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Cancer Survivor Hits 300th Race Mile During Chick-Fil-A 5k

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Several hundred spent Labor Day Monday morning pounding the Downtown Memphis pavement for a good cause during the 12th annual Chick-Fil-A 5k. The race was even more special for one runner,.
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Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

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President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for... More>>

US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

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A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said. More>>

US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

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Americans' eating habits have improved - except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. More>>

Tennessee Minister Walking Across America With Old Glory

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A Tennessee man is hoping to become the first person to walk from sea to shining see with the American Flag. Walter Chick McGill trekked through the Mid-South on Monday. FOX13 News caught up with the pastor in Marion, Ark.
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Homeless Picnic & Cookout Underway

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 A 27 year tradition started by Memphian Pat Carter was held Labor Day Monday at Morris Park in Downtown Memphis. The We Care Feed the Homeless event was started years ago by Carter, who now feeds hundreds. More>>

Jackson Police Find Car Connected To Missing Teen

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UPDATE: Jackson police say they have found a car that authorities believe was used in the possible kidnapping of 17-year-old girl. More>>

Memphis Police Investigate Late Night Shooting

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Memphis Police are investigating a late night shooting in Whitehaven.
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Disney Star Peyton List in Memphis for Delta Fair

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Teen star Peyton List is in Memphis to meet fans and sign autographs.
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Scientists dig into Ebola's deadly genes for clues

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A single funeral caused many. More>>

Back To Back Shootings In Southeast Memphis Leave One Dead, Two Injured

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Back to back shootings in southeast Memphis leave one dead and two injured. More>>

Grizzlies Waive Jamaal Franklin

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The Memphis Grizzlies have waived 2013 second round pick Jamaal Franklin. More>>

Islamist militia now guards US Embassy in Libya

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An Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital now guards the U.S. Embassy and its residential compound, a commander said Sunday, as onlookers toured the abandoned homes of diplomats who fled the... More>>

Man Charged With Aggravated Rape Due in Court Tuesday

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Memphis police arrest a man accused of raping a woman in the U of M area last night. More>>

Dad Creates App To Keep Kids Out Of Hot Car

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A Tennessee father of three has created a smartphone app that reminds parents not to leave their children in a hot car. More>>

State To Help Stock, Manage Amory Pond

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An Amory pond has been added to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife. More>>

Mississippi Child killed

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The Grand jury is expected to get the case of the suspect in a child's death. More>>

Columbus Police-Body Cameras

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The Columbus Police Department has ordered 50 video cameras for officers to begin wearing this fall. More>>

Former Infantryman Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison

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In Clarksville, Tennessee, a former Army infantryman has been sentenced to 17 years For a home invasion. More>>

Assistant Director Charged With Sex With Student

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An East Tennessee Band Director faces more than a dozen counts of statutory rape.school duties. More>>

Business Leaders Help Memphis High School Seniors

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Business leaders in Memphis are using their experience as executives to help high school students get into college. More>>

Memphis Firemen Responding Motel 8 fire

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Memphis Firedepartment is responding to a 2 alarm fire at the Motel 8 in the 3000 block of Lamar at American Way. More>>

Memphis Police Responding To A Shooting Call

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Memphis Police are on the scene at the Lamar Express Coin Op Laundromat, 3088  Lamar between Semmes and Prescott where there has been an apparent shooting. More>>

Bid To End Dry Counties In Arkansas To Hit Ballot

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A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has been approved for inclusion on the November ballot. More>>

People Rally At Ohio Wal-Mart Where Cops Shot Man

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Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police.

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Some Tenn. Schools Pass On Social Studies Books

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A number of Tennessee school systems have decided not to purchase social studies textbooks, and instead rely on the Internet and digital resources.

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Police Dept. In Mississippi To Wear Body Cameras

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The police captain says the cameras will increase the department's ability to assess the validity of complaints with visual evidence.

