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Ruckus at high school lands family in jail 4/18/2014 2:49 am UTC
Memphis police say a fight at East High School turned into a family affair. A student, her brother, and their mother all ended up behind bars.
DA candidate Jude Brown wants appeal hearing 4/18/2014 2:45 am UTC
Shelby County District Attorney Democratic candidate and TV personality Judge Joe Brown said he wants his appeal heard on contempt of court charges, before the actual hearing on the charges.
Neighbors call house covered in graffiti a danger 4/18/2014 2:38 am UTC
Neighbors are fed up with a home covered in graffiti. They are doing what they can to make sure it is cleaned up and that their southwest Memphis neighborhood stays safe.
South Cordova residents say city service 'stinks' 4/18/2014 2:06 am UTC
South Cordova residents have been Memphis residents for nearly two years now, since they were annexed back on July 1, 2012.
Thursdays Squared looks to give big boost to Overton Square 4/18/2014 2:00 am UTC
Overton Square is kicking summer off early with its new outdoor concert series, "Thursdays Squared."
MPD officer arrested for alleged traffic stop sexual assault 4/18/2014 1:38 am UTC
Memphis police officer Meekos Evans, the focus of an internal affairs investigation into an alleged traffic stop sexual assault of a female motorist in Whitehaven in February, was arrested Thursday
University of Memphis celebrates Earth Day early 4/18/2014 1:31 am UTC
As a child growing up in Kerala, a state on the southwestern coast of India, Memphis artist Vinodini Jayaraman watched what she called the “careless depletion” of the region’s lush rain forests and
Former youth pastor jailed for sexual assaulting child 4/18/2014 1:20 am UTC
Arnold Lamont Parks, a former Crittenden County youth pastor and day care worker, was sent to state prison for nine years Thursday after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.
Mom, son out on bond after East High fight 4/18/2014 1:14 am UTC
A Memphis mother and her son are out on bond after being arrested for a fight at East High School on Wednesday.
Prom Promise Shows Graphic Reenactment Of DUI Crash 4/18/2014 1:12 am UTC
As students at Olive Branch High School prepare for prom, they're also learning a heard lesson about drinking and driving.
MPD Director Fears Small Budget Could Lead To Big Problems 4/18/2014 12:52 am UTC
Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong is not happy with the mayor's proposed budget which doesn't add any more money for hiring officers. Armstrong says unless he gets more officers, it
Getting ready to believe again 4/18/2014 12:52 am UTC
Here we go again: another Thunder and Grizzlies postseason matchup. The two teams met in the Western Conference semifinals in 2013 season, with the Grizzlies upsetting the Thunder.
Memphis police director Toney Armstrong wants to retire while he's still healthy 4/18/2014 12:44 am UTC
A day after his unexpected announcement that he plans to retire in three years, Memphis police director Toney Armstrong elaborated Thursday on his decision.
Family Members Arrested After School Fight 4/18/2014 12:41 am UTC
A mother, son and daughter were all arrested after a fight at East High School.
Half Off A Month Of Unlimited Classes At Bikram Yoga 4/18/2014 12:00 am UTC
Live at 9′s “Be Our Guest” has half off at Bikram Yoga.  And thanks to our new “Be Our Guest”
Longtime Shelby County Schools leader Roderick Richmond leaving post 4/17/2014 11:54 pm UTC
Roderick Richmond, once thought to be the heir apparent superintendent here, is leaving his administrative post with the district June 30.
Bartlett considers revamp for Freeman Park 4/17/2014 11:46 pm UTC
Bartlett considering revamping Freeman Park to get better use, more balance play on athletic fields
Thursday Weather Blog-Brian Basham 4/17/2014 11:34 pm UTC
I told you it would get nice! And, it looks like those temps are going to stay great.
A Better Mid-South: Supporting Ronald McDonald House 4/17/2014 11:33 pm UTC
Recently while touring the Ronald McDonald House in Memphis, a tiny girl with no hair peeked around the corner with the biggest toothy grin and round cheeks.
