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Grizz Players Buy New Car For Intern After His Was Stolen

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If you needed one more reason to really like the 2014-15 Memphis Grizzlies team, this should do it.
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Petition To Bring Google Fiber To Memphis Seeks 10K

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New development announcements for Memphis brought a lot of Bluff City pride this week: IKEA and HM, to start. Memphians now hope Google Fiber is next.
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MPD Officer Buys Christmas Tree For Needy Family

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Memphis Police Officer Keith Murden responded to an unusual call from the crime analysis department at the Tillman Station three weeks ago.
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Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time... More>>

Driver Almost Runs Over Deputy During Chase

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A speeding driver was taken into custody late Friday afternoon in Marshall County on Highway 78 after the 25-year-old refused to pull over and almost struck a sheriff's deputy before crashing the car into a ditch. More>>

Chambers Family Raising Funds To Catch Her Killer

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Two weeks after Jessica Chambers died after being set on fire in Courtland, Miss., family members are now getting involved to help raise funds to catch her killer.
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Battle Lines Drawn Over $57M

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No one is disputing Memphis Mayor A C Wharton's insistence the city charter gave him authority to make a deal with Shelby County Schools to end a dispute over a $57 million debt.
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Staples: Customer Data Exposed In Security Breach

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Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year.
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Friday Weather Blog-Brian Basham

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We're going to continue to see scattered showers across the Mid-South through tonight, but dry out for the weekend.
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Covington Fire Chief Resigns Over Ferguson Blog Post Video included

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Covington Fire Chief Jerry Craig has resigned after a controversial social media post on a blog about the situation in Ferguson, Mo. Craig said he started to comment on a blog but says he accidentally posted only a portion of what he was trying to say.
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Tippah Co. Sheriff Investigates FedEx Driver Who Was Shot At Video included

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A FedEx driver reported to the sheriff's department that he was shot at in Tippah County.  More>>

Commissioner Ford Approached To Run For Memphis Mayor Video included

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Justin Ford, the youngest man ever elected to the Shelby County Commission, said he has been approached by constituents to consider running for Memphis mayor in 2015. More>>

Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children

An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman's home. More>>

Tigers Go Through First Local Practice For Miami Beach Bowl Video included

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With palm trees and art deco buildings as a backdrop and under South Florida sunny skies, Memphis held its first local practice Friday ahead of Monday's Miami Beach Bowl.
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Witness: Puppy In Paper Bag Thrown From School Bus

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A witness claims they saw a Panola County Schools bus driver throw a puppy that was wrapped in a paper bag from the school bus, a Panola County Sheriff spokesman said.
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Helena Woman, 2 Others Indicted In Federal Feeding Program Conspiracy

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A former and one current Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) employee and one feeding program sponsor have been indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to steal federal money.
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2 Indicted In 2013 Fatal Pawn Shop Robbery

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Two men were indicted by a Shelby County grand jury in connection with the December 2013 robbery and fatal shooting of a Lamar Avenue pawn shop owner, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Friday.
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SE Memphian Indicted On Kidnapping, Rape, Attempted Murder Charges Video included

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Kelvin Montgomery of Southeast Memphis has been indicted by a Shelby County grand jury on charges of aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, and aggravated murder charges involving a woman he met this summer who was working at a restaurant. More>>

Fashion Retailer H&M To Open In Collierville

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H&M, one of the world's largest fashion retailers known for offering fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices, is excited to announce a new location in Collierville, Tennessee at Carriage Crossing. This new location, measuring approximately 20,000 square feet, is set to open in the fall of 2015.
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Police Name Person Of Interest In FedEx Shooting Video included

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Memphis Police say they have identified a person of interest in Thursday evening's shooting of a FedEx Ground truck driver in South Memphis. More>>

SLIDESHOW: Children Fly Fantasy Flight To North Pole

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For the sixth consecutive year on Dec. 16, the Memphis International Airport and Delta Air Lines held a fantasy flight to the North Pole for a group of children that included patients from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
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SLIDESHOW: IKEA To Open In Memphis In 2016

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Swedish-based furniture company IKEA announced Dec. 16 they will be opening a store in Memphis in the Fall of 2016.
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Obama: Debate to lift Cuban trade embargo not expected soon

President Barack Obama says it will likely be a while before Capitol Hill begins a debate about possibly lifting the trade embargo with Cuba, which must be done by Congress. More>>

Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked To 5 Deaths

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Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples after they were linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.
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Suspects Wanted In Shooting At Mike's Hop In

