Tennessee border agents seized thousands of counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards

U.S. 08/15/21, 02:38

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Memphis, Tennessee, said it captures hundreds of falsified COVID-19 vaccine cards daily.  So far this fiscal year, Border Patrol personnel have discovered 121 fraudulent vaccination cards, totaling 3,017 false cards, the agency said in a Friday, August 13, statement.  The agency confirmed it found ...

Crowd of 300-400 children at Memphis fun center becomes violent

U.S. 07/28/20, 03:26

Memphis, Tennessee, has had both peaceful protests and others that turned into violent riots over the past few months, and it is no wonder that now teenagers are beginning to spiral out of control. How much have they been influenced by what they have seen in the media, or indeed ...

Memphis police appeal for calm after marshals kill black man

U.S. 06/13/19, 20:26

Police appealed for calm Thursday in a tense Memphis neighborhood where a rock-throwing crowd gathered after federal marshals fatally shot a black man who, authorities said, had rammed a police vehicle with a stolen car. Thirty-six officers suffered minor injuries from flying rocks and bricks in the hours following the death ...

Update: US Marshals sought man for felony warrants

U.S. 06/13/19, 03:52

The Latest on fatal police shooting in Memphis (all times local):3:30 a.m.A spokeswoman with the Tennessee Borough of Investigation says U.S. Marshals went to a home in Memphis to look for a man with felony warrants before the suspect was fatally shot.Authorities maintain a perimeter around the crime scene after ...

John Gary Williams of R&B group The Mad Lads dies at 73

Entertainment 05/28/19, 16:29

John Gary Williams, the lead singer for the R&B vocal group The Mad Lads who sung "I Want Someone" and "Don't Have to Shop Around," has died. He was 73.Filmmaker John Hubbell, who is working on a documentary about Williams, said on Tuesday that Williams died at his home in ...

Exhibits about Ali, nature, motorcycles opening at Graceland

Entertainment 05/22/19, 23:22

A massive new exhibition and entertainment hall is set to open at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Tennessee with three museum-style exhibits, including one focused on the life and career of late boxing great Muhammad Ali.Graceland officials say the 80,000-square-foot (7,432-square-meter) Graceland Exhibition Center opens Saturday to guests visiting the Presley-themed ...

Update: Wish for man facing execution: Meal for homeless

U.S. 05/16/19, 16:05

The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Tennessee man who suffocated his wife (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Nashville church where a Tennessee death row inmate is an ordained elder is honoring the man's last wish by planning a community meal for the homeless. Inmate Don Johnson's attorneys say that rather ...

Man faces execution for killing wife decades ago in Memphis

U.S. 05/16/19, 00:26

A man convicted of killing his wife decades ago at a camping center he managed in Memphis is set for execution Thursday evening in Tennessee.Sixty-eight-year-old inmate Don Johnson is scheduled to receive a lethal injection for his conviction in the 1984 suffocation death of his wife, Connie Johnson. He initially ...

Tradin’ Rams pick Gurley backup, bolster defense after deals

Football 04/26/19, 23:36

The Los Angeles Rams traded back three times and moved up twice in the first two days of the NFL draft. The NFC champions came out of all their machinations with a promising safety, a hometown cornerback and a ball carrier to provide a change of pace from Todd Gurley.The ...

Investigation of illegal painkillers targets 30 in Tennessee

Health 04/18/19, 17:23

A doctor who prescribed more than 4 million opioid pills, including to a pregnant woman who later died, is one of more than 30 medical professionals in Tennessee charged with illegally prescribing and distributing millions of painkillers, federal authorities said Thursday. U.S. Attorneys Michael Dunavant, in Memphis, and Don Cochran, in ...

Forecasters turn to array of technology to fight floodwaters

Tech 04/18/19, 00:26

An arsenal of new technology is being put to the test fighting floods this year as rivers inundate towns and farm fields across the central United States. Drones, supercomputers and sonar that scans deep under water are helping to maintain flood control projects and predict just where rivers will roar ...

Grizzlies fire coach JB Bickerstaff, reassign GM to scout

Sports 04/11/19, 16:01

The Memphis Grizzlies have fired coach J.B. Bickerstaff as part of a front-office shake-up in which general manager Chris Wallace was demoted to a scout.The Grizzlies announced the moves Thursday after both Bickerstaff and Wallace spoke to reporters following a second straight season outside the playoffs. After a 12-5 start, ...

Carter scores 32, Grizzlies beat Warriors 132-117 in finale

Basketball 04/10/19, 21:38

Jevon Carter scored a career-high 32 points, Justin Holiday added 22 and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Golden State Warriors 132-117 Wednesday night in the regular-season finale for both teams in a game featuring plenty of reserves.Kevin Durant led the Warriors with 21 points, while Klay Thompson finished with 19. ...

Bucks beat Hawks 115-107 for 60th win

Basketball 04/07/19, 21:22

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and Khris Middleton added 21 to send Milwaukee to a methodical 115-107 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night, giving the Bucks 60 wins in a season for the first time since 1981.The Bucks, who have clinched the best record in the Eastern Conference, ...

Mejri, Burke lead Mavs past Grizzlies 129-127 in OT

Basketball 04/07/19, 20:26

Salah Mejri scored a career-high 19 points, including the tying basket in regulation and the first seven points of overtime as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 129-127 on Sunday night.Mejri, who had nine rebounds and four blocks, was 7 of 12 from the floor and made a pair ...

Vanderbilt hires Grizzlies assistant Jerry Stackhouse

Basketball 04/05/19, 12:11

Vanderbilt has hired Memphis Grizzlies assistant and former NBA star Jerry Stackhouse as its basketball coach.Stackhouse succeeds Bryce Drew, who was fired March 22 after he went 40-59 in three seasons. Vanderbilt was 9-23 this season and the first Southeastern Conference team in 65 years to go winless in the ...

Spanish-language reporter detained by ICE seeks release

U.S. 04/04/19, 00:18

A detained Spanish-language reporter facing deportation after he was arrested while covering an immigration rally in Tennessee is seeking release from custody.Lawyers for Manuel Duran said Thursday that they have filed a petition seeking his release from the Etowah County Detention Center in Alabama. He was transferred there after being ...

Memphis’ Valanciunas out rest of season with sprained ankle

Sports 04/01/19, 16:30

Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas will miss the rest of the season after spraining his right ankle in a loss to the Clippers.The Grizzlies announced Monday that Valanciunas suffered a grade II sprain Sunday night, though the center will not need surgery.The 7-foot Valanciunas had started 17 of 19 games since ...

Curry, Durant each score 28 points, Warriors beat Grizzlies

Sports 03/27/19, 21:45

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant each scored 28 points, with Durant going 12 of 13 from the field, and the Golden State Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 118-103 on Wednesday night to take sole possession of the Western Conference lead.Curry also had 10 rebounds, and DeMarcus Cousins added 16 points ...

Caboclo’s career-high 24 points lead Grizzlies past Thunder

Basketball 03/25/19, 21:53

Bruno Caboclo scored a career-high 24 points, Tyler Dorsey added 21 and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-103 on Monday night.Delon Wright finished with 18 points and a career-best 13 assists for the Grizzlies. Jonas Valanciunas added 18 points and 14 rebounds.All five starters finished in double ...

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