Archives for May 2019

Memphis Tourism Taking Promotion On The Road

(Memphis, TN) — Memphis tourism officials are hosting a big event in St. Louis to promote travel to the Bluff City. The Memphis Pop-Up Festival in downtown St. Louis will find itself in the midst of one of that city’s biggest sports weekends. The Cardinals are hosting the Cubs at Busch Stadium and the St. Louis Blues faceoff against the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals. Memphis officials say there will be live music and free Memphis BBQ as they look to grow tourism for the city.

Family: Murder Victims Knew Their Killers

(Memphis, TN) — The family of two murder victims believe the men knew their killers. Family members tell WMC-TV the way DeMarco Foote and his 18-year-old nephew Rico Cooper were found indicates the men knew who came into the house. The two were shot and killed in their Raleigh home on Tuesday. DeMarco Foote’s son says his father was found in a chair and his cousin was lying in front of the television when they were shot.

Motion To Suppress In Wright Trial

(Memphis, TN) — A motion to suppress wiretap phone calls between two murder suspects is being presented in Memphis. Sherra Wright and Billy Turner are charged with the murder of Memphis and NBA basketball star Lorenzen Wright in 2010. The motion is expected to be heard today. Earlier this week the defense withdrew a motion for change of venue.

FedEx To Deliver 7 Days A Week

(Memphis, TN) — FedEx is expanding it’s a daily service. The company announced today it will start delivering seven days a week in most of the country beginning in January. Officials say the decision will help serve the fast-growing e-commerce market.

Collierville Schools Hires New Superintendent

Collierville Schools is prepared for the retirement of Superintendent John Aitken. Aitken is stepping down next month. The Collierville Schools Board announced last night it’s hired Dr. Gary Lilly to replace Aitken. Lilly is coming to Collierville from Bristol City Schools in East Tennessee where he’s worked for 25 years.

MPD Searching In Whitehaven For Endangered Boy

Memphis police are asking for help finding a Whitehaven boy who’s considered an endangered runaway. Police say 12-year-old Jaden Thomas has a mental disorder and left home without his medication. He was last seen yesterday morning near Shelby Drive and Hodge Road. He’s described as black, five-two, 115 pounds and was wearing a white New Orleans T-shirt, blue pajama pants, white socks and no shoes.

Two Men Indicted For Murder Of Phil Trenary

Two men are being indicted for the shooting death of Memphis civic and business leader Phil Trenary. The Shelby County DA says McKinney Wright and Quandarius Richardson were indicted yesterday for first-degree murder and attempted aggravated robbery. They allegedly killed Trenary in September of last year as he was walking on South Front Street, near GE Patterson Ave. They allegedly took off in a stolen pickup truck which later crashed.

NBC Close To Picking Memphis For Legal Drama Filming

A final decision on where NBC’s new legal drama will be filmed could be announced soon. The Memphis Business Journal reports NBC is leaning towards filming Bluff City law in Memphis. The Memphis City Council and the Shelby County Commission passed resolutions asking the state for ten-million dollars in incentives to entice NBC to shoot the series in the Bluff City. The drama about a father-daughter legal team that takes on Civil Rights cases is expected to bring millions in investment to Memphis each season.

MPD Officer Involved in 2018 Shooting Resigns

An MPD officer involved in the shooting death of a man last year – has resigned. David Reinke submitted a resignation last month, we’re told. Reinke and Officer Brandon Barnes were involved in the deadly shooting of D’Mario Perkins.

Beale Street Bucks Returning This Weekend

You better be carrying some cash if you plan to be on Beale Street after ten o’clock at night. A cover charge to gain access to Beale Street will be enforced on Friday and Saturday night. Memphis officials say the cover charge is necessary for crowd control. Crowds swell on the iconic street when the weather is good and no rain is expected this weekend.