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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Retired police colonel testifies about photo spreads in 1997 disappearanceRicci Ellsworth was last seen alive Feb. 8, 1997. During testimony Saturday in
Retired police colonel testifies about photo spreads in 1997 disappearance
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 5 hours ago
Ricci Ellsworth was last seen alive Feb. 8, 1997. During testimony Saturday in the retrial of Michael Rimmer, retired Memphis police Col. Robert Shemwell said that according to another officer, Stumpy Roleson, Darnell indicated a man other... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Motorcyclist flies off bike, hits carA motorcyclist died in an accident involving another vehicle, according to the
Motorcyclist flies off bike, hits car
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 hours ago
A motorcyclist died in an accident involving another vehicle, according to the Memphis Police Department. Officers responded to a crash call at 1:51 p.m. Saturday in the 4700 block of Royal Ridge Drive involving a car and a motorcycle, MPD spokesman... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Pedestrian dies in hit-run on Interstate 40A woman has died after she was struck by a car on Interstate 40, according to t
Pedestrian dies in hit-run on Interstate 40
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 11 hours ago
A woman has died after she was struck by a car on Interstate 40, according to the Memphis Police Department. Officers responded to a crash call at 11:21 Friday night on westbound I-40, west of Germantown Road. The victim was a 35-year-old female... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Memphis Zoo vandalized againaway from vehicles. A police report has been filed. Last week, a large zoo bi
Memphis Zoo vandalized again
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 15 hours ago
away from vehicles. A police report has been filed. Last week, a large zoo billboard at East Parkway and Sam Cooper was vandalized. Zoo officials are asking anyone with information on either incident contact the Memphis Polic... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
MPD takes steps to prevent crime in Tom Lee Park this springcrowds were on edge. Last April, a shooting happened in Tom Lee Park just week
MPD takes steps to prevent crime in Tom Lee Park this spring
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted yesterday
crowds were on edge. Last April, a shooting happened in Tom Lee Park just weeks before Memphis in May. WREG checked with Memphis Police to see what it has been doing this year to keep the park safe. "We've kind of pumped it up a little bit this... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Shannon Street documentary shows how tragedy changed Memphis PoliceMEMPHIS, Tenn. — It was a tragedy that changed the face of Memphis Police proce
Shannon Street documentary shows how tragedy changed Memphis Police
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted yesterday
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — It was a tragedy that changed the face of Memphis Police procedures. Thirty-three years ago a deadly police stand-off etched a place in Memphis history books. The Shannon Street massacre is still talked about today, and now a... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Robbery suspect run over by Brinks truck in RaleighMemphis Police were responding Friday afternoon to what a spokeswoman described
Robbery suspect run over by Brinks truck in Raleigh
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
Memphis Police were responding Friday afternoon to what a spokeswoman described as an attempted robbery at Regions Bank at Austin Peay and Yale. According to spokeswoman Sgt. Karen Rudolph, an employee of Brinks was attempting to exchange money from... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Retired technician testifies blood found in Rimmer’s carOffice in Indiana, was called to process a maroon Honda Accord. He waited on a
Retired technician testifies blood found in Rimmer’s car
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
Office in Indiana, was called to process a maroon Honda Accord. He waited on a warrant and learned that personnel from the Memphis Police Department were going to observe him inspect the vehicle. Part of the backseat was stained brown. "It came... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Murder charges dismissed against transgender woman, grand jury still set to hear caseHer death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner's office. Police said H
Murder charges dismissed against transgender woman, grand jury still set to hear case
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
Her death was ruled a homicide by the medical examiner's office. Police said Harris was four to five weeks' pregnant when she was killed. Yolanda Jones is a police reporter at The Commercial Appeal. She focuses on the Memphis Police Dep... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Man shot by Memphis police in January died from bullet to head, autopsy revealsJonathan Bratcher was shot and killed by two Memphis police officers on Wednesd
Man shot by Memphis police in January died from bullet to head, autopsy reveals
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
Jonathan Bratcher was shot and killed by two Memphis police officers on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. (Photo provided by Jerian Lawson) January 28, 2016 - TBI agents look in and around an abandoned vehicle on Mississippi between Kerr and South... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
MPD officer involved in crash in RaleighMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are investigating an early morning crash involving a Me
MPD officer involved in crash in Raleigh
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted yesterday