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Police need help finding identifying suspects who they say fired shots and broke the plate glass window at Mike's Hop In.
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Police Arrest Two Men Suspected In Robbing Domino's Pizza Employees

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Police say they have arrested two men who are suspected of robbing Domino's Pizza employees.
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Memphis Woman Accused Of Stalking, Harassing Public Officials Video included

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Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for a Memphis woman accused of a set of crimes, including stalking and harassing public officials.
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AP IMPACT: Abused kids die as authorities fail to protect

At least 786 children died of abuse or neglect in the U.S. in a six-year span in plain view of child protection authorities - many of them beaten, starved or left alone to drown while agencies had good reason to know they... More>>

CITY WATCH: Missing Mom Carie Zapletal

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Police have issued a City Watch Alert for Carie Zapletal.
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10 Things to Know for Today

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Body Found In Burning Pickup In Millington Video included

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Shelby County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a body that was found in a burning pickup truck Thursday afternoon on Mudville Road in Millington.
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Chrysler To Recall About 257K Ram Pickup Trucks

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Chrysler is recalling nearly 257,000 older Ram pickup trucks because the rear axle can seize or the drive shaft can fall off.
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'Interview' ordeal at Sony just its latest crisis Video included

How do you say "damage control" in Japanese? Sony Corp. is sealed within a hermetic cone of silence as executives try to prevent the slow motion train wreck at Sony Pictures from damaging the rest of the sprawling business... More>>

Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies Video included

Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger. More>>

Miss. Board Of Education Releases Strategic Plan

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The Mississippi Board of Education is abandoning incremental goals in favor of big ones.
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TDOT Offers Live Streaming Of Traffic Conditions

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation has launched live streaming of traffic conditions in the state's four largest cities on its web and mobile app.
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Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions

Suspicions that North Korea was behind a destructive hacking attack against Sony Pictures and a threat against movie theaters are intensifying calls for tougher U.S. steps to cut that country's access to hard currency... More>>

TBI Resumes Involvement In 24th Judicial District

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says it has resumed investigations in the five-county judicial district where the high-profile death of a 20-year-old nursing student is being prosecuted.
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Could Blue Flu, Red Rash Return After Pension Vote?

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There's still plenty of anger among city unions after the Memphis City Council's vote to institute a new pension plan for employees with 75. years of experience or less. But the question is, in what form will they vent their unhappiness?
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Firefighters Check, Hand Out Free Smoke Detectors

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Hours after a person died in a house fire in South Memphis, firefighters were seen Thursday morning back out in the neighborhood checking on active smoke detectors.
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Food Truck Feeds Homeless Monthly For Free Video included

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Housing efforts are helping bring the homeless numbers down, but there are still 1,600 people living on the streets, but one local business believes a warm meal will help get these men and women back on their feet. More>>

MPA President Considering Run For Memphis Mayor

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Memphis Police Association President Michael Williams, one of Mayor A C Wharton's harshest critics, is considering a run for the office himself next year.
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FedExFamilyHouse Celebrates Anniversary, Decorates For Holidays Video included

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As it celebrates its fifth anniversary of the FedExFamilyHouse, it comes during a time when no family wants to be away from home let alone at the hospital. So the FedExFamilyHouse made sure to trim the house this Christmas just like home.
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Former Officer Indicted For Stealing From Family At Airport

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Former Memphis Police officer Ronald Harris was indicted by a Shelby County grand jury on robbery charges involving an attack in June against a Make-A-Wish family at Memphis International Airport.
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Woman Arrested For Fake #JusticeForJessica Fundraising Site Video included

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Police have arrested the woman who they say created a fake Facebook page in order to raise money for the #JusticeForJessica campaign.
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Tigers Leave For Miami Beach Bowl On Charter Flight Video included

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Friday morning the Memphis Tigers football team packed up their uniforms and hopped on a chartered jet for Florida and the Miami Beach Bowl.
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10 Things to Know for Friday

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Police: Amber Alert Inactivated

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Police in Rogers, Ark., say they have found a two-year-old boy safe after he was reported missing early Thursday. More>>

Burglary Suspect Search Prompts School Lockdown Video included

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The lockdown at Geeter Middle School has been lifted, according to MPD. More>>

Several Dismissed As Suspects In Chambers Investigation Video included

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During a news conference Thursday afternoon District Attorney John Champion said investigators are narrowing the timeline down and making progress in the murder investigation of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers. More>>

Space Heater Blamed In Deadly House Fire Video included

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A Memphis Fire spokesman said a space heater was to blame for a  house fire in South Memphis that killed one person. More>>

