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Officials investigate 2 fatal police shootings in Tennessee

Jan. 26, 2022 09:33 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Two men have died in separate shootings involving Tennessee law enforcement officers, authorities said. One man died early Wednesday in Shelby County and the other died Tuesday across the state in Jefferson County, according to the Tennessee Bureau of...

Number of guns found at Tennessee airports spikes in 2021

Jan. 25, 2022 04:10 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Security officers at Tennessee's major airports found more than 280 guns in passengers' carry-on luggage in 2021, a significant increase from prior years, officials said. The 283 guns found last year at security checkpoints in airports in Nashville, Memphis,...

Lawmakers send US House map splitting Nashville to Gov. Lee

Jan. 24, 2022 20:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee on Monday completed their rapid passage of a new U.S. House map that splits booming, Democratic-tilted Nashville and its Black voters three ways, leaving it up to the governor to sign off on the new congressional lines. The...

Walmart to build new fulfillment center in Mississippi city

Jan. 21, 2022 18:24 PM EST

OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) — More jobs are coming to north Mississippi where Walmart has plans to build a new fulfillment center. The company on Thursday said it is spending about $90 million to build a 1,000,000 square foot warehouse in Olive Branch that's set to open in the spring....

Memphis officer dies in crash; other driver also killed

Jan. 21, 2022 13:55 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An on-duty Tennessee police officer was killed in a crash with another vehicle whose driver also died, authorities said. The collision happened at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday while the officer was responding to a call in southeast Memphis, officials told news...

Davis scores 20 to lift SMU past Memphis 70-62,

Jan. 21, 2022 00:33 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kendric Davis had 20 points as SMU beat Memphis 70-62 on Thursday night. After a third-straight loss, Memphis coach Penny Hardaway showed his frustration in his comments to the press. “Stop asking me stupid (expletive) questions,” he said. ...

Tennessee ethics panel advances ouster of convicted senator

Jan. 20, 2022 15:36 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican-led Tennessee Senate's ethics committee on Thursday recommended removing a Democratic senator from office because of her recent wire fraud conviction, pressing ahead over her objections that she had short notice of the hearing and is still awaiting...

Bane, Morant score 25 apiece to lead Grizzlies past Bulls

Jan. 17, 2022 19:44 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Desmond Bane and Ja Morant scored 25 points each, and the Memphis Grizzlies dominated the short-handed Chicago Bulls 119-106 on Monday afternoon for their 12th win in 13 games. Brandon Clarke added 15 points and seven rebounds, missing only one of his eight...

Cities across Florida celebrate MLK Day with parades, events

Jan. 17, 2022 13:46 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Parades and celebrations were held across Florida on Monday to honor the 93rd birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Many of last year's celebrations were muted because of the coronavirus pandemic. But on Monday, cities and communities held celebrations honoring...

Memphis restaurant owner to compete on Jay Leno’s game show

Jan. 17, 2022 00:09 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Alcenia’s restaurant owner BJ Chester-Tamayo is appearing on TV again, but this time it’s not for her famous Southern cooking. Chester-Tamayo is competing on Jay Leno’s comedy game show “You Bet Your Life.” The show featuring this Memphis...