FedEx Worker Dies in an Accident at the Shipping Giant’s Memphis Hub

[ad_1] MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A FedEx worker died after an accident at the shipping giant’s world hub in Memphis, police said Thursday. The worker was injured while working on Wednesday and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, the Memphis Police Department said in a statement. The worker died at the hospital. Police … Read more

Influential Detroit Pastor the Rev. Charles Gilchrist Adams Dies at Age 86

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — Influential longtime Detroit pastor the Rev. Charles Gilchrist Adams has died following an illness. He was 86. Adams died Wednesday following a bout with pneumonia, his sister, Edith Clifton, told The Detroit News on Thursday. Adams spent a half-century as pastor of Hartford Memorial Baptist Church before retiring in 2019. He … Read more

Former Ambassador and Republican Politician Sues to Block Tennessee Voting Law

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Ambassador to Poland and longtime Tennessee Republican politician Victor Ashe sued state election officials on Wednesday over a law he claims is so vague that he could be prosecuted for voting in a Republican primary. The 1972 state law requiring primary voters to be “bona fide” party members or … Read more

Daryl Hall Accuses John Oates of ‘Ultimate Partnership Betrayal’ in Plan to Sell Stake in Business

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Daryl Hall has accused his longtime music partner John Oates of committing the “ultimate partnership betrayal” by planning to sell his share of the Hall & Oates duo’s joint venture without the other’s permission, Hall said in a court declaration supporting his lawsuit to keep the transaction paused. In the … Read more

Safety Officials Release Details of Their Investigation Into a Close Call Between Planes in Texas

[ad_1] DALLAS (AP) — The air traffic controller on duty when FedEx and Southwest planes nearly collided earlier this year in Texas told investigators that he expected the airliner to take off more quickly — before the incoming FedEx plane reached the same runway. That is because in his four years working the tower at … Read more

Daryl Hall Is Suing John Oates Over Plan to Sell Stake in Joint Venture. A Judge Has Paused the Sale

[ad_1] NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Daryl Hall has sued his longtime music partner John Oates, arguing that his plan to sell off his share of a joint venture would violate the terms of a business agreement the Hall & Oates duo had forged. The move quickly prompted a judge to temporarily block the sale while … Read more

4 Injured During Shooting in Memphis Where 2 Suspects Fled on Foot, Police Say

[ad_1] MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Four people were injured during a shooting in Tennessee on Thanksgiving, police said. Memphis police officers responded to the shooting scene on Kimball Avenue and two people, a male and a female, were taken to hospitals in critical condition, police said in a social media post Thursday night. Two other … Read more

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

[ad_1] Johnson City Press. November 18, 2023. Editorial: Is it time to spare the rod in schools? A teacher and an assistant principal west of us in Jackson County were indicted on criminal charges last week after an incident in October when the teacher paddled an elementary school student. The Associated Press and other local … Read more

Body Camera Footage Shows Man Shot by Tennessee Officer Charge Forward With 2 Knives

[ad_1] MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A police officer shot and killed a man who tried to rob an armored car employee in Tennessee and then charged at the officer with two knives, authorities said. Murfreesboro Police on Thursday released body camera footage of the shooting the day before, blurring out the face of Steven James … Read more

Rain Helps Ease Wildfires in North Carolina, but Reprieve May Be Short

[ad_1] PINNACLE, N.C. (AP) — Heavy rain and lower temperatures helped slow down some wildfires in North Carolina on Tuesday, including blazes that had prompted evacuations of homes and campgrounds, forestry officials said. But the reprieve for crews will likely only last through the Thanksgiving weekend, since rain isn’t expected again for another 10 days, … Read more