Many Animal Abuse Cases Related To Dog Fighting

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Investigators say many of the neglect, abuse and animal cruelty cases at the Memphis and Shelby County Humane Society are connected to dog fighting.
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Fla. Man Sentenced For Enticing Teen To Perform Internet Sex Act

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A Fort Myers, Florida man was sentenced to 17.5 years in federal prison following his guilty plea in federal court in Memphis to one count of attempted sexual exploitation of children, U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III said.
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Ardent Studios Founder John Fry Passes Away

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Ardent Studios in Midtown Memphis said their founder John Fry has passed away. The 69-year-old, who was also the producer for Big Star, died Thursday morning. More>>

Mississippi Public University Tuition Increases

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The College Board has approved plans to increase tuition and fees at six of Mississippi's public universities in fall 2015.
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Southwest Adds Second Daily Memphis-Baltimore Route In June

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Southwest Airlines said it's adding a seasonal second daily non-stop flight between Memphis International Airport and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) to its summer schedule, which begins June 7, 2015.
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Police Search For 2 In Fatal Home Invasion

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Memphis Police are searching for two Black male suspects who fatally shot a man late Wednesday evening during a home invasion robbery in the 500 block of Nonconnah in South Memphis.
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Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Trafficking Minor

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A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to eight counts of trafficking a minor for commercial sex acts and was sentenced to eight years in prison, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Thursday.
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Two Men Accused Of Stealing Drugs Meant For Disposal

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Two employees at a drug-disposal waste facility have been indicted on charges that they stole large amounts of prescription drugs sent to the facility to be destroyed, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Amy Weirich said Thursday.
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U Of M And Fuente Agree To Contract Extension

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The University of Memphis and Tiger football coach Justin Fuente have reached an agreement on a new contract for the third-year coach, according to published reports.
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Law Enforcement Ranks As Most Obese Profession

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Employees in law enforcement have the highest rates of obesity among professions, according to a Wall Street Journal story. More>>

Durham Bus Driver Arrest, Wanted On Fugitive Warrant

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A Durham School Services bus driver, who was wanted on a fugitive felony warrant out of Texas, was arrested Wednesday in Millington, a Shelby County Sheriff spokesman said.
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TBI Suspends Holly Bobo Investigation

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At the request of Decatur County District Attorney Matthew Stowe alleging misconduct by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies, the TBI said it is suspending its investigation into Holly Bobo. More>>

Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Execution Case

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Attorneys for the state will try to convince the Tennessee Supreme Court justices that they should not have to turn over the names of executioners to the attorneys for 11 death row inmates.
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Middle Tennessee Mayors Urge Road Funding Fix

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A group representing 40 mayors in Middle Tennessee is urging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and state lawmakers to find new sources of revenue to pay for transportation needs.
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Two Overnight Shootings, One Person Dead

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Memphis Police are investigating two overnight shootings, one of them deadly.
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Tenn. Town Bans Negative Comments On Social Media

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A Tennessee town is going after negative comments put on social media.
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Grizzlies Outlast Spurs 117-116 In 3 Overtimes

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Marc Gasol scored 26 points, including a banked-in 3-pointer as regulation expired, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame blowing a 23-point lead for a 117-116 triple-overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.
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Cuban-American Excited After Obama's Announcement Video included

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President Barack Obama made a major policy shift Wednesday to improve U.S. relations with the Communist island nation of Cuba.
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Falling Gas Prices An Early Christmas Present

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Falling gas prices have become an early Christmas present for many small business around the Mid-South, especially those who make deliveries. Instead of losing money to make deliveries because of energy costs, some are actually making money.
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Mother Of Murdered Son Calls For End To Violence Video included

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A mother shared her pain Wednesday evening for the first time since her son was gunned down in Memphis, calling for an end to violence. Jarmelle "JoJo" Jones was killed in his own home the day after Thanksgiving.
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Need Even Greater For Porter-Leath Toy Drive

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Though in its 13th year, the need as increased dramatically for the annual Porter-Leath Toy Truck Drive.
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A. Maceo Walker Middle Gets Second Chance

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A. Maceo Walker Middle School was destined to be taken over by the state-run Achievement School District but thanks to a combined effort the school is getting a second chance.
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Thursday Weather Blog-Brian Basham Video included

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After seeing some morning rain today, go ahead and keep the umbrella around.  We have a few more shots over the next week including tomorrow. More>>

