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US Attorney’s Office Continues Carjacking Initiative to Reduce Violent Crime with Multiple Recent Indictments

Memphis, TN (STL.News) – Six local individuals have been indicted for multiple carjackings involving the use and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant announced the indictments Friday. In October, 2018, the United States Attorney’s Office along with federal and local law enforcement partners held a joint press … Continue reading US Attorney’s Office Continues Carjacking Initiative to Reduce Violent Crime with Multiple Recent Indictments

Conley, Grizzlies dent Lakers’ playoff hopes in 110-105 win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Lakers got a triple-double from LeBron James and 32 points from Brandon Ingram but still suffered another dent to their playoff hopes. Mike Conley had 30 points including key free throws in the final minute, Jonas Valanciunas finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat Los … Continue reading Conley, Grizzlies dent Lakers’ playoff hopes in 110-105 win

MEMPHIS, Tenn | Schofield scores 29, No. 3 Tennessee beats Memphis 102-92

MEMPHIS, Tenn — Admiral Schofield scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half and added 11 rebounds as third-ranked Tennessee beat Memphis 102-92 Saturday to snap a three-game skid to the in-state rival. The Volunteers (8-1) avoided any letdown after a weeklong layoff for finals since upsetting then-No. 1 ranked Gonzaga last weekend … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn | Schofield scores 29, No. 3 Tennessee beats Memphis 102-92

The Latest: Alabama ties Georgia on first pay of 2nd quarter

The Latest on college football’s championship Saturday (all times Eastern): 5:50 p.m. Memphis has played UCF close twice during the Knights’ 24-game winning streak, and the Tigers are giving the defending AAC champions fits again. Running back Darrell Henderson has rushed for three touchdowns and also thrown for one to help Memphis to a 38-21 … Continue reading The Latest: Alabama ties Georgia on first pay of 2nd quarter

LOS ANGELES | Heavyweights Wilder, Fury scuffle at promotional appearance

LOS ANGELES — Heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury have wrapped up their three-city publicity tour for their upcoming bout by nearly coming to blows again. The unbeaten stars’ news conference in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday got physical when Wilder and Fury exchanged shoves after pushing their heads together during some nose-to-nose trash talk. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Heavyweights Wilder, Fury scuffle at promotional appearance

Missouri News: Update – Arrest made in assault with a weapon investigation in Columbia, 2900 block of Leeway Drive on Aug. 22

COLUMBIA, MO – UPDATE – Derrick Smith, 30, was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 23 by Memphis Police.  Smith is currently in the Shelby, Tennessee County jail on Boone County Warrants for 1st Degree Felony Assault and Armed Criminal Action and felony warrants originating from the state of Tennessee. The … Continue reading Missouri News: Update – Arrest made in assault with a weapon investigation in Columbia, 2900 block of Leeway Drive on Aug. 22

One Beale Hotel & Office Development Set To Take Shape Along Memphis Riverfront

MEMPHIS, Tenn./ July 25, 2018 (STL.News) — Carlisle, LLC has announced that the highly-anticipated One Beale development has selected its partners and plans to start construction in January 2019. Originally envisioned by the late Gene Carlisle in 2004, One Beale will break ground on its transformative downtown riverfront development. With over 5.5 riverfront acres, Carlisle … Continue reading One Beale Hotel & Office Development Set To Take Shape Along Memphis Riverfront

NEBRASKA | Six state recreation areas will allow fireworks on July 4

LINCOLN, Neb. – Visitors to six state recreation areas will be allowed to touch off fireworks on Independence Day, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.  Those visitors should always use caution when lighting fireworks. Branched Oak State Recreation Area (SRA) near Malcolm, Fort Kearny SRA near Kearney, Memphis SRA near Memphis, Fremont SRA … Continue reading NEBRASKA | Six state recreation areas will allow fireworks on July 4

MEMPHIS, Tenn | Longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana has died

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — D.J. Fontana, the drummer who helped launch rock ‘n’ roll as Elvis Presley’s sideman, has died at 87, his wife said Thursday. Karen Fontana told The Associated Press that her husband died in his sleep in Nashville Wednesday night. She said he had been suffering complications from breaking his hip in … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn | Longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana has died

MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Woman accused of driving children in kennels to be arraigned

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman accused of driving her two young grandchildren around in pet kennels is scheduled to appear in court. Leimome Cheeks will be arraigned Monday on child endangerment charges. News outlets cite a Memphis police affidavit saying Cheeks, 62, told officers there wasn’t room inside her vehicle Saturday, so she … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Woman accused of driving children in kennels to be arraigned

MEMPHIS, Tenn | Dustin Johnson reclaims world’s top spot with St. Jude win

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson is back in his spot as the world’s top-ranked golfer thanks to a dominant victory capped by an absolutely amazing hole-out for eagle. “What a cool way to end the day,” Johnson said. Johnson shot a 4-under 66 on Sunday making the St. Jude Classic his second PGA Tour … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn | Dustin Johnson reclaims world’s top spot with St. Jude win

MEMPHIS, Tenn | Dustin Johnson shoots 7-under 63 to grab lead at St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dustin Johnson wants to sharpen his game for the U.S. Open. Moving back to No. 1 in the world would just be a nice bonus because the only way he can do that before Shinnecock Hills is by winning the St. Jude Classic. Johnson knows what he wants. “I just want … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn | Dustin Johnson shoots 7-under 63 to grab lead at St. Jude

MEMPHIS, Tenn | Judge rules Confederate statues removal by Memphis is legal

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has ruled the removal of three Confederate statues from public parks in Memphis, Tennessee, is legal. Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle in Nashville ruled Wednesday that the relocation of statues of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Capt. J. Harvey Mathes from two city parks Dec. 20 … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn | Judge rules Confederate statues removal by Memphis is legal

MEMPHIS, Tenn | Grizzlies give Bickerstaff new deal, remove interim tag

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have decided to make J.B. Bickerstaff their next head coach, removing the interim tag from his title. The Grizzlies did not disclose terms Tuesday of Bickerstaff’s new deal. He will be introduced at a news conference Wednesday. Bickerstaff was the associate head coach when Memphis fired David Fizdale … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn | Grizzlies give Bickerstaff new deal, remove interim tag

FedEx Express Launches the First Route Connecting Guangzhou, China and Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.

HONG KONG – FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, announced the launch of a new route which, for the first time, connects the FedEx APAC Hub in Guangzhou, China and the FedEx World Hub in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A. Currently, a FedEx Express MD-11 freighter is … Continue reading FedEx Express Launches the First Route Connecting Guangzhou, China and Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.A.

MEMPHIS, Tenn | Admirers mourn King, pledge to carry on unfinished work

MEMPHIS, Tenn|April 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  Fifty years after a shot rang out in Memphis, killing the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., freedom rang from the balcony of the Lorraine Motel as a bell tolled 39 times to mark a life cut short by racism. King died among the most hated men in America, but Wednesday, … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn | Admirers mourn King, pledge to carry on unfinished work

MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Speeches, marches mark Martin Luther King anniversary

MEMPHIS, Tenn. |April 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the civil rights leader’s family and admirers will mark the anniversary of his death with marches, speeches and quiet reflection on Wednesday. The commemorations stretch from his hometown of Atlanta to Memphis, where he died, and points beyond. Among … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Speeches, marches mark Martin Luther King anniversary

MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Resilience, resolve and renewed commitment to MLK’s legacy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. |April 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Half a century ago, the enthusiastic crowd eager to hear from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. roused him from his bed at the Lorraine Motel across town in a thunderstorm to Memphis’ Mason Temple Church of God in Christ. King’s words rang anew during the program before his … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Resilience, resolve and renewed commitment to MLK’s legacy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Commemoration of King’s final speech looks to past, future

MEMPHIS, Tenn.|April 3, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) With an enthusiastic crowd filling Memphis’ Mason Temple Church of God in Christ, the atmosphere was heavy with nostalgia Tuesday for the evening 50 years ago that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his final speech. A gospel singer led a rousing rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” … Continue reading MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Commemoration of King’s final speech looks to past, future

