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.
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
Rapists could see little punishment in university system
Oct. 29, 2015
How the University of Memphis deals with sexual assaults on campus varies, and is usually hidden from public view. f the sexual assault survivor chooses to not report the crime to police, then how (or if) the university punishes an alleged attacker will likely remain a secret.
Understanding the University’s closed-door policies on sexual assault when police are not involved is crucial because for every victim of sexual violence that goes to the police, there likely are dozens who remain silent.
Frats ordered to stop all events after altercation at step show
Nov. 10, 2010
Two fraternities at the University of Memphis are being told they cannot hold social events on campus after a homecoming step show Thursday that ended in a confrontation and evacuation of the Rose Theater.Some are even suggesting that the university treats members of the mostly black NPHC fraternities more harshly than fraternities in the mostly white Interfraternity Council.
Ludacris will perform at U of M Homecoming
Nov. 5, 2015
With less than 24 hours till show time, it is also unknown how SAC was able to get 'Luda' to agree to play. SAC shared the news just before 8 pm Thursday, but the concert is scheduled for 7 pm Friday.
Student government backs LGBT office on campus
Oct. 30, 2015
Student government is pushing to create a new office of gender and sexuality at the University of Memphis. The proposed office is much needed and long overdue, advocates say. While the groups like the Hispanic Student Association and African Student Association get support from the U of M’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, LGBT and woman rights groups have no such advising hub
Protestors march through University demand living wage from U of M and fast-food giants
Apr. 16, 2015
Students and workers at the University of Memphis joined a nationwide protest Wednesday, seeking to shame fast food restaurants into paying employees at least $15 an hour.
University and ex-employee make final arguments in termination appeal
—lawsuit still pending
Jan. 21, 2015
Accusations of discriminations and incompetence were exchanged between the University of Memphis and one of its former employees, Curt Guenther, during day three of a wrongful termination hearing.Although these statements were closing arguments, it’s most likely not the last time these charges will be made.
Student government seeks new parking app
Sep. 22, 2015
Students willing to pay for garage parking may get a new phone app that will tell them which lots are full.Student government is working with campus parking services to develop the app, said David Knowles, president of student government, during Thursday’s student senate meeting.