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CHS Class of '89 Honors Classmates With Organ Donation And Blood Drive Video included

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Central High School's Class of 1989 got together for their 25th reunion Saturday afternoon to honor a friend and classmate. More>>

Elementary School Principal Buys Crack-Cocaine

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An elementary school principal has been suspended after being charged with buying crack cocaine. More>>

Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

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The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday. More>>

Ferguson Slowly Starting To Make Comeback

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The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go. More>>

Rams Cut Sam, 1st Openly Gay Player Drafted

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The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league.
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Health Law Factors Into Governor's, Senate Races

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Democrats Mark Pryor and Mike Ross took different positions on the president's federal health overhaul plan when it came before Congress four years ago. But, running in the two hottest races in Arkansas this fall, both find themselves under attack on the issue and navigating around it as they struggle to prevent a complete Republican takeover of the state's top offices. More>>

Sterling Says Clippers Deal Started With 2 Numbers

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When asked how much money she wanted to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the wife of disgraced team owner Donald Sterling handed a piece of paper to her lawyer with two numbers: $1.5 to $2.What wasn't written was understood - she meant billions, shocking figures for a franchise that until recently was a perpetual loser. More>>

Ebola In Mind, US Colleges Screen Some Students

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College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history.With the virus continuing to kill in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the expected arrival of thousands of students from those countries has U.S. authorities on alert but cautioning against alarm. More>>

Obama To Attend Wedding Of Longtime Personal Chef

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Wedding bells are about to ring for someone President Barack Obama thinks of as family. More>>

Memphis Mother Charged For Drug Death Of Infant

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Prosecutors say the mother of a 4-month-old girl who died of a drug overdose has been indicted.
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Labor Day Savvy Shopping

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For all you savvy shoppers, Labor Day weekend is a good time to hit the stores, especially if you're in the market for certain things.
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MS Prisons Seek New Operators

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The Mississippi department of corrections is seeking proposals from private companies to operate four of the state's private prisons.
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Jury Finds Woman Guilty In Silicone Injection Case

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A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman's death. More>>

Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

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Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of... More>>

Friday Night Blitz Week 1 Tennessee Prep Football Scores

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Week 1 prep football scores across the state of Tennessee. More>>

Friday Night Blitz Week 1 Mississippi Prep Football Scores

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Week 1 prep football scores across the state of Mississippi.
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MATA Shuttles Won't Run For 25th Southern Heritage Classic Video included

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If you're headed to the 25th annual Southern Heritage Classic, featuring Jackson State and Tennessee State at the Liberty Bowl on Sept. 13, you may notice one big thing missing. More>>

Convicted Felon Guilty Of Stealing Disabled Vets' Car

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Walter Shegog, who has 21 prior convictions, has been found guilty of stealing a car from a disabled veteran. More>>

Ex-Offender Gets 25 Years For Child Rape

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He wanted the maximum sentence and that's what he got. A Florida sex offender, already serving time, was given an additional 25 years for raping the same child in Shelby County, Tenn. More>>

Forrest Spence Fund Gives Grieving Family 'Indispensable' Support Video included

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The recent 7th Annual Forrest Spence Fund 5K raised more than $85,000 with more than 1,200 people ran for the cause. The fund pays for non-medical needs for families at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and also helps families who lose a child pay for grief counseling. More>>

Children Who Survived Fatal Crash Reunited With Hero Video included

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Two children who survived a fatal car crash in 2013 were reunited with their hero who came to their aid and saved their lives. More>>

City Watch: Runaway Juvenile Azionna Adams

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A Memphis Police City Watch Alert was issued Friday evening for 16-year-old Azionna Adams, who reportedly ran away from a home in the 900 block of Kenneth Street after an argument.
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Area Hospitals Prep For Influx In Wake Of Crittenden Closure

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Mid-South hospitals are preparing for an influx of patients now that Crittenden Regional Hospital's Emergency Department in West Memphis, Ark., closed two days ago. More>>

Haslam May Submit Medicaid Expansion Plan Video included

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Reactions are mixed to the news Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam plans on presenting a Medicaid expansion proposal this fall. More>>

