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“The debt is larger, the debt is still there, over the next few years the debt will still be there and be increase by millions,” she said, “What are they going to do? Raise property taxes? Who are they going to take it away from at that point? There's no one left to blame.”
From celebrities to first responders and teachers to our own FOX13 News team, everyone has been taking the ice bucket challenge to support the ALS association and posting their videos on social media. More>>
A new charge has been filed against a DeSoto County man who has been accused of sexually abusing a minor. More>>
The Salvation Army will start taking applications for its annual Angel Tree program Sept. 3-5. More>>
As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. More>>
Jackson police have captured a man wanted in the possible abduction of a 17-year-old girl. Jackson Police Department spokeswoman Colendula Green says officers captured 19-year-old Dewayne Thomas about 5:45 p.m. Monday. More>>
Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran. More>>
We should take time to reflect on what it means to have a job and why some don't seem to appreciate it. More>>
Hope you're enjoying your Labor Day! We'll continue to see some light chances for rain tonight as the low hits the mid 70s. More>>
Melodia Dunn, whose two young sons died in a South Memphis house fire in 2009 after she left them home alone, has been sentenced to 14 years probation. She was also ordered to undergo mental health treatment.
A Tennessee man is hoping to become the first person to walk from sea to shining see with the American Flag. Walter Chick McGill trekked through the Mid-South on Monday. FOX13 News caught up with the pastor in Marion, Ark.
What started out as a couple of burgers and hot dogs cooked by Pat Carter to feed the homeless has now turned into a legion of volunteers helping feed the homeless on Labor Day Monday. More>>
Avian Jackson of Memphis is behind bars after he was found with marijuana and a gun inside of a car, police said. But that's not all. His four-year-old son was in the back seat at the time of his arrest. More>>
A new day is dawning at the county commission with six new members joining seven returnees. But, could the naming of a new commission chairman reignite the kind of contentious confrontations which often threw the governmental body into chaos in the last few years? More>>
Several hundred spent Labor Day Monday morning pounding the Downtown Memphis pavement for a good cause during the 12th annual Chick-Fil-A 5k. The race was even more special for one runner,.
President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for... More>>
A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said. More>>
Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. More>>
UPDATE: Jackson police say they have found a car that authorities believe was used in the possible kidnapping of 17-year-old girl. More>>
Memphis Police are investigating a late night shooting in Whitehaven.
Teen star Peyton List is in Memphis to meet fans and sign autographs.
Back to back shootings in southeast Memphis leave one dead and two injured. More>>
A number of Tennessee school systems have decided not to purchase social studies textbooks, and instead rely on the Internet and digital resources. More>>
Two men have been arrested in connection to a double shooting Sunday over a Playstation game console in the 4000 block of Camelot Lane.
An accused gunman in a Sunday evening drive-by shooting that sent a man to the hospital, was arrested by police after the victim's grandmother identified the suspect in a police lineup. More>>
Memphis Police is asking the public's assistance in finding two murder suspects wanted in connection to the death of a 27-year-old mother of five. More>>
The Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) Board of Commissioners today announced that Ronald L. Garrison joined MATA as the new General Manager. More>>
The Memphis Grizzlies have waived 2013 second round pick Jamaal Franklin. More>>
An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the... More>>
Memphis police arrest a man accused of raping a woman in the U of M area last night. More>>
A Tennessee father of three has created a smartphone app that reminds parents not to leave their children in a hot car. More>>
An Amory pond has been added to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife. More>>
The Grand jury is expected to get the case of the suspect in a child's death. More>>
The Columbus Police Department has ordered 50 video cameras for officers to begin wearing this fall. More>>
In Clarksville, Tennessee, a former Army infantryman has been sentenced to 17 years For a home invasion. More>>
A single funeral caused many. More>>
An East Tennessee Band Director faces more than a dozen counts of statutory rape.school duties. More>>
Business leaders in Memphis are using their experience as executives to help high school students get into college. More>>
Memphis Firedepartment is responding to a 2 alarm fire at the Motel 8 in the 3000 block of Lamar at American Way. More>>
Memphis Police are on the scene at the Lamar Express Coin Op Laundromat, 3088 Lamar between Semmes and Prescott where there has been an apparent shooting. More>>
A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has been approved for inclusion on the November ballot. More>>
Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police.
A number of Tennessee school systems have decided not to purchase social studies textbooks, and instead rely on the Internet and digital resources.
The police captain says the cameras will increase the department's ability to assess the validity of complaints with visual evidence.