SCSO wants municipalities to pay for school officers 4/17/2014 11:27 pm UTC
Plans are being ironed out for Shelby County municipal schools to take on the cost of paying for their school resource officers.
SCS High School Opens Food Pantry To Feed Students In Need 4/17/2014 11:25 pm UTC
The students teamed up with the Mid-South Food Bank and opened up shop last fall. They're currently feeding more than 20 families.
SCSO could use drones to fight crime 4/17/2014 11:25 pm UTC
County Commissioner Mike Ritz has asked everyone to revisit the idea of using drones for crime fighting.
Sheriff's Office, Memphis Police honor 'top cops' 4/17/2014 11:23 pm UTC
Deputy Edquardo Jamison was honored Thursday at the 2014 commendation ceremony hosted by the Memphis/Shelby County Law Enforcement Foundation
Neighbor Suspects Animal Abuse in Fayette County, Calls Sheriff 4/17/2014 11:22 pm UTC
Fayette County Sheriff's say most of the animals on the land came from even worse situations and that they are being rehabilitated, but they will follow up with the concerned call.
Gun Found At Frayser High School 4/17/2014 11:22 pm UTC
"My son, by the time I got up here, was handcuffed with a friend of his in a police car," Lisa Collins, Brandon Guy's mother, said.
Family of murdered teacher seeks $55M in damages from estranged husband 4/17/2014 11:20 pm UTC
Heather Palumbo-Jones' family says her estranged husband, Chris Jones, owes their children money. A complaint was filed two days ago on April 15, 2014, which is exactly one year after police say He
Family Arrested In East High School Brawl 4/17/2014 11:08 pm UTC
Police say a family caused problems at East High School big enough for them to be thrown in jail Wednesday.
Ole Miss fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon closed down 4/17/2014 10:59 pm UTC
Ole Miss fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon, plagued with alleged hazing issues, was permanently shut down on Thursday.
Thursdays Squared kicks off with live Mid-South music 4/17/2014 10:49 pm UTC
Thursdays Squared begins April 17 at the Tower Courtyard at Tremble Place and Florence Street in Overton Square in Midtown.
Motion Filed To Revoke Subpoenas Issued To Gov. Haslam, Senator Corker 4/17/2014 10:48 pm UTC
Attorneys for the United Auto Workers Union issued the subpoenas earlier this month.
Judge Joe Brown files appeal of contempt charge 4/17/2014 10:40 pm UTC
Judge Joe Brown has filed an appeal of his contempt charge and has asked a criminal court judge to delay proceedings against him until another court makes a decision on that appeal.
MPD Director Armstrong Talks About His Retirement 4/17/2014 10:36 pm UTC
He signed up for the city's Deferred Retirement Option Plan, better known as DROP.
Two Teens Charged With Beating Elderly Woman 4/17/2014 10:33 pm UTC
Two West Memphis teens are locked up and charged with robbing and brutally beating an 81-year-old grandmother.
Judge Joe Brown Asks For Hearing Delay Until Appeal Is Heard 4/17/2014 10:33 pm UTC
The appeal was filed at the same time as the motion asking for the delay.
Consumer Reports: Smartphone theft 4/17/2014 10:28 pm UTC
Smart phone thefts are way up. Based on a just-released survey, Consumer Reports estimates the number of stolen phones nearly doubled in the past year to 3.1 million.
Ole Miss fraternity will close following noose draped on statue incident 4/17/2014 10:25 pm UTC
An Ole Miss fraternity will close on the University of Mississippi campus.
Armstrong's wish list before 2017 retirement as MPD director 4/17/2014 10:23 pm UTC
Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong, who announced his retirement from the force in 2017, said he has a wish list for his final three years on the job.
How About Some Soul & Feel Good Music 4/17/2014 10:00 pm UTC
Will Graves & Soul stopped by Live at 9 to give us a taste of their smooth jazz
2 teens arrested in home invasion, beating of elderly woman 4/17/2014 9:59 pm UTC
An 81-year-old woman was beaten inside her home. She is recovering at the Regional Medical Center.
