Tag: Tennessee

‘I don’t regret it’ Memphis woman runs over mother, security guard outside elementary school

Please enable Javascript to watch this video MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A Memphis woman said she’s not sorry she ran down a security guard and a parent outside a South Memphis school. Police said the security guard at Soulsville Charter School on Monday got a complaint about car that was double-parked and blocking other parents […]

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Dance teacher pleads guilty to rape, exposing teen to HIV charges

× Dance teacher pleads guilty to rape, exposing teen to HIV charges MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A Tennessee dance teacher pleaded guilty to sex charges after authorities say he raped a student and exposed him to HIV. According to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, John Conner III met the then 16-year-old boy on social media […]

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Near record-breaking venomous snake found in West Tennessee

Please enable Javascript to watch this video HARDEMAN Co., Tenn. (WREG) — A near record-breaking copperhead snake was found in Tennessee’s Hardeman County. The venomous snake measured 49.5 inches long, just about three inches shy of the world record. Unfortunately for the snake, its life came to an untimely end. “It darted out straight out […]

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The World’s Largest Treehouse Burned Down In Minutes Last Night

For as long as humans could build, we’ve been making massive structures to appease or appreciate higher powers. The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, the Temple of Kukulkan at Chichen Itza, the Parthenon in Greece — all monuments built for the love of God(s). Devotion has led to some of our most brilliant structures and, if […]

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Medicaid Now Covers a Million Fewer Children

HOUSTON — The baby’s lips were turning blue from lack of oxygen in the blood when his mother, Kristin Johnson, rushed him to an emergency room here last month. Only after he was admitted to intensive care with a respiratory virus did Ms. Johnson learn that he had been dropped from Medicaid coverage. The 9-month-old, […]

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A Teenager Killed Himself After Being Outed as Bisexual. His Family Wants Justice.

The family and classmates of a Tennessee high school student who killed himself after being outed online as bisexual have demanded that the school and state authorities investigate and prosecute those responsible, calling it a case of “social media bullying.” The student, Channing Smith, a 16-year-old junior at Coffee County Central High School in Manchester, […]

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Memphis Police Charge 3 Mississippi Men With Civil Rights Intimidation in Parking Garage Attack

Three Mississippi men have been charged with civil rights intimidation and attempted robbery after allegedly attacking two black men in a downtown Memphis, Tenn. parking garage earlier this month. According to the Associated Press, citing court documents, Christopher Elder, Joshua Matheny and Michael Matheny confronted both victims on Sept. 2. Advertisement One of the victims, […]

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‘It Consumes You’: Tennessee Man Sues Popeyes for Running Out of Beloved Chicken Sandwich

Craig Barr of Chattanooga, Tenn., is suing Popeyes for false advertising, deceptive business practices, and wasting “countless time” in his pursuit of their very good chicken sandwich, which was put on hiatus after hordes of fried-chicken-enthusiasts caused the franchise to sell out of the beloved sandwich. According to the lawsuit, Barr was wandering the desert […]

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How to Cut College Dropout Rates

“She’s like my older sister”— that’s not how most undergraduates think about their advisers. But it was the first thing that came to Elodie Oriental’s mind when she described Hanna Tenadu. “I go to her to explain everything I’m going through,” said Ms. Oriental, a daughter of Haitian immigrants who, with her twin sister, Ismaelle, […]

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I Was the Only Black Woman to Testify Against an Abortion Ban. They Cut My Mic.

Last week, lawmakers in Tennessee held hearings for Senate Bill 1326, which would redefine fetal viability in attempts to implement a near-total ban on abortion. Over the course of several hours, members of the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee heard from speakers for and against the bill, who were each instructed they had 10 minutes to […]

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YouTuber’s Surprise Discovery Gives Parents Last Look at Son They Lost

For two years, Robin McCrear wondered what happened to the last video footage her son recorded before he died. Her son, Richard Lee Ragland III, 22, drowned in June 2017 near a waterfall in Foster Falls State Park in Tennessee, she said. It was a devastating loss for Ms. McCrear, 51, who described her son […]

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Cyntoia Brown Releases Debut Book Cover, Says She’s ‘Loving Every Single Thing’ About Her Freedom

Image: Atria Books Two weeks after her release in prison, Cyntoia Brown is sharing what’s she’s been enjoying the most about her freedom: the simple things. In an exclusive statement to NBC News, Brown-Long (shortly after being granted clemency, she married singer J. Long of the group Pretty Ricky), said she’s been relishing being able […]

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This Tennessee Lawmaker Claims a Fetus Can Survive Outside the Womb at Conception

In August, a Tennessee lawmaker filed a proposal to ban all abortions once “a viable pregnancy” has been detected. All that takes, according to the measure, is the detection of the hormone that’s usually found by an at-home pregnancy test, within just a few weeks of conception. Experts, however, say the language in the bill […]

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Our Dog ‘Doesn’t Like Black People’: Tennessee Church’s Sorry Excuse for Denying a Black Housekeeper a Job

Photo: iStock The Catholic Diocese of Memphis (Tenn.) is facing backlash after a black housekeeper lost out on a cleaning job after church staffers reportedly claimed a priest’s dog “doesn’t like black people” and therefore she’d need to find work elsewhere. According to the Memphis Commercial Appeal (ah, Tennessee), housekeeper LaShundra Allen and a white […]

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In Southern Appalachia, Searching for the ‘Big Bang’ of Country Music

ImageA scene outside Bristol, Tenn., where the famous Bristol recording sessions showcased future stars of the country music scene.CreditMike Belleme for The New York Times While the rest of America was roaring to jazz during the ’20s, in a small corner of the South, where back roads snake through early-morning mist and porches are used […]

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Tennessee Store Clerk Faces Up to 60 Years for Murdering a Black Teen Over a $2 Beer

Photo: iStock Seventeen-year-old Dorian Harris shoplifted a $2 beer from a local corner store and it cost him his life. Now, the store clerk responsible for shooting and killing the teen is facing up to 60 years in prison after being found guilty of murder in the second degree. Lawyers for Anwar Ghazali argued the […]

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She’s Married Now: Cyntoia Brown Gets Hitched to Christian Rapper J. Long Behind Bars—Via a Stand-In

Cyntoia Brown, shown in this May 23, 2018, file pool photoPhoto: Lacy Atkins (The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File) Cyntoia Brown came home after spending 15 years in prison for killing a man to a brand new life of freedom—and a new husband. Tennessee prison officials confirm that Brown got married while still behind bars to […]

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