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Amber Alert issued for 9-year-old boy in middle Tennessee
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for a missing 9-year-old boy.
Published November 16, 2020 at 11:28 AM
Mississippi couple charged after baby neglected, born in deplorable conditions, deputies say
A Mississippi man and woman are behind bars after deputies found a neglected newborn.
Published November 10, 2020 at 12:56 PM
Staff members at Cordova care facility indicted with death of patient
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, John Bulmanski, 59, suffered an injury in June 2019 while being transported by three staff members, but they didn’t report his injuries at the time.
Published November 10, 2020 at 12:42 PM
Tennessee governor quarantined after member of security detail tests positive for COVID-19
Governor Bill Lee’s weekly coronavirus briefing is canceled Wednesday while the governor is in quarantine.
Published October 14, 2020 at 1:33 PM
Tennessee mayor dies after battle with COVID-19
Manchester, Tennessee Mayor Lonnie Norman spent the better part of two weeks hospitalized with COVID-19 complications.
Published October 12, 2020 at 1:19 PM
Graceland, Levitt Shell and ’I Heart Memphis’ mural tagged with ’Defund the Police’ graffiti
Messages of “Defund the Police” and “BLM” mark the wall outside Graceland on Elvis Presley Boulevard and the Levitt Shell in Overton Park.
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Published September 1, 2020 at 6:14 PM
Missing Kansas woman’s vehicle found in Crittenden County with body inside
Sheriff Mike Allen says a family member searching the area for Marilane Carter discovered the vehicle around 11 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle was hidden from view and inside was a female body.
Published August 18, 2020 at 10:33 PM
Tennessee COVID-19 cases increase by more than 1,800, 9 new deaths reported
The Shelby County Health Department has identified 376 new COVID-19 cases and three additional deaths in the last 24 hours.
Published August 8, 2020 at 2:08 PM
Mayhem ensues after hundreds of teens dropped off at Mid-South putt-putt facility
Scenes from a chaotic night at the Golf and Games Family Park on Summer Avenue are being shared all over social media.
Published July 26, 2020 at 4:53 PM
Lizzo feeds DeSoto County hospital employees
Award-winning Singer Lizzo decided to give back to DeSoto County hospital employees who have been on the frontlines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published July 14, 2020 at 2:46 PM
TDH: 1,460 new COVID-19 cases reported, more than 35,400 people recovered from virus
Health officials with the Shelby County Health Department reported 317 new coronavirus cases and four additional deaths in their latest COVID-19 update Saturday.
Published July 11, 2020 at 2:10 PM
Massive American flag draped over Gatlinburg SkyBridge
The Gatlinburg SkyBridge is looking very patriotic for the Fourth of July.
Published July 3, 2020 at 9:02 AM
FedEx asks Washington Redskins to change team name
A FedEx spokesperson released a statement Thursday afternoon, saying, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.”
Published July 2, 2020 at 5:51 PM
COVID-19 cases surpass 34,400 in Tennessee, Shelby Co. sees largest single-day case increase
The Shelby County Health Department has confirmed the largest day to day case increase since the COVID-19 pandemic struck the Mid-South in march.
Published June 20, 2020 at 10:38 PM
One of the strictest abortion bills in the country set to become law in Tenn.
A strict abortion bill is set to become law in Tennessee.
Published June 19, 2020 at 6:49 AM
Health officials report more than 400 new coronavirus cases, 4 additional deaths in Tennessee
The Tennessee Department of Health has reported 415 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and four new deaths across the state.
Published June 13, 2020 at 11:04 PM
Tennessee absentee ballot controversy reaches political, legal ‘stalemate’
Officials could face steep consequences if they don’t comply with a judge’s ruling that everyone must have the chance to vote absentee in this year’s elections because of COVID-19 concerns.
Published June 13, 2020 at 6:36 PM
National Civil Rights Museum reopening June 25
The National Civil Rights Museum will be reopening on June 25 after temporarily closing for three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published June 13, 2020 at 2:12 PM
Memphis mayor extends city curfew to Sunday morning
The City of Memphis will be under curfew for a sixth night.
Published June 6, 2020 at 4:08 PM
Tenn. COVID-19 cases top 20,100 with more than 300 new cases, 7 additonal deaths reported
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Shelby County with 126 new cases and one additional death identified Sunday.
Published May 24, 2020 at 10:30 PM
Gates of Graceland to reopen this week under new health and safety protocols
Elvis Presley’s Graceland is set to open Thursday, May 21 after temporarily closing due to coronavirus concerns. But like many businesses across the Mid-South, there are some changes.
Published May 17, 2020 at 9:59 PM
Confederate general’s body could be relocated after descendants of Nathan Bedford Forrest drop lawsuit over removal of monuments
With the lawsuit dropped, Memphis Greenspace can move forward with legal proceedings to move the bodies of Forrest and his wife who were buried under his statue.
Published May 12, 2020 at 6:07 PM
‘Tennessee Pledge’: Gov. Bill Lee outlines new guidelines for businesses opening next week
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced new guidelines for businesses allowed to reopen next week in 89 of the state’s 95 counties.
Published April 24, 2020 at 9:49 AM
2 Southwest Tennessee students quarantined following exposure to Shelby County COVID-19 patient
Two Southwest Tennessee Community College students are self-quarantined after they were exposed to the patient being treated for COVID-19 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis.
Published March 9, 2020 at 9:54 PM
TBI finds remains believed to be missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says investigators have found remains that are believed to be those of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Boswell.
Published March 6, 2020 at 11:11 PM
President Donald Trump visits Tennessee to tour tornado damage
President Donald Trump plans to visit Tennessee Friday to tour tornado damage. Two tornadoes hit middle Tennessee Tuesday morning, killing 24 people.
Published March 6, 2020 at 11:53 AM
Gov. Bill Lee announces 1st confirmed case of coronavirus in Tennessee
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee plans to give an update concerning the coronavirus.
Published March 5, 2020 at 10:09 AM
Amber Alert: Search for Tennessee toddler Evelyn Boswell in North Carolina pond inconclusive
The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office searched a pond in the Shepherds Crossroads Community Wednesday in connection with the 15-month-old’s disappearance but found nothing new in the case.
Published February 26, 2020 at 5:15 PM
Search for missing boaters near Pickwick Dam transitions to recovery operation
Speaking from the Pickwick Dam, TWRA’s Amy Spencer said water flow, water temperatures and air temperatures led them to believe there is no chance for survival.
Published February 26, 2020 at 11:32 AM
Mother of missing 15-month-old Evelyn Mae Boswell arrested for false reporting
The mother of the 15-month-old infant that is the face of Tennessee Amber Alert has been arrested and charged with false reporting by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office.
Published February 26, 2020 at 7:27 AM
Huntsville City Schools will remain closed this week due to cyber-attack
Food Bank of North Alabama reopens after COVID-19 forced closure
Deputy’s patrol car struck during vehicle stop in Boaz
WAFF 48 Digital Staff
Huntsville organizations receive $1.6 million for Giving Tuesday
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