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  • Obama, allies vow firm response to Islamic State

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    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage.... More>>

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    Employee Testing Aug. 25 After 2 TB Cases At Tunica Casinos

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    A Mississippi State Department of Health spokesman said their staff will be testing employees at two Tunica casinos following two confirmed cases of tuberculosis earlier this year. More>>

    Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting

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    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has met briefly with the officer in charge of security in Ferguson since the shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. More>>

    Grizzlies To Hold 2014 Training Camp In San Diego

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    The Memphis Grizzlies announced Wednesday that they will hold training camp at the RIMAC Arena on the campus of University of California San Diego from Sept. 30 – Oct. 3.  More>>

    Sept. Trial Likely For Miss. Election Challenge

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    A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election.
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    Contract Security Guard Indicted In Death Of MATA Passenger

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    A Shelby County grand jury has indicted a contract security guard on criminal charges stemming from the death of a Memphis Area Transit Authority bus passenger, who was allegedly pushed off a bus in May. More>>

    APNewsBreak: BofA reaches $17B settlement with US

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    Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter... More>>

    17 Communities Share $1.8M In Safe Routes To School

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    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Wednesday Safe Routes to School funding totaling $1.8 million for 17 municipalities in Tennessee. More>>

    Thursday Deadline For Wine In Grocery Stores Signatures

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    Expect a big push Wednesday to get you to sign the petition allowing wine to be sold in Tennessee grocery stores. Thursday evening is the deadline to collect the almost 23,000 signatures needed in Shelby County, or 10-percent of the votes cast in the last governor's race More>>

    Tennessee Students Make Big Gains In ACT Scores

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    The latest ACT test scores show Tennessee's composite score had its largest gain in more than a decade.
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    Former Vanderbilt standout Kedren Johnson commits to University of Memphis

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    Former Vanderbilt standout Kedren Johnson has committed to the University of Memphis.
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    13 Year-Old Girl Covers Sports Illustrated Magazine

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    If you don't know the name Mo'ne Davis, you better get to know it.
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    Son Found Not Guilty By Insanity In Dad's Killing

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    Prosecutors say a 26-year-old man has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the fatal shooting of his father in Shelby County.
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    Former Nashville Middle School Coach Pleads Guilty

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    A former middle school soccer coach in Nashville has pleaded guilty to nine counts of statutory rape and other charges involving seven underage girls.
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    36 dead, 7 Missing In Hiroshima Landslide

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    .Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing.
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    Teacher Test Scam Case Closed

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    Four people caught in a test fraud scandal have agreed to stop teaching.
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    Whitehaven Apartment Fire Extinguished This Morning

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    Apartment fire has been extinguished at Brent Tree complex. More>>

    Gov. Haslam Promotes Free Tuition Plan

    Gov. Bill Haslam and State Sen. Mark Norris sign Tennessee Promise bill in Covington (Sarah Bleau / FOX13 News) Gov. Bill Haslam and State Sen. Mark Norris sign Tennessee Promise bill in Covington (Sarah Bleau / FOX13 News)
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     Gov. Bill Haslam has been visiting several schools throughout the state to promote his free tuition plan. More>>

    Corps: Waterway Infrastructure Improvements Needed

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    An Army Corps of Engineers official says infrastructure improvements are needed in the Mississippi River watershed to allow inland waterways to better handle increased agriculture, oil and natural gas production and the effects of climate change.
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    Tenn. Prison Company Pays $8 Million In Back Wages

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    The nation's largest private prison company has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees at its federal prison facility in California City.
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    Violent Crime On The Rise In Shelby County Video included

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    A report shows that violent crime is on the rise in Shelby County. Citizens are to expect an increased police presence.
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    10 Things to Know for Today

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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 today: More>>

    Miss. Governor And Wife Become Grandparents

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    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and his wife, Deborah, have become first-time grandparents and he says the experience is "pure joy."
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    TBI Probing Police Shooting Of Woman In Harriman

