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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
State Farm announces 1,500 jobs coming to Atlanta areaGeorgia's largest home and auto insurer is on a hiring binge and raising wages
State Farm announces 1,500 jobs coming to Atlanta area
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 9 hours ago
Georgia's largest home and auto insurer is on a hiring binge and raising wages as well. Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland broke this news on Twitter Thursday morning that State Farm would add 1,500 more employees to its Atlanta... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Church Proposes New Jobs Program for PanhandlersWhat if, instead of giving panhandlers a dollar or some spare change, we gave t
Church Proposes New Jobs Program for Panhandlers
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 16 hours ago
What if, instead of giving panhandlers a dollar or some spare change, we gave them a day's work? That's what Calvary Episcopal Church is proposing with a new program aimed at getting panhandlers off the streets and into odd jobs picking up litter or... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
MATA Plans Trolley ReturnWhile the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) is building a trolley system "t
MATA Plans Trolley Return
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 20 hours ago
While the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) is building a trolley system "that will never allow anything unsafe to happen again," its leaders say they are working even harder on procuring new buses to replenish its aging fleet. Two weeks ago,... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Mayor opens up about crime in MemphisMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It's a sobering statistic many Memphians and those at City Ha
Mayor opens up about crime in Memphis
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted yesterday
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- It's a sobering statistic many Memphians and those at City Hall find unacceptable, but with no easy solution. Nearly 30 people have been killed in criminal homicides in the first few weeks of 2016 including four people last... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Suit claims body camera maker bribed city officialsA rival manufacturer claims in a lawsuit that Memphis' police body cameras supp
Suit claims body camera maker bribed city officials
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
A rival manufacturer claims in a lawsuit that Memphis' police body cameras supplier bribed officials in six cities — including Memphis — to get lucrative city contracts. Body cameras supplier Digital Ally on Feb. 2 amended a patent infringement... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Former council member continues scoring city contractsFormer City Council member Tom Marshall's firms received another $3 million in
Former council member continues scoring city contracts
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 days ago
Former City Council member Tom Marshall's firms received another $3 million in no-bid city contracts last year, bringing the city's total payout to the two firms up to $17.6 million. Marshall's OT Marshall Architects PC also received two... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Memphis city leaders discussed putting panhandlers to workMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis city leaders said panhandling is a major problem in D
Memphis city leaders discussed putting panhandlers to work
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 3 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis city leaders said panhandling is a major problem in Downtown Memphis and it's driving some tourist away. About 20 community leaders sat down on Monday to address the panhandling problem in Memphis. They met at Calvary... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Strickland downplays Bass Pro Shops parking garage revelationAfter a long hiatus, City Hall Insider — our weekly look at the goings-on of Me
Strickland downplays Bass Pro Shops parking garage revelation
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 6 days ago
After a long hiatus, City Hall Insider — our weekly look at the goings-on of Memphis city government — is back. The feature runs online Fridays. Like most people in Memphis, Mayor Jim Strickland was surprised by the revelation last week that the... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
City leaders' response to latest string of rape casesMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says he is behind his police for
City leaders' response to latest string of rape cases
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 7 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland says he is behind his police force and crime is top on his agenda as the city's new leader. When WREG tried to get him to comment on the latest string of crime, another series of rapes, the Mayor turned... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Haslam says Hall tax repeal not likely this yearTennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that 2016 isn't the year to repeal th
Haslam says Hall tax repeal not likely this year
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday that 2016 isn't the year to repeal the state's controversial Hall tax on interest and stock investment income, which gave Memphis $14.5 million in revenue last year. Haslam released a $34.8 billion budget... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Dangers of waxing: Salon safety is a major concernUpdated: 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 | Posted: 10:59 a.m. Wednesday, Feb
