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  • Judge Joe Brown arrested, sentenced to jail

    03/24/2014 5:04:09 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | MARCH 24, 2014 | QMI Agency
    Judge Joe Brown is now on the other side of the law. The former TV judge was arrested for contempt of court in Memphis, Tenn., according to TMZ. Brown was there to represent someone in a child custody case, but allegedly became enraged after being told they had no record of the case. Brown reportedly became verbally abusive with the judge and ignored his order to quiet down.The TV judge was cited five times for contempt of court and ordered to spend five days in jail.
  • Senators Tell Kellogg to 'Act Swiftly' to End Memphis Lockout

    03/07/2014 3:31:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 3/07/2014 | Mike Hall
    A group of five U.S. senators have joined the growing chorus of influential voices, telling the Kellogg Co. to end its nearly five-month lockout of more than 220 workers at its Memphis, Tenn., cereal production facility.The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 252G members who make Frosted Flakes®, Froot Loops® and other breakfast favorites were locked out as part of the drive by the company to replace steady, middle-class, full-time jobs with casual part-time employees who would make significantly lower wages and substandard benefits.In a letter to Kellogg’s CEO John Bryant, Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Robert Casey Jr....
  • Neighbors Say Planned Parenthood’s Billboard Goes Too Far

    02/01/2014 10:12:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WREG ^ | Melissa Moon
    (Memphis) A Planned Parenthood billboard has only been up a week in one South Memphis neighborhood, but some people there already want it to come down. They say the billboard, which includes the message “Getting It On Is Free” and a picture of a condom, is too graphic. “I was shocked. I was appalled that anyone would put up a picture of condom,” said Karen Wallace. Karen Wallace works at a church nearby and has to drive by the billboard every day. She said what is worse it’s right next to an elementary school cross walk. “The graphic was not...
  • Sebelius Brings Health Care Talk to Town

    11/01/2013 5:08:47 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 11 replies
    Memphis Daily ^ | 11/1/13 | Andy Meek
    Forty-eight hours after a congressional committee grilled her over problems related to the new health insurance website, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Memphis, flanked by defenders. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, told press gathered Friday, Nov. 1, for the secretary’s visit to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library that “change is hard” but, “Get over it. Barack Obama is president, and the Affordable Care Act is the law.”
  • TN:Homeowner Puts Burglar In The Hospital

    10/03/2013 7:51:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 30 September, 2013 | Melissa Moon
    Police say the man was shot by a homeowner who caught him coming through his bedroom window. (snip) Police say the homeowner heard a noise coming from his bedroom, grabbed his gun and shot a man as he was coming through his window. Police say the burglar tried to run for it, but the homeowner was able to get the drop on him and hold him in the backyard until officers arrived.
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Thousands honor Elvis Presley at Graceland vigil

    08/16/2013 9:39:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | August 15, 2013 | Adrian Sainz, Associated Press
    <p>MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland on Thursday to pay their respects to the rock n' roll icon with a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death.</p>
  • Media blackout: Nurse shot to death on the streets of Memphis

    08/13/2013 8:00:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 13, 2013 | The Examiner
    In the early morning hours of Aug. 12, police in Memphis arrested Dondre Johnson, 19, Mario Patterson, 23, and Jerrica Norfleet, 23, only minutes earlier, reportedly shot and killed a 27-year-old man on South Main Street. The victim, David Santucci, was walking home after attending a birthday party at a bar on Beale Street, when the suspects pulled their vehicle alongside him. The Commercial Appeal reported:
  • Memphis Woman Robbed at Gunpoint Twice, Buys Gun, Stops Third Robbery (VIDEO)

    08/03/2013 3:56:08 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Aug 3, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    A business owner in Memphis had her sporting goods store robbed at gunpoint twice in less than three months. But when the would-be robbers came back again, the woman refused to be a victim for the third time. “I guess after they got money the first time, they thought we were easy target, that they could come get money from us any time,” the woman, who did not wish to be identified, told a local news station. “Sometimes, you know, you just don’t think, you react. You got the fear, but you also got the anger. Because you’re tired of...
  • Blues Legend Bobby "Blue" Bland Dies