Gay Man Alleges Church Sexual Abuse Video included

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A gay man said while he was a child he was repeatedly sexual assaulted by a teacher at a Bethel Baptist School in Walls, Miss. More>>

US To Begin Safety Testing Ebola Vaccine Next Week

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Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus. More>>

Labor Day Weekend Is 'No Refusal' Weekend Video included

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The Tennessee Highway Patrol says this weekend will be a "No Refusal" weekend. More>>

Mother Indicted In Child's November 2013 Death

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Catrina Perryman, the mother of a four-month-old girl who died of drug toxicity in November 2013, was indicted by a Shelby County grand jury on reckless homicide charges, District Attorney General Amy Weirich said. More>>

Bid To End Dry Counties In Arkansas To Hit Ballot

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A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has been approved for inclusion on the November ballot. More>>

8 Apply To Become Next Tenn. Attorney General

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Eight candidates have applied with the Tennessee Supreme Court for the next eight-year term as state attorney general. More>>

Debating A Fee To Play On Beale Street Video included

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Are you willing to pay to play on Beale Street? Recent crimes along Memphis' famous strip is causing some to change up the rules. As a way to increase safety, some folks may have to pay a cover charge. More>>

Nunnelee Says He'll Be Back In Miss. For recovery

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Republican U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee said Friday that he's returning to Mississippi to continue recovering from a stroke while he runs for re-election. More>>

Judge Dismisses McDaniel Lawsuit Challenging Cochran Primary Win Video included

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Judge Hollis McGehee has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff. The judge said that state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran, failed to start the election challenge on time. More>>

MPD Searching For Business Burglar

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Help police find the man who broke into a business in the 2100 block of East Person Avenue. More>>

Sedrick Clayton Sentenced For Murder and Firearms

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Sedrick Clayton was sentenced to 15 years for attempted first degree murder, six years for employing a firearm, three years for possession of a firearm and 11 months 29 days for unauthorized use of a vehicle.  More>>

Police Need Your Help Finding A Shooting Suspect

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Homicide investigators need your help finding a shooting suspect.  More>>

Sex Offender Sentenced To 25 More Years For Raping Child

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A Florida sex offender already serving a 15-year prison sentence there has been given an additional 25 years for raping the same child in Tennessee. More>>

Closing Arguments Presented In Buttocks Injection Death Trial

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Closing arguments are being presented Friday in the trial of a woman accused of killing a Georgia woman in 2012 through illicit silicone buttocks injections.  More>>

Judge To Hear Health Advocacy Groups' Lawsuit

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 A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in a lawsuit accusing the state of failing to provide certain services required by the federal health care law. More>>

Tenn. Lawmakers Call For Hearing On New History Course

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The heads of two state legislative committees have asked the State Board of Education to hold a hearing to address alleged concerns about a new advanced placement U.S. history course offered to high school students.
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Automotive Parts Maker Expanding Smyrna Facility

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An automotive parts manufacturer is expanding its distribution facility in Smyrna and is expected to create more than 130 additional jobs in Rutherford County.
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Tunica Facing Budget Shortage As Gaming Revenue Drops

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Tunica County's gaming revenue has dropped more than $500 million in the last seven years, and the county is really starting to feel it.
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Blytheville PD Implementing Body Cameras On Officers

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Body cameras will adorn the chests of officers in Blytheville and must be activated once an officer leaves the cruiser for a police call. More>>

APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive

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Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the... More>>

6 New Faces Sworn In As Shelby County Commissioners Video included

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Six new Shelby County Commissioners joined seven returning commissioners in a swearing in ceremony Thursday afternoon at the Cannon Center in Downtown Memphis. More>>

Lawsuit Threatened Over Beale Street Entry Fee Video included

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Critics characterize Beale Street's new security fees on weekends as racist and unconstitutional. One man is ready to file a lawsuit to be a stop to the $10 fee that's been collected recently. More>>