Dangers of waxing: Salon safety is a major concern
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 8 days ago
Updated: 12:25 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 | Posted: 10:59 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 Consumer Investigator Jim Strickland confronts Faroz Aladin in front of Hair Images salon in DeKalb County. Consumer Investigator Jim Strickland meets with Kay... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
Officials address body cameras, 911 hold times in MemphisMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials in Memphis are discussing plans to hire dozens
Officials address body cameras, 911 hold times in Memphis
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 8 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials in Memphis are discussing plans to hire dozens of full- and part-time employees to help equip police with body cameras and reduce hold times for emergency callers. According to The Commercial Appeal... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Trade-offs needed to resolve Overton’s parking woes, planners sayAt a meeting called to discuss parking and traffic problems, parking, appropria
Trade-offs needed to resolve Overton’s parking woes, planners say
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 9 days ago
At a meeting called to discuss parking and traffic problems, parking, appropriately enough, was a challenge. Roads through Overton Park were lined with vehicles Tuesday night as some 250 people filed into the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art for a... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Smith to lead city’s Sexual Assault Kit Task ForceFormer Memphis Communications Director Dewanna Smith will lead the city's Sexua
Smith to lead city’s Sexual Assault Kit Task Force
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 9 days ago
Former Memphis Communications Director Dewanna Smith will lead the city's Sexual Assault Kit Task Force, city Chief Operations Officer Doug McGowen said Tuesday. Smith takes over from McGowen, who gave up the role to become COO under Mayor Jim... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis to hire 30 part-time 911 dispatchersThe city will hire 30 new part-time dispatchers to help address long 911 hold t
Memphis to hire 30 part-time 911 dispatchers
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 9 days ago
The city will hire 30 new part-time dispatchers to help address long 911 hold times, costing $1.3 million through mid-2017, Memphis Chief Operations Officer Doug McGowen said Tuesday. McGowen said Mayor Jim Strickland approved the hires, as well as... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Former city HR director launches consulting firmQuintin Robinson, the city's former Human Resources director, has launched a ne
Former city HR director launches consulting firm
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
Quintin Robinson, the city's former Human Resources director, has launched a new health care consulting firm called Innovative Global Solutions, and said he will pursue business with local governments, including his former employer. Robinson, who... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Markets' turmoil could hurt Memphis budget in 2017Falling oil prices and slowing growth in China last year could translate into a
Markets' turmoil could hurt Memphis budget in 2017
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
Falling oil prices and slowing growth in China last year could translate into a budget crunch for the city in 2017. As oil prices hit their lowest point in 11 years, the market value of the city's pension fund fell 4.5 percent, or $99.2 million, to... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Channel 2 investigates Levaquin dangerous side effectsVictims of the same controversial medicine blamed for a Gwinnett County man's d
Channel 2 investigates Levaquin dangerous side effects
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 10 days ago
Victims of the same controversial medicine blamed for a Gwinnett County man's death are suing the former head of the Food and Drug Administration. Consumer investigator Jim Strickland exposed last year mounting evidence of the drug Levaquin's... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Analysis: Homicide victims in Memphis far more likely to be black menThe first homicide of 2015 happened on Jan. 7, when Todd Jones was shot and kil
Analysis: Homicide victims in Memphis far more likely to be black men
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 11 days ago
The first homicide of 2015 happened on Jan. 7, when Todd Jones was shot and killed in Southeast Memphis. His killing remains unsolved. The final homicide of the year came on Dec. 23, when 14-year-old Antonio Evans allegedly beat 6-year-old Destine... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Some council members raise questions about city’s tax collection transitionShelby County Trustee David Lenoir is slated to take over property tax collecti
Some council members raise questions about city’s tax collection transition
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 12 days ago
Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir is slated to take over property tax collections for Memphis this July in a move that could save the city millions. But after a three-year pilot program, some city officials are getting cold feet over the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Anti-Wharton PAC’s backers included prominent Memphis businessmenA group of well-known Memphis businessmen was behind a political action committ