Central High School's Class of 1989 got together for their 25th reunion Saturday afternoon to honor a friend and classmate. More>>
An elementary school principal has been suspended after being charged with buying crack cocaine. More>>
The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday. More>>
The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go. More>>
The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league.
Democrats Mark Pryor and Mike Ross took different positions on the president's federal health overhaul plan when it came before Congress four years ago. But, running in the two hottest races in Arkansas this fall, both find themselves under attack on the issue and navigating around it as they struggle to prevent a complete Republican takeover of the state's top offices. More>>
Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. More>>
When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.What wasn't written was understood - she meant billions, shocking figures for a franchise that until recently was a perpetual loser. More>>
College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.With the virus continuing to kill in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the expected arrival of thousands of students from those countries has U.S. authorities on alert but cautioning against alarm. More>>
Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family. More>>
Prosecutors say the mother of a 4-month-old girl who died of a drug overdose has been indicted.
For all you savvy shoppers, Labor Day weekend is a good time to hit the stores, especially if you're in the market for certain things.
The Mississippi department of corrections is seeking proposals from private companies to operate four of the state's private prisons.
A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death. More>>
Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of... More>>
Week 1 prep football scores across the state of Tennessee. More>>
Week 1 prep football scores across the state of Mississippi.
If you're headed to the 25th annual Southern Heritage Classic, featuring Jackson State and Tennessee State at the Liberty Bowl on Sept. 13, you may notice one big thing missing. More>>
Walter Shegog, who has 21 prior convictions, has been found guilty of stealing a car from a disabled veteran. More>>
He wanted the maximum sentence and that's what he got. A Florida sex offender, already serving time, was given an additional 25 years for raping the same child in Shelby County, Tenn. More>>
The recent 7th Annual Forrest Spence Fund 5K raised more than $85,000 with more than 1,200 people ran for the cause. The fund pays for non-medical needs for families at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and also helps families who lose a child pay for grief counseling. More>>
Two children who survived a fatal car crash in 2013 were reunited with their hero who came to their aid and saved their lives. More>>
A Memphis Police City Watch Alert was issued Friday evening for 16-year-old Azionna Adams, who reportedly ran away from a home in the 900 block of Kenneth Street after an argument.
Mid-South hospitals are preparing for an influx of patients now that Crittenden Regional Hospital's Emergency Department in West Memphis, Ark., closed two days ago. More>>
Reactions are mixed to the news Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam plans on presenting a Medicaid expansion proposal this fall. More>>
A gay man said while he was a child he was repeatedly sexual assaulted by a teacher at a Bethel Baptist School in Walls, Miss. More>>
Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. More>>
The Tennessee Highway Patrol says this weekend will be a "No Refusal" weekend. More>>
Catrina Perryman, the mother of a four-month-old girl who died of drug toxicity in November 2013, was indicted by a Shelby County grand jury on reckless homicide charges, District Attorney General Amy Weirich said. More>>
A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has been approved for inclusion on the November ballot. More>>
Eight candidates have applied with the Tennessee Supreme Court for the next eight-year term as state attorney general. More>>
Are you willing to pay to play on Beale Street? Recent crimes along Memphis' famous strip is causing some to change up the rules. As a way to increase safety, some folks may have to pay a cover charge. More>>
Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee said Friday that he's returning to Mississippi to continue recovering from a stroke while he runs for re-election. More>>
Judge Hollis McGehee has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff. The judge said that state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran, failed to start the election challenge on time. More>>
Help police find the man who broke into a business in the 2100 block of East Person Avenue. More>>
Sedrick Clayton was sentenced to 15 years for attempted first degree murder, six years for employing a firearm, three years for possession of a firearm and 11 months 29 days for unauthorized use of a vehicle. More>>
Homicide investigators need your help finding a shooting suspect. More>>
A Florida sex offender already serving a 15-year prison sentence there has been given an additional 25 years for raping the same child in Tennessee. More>>
Closing arguments are being presented Friday in the trial of a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman in 2012 through illicit silicone buttocks injections. More>>
A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in a lawsuit accusing the state of failing to provide certain services required by the federal health care law. More>>
Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. More>>
The heads of two state legislative committees have asked the State Board of Education to hold a hearing to address alleged concerns about a new advanced placement U.S. history course offered to high school students.
An automotive parts manufacturer is expanding its distribution facility in Smyrna and is expected to create more than 130 additional jobs in Rutherford County.
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Tunica County's gaming revenue has dropped more than $500 million in the last seven years, and the county is really starting to feel it.
