Latest Memphis News

Safety board: Boat sinking probably caused by pilot error

Feb. 15, 2019 1:04 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The sinking of a towboat in the Mississippi River was probably caused by a boat pilot's mistake and lack of oversight of the vessel, federal officials said. The National Transportation and Safety Board reported the pilot had decided to operate the boat with unsecured deck hatches when...

City, county incentives part of FedEx Logistics HQ deal

Feb. 15, 2019 5:06 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say the owner of the building where FedEx Logistics is establishing its new headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee, is receiving a tax incentive and grants as part of the deal. The Commercial Appeal reports that a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive and $3 million in grants from...

Memphis distributor closing, about 400 jobs affected

Feb. 14, 2019 10:23 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Memphis, Tennessee facility that distributes retail products for Verizon says it is closing. News outlets report XPO Logistics Inc. said in a statement that it told employees Wednesday it will be closing its Verizon facility in June. A statement released by the union that represents...

Cardi B headlining Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis

Feb. 14, 2019 5:23 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rapper Cardi B, blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr., and rock mainstays The Killers and the Dave Matthews Band are among the acts scheduled to perform at the Beale Street Music Festival in Tennessee. The eclectic musical festival is set for May 3 through May 5 in Memphis. Located along the...

Grizzlies sign forward Bruno Caboclo to multi-year deal

Feb. 13, 2019 5:04 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed forward Bruno Caboclo (cuh-BO-clo) to a multi-year contract after having first signing him to consecutive 10-day contracts. Terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed. The 6-foot-9 Caboclo has started one of his 10 games played for...

Former Tennessee collegian pleads guilty to changing grades

Feb. 13, 2019 5:15 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former student at a private Tennessee college has pleaded guilty to downloading exams and changing grades to preserve his scholarship. The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis said Tuesday that 20-year-old Michael Geddati has pleaded guilty to computer fraud. Prosecutors say Geddati...

Aldridge leads Spurs to 108-107 win over Grizzlies

Feb. 13, 2019 12:06 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After a night of successful 3-point shooting for the San Antonio Spurs, LaMarcus Aldridge took over inside in the closing minutes. Aldridge scored 22 points, including San Antonio's final seven, as the Spurs broke a four-game slide with a 108-107 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on...

FedEx Logistics establishing new HQ in downtown Memphis

Feb. 12, 2019 7:49 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx Logistics is establishing a new headquarters in downtown Memphis, Tennessee, and bringing nearly 700 jobs along with it. FedEx Logistics President and CEO Richard W. Smith and Gov. Bill Lee told news reporters Tuesday that the branch of package shipping giant FedEx Corp. is...

Dozens of firearms seized at Tennessee airports in 2018

Feb. 12, 2019 5:00 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal transportation officials say dozens of firearms were seized in Tennessee's largest airports last year. The Transportation Security Administration said on its website that Nashville International Airport ranked No. 10 in the country with 86 firearms seized at security...

Memphis T-shirt company CEO killed in Costa Rica car crash

Feb. 11, 2019 12:56 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A prominent Tennessee businessman has been killed in a car crash in Costa Rica. News outlets report that according to representatives of his company, Memphis businessman 61-year-old Mike Bowen died Saturday. T-Shirt Champions confirmed the death of its CEO in a tweet. Bowen was CEO...