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Memphis City Council postpones Graceland expansion vote

Jun. 18, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — City Council members in Memphis, Tennessee, have again postponed a vote on an expansion project at Elvis Presley's Graceland. Council members on Tuesday agreed for the fifth time to delay a vote related to a plan to provide tax incentives for a $100 million expansion of the...

Man charged in Wright's killing pleads guilty to gun charge

Jun. 17, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man charged with killing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pleaded guilty Monday to a separate gun charge. Billy Ray Turner entered his plea in a Memphis court before the scheduled start of his trial on charges of possessing a weapon as a convicted felon. Shelby County...

Vigil held for Tennessee man shot by fugitive task force

Jun. 14, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Relatives and friends of a Tennessee man who was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals during an attempted arrest have held a vigil for him. News outlets report that a large group of people gathered to remember the life of 20-year-old Brandon Webber in Memphis late Friday. Family members...

Protesters want $15 an hour wage at University of Memphis

Jun. 14, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Around 200 people rallied at the University of Memphis for an increase in the minimum wage it pays fulltime workers. The Daily Memphian reports the school recently raised its minimum wage from $10.60 to $11.11 an hour. But advocates at the Thursday rally are pushing for U of M to pay...

The Latest: Dozens gather peacefully after Memphis shooting

Jun. 13, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on fatal police shooting in Memphis (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Friends and relatives of a black man who was killed by a federal fugitive task force in Tennessee have peacefully gathered near the site of the shooting. A few dozen people gathered Thursday evening near the...

Memphis police appeal for calm after marshals kill black man

Jun. 13, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police appealed for calm Thursday in a tense Memphis neighborhood where a rock-throwing crowd gathered after federal marshals fatally shot a black man who, authorities said, had rammed a police vehicle with a stolen car. Thirty-six officers suffered minor injuries from flying rocks...

Police, angry crowd face off after shooting in Memphis

Jun. 13, 2019 6:28 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off after a Tennessee man was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood. People in the crowd threw rocks and bricks, with 25 officers suffering mostly minor injuries during the tense clash Wednesday night in the...

Tennessee man charged with setting fire to 12 vacant homes

Jun. 13, 2019 5:18 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with intentionally setting fire to a dozen vacant houses. Memphis Fire Department spokesman Wayne Cooke said Wednesday that 27-year-old Dvon Robertson has been charged with 15 counts of arson after his arrest on Monday. Investigators said two houses...

Tennessee shooting involving task force under investigation

Jun. 13, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee are investigating a shooting involving members of a regional fugitive task force. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said on Twitter that its agents were on the scene of a shooting in Memphis on Wednesday night. The state police agency says the shooting...

Grizzlies make long-term commitment to young, new head coach

Jun. 12, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Jenkins feels confident that Memphis' new front office will give him enough time to turn around the Grizzlies. Jenkins is the Grizzlies' fourth head coach since Memphis reached the 2013 Western Conference. The 34-year-old coach said Wednesday at a news conference that he...