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  • Woman pulls gun on McDonald's employees because she received ketchup instead of jelly, police say

    12/04/2019 7:55:03 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    Fox13 Memphis via WPXI ^ | December 4, 2019
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Memphis woman is in custody after police say she pulled a gun on three Cordova McDonald's employees because she received ketchup with her order instead of jelly. Authorities on Tuesday night arrested Asia Vester, 20, on aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon charges stemming from the Nov. 25 incident. According to the arrest affidavit, Vester was in the drive-thru line and became upset when she received ketchup instead of jelly. That's when words were exchanged with several employees and Vester allegedly pulled a gun and pointed it at the employees. Vester waited for a...
  • Memphis rapper in critical condition after Chuck E. Cheese shooting

    12/03/2019 2:37:56 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 61 replies
    WREG ^ | 12/02/2019 | Stacy Jacobson and Eryn Taylor
    CORDOVA, Tenn. — A Memphis rapper who goes by Casino Jizzle was the victim in Saturday's shooting outside a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Cordova, according to his manager. According to authorities, a woman and her boyfriend were inside the Chuck E. Cheese on North Germantown Parkway redeeming tickets when he told her he was going out to his vehicle. Several minutes later he returned with a gunshot wound. Police identified the victim as Robert Tunstall. The 23-year-old man was rushed to the Regional Medical Center in critical condition. Investigators said they located a handgun on the ground outside and...
  • Close Call (Not Really)

    10/21/2019 7:21:33 AM PDT · by TnGOP · 17 replies
    This morning I was awakened by the Civil Defense sirens and my phone going off with alerts. Tornado Warning for Memphis. I immediately jumped into action and did the usual thing - I went outside to see how bad it was. I was caught up by the wind and carried to the top of an ancient Hickory tree in the yard. Its at least 80 ft tall. I was surprised to find that my cell phone service and the view were both amazing. My girlfriend came to the rescue. She was yelling "Jump, I'll catch you". (never should have made...
  • A black teen ran out with a $2 beer. Then a Tennessee store clerk followed him and shot him dead

    08/17/2019 8:13:56 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 193 replies
    MSN / CNN ^ | 8-17-19 | Madeline Holcombe and Eric Levenson, CNN
    A jury found a grocery clerk guilty of killing a 17-year-old boy who ran out of the store with a beer he didn't pay for in Memphis, Tennessee, in a case that had sparked protests, authorities said. Anwar Ghazali was convicted of second-degree murder after a four-day trial, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said Friday. "This defendant took it upon himself to be the judge and jury and the executioner over a $2 beer," prosecutor Lora Fowler said, according to CNN affiliate WMC. The shooting happened in March 2018, after Dorian Harris walked out of the Top Stop...
  • Egypt opens ancient pyramids for first time since 1960s

    07/15/2019 8:42:00 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 15, 2019
    CAIRO — Egypt on Saturday opened two of its oldest pyramids, located about 25 miles south of the capital Cairo, to visitors for the first time since 1965. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany told reporters that tourists were are now allowed to visit the Bent Pyramid and its satellite pyramid in the Dahshur royal necropolis, which is part of the Memphis Necropolis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Cory Booker’s brother opened a school so bad it got shut down. N.J. just gave him a $150K education…

    07/14/2019 11:56:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    NJ Advance Media for ^ | July 12, 2019 | Adam Clark
    A thousand miles from Newark, in a tiny old school building tucked behind a Christian church, Cary Booker delivered the bad news. It was spring of 2011, and Omni Prep Academy, the Tennessee charter school co-founded and led by U.S. Sen. Cory Booker’s older brother, could no longer pay its kindergarten and first-grade teachers, the elder Booker announced, according to former teachers who were in the room. The financial woes weren’t a shock — when the school opened the previous fall it provided no books, no curriculum and almost no training for its novice educators, former teachers said in interviews...
  • Woman arrested after shooting at Hickory Hill Burger King

    07/10/2019 4:19:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    WREG ^ | 7/8/2019 | Eryn Taylor and
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police have made an arrest after an 18-year-old woman was reportedly shot in the face at a local restaurant. Angela Ryan was charged with three counts of aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon when she was taken into custody on Sunday, July 7. According to the victim and two other women with her, they were all sitting in a silver Toyota Corolla at the Burger King in the 2800 block of Hickory Hill when Ryan suddenly opened fire. One woman was struck near her eye. She's expected to be okay. Police said the front...
  • Teen charged after attack on family celebrating Fourth of July on riverfront (Memphis)

