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Warmer Temps And Rain For Memorial Day Weekend

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The Mid-South is in a transition day with sunnier skies and warmer temperatures.  Changes are coming, though.  I'm tracking rain and thunderstorms headed our way. More>>

CITY WATCH: Endangered Person Jerry Benson

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Memphis Police have issued a CITY WATCH for 27-year-old Jerry Benson who was last seen leaving his home in the 3900 block of Sloan in the evening of May 19.
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Pastor: Proposed B.B. King Blvd Already Named For Him Video included

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As a viewing is held today for blues legend B.B. King, one pastor disagrees with a local call to name Third Street after King. Rev. James Netters said Third Street is already named after him and has been since 1991. More>>

Mother Speaks After Daughter Killed In Crash With Sister

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A Hamilton High School graduate was killed in a car wreck Friday morning; Kanisha Clarke graduated Thursday evening.
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Two Jailed After Major Drug Bust Video included

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Two men are behind bars after police officers caught them with drugs and nearly $200,000 in cash.
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Summer Avenue Lounge Closed As Public Nuisance

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A nightclub on Summer Avenue has been closed as a public nuisance, following an undercover investigation there into drug trafficking, bootleg liquor sales, prostitution, assaults and gang activity.
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City Hoping To Improve, Boost Code Enforcement Video included

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It's been one of the most maligned city departments in Memphis, but the director of public works says a restructuring of the office of code enforcement is in the offing.
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With Limited Numbers, MHP Patrol To Conduct Saturation Weekend Video included

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The Mississippi Highway Patrol has kicked off a three day saturation of the roadways for the Memorial Day Weekend, looking for impaired drivers and drivers who are not using seatbelts.
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Mother Of Carlos and Cateria Stokes Speaks Out Video included

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For the first time since her son was charged with murder in the drive-by shooting death of 7-year-old Kirsten Williams, Joyce Stokes is speaking candidly about him.
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Shootout In Frayser Sends One To Hospital Video included

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Memphis Police are responding to a shooting call on Juliet St. in Frayser. More>>

MPD Searching For ID, Credit Card Theft Suspects

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Memphis Police are investigating a case of ID and credit card theft at the Target store in the 5900 block of Poplar Avenue. More>>

Teen Convicted in Halloween Party Homicide

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A 19-year-old man has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the 2013 shooting death of another teen outside a Whitehaven activity center. More>>

MPD Investigating Sexual Assault At MedPlex Video included

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A medical assistant at the MedPlex in the 800 block of Madison has been jailed for sexual misconduct.
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Woman Killed In South Memphis Accident

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Memphis Police say a woman was killed during a car crash in South Memphis.
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Plea Made To Save The Mid-South Coliseum

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The city of Memphis has already cleared out the old Mid-South Fair buildings, Libertyland and Tim McCarver Stadium, and now the city wants to take out the last remaining building from the old fair grounds: the Mid-South Coliseum.
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Clarksdale PD Charges Man With Murder

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The Clarksdale Police Department arrested Roy Lee Gardner, a 33 year-old black male, on outstanding arrest warrants for one count of shooting into a dwelling and one count of murder. More>>

Pastor Says Proposed B.B. King Blvd. Named After Him

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As a viewing is held today for blues legend B.B. King, one pastor disagrees with a local call to name Third Street after King. Rev. James Netters said Third Street is already named after him and has been since 1991.  More>>

Suspect In Killings Of Wealthy D.C. Family Arrested

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An ex-convict accused in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper was arrested Thursday, a week after authorities said the family was killed and their mansion was set on fire. More>>

UPDATE: Another Arrest Made In BP Mob Attack Video included

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Memphis police have now arrested more than a dozen people in connection with the April attack at a Crosstown gas station. More>>

MPD Looking For Shooting Suspects After Chase Video included

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Memphis Police are looking for a pair of shooting suspects after they shot at a man while he was sitting in his vehicle in the 500 block of Exchange. More>>