    06/23/2013 7:28:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    WREG Channel 3 Memphis, Tennessee ^ | June 23, 2013 | Matt Peace
    (Memphis) The Memphis Music Foundation confirms well-known blues musician Bobby "Blue" Bland has died ... He is best known for hits like "Turn on Your Love Light", "That’s the Way Love Is" and "I Pity the Fool" ...
  • Let's Save Forrest Park, Confederate Park and Jefferson Davis Park in Memphis

    04/03/2013 3:25:29 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 72 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 3, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Did you know that three Memphis, Tennessee parks named for our great Southern leaders Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest-Forrest Park, Confederate President Jefferson Davis-Jefferson Davis Park and Confederate Park were changed?
  • White House 'Memphis Soul' Concert to Feature Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Queen Latifah, and Others

    04/02/2013 4:12:01 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 2, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Next week Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Queen Latifah, and many others will perform at the White House in a "Memphis Soul" concert, the White House announced today. "As part of their 'In Performance at the White House' series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of Memphis Soul music. The program will include performances by Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Al Green, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples and Justin Timberlake, with Booker T. Jones as music director...
  • KKK, Crips Gang Members Team Up To Stop Memphis KKK Rally

    03/03/2013 3:01:18 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 29 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | March 1, 2013 | Cicely Mitchell
    If you are looking for a story that travels to the realms of disbelief, then this is the story that does so. It appears that a group of Memphis, Tennessee Ku Klux Klan members and the Grape Street Crips are teaming up to stop an upcoming KKK rally. Dajuan Horton, a Crip Gang member who lives in Memphis apparently heard of the rally happening. Being totally and unequivocally against it, he decided to work on a rally to combat the coming KKK rally. He told a local news station that instead of meeting the opposing rally members with violence, he...
  • MPD officer killed in hail of bullets

    12/15/2012 6:37:47 AM PST · by GailA · 20 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/15/12 | Kristina Goetz
    Female LEO Link only
  • Memphis in Color, 1944

    10/20/2012 8:09:54 PM PDT · by djone · 56 replies
    retronaut.com ^ | Chris Wild
    Photograps of Memphis Tennesse in 1944. See whats playing at the Palace Theater or the New Daisy. Or get some chop suey.... the Cake Box
  • B.B. Cunningham, Jerry Lee Lewis' Keyboardist and Hombres Member, Dead at 70 in Shootout

    10/15/2012 8:44:49 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies
    E! online ^ | 10 - 15 - 2012 | by Josh Grossberg
    B.B. Cunningham, a longtime keyboardist and backup singer for legendary rocker Jerry Lee Lewis as well as leader of his own band the Hombres, was gunned down early Sunday morning in Memphis. He was 70. Per Memphis' Commercial Appeal, Cunningham had been working as a security guard at an apartment complex in the southeast part of the city when he heard a gunshot in the neighboring Cherry Crest Apartments around 2 a.m. and went to check it out. Upon arrival, officers found the bodies of the musician and an unidentified 16-year-old boy, both of whom sustained gunshot wounds. Authorities are...
  • Officer and family have differing stories over shot dog

    10/14/2012 9:03:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 23 replies
    WMC-TV ^ | October 11, 2012 | WMC-TV Staff
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A Memphis family is irate after a police officer shot their dog Thursday. But the police department says the officer was trying to protect a child. Quawan Branch, 9, described the attack by Memphis Police on his 1-year-old Labrador, named Pepper. "The police officer, he just came up and started shooting at my dog," he said. According to the Memphis Police Department, an officer was flagged down on Spottswood Ave. regarding a loose dog trying to attack a child. "I didn't see anyone flag him down. They must have done it a street over or...
  • Campfield claimed Memphis can’t destroy guns from buyback program

    09/26/2012 3:48:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    politifact.com ^ | 15 September, 2012 | NA
    Colorful State Sen. Stacey Campfield seems to court controversy, particularly in his blog, Camp4u. So it was no real surprise when he took a reproachful tone in blog posts on Sept. 11 about the "gas for guns" program announced the day before by the City of Memphis and the Memphis Police Department. The city held a press conference on Sept. 10 to announce that on Sept. 15, it would conduct an event in which it would give people a $50 Mapco gas card plus two tickets to a Memphis Grizzlies basketball game for turning in a gun. The idea was...
  • Grizzlies Offering Free Tickets In Exchange For Turned-In Firearms(Memphis TN)

