Memphis firefighter killed in crash identified

UPDATE: The Memphis firefighter killed in Wednesday's crash has been identified as David Pleasant. Pleasant was the driver of Truck 5 stationed at Fire Station 8. Watch for more updates today on WREG.com. Firefighter [Read entire story]

What’s New – and What’s Next – at The Daily News

Recently, I saw a complete stranger reading a printed edition of The Memphis News in a restaurant downtown. I have always loved to see people picking ... Article by The Memphis Daily News. Read entire story here. [Read entire story]

Memphis: 4th Best For Fixer-Uppers

From Storage Cafe: Challenged by the unrelentingly hot U.S. market, first-time and experienced buyers alike may find that the effort of fixing up a home can certainly pay off. Buying a home that needs extensive [Read entire story]

On The Daily Memphian (The Announcement)

The Daily Memphian will launch "this fall."That means the official launch--Monday's presser was just an introduction--will happen some time after September 1."So far," there is a staff of 27 [Read entire story]

Tennessee is Tight; Mississippi is Even Tighter

Bruce VanWyngarden says the South needs to loosen up, y'all. Subscribe to the comments on this story Article by News, Memphis Flyer. Read entire story here. [Read entire story]

Police work stoppage puts spotlight on response times

Blue flu puts spotlight on department's ability to handle calls, but city says there's been no impact on police response times. Article by Memphis Commercial Appeal Stories: News. Read entire story here. [Read entire story]

Stax Records To Get Broadway Treatment

Concord Music Group and Academy Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning producer Stuart Benjamin have begun development of a musical production based on the dramatic story of iconic soul music label Stax Records. A [Read entire story]

Tennessee Accused of Failing to Follow Health Law

Tennessee health officials said Wednesday they disagree with a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that accuses the state of failing to provide certain services as required by the federal health [Read entire story]

Three charged in kidnapping & murder

Memphis, Tenn. — A woman and two men are in jail in connection with a brutal murder that crossed nearly the entire city of Memphis. According to court records, Markius Howard and Jerry Townsel got into an argument [Read entire story]

MY TURN: Does Memphis need to buy a baseball stadium?

Timing is everything. On the very week, when Memphis city leaders send us to the polls to vote on a half-cent sales tax to pay for pre-K education, they have the gall to talk about having enough resources to buy a [Read entire story]

Chained up child calls 911, parents face abuse charges

An 8-year-old child who was chained up called 911 for help and now his adoptive parents are behind bars on child abuse charges. Article by WMCTV - News. Read entire story here. [Read entire story]

Man charged with first-degree murder in July 6 beating death

A man is in jail after allegedly confessing to a July 6 murder, according to Memphis police. Article by Memphis Commercial Appeal Stories. Read entire story here. [Read entire story]

Chamber Head: Hard Choices on City Benefits Necessary

The president and CEO of the Greater Memphis Chamber says efforts by municipal union leaders to boycott business members of the chamber and get those ... Article by The Memphis Daily News. Read entire story here. [Read entire story]

Stax Records Broadway Musical in Development

Following on the heels of the successful "Motown: The Musical Broadway" show, Concord Music Group and Academy Award-nominated and Grammy-winning producer Stuart Benjamin have begun development of a musical production [Read entire story]

Another Pedestrian Mall Bites the Dust

In 2008, former design director of the National Endowment for the Arts, architect, planner, and author Jeff Speck suggested that Memphis should return traffic to Main Street’s pedestrian mall.  Buffalo is doing [Read entire story]

On Inequality

In a recent post on The Onion, Carol Gaither is considered a "foremost expert" on what the poor should and shouldn't have in the grocery baskets. An excerpt: As verified by multiple eyewitness reports from supermarkets [Read entire story]

Veterans Air Grievances with Memphis VA Hospital

Louis Goggans reports on a meeting at which local veterans expressed frustration with the VA Medical Center. Subscribe to the comments on this story Article by News, Memphis Flyer. Read entire story here. [Read entire story]

MLGW Installing Free Air-Conditioning Units For Senior Citizens

The summer has finally approached, and citizens are burdened with the task of staying as cool as possible. Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) in collaboration with the Neighborhood Christian Center will make that task a [Read entire story]