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    Harriman police officers killed a 28-year-old woman after they say she pointed a handgun at them as they responded to a burglary call.
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    Big Push To Get Signatures For Wine In Grocery Stores Video included

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    Supporters of the wine referendum are lobbying for signatures so that wine can be sold in grocery stores by July of 2016.
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    Student Says She Was Suspended For Saying "Bless You" Video included

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    Kendra Turner, a Dyer County High School student, says she was kicked out of class for saying "bless you." She says she was suspended for responding to a classmate's sneeze.
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    SCS Schools Earn Top Grade, Others Flunk State Report Video included

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    15 Shelby County schools earned their way off the State's Priority Schools List and out of the bottom five-percent performing schools. 17 other SCS schools were added to the list. More>>

    Memphis Police Department Reveals Towing Policies & Procedures Video included

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    When an accident occurs, damaged vehicles are to be removed from accident scenes only by City Of Memphis approved licensed private towing companies.
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    City Council Members Still Wrestle With Finding Solution to Employee and Retiree Benefits Video included

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    Memphis City Council committee discussions over finding a compromise to the reductions in pension and healthcare benefits for city employees and retirees remained trapped in limbo.
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    230 Rally For Peace, Police Accountability Video included

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    If you drove along Poplar Avenue from Highland to downtown Monday evening you probably noticed dozens of protesters at intersections. More>>

    Local Groups Prep For Ferguson Protest Today Video included

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    From Ferguson to Memphis, people are taking to the streets to make their voices heard. Local organizers are calling for an end to police brutality, and they say they want more accountability for police, not only in Memphis but everywhere.
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    Ebola health workers battle death, heat, rumors

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    Doctors and nurses fighting Ebola in West Africa are working 14-hour days, seven days a week, wearing head-to-toe gear in the heat of muddy clinics. Agonizing death is the norm. The hellish conditions aren't the only... More>>

    Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft Board

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    Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant.
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    Mississippi Man Beaten and Shot After Reporting Cross Burning

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    A Mississippi sheriff says a man was beaten and shot two weeks after reporting a cross burning in his yard.
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    SCS School Bus Crashes Into Pole

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    A Shelby County School bus crashed into a pole at Poplar and Evergreen Tuesday afternoon. Two children transported in non-critical condition.
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    No Talking In Class?

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    A Dyer County High School student says she got suspended for saying "bless you" in class after a classmate sneezed. More>>

    Today Marks Anniversary Of West Memphis 3 Release Video included

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    On August 19, 2001 Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jesse Misskelley were freed in Jonesboro, Arkansas in a unique plea deal.
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    Olive Branch Mayor Proposing Property Tax Increase Video included

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    Olive Branch property owners could see their first tax increase in seven years, if the mayor has his way.
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    Police: 8-Year-Old Shoots Self In Hand

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    Police say an 8-year-old allegedly shot himself in the hand while playing with a gun in the 4000 block of Camelot.
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    TBI Launches Human Trafficking Initiative

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    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has launched a new initiative to raise awareness of human trafficking.
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    Suspicious Package Dropped Of At Fire Station On Forest Hill Irene

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    Germantown Police say a suspicious package was dropped off to the fire station on Forest Hill Irene.
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    Teacher Certification Scam Investigation Comes To A Close

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    United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, Edward L. Stanton III, announced that several have entered diversion agreements in the two-decade teacher certification testing scam led by ringleader Clarence Mumford, Sr., 61, of Memphis, who pled guilty in the scheme last year.
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    Miss. Officials: 2 New Cases Of West Nile Virus

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    State health officials say two more Mississippians have been infected with West Nile Virus.
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    Stevie Wonder To Perform In Memphis In October

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    Motown icon Stevie Wonder will be signed sealed and will be delivered to Memphis.
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    App Won't Let Kids Ignore Phone Calls From Parents

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    Giving your child a cell phone doesn't always mean they'll answer.
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    Term Limits Bring County Commission Turnover Video included

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    At times their animosity for one another appeared to reach crisis proportions as a true example of governmental gridlock. But with new faces ready to be sworn in next month six Shelby County commissioners attended their last regular session amid smiles laughs and good wishes. More>>

    SLIDESHOW: Have You Taken The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?