Anti-Wharton PAC’s backers included prominent Memphis businessmen
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 13 days ago
A group of well-known Memphis businessmen was behind a political action committee that opposed former mayor A C Wharton's reelection last year, according to the PAC's financial disclosure Thursday. Neighborhood Alliance PAC includes several... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Local car buyer says vehicle registration paperwork delayedChannel 2 Action News consumer investigator Jim Strickland was there Thursday w
Local car buyer says vehicle registration paperwork delayed
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 14 days ago
Channel 2 Action News consumer investigator Jim Strickland was there Thursday when state revenue agents showed up to inspect the records at a Lithia Springs car dealership. The investigation came after a tip from a viewer and Strickland's phone call... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Former Memphis mayor Wharton launches consulting firmFormer Memphis Mayor A C Wharton has launched a private business and public pol
Former Memphis mayor Wharton launches consulting firm
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 14 days ago
Former Memphis Mayor A C Wharton has launched a private business and public policy consulting firm called The A C Wharton Group and leased office space Downtown. Wharton, who lost his bid for reelection Oct. 8 to Jim Strickland, will be the lead... Read more
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The Iron Mountain Daily News
Memphis, FedEx team up to donate water to FlintMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis' water utility company, FedEx and city government
Memphis, FedEx team up to donate water to Flint
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis' water utility company, FedEx and city government are donating 12,000 bottles of water to residents of Flint, Michigan, where drinking water has been contaminated by lead. City officials said Tuesday that the water,... Read more
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The Alpena News
Memphis, FedEx team up to donate water to FlintMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis' water utility company, FedEx and city government
Memphis, FedEx team up to donate water to Flint
The Alpena News / Posted 16 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis' water utility company, FedEx and city government are donating 12,000 bottles of water to residents of Flint, Michigan, where drinking water has been contaminated by lead. City officials said Tuesday that the water,... Read more
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The Daily Mining Gazette
Memphis, FedEx team up to donate water to FlintMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis' water utility company, FedEx and city government
Memphis, FedEx team up to donate water to Flint
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 16 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis' water utility company, FedEx and city government are donating 12,000 bottles of water to residents of Flint, Michigan, where drinking water has been contaminated by lead. City officials said Tuesday that the water,... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
New Safety Zone targets 2 gangs in BinghamtonJust behind the row of local law-enforcement luminaries gathered in Binghamton'
New Safety Zone targets 2 gangs in Binghamton
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 16 days ago
Just behind the row of local law-enforcement luminaries gathered in Binghamton's Howze Park Tuesday afternoon, a single word was spray-painted in white on the empty playground set. "Crip." More gang graffiti was spray-painted elsewhere in the park,... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Tales of school closings, FedEx approval and a new leader at BodineWe enter this installment of Outside the Loop reviewing the school closings fro
Tales of school closings, FedEx approval and a new leader at Bodine
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 16 days ago
We enter this installment of Outside the Loop reviewing the school closings from last week’s Winter Storm Warning that was less than predicted locally, then some short trips dealing with everything from the FedEx PILOT approval in Collierville to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis donating pure aquifer water to stricken FlintA forklift made trip after trip to load a FedEx truck parked outside Memphis Li
Memphis donating pure aquifer water to stricken Flint
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 16 days ago
A forklift made trip after trip to load a FedEx truck parked outside Memphis Light, Gas & Water Division’s administration building Tuesday as the city with famously good water prepared a delivery for the city with notoriously foul water. Within... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
Memphis police body camera rollout suspended indefinitelyMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis officials have come under scrutiny after the susp
Memphis police body camera rollout suspended indefinitely
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 16 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis officials have come under scrutiny after the suspension of the rollout of about 2,000 body cameras that police say were expected to be in use by October. News outlets report Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced the... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Memphis police body camera rollout suspended indefinitelyFILE- In this Jan. 15, 2014 file photo a Los Angeles Police officer wears an on
