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  • Dog travels 2 days and 11 miles to return to foster mom

    November 6, 2015 2:18 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A woman in Memphis, Tennessee, says she was shocked to discover that a dog she had briefly cared for had escaped a different foster home, wandered 11 miles across the city and wound up sitting on her porch. Rachel Kauffman tells The Commercial Appeal she already... more »
  • Off-duty Memphis police officer shot, killed

    October 11, 2015 5:16 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Authorities say an off-duty Memphis police officer is dead after being shot multiple times. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said 31-year-old Terence Olridge was taken to a local hospital on Sunday where he later died. Armstrong said officers got a call around 1 p.m. about a shooting... more »
  • Memphis police arrest person of interest following officer murder

    August 2, 2015 2:07 PM

    MEMPHIS - Memphis police say that a person of interest has been taken into custody in connection with the fatal shooting of a police officer. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph told The Associated Press that a person is in custody but no charges have been filed. She says the... more »
  • Police: Man lit ex's teddy bear on fire, starting blaze

    July 14, 2015 1:05 PM

    MEMPHIS - A 25-year-old man has been accused of starting a fire at his ex-girlfriend's Memphis home by dousing a teddy bear with lighter fluid and threatening the woman's family. The Commercial Appeal reports that Marshay Frenard was arrested Friday and charged with aggravated arson and domestic violence. Memphis police... more »
  • Processional on Beale Street in Memphis honors B.B. King

    May 27, 2015 3:35 PM

    MEMPHIS, TN - The city of Memphis is saying farewell to blues legend B.B. King with a tribute and processional down Beale Street. The processional began Wednesday afternoon, and was to make its way down Beale Street before turning onto B.B. King Blues Highway. Tributes in music and words were... more »
  • Warriors whip Grizzlies 98-78, take 3-2 series lead

    May 14, 2015 10:08 AM

    OAKLAND- Stephen Curry turned in an MVP-worthy performance, Klay Thompson snapped out of his shooting funk and the Golden State Warriors rolled past the Memphis Grizzlies 98-78 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series. Curry scored 18 points on six 3-pointers and added... more »
  • FBI notes threat to major bridge at Memphis, Tenn.

    December 23, 2014 5:03 PM

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The FBI says it wants law officers assigned to areas around a Mississippi River bridge at Memphis, Tennessee, to help keep an eye on the span after a vague threat came in warning of an attack. FBI spokesmen said Tuesday the threat against the Interstate 40... more »
  • Gasol, Randolph lead Grizzlies over Pelicans 93-81

    November 4, 2014 2:01 AM

    MEMPHIS, TN - Marc Gasol scored 16 points, Zach Randolph had 15 and Tayshaun Prince added 14 as the Memphis Grizzlies extended their home winning streak to a franchise record 16 straight Monday night with a 93-81 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans. The Grizzlies, off to a franchise-best 4-0... more »
  • Hundreds of Memphis police officers call in sick check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2014 5:13 AM

    MEMPHIS, TN - Memphis police say hundreds of officers have called in sick in the past week in what appears to be a deliberate action to protest planned health care cuts. Memphis Police Department spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said 554 officers called in sick on Tuesday alone. Memphis Police Director Toney... more »
  • Woman climbs into zoo exhibit, tries to give lions cookies

    June 24, 2014 8:02 AM

    MEMPHIS, TN - Memphis Zoo officials have banned a woman after saying she climbed over a barrier to the enclosure where lions are kept and tried to feed them cookies. The unidentified woman's actions were reported by other zoo patrons, who saw her jump the barrier and heard her singing... more »
  • LSU's busy week continues with visit to St. Jude Hospital check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 16, 2014 9:22 PM

    MEMPHIS, TN - The LSU baseball team continued a busy week as they visited the St. Jude children's research hospital in Memphis as they spend spring break on the road. The Tigers got off to a good start to their week with a 13-5 win over Southern Mississippi on... more »
  • Grizz rally at the end to beat Pelicans 90-88

    March 12, 2014 10:59 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mike Conley hit a driving layup against Austin Rivers with 1.5 seconds remaining to complete the Memphis Grizzlies' comeback for a 90-88 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Conley's basket closed out a 9-0 Grizzlies run to end the game. Memphis trailed 88-81 with... more »
  • Spurs take the opener

    May 20, 2013 10:10 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Spurs took Game 1 of the NBA's Western Conference finals by shredding the league's top defense. San Antonio shot 53 percent from the field and set a team playoff record by draining 14 three-pointers in a 105-83 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The... more »
  • Klan promises massive protest

    February 7, 2013 7:51 PM

    The Ku Klux Klan promised a massive protest in Memphis because the city renamed three parks that celebrated the Confederacy. One was changed from a Confederate General who was also the group's Grand Wizard. That park was renamed Health Sciences Park, replacing the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest. Confederate and... more »
  • NBA back in action after break