AP source: Memphis to announce Penny Hardaway as next coach

March 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Former Memphis All-American Penny Hardaway is heading back to his alma mater —as its men’s basketball coach. Memphis will announce Hardaway as its next coach on Tuesday, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press Monday on condition of anonymity because Memphis hasn’t publicly announced … Continue reading AP source: Memphis to announce Penny Hardaway as next coach

MLK’s daughter, Bernice, has private audience with pope

VATICAN CITY /March 12, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s surviving daughter had a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday. The Rev. Bernice King presented the pontiff with the sixth volume of the civil rights leader’s published papers, subtitled “Advocate of the Social Gospel, September 1948-March 1963.” The … Continue reading MLK’s daughter, Bernice, has private audience with pope

FedEx bucks corporate trend, sticks with NRA

NEW YORK /February 27, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — One more company is finding itself embroiled in an intensifying discussion about guns in the United States after the school massacre in Parkland, Florida. While more than a dozen major U.S. companies have ended business partnerships with the National Rifle Association, FedEx now says it’s sticking with the … Continue reading FedEx bucks corporate trend, sticks with NRA

Moment of silence set to honor Memphis sanitation workers

MEMPHIS, Tenn/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Rain was falling in Memphis, Tennessee, when two sanitation workers picking up trash sought shelter in the back of a city garbage truck on Feb. 1, 1968. The poorly-maintained truck’s compactor malfunctioned, crushing Echol Cole and Robert Walker to death. Fed up with bad working conditions, low pay and a lack … Continue reading Moment of silence set to honor Memphis sanitation workers

King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

ATLANTA/January 15, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of an Atlanta church where he preached decried disparaging remarks President Donald Trump is said to have made about African countries, while protests between Haitian immigrants and Trump supporters broke out near the president’s Florida resort Monday, the official federal holiday honoring King. At … Continue reading King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

Iowa State edges No. 19 Memphis 21-20 in Liberty Bowl

MEMPHIS, Tenn/December 30,2017(AP)(STL.News)— Allen Lazard tied a Liberty Bowl record with 10 catches and put Iowa State ahead with a remarkable 5-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter Saturday, and the Cyclones beat No. 19 Memphis 21-20 on the Tigers’ home field. Iowa State (8-5) held on to win after losing its first fumble this … Continue reading Iowa State edges No. 19 Memphis 21-20 in Liberty Bowl

Chandler slams alley-oop at buzzer to lift Suns over Memphis

PHOENIX /December 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) —  Tyson Chandler learned of the Suns’ crafty inbounds play when Jay Triano took over as coach early this season. With 0.6 seconds left in a tie game Tuesday night, he asked Triano during a timeout if Phoenix was going to run it. Triano said yes. Dragan Bender and Chandler … Continue reading Chandler slams alley-oop at buzzer to lift Suns over Memphis

Grizzlies fire coach David Fizdale day after benching Gasol – NBA

November 28, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — NBA:  The Memphis Grizzlies fired coach David Fizdale on Monday, with the team at 7-12 and a day after he benched center Marc Gasol for the fourth quarter of an eighth straight loss. General manager Chris Wallace announced the move. Associate head coach J.B. Bickerstaff has been named the interim coach. … Continue reading Grizzlies fire coach David Fizdale day after benching Gasol – NBA

Ferguson leads Memphis to 48-45 upset of No. 25 UCLA

MEMPHIS, Tenn./September 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — NCAA Football:  UCLA and Josh Rosen came in with the reputation and the ranking. The Memphis Tigers think it is time they got so me respect and notoriety. Rosen was unable to put together a fourth-quarter comeback like he did in the opener against Texas A&M, and Memphis beat … Continue reading Ferguson leads Memphis to 48-45 upset of No. 25 UCLA

Presley’s friends feel love, pain, 40 years after his death

MEMPHIS, TN/August 12, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — It isn’t just the legend of Elvis Presley that has unmatched staying power 40 years after his death. The guilt, pain and regret felt by those who knew and loved him lingers, too. Prolific session musician and producer Norbert Putnam was on vacation with his family in Hawaii when … Continue reading Presley’s friends feel love, pain, 40 years after his death