Judge: Crittenden Regional Hospital To File For Bankruptcy Video included

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The Crittenden County community is already seeing the impacts of closing Crittenden Regional Hospital, including the Emergency Department that closed two days after the hospital closure announcement. More>>

Tongues Wag Over Obama's Audacity To Wear Taupe

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Tongues are wagging over President Barack Obama's audacity to wear taupe. The sight of Obama discussing possible U.S. military action in Syria in a light-colored suit lit up Twitter on Thursday, and the reviews of his unusual fashion choice were less than fashionable.
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Teen Violence: Turning To Moms For Answers Video included

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We've all heard the saying "Mother knows best." Now, a Memphis group is using that phrase to find ways to cut back on youth violence. More>>

Advocates Urge Haslam To Expand Medicaid

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The state chapter of the NAACP and other advocates for health care are urging Gov. Bill Haslam to expand Medicaid in Tennessee. More>>

Students, Parents Protest Rosa Fort High Principal Firing Video included

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Hundreds of students and parents protested Thursday at the Tunica County Schools Superintendent's office over the recent firing of longtime educator and coach, Rosa Fort High School Principal Derrick Dace. More>>

AG Cooper: District 30 Election Added To November Ballot

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Tennessee Attorney General Bob Cooper said an election will placed on the November ballot to replace Democratic State Sen. Jim Kyle's District 30 seat. More>>

Police Make Second Arrest In Huddle House Assault Video included

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Marquavious McMillian, 20, alleged in an assault at the Huddle House in West Point, Miss., in a weekend assault that hospitalized a 32-year-old man, police said.
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Police Search For Victims Possibly Cared For By Marsee

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Southaven Police are looking for parents whose children were being cared for at a home on Eubanks, who may have been victimized by Richard Marsee.
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Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

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President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in... More>>

Hopson Hires 2 Assistant Superintendents

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Published reports say Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson has hired Dr. Angela Whitelaw and Cynthia Alexander-Mitchell as the district's two new assistant superintendents. More>>

SCS: Keystone Elementary Teacher Suspended

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Shelby County Schools issued a statement Thursday saying they have suspended a teacher at Keystone Elementary. More>>

Fred's To Restructure, Close 60 Stores

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After losing a net loss totaling $16.4 million and $10.3 million over the first six months, Fred's said it will close 60 stores and other moves that will impact the remainder of fiscal 2014 and hope to have positive financial returns in 2015. More>>

After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

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Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six... More>>

Appeals Court Rules Against FedEx Driver Classification

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A federal appeals court has ruled Memphis-based Federal Express improperly classified about 2,300 drivers as independent contractors. More>>

Tigers Basketball Releases 2014-15 Conference Schedule

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Last Thursday, Tigers fans filled in half of the University of Memphis men's basketball schedule with the release of the non-conference contests. This Thursday, Tiger Nation can finish the Tigers' 2014-15 slate with the announcement of their American Athletic Conference games. More>>

14 Miss. School Districts Sue Over Underfunding

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Fourteen Mississippi school districts have filed suit against the state, seeking repayment of amounts they say they were illegally shorted by the state's public school funding formula over the last six years. More>>

New Grocery Store Coming To Lakeland

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A new grocery store may be on its way to Tennessee.  More>>

Judge Mulls Request To Toss Out Election Challenge

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A Mississippi judge says he will carefully consider whether to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks to overturn a Republican primary victory by Sen. Thad Cochran. More>>

New Airline Coming To Tupelo

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SeaPort Airlines will provide new air passenger service in Tupelo.   More>>

Pryor Defends Campaign Ad Invoking Ebola Outbreak

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Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is defending his campaign TV ad that invokes the Ebola outbreak to criticize his Republican rival over medical disaster funding, saying he doesn't view it as a scare tactic.
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Car Crashes Into East Memphis Store

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A car crashed into the front of a store about 10:00 this morning.  More>>