Police arrest 2 teens related to attack of 81-year-old woman 4/17/2014 9:55 pm UTC
Two West Memphis teenagers were arrested in relation to a home invasion and the beating of an 81-year-old woman, according to West Memphis Police Chief Donald Oakes.
Expanded Farmers Market Brings Healthier Food To Memphis 4/17/2014 9:52 pm UTC
The area was classified a food desert by the FDA because of the lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables
First Blue Springs Toyota plant Corolla export rolls off line 4/17/2014 9:49 pm UTC
Three years ago the Toyota plant in Blue Springs, Miss., began producing Toyota Corollas for sale in the United States. On Thursday Toyota announced it is rolling out a new line of Corollas produce
MPD director to leave department in April 2017 4/17/2014 9:42 pm UTC
The Memphis Police Department director has signed up for the DROP program, which stands for "deferred retirement option plan."
MPD director on retirement: 'I'm not frustrated' 4/17/2014 9:42 pm UTC
Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong says nothing is driving him to DROP, which is the "deferred retirement option plan."
Ole Miss Fraternity Closed After James Meredith Statue Incident 4/17/2014 9:39 pm UTC
The closure was announced by the Ole Miss officials though the statue incident was never mentioned
Renovated James Lee House opens as B&B 4/17/2014 9:36 pm UTC
With a cut of the ribbon, a big piece of Memphis history came back to life Thursday. The James Lee House in the Victorian Village reopened as a bed and breakfast with five-star amenities and services.
Paragould doctor wanted on video voyeurism charges arrested 4/17/2014 9:31 pm UTC
Paragould OB/GYN Dr. Paul Becton, Jr.,  wanted on five felony video voyeurism charges, accused of taking nude pictures of a patient with his cellphone during an exam, was arrested Wednesday evening
Peabody kicks off 75th annual rooftop parties April 17 4/17/2014 8:59 pm UTC
The Peabody Hotel released its 2014 Rooftop Party line-up on Thursday. The Memphis-based Top 40 band Almost Famous and a special performance by Swedish electro-dance-punk duo Icona Pop will kick of
TDOT Halts Road Construction For Easter Weekend 4/17/2014 8:53 pm UTC
The Tennessee Department of Transportation is halting all interstate construction this Easter weekend.
Tenn. lawmakers vote to delay Common Core testing 4/17/2014 8:40 pm UTC
The testing component of Tennessee's Common Core education standards would be delayed a year under legislation headed to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's desk.
Gov. Bryant Signs Bill To Allow Form Of Medical Marijuana 4/17/2014 8:36 pm UTC
Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday allowing a form of medical marijuana in Mississippi.
Details released about deadly 10-vehicle crash 4/17/2014 8:34 pm UTC
The circumstances that led to a deadly crash involving 10 vehicles and sent a young child to the hospital in critical condition were released by police.
108th Tenn. General Assembly adjourns for the year 4/17/2014 8:27 pm UTC
The 108th Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned after a session that included the passing of a $32.4 billion spending plan that doesn't give pay increases to state employees and teachers.
Hearing set in challenge to Ark. gay marriage ban 4/17/2014 8:21 pm UTC
Advocates of ending Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage are to make their case before a circuit judge in Pulaski County.
Galilee owner's appeal for bond rejected by state Supreme Court 4/17/2014 8:08 pm UTC
The state Supreme Court agrees that Galilee cemetery owner Jemar Lambert can remain in jail under revoked bond.
Joerger named NBA Western Conf. April Coach of Month 4/17/2014 7:58 pm UTC
Memphis Grizzlies' first year head coach Dave Joerger was named by the NBA as the Western Conference Coach of the Month, the league said Thursday.
8 Million Signed Up For Affordable Care Act 4/17/2014 7:51 pm UTC
Mr. Obama said 35% of those who have signed up are under 35 years of age
2 teens arrested in W. Memphis elderly home invasion 4/17/2014 7:30 pm UTC
West Memphis Police said they have arrested two teenagers, ages 17 and 19, in connection to a home invasion and attack April 14 of an elderly woman.
