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Coroner: Driver clutched his chest, slumped over before Mississippi school bus crash
William “Chester” Cole, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene. At least eight children were injured in the crash, including Cole’s granddaughter who was also a passenger, according to his family.
Published September 10, 2019 at 7:18 PM
Driver dead, 8 children injured in school bus crash in Benton County, Miss.
The crash happened before 8 a.m. near Highway 72 and Whippoorwill Road. According to the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the driver, Chester Cole, died at the scene.
Published September 10, 2019 at 9:50 AM
Dangerous escaped Tenn. inmate Curtis Watson in custody, state DOC tweets
Pictures out of Henning in west Tennessee show Watson in what appears to be in camp overalls and a hat and carrying a camp backpack.
Published August 11, 2019 at 2:27 PM
2 employees killed, officer wounded in shooting at Southaven, Mississippi Walmart; suspect shot, in custody
Police cars are surrounding Walmart on Goodman Road in Southaven.
Published July 30, 2019 at 4:39 PM
Man from viral ‘Back up Terry’ video gifted with new wheelchair
Remember the “Back up Terry” video that went viral a few years ago? Terry is from Memphis and he's the recipient of a brand new wheelchair!
Published July 24, 2019 at 8:27 AM
Dozens of officers injured in protests after U.S. marshals shoot, kill man in Memphis
United States Marshals shot and killed a man in Memphis on Wednesday night, sparking a major protest.
Published June 13, 2019 at 8:24 AM
Proposed bill would fine $10K per robocall
Congressman David Kustoff (R-TN) is looking to fight against robocalls.
Published April 26, 2019 at 8:45 AM
Missing Mississippi girl found safe; endangered child alert canceled
EIght-month-old Mariana Elise Johnson was found safe Friday.
Published March 29, 2019 at 6:04 AM
Bump stocks will become illegal to own starting Tuesday
A national ban on bump stocks – attachments that essentially allow shooters to fire semi-automatic rifles continuously with one pull of the trigger – goes into effect at midnight.
Published March 25, 2019 at 6:08 PM
Memphis man says he was brutally beaten by security guard in case of mistaken identity
A Memphis man says it was a case of mistaken identity that led to him being brutally beaten and struck in the head with a gun by a security guard.
Published March 17, 2019 at 9:42 PM
FDA approves six-in-one vaccine for infants, young children
A new vaccine is promising one less shot and possibly fewer tears for young children.
Published March 4, 2019 at 7:11 AM
Pollen season expected to be aggressive this year
Pollen season is expected to be aggressive in 2019.
Published February 27, 2019 at 4:20 PM
Bill would create a felony for officers who disable body cameras
Proposed changes to the law could give the DA more options when prosecuting police officers who violate department policy.
Published February 25, 2019 at 10:27 PM
Tax experts encourage filing before Feb. 15 in case of another shutdown
With the possibility of another government shutdown on February 15, tax experts suggest filing your returns no later than this week.
Published February 4, 2019 at 9:14 PM
Federal jailers aren’t being paid during shutdown, but inmates are
Across the country, federal employees are on day 20 of working without pay.
Published January 10, 2019 at 4:45 PM
Cyntoia Brown granted clemency, set for release in August
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has granted executive clemency to Cyntoia Brown, commuting her life sentence to supervised release later this year.
Published January 7, 2019 at 5:09 PM
Extended government shutdown could have impact on WIC, SNAP
The shutdown has some wondering how it will affect their benefits at home.
Published January 1, 2019 at 5:17 AM
Woman robbed at gunpoint while visiting her mother’s grave
According to police, a woman was robbed at gunpoint while visiting her mother’s grave on Christmas day.
Published December 29, 2018 at 10:13 PM
Victims identified after Tunica-bound tour bus overturns on slick Mississippi highway
Two people are dead and 44 others are injured after a tour bus overturned in DeSoto County, Mississippi, about 40 miles south of Memphis.
Published November 14, 2018 at 11:08 PM
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1 officer killed, 1 shot in head during Mandeville traffic stop; suspect identified
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McNeese opens Southland at Abilene Christian
Merryville reserve officer fired after arrest on rape, drug charges
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