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Past articles by Jody:

One dead in East Memphis shooting

The incident happened around 8 p.m. near Mendenhall and Devonshire in East Memphis, police said. Responding officers found a man there with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene. → Read More

Police recover stolen Blues City Tours bus; man charged

A Blues City Tours bus that was stolen when the driver stopped at a Tops Bar-B-Q restaurant has been recovered, and Barry Cole, 23, has been charged. → Read More

One dead in traffic crash

An early morning traffic crash Sunday left a mother and her unborn fetus dead, police said. → Read More

Family sues over police-involved death

The family of a man shot and killed last year by Memphis police has filed a lawsuit in his death, according to court records. → Read More

'Hate U Give' author encourages young women

An author whose first book shot to the top of the bestseller charts earlier this year spent about an hour in Memphis Thursday encouraging young women, particularly young black women, to find their voices and tell their stories. → Read More

Man pleads guilty to stealing $1.5M

A Memphis man pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $1.5 million from a trust, according to officials and court records. → Read More

Memphians remember Raiford

Robert Raiford, who died Wednesday at the age of 75, was a colorful presence in Memphis for more than 30 years. → Read More

Memphis Fire Dept. responds to blaze at 100 N. Main

Memphis Fire Department crews are on the scene of a two-alarm fire at 100 N. Main. The call came in about the vacant building shortly before 5 p.m. Smoke could be seen coming from the south side of the building. → Read More

Robert Raiford, a Memphis legend, dies

Robert Raiford, a Memphis legend who ran a tiny disco in Downtown Memphis for decades, died Wednesday of natural causes, family members confirmed. → Read More

Despite ACLU qualms, court holds prayer circle in Memphis

The event, which organizers hoped would have enough people to link arms and circle the Juvenile Court building at 616 Adams, attracted about 50 people. → Read More

Tour van stolen from restaurant parking lot after driver leaves engine running

A man driving a Blues City Tours van stopped by the Tops Bar-B-Q restaurant on Union Monday afternoon for a little snack. → Read More

Prayer circle at Juvenile Court raises ACLU concerns

Last Friday, a special assistant to Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael sent an email alerting the media to a "prayer circle" planned for Tuesday afternoon at that public building. → Read More

Shooting leaves one critical

Memphis police are investigating after a Sunday afternoon shooting in North Memphis. → Read More

Legendary bluesman James Cotton passes away

At 9, James Cotton embarked on a musical career that would see him honored and loved the world over. → Read More

TBI: Sexual assaults down at 4 Memphis colleges

They fell at Rhodes, CBU, Southwest Tennessee Community College and the Memphis College of Art, but rose at U of M. → Read More

Memphis Police investigating fatal shooting

Memphis police are investigating after a man was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon, officials said. → Read More

Shots fired during funeral

An argument apparently broke out at a funeral, leading one mourner to open fire. → Read More

Shots fired during funeral

An argument at a funeral led one mourner to open fire. → Read More

3 shot in South Memphis

Memphis police are investigating after at least one shooting left three people with gunshot wounds in South Memphis Tuesday, officials said. → Read More

Memphis police officer injured in Downtown car chase

At least one Memphis police officer has been injured during the pursuit of a vehicle Tuesday evening. → Read More