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are investigating an early morning crash involving a Memphis police officer. The crash happened around 4:15 a.m. Friday at Ramill Rd. and Yale Rd. Initial reports from the scene say the officer wasn’t injured but an... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Memphis police are searching for person accused of shooting two womenMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Police are still looking for the person accused of sh
Memphis police are searching for person accused of shooting two women
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 2 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Memphis Police are still looking for the person accused of shooting two women at a Whitehaven apartment complex. First responders were called out to Summit Park Apartments after reports that two women were shot. People who live in... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis police ad campaign seeks ‘best in blue’ to fill ranksremotely be at roll call of multiple precincts at the same time. (Nikki Boertma
Memphis police ad campaign seeks ‘best in blue’ to fill ranks
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 days ago
remotely be at roll call of multiple precincts at the same time. (Nikki Boertman/The Commercial Appeal) Beginning in June, Memphis police will launch a 26-week advertising campaign to encourage people to "Join the best in blue." The city hired... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Shots reportedly fired at Westwood Community CenterMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police were called to the Westwood Community Center af
Shots reportedly fired at Westwood Community Center
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 2 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police were called to the Westwood Community Center after shots were reportedly fired. Initial reports indicate a car was hit during the incident in the 800 block of Western Block Drive, busting the windows. Authorities are... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
MPD looking for man allegedly caught peeping into woman’s window on TutwilerMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are on the hunt for the suspect who was caught
MPD looking for man allegedly caught peeping into woman’s window on Tutwiler
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 2 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are on the hunt for the suspect who was caught peeping into a woman’s window while exposing himself. The incident reportedly happened on Monday, April 25 in the 3000 block of Tutwiler. When officers arrived at the... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
People in South Memphis say the thought of 15-old killing a teen is tough to comprehendtreatment. Some people told us they’re used to hearing about teens shooting th
People in South Memphis say the thought of 15-old killing a teen is tough to comprehend
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 2 days ago
treatment. Some people told us they’re used to hearing about teens shooting there. “They shoot every other day,” Harvey said. Memphis Police said the decision regarding if the teen will be charged as an adult or teen is determined by the c... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Video of geese being run over raise other safety concerns in Cordovasaid he’s not sure whether the person ran the geese over on purpose or whether
Video of geese being run over raise other safety concerns in Cordova
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 2 days ago
said he’s not sure whether the person ran the geese over on purpose or whether they were just distracted. Memphis Police said if the person did hit the geese on purpose they could be charged with a crime. Neighbors told WREG’s... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Body found on Holmes Road identified as Southaven manMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police have confirmed the identity of the man found de
Body found on Holmes Road identified as Southaven man
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 2 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police have confirmed the identity of the man found dead near Crossfield and Holmes Road. Authorities told WREG he is Calvin Holloway of Southaven. His death is being investigated as a homicide, but the exact cause of death... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Oxford shoplifter arrested in Memphisthe stolen items in the Memphis area. After securing an arrest warrant, the Sh
Oxford shoplifter arrested in Memphis
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 2 days ago
the stolen items in the Memphis area. After securing an arrest warrant, the Shelby County Fugitive Division and the Memphis Police Department was arrested at a Memphis residence. He is being held at the Shelby County Jail until he can be... Read more
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Boston Herald
FBI agent changing his pleathe 2013 trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Kelly pressed Fitzpatrick about t
FBI agent changing his plea
Boston Herald / Posted 2 days ago
the 2013 trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Kelly pressed Fitzpatrick about that claim. “Isn’t it true that three Memphis police officers found the rifle that was used to kill Martin Luther King, not Bob Fitzpatrick?” Kelly asked. “I... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
MPD officer hurt in three car crash in WhitehavenMEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis Police Officer and a civilian have been injured in a
MPD officer hurt in three car crash in Whitehaven
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 2 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis Police Officer and a civilian have been injured in a three car crash. Emergency crews have been called to Brownlee and Auburn in Whitehaven. The MPD car hit the side of a civilian vehicle. Both people are said to be in... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Man charged in fatal pedestrian hit-runMemphis police have arrested a man they say killed a pedestrian in a hit-and-ru