Tennessee legislature adjourns for the year after passing meth and Common Core measures 4/17/2014 7:21 pm UTC
The Tennessee legislature ends its 2014 session.
So-called Voodoo priest's yard ornamentation decreasing property value, neighbor says 4/17/2014 5:55 pm UTC
A so-called Voodoo priest's Mid-South home is concerning many people in the area. 
Tech Makes Up Mammogram Results; Two Women Dead 4/17/2014 5:54 pm UTC
Prosecutors say 10 women were given false negatives and two have since died of cancer
Youth Pastor Convicted Of Sexually Assaulting 10-Year-Old Girl 4/17/2014 5:26 pm UTC
Scott Ellington, Prosecuting Attorney for the Second Judicial District of Arkansas, announced Thursday that Crittenden County jurors convicted Arnold Lamont Parks, a youth pastor, 29, of Marion of
Top global leaders agree to ease crisis in Ukraine 4/17/2014 5:22 pm UTC
Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine.
Victim texts forgiveness to armed robber, who has cross tattooed on face 4/17/2014 5:18 pm UTC
A Memphis woman is thankful to be alive after staring down a gun barrel. The man holding the gun had a cross tattooed between his eyes.
Reports: Jews In Eastern Ukraine Told To Register 4/17/2014 5:00 pm UTC
When they register, they are told to pay a $50 fee and list all property they own and vehicles they own
Get Half Off At The Steakhouse At Fitz Casino 4/17/2014 4:27 pm UTC
Be Our Guest for half off at The Steakhouse at Fitz!  You can get a $50 certificate for just $25
In District 10, wide range of candidates makes for intriguing County Commission primary 4/17/2014 3:28 pm UTC
The most interesting County Commission primary may well be in District 10.
2 teenagers arrested in beating, robbery of elderly West Memphis woman 4/17/2014 2:34 pm UTC
West Memphis police have arrested two teenagers in the beating and robbery of an elderly woman Monday night.
Man killed in accident ran into several cars, police say 4/17/2014 2:33 pm UTC
The man killed in a 10-car accident in Raleigh Wednesday apparently ran into several cars that were stopped for a red light, police said Thursday.
City To Drain Entire Reservoir After Man Pees In It 4/17/2014 2:26 pm UTC
38 million gallons of water will be flushed
Arrest Made In Beating Of Elderly West Memphis Woman 4/17/2014 2:17 pm UTC
89-year-old woman had bloody footprint left on her face
Mother, 2 children arrested after East High brawl 4/17/2014 1:04 pm UTC
A mother, her son and her daughter were all arrested after a brawl at East High on Wednesday, police said.
Election Guide: Early voting in the Shelby County primary election 4/17/2014 1:00 pm UTC
Decisions begin among Shelby County voters in advance of the primary election May 6.
Olive Branch man arrested for raping girl he was asked to check on 4/17/2014 12:59 pm UTC
A 22-year-old Olive Branch man has been arrested after police say he raped a 14-year-old girl.
Power, transformer failure closes Collierville plant 4/17/2014 12:59 pm UTC
A power/transformer failure is the reason for a Carrier Corporation plant closure in Collierville Wednesday.
2 men arrested after gun found in car at Frayser High 4/17/2014 12:55 pm UTC
Two men have been arrested after police say they were found with a handgun hidden in a car at Frayser High Thursday morning.
Memphis man charged with letting dogs starve to death; 'too lazy' to remove remains 4/17/2014 12:50 pm UTC
A man has been arrested after he allegedly allowed a dog and her two puppies to starve to death because he said he couldn’t afford their food.
Grizzlies release first round playoff schedule 4/17/2014 12:07 pm UTC
The Memphis Grizzlies kick off the first round of the post-season playoff series as a 7-seed in Oklahoma City on Saturday.
Backup from ice storm causing yard debris piles 4/17/2014 11:45 am UTC
Eight weeks. That is how long Memphis residents say yard debris has been left on their curb. After numerous calls to the city of Memphis, Vollentine-Evergreen neighbors made a call to the WMC Actio
10 cars involved in fatal crash; child in critical condition 4/17/2014 11:41 am UTC
Police responded to a fatal crash involving 10 cars at Raleigh Lagrange Road and Covington Pike on Wednesday.
