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  • Officer Arrested After Wife Found Unconscious On Floor

    Wife said husband grabbed her by the neck and held her down

  • Bucking The Obesity Trend

    Lequintin Lindsey is proof not everyone’s a statistic. He’s a parent who makes sure his six kids eat healthy and exercise, and none of them are overweight. “I keep them on a healthy and strict diet,” Lindsey said “Graham crackers, whole wheat bread maybe a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. small things that they can burn off,” he added. A study in the journal Pediatrics says teens are exercising, as well as eating more fruits and vegetables and less sugar. […]

  • Tearing Down The Old To Lift Up A Community

    The city believes the deteriorating, unused elementary school kept people who want to do better stuck without hope.

  • Rhodes Nabs Spot On Another List Of The Country’s Best Colleges

    The college finished 54th in a U.S. News and World report ranking of the best colleges in the country.

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    Judge: Nineteenth Century Club Can Be Demolished

    The ruling states the building can be demolished after 14 days

  • Overgrown, Untended Cemetery Needs Some Care

    Tom Lee, the hero who saved 32 people after their steamboat sank and the man the downtown park is named after, is buried there, somewhere in the weeds.

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    State Senator Proposes Statewide Count On Untested Rape Kits

    State Senator Mark Norris finds it disturbing that there are 7,000 back logged rape kits that haven’t been tested in Memphis, as well as 1,500 backlogged rape kits the Memphis Police Department sent for testing in 2010. He wondered how far the problem goes. “I want to know if this is just a Memphis situation or if it’s a Knoxville or Chattanooga situation,” he said. State officials need to know how much money is needed to pay for the basic […]

  • Food Fight Over Fast-Food Workers’ Minimum Wages Poses Economic Problems

    Dozens of picketing fast-food workers hoped their demonstration would spur restaurant to double hourly wages, but an economics professor said the action isn’t likely to change the pay. “Most employers are not going to respond to a demonstration or two”, says Dr. John Gnuschke , director of the Sparks Bureau of Business & Economic Research Center for Manpower Studies at the University of Memphis. “If you pay $15 for your employers that means whatever you’re selling or whatever your business […]

  • Bells Toll To “Let Freedom Ring” On 50th Anniversary Of The March On Washington

    At City Hall and all across the country, bells rang to echo the final refrain of Dr. King’s speech: “let freedom ring.” Nearly a hundred people left their jobs for just an hour to listen to four words that galvanized a movement and changed a nation: “I have a dream.” Many believe that the dream hasn’t been fulfilled. Dorothy Abbott is from England and just happened to be in Memphis on vacation on this historic day. “If we’re going to […]

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    Push Aims To Reclaim Violent Memphis Streets

    A half dozen pastors met to support an initiative to push gangs out of the neighborhood, revive community pride and show their outrage over any murder that hits close to home.

  • West Memphis Gets Advice For Its Side Of Main Street to Main Street Project

    At a luncheon Thursday, businessmen and community leaders learned more about how a $37 million project will help West Memphis. Identify the good and the bad – that’s what Bob Barber did when he helped redevelop Hernando. He said West Memphis’ strongest assets are how close it is to Memphis and the city’s undeveloped waterfront. “It doesn’t have to be intensively developed,” Barber said. “In fact, the waterfront on the West Memphis side is almost a counterpoint to the waterfront […]

  • Thousands Of Rape Survivors May Find Voice In Evidence Testing By TBI

    “It’s really good news because it shows city leadership paying attention to a problem that’s been a nagging one one that’s been building up.” The problem Deborah Clubb is talking about is thousands of victims having rape kits go untested. “If there are three storage locations, there are many many many kits stored,” she said. As executive director of the Memphis Area Women’s Club, Clubb understands the pain victims go through. It’s her job to make sure they have a […]

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