Man charged in fatal pedestrian hit-run
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 2 days ago
Memphis police have arrested a man they say killed a pedestrian in a hit-and-run accident earlier this month. Floyd Arnold, 23, has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death, driving on a suspended license and no car... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
15-old boy charged with first-degree murder in Foote Homes shootingA 15-year-old boy has been charged in the death of a teenage girl, according to
15-old boy charged with first-degree murder in Foote Homes shooting
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
A 15-year-old boy has been charged in the death of a teenage girl, according to the Memphis Police Department. "The suspect responsible for the murder of the 15-year-old victim has been identified as Yamar Calvin," said MPD spokeswoman Karen... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Police investigating after multiple gunshots ring out in North MemphisMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police put crime scene tape up after shots were fired
Police investigating after multiple gunshots ring out in North Memphis
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 3 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police put crime scene tape up after shots were fired Wednesday night in North Memphis. According to initial reports, a woman called police saying several men shot her husband in the 800 block of Bingham. A police... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
MPD launch death investigation after man’s body discoveredMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police have launched a death investigation after a man
MPD launch death investigation after man’s body discovered
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 3 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police have launched a death investigation after a man was found dead Wednesday. According to authorities, they received a call from the intersection of Crossfield and Holmes around 2 p.m. stating a body was found. When... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City budget panel approves funds for radio, bus replacementThe Memphis Police Department has budgeted as much as $85 million for new radio
City budget panel approves funds for radio, bus replacement
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
The Memphis Police Department has budgeted as much as $85 million for new radios, with about 39 percent of that cost being paid by Shelby County, money some City Council members want to be sure the county pays. As city budget hearings continued... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Ex-FBI agent accused of lying in Bulger case to plead guiltythe 2013 trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Kelly pressed Fitzpatrick about t
Ex-FBI agent accused of lying in Bulger case to plead guilty
WWLP Springfield / Posted 3 days ago
the 2013 trial, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Kelly pressed Fitzpatrick about that claim. “Isn’t it true that three Memphis police officers found the rifle that was used to kill Martin Luther King, not Bob Fitzpatrick?” Kelly asked. “I... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
City Watch issued for juvenile reportedly armed with a knifeMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are asking for the public’s help locating an en
City Watch issued for juvenile reportedly armed with a knife
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 3 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are asking for the public’s help locating an endangered juvenile, reportedly armed with a knife. On Wednesday, authorities issued a City Watch for Delecia “Lili” Smith. She was last seen at her home in the 1200 block... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Former Memphis officer indicted on rape chargesMEMPHIS, Tenn. — A former Memphis police officer has been indicted on rape and
Former Memphis officer indicted on rape charges
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 3 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A former Memphis police officer has been indicted on rape and several other charges. Michael Smith, 39, has been indicted on charges of rape by coercion or force, rape of a physically incapacitated victim and rape of a victim unable... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Police find man shot to death in WhitehavenMemphis police are on the scene at Neely and Levi where a man's body was found
Police find man shot to death in Whitehaven
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
Memphis police are on the scene at Neely and Levi where a man's body was found Wednesday morning. The man was shot to death. (Yolanda Jones/The Commercial Appeal) Memphis police are investigating after a man was found shot to death Wednesday in... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Former MPD officer charged with sexually assaulting womanA former Memphis police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman while on
Former MPD officer charged with sexually assaulting woman
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
A former Memphis police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman while on duty has been arrested and indicted on the charges. Michael Smith, 39, was booked in the Shelby County Jail around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday on charges of rape, official... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Man accused of posing as deputy and raping woman is registered sex offender-- WREG is learning more about a man accused of a heinous crime in Whitehaven.
