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Hornets hand Grizzlies first preseason loss


Created: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 03:07:10 +0000

Author: Mike Ceide

Grizzlies lose despite 31 from their two rookies, 16 for Brandon Clarke, 15 for Ja Morant.

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Police investigating shots fired on I-40 downtown


Created: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 03:05:21 +0000

Author: Mitchell Koch

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are investigating a case of road rage that ended with shots being fired on Interstate 40 downtown Monday night. Police responded to the call around 8 p.m. at I-40 and Front Street. A person driving westbound on I-40 was involved in a possible road rage incident with the driver of a blue Ford Mustang. The victim told police a person in the Mustang fired shots that struck his vehicle. There were no injuries reported. Not […]

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Police called after ‘bored’ security guard handcuffs himself at Wisconsin store


Created: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 02:44:08 +0000

Author: Mitchell Koch

WAUKESHA, Wis. – Idle hands got the better of a Wisconsin security guard who wound up handcuffed and in need of assistance early Friday morning, Waukesha Patch reports. Police responded to Bath and Body Works on West Sunset Drive around 2 a.m. after receiving a call from the shackled guard. When asked what happened, police say the unnamed guard told them he was bored, but hadn’t realized he left his keys at home. He added that it wasn’t the first […]

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AG opinion: New Tennessee law lets felons have antique guns


Created: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 02:31:29 +0000

Author: Mitchell Koch

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s attorney general says a new state law allows felons to have antique guns. An opinion last week by Attorney General Herbert Slatery’s office says the law removed a ban on guns manufactured before 1899, certain replicas and black powder-using muzzleloaders for people convicted of felonies or certain misdemeanors. The bill passed this year without any state lawmakers voting against it. The change took effect in May. Federal law doesn’t prohibit felons from having antique guns. But a […]

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Pedophile who abused up to 200 children found dead in England prison


Created: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:32:48 +0000

Author: Mitchell Koch

YORKSHIRE, England – A man described as one of Britain’s worst pedophiles has been found dead in jail. Richard Huckle, 33, who claimed to have abused almost 200 Malaysian children, died at Full Sutton prison in Yorkshire, England on Sunday, the UK’s Ministry of Justice confirmed in a statement. UK media reported that Huckle had been stabbed to death. Huckle received 22 life sentences at the Old Bailey in 2016 for offenses against children aged between six months and 12 years. The […]

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Fort Worth officer charged with murder after shooting woman in her home


Created: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 00:22:28 +0000

Author: Courtney Anderson

Aaron Dean was booked Monday afternoon

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Allegiant Air welcomes newest flight attendant on Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:12:46 +0000

Author: Mitchell Koch

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Make-A-Wish Michigan sent a little boy and his family to Disney World Monday. However, the moment the 5-year-old was most excited for came well before the plane touched down.  SJ Awwad said he wanted to help the flight attendants pass out snacks and drinks on his way to Orlando, so Make-A-Wish Michigan and Allegiant Airlines made it happen. The Awwad family received a surprise greeting at Gerald R. Ford International Airport complete with colorful signs, volunteers and […]

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Man pays off every child’s lunch debt at nine Florida schools


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:02:25 +0000

Author: Mitchell Koch

JUPITER, Fla. – One man in Jupiter, Florida, decided that he could make a difference in his town by paying off the lunch debt for every child in the system. It all started with a Facebook post. Angie Vyas-Knight, administrator of the “Jupiter Mamas” Facebook group, told CNN she was disgusted by national news stories about children who couldn’t afford to buy lunch at school. She asked the Palm Beach county school board for her district’s stats. To spread awareness, […]

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Second West Memphis murder suspect arrested, charged with capital murder


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:54:09 +0000

Author: Peter Fleischer

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — Two weeks after an arrest was made in a West Memphis homicide, another suspect is charged with capital murder. Less than a week ago, the family of Greg Northington spoke with WREG and were adamant he is innocent, and the judge was so convinced that bond was set, despite the capital murder charge. Now, a second suspect has been arrested for capital murder, while Northington remains behind bars. The homicide happened Sept. 30, when Reco Eason […]

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The Flowing Teacher: Memphis high school teacher rhymes truth of educator pay


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:49:42 +0000

Author: Quametra Wilborn

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Melrose High School teacher is getting thousands of views on social media for spreading a message of teacher pay through rhyme. Maranja May wants to let everyone know the truth about what it takes to be a teacher. To parents, she’s known as the supply chain and logistics teacher at Melrose. But to her students, she said she’s known as the Flowing Teacher. To the sound of Lizzo’s song, “Truth Hurts,” May said she wanted to […]

