Latest Memphis News

Suburban Mississippi area to spend $3 million on flood study

Jun. 23, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

HORN LAKE, Miss. (AP) — Governments in the Mississippi suburbs of Memphis, Tennessee, will spend more than $3 million to study flooding. WHBQ-TV reports that half the money will come from the federal government, while half will come from DeSoto County and local cities. Horn Lake Creek drains much of...

Man gets 31 years for Tennessee mall parking lot shooting

Jun. 22, 2018 4:39 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man convicted in a 2015 shooting in a mall parking lot in Tennessee has been sentenced to 31 years in prison. The Shelby County district attorney's office says 22-year-old Anterrio Chambers was sentenced Wednesday by a Criminal Court judge in Memphis. Chambers was convicted by a...

Grizzlies draft Jaren Jackson with fourth overall pick

Jun. 22, 2018 12:55 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr. is so excited about heading to the Memphis Grizzlies as the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft that he doesn't care where he plays. "It could be the 5, the 4, the 3, the 2, the 1," Jackson said Thursday night in a conference call with reporters. "Realistically, the...

Sheriff's deputy in Tennessee charged with raping teen

Jun. 21, 2018 1:22 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in Tennessee has been charged with raping a teenage girl over a 20-month period. The Shelby County district attorney's office says 43-year-old Brian O. Beck was being held on $90,000 bond Thursday after his indictment on charges of rape by force or coercion and...

Fitch upgrades Memphis' bond rating, cites stability

Jun. 21, 2018 4:47 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Fitch Ratings says it has upgraded Memphis, Tennessee's bond rating. Fitch said in a news release Wednesday that the city's general obligation bond rating and issuer default rating has improved from AA- to AA. The ratings agency says Memphis has shown operational stability "while...

FedEx profit rises on increase in volume, shipping rates

Jun. 19, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

Higher rates, tax benefits and steady business fueled by economic growth helped FedEx Corp. boost its fourth-quarter profit 10 percent to $1.13 billion. Chairman and CEO Fred Smith said Tuesday that he is optimistic that the package-delivery company will increase its earnings and profit margins. On a conference...

2 Tennessee officers hurt by motorists; 1 critically injured

Jun. 19, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two police officers in Tennessee have been sent to hospitals after they were injured by cars in separate incidents. Memphis police said Officer Jeffrey Creighton was in critical condition at a hospital Tuesday after he was struck by a truck during a traffic stop on Monday night. A man...

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

Jun. 18, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block. The online auction site IronPlanet announced this week that the plane with red velvet seats had returned the market after its current owner bought...

Grizzlies name Stackhouse Van Exel among 8 assistants

Jun. 15, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have named Jerry Stackhouse, Nick Van Exel and six others as assistant coaches. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff says his staff will emphasize "discipline, grit, physical and mental toughness." Along with Stackhouse and Van Exel, it will include Chad Forcier, Greg Buckner,...

Memphis returning maintenance of certain streets to state

Jun. 15, 2018 10:16 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis says it is turning over maintenance of 22 state roads in the city limits back to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. A news release posted on the city's website says Memphis is not renewing a contract with the department in which the city repairs potholes, clears snow...