Body cameras will adorn the chests of officers in Blytheville and must be activated once an officer leaves the cruiser for a police call. More>>
Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the... More>>
Six new Shelby County Commissioners joined seven returning commissioners in a swearing in ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Cannon Center in Downtown Memphis. More>>
Critics characterize Beale Street's new security fees on weekends as racist and unconstitutional. One man is ready to file a lawsuit to be a stop to the $10 fee that's been collected recently. More>>
The Crittenden County community is already seeing the impacts of closing Crittenden Regional Hospital, including the Emergency Department that closed two days after the hospital closure announcement. More>>
Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe. The sight of Obama discussing possible U.S. military action in Syria in a light-colored suit lit up Twitter on Thursday, and the reviews of his unusual fashion choice were less than fashionable.
We've all heard the saying "Mother knows best." Now, a Memphis group is using that phrase to find ways to cut back on youth violence. More>>
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The state chapter of the NAACP and other advocates for health care are urging Gov. Bill Haslam to expand Medicaid in Tennessee. More>>
Hundreds of students and parents protested Thursday at the Tunica County Schools Superintendent's office over the recent firing of longtime educator and coach, Rosa Fort High School Principal Derrick Dace. More>>
Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper said an election will placed on the November ballot to replace Democratic State Sen. Jim Kyle's District 30 seat. More>>
It began with Canada tweeting some not-so-friendly travel tips for the Russian military: a map showing Russia and labeling Ukraine as "not Russia." More>>
Marquavious McMillian, 20, alleged in an assault at the Huddle House in West Point, Miss., in a weekend assault that hospitalized a 32-year-old man, police said.
Southaven Police are looking for parents whose children were being cared for at a home on Eubanks, who may have been victimized by Richard Marsee.
President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in... More>>
Published reports say Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson has hired Dr. Angela Whitelaw and Cynthia Alexander-Mitchell as the district's two new assistant superintendents. More>>
Shelby County Schools issued a statement Thursday saying they have suspended a teacher at Keystone Elementary. More>>
After losing a net loss totaling $16.4 million and $10.3 million over the first six months, Fred's said it will close 60 stores and other moves that will impact the remainder of fiscal 2014 and hope to have positive financial returns in 2015. More>>
Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six... More>>
Fourteen Mississippi school districts have filed suit against the state, seeking repayment of amounts they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years. More>>
A new grocery store may be on its way to Tennessee. More>>
A Mississippi judge says he will carefully consider whether to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn a Republican primary victory by Sen. Thad Cochran. More>>
SeaPort Airlines will provide new air passenger service in Tupelo. More>>
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is defending his campaign TV ad that invokes the Ebola outbreak to criticize his Republican rival over medical disaster funding, saying he doesn't view it as a scare tactic.
A car crashed into the front of a store about 10:00 this morning. More>>
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as doctors know about now, the World Health Organization said Thursday. More>>
A man who was shot in the face is in critical condition at Regional One.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.
Attorneys for Chris McDaniel have issued subpoenas demanding election records from more than half of Mississippi's counties for a lawsuit that seeks to overturn his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran. More>>
As children continue to head north from the Mexican border in the the United States, Point of Impact of Memphis is headed south again, to Honduras, on a mission to bring food, clothes, and hope. Point of Impact has made dozens of trips, often at their own risk, to Central America. More>>
Three Memphis rape survivors have dropped their federal lawsuit in favor of a state class action lawsuit. More>>
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Officials with Crittenden Regional Hospital announced the hospital's Emergency Department would close its doors permanently at 7 p.m. Wednesday, less than two weeks before the rest of the hospital is scheduled to shut down. More>>
Memphis Education Association President Keith Williams is making it clear, teachers are serious about their salaries. More>>
Day care owner Richard Marsee, 45, of Southaven, has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a child. Southaven Police are also investigating whether he has been running a day care out of his home. More>>
The Memphis Redbirds released their 2015 Pacific Coast League schedule dates today and will host 72 regular season games at AutoZone Park in addition to a St. Louis Cardinals exhibition game. More>>
Pat Carter is using his Labor Day for love. Carter will be feeding, clothing, and providing health exams to those in need at the 27th Annual Homeless Picnic, which will be held at Morris Park on Sept. 1. More>>
The inaugural season of Free Friday Flicks begins Aug. 29 at Beale Street Landing. More>>
Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show "Cops" as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a... More>>
The streets of an eastern Spanish town are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle that has become a major tourist attraction. More>>
The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage... More>>
State health officials are reporting a second death this year from the West Nile virus in Mississippi.
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