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US Appeals Court Blocks Mississippi Abortion Law

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Mississippi's governor and attorney general must decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that's keeping the state's only abortion clinic open.
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Lee Co., MS Moves To New Emergency Radio System

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Most emergency responders in Lee County are now on a new radio system.
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Judge Orders Locked Out Kellogg's Employees Back To Work

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U.S. District Court Judge Samuel "Hardy" Mays, Jr. has ordered parent company Kellogg to put its 220 locked-out workers at its Memphis cereal plant back to work. More>>

New Dem Party Ad Takes Aim At Mayor Luttrell

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A racial slur at the center of the Shelby County Democratic Party's latest radio advertisement has taken aim ar Republican County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
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24 Firefighters Promoted At Special Ceremony

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Twenty-four Memphis Firefighters were promoted Wednesday evening during a special ceremony at the Chester Anderson Training Academy. More>>

Red Cross Fighting Significant Blood Donation Shortage

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The Red Cross needs the public’s help donating blood to prevent an emergency situation. In the southern region, blood donations are down 23-percent from the shortfall they already expected. More>>

Stranded Shelby Forrest Boater Rescued

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An 80-year-old boater was rescued Wednesday evening by the Shelby County Sheriff's Department and Memphis Police after he called to say he was stranded on a sandbar. More>>

Arkansas Asks Judge To Keep Marriage Ban In Place

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Arkansas officials are asking a federal judge to reject an effort to strike down the state's gay marriage ban, arguing the prohibition is constitutional and serves a legitimate state interest. More>>

Crawford Among 5 To Oppose VA Overhaul Measure

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Republican U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford is among five House members to oppose a measure to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care, a vote that drew immediate criticism from his Democratic challenger. More>>

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

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A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other... More>>

Indians Trade Justin Masterson To Cards

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A person familiar with the deal says the Cleveland Indians have traded starter Justin Masterson to the St. Louis Cardinals. More>>

Shrine To Pet Who Met Tragic Death

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It is the case of a Germantown home invasion that ended in a fatal tragedy. But, the victim and the alleged perpetrator aren't exactly who you might expect.
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Students Host Sneaker Expo At Train Station

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Two Shelby County Schools students with big entrepreneurial dreams kicked off a sneaker expo at the Central Train Station in Downtown Memphis on Wednesday. More>>

Testimony Begins In Maurice Brown's Murder Trial Video included

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With his child's mother unable to speak to reporters about her missing son, a talkative Maurice Brown Senior got plenty of air time while a massive search for their three-year-old was underway in July 2012.
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THP Accepting Applications For Trooper Cadet Class

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) announced it will soon open the application process for a new trooper cadet class slated to begin February 1, 2015.  Applications will be accepted online only from Wednesday, July 30 through Tuesday, August 5, 2014.  More>>

Tenn. Students In Grades 3-8 Struggle In Reading

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District-level student assessment scores released by the Tennessee Department of Education show elementary and middle school students need improvement in reading. More>>

Witness Says She Saw Bobo Tied Up In Video

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A Tennessee woman testified Tuesday that she saw missing nursing student Holly Bobo tied up and crying on a video. Her testimony came during a preliminary hearing for Jeffrey Pearcy.
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Grizzlies Plan To Turn Park Into Fitness Mecca

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The Memphis Grizzlies plan to turn Tom Lee Park on Riverside Drive in Downtown Memphis into a Mid-South fitness mecca. More>>

Couple Indicted For Capital Murder In Death Of Son

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Jack Raines, 37, and Amanda Leigh Raines, 33, of Horn Lake, who were arrested in February in the death of their 11-year-old son, have been indicted on a charge of capital murder and could face the death penalty.
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Tupelo Officials Delay Vote On E-Cigarette Ban

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Tupelo City Council President Mike Bryan has pushed for months to discuss expanding the city's public smoking ban to include the electronic devices used to deliver nicotine and other chemicals as an alternative to smoking actual cigarettes. More>>

LGBT Rights Group Hires Ex-Pastor In Mississippi

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A national group that pushes equal rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people has hired a former clergyman to lead its efforts in Mississippi.
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Subcontractor Shocked While Working At School

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An electrician subcontractor performing work Wednesday at DeSoto Central High School in Southaven suffered minor injuries after he was shocked while performing renovations in the school's cafeteria, Beth Rhoades with Fulwood Construction said.
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Overdoses Leading Cause Of Tennessee Deaths

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Drug overdoses are once again the leading cause of death in Tennessee, but the state Health Department is hoping a new law will reverse that trend.
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Arkansas State University Closes Outreach Center

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Arkansas State University is closing its decades-old Continuing Education and Community Outreach Center. More>>