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    By now you've probably heard about the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
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    SLIDESHOW: Collierville Named "Best Main Street In America"

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    The “Best Main Street in America Award" goes to Collierville, Tenn., according to Parade Magazine.
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    30 People Evacuated After Gas Line Breaks Near Southwest Community College Video included

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     FOX13 is following this story and will continue to bring you the latest developments as they come in. More>>

    Germantown Police Officers Cleared In July Shooting

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    They had been placed on paid administrative leave, per department policy, pending the outcome of the investigation in the shooting of 24-year-old Justin Davis. More>>

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Has Raised Awareness And Over $15.6M Video included

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    By now you've probably heard about the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
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    Longtime 'SNL' Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96 Video included

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    Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live."
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    Police Need Help Locating Suspects In Overnight Shooting

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    An overnight shooting sends one to the Regional Medical Center.
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    Early Morning Power Outage in Southeast Memphis

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    A power outage in southeast Memphis left over 14,000 MLGW customers in the dark early Tuesday morning. More>>

    Community Health Systems hacked, records of nearly 4.5 million patients stolen

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    Hospital giant Community Health Systems said on Monday that the personal information of nearly 4.5 million patients was stolen by hackers in an attack believed to originate from China.
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    Jackson Co. Jail On Target To Be Complete In May

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    Seven months into construction of the $27 million Jackson County jail, all auger pilings are complete for the foundation and a portion of the slab will be poured this week.
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    10 Things to Know for Today

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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 today: More>>

    Police, protesters collide again in Ferguson Video included

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    Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot... More>>

    3 Germantown Officers Back On Duty After Shooting

    Kentucky Army National Guard Private Justin Davis (phot sourse http://www.gofundme.com/bpbov0) Kentucky Army National Guard Private Justin Davis (phot sourse http://www.gofundme.com/bpbov0)
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    Three Germantown Police officers were back on the job Monday a month after being on administrative leave for the July 15 fatal shooting of a 24-year-old Iraq War veteran. More>>

    Memphians Travel To Ferguson To Show Support Video included

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    Among the 230 demonstrators in Memphis Monday evening that lined Poplar Avenue were people from the Mid-South who traveled to Ferguson, Mo., over the weekend to show support. More>>

    Teen Claims Viral Disease Result Of Wrestling Match Video included

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    It started with a headache, turned into a rash, and then came a stay at the hospital. Hear about the dangerous virus this high school wrestler caught on the mats, and it's probably not what you're thinking.

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    Councilman Questions Beale's Entrance Fee Video included

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    Beale Street is implementing a $10 entrance fee for no set day or time, but rather when the street is overcrowded and potentially unsafe. More>>

    TBI Launches Initiative To Combat Human Trafficking

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    On Monday the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officially launched a new outreach to raise awareness of human trafficking in Tennessee called "IT Has To Stop."
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    FOX13's Darrell Greene took the ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Video included

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    "Alright Joe Trahan I accept your challenge for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge." More>>

    Martin Pays Back $2,100 For Homestead Tax Credits

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    Secretary of State Mark Martin has paid $2,100 to Benton County for improperly claiming a tax credit on two homes for at least the past three years. More>>

    Less Shake From Artificial Quakes, Fed Study Says

    Photo source: http://pubs.usgs.gov Photo source: http://pubs.usgs.gov
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    Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude, a new federal study found. More>>

    Pryor Makes Campaign Stop In West Memphis

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    Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas continued his statewide jobs tour on Monday with a stop in West Memphis to meet with employees of Razorback Concrete. More>>

