Publisher: Local Memphis WATN-TV
Back in 2016, the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis unveiled the Mobile Stroke Unit. The unit is needed in Memphis, as stroke is more prevalent in the mid-south than other parts of the country. Tuesday, it saved Gerry Sandlin’s life. “I’ve got thrown off a few planes before, but never like that,”… Read More
You often hear about Memphis’ high homicide rate, but the rate at which people are dying from overdosing on opioids is just as alarming. The opioid epidemic is grabbing headlines. From Shelby County suing pharmaceutical companies to Donald Trump declaring the problem a health emergency. So how bad is it? According to the West Tennessee… Read More
For those of you paying for college at Tennessee schools, how does a less than 3% college tuition increase sound? Or a warranty for what you learn? Those are just some of the things that came out budget hearings Tuesday before Governor Bill Haslam. The Governor’s budget hearings every fall provide a window on spending… Read More
The ex-wife of the D.C. Sniper attacks is in Memphis talking about his three-week shooting rampage in Washington, D.C. that killed 17 people. The attacks happened 15 years ago, but what you may not know is she was the sniper’s intended target. Mildred Muhammad is hoping her story will encourage other domestic violence victims to… Read More
It’s been one year since the deadly attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Monday, the victims were remembered. Hundreds gathered outside the club overnight and all day Monday to mark the solemn anniversary. The crowd gathering marked the exact moment when the gunfire started just around 2:00 a.m. Eastern. 49 people died and more than… Read More
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Memphis to host a workshop to train public health and safety officials, epidemiologists, law enforcement officials, first responders and civilian support teams how to best work together to respond in the event of a bio-terrorism threat.
Pacello says with institutions like UTHSC investing in the area, he wants the group to make sure that small businesses follow.