San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan (R) shoots over Memphis Grizzlies' Marc Gasol to score during overtime in Game 3 of their NBA Western Conference final playoff series in Memphis, Tennessee May 25, 2013. (MIKE ...
May 25, 2013 - Crowds gather to enjoy the river views, classical music and fireworks at the annual Sunset Symphony at Tom Lee Park. (Kyle Kurlick/Special to The Commercial ...
May 25, 2013 — Memphians marched against Monsanto Saturday as part of worldwide protests. A group gathered in Cooper-Young and marched to show their support. (The Commercial Appeal/Mike ...
The Grizzlies’ Tony Allen was fined $5,000 for pretending to suffer a head injury in the final minute of Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. (Ronald Martinez/Getty ...
Memphis Grizzlies' Tony Allen lies on the court after being fouled by San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili, not seen, during the fourth quarter in Game 2 of their NBA Western Conference final playoff basketball series in San Antonio, Texas May 21, 2013. (MIKE ...
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NASHVILLE -- Like most who work near the State Capitol, Gov. Bill Haslam has walked by the War Memorial Building -- built by Tennessee in memory of its sons killed in The Great War -- and read the soaring sentiment chiseled into the pediment above its ...
In recognition of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, "Civil War-Era Memories" features excerpts from The Memphis Daily Appeal of 150 years ago. Perspective from our staff is in ...
May 16, 2013 - Police officers tape the nuisance petition to the main entrance of Club 152 on the west end of Beale. The club was shuttered by a nuisance petition following a months-long undercover operation in which officers allegedly purchased marijuana, cocaine, Percocet and Xanax from employees and patrons. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) For Memphis CVB chief Kevin Kane, Club 152 ...
The Twitterverse and Facebook have exploded with talk of San Antonio Spurs point guard getting "turned away" from Memphis's popular Midtown establishment, Restaurant Iris, on Friday night. But that's not exactly how it happened. No one was turned away at the ...
Memphis coach Lionel Hollins admitted that flopping should not be allowed and the NBA penalties are justified. But at Saturday's shootaround before Game 3 of the Western Conference finals, Hollins also made it clear the flop by the ...
Mike Conley could hand him the ball, take a step back and watch him create something from nothing. It wasn't often ideal -- usually a mid-range pull-up jumper -- but it was better than a three-second violation or a tipped entry pass. Conley came to depend on Gay, like a 6-foot-8 security blanket, willing to go one-on-one and rise over a defender in a way Conley never would. Memphis ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The towels are showing up all around Memphis. They hang over neighborhood signs and even at a door to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The sentiment? Believe Memphis. The Grizzlies certainly do. Yes, they are down 0-2 to San Antonio in their first Western Conference final, but they take heart in knowing they dug themselves out of an 0-2 hole in the first round ...
Memphis Grizzlies' Jerryd Bayless goes hop for a shot during the first half in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, Tuesday, May 21, 2013, in San Antonio. (Ronald ...
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Suburban resident will vote on a referendum to create their own school districts in July. Friday, the Shelby County Election Commission approved all six suburban municipalities' petitions to set a July 16th date for the referendum. Voters in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland and Millington will be asked to approve a referendum for a second ...
Federal and state health officials are warning health care providers against using anti-inflammatory steroid injections from Main Street Family Pharmacy in Newbern, Tennessee after seven patients ...
TIPTON CO., TN (abc24.com) - A Covington man last seen Wednesday was found dead Friday evening from an apparent motorcycle accident.32-year-old Michael Holland, Jr. was reported missing Wednesday, May 22, after he never showed up for work in Brownsville that evening. On Friday, investigators found skid marks near a bridge on Antioch Cotton Lake Road in northeast Tipton County, and search crews ...
House and Senate leaders dedicated a bronze statue of President Gerald Ford on Tuesday, remembering the former Michigan lawmaker as a man of integrity who helped the nation heal from the Watergate ...
Americans United for Separation of Church and State IRS Should Investigate Tennessee Church for Pulpit Politicking
Watchdog Group's Complaint Says Cornerstone Church Pastor Endorsed School Board Candidates From Pulpit WASHINGTON - August 7 - The Internal Revenue Service should investigate a Tennessee church whose pastor endorsed three school board candidates from the pulpit, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. In ...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. | The NBA has fined Grizzlies guard Tony Allen $5,000 for violating the league's anti-flopping rule during Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against San ...
The situation unfolded around 12:45 a.m. Friday on Raines Road between Orleans and Auburn. Police say a woman came into the Raines Station precinct headquarters and told officers that a man wearing camouflage shot at her near Craft and Orleans. Officers went out to check the area and found the man on ...
Associated Press files Ginnifer Goodwin (left) as Snow White is pictured alongside Lana Parrilla’s Evil Queen in a scene from the ABC series ';Once Upon a Time.'; Goodwin’s Prince Charming on the show — co-star Josh Dallas — also happens to be her real-life boyfriend. TV and movie actress GinnyGoodwin returns home to Memphis to speak at Sabbath service at ...
