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Jerry Stackhouse adds Adam Mazarei to staff at Vanderbilt

Apr. 19, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Jerry Stackhouse has hired Adam Mazarei to his coaching staff, adding an assistant who spent the past six seasons with the NBA's Memphis Grizzlies. Stackhouse announced the move Friday. Mazarei spent three seasons as a Grizzlies' assistant coach and three as a...

California company to pay back wages in Colorado, Tennessee

Apr. 19, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a California-based vaccine distributor is paying $1.6 million in back wages and benefits to 515 workers in Colorado and Tennessee. The U.S. Department of Labor says McKesson Specialty Distribution contacted the department's Wage and Hour Division to report infractions at...

DNA testing leads to rape conviction of Tennessee man

Apr. 19, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors say DNA testing helped convict a Tennessee man for raping a woman in her apartment more than nine years ago. The Shelby County district attorney's office in Memphis said in a news release that 44-year-old Carlos Wilson was found guilty Wednesday of rape and aggravated...

Grizzlies' Anderson undergoes surgery on right shoulder

Apr. 18, 2019 6:47 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson has undergone surgery on his right shoulder. The Grizzlies said Thursday that the 6-foot-9 forward should be ready to return to full basketball activities in advance of training camp. The 25-year-old Anderson played just 43 games this season in...

Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee

Apr. 18, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A doctor who prescribed more than 4 million opioid pills, including to a pregnant woman who later died, is one of more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee charged with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of painkillers, federal authorities said Thursday. U.S....

Drones, supercomputers and sonar deployed against floods

Apr. 18, 2019 8:10 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects and predict just where...

Grizzlies add Rich Cho, Glen Grunwald to front office

Apr. 17, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have hired Rich Cho vice president of basketball strategy and Glen Grunwald as a senior adviser within the franchise's basketball operations department. Cho is a former Charlotte Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers general manager. Grunwald was general manager of...

Police: Knife fight between parents caused school lockdown

Apr. 17, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

OKOLONA, Miss. (AP) — Police in Mississippi say an Okolona school was temporarily locked down when one parent stabbed another during a fight near school grounds. WTVA-TV reports Latoya Johnson was arrested and charged with simple assault in the Tuesday fight that wounded Esperanza Baker. Authorities say...

Remains of Korean War soldier from Tennessee identified

Apr. 17, 2019 4:52 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Remains belonging to a soldier from Tennessee who was killed in the Korean War have been identified nearly seven decades after he was declared missing in action. U.S. Department of Defense officials said Tuesday that scientists have used dental records and DNA testing to identify the...

Tennessee gov seeking $24.7M to treat hepatitis C in prisons

Apr. 16, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is seeking almost $24.7 million to treat hepatitis C in prisons. On Tuesday, Finance Commissioner Stuart McWhorter told a Senate panel about the request in the administration's wide-ranging budget amendment for the fiscal year beginning in July. The...