Man accused of posing as deputy and raping woman is registered sex offender
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 4 days ago
-- WREG is learning more about a man accused of a heinous crime in Whitehaven. Stanley Jefferson was arrested Monday after Memphis Police said he admitted to posing as a Shelby County Sheriff's deputy in order to break into a woman's house.... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Police: Relative of boy hit by car accused of retaliating against suspect’s familyat the home. Police found a handgun on Richards, and he was arrested. He posted
Police: Relative of boy hit by car accused of retaliating against suspect’s family
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
at the home. Police found a handgun on Richards, and he was arrested. He posted a $1,500 bond and was released. He is due in court May 23. Yolanda Jones is a police reporter at The Commercial Appeal. She focuses on the Memphis Police Dep... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Autopsy released for man shot and killed by Memphis PoliceMEMPHIS, Tenn. — The medical examiner has complete the autopsy of Alexio Allen,
Autopsy released for man shot and killed by Memphis Police
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 4 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The medical examiner has complete the autopsy of Alexio Allen, 30, who was shot and killed by Memphis Police in March. Police responded to the Raleigh home after a woman reported her son had a shotgun. When officers arrived, police... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Man, woman charged with attempted murder in road rage incidentendangerment and possession of a gun during a dangerous felony. Wooten’s bond
Man, woman charged with attempted murder in road rage incident
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 4 days ago
endangerment and possession of a gun during a dangerous felony. Wooten’s bond has been set at $250,000. Macklin’s bond is set at $100,000. Yolanda Jones is a police reporter at The Commercial Appeal. She focuses on the Memphis Police Depa... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
ATM theft attempted in gas station smash and grabMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are investigating a brazen attempted ATM theft
ATM theft attempted in gas station smash and grab
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 4 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are investigating a brazen attempted ATM theft at the Circle-K at Germantown Parkway and Cordova Road. Police say someone broke the front window and tried to take off with the free-standing ATM. The machine ended up... Read more
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Officer.com
Sex offender posed as deputy to rob, rape womanApril 26--Memphis police have arrested a convicted child rapist who allegedly r
Sex offender posed as deputy to rob, rape woman
Officer.com / Posted 4 days ago
April 26--Memphis police have arrested a convicted child rapist who allegedly raped a woman last fall after first claiming to be a sheriff's deputy, then forcing his way inside her home, officials said Monday. Although the incident happened last... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Police: Sex offender posed as deputy to rob, rape womanMemphis police have arrested a convicted child rapist who allegedly raped a wom
Police: Sex offender posed as deputy to rob, rape woman
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 5 days ago
Memphis police have arrested a convicted child rapist who allegedly raped a woman last fall after first claiming to be a sheriff's deputy, then forcing his way inside her home, officials said Monday. Although the incident happened last Sept. 7,... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby County Commission delays decision to pay for DA’s portion of body camera programback to committee that would give the district attorney general's office more m
Shelby County Commission delays decision to pay for DA’s portion of body camera program
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 5 days ago
back to committee that would give the district attorney general's office more money to pay for its portion of the Memphis Police Department's police body cameras program. The commission expressed their support for police body cameras, but... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
County Commission sends body camera measure back to committeetowards body cameras back to a committee. According to WREG’s Caitlin Alexande
County Commission sends body camera measure back to committee
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 5 days ago
towards body cameras back to a committee. According to WREG’s Caitlin Alexander, the money would be used to process the Memphis Police Department body cameras. The commission said they don’t oppose the use of body cameras, but said they have a... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Autopsy: Memphis police officer hit man four times in fatal shootingAlexio Allen was shot and killed by Memphis police on March 23, 2016. An autop
Autopsy: Memphis police officer hit man four times in fatal shooting
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 5 days ago
