A 37-year-old Memphis, Tenn. man is in police custody after he allegedly sexually assaulted his 57-year-old mother. According to court documents, the suspect asked his mother for help changing a lightbulb, but instead he grabbed his mother from behind and raped her. Friends who didn’t want to  talk on camera said the victim in this […]

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Voters overwhelmingly re-elected Memphis mayor A C Wharton over nine rivals Thursday, giving the Democrat a hefty mandate to continue another four years after a short stint leading his impoverished Southern city through tough, gritty times. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Wharton won with a commanding 65 percent of the votes […]

MEMPHIS — A high school counselor named Cinnamon Davis was charged with having sex with a high school student after there were reports that she spent a weekend with a 17-year-old male student. After the student’s mother became concerned that she had not seen him for a weekend and he hadn’t called, he told her […]

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A school principal was killed Wednesday in an apparent homicide at a private school and a 17-year-old student was taken into custody, police said. Officers said the body Suzette York, 48, was discovered by a teacher shortly after 11 a.m. at Memphis Junior Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist Church-affiliated school in east Memphis. […]

MEMPHIS, Tenn.— In the year since Lorenzen Wright’s decomposing body was found in a secluded field in southeast Memphis, his mother has kept pressing authorities to find whoever killed the former NBA player. Deborah Marion has repeatedly visited and called the Memphis Police Department for answers about her son’s shooting death, though authorities have very […]

MEMPHIS–A Memphis mother is angered with Galilee Memorial Gardens, for failing to identify her deceased newborn child’s grave site in a desired time. The Grio Reports: The men at the cemetery could not identify the grave site since they were out of town until 6 pm on Thursday. They marked the grave early the next […]

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Rewarded with the president of the United States as their commencement speaker, the graduating seniors at Booker T. Washington High School got the same advice a young Barack Obama once got himself: Keep pushing. “You’ve always been underdogs,” the president told the cheering students, clad in green and yellow gowns, from a […]

MEMPHIS — More Memphis residents were being told Sunday to flee their homes for higher ground as the mighty Mississippi’s crest edged toward the city, threatening to bring more flooding to parts of an area already soaked. Officials were going door-to-door, warning about 240 people to get out before the river reaches its expected peak […]

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A bold bid by the struggling, majority-black Memphis City Schools system to force a merger with the majority-white, successful suburban district has fanned relatively routine fears over funding and student performance into accusations of full-blown racism.

Memphis, Tennessee– About 90 students at Frayser High School are either pregnant, or have been recently. According to one group tracking the numbers, Frayser has the highest teen pregnancy rate in Memphis. The new campaign, called “No Baby!” is designed to try to get teen girls and boys to prevent pregnancies; at the same time, […]

That photo of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. riding one of the first desegregated buses in Montgomery, Ala.? He took it. The well-known image of black sanitation workers carrying “I Am a Man” signs in Memphis? His. He was the only photojournalist to document the entire trial in the murder of Emmett Till, […]

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic voters in Memphis rejected their former mayor’s race-focused campaign for Congress on Thursday, delivering a landslide to incumbent Rep. Steve Cohen.