Archives for June 2019

Collierville Powerball Ticket Worth $50k

(Collierville, TN) — A Powerball ticket sold in Collierville is worth 50-thousand dollars. The ticket for Wednesday night’s drawing was sold at Collierville C Store on New Byhalia Road. The winner hasn’t come forward yet. The numbers drawn on Wednesday night were one, five, 16, 22, 54, and the Powerball was 24.

Hands Free Cell Phone Law Takes Effect Monday

(Memphis, TN) — Authorities in West Tennessee are reminding drivers about a new law that takes effect on Monday. They say the new hands-free law prevents drivers from holding their phones with any part of their bodies. Drivers can’t text, talk or use social media while behind the wheel. Memphis police say Shelby County leads the state in the number of distracted driving crashes.

MPD Hosting Family Day To Connect With Hispanic, Latino Communities

(Memphis, TN) — The Memphis Police Department is hosting a family day this weekend. MPD says everyone is welcome and is especially hoping to connect with the city’s Hispanic and Latino communities. Department officials say they want members of those communities to know that the MPD is there for them. It’s scheduled for two o’clock Sunday afternoon until six at Gaisman Park on Macon Road.

Shelby Co. Health Dept. Hosting Back-To-School Immunization Clinics

(Memphis, TN) — The Shelby County Health Department is helping parents get their kids ready to go back to school by hosting immunization clinics. The back-to-school clinics are for kids enrolling in child care, preschool, pre-K, kindergarten or anyone starting 7th grade. The vaccinations will be given at seven sites, including the Hickory Hill Clinic, Millington Clinic and the South Mall Clinic. Other sites are Shelby Crossing Clinic, Collierville Clinic, Cawthon Clinic and the Immunization Clinic on Jefferson Ave, near North Dunlap Street.

Study Finds Misconception About Parking In Downtown Memphis

(Memphis, TN) — There’s a misconception about parking in Downtown Memphis. A new study of the parking situation downtown found drivers think it’s hard to find parking and it’s too expensive. An outside consultant found not only is there plenty of parking in Downtown Memphis, but some spots aren’t being used. The study found of the more than 70-thousand parking spots downtown, nearly 40-percent are public spaces and during peak hours only 35-percent of those spots are being used.

Sonic Drive-In Robbers Seen On Posted Video

(Memphis, TN) — Cops hope the release of a video will lead to the arrest of two armed robbery suspects. Two men opened fire during a robbery at a Sonic Drive-In on Stage Road over the weekend and stole money from the register. Both suspects were armed with handguns and one fired shots at employees, hitting a worker in the leg. In addition to the video, Memphis Police have posted a description of both men.

New Aldi Store To Open July 11th

(Memphis, TN) — Memphis is getting a new Aldi grocery store. The new location on Summer Avenue, near Stratford Road is scheduled to open July 11th. It will replace the store on Summer Avenue, near Berclair Road. That store is set for closure next Saturday.

Walgreens Offering Free HIV Testing Today

(Memphis, TN) — Memphis is eighth in the nation when it comes to new transmissions of HIV. Health officials say one way to help prevent the spread of the disease is to know your status. Walgreens, Greater Than AIDS and local health departments will work together on National HIV Testing Day today to offer free screenings. The latest numbers from the CDC show 690 people per 100-thousand in Memphis and Shelby County are living with HIV.

SCOTUS Tosses Tennessee Liquor Law

(Washington, DC) — A Memphis family is celebrating after the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a Tennessee liquor law. The owners of Kimbrough Liquors in Midtown sued over a law requiring those wanting to operate liquor stores to live in the state for two years. In yesterday’s ruling, the Supreme Court said such a requirement is unconstitutional because it discriminates against non-residents. The ruling opens the door for more retail options and potentially lower prices.

Walgreens Offering Free HIV Testing Tomorrow

(Memphis, TN) — Memphis is eighth in the nation when it comes to new transmissions of HIV. Health officials say one way to help prevent the spread of the disease is to know your status. Walgreens, Greater Than AIDS and local health departments will work together on National HIV Testing Day tomorrow to offer free screenings. The latest numbers from the CDC show 690 people per 100-thousand in Memphis and Shelby County are living with HIV.