Pastor Shot In Head Tells FOX13 He Almost Died Video included

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Pastor Curtis Lee Allen, a prostate cancer survivor, calls it his third miracle. He was the unintended victim of a shooting Wednesday afternoon in the 2100 block of Pendleton. More>>

MPD Investigating Shooting On Ridgeway Road

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Memphis Police are investigating a shooting in the 3800 block of Ridgeway Road near Hickory Ridge Middle School.
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MPD Investigating Armed Robbery At Church’s Chicken

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Memphis Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Church's Chicken in the 1100 block of South Bellevue in South Memphis.
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Man Sentenced To 20 Years In Aggravated Robbery

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A man described as a professional criminal was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday for an East Memphis holdup in which a victim then followed him for several miles and pointed him out to police. More>>

Memphis In May Nominated For Best Southern Festival

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Memphis in May has been nominated by USA Today as one of the 10 best Southern Festivals. Other contenders include Bonnaroo and Mardi Gras.
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Snakes, Big And Small, Fill Germantown House Video included

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A Germantown home is currently being occupied by some unusual residents. Dozens of snakes still live in the home, despite the fact that their owner moved to Florida last December. More>>

New Tennessee State Logo Drawing Criticisms Video included

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The state of Tennessee is hoping to change its visual identity for its Tennessee.gov website. The state applied for a trademark on March 2, but the look of the logo and the price tag that comes along with it has caused a Watchdog group to take notice.
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Southaven PD Joins Manhunt For James Horn Video included

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Southaven Police join a multi-state manhunt for a repeat sex offender from Memphis, James Horn. More>>

Woman Held Captive In Box Found Murdered With Son, Police Search For Suspect Video included

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Police say the man accused of kidnapping a woman and holding her in a box for several months is now wanted for murdering her and her 17-year-old son.
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MPD To Get 3% Raise

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Memphis Police officers could be getting a 3 percent raise. A city council impasse committee unanimously voted this afternoon to approve the hike, beginning July 1.
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Prosecutor: 6 Officers Indicted In Death Of Freddie Gray

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The state's attorney in Baltimore says all six officers charged in the police-custody death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury.
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Army Dad Surprises SCS Daughter At Graduation Video included

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Thanks to technology, a father serving overseas was able to be there when his 8th grade daughter graduated, Thursday morning.
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Cool Thursday, Chance For Rain Over Memorial Day Weekend

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Cloud cover's been slow to break today making us unusually cool.  The Mid-South warms tomorrow.  Plus, I'm tracking rain chances over Memorial Day Weekend. More>>

Man Shoots At Train In Northern Mississippi Video included

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Police say a man in Byhalia, Mississippi pulled out a gun and shot at the train as it was passing. FOX13 has learned one of the bullets penetrated a window and narrowly missed the conductor.
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Twice-Scammed Family Wants Justice For Deceased Mother Video included

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Shannon Boyland passed away two years ago. Ever since then, her family has been in and out of courtrooms after they say she was victimized not once, but twice.
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Marc Gasol Named First-Team All-NBA

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Memphis center Marc Gasol became the first Grizzly to ever to receive First-Team All-NBA honors, being rewarded as one of the best players in the league. More>>

Mom Facebook Shames Daughter After Racy Pics Surface

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A mother's Facebook rant has gone viral, with millions of views and counting.
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Overton Bark Construction To Place All Dogs Together Video included

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People loved it, but now the happy place in Overton Park is not so happy. More>>

New Kroger Store Set To Hire 200 Employees Immediately

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Kroger Delta Division is set to hire 200 employees for its new Germantown/Farmington Store, located at 7735 Farmington Blvd. Available opportunities include positions in the floral, deli, produce and meat departments as well as cashiers, baggers and day and night stock crew. The goal is to fill all positions immediately as the store prepares to open its doors in summer 2015. Read More Trending Stories Anyone interested in applying can visit https://jobs.kroger.com and search by key wo... More>>