Former Shelby County Commissioner Dr. Cleo Kirk Has Passed Away Video included

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Former Shelby County Commissioner Dr. Cleo Kirk passed away Wednesday morning at his home. He was 76. More>>

New Info Shows Nurse Murdered By FAM Mob Video included

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A little more than a year after his murder, David Santucci's friends learned a FAM Mob gang member killed the nurse on South Main last year.
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$57M Debt Issue Far From Over

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Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson had recently predicted an end was in sight. However, FOX13 News has learned that the $57 million school debt issue with the City of Memphis may be far from over.
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Horn Lake Protestor Arrested on Outstanding Warrant

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Sources tell FOX13 News leader of last week's protest at Highway 51 and Goodman Road in Horn Lake arrested on outstanding warrant.
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Osceola Grandmother Beaten, Burglarized

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An Osceola, Ark., 79-year-old grandmother is recovering after she was was punched in the face and knocked to the ground inside her home.
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AP Source: US Probe Links NKorea To Sony Hacking

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A U.S. official says federal investigators have now connected the Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. hacking to North Korea and are expected to make an announcement in the near future.
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Memphis Man Indicted On Attempted Child Abuse Charges

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A 25-year-old man has been indicted on multiple counts of attempted child abuse for allegedly leaving three young children alone in an apartment that caught fire this summer, Shelby County Dist. Attorney General Amy Weirich said Wednesday.
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Suspect Charged In Dec. 2 U of M Law Attempted Robbery

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A 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a Dec. 2 attempted robbery outside the University of Memphis Law School.
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Reward In Jessica Chambers Investigation Raised To $16K Video included

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At least two volunteers who searched for Holly Bobo in Decatur County, Tenn., is now assisting in the burning death investigation of Jessica Chambers in Panola County, Miss.
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Freed American endured years of declining health

Alan Gross spent five years wasting away in a Cuban prison, losing hope that he would ever be free and at one point apparently contemplating suicide. He dropped more than 100 pounds, developed hip problems and lost most of... More>>

Judge Orders Attorneys To Move Bobo Case Forward Video included

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Zach Adams and Jason Autry are the two men charged with Holly Bobo's kidnapping and murder. More>>

Aggressive Flu Strain Sending Kids To Hospital Video included

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Le Bonheur Children's Hospital's researchers are anticipating a severe flu season this year. The hospital's Emergency Department saw 347 patients with flu-like symptoms on Tuesday alone.
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Obama Commutes Life Sentence Of Memphian Larry Nailor

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President Obama has commuted the sentence of Memphian Larry Nailor who was convicted of drug possession and sentenced to life in 1997, The White House said Wednesday.
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Minivan Crashes Into Dollar General Store Video included

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An 80-year-old woman crashed her gold minivan into the front of a Dollar General store in Southeast Memphis Wednesday afternoon.
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Woman Charged In Hit And Run That Injured 5-Year-Old Video included

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A 37-year-old woman has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving injuries after she allegedly struck a five-year-old boy Wednesday morning while the child was waiting at a bus stop, the Shelby County Sheriff said.
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Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year

Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar. More>>

14-Year-Old Reportedly Shoots, Kills Intruder To Protect Sick Grandmother

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Police in Charlotte, North Carolina, said the second man involved in a home break-in that turned deadly near the Charlotte/Mint Hill border has been arrested.
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Man Arrested For Rape In Memphis Park

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Terrance Watson is charged with aggravated rape charges after raping a woman at Martyr's Park on Channel 3 Drive December 6.
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10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

Pharmacy Owners Arrested In '12 Meningitis Outbreak

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Two co-founders and 12 other former employees of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy blamed for a fungal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people were arrested early Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Boston said.
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Fedex Misses Street 2Q Forecasts

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FedEx's second-quarter earnings jumped 23 percent, but the package delivery company missed Wall Street forecasts and left its expectation for the full fiscal year unchanged. More>>

Statewide Coalition Forms To Support Medicaid Plan

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More than 80 business, health care and civic groups have formed the Coalition for a Healthy Tennessee to support Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to offer health coverage to more than 200,000 low-income Tennesseans.
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AP Source: Cuba Releases US Prisoner Alan Gross

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A senior Obama administration official says Cuba has released American Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for five years.
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Obama: As A Black Man He's Been Mistaken For Valet

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He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet.
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Memphis, SCS Agree To $57M Debt Settlement Video included

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In a letter Tuesday evening to Memphis City Council Mayor A C Wharton authorized a settlement in the lawsuit with Shelby County Schools. Later in the evening the school district approved the settlement.
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'Saving Private Ryan' Among Films Being Preserved