    09/12/2012 8:54:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    slamonline.com ^ | 11 September, 2012 | NA
    A noble piece of NBA news this afternoon: The Memphis Grizzlies, who are in no need of increased fan attendance, are offering a promotion to help reduce violence in the city of Memphis. This Saturday, the Grizz will join forces with Bloomfield Baptist church in an effort to collect, and dispose of, unnecessary firearms currently on the streets. For every gun that is turned in—no questions asked and no background checks performed, of course—the “donor” will receive two free tickets to an upcoming preseason game. Via the Memphis Commercial Appeal: “The city of Memphis will trade gas cards and Grizzlies...
  • Jerry 'The King' Lawler collapses at WWE ringside

    09/11/2012 12:26:27 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 11 September 2012
    Wrestling legend and World Wrestling Entertainment announcer Jerry "The King" Lawler has been hospitalized after collapsing during a show in Montreal on Monday night, the show's producers announced. "Lawler suffered a heart attack while commentating during last night's broadcast of Monday Night Raw in Montreal," a statement on WWE's website said. "We are hopeful Jerry makes a full recovery and returns to WWE in the near future. Our thoughts are with Jerry and his family." Lawler passed out at ringside and was given CPR in the locker room of the arena before being taken to a hospital, co-host Michael Cole...
  • Editorial: 'Gas for Guns' is sign of the times(barf alert TN)

    09/03/2012 5:10:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    commercialappeal.com ^ | 3 September,2012 | NA
    Brilliant — in a bizarre kind of way. What other way to describe the Gas for Guns trade scheduled for Sept. 15 at Bloomfield Full Gospel Baptist Church in South Memphis? Modeled after similar programs in other cities with too much gun crime, Gas for Guns offers a $50 gas card and two tickets to a Memphis Grizzlies game to anyone willing to trade in an unwanted gun — no questions asked. Mayor A C Wharton, a number of Memphis-area radio stations, The Tri-State Defender newspaper and Bloomfield Baptist all have pitched in to make this event work — and...
  • Memphis city mayor, sponsors give $50 gas cards in exchange for guns(TN)

    09/01/2012 2:58:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 31 August, 2012 | Karen Thompson
    Everyone can use some free gas these days, right? As a part of his Memphis Summer Challenge Initiative, Mayor A.C. Wharton and several community conscious sponsors have joined forces to offer free $50 gas cards to citizens who turn in guns, as part of an effort to stop gun violence in the city of Memphis, particularly among teens. The event is going to take place on Saturday, September 15, 2012 in the parking lot of Bloomfield Baptist Church, located at 123 S, Parkway West, Memphis, TN 39109, from 10:00 a.m until 2:00 p.m. There will be no questions asked about...
  • Woman beats Little League coach with bat over molestation suspicions

    08/23/2012 10:35:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 8.23.2012 | Michael Berry
    A Memphis-area mother is facing aggravated assault charges after attacking her sons’ little league football coach with a baseball bat. According to the no-nonsense mother, the coach had molested her sons and, upon seeing him, she simply couldn’t control herself. The New York Daily News relates: “I didn’t intend to do whatever I did to him,” said [Lakeshia Richmond]. “I apologize, but I don’t apologize for what happened to my kids.” She claimed one of her sons told her Saturday that [Tony Massey] touched him inappropriately. “I said, ‘was it just you?’ and he said ‘no, it was some more...
  • Shelby County Commission seeks identities of newspaper commenters

    07/29/2012 12:35:45 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 8 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/29/12 | Michael Lollar
    The Shelby County Commission has filed a subpoena in federal court asking for the identities of all online commenters in The Commercial Appeal's stories about suburban plans to create their own school districts. (snip) On June 26, the County Commission attorneys filed a federal court motion to block the Aug. 2 referendums to start school districts in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington. They argued that the people who arranged the referendums are trying to discriminate against African-Americans by carving out majority white suburban districts from the new unified school district. (snip) But, Levy said, "Let's hypothesize that people...
  • Memphis man indicted for helping teachers cheat on licensing exams in Tenn., Ark. and Miss.