Galilee Re-Opens For Families On Memorial Day

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The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance has organized a visitation ceremony and memorial service for families with loved ones buried at the Galilee Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Ellis Road in Bartlett. More>>

State Troopers Emphasize Safety Over Memorial Day Holiday

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State troopers emphasize safety over Memorial Day holiday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is taking steps to ensure safety over the Memorial Day holiday.   More>>

"No Colors" Rule Helping Keep Biker Night Safe

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Leave the club gear and colors at home if you are taking part in Biker Night on Beale Street. The policy has been in place for years. But after the gun fight between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, it has new significance in Memphis.
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Suspects Jailed After Carjacking And Police Pursuit

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Two men are behind bars after a carjacking and police pursuit in South Memphis.
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Police Investigating Orange Mound Shooting Video included

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Memphis Police are investigating a shooting in the 2100 block of Pendelton in Orange Mound.
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Kids Tells On Dad, Lands Him Behind Bars

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A Cordova man with a history of domestic abuse is back behind bars after police say one of his kids told on him.. More>>

Criminal Past Keeping Memphis Woman From Work Video included

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Lori Black says she's gone on at least 50 job interviews since she was released from jail in 2010, but she says keeps on getting turned down because of her previous criminal history.
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Homeowner Confronts Possible Burglar

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Law enforcement officials in Tipton County say the quick thinking of a Millington resident led to the arrest of a potential home burglar.
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Auto Airbag Recall Getting More Complicated By The Day

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Airbag manufacturer Takata is recalling vehicles because of a possible defect that could cause airbags to explode and send shrapnel into the driver's face. It's one of the largest automotive recalls in American history.
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Stolen Car Recovered, But At A Big Cost Video included

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It took nearly $500 to get her recovered stolen vehicle out of the MPD storage lot. That's what a woman who called the FOX13 Investigates Tip Line told us she's dealing with.
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Trio Indicted On New Charges In Holly Bobo Murder Investigation Video included

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Three defendants have been indicted on new charges in connection with the Holly Bobo murder investigation. More>>

Dry Days Could Yield Rain By Weekend

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The Mid-South took the brunt of today's rain during the morning hours. We're drying out now, but we're tracking more rain over Memorial Day Weekend. More>>

Noura Jackson Enters Alford Plea Video included

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Noura Jackson pleads guilty to voluntary manslaughter. No retrial on second degree murder. More>>

Cell Phone Videos Reveal Problems At Fairley High School Video included

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Daily fights, and students and teachers fearing for their safety; FOX13 told you last week about parent concerns over what was happening inside Fairley High School.
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Fire Ignites Feud Between Arkansas Mayor and Alderwoman Video included

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A Parkin Arkansas Alderwoman claims the mayor of her town was part of an arson plot to shut her up. The Mayor says that's not the case.
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“TRIBUTE: B. B. KING” Set To Honor King Of The Blues

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The City of Memphis will host “TRIBUTE: B. B. KING” to honor the life and legacy of Riley B. King on Wednesday, May 27. More>>

School Bus Involved In North Memphis Accident

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Memphis Police were called to the scene of a crash involving a school bus near Warford and Jackson, Wednesday.
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If You Type The N-Word Into A Google Maps Search, You Get The White House

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President Barak Obama received an onslaught of racist tweets almost immediately after joining Twitter this week.
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Georgia Teacher Arrested After Claims He Let Students Have Sex In Storage Closet

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A DeKalb County middle school teacher and coach has been arrested after a mother claims he allowed students to have sex in his classroom closet.
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Text Message Leads To Murder In Mississippi Video included

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The Coahoma County Sheriff's Department has charged 28-year-old Jeremy Dye in the murder of 15-year-old Elik Brown. The teenager was shot dead outside of his home on Sunday. More>>