Bryant signs bills to limit union activities 4/17/2014 11:17 am UTC
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has signed three bills to limit labor union activities in Mississippi.
2 House Dems pressing inquiry into Tenn. VW vote 4/17/2014 11:14 am UTC
Two House Democrats said Wednesday they are beginning their own inquiry into whether Tennessee state officials may have violated "or otherwise run afoul of" federal law by their alleged conduct ahe
Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1 4/17/2014 11:12 am UTC
An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where several ammunition and explosives businesses are based killed one person and left three others injured.
Grizzlies Playoff Tickets 4/17/2014 10:28 am UTC
(Memphis) Playoff tickets for the Memphis Grizzlies’ first two home games go on sale Saturday at 10:00 a.m. There are
Mid-South Job Fairs For Thursday 4/17/2014 10:22 am UTC
(Memphis) Two job fairs are taking place today in the Mid-South. The first is being held at the G.W. Henderson
Grizzlies grab 7th seed, beat Dallas 106-105 in OT 4/17/2014 4:42 am UTC
Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesda
NLRB files federal petition against Kellogg 4/17/2014 4:35 am UTC
On Tuesday the National Labor Relations Board filed a petition in federal court with hopes of ending the lockout of Memphis Kellogg's employees.
Grizzlies Eek Out Win Over Dallas In OT To Grab 7th Seed 4/17/2014 3:53 am UTC
A wild finish to regular season gives Memphis momentum in playoffs
Fake Maintenance Worker Stealing Wallets 4/17/2014 3:41 am UTC
Memphis police are asking for your help to find a bogus maintenance worker.
Bartlett Man Indicted In Multi-Million Dollar Phone Scam 4/17/2014 3:27 am UTC
Luxury cars, even a plane, and the Feds say you paid for all of it with your phone bill.
Memphis police say indictments being returned thanks to tested rape kits 4/17/2014 3:13 am UTC
The multiagency team tasked with eliminating the Memphis Police Department’s staggering backlog of untested sexual assault kits painted an optimistic, albeit complex, picture of its progress at a c
Rape Kit Testing Effort Slowly Moving Forward 4/17/2014 2:22 am UTC
Testing is finally underway on the thousands of backlogged rape kits.
1 dead, 6 injured in 10 vehicle crash 4/17/2014 2:19 am UTC
At least one person has died and six others were injured in a 10 vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon at Raleigh-Lagrange Road and Covington Pike.
Progress being made in Memphis rape kit backlog 4/17/2014 2:10 am UTC
It's a mountain that will take a team to tackle. Several agencies are dedicating resources to addressing the issue of more than 12,000 sexual assault kits in Memphis.
MATA considers cutting game day event shuttles 4/17/2014 1:08 am UTC
Memphis Area Transit Authority services are on the chopping block, and this time it could affect how you get to the games to cheer on the Grizzlies, Tigers, Redbirds, and other teams.
Governor signs bill ending forced annexation in Tenn. 4/17/2014 1:06 am UTC
Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law Tuesday that ends forced annexation in Tennessee, effective immediately.
Sudanese "Lost Boy's" journey leads to college degree in Memphis 4/17/2014 12:35 am UTC
Sudanese refugee Deng Lual, 32, wears the lines in his face with pride.
Strive network gives Memphis nonprofits data to help students achieve 4/17/2014 12:09 am UTC
A new network of nonprofits in Memphis aims to increase student achievement.
6 women charged with filing 800 false tax returns worth $1.3M 4/16/2014 11:39 pm UTC
Six women from Memphis are charged with 41 counts of fraud after investigators say they filed more than 800 false tax returns worth more than $1.3 million.
No tax hike in mayor's budget plan despite 'elephant in the room' 4/16/2014 11:38 pm UTC
Mayor A C Wharton released his annual budget Tuesday. There will be no tax hike for Memphis taxpayers in 2015, but public safety will take a hit.

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