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Major downtown tenant to vacate building, relocate to East Memphis


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:48:06 +0000

Author: Jerrita Patterson

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One of the tallest buildings in Memphis will soon have to find new occupants. Currently the Raymond James financial firm fills the 21-story downtown building, but the company announced it will be moving its employees to East Memphis. Everyday you’ll find Bill and Pam Edmondson running River Time Market and Deli.  They serve many people who work nearby, including those from financial service giant Raymond James. “We decided to open this place up, and we wouldn’t change […]

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Tigers and Cougars with a surprising share of the top spot in the AAC preseason poll


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:14:56 +0000

Author: Mike Ceide

Houston and Memphis sit atop the preseason poll but it's the Cougars and not the Tigers, that received more first place votes from the league's coaches.

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Manhunt Monday: Christmas-time murder growing cold, family desperate for suspect


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:03:45 +0000

Author: Mitchell Koch

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The trail is growing cold in a North Memphis murder case. Chandra Brazier is dealing with a pain that can’t be put into words — a pain so severe she can’t sleep most nights. “They will reap what they sow,” she said. In December 2018, her son, 28-year-old Marquez Brazier, was shot and left to die at Omar Robinson Avenue and Heard Street in North Memphis. It was only ten days before Christmas. It’s a horrible day […]

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Ole Miss students protest hiring of new chancellor


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:59:00 +0000

Author: Alex Coleman

OXFORD, Miss. — Tension is heating up on the Ole Miss campus as students are going toe-to-toe with the state’s college board. Students at the University of Mississippi said the college blind-sided them by hiring the man who was leading the search committee for chancellor as chancellor. Chants and protests sounded through campus Monday over the appointment of educator Glenn Boyce as the school’s new chancellor. Dozens of students held signs, and many are calling the Boyce appointment by the […]

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Blytheville beginning to bring down blighted properties


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:55:59 +0000

Author: Shay Arthur

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Blytheville is taking proactive steps to help clean up the community and rid the city of blight. For Ronald Williams, who lives across the street from a blighted property on Kenwood Dr., seeing a house brought to the ground is the happiness he’s been seeking for years. “At night time, I would get up and look out my window and see them coming in: prostitution, drugs,” he said. No one has lived in the […]

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Wear a seat belt: Officials issue warning after fatal weekend wreck


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:24:57 +0000

Author: Shay Arthur

FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Highway Patrol shared a sad message Monday following a tragic weekend crash that took the lives of three children and a woman. According to the crash report, troopers think the woman had been drinking, but investigators said they’re still waiting for official test results. The report also found that no one in the car was wearing a seat belt. While family and friends are mourning the loss of 34-year-old Latricia Taylor, her 9-year-old son […]

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Trump orders Turkey sanctions; US scrambles for Syria exit


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:10:35 +0000

Author: Mitchell Koch

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions Monday aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way. Meanwhile, the Americans were scrambling for Syria’s exits, a move criticized at home and abroad as opening the door to a resurgence of the Islamic State fighters who were the reason U.S. forces came in the first place. […]

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Utah firefighters calm frightened girl after crash by letting her paint their nails


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:37:38 +0000

Author: Mitchell Koch

WEST POINT, Utah — A pair of firefighters have a colorful story to tell after lending a hand to a young girl at the scene of a crash, according to a Facebook post by the North Davis Fire District in West Point, Utah. On Saturday, Battalion Chief Hadley and Captain Lloyd responded to the crash. A young girl, who had been in the vehicle, was not injured but she was very scared. The two firefighters noticed she was holding fingernail […]

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Some states honoring indigenous people instead of Columbus


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:20:55 +0000

Author: Mitchell Koch

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus. New Mexico, Vermont and Maine are among the latest to pass measures doing away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to Native Americans. The federal Columbus Day holiday remains in place. In all, around 10 states observe some version of Indigenous Peoples Day in October, along with more than […]

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Patient dies after left unattended for more than an hour in Pennsylvaia ER waiting room


Created: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:08:51 +0000

Author: Mitchell Koch

YORK, Pa. – Officials have confirmed the death of an ER patient at WellSpan York Hospital in August after the person was left unattended in the waiting room for more than an hour. The hospital was found out of compliance with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s Rules and Regulations for Hospitals, during an unannounced onsite monitoring visit by the Department of Health. According to the report by the Department of Health, the patient was brought into the […]

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