    07/06/2019 10:37:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 45 replies
    WREG - Memphis TV Channel 3 ^ | July 5 | ERYN TAYLOR, SHAY ARTHUR & ANDREW ELLISON,
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A teenager was arrested and charged after police say he attacked a family out on the riverfront enjoying their Fourth of July holiday. It happened around 8:15 p.m. in the 200 block of Riverside Drive. A witness to the incident told police he was up on a hill when he saw a 15-year-old boy throw fireworks into a crowd of people. The group was made up of at least two adults and several children, police noted in their report. The firework hit a man in the group and he went to confront the teen. That's when the...
  • Man killed by US Marshals in Memphis was wanted for armed robbery, shooting

    06/14/2019 10:37:39 AM PDT · by libstripper · 49 replies
    ABC News, via MSN ^ | June 14, 2019 | ABC News
    A man who was killed by U.S. Marshals in Tennessee on Wednesday night, which sparked protests that injured dozens of police officers and sheriff's deputies, was wanted for stealing a car and shooting a man in Mississippi, authorities said.
  • Man Shot in Memphis Arranged Car Theft Through Facebook, Shot Victim Five Times

    06/17/2019 12:13:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    New American ^ | 14 June, 2019 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    The 20-year-old “student” whom U.S. Marshals shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday was a violent felon who arranged a car theft on Facebook, met the owner, then shot him five times.Marshals fired on Brandon Webber because he resisted arrest and attacked the marshals with his vehicle, then brandished a weapon when he tried to flee.As well, the “intelligent and funny” Webber, as the Commercial Appeal of Memphis described him in its lachrymose profile, had more than one brush with the law before he embarked on his short career as a car thief.But rioters didn’t wait to find out...
  • At Least 24 Memphis Police Officers Hurt In Protests After Deadly Shooting

    06/13/2019 10:37:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | June 13, 2019 | Bill Chappell
    At least 24 Memphis Police Department officers were injured during a large protest Wednesday night, Mayor Jim Strickland says. The violence erupted after officers of the U.S. Marshals Service shot and killed Brandon Webber, 20. The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. local time, as officers from the U.S. Marshals Service as part of the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force tried to take a man into custody. When the officers approached the man, law enforcement officials said, he was getting into his car in the Frayser community in northern Memphis, Tenn.
  • Memphis honors student and father-of-two, 20, who was 'killed by cops in hail of bullets(T)

    06/13/2019 10:25:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies ^ | 6/12/2019 | George Martin
    Violent clashes between police and protesters broke out in the streets of a working-class Memphis neighborhood after a 20-year-old black man was shot dead by U.S. Marshals during an attempted arrest in his family's front yard. The violent clashes broke out after Brandon Webber was shot and killed by officers on Wednesday night as they tried to arrest him for outstanding felony warrants outside his home in Frayser in North Memphis. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations said officers went to the home at about 7pm to look for Webber who had outstanding felony warrants.
  • 25 officers injured in Memphis after marshals kill fugitive

    06/13/2019 7:22:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    AP ^ | 06/13/19 | ADRIAN SAINZ
    Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off after a Tennessee man was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood. People in the crowd threw rocks and bricks, with 25 officers suffering mostly minor injuries during the tense clash Wednesday night in the Frayser community in north Memphis. Officers cordoned off several blocks near the scene. By 11 p.m., officers had used tear gas and most of the crowd dispersed, police director Michael Rallings said at a Thursday morning at a news conference. Three people were arrested. Officers on horseback patrolled the area, and lines of police...
  • Dozens of officers injured in Memphis unrest after U.S. Marshals fatally shoot young black man

    06/13/2019 3:24:05 AM PDT · by Ancient Man · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2019 | Timothy Bella
    The man killed, who was identified by family members and local officials as 21-year-old Brandon Webber, was being served multiple felony warrants by the Marshal Service’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and other law enforcement agencies, according to police. The suspect rammed into the marshals’ car and then displayed a weapon, said Keli McAlister, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, in a news conference early Thursday.
  • "Yeah I'm from Chicago!": Woman arrested after jumping onto police cruiser on Beale Street