Memphis police body camera rollout suspended indefinitely
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 16 days ago
FILE- In this Jan. 15, 2014 file photo a Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body camera during a demonstration in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department’s effort to equip officers with body cameras has run up against an unlikely obstacle,... Read more
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WRCB Chattanooga
Memphis police body camera rollout suspended indefinitelyMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis officials have come under scrutiny after the susp
Memphis police body camera rollout suspended indefinitely
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted 16 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Memphis officials have come under scrutiny after the suspension of the rollout of about 2,000 body cameras that police say were expected to be in use by October. News outlets report Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Mayor Strickland discusses Memphis’ “significant” financial challenges with state officialsNASHVILLE — Jim Strickland made his first rounds of the State Capitol as Memphi
Mayor Strickland discusses Memphis’ “significant” financial challenges with state officials
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
NASHVILLE — Jim Strickland made his first rounds of the State Capitol as Memphis mayor on Monday, meeting with top legislative officials and the state treasurer and others about the city's finances and other priorities. Strickland made a couple of... Read more
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Business Wire
National School Choice Week Begins Today: 32 Governors and 240 Mayors and County Leaders Recognize “School Choice Week” With Official ProclamationsThe governors of 32 US states, along with more than 240 mayors and county leade
National School Choice Week Begins Today: 32 Governors and 240 Mayors and County Leaders Recognize “School Choice Week” With Official Proclamations
Business Wire / Posted 17 days ago
The governors of 32 US states, along with more than 240 mayors and county leaders, have issued official proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week” in their states and localities. These elected leaders have called on... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
What went wrong with body cameras for Memphis police?Fifteen days before the Oct. 8 mayoral election, then-Memphis Mayor A C Wharton
What went wrong with body cameras for Memphis police?
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 18 days ago
Fifteen days before the Oct. 8 mayoral election, then-Memphis Mayor A C Wharton called a press conference to show off 500 of the city's new police body cameras, the first installment in an order of 2,000. By then, Wharton knew from the polls that he... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Zoo cites tree-planting, greensward vandalism in suitIn a lawsuit against the city and the group managing Overton Park, Memphis Zoo
Zoo cites tree-planting, greensward vandalism in suit
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 20 days ago
In a lawsuit against the city and the group managing Overton Park, Memphis Zoo officials cite the "illegal" planting of trees and the defacement of the park greensward with an obscene message as among the reasons they need unambiguous control of the... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Weather and disaster coverageAirlines cancel thousands of flights as big storm advancesAirlines cancel thous
Weather and disaster coverage
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 20 days ago
Airlines cancel thousands of flights as big storm advancesAirlines cancel thousands of flights as big storm advances Airlines are canceling 2,800 flights Friday to, from or within the U.S., as a blizzard swings up the East Coast, according to flight... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis Zoo files suit to reaffirm greensward control January 19, 2016 - Robert Nicholson leads his four dogs through Overton Park
Memphis Zoo files suit to reaffirm greensward control
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 21 days ago
January 19, 2016 - Robert Nicholson leads his four dogs through Overton Park on a blustery cold Tuesday. Mayor Jim Strickland called for both sides in the Overton Park parking dispute to agree to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis Zoo files suit to reaffirm greensward controlThe Memphis Zoo filed suit Thursday asking a judge to reaffirm its control over
Memphis Zoo files suit to reaffirm greensward control
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 21 days ago
The Memphis Zoo filed suit Thursday asking a judge to reaffirm its control over a portion of the Overton Park greensward that has been used for overflow parking during peak attendance periods. The suit was announced by zoo president Chuck Brady in a... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
Memphis mayor selects interim police chiefMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Mayor Jim Strickland has selected an interim chief for th
Memphis mayor selects interim police chief
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 21 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Mayor Jim Strickland has selected an interim chief for the Memphis Police Department. Strickland said Thursday that Michael Rallings will take the position of interim police director on Feb. 1. Rallings takes over for Toney... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Strickland announces Rallings as interim Memphis police directorMemphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced this morning that Michael Rallings will
