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World forward Brandon Clarke, of the Memphis Grizzlies, dunks against the U.S. during the first half of the NBA Rising Stars basketball game in Chicago, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Grizzlies rookie Brandon Clarke out with injured quadriceps

Feb. 25, 2020 9:33 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis rookie forward Brandon Clarke hurt his right quadriceps and will be re-valuated in two weeks. The Grizzlies updated Clarke's status Tuesday night. Clarke left Monday night's 124-97 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers after playing only three minutes with what was called hip...

Man arrested, accused of wounding man in road rage shooting

Feb. 25, 2020 7:46 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been arrested and accused of shooting at a driver during a road rage incident, authorities said. Michael Angers, 43, was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempted second-degree murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm, news outlets reported. ...

Federal jury convicts Tennessee man in drug case

Feb. 25, 2020 1:26 PM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A federal jury in Mississippi has convicted a Tennessee man in a drug trafficking case tied to Tennessee and Indiana. U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, in a news release Tuesday, said Fortrell Latrae Sain, 38, of Memphis, was convicted Friday of conspiring to possess with intent to...

This combination of undated photos provided by the The Tennessee Department of Correction shows Pervis Payne, left, and Byron Black. Tennessee has set two new execution dates, just days after putting to death its seventh inmate in the past year-and-a-half. On Monday, the Tennessee Supreme Court ordered an Oct. 8 execution date for inmate Black and a Dec. 3 execution date for Payne. (Tennessee Department of Correction via AP)

Tennessee continues push for executions, setting 2 more

Feb. 24, 2020 9:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee on Monday set two new execution dates, days after putting to death its seventh inmate in the past year and a half. The Tennessee Supreme Court ordered an Oct. 8 execution date for Byron Black and a Dec. 3 execution date for Pervis Payne. Black was convicted by a Nashville...

17-year-old child charged in fatal shooting of another teen

Feb. 24, 2020 10:42 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teenager has been charged in the fatal shooting of another teen, police said. Jordan Milan, 16, died Sunday after the shooting, according to a tweet from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. A 17-year-old juvenile was reportedly playing with a gun when Milan was shot and...

Cleaner of postal vehicles illegally dumped wastewater

Feb. 24, 2020 4:23 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities in Tennessee say a woman has pleaded guilty to illegally dumping wastewater into the Mississippi River after washing U.S. Postal Service vehicles. Constance Pritchett, 59, faces up to one year in federal prison after she pleaded guilty to depositing refuse in...

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Grizzlies: Jackson out at least 2 weeks with sprained knee

Feb. 23, 2020 2:46 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. will miss at least two weeks with a sprained left knee after getting hurt in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Grizzlies announced Sunday that Jackson will be re-evaluated in two weeks. An MRI exam showed Jackson sprained his knee...

In this Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 photo, artist Evelina Dillon poses with her painting at the Morton Museum in Collierville, Tenn. It took two months of research and another month of painting before Dillon managed to pack 150 years of Collierville history onto the 40-by-40-inch canvas. (Max Gersh/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Artist fits 150 years of Collierville history into painting

Feb. 23, 2020 11:57 AM EST

COLLIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It took two months of research and another month of painting before Evelina Dillon managed to pack 150 years of Collierville history onto a 40-by-40-inch canvas. The gazebo on Town Square — Collierville’s most recent gazebo, since over the years there have been...

Memphis guard Alex Lomax (2) heads to the basket as Houston guard Nate Hinton defends in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

Achiuwa's free throw gives Memphis win over No. 22 Houston

Feb. 22, 2020 6:07 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis overcame its trouble closing out games, dispatching Houston with defense down the stretch. A free throw by Precious Achiuwa with 28.2 seconds left gave the Tigers a 60-59 victory over the 22nd-ranked Cougars on Saturday, but Memphis sealed the win by keeping the Cougars from...

This Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 shows The Healthcare Institute, a nursing school belonging to state Sen. Katrina Robinson in Memphis, Tenn. Federal authorities say they have conducted searches at the Memphis home and business addresses of Democratic state Sen. Katrina Robinson, including the Healthcare Institute.  (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

FBI agents search home, business of Tennessee state senator

Feb. 21, 2020 6:58 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities in Tennessee conducted searches Friday at the home and business addresses of Democratic state Sen. Katrina Robinson, the FBI said. Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Joel Siskovic confirmed that agents executed search warrants at two locations in Memphis....