up, the Grizzlies are back in the playoffs, and the busiest bridge in the Memphis area is still out of commission. → Read More

Multiple sheep found tied up in a yard in Memphis neighborhood

Neighbors off Tutweiler Street in Berclair took to social media and contacted law enforcement earlier this week when they saw multiple sheep tied up in a yard. → Read More

Carjacking, attempted murder suspect free on bond

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A suspect in a Memphis carjacking is free despite being accused of attempted first-degree murder earlier this week. Kedric Reese, 20, is accused of kidnapping, weapons charges and even attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly forced himself into a stranger’s car at a red light in northeast Memphis. A driver was sitting […] → Read More

Suspects in Olive Branch triple homicide free on bond, worrying victims’ family members

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. —Less than five months after a triple homicide in Mississippi, both suspects allegedly involved are walking around as free men. The loved ones of John Sutherland, Tyler Liles and Tommi Carrier still relive the worst night of their lives. The three victims were brutally shot and killed early New Years Day, heading […] → Read More

Residents say they are living in “a warzone” at a Whitehaven apartment complex

Residents at one Mid-South apartment complex tell us they’ve lived in fear for years, and they’re demanding to know when change will actually take place. → Read More

Shooting comes just as Beale Street, downtown Memphis get ready for more visitors

Business officials and law enforcement are aware of safety concerns, and say they’re working on improvements. → Read More

‘It’s just not right’: Residents speak out as trash, gunfire plagues Orange Mound apartment complex

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Mid-South apartment complex has been falling apart for months, and residents feel like its ownership group and the City of Memphis have failed them. Michael Suggs, Jr., has lived at Campus Heights for 10 years now, and says less than a year ago, it was still a vibrant place to call […] → Read More