School Bus Crash in Benton County

One person is dead and several others injured following a school bus crash in Benton County. Authorities are speculating the driver may have had a heart attack or other medical emergency. The driver, Chester Cole, was killed. Two individuals injured in the crash were taken to Methodist Olive Branch while another five were rushed to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Of those taken to Le Bonheur, authorities said at least two of them had to be airlifted. There seven children on the bus between the ages of seven and 13.

Veteran MPD Officer Is Facing DUICharges

(Memphis, TN) — It appears an MPDrges drove into a column at an East Memphis liquor store. Sergeant Thomas Berryhill has been charged with DUI, public intoxication and reckless driving. MPD says the 26-year veteran was off duty at the time.

FedEx Delivers is helping in the Bahamas

(Memphis, TN) — FedEx is joining business from across the country offering support to the Bahamas. The international shipping giant used one of its cargo planes to deliver supplies to The Bahamas yesterday. Nearly 60-thousand pounds of supplies were delivered to Nassau from FedEx Headquarters in Memphis.

New Shelby Co. Voting Center Named For Civil Rights Leader James Meredith

(Memphis, TN) — The first African-American to enroll at the University of Mississippi is being honored in Memphis. James Meredith was admitted to Ole Miss in 1962. In 1966, Meredith was shot while on a walk from Memphis to Jackson, Mississippi that was meant to encourage voter registration. Yesterday, the new Shelby County voting center on Poplar Avenue was dedicated as the James Meredith Building.

Memphis Business Damaged From Fire

(Memphis, TN) — A business is damaged from a fire. The Memphis Fire Department says the blaze at Simply Delicious Caterings was started by an air conditioning unit that malfunctioned. They did not have a sprinkler system. No injuries were reported in the Friday fire.

One Man Dead In Double Shooting

One person is dead after a double shooting in Memphis around 2:30 yesterday afternoon at the 800-block of Crockett Place. A second victim was hospitalized and is expected to survive. Memphis police say the investigation is ongoing.

Orange Code Alert Today in Memphis

An air quality code orange alert has been issued for Today. The County Health Department warns active children and adults, as well as people with respitory issues when ouside. Due to the code orange public transportaation fares ahve been reduced to 25 cents for today.
The health department tips during the alert include:

Refuel cars and lawnmowers after 7 p.m.
Carpool or mass transit
Combine errands rather than making separate trips
Drive less, especially during peak hours
The alert includes Shelby County, DeSoto County, and Crittenden County.

Driver Injured In Road Rage SHooting

A Desoto County driver was injured in a shooting early Saturday. A statement from the sheriff’s office says the suspect shot the driver near I-55 and Goodman Road, then fled the scene in possibly a Nissan Maxima at about 7:30 Saturday morning. Poclie say the incident is believed to be a road rage-type incident.

Possible Kidnap Victim Is Safe

(Memphis, TN) — The person believed to have been abducted yesterday has been found safe. Investigators were looking for 44-year-old Sonny Lyles after it appeared he had been forced into a car yesterday on Jackson Ave.

UOM President Gets a Significant Pay Raise

(Memphis, TN) — The board of trustees at the University of Memphis approved a pay raise for the President of the University. David Rudd’s pay will increase by $100,000 a year while the minimum pay for full-time employees at the university remains 11 dollars and 11 cents an hour.