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Covington Pike Family Dollar Robbed

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Memphis Police are searching for the suspect who robbed a Family Dollar Wednesday morning on Covington Pike. More>>

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Beheading spurs news attacks on Islamic militants

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The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq as President Barack Obama vowed to be relentless in pursuit of the terrorist group... More>>

Harbor Town Homeowners Concerned About Crime Video included

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It's often said, money can't buy happiness, and apparently in recent weeks at Memphis' elegant Harbor Town housing complex money hasn't done much to stop an outside influx of criminal activity either. More>>

Student Says She Was Suspended For Saying 'Bless You' Video included

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Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said she was kicked out of class for saying "bless you" and suspended for for responding to a classmate's sneeze.
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Shorty Chambliss Passes Away After Bout With Cancer

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Short Chambliss, a Mid-South racing legend and the first crew chief for NASCAR's Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.,  passed away Monday after a long bout with cancer. He was 80. More>>

Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the suburban St. Louis community torn by several nights of racial unrest since the fatal shooting... More>>

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>>

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>>

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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>>

Collierville Named "Best Main Street In America" By Parade Magazine Video included

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The “Best Main Street in America Award" goes to Collierville, Tenn., according to Parade Magazine. The town celebrated the honor on Monday.
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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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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>>

Trains Collide In Arkansas, Killing 2 Crewmembers

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Arkansas State Police say two people have died and two are injured after two Union Pacific freight trains collided in northeast Arkansas. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said in a news release that authorities were called to the collision about 3 a.m. Sunday near Hoxie.
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More Charges Planned Against Amish-Kidnap Suspects

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CANTON, N.Y. (AP) - A prosecutor says additional charges are planned against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually assaulting them. More>>

Merle Haggard To Kick Off Concert Series

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Country music star Merle Haggard will perform Wednesday at Mississippi State University. The concert is the first in the university's Lyceum Series and will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Bettersworth Auditorium in Lee Hall on the Starkville campus. More>>

Defiant Perry Defends Veto That Led To Indictment

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noting that even some Democrats have questioned the move by prosecutors. "I stood up for the rule of law in the state of Texas, and if I had to do it again I would make exactly the same decision," Perry, a potential candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, said.
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Liberia: Ebola Fears Rise As Clinic Is Looted

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Liberian officials fear Ebola could soon spread through the capital's largest slum after residents raided a quarantine center for suspected patients and took items including bloody sheets and mattresses. 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>>

32nd Annual Elvis Presley 5K

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Folks proudly showed up for the 32nd annual Elvis Presley 5K Saturday.
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Child Shot And Killed During Police Shootout

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A child is killed during shootout between a man and police Saturday.
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Update: Two Amish Girls Kidnapped In NY

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UPDATE: Prosecutors are now saying the two kidnapped Amish sisters were sexually abused. More>>

Pres. Obama: Americans With Higher Education Earn $28,000 More Per Year

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President Barack Obama talked on the importance of higher education. More>>

3 Deaths Attached to Fedex Drug Shipping Case

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Memphis-based shipping giant, Fedex is accused of knowingly shipping illegal prescription drugs.
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Woman Shot And Killed Sunday Morning In East Memphis

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A woman is dead Sunday morning after being shot in East Memphis. Officers responded to call to Scott Street and Nathan Avenue. More>>

Woman Dies After Shooting

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 Memphis police are searching for who shot and killed a woman late Saturday night.

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Miss. Physicians Want Smoking Ban Put To Voters

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Having failed to persuade lawmakers to ban smoking in public places, the Mississippi State Medical Association now wants lawmakers to put the question to voters. More>>

Plane Crash Survivor Arrested On Drug Charges

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 What began as a plane crash has turned into a drug investigation after Stone County investigators found thousands in cash and numerous bottles of prescription pills in the wreckage.



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Lights Back On After Blackout on Beale Street Friday Night Video included

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A power outage in Downtown Memphis Friday evening forced the closure of historic Beale Street and cut off electricity to surrounding hotels and businesses for over five hours. More>>

A look At The Pope's Visit To S. Korea

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Pope Francis held an outdoor Mass on Saturday for huge crowds in Seoul as part of his five-day trip to South Korea. More>>

Supervalu Becomes Latest To Suffer Data Breach

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NEW YORK (AP) - A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states. 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>>

State Trooper Tries To Keep Peace In Ferguson

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson's commanding presence has captured international public attention.But when it comes to keeping the peace in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer shot an unarmed black teen to death, Johnson knows that his neighbors' opinions matter most. More>>

Woman Allegedly Stole Wine To See Jailed Boyfriend

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A Texas woman allegedly stole a bottle of $3.99 wine to get arrested and see her jailed boyfriend.
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Liberia Opens 2nd Ebola Center In Capital

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MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) - Liberian authorities opened a new center to treat Ebola patients in the capital Saturday after the existing one became overwhelmed with patients, while two more airlines announced they will halt flights to the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone amid the deepening crisis. More>>

Police: Pine Bluff Officer Shoots Man In Her Home

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Arkansas authorities say a Pine Bluff police officer shot a man she knows during an altercation in her home. More>>

Pet Of The Week

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Thorin is our Pet of the Week from the Humane Society of Memphis and Shelby County. More>>

