VOL. 122 | NO. 241 | Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Former Shelby County Commissioner Bruce Thompson's pending corruption trial appears to be on a fast track. U.S. District Jon P. McCalla this week set a March 31 trial date on the charges of extortion and mail fraud.
When the 19-story Baptist Medical Center was imploded two years ago, it marked the departure of Baptist Memorial Hospital from Downtown, at least in the minds of many.
Whitney Harmon, an attorney at Glankler Brown PLLC, has received the first Frank J. Glankler Jr. Pro Bono Award.
Darrell Catron, a former employee of the Juvenile Court Clerk's office, was sentenced to 18 months' probation Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Jon P. McCalla.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told a group of Memphis lawyers and judges Monday that he doubts he would be confirmed by the U.S. Senate if nominated for the high court today.
Shelby County commissioners weren't in the mood this week to say much about the new proposal to turn The Pyramid into a theme park. The $250 million Pyramid Adventure theme park idea that includes surrounding riverfront development got good reviews last week before commissioners.
New plans have been filed for a property on Elvis Presley Boulevard where businessman Dennis Churchwell was granted a special-use permit to operate his equipment business.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Activist or cautious regulator? Either way, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke appears to be willing to go much further than his predecessor, Alan Greenspan, in cracking down on shady home-lending practices.
U.S. District Judge Hardy Mays ruled late today that City Council member Edmund Ford and former Memphis Light, Gas &Water Division president Joseph Lee will be tried separately on corruption charges.