News of the Day: April 16, 2021

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Here’s everything you need to know going on today in the Mid-South:

  • Over 200 new coronavirus cases were reported in Shelby County on Thursday, which is the highest number in the county since mid-February. Local officials announced they will continue to waive the need for appointments through Sunday at the Pipkin Building. Also they’re giving out Kroger and Walmart gift cards to the first 2,500 people to get vaccinated this weekend.



  • The Beale Street Merchants Association has announced the return of the 47th annual Silky Sullivan St. Patrick’s Parade in May. It normally takes place in March, but it had been canceled due to coronavirus concerns. It’ll take place on May 1 from 3-4 pm.


  • Memphis Police made their first arrest using their new ShotSpotters technology about two weeks after its debut. 32-year-old Pier Askew was arrested April 11th in Orange Mound after ShotSpotters detected gunshots. Police quickly found Askew with a loaded Glock, as well as a 13-round magazine.

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