    Grizzlies Sign Jarnell Stokes To Multi-Year Contract

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    The Memphis Grizzlies signed 2014 second round draft pick Jarnell Stokes to a multi-year contract, the team announced today.  Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. More>>

    Haslam Proud Of Tennessee Promise Tuition Initiative Video included

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    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, who was in Memphis on Monday, said he is very proud of the free tuition plan called Tennessee Promise that was signed into law in May. More>>

    Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board Reinstated Video included

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    Protestors in Ferguson, Mo., and around the nation are putting  police accountability in the spotlight. In Memphis, city council recently reinstated the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board to hear citizen complaints against police officers. More>>

    Expert: Train Collision Will Renew Safety Calls

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    A transportation expert says a deadly head-on train collision in Arkansas proves more needs to be done to improve safety, but worries changes won't occur before a federal deadline. More>>

    Beale Street to Charge $10 Cover For Security Video included

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    From now on if it gets too crowded on Beale Street, late arrivals will have to pay $10 just to get access.


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    Obama Sending Attorney General Holder To Missouri

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    President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.
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    Miss. Jobless Rate Rises In July, Stays US Worst

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    Mississippi's unemployment rate continued to go in the wrong direction in July, remaining the highest in the nation. More>>

    DeSoto Co. Supervisors OK Vehicle Tag Reader Video included

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    Criminals better think twice about stealing anything from a vehicle to a child in DeSoto County because it's not likely they will get away.
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    Breakaway Bardog 5K Draws 1500 Runners

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    Thousands of local runners took to the streets of Downtown Memphis on Sunday morning for a special cause. It was the sixth annual Breakaway Bardog 5K benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, but it also marked a very special milestone for one family. More>>

    Arkansas State Prison Inmate Found Dead In Cell

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    Arkansas prison officials say a 24-year-old state inmate has been found dead in his cell at the maximum security Varner SuperMax unit in Grady. More>>

    Man Accused Of Shooting Into Crowd Held On $950K

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    Twenty-two-year-old Tony Wilson is facing 14 counts of aggravated assault, two counts of criminal attempted first degree murder after he was accused of shooting into a crowd back in April. More>>

    Extra Award Offered For Dogfighting Incident Where Dog Died

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    Memphis Police say $1,000 has been offered anonymously in addition to CrimeStoppers tip money in connection to a dogfighting incident that took place Aug. 8. The dog had to be euthanized.
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    Durham, Teamsters Reach 5-Year Busing Agreement

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    Durham School Services and Teamsters Local 984 reached a five-year agreement covering Durham's school bus drivers and monitors for Shelby County Schools, which was ratified by employees on August 16.  More>>

    Report: Cost To Raise Today's Child Tops $245,000

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    A federal report finds that an American child born last year will cost a middle-income family an average of more than $245,000 until he or she becomes an adult.
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    No Welfare Cut For Kids If Parent Tests For Drugs

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    Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of a positive test for illegal drugs.
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    Additional Signatures Submitted For Wage Hike Item

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    A group proposing to gradually raise Arkansas' minimum wage has submitted additional signatures in its effort to put the increase before voters in November.
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    Puppy With No Front Legs Gets Custom 3D-Printed Cart

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    What has two legs and is too cute?
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    Movie Theater Closes After Several People Bit By Bed Bugs

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    A movie theater in Lodi, California is now temporarily closed after several people complained of being bit by bed bugs while enjoying a flick.FOX's Nicole Comstock has more.Two teenagers who are covered in bed bugs bites claim they got them while sitting in movie a theater in Lodi.“When we woke up in the next morning, we looked at each other and saw that we had all these red bumps all over us,” one of the girls said.The girls did not release their names to FOX40 and did not show their faces o... More>>

    Man Trapped Under Car Rescued By Shelby County Fire Fighters

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    Sunday afternoon at 12:30 pm, Shelby County Fire Department dispatchers received a transfer call from the Office of the Shelby County Sheriff. More>>