CITY WATCH CANCELLED: Rick Shun Wilson

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Police say the little boy was found and is home safe with his grandfather. More>>

5 Things You Need To Know About The Takata Air Bag Recall

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Takata Corp. has declared nearly 34 million air bags defective in the nation's largest-ever auto recall, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
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Highway Re-Opened After Woman Appears To Jump From Overpass Video included

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Shelby County Deputies say the northbound lanes along Highway 385 and Donelson Farms Parkway are back open. More>>

Train Causes Delays In West Memphis Video included

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A train has partially derailed in West Memphis, Arkansas. More>>

Goodwill To Hold Job Fair Video included

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The Goodwill Job Center is recruiting candidates for several retail positions including, truck drivers, pricers, cashiers and store managers. More>>

Teacher Accused Of Letting Students Have Sex

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An Atlanta-area teacher has been arrested after a parent complained he allowed middle school students to have sex in a storage unit in his classroom.

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Ole Miss Aims To Raise $1.5 Million To Honor Outgoing Leader

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University of Mississippi supporters are seeking to raise $1.5 million to honor outgoing Chancellor Dan Jones.

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Pack Your Bags Contest Video included

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If you aren't going anywhere for Memorial weekend, pack you bags anyway!
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2 Family Dollar Stores Robbed This Week

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Two family dollar stores in Binghamton were robbed this week. Police say the suspect in both robberies could be the same.
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SCS Considering Suing State For More Money Video included

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SCS is set to debate a potential lawsuit against the state in an effort to receive additional state education funding. More>>

Wet Weather And Oak Trees Combine For Potential Hazard Video included

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Oak Trees are prevalent in the Mid-South. But as stately and strong as they are, when the ground gets soaked they can topple over.
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Cummins, Inc. To Expand Its Memphis Distribution Operations

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Cummins, Inc. announced today the company will invest $6.7 million to expand its current parts and distribution center in Memphis, creating 70 new jobs for Shelby County.
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SCS Discussing Cuts To Employee, Retiree Benefits Video included

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Shelby County Schools employee and retiree benefit talks are causing deja vu, sounding similar to Memphis employee talks last year that ranged from a tobacco surcharge to cutting spouse benefits.
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Takata Air Bag Recall Doubles To Nearly 34 Million Video included

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Nearly 34 million vehicles are now affected in the largest recall in U.S. history.
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Should Parents Use Public Shaming As Discipline Video included

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Parents frustrated with their children's constant misbehavior are taking drastic actions by putting their child's antics on display through social media. Public shaming is turning into the latest parental tool to correct bad behavior.
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Law Enforcement Officials Look To Improve Officer Safety, Work On Communications Video included

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A disagreement over how communications were handled between law enforcement agencies raised the attention of both sides of the issue last week. More>>

Tennessee Family Raised $187M For Cancer, Spent It On Themselves Video included

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Federal investigators say that a Tennessee man and his family used much of the $187 million they raised for cancer patients to buy cars, luxury cruises, pay for college tuition and employ family members with six-figure salaries. More>>

Chisca’s Rebirth Means New Life For South Main Video included

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For almost two decades, Memphians have watched the Hotel Chisca on South Main crumble before their very eyes. But today, the Chisca is breathing again, and it will soon come off life support.
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US Agency To Hold Hearing On Fiat Chrysler Recall Compliance

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The U.S. government's highway safety agency says it will hold a rare public hearing in July to determine if Fiat Chrysler failed to notify customers and fix safety problems in 20 recalls covering more than 10 million vehicles.
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Tennessee Bureau Of Investigation Says Hate Crimes Decline

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says statistics show hate crimes last year in the state declined from 2013, but more incidents of religious bias were reported.
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Former MPD Officer Missing Since May 3rd

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Flomaton Police are looking for a Memphis man who was a former Memphis Police officer.
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PHOTOS: Mugshots From Biker Gang Arrests In Waco, Texas

