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Memphis man charged in 2007 killing during robbery

Aug. 17, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of another man nearly 11 years ago. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Friday that 48-year-old Ricky Munn also has been charged with especially aggravated robbery in the death of...

Tennessee man charged with killing 2 after Wisconsin arrest

Aug. 17, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was arrested in Wisconsin has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the shooting of his wife and another person. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Wednesday that 38-year-old Markese Gibbs was extradited last week to Memphis after his...

Memphis Grizzlies sign guard Markel Crawford

Aug. 16, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed guard Markel Crawford and added him to their training-camp roster. Crawford, a 23-year-old Memphis native, played seven games for the Grizzlies' NBA Summer League 2018 team in Las Vegas. He averaged 9.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 18.4 minutes in those...

Fans walk silently, solemnly past Elvis' grave during vigil

Aug. 15, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Fans of Elvis Presley are holding flickering candles and walking quietly past the grave of the rock n' roll pioneer on the 41st anniversary of his death. Devotees of Presley flock to Memphis, Tennessee, every year to honor his life and career during Elvis Week. The candlelight vigil...

More than 40 indictments dismissed after grand jury error

Aug. 14, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — More than 40 indictments have been dismissed after a grand jury forewoman in Tennessee was removed from her position after a procedural error. Shelby County Criminal Court judges issued an order removing Mary Thomas as forewoman of a grand jury after she allowed 12 grand jurors plus...

Hundreds of items with ties to Elvis Presley sold at auction

Aug. 14, 2018 12:31 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A gold record, photos and jewelry are among the more than 200 items sold at an auction of memorabilia related to late singer Elvis Presley. The highest-priced item sold at The Auction at Graceland on Sunday was a 1942 Beretta 9mm pistol given to Elvis as a gift in December 1970. Price...

Bredesen proposes 4 debates in US Senate race in Tennessee

Aug. 13, 2018 3:03 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democrat Phil Bredesen is proposing four debates before the November election for U.S. Senate against Republican Marsha Blackburn, whose campaign says she's still finalizing her debate schedule but looks forward to debating Bredesen. Bredesen's campaign said Monday that the former...

With his left leg gone, a young athlete rebuilds his life

Aug. 12, 2018 10:41 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A gruesome accident in July cut off most of Jabari Bailey's left leg, instantly ending his career as a football player at Tuskegee University in Alabama and nearly killing him. Yet, only hours after the life-altering event, the 20-year-old from Memphis was already thinking about the...

Charlottesville gave momentum to Confederate monument foes

Aug. 11, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

Pressure to take down America's monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn't start with Charlottesville. But the deadly violence that rocked the Virginia college town a year ago gave the issue an explosive momentum. Confederate monuments at public parks, county courthouses...

Black soybean farmers claim they were sold faulty seeds

Aug. 10, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — Soybean farmers David Allen Hall and Tyrone Grayer had high hopes when a farm-show salesman told them the seeds he sold would bring good yields in their fertile Mississippi Delta fields, and were less likely to be damaged by weeds. But as the plants began to grow, Hall, Grayer and...