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In this May 14, 2020, photo, doctors and nurses wear full-protective masks and face shields as they work on COVID-19 positive patients at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis in Memphis, Tenn. (Joe Rondone/The Commercial Appeal via AP)

Mid-South man one of the 1st in US to get new COVID therapy

Nov. 22, 2020 10:58 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Earlier this month, Andy Shepherd developed a fever, headache, nasal congestion and lost his sense of taste and smell. He got tested for COVID-19 and when he got a positive test result, he was concerned. “Considering that I have diabetes and hypertension and A-positive blood, I...

White, Austin send Memphis to 56-14 win over Lumberjacks

Nov. 21, 2020 4:02 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brady White became Memphis' all-time passing touchdown leader, Calvin Austin III broke open the game with a 64-yard punt return and the Tigers defeated Stephen F. Austin 56-14 on Saturday. White's short pass to Tahj Washington turned into a 48-yard touchdown and gave White 82 career...

Cincinnati running back Jerome Ford celebrates his touchdown during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against East Carolina, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

The Latest: Pac-12 cancels Washington State-Stanford game

Nov. 20, 2020 10:13 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Washington State athletic director Pat Chun says the school has nine football players in COVID-19 protocols and four players had to be put into the protocol Friday morning leading to the cancellation of the Cougars' game at...

Bobbie Pendleton prepares to give a flu shot in the morning at a drive-thru flu clinic at Bristol Motor Speedway, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Bristol, Tenn. The Sullivan County Regional Health Department was hosting two drive-thru locations for the

Tennessee bill would expand coronavirus vaccine exemptions

Nov. 20, 2020 6:51 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee would no longer prohibit parents from refusing vaccinations of their children under a proposal that's been filed as COVID-19 cases continue to rise ahead of the GOP-dominant Statehouse's upcoming legislative session. Tennessee law currently allows parents to refuse to...

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2017, file photo, a statue of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest sits in a park in Memphis, Tenn. Lawyers in Tennessee are seeking a judge's approval for the disinterment of Confederate general and slave trader Nathan Bedford Forrest's remains from his burial plot in a Memphis park, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz, File)

Lawyers request removal of KKK leader's remains from Memphis

Nov. 20, 2020 5:46 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Lawyers in Tennessee are seeking a judge's approval for the disinterment of Confederate general and slave trader Nathan Bedford Forrest's remains from his burial plot in a Memphis park. The Commercial Appeal reported Friday that court filings show the remains of Forrest and his wife...

In this Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, photo provided by the Memphis Zoo is a newborn reticulated giraffe named Ja Raffe, in Memphis, Tenn. The zoo said it has named the baby giraffe Ja Raffe after Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant on Thursday. The giraffe was born Nov. 10 at the zoo. Morant was named the NBA’s rookie of the year this past season. (Memphis Zoo via AP)

Ja Raffe: Memphis zoo names baby giraffe after NBA star

Nov. 19, 2020 4:46 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies' Ja Morant is pretty tall. The new kid in town will be taller. The Memphis Zoo said Thursday that it has named a newborn reticulated giraffe after the 6-foot-3-inch guard and the reigning NBA rookie of the year. The calf's name: Ja Raffe. The baby giraffe was...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee puts on his mask during a break in the state budget hearings Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. According to a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine study released Tuesday, Tennessee counties that have not required wearing masks in public are on average seeing COVID-19 death rates double or more compared with those that instituted mandates. Lee has opposed a statewide mask mandate, stressing personal responsibility. He has instead allowed counties to decide whether to require masks. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Nashville limits gatherings to 8 people amid virus surge

Nov. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville is tightening restrictions to fight the surging coronavirus by limiting gatherings to eight people, Mayor John Cooper announced Thursday. Cooper's office said the change effective Monday applies to public and private gatherings, and aligns with the eight-person maximum...

Police: Georgia man may have molested children in Tennessee

Nov. 19, 2020 12:12 PM EST

COMMERCE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia man who has been indicted on 31 counts related to child molestation charges may have also victimized children while earlier living in Memphis, Tennessee. Steven “Mike” Michael Blackmon was booked into jail last month after he was indicted on the...

Kentucky woman charged in stabbing death in Tennessee

Nov. 19, 2020 4:38 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Kentucky woman was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of a friend during an argument, a Tennessee prosecutor said. Harley Berry, 20, of Elizabethtown, was being held in the Shelby County Women's Jail East, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Mississippi State guard Robert Woodard II (12) looks for an open teammate during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Auburn in Starkville, Miss. Woodard was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Grizzlies take Mississippi State's Woodard in NBA draft

Nov. 19, 2020 2:41 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies took Mississippi State forward Robert Woodard II with the 40th pick in the NBA draft. Memphis had only one pick entering Wednesday’s draft and there was some indication that the Grizzlies were working on trades for a late-first round selection and/or a...