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2 Tennessee officers charged after inmate was punched

Jul. 01, 2022 14:09 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two former Tennessee prison officers have been charged with writing false reports after one of them hit an inmate, federal prosecutors said Friday. Former Tennessee Department of Correction tactical officers Javian Griffin, 36, and Sebron Hollands, 32, have...

Memphis motel killing suspect arrested in North Dakota

Jul. 01, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been arrested in North Dakota on a charge that he killed a man at a Memphis motel earlier this year, authorities said. Michael Ray Tillman, 24, was indicted on a first-degree murder charge after he was arrested as a fugitive in Bismarck,...

Grizzlies' Jackson Jr. out up to 6 months with hurt foot

Jun. 30, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis Grizzlies forward-center Jaren Jackson Jr. will be sidelined up to six months after having surgery to repair a stress fracture in his right foot. The Grizzlies announced Thursday that Jackson had the procedure Wednesday and is expected to make a full...

Grizzlies confirm trade with 76ers netting Roddy, Green

Jun. 24, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies announced Friday the final pieces of their draft night trade sending guard De'Anthony Melton to the Philadelphia 76ers for the draft rights to forward David Roddy and wing Danny Green. The 6-foot-6 Green has started 709 of 819 regular...

Text from Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade

Jun. 24, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

The Associated Press is making available the full text of the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning the nationwide right to abortion: Justice Alito delivered the opinion of the Court. Abortion presents a profound moral issue on which Americans hold sharply conflicting...

Tennessee man charged with killing tenant in machete attack

Jun. 24, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee rooming house manager has been charged with killing a tenant with a machete during an argument over parking, state prosecutors said. Leaford Anderson, 53, has been indicted on a second-degree murder charge in the death of Edward Lee Brooks, the...

Moving up: Grizzlies trade 2 1st-round picks to get LaRavia

Jun. 24, 2022 02:14 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jake LaRavia wasn’t just worth a first-round pick. The way the Memphis Grizzlies saw it, he was worth two of them. The Grizzlies moved the 22nd and 29th picks in Thursday’s NBA draft to Minnesota for the 19th pick — which became LaRavia, a 6-foot-8...

Black veteran groups seek policy agenda on racial inequities

Jun. 23, 2022 12:50 PM EDT

As a young man in Memphis, Tennessee, Robert Dabney Jr. wanted to blaze a path that could set his family up for a better life. So two weeks after high school graduation in 1998, at age 18, he joined the U.S. Army. During nine years of service that included two tours in Iraq, Dabney...

Ford pledges to work with community near future factory

Jun. 21, 2022 22:37 PM EDT

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ford Motor Co. officials on Tuesday pledged to be good neighbors to those in rural west Tennessee who live near the automaker's planned electric truck factory, a project expected to create thousands of jobs and change the face of the region. More than 200...

Work starts on long-term I-55 project near key Memphis span

Jun. 17, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Work has started in Tennessee on a $141 million project to build travel lanes and a roundabout intersection on the Interstate 55 interchange near a heavily traveled bridge connecting Memphis to Arkansas. Lane closures began Monday at the I-55 and Crump...