Annual Rice Expo Set Friday In Stuttgart

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Cooking demonstrations, a rice recipe contest, field tours, kids' activities and other events are planned at Friday's fourth annual Arkansas Rice Expo in Stuttgart. More>>

Mississippi Political Figure Thurston Little Dies

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Marvin Thurston Little, a colorful political figure in Mississippi and a Corinth businessman who got caught up in an insurance scam run by Martin Frankel, has died in a nursing home in Booneville. He was 81. More>>

American Idol Auditions Take Place In The Music City Video included

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In the Music City today American Idol dreams will come true or will be crushed.
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Wilkins Touts, Then Backtracks AFSCME Endorsement

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Who's endorsing who? That's the question that congressional hopeful Ricky Wilkins is left wondering after he had to backtrack on an endorsement from the sanitation union.
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New Apps Can Cut New Keys From Smartphone Photo Video included

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Smartphone apps are an exploding industry.
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Health Care Plans Offered by City, Employee Associations Video included

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Mayor A C Wharton’s administration unveiled new details on its plan to provide affordable health insurance for all city employees.
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Red Cross Faces Blood Shortage

The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage (Photo source: American Red Cross) The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage (Photo source: American Red Cross)
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The American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage.
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Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

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New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators - Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists. More>>

City of Memphis Proposes Big Changes For Riverside Drive Video included

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The city of Memphis is proposing taking Riverside Drive from four to two car lanes. They would then make bicycle and pedestrian lanes. More>>

Neighbors tie pink ribbons to remember murdered Armada teen Video included

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The community in Armada Township is pulling together to support the family of murdered 14-year-old April Millsap.
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FedEx To Send 138 Drivers To Driving Competition

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FedEx Corp. is sending 138 drivers to the National Truck Driving Championships.
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10 Things to Know for Thursday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: More>>

Public Meeting On Riverside Drive Changes

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It's been only a few months since the city of Memphis decided to close two lanes of traffic for just bikers and joggers on Riverside Drive.
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Mom Arrested For Assault Makes First Court Appearance Video included

Police say Jamillah Washington gave birth to a baby addicted to drugs (Photo source: MPD) Police say Jamillah Washington gave birth to a baby addicted to drugs (Photo source: MPD)
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The first Memphis mother charged for giving birth to a child dependent on drugs, made her first court appearance today.
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Volunteers Help Rebuild City Of Tupelo After Tornado Video included

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The EF 3 Tornado that tore through Tupelo in late April damaged hundreds of homes and completely flattened many of them in just a few seconds.
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Lawmakers struggle to seal $225M Iron Dome package

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Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong... More>>

Mom confronts Ray McBerry over modeling request Video included

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A twice-failed candidate for Georgia governor found himself face-to-face with a mother furious over what he was trying to do this month with her teenage daughter. More>>

Memphis Grizzlies Announce Official License Plate Video included

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The Grizzlies are inviting all of Grizz Nation to grit, grind and drive with the all-new launch of the official Memphis Grizzlies License Plate, available for purchase now at Grizzlies.com for just $35.
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Police: Arkansas Imposter Cop Tried To Lure Kids

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A Jonesboro man is in custody after investigators say he tried to coax children into his car by claiming to be a police officer.
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Memphis Grizzlies Name Ed Stefanski Executive Vice President Of Player Personnel

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"We are pleased to welcome Ed Stefanski to the Grizzlies and the city of Memphis,” Wallace said.
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Suspected Beale Street Purse Snatcher Arrested

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A suspected purse snatcher is off the streets of downtown Memphis tonight.
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Police: Babysitter Charged With Sexual Battery Video included

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A Memphis man who was supposed to be babysitting five children faces criminal charges tonight.
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Registration For SCS Schools Begins Video included

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It’s Registration Day 2014 in Shelby County, and parents from across the county in many cases woke up early to get first crack at registration. More>>

Groundbreaking On Hotel At Graceland Set For August 14 Video included

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Elvis Week will mark the beginning of an exciting new era at Graceland.
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US, Europe Impose Tough New Sanctions On Russia

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President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions against key sectors of the Russian economy in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels.
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US Appeals Panel Strikes Down Miss. Abortion Law

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A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.
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Registration For New Municipal Schools Begins Video included

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The newly formed municipal schools in Shelby County will be put to their first test today.
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Trial Began Today For Father Accused Of Beating Son And Dumping His Body In A Dumpster Video included

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The trial begins today of the Memphis father accused of killing his three-year-old son.
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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

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The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
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In Court Today: Mother Of Child Born Dependent On Drugs

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A heroin-taking mom faces a sobering situation this morning at the criminal justice center.
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American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call For Blood And Platelet Donors

The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage (Photo source: American Red Cross) The American Red Cross encourages all eligible blood donors to make an appointment to donate blood soon to help prevent a shortage (Photo source: American Red Cross)
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The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give.
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