Strickland announces Rallings as interim Memphis police director
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 21 days ago
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced this morning that Michael Rallings will serve as the interim director for Memphis Police Services beginning Feb. 1, replacing Toney Armstrong. Armstrong announced on Jan. 7 that he would retire effective Jan.... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Land WarThe cold war between Memphis Zoo officials and Overton Park advocates sparked l
Land War
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 21 days ago
The cold war between Memphis Zoo officials and Overton Park advocates sparked last week, igniting a blaze that roared all over social media and culminated in a Saturday protest even as Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland called for calm. The Zoo uses the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Weirich says police will still get body cams, despite latest delayShelby County Dist. Atty. Amy Weirich promised Wednesday that Memphis police of
Weirich says police will still get body cams, despite latest delay
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
Shelby County Dist. Atty. Amy Weirich promised Wednesday that Memphis police officers will be equipped with body cameras, but she couldn't say when. "I can't put a time frame on it," Weirich said in a podcast interview with The Commercial Appeal.... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
DA Amy Weirich: No timetable for body cam rollout, but they are comingAfter months of discussion and several delays, Mayor Jim Strickland announced l
DA Amy Weirich: No timetable for body cam rollout, but they are coming
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
After months of discussion and several delays, Mayor Jim Strickland announced last week that the rollout of body cameras for the Memphis Police Department had been put on hold indefinitely. Roughly 2000 body cameras, along with camera systems for... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Strickland calls for mediation as City Council weighs in on park conflictMayor Jim Strickland called for both sides in the Overton Park parking dispute
Strickland calls for mediation as City Council weighs in on park conflict
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 23 days ago
Mayor Jim Strickland called for both sides in the Overton Park parking dispute to agree to mediation after a meeting with zoo and park officials Tuesday. The statement from the mayor's office came shortly after Memphis City Council member Reid... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis zoo board OKs lawsuit over greenswardThe Memphis Zoo's board of directors has voted "overwhelmingly" to authorize ma
Memphis zoo board OKs lawsuit over greensward
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 24 days ago
The Memphis Zoo's board of directors has voted "overwhelmingly" to authorize management to file a lawsuit over the zoo's controversial use of Overton Park for overflow parking. The 20-member board voted through email Friday, and while the exact... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis marks Martin Luther King holiday with services, paradeMemphis celebrated the legacy of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday's hol
Memphis marks Martin Luther King holiday with services, parade
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 24 days ago
Memphis celebrated the legacy of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday's holiday by holding commemorative services, volunteering and packing into the National Civil Rights Museum. Several hundred people braved temperatures barely above 20 degrees... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Sweat proud to be first female Memphis Fire Department director, but is sure she won’t be the lastWhen Gina Sweat joined the Memphis Fire Department in 1992, she was the fourth
Sweat proud to be first female Memphis Fire Department director, but is sure she won’t be the last
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 25 days ago
When Gina Sweat joined the Memphis Fire Department in 1992, she was the fourth woman to do so, with a fifth just behind her. She graduated from the fire academy and passed all the tests required of her. She did so by reaching the same criteria... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Strickland to discuss greensward parking issue with zoo, conservancy leadersPlunging into a dispute that has intensified during the early days of his admin
Strickland to discuss greensward parking issue with zoo, conservancy leaders
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 27 days ago
Plunging into a dispute that has intensified during the early days of his administration, Mayor Jim Strickland and another top city official will meet next week with leaders of the Memphis Zoo and the Overton Park Conservancy to discuss the zoo's use... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Officials to address timing of roll out of body cameras for Memphis policeMemphis officials have scheduled a press conference for Friday afternoon to dis
Officials to address timing of roll out of body cameras for Memphis police
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 27 days ago
Memphis officials have scheduled a press conference for Friday afternoon to discuss the timing of the rollout of body cameras for Memphis police officers. The body cameras, along with camera systems for squad cars, were supposed to be in use last... Read more
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