    05/28/2019 7:46:43 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 25 replies
    Fox13 Memphis ^ | 5/27/2019 | Staff
    Memphis police arrested a woman after they said she vandalized a police car. According to police, Shelby Anthony, 23, was screaming and yelling in a crowd of around 200 people on Beale Street Saturday night. "Yeah! I'm from Chicago," Anthony said. The group of people then dared her to jump on the hood of a police car. According to court records, she did. The police report said afterward, the crowd became 'irate' and Memphis police horses had to be deployed to disperse them. Anthony was arrested and is charged with Vandalism and Disorderly Conduct. While police were trying to get...
  • Painful, Heavy Periods Made Her Dread Running. A Diagnosis Helped Her Embrace It

    04/10/2019 7:45:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Runner's World ^ | April 8, 2019 | Emily Shiffer
    Growing up, Kelly Pietkiwicz, 29, wasn’t a runner. Sprints were her least favorite form of exercise, and she gravitated to swimming and competitive cheerleading instead. But while she was preparing to move to Nashville, Tennessee, from Memphis after college, she wanted to find a way to keep connected to Memphis. The answer? The St. Jude’s Half Marathon. “St. Jude’s Research Hospital is located in Memphis, and I had volunteered there,” she told Runner’s World. “My sister Micky was also leaving Memphis, and we both felt like we needed a way to keep Memphis a part of our lives.” So when...
  • Florida Woman Allegedly Stabbed Husband, then Swiped on Dating App as He Lay Dying

    04/02/2019 10:27:20 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 73 replies
    People ^ | 3/28/2019 | Steve Helling
    At 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 12, Danielle Redlick called 911, her voice shaking and broken, to report that her husband, Michael, 65, had suffered a “tragedy” in their upscale home in Winter Park, Florida. “He’s stiff, and he might have had a heart attack,” she told the dispatcher. But soon, the 45-year-old mother of two’s story changed: “We had an altercation, and he stabbed himself, and I ran into the bathroom,” she said, sniffling. “And I tried to help him, I saw him lying in blood.” When the dispatcher asked her to clarify what killed Michael—a heart attack or the...
  • Cops: Rapper gets $230K Watch, Chains Stolen at Cracker Barrel in Fulton

    03/01/2019 1:34:10 PM PST · by Cecily · 82 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 1, 2019 | Ben Brasch
    A rapper’s lunch at a Cracker Barrel in sleepy Fairburn on Thursday ended with a broken SUV window and nearly half-a-million-dollars worth of belongings stolen, police say. Fairburn police’s Deputy Chief Anthony Bazydlo confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Young Dolph, a 33-year-old Memphis rapper, had two chains valued at $84,000 and a $230,000 watch along with a gun stolen out of a vehicle.
  • Teen builds working nuclear fusion reactor in Memphis home

    02/19/2019 2:56:59 PM PST · by ETL · 82 replies ^ | Feb 19, 2019 | Charles Watson | Fox News
    “The start of the process was just learning about what other people had done with their fusion reactors,” explained the mild-mannered teen [now 14-year-old Jackson Oswal]. “After that, I assembled a list of parts I needed. [I] got those parts off eBay primarily and then often times the parts that I managed to scrounge off of eBay weren’t exactly what I needed. So, I’d have to modify them to be able to do what I needed to do for my project.” Building the nuclear fusion reactor was no game for Jackson. He converted an old playroom in his Memphis home...
  • This Is What a Modern-Day Witch Hunt Looks Like

    05/02/2017 8:23:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 2, 2017 | Jesse Singal
    In late March, Hypatia, a feminist-philosophy journal, published an article titled “In Defense of Transracialism” by Rebecca Tuvel, an assistant professor of philosophy at Rhodes College in Memphis, as part of its spring 2017 issue. The point of the article, as the title suggests, is to toy around with the question of what it would mean if some people really were — as Rachel Dolezal claimed — “transracial,” meaning they identified as a race that didn’t line up with how society viewed them in light of their ancestry. Tuvel structures her argument more or less as follows: (1) We accept...