Archives for September 2019

One Killed In Crash In Frayser

A man has died after a cfrash in Frayser. MPD says officers responded to the area of New Allen Road and Frayser-Raleigh Road just before 3:00 this morning and found one car that had lost control and struck a tree. The driver was dead at the scene. His name is not yet known.

Early Voting Ends Tomorrow

You’re running out of time to take advantage of early voting in the Memphis city elections. Early voting ends tomorrow. The Memphis mayor’s office is up for grabs, as are all 13 Memphis City Council seats. Election Day is next Thursday.

Thousands of Care Packages For Soldiers Filled

About 12-thousand care packages for members of the U.S. military are being filled in Memphis. Over 225 volunteers worked to fill the packages yesterday. The care packages are part of FedEx’s support of the USO Holidays Campaign. The program is meant to thank members of the military for their service.

UofM Students Shaken by Hazing Video

Some UofM students are upset after they say they were required to watch a graphic anti-hazing movie. The movie Haze was intended to raise awareness of hazing within sororities and fraternities. However, students say they were shaken by the movie that showed images of sexual assault and animal abuse. The movie was shown this week as part of National Hazing Prevention Week.

Six Charaged in Wilder Vandelism

The Department of Children’s Services is confirming 18 juveniles have been moved out of Wilder Youth Development Center in Sommerville. Six are facing charges following Sunday’s riot. Court records show dozens of teens are accused of causing thousands of dollars of damage after escaping from their assigned pods. It took authorities from mulitple agencies four hours to gain control of the situation.

Bartlett Wins $25,000 Grant

Bartlett is a winner of a 25-thousand-dollar grant to be used for its dog park. The grant is thanks to the Boyd Foundation, which wants to make Tennessee the best dog state in the nation. It’s also part of the Dog Park Dash effort to give away three-million dollars in three years for dog parks in the state. There were 60 applicants this year with 30 being selected.

Early Voting Off to a Slow Start

Interest in early voting for Memphis city elections is slow. About 22-thousand people have taken advantage of early voting. Some election observers say they expect fewer people to vote this year than in 2015 when about 20-percent of registered voters went to the polls. Early voting ends Saturday with Election Day set for Thursday, October 3rd.

Review of Watson’s Mental State Will be Reviewed

The evaluation to determine if Curtis Ray Watson is competent to stand trial is expected to happen sometime next month. Watson is accused of killing Debra Johnson in August and escaping the West Tennessee State Pen. Watson had his preliminary court hearing yesterday in Lauderdale County, though he remained behind bars in Nashville at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution.

Homework Hotline Now Open

The Homework Hotline in Shelby County is up and running. Beginning today students can call the hotline for free homework help from 4 to 8 p.m. Central Time. Kids will work with teachers certified K-through-12, get free tutoring or chat online at Homework Hotline-dot-info.

Tigers Prepare For Midshipmen

Bible Museum Recieves Funding

The Bible Museum in Collierville is receiving 15-thousand-dollar in funding from the Shelby County Commission. The decision yesterday came amid protest at the commission’s meeting by the Freedom from Religion Foundation. The atheist group vehemently opposed the funding which was originally ten-thousand-dollars, but the commission boosted the total by adding another five-thousand-dollars.