Memphians hold peaceful protest, MPD director speaks out

Protests in many American cities turned violent Friday night, sparking chaos and carnage in the streets, but in Memphis, demonstrations the last two nights have been peaceful.

  Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis

Protests erupted in Minneapolis and spread across the country after the police killing of George Floyd.
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  Minneapolis officer charged with George Floyd’s death as protests flare

The police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence in Minneapolis.

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  15,229 cases of coronavirus identified by Miss. Dept. of Health; 723 deaths

  More than 22,000 COVID-19 cases, 360 deaths reported in Tennessee

  Protests against police brutality continue in Downtown Memphis

  COGIC cancels annual Holy Convocation due to COVID-19 concerns

  Collierville restaurant employees suspended after writing 'black people’ on ticket

Two employees of a Collierville restaurant were suspended indefinitely and the eatery's owners have apologized for the way two African American customers were treated on Thursday.
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SpaceX rocket ship blasts off into orbit with 2 Americans

Forecasters put the odds of acceptable conditions at 50-50 for the 3:22 p.m. liftoff of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

  Visitors missing live music on Beale Street, some businesses remain closed

Memphis wellness clinic offering free COVID-19 testing

  MLGW drafts Integrated Resource Plan to address power source

  Collierville teenager steps up to donate personal protective equipment to healthcare workers

  6 injured in recent road rage shootings, Memphis roadway shooting numbers projected to surpass 2019

  Mid-South family comes together for virtual Marine Commissioning Ceremony

  Group pushing to make to-go alcoholic drinks a permanent service in Tennessee

  NCRM weighs in on recent protests against police brutality

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  Cities brace for increasing unrest, call in National Guard

The unrest followed the killing in Minnesota of George Floyd after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck while taking him into custody.

SPORTS

Memphis’ top 2021 hoop recruit leaves for prep school

NBA targets late July return

EPL to restart in mid-July

Minor league baseball could be done this season

Razorbacks set plan for athletes return

The SEC is preparing its schools to reopen for athletes by June 8 and the Arkansas Razorbacks will be ready when that day comes.

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Children’s Museum of Memphis celebrating 30th anniversary with June reopening

  Memphis 901 FC’s Marc Burch reflects on time spent with family during coronavirus

  State to stop COVID-19 data sharing with law enforcement, Shelby County Health Department continuing for now

TDHS implementing new COVID-19 precautions for all office visitors

  Tennessee Unified Command Group releases new report on COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities

The Tennessee Unified Command Group released a new report on the state’s efforts to protect long-term care facility residents from the spread of COVID-19.
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  George Floyd protests: National Guard mobilized in Atlanta; fatal shooting in Detroit

Demonstrators marched, stopped traffic and in some cases lashed out violently at police as protests erupted Friday in dozens of U.S. cities.

Gov. Hutchinson: Arkansas COVID-19 deaths top 130

Judge denies bond reduction in Marked Tree murder case

  Divorce, child custody battles on the rise amid pandemic

SCSO: All detainees who tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered