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A northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood and Harbor Pines in Ridgeland are still under a mandatory evacuation as flooding continues Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (Barbara Gauntt/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

More drenching rains take aim at flood-ravaged South

Feb. 18, 2020 10:22 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters are expecting heavy rains again in parts of the flood-ravaged South, prolonging the misery in neighborhoods surrounded by water. Some of the hardest-hit areas in Mississippi were under a flash flood watch on Tuesday. The National Weather Service said rainfall amounts of up...

Murder charges for 4 in rural Tennessee man's 2015 slaying

Feb. 18, 2020 4:31 AM EST

CENTERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four people have been charged in connection with the slaying of a man whose body was found on the side of a road in rural Tennessee more than four years ago, authorities said. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that agents have been investigating since...

Police: Man fatally stabbed stepdaughter, injured wife

Feb. 18, 2020 3:58 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man accused of stabbing his wife and stepdaughter, killing the younger woman, has been arrested in Tennessee. Ledis Sanchez, 34, was captured Monday after the attack early Sunday morning while moving out of the family's home in Memphis, news outlets reported. Sanchez's...

Official: Armed corrections officer fatally shot by police

Feb. 18, 2020 3:22 AM EST

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A corrections officer accused of targeting a woman he had been dating in a store parking lot was shot and killed by a police officer in Tennessee. Travis Mullins, 29, was pronounced dead Monday evening outside a Lowe's Home Improvement store in Greeneville, news outlets...

Arzel J. Ivery is seen in an undated photo provided by the Shelby County, Tenn., Sheriff's Office. Ivery, boyfriend of Amarah Banks, is charged in Milwaukee County, Wis., with felony aggravated battery, online court records show. The bodies of Amarah Banks, 5-year-old Zaniya Ivery and 4-year-old Camaria Banks were discovered Sunday. Feb. 16, 2020. Autopsies are planned Monday on the bodies of Banks and her two young daughters that were found in a Milwaukee garage more than a week after they were reported missing.  (Shelby County, Tenn.  Sheriff's Office via AP)

Charge: Man had recently battered woman who was found slain

Feb. 17, 2020 4:57 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A woman who was found slain in a Milwaukee garage along with her two daughters had been beaten up by her boyfriend the day before she was reported missing — and just hours after the funeral of the couple's young son, according to a criminal complaint. The bodies of 26-year-old...

Water from the Pearl River floods Florence-Byram Road near Byram, Miss, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Authorities believe the flooding will rank as third highest, behind the historic floods of 1979 and 1983. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Hundreds still flooded from homes in Mississippi capital

Feb. 17, 2020 4:06 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The swollen Pearl River appeared to have crested Monday in Mississippi’s capital, but authorities warned the hundreds of evacuees in the Jackson area not to rush back home until they got the all clear, and a forecast of more rain put counties further south at risk of flooding....

Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris, right, celebrates with Ryan Johansen (92) and Matt Duchene (95) after Turris scored against the St. Louis Blues during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Turris scores late, Predators beat Blues 2-1

Feb. 16, 2020 9:48 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have their first three-game winning streak since October and appear to finally be finding their way under new coach John Hynes as they try to fight their way into the playoff picture. Kyle Turris scored with 2:12 left, and the Predators beat the St. Louis...

Memphis' Precious Achiuwa (55) shoots over Connecticut's Isaiah Whaley (5) as Connecticut's Josh Carlton (25) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Vital, Bouknight lead UConn to 64-61 win over Memphis

Feb. 16, 2020 7:03 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Coach Dan Hurley fought back tears as he described the high price his UConn Huskies paid during Sunday's win over Memphis. Christian Vital scored 18 of his 23 points in the second half as Connecticut overcame what appeared to be a serious leg injury to forward Akok Akok to beat...

Carter helps No. 16 Texas A&M beat No. 25 Lady Vols 73-71

Feb. 16, 2020 5:26 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chennedy Carter scored a season-high 37 points in her first start since returning from an ankle injury as No. 16 Texas A&M edged slumping No. 25 Tennessee 73-71 on Sunday. Carter, the Southeastern Conference’s preseason player of the year, had missed seven games after...

Landslide destroys 2 homes in western Tennessee; no one hurt

Feb. 16, 2020 4:10 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — Two homes were destroyed when a hillside collapsed near a swollen river in western Tennessee, authorities said. No one was injured in the slide, which occurred about 115 miles (185 kilometers) east of Memphis along the Tennessee River near the Hardin County community of Savannah,...