Money Laundering Charge Added To FedEx Drug Case

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Federal prosecutors say several addicts died soon after receiving shipments of illegal prescription drugs via FedEx. The deaths were included in a new indictment filed late Thursday against FedEx that adds money laundering to a list of charges the company is facing over allegations it knowingly shipped illegal prescription drugs from two online pharmacies. More>>

St. Jude Family Inspires Breakaway Bardog 5K

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Kevin Washburn said it felt like some turned their world upside down and shook it like a snow globe.
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ELVIS WEEK: Thousands Attend Candlelight Vigil Video included

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Thousands of Elvis fans make their annual trip up to Graceland Friday evening and paused to mark the 37th anniversary since the King of Rock n Roll sang his last tune. More>>

Texas' Perry indicted for coercion for veto threat

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A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption - making the possible 2016... More>>

Escaped Trusty Back in Custody

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A manhunt is underway in North Mississippi for a jail trusty who escaped this morning in Marshall County.
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Husband Of UPS Pilot Sues Over Deadly Crash

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The husband of a Tennessee pilot killed when a UPS cargo jet crashed in Alabama is suing the company that makes equipment used in the aircraft.
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DeSoto Co. 3rd Graders Ahead In Reading As Deadline Looms Video included

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A new state mandate that requires third graders to read at a basic level or be flunked is in effect in Mississippi. If data out of the Magnolia State tests is right as many as 5,000 third graders could be held back this coming year. More>>

Depression Colony Cashing In On Johnny Cash's Fame

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Money and memorabilia from Johnny Cash's family and friends have helped historians restore a significant part of the Historic Dyess Colony, a government collective built to pull Depression-era families out of poverty. More>>

Golfer's Ex-Wife Arrested For Contempt Of Court

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Sherrie Daly, the ex-wife of professional golfer John Daly, was arrested in Memphis on Thursday on a contempt of court charge. More>>

Arkansas Health Agencies Monitor For Ebola Virus

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Arkansas health agencies are monitoring the state for any possible cases of the deadly Ebola virus, though there's no indication anyone in the state has the disease.
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Truck Catches Fire On I-240 East Of Airways

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An 18-wheeler caught fire on eastbound I-240 east of Airways that snarled traffic and continues to create a slow commute Friday afternoon More>>

Child Struck By Vehicle

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Memphis Fire responded to a child struck by a vehicle in the 800 block of Willoughby. The 9-year-old boy was transported non-critical to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. More>>

2 Indicted Following May Interstate Drug Bust

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Two Massachusetts men were indicted by a Shelby County grand jury on Friday on drug charges after law enforcement stopped them on I-40 in May for carrying cocaine and methamphetamine, Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich said. More>>

Special Judge Appointed In McDaniel Election Challenge

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On Friday the Mississippi Supreme Court appointed a special judge, retired chancery judge Senior Status Judge Hollis McGehee, to preside over the election matter of State Sen. Chris McDaniel vs. U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. More>>

Towing Company Explains City Wrecking Policy Video included

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When a wrecked vehicle needs to be hauled off the road, Autow Emergency Service is one of the tow trucks Memphis Police depend on. More>>

Expert Offers Simple Solutions To Educational Problems Video included

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He's been a champion of education for more than 30 years. Dr. Geoffrey Canada, is the keynote speaker for Agape Memphis' fundraiser called "Hope for Memphis." More>>

Police Need Help Locating Aggravated Assault Suspects

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Police need your help locating several unknown suspects armed with a wrench who they say assaulted a 73-year-old man.
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1 Shot, Another Beaten In Home Invasion

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A terrifying and violent home invasion in Raleigh overnight; one man shot, another beaten.
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1 Killed, 3 Injured Outside Grocery Store Video included

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Police says at approximately 3:29 p.m. officers responded to a shooting call in the 700 block of Pope. More>>

Medical Marijuana Item Certified For Ark. 2016 Ballot

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The Arkansas attorney general's office has approved the wording of an item for the 2016 ballot that would legalize use of medical marijuana. More>>

DeSoto's Annual Delinquent Tax Sale Approaches

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DeSoto County officials are getting ready for their annual delinquent tax sale. Tax Collector Joey Treadway calls it the best deal in town. More>>

MATA Bus Vigil

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A dozen people came out to say good-bye and remember James Gray.
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Police: Teen Shot By Cop Suspect In Recent Robbery Video included

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The unarmed teenager whose fatal shooting by police ignited days of heated protests in suburban St. Louis was suspected of stealing cigars and pushing a clerk at a nearby convenience store earlier that day, police said Friday.
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Southaven's Park Director Convicted Of Assault Video included

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The Southaven Parks Director has been convicted of groping a woman last year.
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Police Reveal Officer's Name In Teen's Death Video included

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Police in Ferguson have revealed the name of the six-year veteran accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager in the St. Louis suburb. More>>

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Memphians joined thousands of others from over 100 cities across the United States in a moment of silence for Michael Brown, the unarmed Ferguson, Mo., teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer four days ago.
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University District neighbors are "supersized" in support with the new proposal for a McDonald's restaurant on Highland and Southern. The last meeting was not a very happy meal and sent McDonald's reps back to the drawing board. More>>

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Elvis fans in town for Elvis Week 2014 and dignitaries, including Priscilla Presley, were on hand Thursday afternoon for the groundbreaking of the 450-room Guest House at Graceland, which will open in 2015. More>>

First Phase of Renovations At The Circle G Ranch

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