VOL. 130 | NO. 95 | Friday, May 15, 2015
LAS VEGAS (AP) – B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89.
Eight citizens have applied for a vacancy on the Memphis City Council, some with no intention of serving beyond the end of 2015 and others with plans to seek a full, four-year term in the October elections.
City funding for renovations at Whitehaven’s Southbrook Mall is off at least for now, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. said Thursday, May 14, signaling more time in limbo for the controversial project.
CodeCrew bringing computer science to Memphis children
A new nonprofit has launched in Memphis formed around the notion that where children are born shouldn’t pre-determine the opportunity they have to get hands-on experience – and build careers – in tech and computer-related fields.
Germantown is getting an upscale styling salon and grooming service made just for men.
As two high profile Memphis murder cases moved toward retrial this week, the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals reversed another murder conviction in Shelby County Criminal Court earlier this month.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A judge on Thursday rejected FedEx's attempt to toss out a federal drug indictment that accuses the company of knowingly shipping illegal prescription drugs.
With Tony Allen on the bench because of a strained hamstring and thus not available to wander through the junior dance team’s routine or to harass Golden State guard Klay Thompson, the crowd at Oracle Arena for Game 5 needed another target.
There was so much that the Golden State Warriors did not have to be taught. They did, after all, win 67 games in the regular season. They swept the New Orleans Pelicans out of the first round and coach Monty Williams out of his job.
A BIG BASS PROBLEM. We’ve done it. Just like a lure, the light reflects off a shiny object and draws a crowd.
This NBA basketball season has been an exciting one for the Memphis Grizzlies. If nothing else, Mike Conley’s recent injury and subsequent return to the game has demonstrated that the Grizzlies, and the city of Memphis, have some serious grit.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The State Building Commission has approved the first step to make an overhauled building next to the state Capitol the new home of the Tennessee General Assembly.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – After a 2013 FBI raid on the truck-stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Pilot Flying J moved quickly to settle fraud claims. But a handful of companies that refused to settle say they have uncovered a deception that other firms overlooked.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Entergy Corp. estimates its electrical customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas saved more than $250 million during the first year of Entergy's membership in a regional grid manager.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits ticked lower last week, pushing down the four-week average of applications to its lowest level since April 2000.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A federal appeals court has halted a new Utah law banning price-fixing for contact lenses that could have wide-ranging implications for the industry amid a fight between manufacturers and discount retailers.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened a public inquiry Thursday into student loan servicing practices that it says can make paying back loans "stressful or harmful."
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Agriculture Department has developed a new government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients.