Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters

The number of immigrant children being held in government custody has reached almost 15,000, putting a network of federally contracted shelters across the country near capacity. The national network of more than 100 shelters are 92 percent full, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The situation is forcing the government to consider a range of options, possibly including releasing children more quickly to sponsors in the United States or expanding the already crowded...

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WKNO Features

The Southern Living Entertainment Cookbook

The holidays are the time for entertaining. 

Shelby County Schools’ Superintendent Dorsey Hopson will be leaving his position in January to take a new job with Cigna. This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Hopson joins host Eric Barnes to talk about some of the challenges he faced during his five years as head of Tennessee's largest school district. 

Blue Christmas

Dec 5, 2018
Church Health

While it’s hard to admit, I love sappy holiday movies.

Bluff City Toffee

The way to a person's heart is most definitely through their stomach.


With three vacancies on the Memphis City Council, members will soon get to choose the temporary replacements until the next election. But filling just one of those seats wasn't without controversy. 


It may not have been a surprise that Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate in Mississippi in this week's runoff. The red state hasn't elected a Democrat to that position since the 1980s. But Hyde-Smith's off-the-cuff remarks about attending a public hanging (which she called an "exaggerated expression of regard") inflamed the state's liberal voters, who decried her lack of apology, and galvanized Republicans, who felt the national media gave it too much attention. 

Keep Your Smile Merry and Bright This Winter!

Nov 28, 2018

With winter and holiday mayhem fast approaching, don’t forget about the importance of your oral health! 

Justin Fox Burks

French Toast is so easy to prepare.

After a razor-thin election that is still officially undetermined, Mike Palazzolo stands, at this time, to be the re-elected Mayor of Germantown. He joined WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines to talk about his apparent lead over challenger John Barzizza.

Palazzolo presumes that the difference in margin of votes is enough to call his win. However, the official decision won't be made until the Germantown City Council meets on Monday, Nov. 26. His opponent may then appeal the council’s decision.

Adolescents held at the Shelby County Juvenile Detention Center will now be able to make phone calls to their parents or guardians free of charge, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced Monday.

Harris said eliminating the costs of phone calls between detained juveniles and their families is a small part of his larger juvenile justice reform agenda, but a necessary change.


Nancy Wilson died Thursday after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, Calif., her manager Devra Hall Levy told NPR. She was 81.

Born in Chillicothe, Ohio, in 1937, Wilson has recounted in interviews that she started singing around age 3 or 4.

"I have always just sung. I have never questioned what it is. I thank God for it and I just do it," she told Marian McPartland, host of NPR's Piano Jazz in 1994.

Former President Barack Obama released a video earlier this week urging people to hurry up and shop for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchange.

"This year I'm giving it to you straight," Obama says in the video. "It's important to have health insurance in case, God forbid, you get really sick, or hurt yourself next year."

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Arkansas cannabis groups announce merger

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