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A deadly shootout erupted between rival motorcycle gangs at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Texas on Sunday, the Austin American-Statesman reports. More>>

What You Need To Know About The Texas Biker Gang Shooting Video included

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A deadly shootout erupted between rival motorcycle gangs at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Texas on Sunday, theAustin American-Statesman reports.
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NTSB: Pilot Reported Problem Before Fatal Crash Into Freeway

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Federal authorities say the pilot of a small plane radioed air traffic controllers, saying he was struggling to gain altitude seconds before slamming into a metro Atlanta freeway, killing all four onboard.
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Police Warning About Dangerous New Drug

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After responding to two calls over the weekend for the same drug, police in Everett, Mass. are warning the public about a new drug that is being marketed to kids and teens.
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Fallen Tree Blocks Poplar Avenue In Midtown

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A tree fell and is blocking Poplar Avenue and East Parkway in Midtown. More>>

Two People Injured In Overnight Shooting Video included

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Two people are recovering after getting shot in South Memphis overnight. More>>

Mississippi Officer Fired Over Barr Incident

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A Greenwood police officer has been fired after an internal investigation by the department in the April 7 arrest of Jelani Barr, an activist and Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor.

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Haslam OKs Creating 48-Hour Waiting Period For Abortion

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Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law creating a mandatory waiting period before getting an abortion in Tennessee.
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MLGW Donating Free Air Conditioners Video included

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Memphis Light, Gas and Water is giving away free air conditioners this week. More>>

County Officials: We Cannot Afford SCS’s Proposed Budget Video included

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Last week the Shelby County Commission was singing praises about the Shelby County Schools proposed budget. Now, it appears they've changed their tune.
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Local Motorcycle Club Hopes Help The Community, Shake Poor Image Video included

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Law enforcement sources tell FOX 13 biker gangs are not a big issue here in the Mid-South. But after the weekend shootout in Texas, bikers across the country are seemingly being cast in a dark light. More>>

Zoo Trip Turns Into $600 Soda Charge Video included

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Imagine going to buy a soda with your credit card, only to be left with the bill of more than $600. That's what one man says happened to him when he was at the zoo.
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Man Pleads Guilty In South Memphis Shooting, Gets 14 Years

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A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty Monday to attempted second-degree murder and other offenses stemming from a shooting last year in South Memphis, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said.
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Damon Stoudamire Joins Memphis Basketball Staff

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Damon Stoudamire, who previously served as an assistant coach at the University of Memphis from 2011-13, will return to the Tigers basketball bench in a similar role pending approval by the Tennessee Board of Regents, head coach Josh Pastner announced Monday. More>>

New Study: Cell Phone Ban Leads To Higher Test Scores Video included

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A new study confirms what many parents already assumed; cell phones are a big distraction for children. The distraction is so significant the researchers are recommending banning mobile devices from classrooms.
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Local Apartments Owe MLGW Thousands In Water Bills Video included

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Water is supposed to be included in the rent for residents at the River Chase Apartments. But last week, tenants at the complex got a cut off notice from MLGW.
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Man Comes Home To Find Neighbor Has Taken Half His Driveway

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An Osceola County man returned to his home recently to find a line of cinder blocks cemented down the middle of his driveway. He said his neighbor did it, claiming half the driveway was on his property. More>>

Study: Lose Weight By Restricting When You Eat, Not What You Eat

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By Cox Media Group National Content Desk New findings in both mice and people suggest that eating within an 8- to 12-hour time frame on a daily basis changes metabolism “at the genetic level, lowering blood sugar and body weight, even without cutting calories.” (Source: WebMD)Here's an example: If you restrict your eating to 10 hours a day — make it 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., for example — then you will change your metabolism and lose weight, even if you eat the same amount of food you would otherwise... More>>

Car Drives Into Krystal On Elvis Presley

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Memphis police are on the scene in the 4300 block of Elvis Presley where a car ran into the Krystals Fast Food Restaurant. More>>

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