May 20, 2013 — Manassas High School senior Christopher Austin jokes with classmates during a banquet lunch at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn Monday afternoon. The school is proud of it’s post graduate placement this year with all of the graduating seniors going to some type of schooling after they graduate this weekend. Austin is trying to decide between the University of ...
To show support for the team’s success in the NBA Playoffs, Mayor A C Wharton, Jr. joined Grizz and the Grizz Girls yesterday, May 23, at Mud Island River Park and raised Memphis Grizzlies flags, with the American flag remaining at the center of this collection of seven flag poles. Mayor Wharton also announced plans to place large LED screens in the downtown area for outdoor public ...
The Sunset Symphony moved up its schedule 30 minutes to host a watch party for Grizzlies fans wanting to watch Game 3 of the Western Conference finals against the San Antonio Spurs. After the completion of fireworks, Hampton said, a projector will broadcast the game on a giant ...
The creepy, kooky "Addams Family" dance their dark family dynamics into the Tennessee Theatre May 31-June 1. The musical starring Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Lurch, Pugsley, Uncle Fester and Grandma is the last of the theater's 2012-13 Broadway at the Tennessee ...
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The best of Memphis was on display Friday morning. Dozens woke up bright and early to load a truck full of donations for Oklahoma tornado victims.When Newby's owner Todd Adams started collecting donations Tuesday, he didn't know what would happen. The end result was Memphians of all ages showing our city's heart."People have donated and donated and ...
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The old saying is revenge is a dish best served cold. And in Memphis, we serve up a lot of cold dishes - revenge and deadly violence go hand in hand. But there's a new soldier in the war on crime in the Bluff City: The MED.Respect is something most of us earn. Sometimes on the streets of Memphis, respect is thought to be earned with a gun and violence. Now when ...
May 24, 2013 — Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich (left) and Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong talk before a press conference in the parking lot of the Summer Motel on Summer Ave. after it was closed by authorities along with six other motels deemed public nuisances. Police have responded hundreds of times to the motels for complaints from theft to forcible rape and ...
Rapper Derrick Harris a. k. a Lil Noid talks with Pat Mitchell Worley, director of communications and development at the Memphis Music Foundation, located on S. Main St. Harris was one of the original members of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia, he now works with youth in the city to help turn them toward more positive things instead of gangs and violence. (Aaron Turner/ Special to The ...
Little cloud coverage led health and environment officials to declare a "Code Orange" for ozone levels Saturday. Officials will continue to keep a close eye on the ozone conditions for the weekend, even though they are expected to decrease to a safer level Sunday, said Michael Goldstein, air pollution meteorologist for the Shelby County Health ...
May 23, 2013 - Johnson Spray Park at 419 Johnson Park Drive was full of activity Thursday as residents took advantage of the Collierville spray park. (The Commercial Appeal/Mike Maple) Collierville opened its two spray parks this week, just in time for summer ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Prosecutors say a Tennessee pharmacy owner killed during a robbery had handed over several bottles of oxycodone before he was shot to death. Grainger County District Attorney General Jimmy Dunn made the comments Friday, one day after the owner of Down Home Pharmacy in Bean Station, a town in East Tennessee, was killed during the robbery. Police say a customer was also ...
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A local family has turned their love for the Grizzlies into a booming Grizz-wear business.You've probably seen the Hoop City shirts around town. They're about Memphis and 100% made in Memphis."We were nicknamed Hoop City," says Tim Flowers. "We wanted to have a t-shirt that said in fact that, Hoop City." But Flowers couldn't find one ...
MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - The popular Beale Street hot spot Club 152 will be back open for business Friday, after the club was shut down by the District Attorney's office last week for drug activity.Police shut down the club Thursday, May 16, after an undercover operation revealed illicit drug sales by club employees. Investigators say undercover officers purchased illegal drugs on at least ...
The men -- Isidro Perez, 28, Silio Hilerio-Alfaro, 30, and Pablo Chavez, 36 -- left the parking lot of La Fiesta at 1308 Getwell and were pulled over for speeding at Perkins and American Way after a short chase by police, said state prosecutor Rachel ...
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New York, Oklahoma City, Indiana and Memphis all won their first-round NBA playoff series with Game 6 victories, reaching the Conference semifinals.
The New York Knicks got the staggers Friday and almost gave up a 26-point lead but steadied to beat the Boston Celtics 88-80 while Oklahoma City Thunder booked its spot in the last eight for the third straight season by downing the Houston Rockets 103-94, reports Xinhua.
The Indiana Pacers withstood a big final-quarter comeback from Atlanta and beat the Hawks 81-73, and the Memphis Grizzlies completed a comeback from a 0-2 series deficit by beating the Los Angeles Clippers 118-105. With Miami, San Antonio and Golden State already into the next stage, the last spot will be decided when Brooklyn host Chicago in their Game 7.
Boston cut a 49-75 deficit to four points but Carmelo Anthony made a jumper to give New York an 81-75 lead and then sank a 3-pointer. Then J.R. Smith converted a three-point play to restore the double-digit lead the Knicks had nursed most of the game.
Anthony finished with 21 points for the Knicks, who won a playoff series for the first time since the Patrick Ewing era in 2000. They will host the Pacers in Sunday's opening game of their Conference semifinal series. ...
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