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"Saving Private Ryan" and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" are among 25 movies being inducted this year into the National Film Registry for long-term preservation, the Library of Congress announced Wednesday.
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Clinton denounces torture, says black lives matter

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she's proud to have been part of an administration that "banned illegal renditions and brutal interrogations" and said the U.S. should never be involved in torture anywhere in the... More>>

Man Tries To Steal XBoxes In Pants

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Memphis Police said through the help of a loss prevention officer they arrested a 22-year-old man after he was caught trying to leave a Memphis electronics store with two gaming controllers stuffed down his pants.
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Agape Memphis Gets Enough Secret Santas

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A last minute call for Secret Santas has helped Agape Memphis achieve their goal of giving a Christmas to 500 needy area children.
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Memphis Stops Golden State's 16-Game Win Streak

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Marc Gasol scored 24 points, and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped the Golden State Warriors' NBA-best 16-game winning streak with a 105-98 victory on Tuesday night.
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Children Fly Fantasy Flight To North Pole Video included

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For the sixth consecutive year, the Memphis International Airport and Delta Air Lines held a fantasy flight to the North Pole for a group of children that included patients from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
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Logan From Germantown Wins Fox's MasterChef Jr.

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Eleven-year-old Logan Guleff from Germantown won the $100,000 prize and the title as the new MasterChef Jr. on Fox Tuesday night.
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Memphis Council Approves Pension Reform Plan Video included

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After over three hours of contentious debate Tuesday evening Memphis City Council approved a new hybrid pension plan, something they've been debating for months.

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FedEx Pilots Spread Holiday Cheer At Hope House

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Some FedEx pilots made a special delivery of holiday cheer Tuesday to children at Hope House that all made possible through the Pilots For Kids program.
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IKEA Maps Out Successful Memphis Venture Video included

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The word for "happy" in Swedish is "lycklig." Translated into Mid-South speak, the announcement by IKEA of their plans to build one of their sought-after new furniture stores in East Memphis, well, that's enough to make us as happy as "pigs in slop."
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IKEA Moving To Memphis Fall 2016 Video included

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It doesn't happen often enough but we know it's hard for our friends in Nashville to ever be one upped by Memphis. But IKEA's decision to pick just one site out of all of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee to set up their 41st store in America, that's should be worthy of a little Music City envy. More>>

4 Of 5 Indicted In Day Care Fraud Scheme In Court

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Four of the five people indicted by the federal government of stealing money meant for feeding the needy and also helping underprivileged children appeared in U.S. District Court Tuesday in Downtown Memphis. More>>

45 Indictments Returned In Backlog Rape Kit Testing

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Since receiving funding to test some of the over 12,000 backlogged rape kits, Memphis Police and the Shelby County grand jury have returned 45 indictments. More>>

Reward Expected To Be Increased In Chambers Investigation Video included

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Reward money for information in the Dec. 6 horrific burning death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers is expected to go up again soon. The reward is currently at $11,000 but is expected to increase to at least $29,000.
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Cosby Won't Be Charged Over Molestation Claim

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Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently reported the comedian molested her around 1974.
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Despite School Choices, Why Are Students Still Struggling? Video included

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Between Achievement Schools, charter schools, I-Zone and Shelby County Schools parents have more options as to where to send their children. So why are there still a number of schools sitting in the bottom five percent and children struggling to make the grade?  
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Sweetie Pie's Beale Street Deal Turns Sour Video included

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It was supposed to be the last piece in a jigsaw puzzle the City of Memphis has been trying to complete since the late 1970's. The soul food eatery chain Sweetie Pie's had hoped to be doing business on Beale Street and develop into a mainstay of an entertainment district that had finally reached full occupancy.
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Survey: E-Cigs Surpass Regular Cigs In Teen Use Video included

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Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government's annual drug use survey finds.
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Collierville PD Search For Purse Snatchers Video included

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A rack of purses were stolen at the Dillard's department store in Collierville Dec. 13 after the suspects shattered one of the windows, police said.
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Tenn. opposes Supreme Court gay marriage hearing

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The Tennessee attorney general is asking the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear an appeal of a ruling last month that upheld the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
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FBI, ATF, Marshals Involved in Jessica Chambers Investigation Video included

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Agents with the FBI, ATF, the U.S. Marshals and Texas Rangers, are now involved in the murder investigation of Jessica Chambers and are assisting with resources, District Attorney John Champion and the Panola County Sheriff said. More>>

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