    07/15/2012 1:18:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Republic ^ | 7/10/12
    Memphis man indicted for helping teachers cheat on licensing exams in Tenn., Ark. and Miss.THE ASSOCIATED PRESS July 10, 2012 - 6:19 pm EDT MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man has been indicted on federal charges that he was paid thousands of dollars by aspiring teachers in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi to have other people take their teacher licensing exams. The federal indictment released Tuesday said 58-year-old Clarence Mumford hired a group of test takers, including Memphis City Schools employees or former employees, and used false documents during licensing exams in the three states. The Commercial Appeal reported that the...
  • City (Memphis TN) could ask non-profits (churches)to make tax payments

    07/02/2012 7:53:39 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 48 replies
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/2/12 | Amos Maki
    Memphis may join the growing list of cash-strapped cities that ask nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations to make payments in lieu of tax. The City Council will vote Tuesday on a resolution to form a committee to explore the idea. "We want to see if this is feasible, and if it is feasible, how much revenue it could generate," said council member Janis Fullilove, who sponsored the resolution. Fullilove said the committee, if approved, would focus on tax-exempt and nonprofit entities that gross $15 million or more annually. As municipal budgets have felt the crunch of the economic slowdown, cities across...
  • Commissioners seek to block August municipal school district referendum

    06/27/2012 12:49:50 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 5 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 6/26/12 | Clay Bailey, Daniel Connolly,Michael Kelley
    The Shelby County Board of Commissioners filed a petition in federal court Tuesday to block Aug. 2 elections that could create six new suburban school districts, arguing that those who sought the elections are deliberately discriminating against black residents. The lawsuit alleges that "race was a motivating factor behind the enactment of the Shelby County Municipal School Acts and that such Acts are purposefully discriminatory." The filing is the latest step in a dispute over the proposed merger of the area's two largest school systems, the majority-black Memphis City Schools and the smaller, majority-white Shelby County Schools. The systems are...
  • Family worries about own survival after father suffers brain damage in baseball bat attack

    06/16/2012 8:13:24 PM PDT · by ebshumidors · 34 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | June 15, 2012 | Beth Warren
    Kadia Sy hovered over her husband's nursing home bed Thursday, stroking his cheek and forehead, and shaking his shoulder as if to snap him back to life. But her husband, beating victim Alassane Sy, 67, didn't respond. He suffered severe brain damage April 6 when prosecutors say a teen delivered two blows to Sy's head with a baseball bat over a parking dispute. While the victim's wife was desperate to wake him during a visit to Covington Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the couple's son, Djibril, 17, seemed more resigned. "He's never going to be the same," he said of...
  • Memphis Man Owes Child Support to 15 Women; Has 20+ Kids

    06/14/2012 2:07:54 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    WREG ^ | June 13, 2012 | Sabrina Hall
    (Memphis) Latoya Shields says she had to sit down when she heard the news, “During the whole relationship, I only knew of four children.” When a prosecutor told her that the father of her child had 20 other children she said her knees buckled, “At that time, three years ago, my child was the 21st child. Yeah, that would be overwhelming for anybody.” She says after spending almost 8 years with Terry Turnage, she had no idea what he what he had been up to. WREG tried to find out by going to Shelby County Juvenile Court. Turnage had filed...
  • Three men sexually assaulted during home invasion

    05/04/2012 1:50:17 PM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies
    wmctv.com ^ | 05/04/2012 | WMCTV.com Staff
    At least one man is in custody after a violent sexual assault that happened during a home invasion. Three men were inside a home on Orr Street when four armed men forced their way inside. The intruders taped the victims' mouths, noses, and eyes. Their wrists and ankles were bound with plastic ties. One of the victims was taken to one room, while the other two were taken to another. According to a police affidavit, they were beaten with a baseball bat and broom handle. All three of the men were sodomized and sexually assaulted with the weapons. The incident...
  • Municipal schools referendum bill approved by Senate, headed to Tennessee governor