UN: Ebola Cases Could Eventually Reach 20,000

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The Ebola outbreak in West Africa eventually could exceed 20,000 cases, more than six times as many as doctors know about now, the World Health Organization said Thursday. More>>

Man Shot In The Face In Critical Condition

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A man who was shot in the face is in critical condition at Regional One.
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Court: FedEx Ground Drivers Are Employees, Company Could Owe Millions

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.
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McDaniel Demands Election Records From Counties

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Attorneys for Chris McDaniel have issued subpoenas demanding election records from more than half of Mississippi's counties for a lawsuit that seeks to overturn his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran. More>>

Point of Impact Aims To Ease Burden On The Border

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As children continue to head north from the Mexican border in the the United States, Point of Impact of Memphis is headed south again, to Honduras, on a mission to bring food, clothes, and hope. Point of Impact has made dozens of trips, often at their own risk, to Central America. More>>

3 Rape Survivors File New Lawsuit

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Three Memphis rape survivors have dropped their federal lawsuit in favor of a state class action lawsuit. More>>

Bad Field Moves Whitehaven-Fairley Game

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Two of FOX13 Sports' contenders for Game of the Week have been knocked out of contention due to the conditions at JP Freeman Field. More>>

Rockets Sign Forward Tarik Black

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The Houston Rockets have signed forward Tarik Black, who played on their summer league teams in Orlando and Las Vegas. More>>

Crittenden Regional Hospital Permanently Closes ER Video included

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Officials with Crittenden Regional Hospital announced the hospital's Emergency Department would close its doors permanently at 7 p.m. Wednesday, less than two weeks before the rest of the hospital is scheduled to shut down. More>>

How Far Will Teachers Go In Fight For Step Raises Video included

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Memphis Education Association President Keith Williams is making it clear, teachers are serious about their salaries.  More>>

Southaven Day Care Owner Charged With Fondling Minor Video included

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Day care owner Richard Marsee, 45, of Southaven, has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a child. Southaven Police are also investigating whether he has been running a day care out of his home. More>>

Redbirds Unveil 2015 Schedule, Cardinals Exhibition April 3

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The Memphis Redbirds released their 2015 Pacific Coast League schedule dates today and will host 72 regular season games at AutoZone Park in addition to a St. Louis Cardinals exhibition game. More>>

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  • Cancer Survivor Hits 300th Race Mile During Chick-Fil-A 5k

    Cancer Survivor Hits 300th Race Mile During Chick-Fil-A 5k

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:10:47 GMT
    Several hundred spent Labor Day Monday morning pounding the Downtown Memphis pavement for a good cause during the 12th annual Chick-Fil-A 5k. The race was even more special for one runner,.
    Several hundred spent Labor Day Monday morning pounding the Downtown Memphis pavement for a good cause during the 12th annual Chick-Fil-A 5k. The race was even more special for one runner,.
  • Tennessee Minister Walking Across America With Old Glory

    Tennessee Minister Walking Across America With Old Glory

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:39:47 GMT
    A Tennessee man is hoping to become the first person to walk from sea to shining see with the American Flag. Walter Chick McGill trekked through the Mid-South on Monday. FOX13 News caught up with the pastor in Marion, Ark.
    A Tennessee man is hoping to become the first person to walk from sea to shining see with the American Flag. Walter Chick McGill trekked through the Mid-South on Monday. FOX13 News caught up with the pastor in Marion, Ark.
  • Homeless Picnic & Cookout Underway

    Homeless Picnic & Cookout Underway

    Monday, September 1 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-09-01 20:33:57 GMT
     A 27 year tradition started by Memphian Pat Carter was held Labor Day Monday at Morris Park in Downtown Memphis. The We Care Feed the Homeless event was started years ago by Carter, who now feeds hundreds.
     A 27 year tradition started by Memphian Pat Carter was held Labor Day Monday at Morris Park in Downtown Memphis. The We Care Feed the Homeless event was started years ago by Carter, who now feeds hundreds.
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