Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Local News

by Adrian Sainz and Andrew DeMillo -- The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday that river traffic has reopened on the Mississippi River near Memphis, three days after it was closed when a crack was discovered in the Interstate 40 bridge...
Repairs to the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee could take months after a crack was found in the span, forcing thousands of trucks and cars to detour and shutting down shipping on a section of the Mississippi...
Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, and Labor Secretary Martin Walsh touched down in Memphis last Thursday to tout President Joe Biden’s  “investment measures,” namely, the American Families Plan and the $2.3 trillion infrastructure bill. The pair staged...
Paul Young, City of Memphis Division of Housing and Community Development director, was named the next president and chief executive officer of the Downtown Memphis Commission DMC) Tuesday morning. The commission’s board gave Young unanimous approval after a national search for its...
Although the annual retreat of the Shelby County delegation of state legislators was virtual this year, it hosted some of the state’s most powerful decision makers and influential elected officials. The two-day event convened four hours each day Monday (Nov....
Shot Tuesday by U.S. Marshals looking for someone else, a 17 year old now faces criminal charges. It turned out that the teen was not the man the marshals were after. The shooting angered local residents, who took to the...
The city’s first responders are facing a new enemy in the form of the COVID-19 virus, a threat that is invisible to the naked eye and as lethal as any weapon. That puts these vital public servants on the...
As the widespread local impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic became increasingly clear, The New Tri-State Defender deployed its team of reporters, photojournalists and editors to respond accordingly. Today (March 22) on “Where Do We Go From Here?” on TSDRadio...
October is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Awareness (SIDS) month. Do you know exactly what SIDS is and how it occurs? It is an unexplained death of a child usually during sleep who is less than a year old and appeared...
Memphis Police Department Director Michael Rallings was the weekly meeting highlight of the Frayser Exchange Club Foundation Thursday afternoon at Impact Church. “I doubt if I will get to my notes today,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting to go in...