Co-founder of National Black Marathoners Association hoping to lead the pack in donations at St. Jude Marathon

An organization dedicated to increasing the number of Black marathoners participating in long-distance races plans to be here for the 2021 St. Jude Memphis Marathon.

Boy, 5, killed in train crash as Calif. family waited to see Christmas display

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
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  Congress returns with virus aid, federal funding unresolved

COVID-19 relief, a $1.4 trillion catchall spending package, and defense policy — and a final burst of judicial nominees — dominate a truncated two- or three-week session occurring as the coronavirus pandemic rockets out of control in President Donald Trump’s final weeks in office.

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Police investigating deadly shooting on Barron Ave.

  Program dedicated to single mom entrepreneurs receives $40,000 donation

  Tigers tip off season opener with COVID-19 limiting capacity, courtside seating at FedExForum

  Memphis club that held large party closing temporarily as authorities investigate

MPD reporting 41 employees in quarantine due to COVID-19

The Memphis Police Department released the latest number for COVID-19 cases among their employees.
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Saturn, Jupiter will align for ‘Christmas Star’ this month

The heavenly meeting of the two biggest worlds in our solar system is an extremely close one.

  MSDH strongly recommends Mississippians avoid all social gatherings

  Shelby County’s healthcare systems have ‘reached capacity,’ official warns

  Mighty Lights shine Wednesday in honor of Memphis homicide victims

  Grizzlies’ Ja Morant says he was at controversial weekend party: ‘I should have worn a mask’

  Christmas trees representing the Mid-South featured in Pathway of Peace in national display

Several animal carcasses found dumped near Shelby Farms Park

  Shelby County Health Department director ‘disappointed’ weekend party was not shut down

  TDH reports nearly 5,000 new COVID-19 cases in Tennessee

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Man leaves $3K tip for a beer as restaurant closes for virus

The mega tip was paid on a tab for a single $7 beer.

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  Tigers tip off season opener with COVID-19 limiting capacity, courtside seating at FedExForum

Tiger women hoops open season with loss

College basketball returns to the Bluff City Tuesday night with the Memphis Tiger Women hosting Little Rock at the newly renovated Elma Roane Fieldhouse on the campus.

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Number of inmates with COVID-19 at FCI Memphis increases

Porter-Leath Toy Truck ready to receive toys

Dobbs: ‘Assume anyone you come in contact with is a contagious coronavirus case’

UMMC: ‘We are full. These non-essential gatherings are killing us.’

  Alexander preaches consensus in farewell to fractious Senate

Sen. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee political legend who forged a productive path as a Senate institutionalist after tours as governor and Cabinet secretary, said goodbye to the chamber on Wednesday.
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Photographer witnessed removal of Utah’s mysterious monolith as another appears in Romania

Ross Bernards and his friends ended up with the monolith all to themselves for about an hour and took nighttime photos until some other visitors came walking up.

Programs host 9 mask giveaways across the Mid-South

MPD: Suspect arrested after 4 people were shot during robbery, 2 dead

Face masks now required for Memphis Zoo, Botanic Garden guests

  COVID-19 in Mississippi: 156,868 cases, 3,851 deaths reported by health dept.