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Mom, boyfriend charged with capital murder in baby’s death

Nov. 20, 2019 7:56 AM EST

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Police have charged a Tennessee couple with capital murder in the death of a 1-year-old child at a Mississippi hotel. News outlets report the child’s mother, 18-year-old Kentavia Chapman, and her boyfriend, 37-year-old Pierre Jarrell, both of Memphis, are also charged with...

Dance teacher pleads guilty to exposing teen boy to HIV

Nov. 20, 2019 4:03 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A dance teacher who appeared on a reality TV show has pleaded guilty in Tennessee to raping a teenage student and exposing him to the AIDS virus. The Shelby County district attorney’s office said Tuesday that 30-year-old John Conner III avoided trial when he pleaded guilty to...

Burks scores 29 as Warriors end skid with win over Grizzlies

Nov. 20, 2019 12:11 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — With Alec Burks leading the offense, the Golden State Warriors finally put together a team effort to end their seven-game slide. Burks scored a season-high 29 points, Glenn Robinson III added 20 and the Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 114-95 on Tuesday night. “We’ve...

Federal loans to help 3 Tennessee community projects

Nov. 19, 2019 4:27 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced loans for critical projects in three Tennessee communities. Department officials said last week that communities in 28 states and Puerto Rico will receive $394 million in direct loans to improve critical community facilities. In...

Judge denies DNA testing sought 13 years post-execution

Nov. 18, 2019 3:56 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The daughter of a man executed 13 years ago for murder does not have legal standing to seek DNA testing of evidence in the case, a Memphis judge ruled Monday, but the judge also said the ruling wasn’t based on the merits of the claims. April Alley is the daughter of Sedley...

The Latest: Daughter ‘heartbroken’ over DNA evidence ruling

Nov. 18, 2019 3:40 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on attempts to test DNA evidence in a murder 13 years after a Tennessee man was executed for the crime (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The daughter of a man executed for murder 13 years ago says she is “heartbroken” that a Tennessee judge dismissed her petition...

Tennessee hunter hurt in 20-ft fall from broken tree stand

Nov. 18, 2019 8:11 AM EST

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Tennessee say a hunter suffered serious injuries when his tree stand broke, plunging him 20 feet (6 meters) to the ground. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency posted on Facebook that the 30-year-old hunter was climbing down a tree Friday when a cable on his...

Murray scores 39 as Nuggets rout Grizzlies 131-114

Nov. 17, 2019 10:00 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jamal Murray didn’t take long to erase a bad night against Brooklyn. Murray, who was missed 10 of 11 shots against the Nets last time out, connected on his first four on Sunday en route to a season-high 39 points as the Nuggets dominated the Memphis Grizzlies for a 131-114...

Quinones, Achiuwa send No. 13 Memphis past Alcorn St 102-56

Nov. 16, 2019 5:57 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Despite playing their first game without heralded recruit James Wiseman, the No. 13 Memphis Tigers had little trouble with Alcorn State. That’s what happens when you have the top recruiting class in the nation. Freshman Lester Quinones had 21 points and 10 rebounds and fellow...

LeMoyne-Owen College eliminates staff to address shortfall

Nov. 16, 2019 5:07 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis’ only historically black college has eliminated seven staff positions in recent weeks to help address a $1 million budget shortfall. The Commercial Appeal reports LeMoyne-Owen College had hoped to enroll 900 this year but enrollment fell short at 836. The eliminated...