    04/30/2012 8:14:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/30/12 | Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE – The state Senate gave final legislative approval this afternoon to a bill allowing the Memphis suburbs to hold referendums and school board elections this year on new municipal school districts, despite charges that the bill is “part of a growing trend…of apartheid in Shelby County.” The bill now goes to the governor for his signature, which is expected soon. The House approved the same measure Friday, which was the critical vote. The Senate, which had approved virtually the same language in the bill last week, followed suit today, approving the measure on a 22-9 vote that was largely...
  • Black Students Beat Piñata Shaped Like White Woman (at the University of Memphis)

    04/21/2012 5:32:18 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 110 replies
    A piñata shaped like a white woman was strung up to a tree at the University of Memphis, then African-American students took turns beating it with a stick. Where is Al Sharpton when you need him? Isn’t this a shocking case of racism? No, actually it isn’t. Turns out the students involved were mere grade school kids, brought on campus for a special “Luau” party sponsored by the university. The piñata was supposed to represent a hula dancer. “We want to assure our community that no racial or gender animosity was intended,” said a university spokesperson. At worst, this...
  • Ex-cop says sex faked in broadcast over radio (Claims explicit talk was protest of racism)

    04/19/2012 2:49:59 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/19/12 | Kevin McKenzie
    Before resigning last month as the Memphis officer heard on a police radio allegedly having sexual relations with a woman, Dion D. Anthony claimed that the encounter was a charade. He claimed he faked sexually explicit comments and sounds with a woman and broadcast them to expose racism and unfairness in the Memphis Police Department. Anthony, 37, raised the issues in an interview during an internal investigation at the department of the 58 seconds of sex talk broadcast over an open microphone on the police radio about 8:40 p.m. on March 12. "I was not having sex on duty," Anthony...
  • Easter egg hunt ends in violence

    04/10/2012 6:20:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    UPI ^ | 4/10/2012 | UPI
    MEMPHIS, April 9 (UPI) -- Memphis police said an Easter egg hunt ended with a brawl between two families and a woman's arrest for taking a hammer to a man's head. Police said the man argued with Annette Pearson, 43, Sunday because he thought she was giving the children too much help finding the grand prize golden egg containing $7, The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported Monday. The families broke into violence after the man slapped the woman twice and police said Pearson retrieved a claw hammer from her house and struck the man in the head, leaving a wound that...
  • Amid uneven metropolitan growth, city of Memphis sees ranks of employed dropping

    04/08/2012 7:40:10 AM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 4/8/12 | Tom Bailey Jr.
    The latest labor stats offer better news for the Memphis area than for Memphis. The number of people employed -- 563,640 -- in the eight-county Memphis metropolitan area is a 3.2 percent increase over February 2011 when 545,880 were working. But among Memphis residents, the number employed fell by 7,890, or 3 percent, from 270,000 to 262,110. Those numbers show that while local employment is on the rebound since the most recent recession, the growth is not evenly distributed across the metro area. The disparity, a local economist said, may result from a continued migration of people and wealth from...
  • NCAA 2012 Brackets

    03/16/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies · 3+ views
    various | Friday, March 16, 2012 | participants
    This is based on a genealogy table I made. Had a bit more trouble than I should have tracking down the first round results, wth.
  • Judge grants injunction halting state funding cut to Planned Parenthood in Memphis

    02/16/2012 5:45:48 PM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 2/16/12 | Scott Carroll
    A federal judge’s ruling has temporarily halted the Tennessee Department of Health’s decision to rescind funding for Planned Parenthood’s HIV and syphilis testing program. Today, U.S. Dist. Judge William Haynes granted a preliminary injunction filed by Planned Parenthood, which is suing the state over $150,000 in dropped grants. A portion of the grant money supported HIV testing at Planned Parenthood affiliates including the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center.
  • TENNESSEE State Sen. Ford responds after latest outburst

