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Tennessee death row inmate's family awaits miracle DNA test

Oct. 25, 2020 1:19 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Carl Payne believes his son is innocent of murder. He believes that for 33 years, his son has been wrongfully imprisoned, facing the death penalty. And he believes that God has allowed it, choosing this family like the biblical Queen Esther for God’s glory to be manifested....

Temple quarterback Anthony Russo, center, is sacked by the Memphis defense  during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian via AP)

White throws four TDs, Memphis rallies past Temple

Oct. 24, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brady White passed for 313 yards with four touchdowns, including a pair just after halftime as Memphis dominated the third quarter and defeated Temple 41-29 on Saturday. In one span of seven plays after halftime Memphis (3-1, 2-1 American Athletic Conference) turned an interception...

Couple working to bring back neighborhood grocery store

Oct. 24, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A husband-and-wife team are working to restore a Greenwood neighborhood grocery and cafe back to its glory days. “On the outside, you may see it looks OK, but if you go inside, some of it’s not up to par,” said Dr. Bacardi Mayfield-Harris, referring to the...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Graceland expansion plans

Oct. 23, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Elvis Presley Enterprises against the city of Memphis over a delay in approval for expansion plans at Graceland. U.S. District Judge Samuel Mays dismissed the complaint Thursday, saying the company had suffered “no immediate...

7 plead guilty ito pharmacy break-ins in Tennessee, Ohio

Oct. 23, 2020 6:59 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Seven people have pleaded guilty in a string of dozens of pharmacy burglaries in Tennessee and Ohio, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. attorney's office said six of the seven defendants will serve between three years and six months to 15 years in prison after they pleaded guilty to...

3 charged with filing false claims for virus relief loans

Oct. 21, 2020 4:15 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Three employees of a Tennessee tax service have been charged with filing more than $1 million in false claims for coronavirus-related federal loans, federal prosecutors said. Brandy Scaife, Janisha Jones and Sharika Carpenter have been indicted on charges of wire fraud and conspiracy...

AutoZone expanding distribution facility in west Tennessee

Oct. 20, 2020 4:21 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — AutoZone Inc. plans to expand its operations in Tennessee by making improvements to an existing distribution center in Lexington, officials said. The auto parts retailer and Tennessee officials said Monday that the Memphis-based company will invest $42 million and create 45 jobs over...

Poll worker fired for turning away voters with BLM shirts

Oct. 19, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A poll worker in Memphis, Tennessee, has been fired after turning away early voters who were wearing “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can't Breathe” shirts, an elections official said Monday. The worker was fired Friday after officials received a call from a...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence passes against LSU during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. Georgia Tech will play at home against the nation's top-ranked team for the first time in 40 years when No. 1 Clemson, let by the high-profile tandem of quarterback Trevor Lawrence and running back Travis Etienne, puts its perfect record on the line on Saturday, Oct. 17. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

STAT WATCH: Offense name of game with scoring on record pace

Oct. 19, 2020 2:49 AM EDT

Scoring and other offensive numbers continue to rise through seven weeks of the college football season, and the weekend showed why. Clemson scored 73 points against Georgia Tech, North Texas hung 52 on Middle Tennessee, Memphis had 50 against Central Florida, and the week began with Arkansas State outscoring...

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in during a confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)

A look at a SCOTUS nominee's time at a Tennessee college

Oct. 18, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lie, cheat or steal at Rhodes College, and the case could make its way to the student-run Honor Council. The group reviews infractions like cheating and plagiarizing and can levy a range of punishments, up to expulsion. In 1994, her senior year at the private liberal arts college in...