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School board member offers solutions for pest problem at Kirby HS

School board member offers solutions for pest problem at Kirby HS

A Shelby County Schools Board Member took to Facebook to offer solutions to the pests problem at Kirby High School.  ... Continue Reading
Penny Hardaway, J.B. Bickerstaff given keys to the city

Penny Hardaway, J.B. Bickerstaff given keys to the city

Memphis mayor Jim Strickland awarded the head coaches of the biggest teams in Memphis a special honor Tuesday. ... Continue Reading
UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed after being hit by truck on I-10

UPDATE: Motorcyclist killed after being hit by truck on I-10

A motorcyclist is dead after a wreck involving him and a pickup truck. It happened just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday in Harrison County on Interstate 10 at mile marker 24.  ... Continue Reading
Thursday thunderstorms could cause very heavy rainfall

Thursday thunderstorms could cause very heavy rainfall

Wednesday brings scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially from late morning through the afternoon hours. ... Continue Reading
U of M exploring medical doctorate program

U of M exploring medical doctorate program

The University of Memphis is looking to explore the Lambuth Campus in Jackson for a possible medical program.  ... Continue Reading
Reports: Kim Kardashian working to get Tennessee inmate released

Reports: Kim Kardashian working to get Tennessee inmate released

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West is working to help free a Tennessee man who was sentenced to life in prison, according to reports.  ... Continue Reading
Abandoned trucks litter California highway as wildfire rages

Abandoned trucks litter California highway as wildfire rages

A Northern California wildfire that closed down dozens of miles of a main freeway between California and Oregon and left the road littered with abandoned trucks. ... Continue Reading
Chicago's next mayor will be leading a deeply divided city

Chicago's next mayor will be leading a deeply divided city

Who, if anyone, can repair Chicago? That is the question for voters now that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not seeking re-election. ... Continue Reading
Upcoming redistricting is a backstory of 2018 midterms

Upcoming redistricting is a backstory of 2018 midterms

Current political boundaries are being legally challenged in about a dozen states, on claims of political or racial gerrymandering. ... Continue Reading
Students return to school Thursday following Tropical Storm Gordon

Students return to school Thursday following Tropical Storm Gordon

Students across South Mississippi will return to class on Thursday morning following an unexpected two-day break.  ... Continue Reading
Lease-to-own scooter program offers affordable transportation around Memphis

Lease-to-own scooter program offers affordable transportation around Memphis

Memphis has another easy, affordable way to get around town.  ... Continue Reading
Two card skimmers found at Bartlett gas station

Two card skimmers found at Bartlett gas station

If you've bought gas at one Bartlett gas station this summer, you might want to take a closer look at your bank account because skimmers were found and they might have been there for three months.  ... Continue Reading
Amber Alert canceled, missing teen found unharmed

Amber Alert canceled, missing teen found unharmed

A statewide Amber Alert was issued by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on behalf of the Portland Police Department for 16-year-old Destiny Faith Aldridge.  ... Continue Reading
Bryant signs BP settlement bill into law in grand style

Bryant signs BP settlement bill into law in grand style

The lower six counties will now receive 75 percent of the $750 million in BP settlement money.  ... Continue Reading
Everything you need to know about the 2018 Southern Heritage Classic

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Southern Heritage Classic

Southern Heritage Classic Cultural Celebration founder Fred Jones has done it again.  ... Continue Reading
Times grants anonymity to administration official for essay

Times grants anonymity to administration official for essay

New York Times takes rare step of granting anonymity to Trump administration official for op-ed essay. ... Continue Reading
Coast casinos bounce back quickly after Gordon

Coast casinos bounce back quickly after Gordon

Coast casinos were shut down yesterday thanks to Tropical Storm Gordon, but they weren't shut out of business completely.  ... Continue Reading

Goop settles over claims its vaginal eggs have health perks

Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle company goop has agreed to pay $145,000 in civil penalties over products including egg-shaped stones that are meant to be inserted into the vagina to improve health. ... Continue Reading
'Days were dark': Plane crash survivor describes recovery

'Days were dark': Plane crash survivor describes recovery

The sole survivor of a small Northern California plane crash that left him partially paralyzed and killed his husband spoke on Wednesday about the joy of biting into a strawberry during his recovery. ... Continue Reading
'They know what they're doing': U of M researcher says Nike ad was strategic

'They know what they're doing': U of M researcher says Nike ad was strategic

A new Nike commercial will feature Colin Kaepernick--the former NFL athlete who knelt during the national anthem which sparked protests among other NFL players.  ... Continue Reading

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