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Confederate 901 rally in Memphis remains peaceful

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Demonstrations against the removal of the Confederate statues in Downtown Memphis included a small gathering and a ride around I-240 led by the Confederate 901 group, was originally supposed to be a rally. The protest remained peaceful and small, with police and media outnumbering the protesters.The four streets bordering Health Science Park were closed in… Read More


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Lights at Health Sciences Park haven’t been on since statue removal

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The lights at Health Sciences Park haven’t been on since the removal of the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue. WMC Action News 5 reached out to the City of Memphis, MLGW, and the park’s new owner Memphis Greenspace, Inc. to find out who is in charge of keeping the lights. For University of Tennessee Health Science… Read More


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Doctor lays out $1M plan to prevent, aid opioid abuse

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Shelby County Commissioners heard the first steps of a possible plan to combat the opioid epidemic sweeping the county and the state Wednesday. But the first move of the fight has a steep price tag. “I thought this was a good way to start and really look at what’s possible for us to do,” said… Read More


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UTHSC banning all smoking on campus

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New Year’s Day kicks off the year-round tobacco ban on University of Tennessee Health Science Center campus. It’s an idea that students pushed to have the university put into action. The days are numbered for students, faculty, and staff to enjoy a smoke or vape as they walk through campus. Come Jan. 1, 2018, the… Read More


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UT Health Science Center in midst of $20M security upgrades

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is in the midst of more than $20 million in state-funded security upgrades. “We went from about 300 cameras right now to about 1,200 cameras being installed campus wide,” UTHSC Police Chief Anthony Berryhill said. The enhancements will also include keyless locks on buildings and an emergency… Read More


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Ex-wife of D.C. sniper urges domestic violence victims to report abuse

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The ex-wife of one of the most infamous criminals in American history is spreading awareness on a critical issue in the Mid-South. Mildred Muhammad was the keynote speaker at “Bridging Troubled Waters,” a community forum meant to end domestic violence and build healthy romantic relationships in the Mid-South. The event was sponsored by UT Health… Read More


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UT Health Science Center to honor students with posthumous degree

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A student aspiring to change lives and help others died in January 2015 before receiving the chance to fulfill that dream. However, the school she attended has not forgotten her dream and will soon make it a reality. University of Tennessee Health Science Center will award Rachel Stevens a posthumous degree during the college’s spring… Read More


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Panelists say “Black on Black Crime” A Multifacted Problem

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MEMPHIS, TENN (localmemphis.com) – Of the 55 homicides so far this year, about 65% involved African American victims, according to the Memphis-Shelby County Crime Commission. This evening LeMoyne-Owen College sponsored a forum to examine the causes of black on black crime and ways to decrease it. The discussion was officially titled “Black-on-Black Crime Forum Program.”… Read More