    02/15/2012 5:29:18 PM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies · 1+ views
    WSMV-4 NBC ^ | 2/15/12 | Cara Kumari
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - A state lawmaker with a history of impassioned speeches was at it again at the Capitol. This time, Sen. Ophelia Ford, D-Memphis, wanted to talk about nurses and her experiences in the hospital. Sen. Ford reacted during a senate committee meeting Tuesday night over a proposal that would increase penalties for assaults on healthcare workers. The Memphis lawmaker talked about her own experience during two separate hospitalizations in recent years. "I cannot tell you the horrific experience that I had, and it was nurses who were mainly doing these things to me," she said. The bill...
  • Child left alone in car points gun at Memphis police

    02/09/2012 5:44:36 AM PST · by armymarinemom · 30 replies
    wmctv-5 ^ | 02/06/2012 | Jamel Major
    MEMPHIS, TN -(WMC-TV) – Police say a two-year-old pointed a gun at them while they were checking on a report that the child and its siblings were left alone in a car while their mother got her nails done. It was a bizarre twist of events that left other customers wondering why a mother would leave her kids alone in such a dangerous environment. "It's a crying shame," said Nicole Eubanks, after she heard about the arrest of 23-year-old Erica Rooks. "It doesn't make any sense." Rooks is charged with marijuana possession, unlawful possession of a weapon and three counts...
  • Black Radio Host (Thaddeus Matthews, WPL 1180 Memphis) Insults Female GOP Candidate

    02/02/2012 7:02:43 AM PST · by tom h · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | February 1, 2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    What you’re about to hear is stunning. Get ready. Here’s how MRC explains the exchange between a Memphis radio host, Thaddeus Matthews, and a GOP candidate for Congress, Charlotte Bergmann: "This shocking video (uploaded to YouTube by someone not friendly to the Tea Party) shows Memphis talk radio host Thaddeus Matthews insulting and humiliating Republican congressional candidate Charlotte Bergmann on air." And that’s being kind. Matthews quickly became upset with Bergmann when she wouldn’t answer directly about any affiliation with the Tea Party. Then he launched into a 16-minute argument filled with curse words and accusations that added up to...
  • Board approves naming Memphis street for MLK

    01/12/2012 1:47:29 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 01/12/2012 | ADRIAN SAINZ
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis officials on Thursday approved naming a city street after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., nearly 44 years after the civil rights leader was killed in the city. The 10 members of the Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board voted unanimously to re-name a nine-block downtown stretch as Dr. Martin Luther King Avenue. Previously called Linden Avenue, it runs in front of the FedExForum, where the Memphis Grizzlies play their home games, and parallel to Beale Street, the famous tourist drag. The street also runs near the Clayborn Temple, where King rallied with...
  • Occupy Memphis, Tea Party Members Meet [Find Common Ground]

    11/19/2011 8:59:41 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 29 replies
    Yahoo News! ^ | 11-19-2011 | ADRIAN SAINZ
    Occupy Memphis member Mallory Pope had just finished telling a group of about 75 tea party followers Thursday night that politicians should not allow themselves to be influenced by lobbyists and unions when she received an unexpected invitation. "It sounds to me that y'all ought to be joining us," said Jerry Rains, a 64-year-old computer programmer and tea party member. "You have a lot of the same goals we have, which is to take our country back." Pope and fellow Occupy Memphis protester Tristan Tran had a lively, sometimes strained and confrontational, but mostly civil discussion with members of the...
  • Rush Limbaugh rants about MCS supper program

    11/14/2011 1:12:57 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 38 replies
    WMC-TV ^ | 11/12/2011 | Anna Marie Hartman
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A new meal program for some students of Memphis City Schools was the subject of a recent rant by nationally syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh. Students in dozens of Memphis City Schools are receiving an extra meal - dinner - during the district's after-hours enrichment programs. A recent story in the Commercial Appeal about the federally funded program caught Limbaugh's attention. "The writer, this Jane Roberts, (writes as if) 'oh this is wonderful...this is the greatest invention ever: supper at school,'" Limbaugh said. The article spotlighted an 11-year-old student at Shelby Oaks Elementary who expressed...
  • Herman Cain's speech today in Bartlett, TN (Memphis)