Alexio Allen was shot and killed by Memphis police on March 23, 2016. An autopsy report reveals that a Memphis police officer shot Alexio Allen four times in the encounter on March 23 that led to the 30-year-old man's death. The incident happened a... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Girl, 15, fatally shot Sunday, second teen killed this weekendFrayser Elementary School in the 1600 block of Dellwood Avenue. No arrests have
Girl, 15, fatally shot Sunday, second teen killed this weekend
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 5 days ago
Frayser Elementary School in the 1600 block of Dellwood Avenue. No arrests have been made in this shooting, as police continue to investigate. Yolanda Jones is a police reporter at The Commercial Appeal. She focuses on the Memphis Police Departm... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Death of infant ruled a homicide, father chargedsuffered a skull fracture and internal injuries that appear to be consistent wi
Death of infant ruled a homicide, father charged
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 7 days ago
suffered a skull fracture and internal injuries that appear to be consistent with non-accidental injuries according to the Memphis Police Department. The child’s father, 19-year-old James Robinson, has been charged with aggravated child abuse,... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Even without new Miss. “guns in churches” law, security taking on added importanceSunday services carrying a .40-caliber Beretta in his pants pocket and a .300 B
Even without new Miss. “guns in churches” law, security taking on added importance
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 7 days ago
Sunday services carrying a .40-caliber Beretta in his pants pocket and a .300 Blackout assault rifle in his backpack. Memphis police said the man, identified as Marcus Donald, told them he had to be vigilant against threats in society. He was... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Police searching for two home invasion suspectsMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are searching for two suspects who critically i
Police searching for two home invasion suspects
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 7 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police are searching for two suspects who critically injured a homeowner during a home invasion early Saturday morning. According to authorities, the female victim was outside in the 2700 block of Summit Arbor Circle when... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Dispatch transmissions released in Darrius Stewart caseMEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities have released audio files recorded the night Memph
Dispatch transmissions released in Darrius Stewart case
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 7 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Authorities have released audio files recorded the night Memphis Police Officer Connor Schilling shot and killed Darrius Stewart. Officer Schilling can be heard talking with dispatch in the first two real-time recordings. The other... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
3 local drivers arrested in 1 week under “Ricky Otts Law”to go through what my family went through with knowing someone wrongfully took
3 local drivers arrested in 1 week under “Ricky Otts Law”
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 7 days ago
to go through what my family went through with knowing someone wrongfully took a life or hurt somebody bad and gets to just walk away from it." Yolanda Jones is a police reporter at The Commercial Appeal. She focuses on the Memphis Police Departme... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Police union approves city's pay offerproblems without resorting to cuts to retiree health care. (Mark Weber/The Comm
Police union approves city's pay offer
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
problems without resorting to cuts to retiree health care. (Mark Weber/The Commercial Appeal) The labor union representing Memphis police officers voted Friday to accept a one-year contract offered by the city, avoiding an impasse and giving... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
April 23the last major hurdle, they said. The Ducks Unlimited board will vote formally
April 23
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
the last major hurdle, they said. The Ducks Unlimited board will vote formally on the move next month. 50 years ago: 1966 Memphis police were involved early today in what some regarded as a "wild bear chase." Several residents of the area around... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Kids graduate from DARE program, vow to do their part to make Memphis a better placelevels that could rival any rock show," Amaya Carter of Oak Forest Elementary s
Kids graduate from DARE program, vow to do their part to make Memphis a better place
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 8 days ago
levels that could rival any rock show," Amaya Carter of Oak Forest Elementary said. Also joining the students were their Memphis Police DARE officers and Police Director Mike Rallings. "A lot of these young people don't have the role models they... Read more
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