    November 23, 2012 10:48 AM

    UNDATED - It's back to basketball after the NBA took a day off yesterday to celebrate Thanksgiving. Play resumes tonight with 12 games on the schedule including the two teams with the best record in the league. The Knicks visit Houston, while Memphis hosts the Lakers. New York and the... more »
  • Corps: Low Mississippi causes harbor closures

    August 21, 2012 3:32 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers say low water levels that are restricting shipping traffic, forcing harbor closures and causing towboats and barges to run aground on the Mississippi River are expected to continue into October. Major Gen. John W. Peabody, commander of the Corps'... more »
  • Thousands mark Elvis's death, get surprise visit

    August 16, 2012 7:24 AM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Thousands of devotees converged on Graceland to mark the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death and got a surprise welcome from the King's former wife and daughter, the first time Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley have appeared together at the annual gathering. The two women appeared... more »
  • Memphis accepts invitation to Big East Conference

    February 9, 2012 2:59 PM

    The Big East says Memphis has officially accepted an invitation to be part of the conference's next incarnation in 2013. Memphis is the seventh school, and fourth from Conference USA, to sign up for future membership in the Big East since December. The Tigers will compete in the... more »
  • Fans visit Graceland to remember Elvis' death

    August 15, 2011 12:42 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Fans of Elvis Presley are making their way to Graceland for a candlelight vigil to honor the 34th anniversary of the singer's death. Every year, thousands of people trek to Memphis from around the world to remember Elvis' death on Aug. 16, 1977. The main... more »
  • Johnny Cash's sideman Marshall Grant dies in Arkansas

    August 8, 2011 12:49 PM

    JONESBORO, Ark. - A longtime member of country music superstar Johnny Cash's original band - the Tennessee Two - has died in a Jonesboro hospital. Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn., says 83-year-old Marshall Grant died Sunday. A spokeswoman at St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center... more »
  • Snake tags along for family's road trip

    August 1, 2011 2:39 PM

    MEMPHIS - A 5-foot-long snake slithered across the windshield of a Tennessee family's car during a road trip. The Fishers were driving down Sam Cooper Blvd. when they noticed the snake on their windshield. "All of a sudden the thing is snaking up, like out of the engine,... more »
  • Calling All Duckmasters

    July 21, 2011 7:20 PM

    The famous Peabody Ducks in Memphis need someone to help care for them so the Peabody Hotel wants to hire an assistant "duckmaster" to care for the five birds. The assistant would help head Duckmaster Jason Sensat feed and care for the ducks and would also guide the four hens... more »
  • Witnesses: Slain Ark. officer saved partner's life

    April 13, 2011 3:43 PM

    TRUMANN, Ark. - An Arkansas couple says a policeman killed during a late night traffic stop pushed his colleague out of harm's way despite having been shot in the neck. Keith Elumbaugh says Trumann police stopped his car shortly before midnight Tuesday while he and his girlfriend gave 37-year-old... more »
  • Memphis police won't charge La. fugitives

    March 23, 2011 2:56 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis' police director and mayor say there will be no local charges filed against two fugitives from Louisiana who were captured after a police chase. Darian Pierce and Ricky Wedgeworth were arrested by Memphis police on March 14. They had been on the run for... more »
  • Extradition orders signed for Louisiana fugitives

    March 21, 2011 12:33 PM

    MEMPHIS, TN - Extradition orders were signed today for two former trusties who escaped from Baton Rouge and were caught in Tennessee. A spokesperson for the Shelby County District Attorney's Office said Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian Pierce will be extradited to Louisiana, where they face escape charges. The... more »
  • Fugitives being extradited to Louisiana

    March 18, 2011 5:17 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Federal charges against two fugitives captured in Memphis have been dropped, though the men still face extradition to Louisiana on state charges. Court documents from the Middle District of Louisiana show that a federal charge of unlawful flight from prosecution has been dismissed for both Darian... more »
  • 2 La. fugitives caught in Memphis briefly in court

    March 15, 2011 12:35 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Two fugitives from Louisiana who were captured in Memphis after evading authorities for 10 days have made a brief court appearance. The men, 33-year-old Darian "Drake" Pierce and 36-year-old Ricky Wedgeworth, are being held in Memphis on a federal escape charge. They also face charges... more »
  • Paul breaks out of slump in Hornets win

    March 4, 2011 9:55 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Chris Paul broke out of a scoring slump with 23 points and 14 assists, Willie Green keyed a fourth-quarter rally and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 98-91 on Friday night. Paul, limited to 17 points over the previous three games, was 7 of... more »
  • Fans celebrate Elvis' 76th birthday in Memphis

    January 8, 2011 11:37 AM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans, including Chilean miner Edison Pena, have gathered at Graceland to sing "Happy Birthday" on the late rock n' roll icon's 76th birthday. Pena, the guest of honor Saturday at Elvis' birthday party, cut into a 4-foot high cake fashioned to look like... more »

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