    10/14/2011 2:02:19 PM PDT · by GailA · 34 replies
    WREG TV Memphis ^ | 10/14/11 | N/A
    Herman Cain's speech today in Bartlett, TN (Memphis) the first 10 mins have been cut. Click the link at the top. Herman Cain was born in Memphis and is coming home to his roots, in Memphis. MY observations: There were over 2,000, when only 200 were expected, and we left the grounds SPOTLESS, we did not take a dump on a LEO car, or call the LEO bad names, or burn the Flag. Not one flag was left on the ground. Pledge was said, as was the National Anthem sung. People of all colors were there with their children. It...
  • Confirmed: "Country Legends" WMC-AM (790) in Memphis to flip to sports

    10/14/2011 1:33:27 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 17 replies
    http://www.radio-info.com ^ | 10/14/11 | radio-info.com
    The change will come on Monday when WMC-AM (790) will drop "Country Legends" and become a sports/talk station as "Sports 790am." WMC will be affiliated with Fox Sports Radio, and will be the home of some St. Louis Cardinals baseball games. The lineup will include Zakk & Jack in mornings, with Jim Rome from 11am-2pm, Fox's "Loose Cannons" in the afternoon, followed by Petros & Money and Fox Sports Tonight from 9pm-12am. The new affiliation with Premiere's Jim Rome was revealed earlier this week, and the Memphis Board of Radio-Info.com speculated about a change to sports by Entercom. The company...
  • 17-year-old charged with murdering Memphis principal told police he didn't like her

    08/11/2011 7:16:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    AP ^ | ADRIAN SAINZ
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A 17-year-old student charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Christian school principal told investigators he had planned to stab the woman on the third day of classes, when he knew he'd be alone with her in a classroom, police said Thursday. Eduardo Marmolejo was held without bond and ordered to undergo a mental evaluation by a Juvenile Court judge during a hearing Thursday. State law allows police to release the names of juveniles charged with first-degree murder.
  • Does anyone know what happened to Andrew Clarksenior on Memphis' AM600 WREC?

    08/01/2011 5:47:13 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 32 replies
    I was listening to Andrew on WREC Memphis Saturday afternoon, and he was saying it was his farewell weekend. He said tune in Sunday in the 2 o'clock hour for details. Well listening Sunday, it was a Rush weekend show. Does anyone know what happened to Andrew? He is a strong black conservative to those who do not know him, who was doing a Saturday and Sunday show in Memphis TN.
  • Memphis unemployment rate jumped to 12.1 percent in June

    07/28/2011 11:21:51 PM PDT · by Cedar · 10 replies
    The Memphis area's jobless rate surged in June, nearing the worst levels of the recession. Layoffs by government offices and the tourism industry caused the surge along with a big flow of people who had given up looking for work coming back into the labor force and hunting for jobs again..... Business analysts sounded a pessimistic note, saying the high jobless rate is another sign the Memphis economy is running poorly. "We're still fighting our way up from the bottom," said economist John Gnuschke of the University of Memphis.... The jobless rate rose in June. Here's how June 2011 compares...
  • Delusion guided accused shooter of soldiers at Little Rock recruiting center (Muslim Muhammud)

    07/23/2011 6:26:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/23/11 | Kristina Goetz
    Delusion guided accused shooter of soldiers at Little Rock recruiting centerPsychiatrist says reality was lost on Muhammad By Kristina Goetz Memphis Commercial Appeal Posted July 23, 2011 at midnight LITTLE ROCK -- The star defense witness in the capital murder trial of Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad said Friday that the defendant believes he is persecuted because he's Muslim and that his actions are more important than they really are -- all because he suffers from a delusional disorder. "Saying you're an operative of a major terrorist organization is grandiose," said Dr. Shawn Agharkar, a psychiatrist who examined Muhammad three times in...
  • Hotel guests describe tense scene after Memphis officer, civilian killed Sunday

    07/04/2011 9:00:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    The Commerical Appeal (Memphis, TN) ^ | July 4, 2011 | Clay Bailey
    The atmosphere around the Downtown DoubleTree Hotel was in stark contrast this morning to the chaos that swirled at Third and Union after a Memphis police officer and a civilian were killed at the hotel Sunday night. Officer Timothy Warren, 39, and a still unidentified man were shot to death at the DoubleTree about 7 p.m. Sunday in what authorities say started as a "shots fired" call . A domestic dispute appears to have contributed to the incident.