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Arrested reporter slams conditions at US detention centers

Jul. 17, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish-language reporter who was recently released from immigration custody said Wednesday he was held for 15 months in detention centers that were plagued by insects and he had to bathe with cold water from water hoses. During a news conference, Manuel Duran discussed what he...

Suspected tornado in Mississippi from Barry's wet remnants

Jul. 16, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A suspected tornado struck a rural area of north Mississippi on Tuesday, damaging homes and knocking down trees and power lines as the wet remnants of Tropical Storm Barry rumbled through several states, officials said. A storm that may have included a tornado passed through Victoria,...

Tennessee man convicted in killing of pawn shop owner

Jul. 16, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been sentenced to life in prison for the fatal shooting of a pawn shop owner more than five years ago. The Shelby County district attorney's office said Monday that 35-year-old Charles Griffen was sentenced by a Criminal Court judge after Griffen was convicted of...

Grizzlies announce addition of ex-Timberwolves guard Jones

Jul. 11, 2019 8:29 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have officially announced that they've added guard Tyus Jones, a restricted free agent who played for the Minnesota Timberwolves last season. The Timberwolves already had issued a statement late Tuesday night wishing Jones luck in Memphis, an indication they...

Spanish-language reporter released from immigration custody

Jul. 11, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Spanish-language reporter who has been facing deportation since his arrest 15 months ago while covering an immigration protest in Tennessee was released Thursday from custody as his case proceeds. Manuel Duran was released from an Alabama detention center on a $2,000 bail set by...

Timberwolves don't match Grizzlies' offer sheet to Jones

Jul. 10, 2019 10:33 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are declining to match an offer sheet to guard Tyus Jones, clearing the way for him to join the Memphis Grizzlies. Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas issued a statement late Tuesday saying, "We sincerely thank Tyus for his...

3 vehicles owned by Elvis Presley going up for auction

Jul. 10, 2019 9:13 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elvis Presley fans can take to the road in his personal stretch limousine, on his last motorcycle or in a pickup truck if they have the money, an auction house announced Wednesday. Kruse GWS Auctions said the items will be part of its Artifacts of Hollywood auction on Aug. 31. Presley...

Case of Spanish-language reporter detained by ICE reopened

Jul. 9, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An immigration appeals panel has reopened the case of a detained Spanish-language reporter facing deportation after he was arrested while covering an immigration rally in Tennessee. The Southern Poverty Law Center says last week's order by the Board of Immigration Appeals paves the...

Memphis launches external review following abuse complaints

Jul. 3, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis says it has launched an independent external review of its women's basketball program in response to complaints of abuse and harassment. School officials said in a statement that they'd launched a review "in light of recent developments in the Athletics' department and the...

Memphis council backs part of Graceland expansion plan

Jul. 3, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — City Council members in Memphis, Tennessee, have approved part of a plan for a $75 million expansion project at Elvis Presley's Graceland. Tuesday's vote by council members was related to a plan to provide tax incentives for expansion of the Presley-themed tourist attraction....