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  • Victim Of Serial Rapist Speaks Out About Importance Of Rape Kit Testing

    Her rape kit sat on a shelf, untested for nine years. "It was a slap in the face," she said.

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    MPD To Use $500,000 Grant To Test Rape Kits

    The grant will pay for the testing of 2,226 rape kits

  • Memphis Entrepreneur Tina Birchett Passes Away

    She blazed a trail that shined a light on minority women. The word “no” was not an answer, at least not for her. Entrepreneur Tina Birchett died Sunday, leaving behind her legacy as the founder of Grace magazine and the Sisterhood Showcase. Interesting. Tenacious. Talkative. Energetic. Encouraging. Empowering. All words used to describe the powerhouse that was Tina Birchett. Her friend Howard Robertson, who owns Trust Marketing, said she saw a niche market and went after it. “She did not […]

  • Pregnant Woman Shot, Apartment Owner Plans To Clean Out Crime

    Harvard Stephens shook his head as he looked over the apartment complex he’s owned for two years. There’s work to be done, he says, but more than repaving the driveway or painting the building. “We’ve evicted a lot of people,” Stephens said. “We’ve evicted three or four people within the past month who appeared to be involved in drug activity.” Stephens says his business, ACN Enterprises, has bought troubled apartment complexes in Texas and Alabama and managed to push criminals […]

  • A New Fight Against Neighborhood Blight

    City Councilman Jim Strickland wants to use a pilot program for blighted neighborhoods. It’s based on the same payment in lieu of taxes incentive businesses get “If we can afford to give tax incentives to businesses, maybe we can do that with residential¬† property owners to save some of these streets to save some of these neighborhoods,” Strickland said. “We’ve got to fight street by street to try to save these places.” “The problem is that the property taxes owed […]

  • Downtown Death Of 27-Year-Old Man Leaves Family Heartbroken

    Three people are in jail for their suspected involvement.

  • Preservationists Tried For Years To Help Nineteenth Century Club

    (Memphis) June West, executive director of Memphis Heritage, says for years the organization reached out to the mansion’s owners to offer help. “Quite frankly this is the very last mansion on Union Avenue that resembles itself when it was built,” West said. “If an owner of a property is not willing to help themselves, its very difficult for us to come in. We aren’t the rescuers. We are the educators and advocators.” The chance to help came recently when four […]

  • What To Do When You See A Dog Attacking Someone

    To avoid becoming a victim yourself, grab something to use as a weapon.

  • Keeping Alzheimer’s Victims Safe Requires Cunning And Persistence From Family Members

    If those with Alzheimer's who drive away are not found within 24 hours, statistics tell us that 50 percent will die or be seriously injured.

  • Authorities Now Able To Send Amber Alerts To Cellphones

    Thousands of Californians got an unexpected wake-up call Monday when their cellphones blasted out an alarm to let them know about an Amber Alert in that case. It set off a debate over whether that alarm was needed in the middle of the night, since most people were asleep. When a child is abducted and an Amber Alert is sent asking for your help, most people get the information off television or those electronic message signs stretched across highways. In […]

  • Yard Help Eases Worries For 81-Year-Old Orange Mound Resident

    A group from Lifeline to Success hacked, trimmed and mowed through the overgrown backyard, bringing the home up to code.

  • Nineteenth Century Club Avoids Wrecking Ball For Now

    A judge issued a temporary restraining order to stop owners from knocking it down.


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