Archives for January 2019

Artic Blast Is Coming

An artic blast is heading our way that could bring a wintery mix of snow and rain through tomorrow. The greatest chanes for snow will be across north Mississippi and southwest Tennessee. Expect rain through the evening commute, which could change over to some snow overnight.

More Dear with Chronic Wasting Disease

Three more cases of chronic wasting disease have been found in Mississippi deer, bringing the total to nine. The Clarion Ledger reports the state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Wildlife Bureau says one confirmed case was in Benton County and two were in Marshall County. Department executive director Russ Walsh says this is Benton County’s first case. The fatal neurological disease is contagious and causes deer to lose weight and have movement problems.

CEO Arrested for Child Pornography

A Hernando business executive was arrested for a second time and bonded out late last week in connection with an investigation into a concealed camera at his business. 23 year old David Hunter Moore, CEO of Moore Advanced, was arrested late Thursday night and charged with producing child pornography. Moore Friday bonded out on $200,000 bond.

Food Bank Needs Food

Mid-South Food Bank officials say their supplies are dwindling due to the government shutdown. An estimated 17-thousand people in the Mid-South have been impacted by the shutdown. Food bank officials say they’re treating the shutdown like a disaster relief situation due to the number of people who need assistance. They say it’s especially difficult to meet demand at this time of year as donations drop off after the holidays.

Adults Fighting at School

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fight at Wooddale High School. Authorities say yesterday’s fight was between two adults who were visiting the school. There had been reports that the adults may have been armed. However, deputies say they didn’t find any weapons.

Hood recovers $26.6 million, settles Epps bribery case

Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that his office recovered $26,612,188.22 in Mississippi taxpayer funds after settling 11 civil lawsuits filed in February 2017, against multiple government contractors doing business with the Mississippi Department of Corrections during the Epps bribery scandal.

FedEx Ranked Among Most Admired Companies In The World

Memphis-based FedEx is among the world’s most admired companies. Fortune Magazine ranks FedEx as the tenth most admired company in the world. It’s the 19th time FedEx has made Fortune’s list. It’s also the 15th time the shipping giant has been ranked among the top ten companies on the list.

FedExForum Evacuated Due To Small Electrical Fire

No one is injured after a fire at FedExForum. The facility was evacuated yesterday due to a small electrical fire. The fire was in a sauna in the Grizzlies’ locker room. The fire was put out quickly with team personnel and FedExForum staff allowed to return to prepare for last night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets.

SCS Students Have The Day Off

Some Shelby County Schools students are getting the day off. Sheffield Elementary is closed today due to problems with its heating system. SCS officials said yesterday that crews would be working on the issue throughout the night. However, they added they didn’t expect repairs to be completed in time for the start of the school day.

Car Jacking and Crash Left One Person Dead

Three people were taken to the hospital after Memphis police said a carjacking ended in a crash. Police were responding to reports of a stolen when a Lexus, which was also stolen, sped past them, and crashed into a Kia. The driver of the Kia died at the hospital. The two suspects inside the Lexus are expected to be okay. Police said evidence at the scene connected the suspects to the oringinal car theft.