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Blue flu? Dozens of Memphis police call in sick

July 5, 2014

Nearly 200 Memphis police officers called in sick over the last few days, forcing police brass to redeploy officers and request assistance from the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. All of this comes after the Memphis City Council approved the mayor's proposal to cut retiree health insurance subsidies in June. The proposal also increased premiums for employees and retirees.

Sun Studio marks anniversary of Elvis record€'That's All Right'

July 5, 2015

Fans celebrated the 60th anniversary of Elvis Presley's recording of "That's All Right" at Sun Studio on Saturday. That's all right, Mama Every year Donnie and Colleen Adkins drive 750 miles from Michigan to Memphis for Elvis Week. But on Saturday, the couple made a special trip to

Ride shares Uber and Lyft drive in Memphis with looming cease-and-desist

July 14, 2014

Uber and Lyft drivers defy city's cease and desist letter and keep hauling Memphis passengers Monday. Lyft and Uber continued to drive customers in Memphis Monday, despite the city sending a cease-and-desist letter last week. City officials said they weren’t cracking down on the upstart ride services because they

Demolition will open way for small Downtown park on Madison | Park will appear where Anderton's once stood

July. 18, 2014

The purchase of 151 Madison comes at a time when entrepreneurs have brought new life to Madison storefronts. In a Downtown where one fifth of the office space stands vacant, a big bank and local merchants have allied to bring life to a little boarded up piece of Madison.

Veterans grill VA officials at Cohen town hall

June 27, 2014

SDeck for this story can go in right here herer Deck for this story can go in right here herer Vietnam veteran Archie Collins pulled a respirator mask off his face and shouted at three officials from the Department of Veterans Affairs who attended U.S. Rep Steve Cohen's VA

Two teens charged with attempted murder in South Memphis police shooting

June 25 2014

Two teenagers were arrested on charges of evading arrest and attempted first-degree murder after suspects fired at police officers following a traffic stop. Two teenagers were arrested on charges of evading arrest and attempted first-degree murder after suspects fired at police officers following a traffic stop. Police

City shelter re-opens after parvo strikes twice

June 16 2014

The city-operated animal shelter will reopen Tuesday after discovery of the life-threatening parvovirus for dogs led to euthanizing more than 10 animals this past weekend, according to a series of emails and press releases from the facility's leadership.

As one of first black Memphis officers in 1949, Williams helped blaze a trail

(Photo by Karen Pulfer Focht/The Commercial Appeal)

June 20, 2014

Sitting in his office at his Whitehaven home, retired police captain Jerry D. Williams recalls his years with the Memphis Police Department. Williams, 87, is one of two surviving members of the city’s first 13 black policemen. He served from 1949 to 1980. Read more...

Nearly 200 gain citizenship before celebrating Independence Day

(Photo by Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal)

July 03, 2014

Nearly 200 people from 87 countries became U.S. citizens during two naturalization ceremonies at the Benjamin L. Hooks library. “Both of my daughters are in the Air Force and my son is in the Army,” Hernandez said. "I’ve lived (in the U.S.) for 20 years. I’m almost 70 years old." Read more...

Beale Street club faces raft of security requirements set by D.A.

(Photo by William DeShazer/The Commercial Appeal)

July 9, 2014

The owner of a new club at 380 Beale will need to fulfill six pages of stipulations handed down by the Shelby County District Attorney's Office. Nightclub entrepreneur Steve Adelman must follow strict, court-ordered security guidelines before he can revitalize a vacant building on Beale previously troubled by gang crime. Read more...


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