    Hearing Monday On Jamillah Washington's Drug Treatment Request

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    The woman charged with giving birth to a child who tested positive for illegal drugs, is due in court this morning.
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    IN COURT: Adoptive Parents Face Judge After Child Found Chained

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    Melvin and Kenya Bloomingburg are expected in court today to answer to two counts each of aggravated child abuse. More>>

    Police Warn Of New Drug That Looks And Feels Like Lip Balm

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    Police in metro Atlanta say a potent new drug that looks like lip balm is exploding in popularity.
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    Beale St. Merchants Charge $10 Cover

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    If you go down to Beale Street after 11:59pm Saturday nights, you will have to pay a cover charge. More>>

    Tenn. AG: Parents Can't Give Kids New last names

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    Tennessee's attorney general says married parents can't invent new last names for their children.
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    Dollar General Enters Bidding For Family Dollar

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    There's now a bidding war for Family Dollar, with Dollar General offering about $9.7 billion for the discounter in an effort to trump Dollar Tree's bid.
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    Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson Video included

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    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to Ferguson early Monday, hours after police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets following a week of demonstrations against the fatal police shooting of a... More>>

    After Peaceful Sunday, Angry Protesters Clash With Police In Ferguson Video included

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    As night fell Sunday in Ferguson, another peaceful protest quickly deteriorated after marchers pushed toward one end of a street. Police attempted to push them back by firing tear gas, shouting over a bullhorn that the protest was no longer peaceful. Many of the marchers retreated, but a group of about 100 stood defiantly about two blocks away until getting hit by another volley.
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    Federal Autopsy Ordered In Missouri Teen's Death

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    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban St. Louis. More>>

    Memphis Attorney To Head Legal Association

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis attorney Sam Perkins was recently elected president of the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. More>>

    Father Fatally Shoots Son, Daughter Before Shooting Self Video included

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    A father fatally shot his son and his disabled six-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself Friday afternoon during a domestic disturbance in Southeast Memphis, Police Director Toney Armstrong said. More>>

    Interstate sign spelling mistake

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    Atlanta drivers were thrown off on Wednesday when they spotted a misspelled sign over the Downtown Connector. More>>

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    • Grizzlies To Hold 2014 Training Camp In San Diego

      Grizzlies To Hold 2014 Training Camp In San Diego

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:52:35 GMT
      The Memphis Grizzlies announced Wednesday that they will hold training camp at the RIMAC Arena on the campus of University of California San Diego from Sept. 30 – Oct. 3. 
      The Memphis Grizzlies announced Wednesday that they will hold training camp at the RIMAC Arena on the campus of University of California San Diego from Sept. 30 – Oct. 3. 
    • Former Vanderbilt standout Kedren Johnson commits to University of Memphis

      Former Vanderbilt standout Kedren Johnson commits to University of Memphis

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:03:21 GMT
      Former Vanderbilt standout Kedren Johnson has committed to the University of Memphis.
      Former Vanderbilt standout Kedren Johnson has committed to the University of Memphis.
    • Tigers Hoops Win 93-71 Over McGill In Exhibition

      Tigers Hoops Win 93-71 Over McGill In Exhibition

      Monday, August 18 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-08-19 03:13:47 GMT
      University of Memphis' Shaq Goodwin and Nick King each scored 16 points to lead the Tigers to a 93-71 exhibition-game victory over McGill University Monday night at Love Hall. The game was played with a 24-second shot clock instead of the 30-second clock in the Tigers' previous two exhibition games.
      University of Memphis' Shaq Goodwin and Nick King each scored 16 points to lead the Tigers to a 93-71 exhibition-game victory over McGill University Monday night at Love Hall. The game was played with a 24-second shot clock instead of the 30-second clock in the Tigers' previous two exhibition games.
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