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Innocence Project seeks to clear a man executed 13 years ago

Nov. 18, 2019 1:19 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sedley Alley was strapped to a gurney and put to death in Tennessee in 2006, convicted of killing a 19-year-old Marine two decades earlier. Alley had confessed to the slaying of Lance Cpl. Suzanne Collins, but later said his confession was coerced. Now, a nonprofit legal group...

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...

Morant scores 25 points, Grizzlies beat Jazz 107-106

Nov. 16, 2019 12:14 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis celebrated former point guard Mike Conley’s returned to town. It was his rookie replacement with the Grizzlies who stole the show. Ja Morant, the No. 2 pick in last summer’s draft, scored 25 points, including the go-ahead basket with 1:32 remaining, Dillon Brooks...

Hardaway, No. 13 Memphis hope Wiseman reinstated quickly

Nov. 15, 2019 7:16 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Coach Penny Hardaway says Memphis’ best hope is that freshman James Wiseman is reinstated and doesn’t have to miss any games. “That would be ideal,” Hardaway said Friday. That seems unlikely with 13th-ranked Memphis playing its next game Saturday, hosting...

Memphis police officer charged with rape of girl, 15

Nov. 15, 2019 12:33 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in Memphis, Tennessee, has been indicted in the rape of a 15-year-old girl. The Shelby County district attorney’s office said Friday that 52-year-old Memphis Police Department Lt. Jeffrey Jones has been charged with felony rape and sexual...

Judge denies Memphis request to change surveillance order

Nov. 15, 2019 4:46 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge in Memphis, Tennessee, has denied a request to modify a decades-old order barring the city from engaging in surveillance of protesters and activists. U.S. District Judge Jon McCalla’s ruling Wednesday responds to a sealed motion by the city of Memphis seeking to...

Nation’s largest utility in long-term deals to sell power

Nov. 14, 2019 7:33 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Most of the local companies that receive power generated by the Tennessee Valley Authority have signed long-term partnership agreements, but some larger customers still have not agreed to the 20-year deals, officials said Thursday. TVA President and CEO Jeff Lyash said during a Board...

Wiseman withdraws lawsuit, Memphis works on eligibility

Nov. 14, 2019 2:59 PM EST

James Wiseman and his advisers have decided a legal battle with the NCAA is not the best way to keep the heralded freshman on the basketball court. The 7-foot-1 center withdrew his lawsuit and the dramatic turn of events in the much-debated saga means Wiseman now will sit on Memphis’ bench until the NCAA...