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Distraught deputy leaves a seedy suicide finale

Sat, 10/03/2009 - 05:00
In his final hours, Shelby County sheriff's deputy Ian Seivwright used his proficiency with technology to choreograph a suicide 2.0.
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65-year-old Swedish drag racer has need for speed

Sat, 10/03/2009 - 05:00
O'Reilly competitor Leif Helander, 65, always admired NHRA drag racing from afar — very afar, as in Sweden.
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8 area choirs hope to sing their way to gospel finals

Sat, 10/03/2009 - 05:00
It's something like "American Idol" for gospel choirs.
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Teens to be charged as adults in killing

Sat, 10/03/2009 - 05:00
Two juveniles accused in a South Memphis homicide have been transferred to criminal court to be prosecuted as adults.
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Man convicted of first-degree murder

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 23:04
Albert Earl Dorsey was sentenced to life without parole for strangling and stabbing to death the sister of his girlfriend.
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Police call off search in woods near two-car crash

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 21:32
Witnesses earlier told police that something, possibly an infant, was ejected from a white van.
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Vasco Smith remembered as civil rights leader, public servant

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 21:06
From musicians to politicians to friends and neighbors, they came to celebrate Smith’s lifetime of civil rights activism, his 21-year role as a crusading public servant and his 56 years as partner to wife and civil rights heroine Maxine Smith.
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Two men bound over to grand jury in Antonio Burks case

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 19:05
Burks, 29, pointed out Darquan Swift as the man who shot him in the lower left abdomen as he tried to run from a robbery on July 20.
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CRIME REPORT: 2 men charged in woman's shooting death

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 14:37
Patrick Holland and Lonnie Johnson, both 23, are charged with first-degree murder in the death of Pamela Hale, 27.
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Hopeful Memphis applicants find few openings at job fair

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 05:00
Oak Court Mall's doors opened at 10a.m. Thursday to a battalion of determined job seekers. Ranging in age from teenagers to adults in their early 60s, they were armed with résumés and high hopes. All of the job seekers were searching for new employment opportunities at WMC-TV's JobLink job fair, held in the mall's Center Court until 3 p.m. — just when the Dow Jones industrial average finished tumbling down 203 points.
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Reward for good Samaritan's deed

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 05:00
Two-and-a-half years ago, Heather Fox was lying in the street at Hollywood and Sam Cooper Boulevard, blood spilling onto the pavement, her life about to end at age 34. Then an 18-year-old stranger, Ashley Sanders, kneeled over and pushed down hard on the bullet wound, stemming the flow of blood. On Thursday night, Fox was at Bellevue Baptist Church to see Sanders, now her friend, graduate with a degree in pharmacy technology, on the path to a new life.
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Police report: Smokes bring hefty charge

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 05:00
Gregory Montgomery, 51, of Memphis faces a burglary charge in connection with the theft of cigarettes from a convenience store.
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Mandated flu shots resisted in Shelby County health facilities

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 05:00
Many protestors believe the vaccine was too hastily tested before it was mass produced and is an unfit treatment.
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Family Support faces removal

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 05:00
Torie Lindsey, a Whitehaven mother of three, gets $125 a month from the state to help buy supplies and an occasional sitter for her 11-year-old daughter Briana, who is disabled with severe cerebral palsy.
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In brief: GI charged with selling grenades

Fri, 10/02/2009 - 05:00
A 29-year-old soldier from Fort Campbell, Ky., has been indicted in federal court in Jackson, Tenn., for illegal possession of an anti-tank rocket and four hand grenades.
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MLGW considers post-2010 rate increases to offset higher costs

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 21:18
MLGW board members are talking about increasing water rates, probably after 2010.
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State says four Memphis charter schools don't conform to law

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 20:17
The four charter schools run by Memphis City Schools board of education do not meet the letter of the law, according to the state Attorney General’s Office.
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Memphis begins installation of red-light cameras

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 19:47
The first cameras will be installed at the most dangerous intersection — Winchester and Riverdale.
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Fort Campbell soldier indicted for selling rocket, grenades to agent

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 17:46
A 29-year-old soldier from Fort Campbell, Ky., has been indicted on charges of illegal possession of an anti-tank rocket and four hand grenades.
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Brothers who shot at police officers plead guilty

Thu, 10/01/2009 - 17:18
Two brothers involved in a wild 2006 shooting barrage that endangered several police officers and damaged four squad cars have pleaded guilty to multiple attempted first-degree murder charges.
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