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Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee, and the county seat of Shelby County. The city is located on the 4th Chickasaw Bluff, south of the confluence of the Wolf and Mississippi Rivers.


Memphis had a population of 672,277 in 2011 making it the largest city in the state of Tennessee, the largest city on the Mississippi River, the third largest in the Southeastern United States, and the 20th largest in the United States. The greater Memphis metropolitan area, including adjacent counties in Mississippi and Arkansas, had a 2010 population of 1,316,100. This makes Memphis the second largest metropolitan area in Tennessee, surpassed only by metropolitan Nashville, which has overtaken Memphis in recent years. Memphis is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities. A resident of Memphis is referred to as a Memphian, and the Memphis region is known, particularly to media outlets, as "Memphis & The Mid-South".

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Jackson State University's homecoming concert, featuring Lil' Wayne and 2 Chainz, was abruptly canceled on Tuesday, the day the concert was to be held.
A grassroots organization aimed at improving opportunities for children has released a report focused on racial profiling in Nashville.

Some elderly residents of a nor Jackson apartment complex are living in fear. Many believe they are being targeted after repeated assaults and thefts.
All the dress rehearsals are over and the Memphis Grizzlies are ready to go with their 15th season of NBA basketball here in the Bluff City.
NEW YORK (AP) - Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Muslim businessman and his wife are suing a Connecticut yacht club on allegations club board members rejected their membership application because of their religion and falsely claimed they supported terrorism.

A teacher with the Jackson County school District has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of an investigation by the sheriff's department.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Jurors who are considering whether to convict Ammon Bundy and his followers for their occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon have indicated difficulty in reaching a consensus.
Burst line spews like a geyser - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee. Member Center: Create Account|; Log In; Manage Account|; Log Out .... Can't Find Something? 1960 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104. (901) 726-0555. FCC Public File · publicfile@wmctv ...
(Kay County Detention Center via AP). This June 8, 2010 photo provided by the Kay County Detention Center shows Michael Vance. Authorities are searching for Vance, who is suspected in a double slaying and accused of shooting and wounding multiple ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Colson Whitehead's novel, "The underground railroad," is up for another literary award, this one presented by the American Library Association.
The event, known as "Leave Your Mark," is designed to encourage young students to rally the community to support drug addiction recovery and promote healthier living.
With election Day approaching, two teachers at one Region 8 high school took it upon themselves to educate their students on the importance of voting.
Hinds D.A. claims AG prosecutors had motive - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee. Member Center: Create Account|; Log In; Manage .... Can't Find Something? 1960 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104. (901) 726-0555. FCC Public File · publicfile@wmctv.com ...
The Louisville medical examiner just identified a body that was found five years ago near Glasgow. Carma Purpura was last seen at a truck stop in Indianapolis in 2007.
Right now, students in the district are being encouraged to donate a dollar or a pair of socks to the Socktober drive. The money and socks raised will go toward students in the school district who are in need of socks before winter.
The Jonesboro police Department has worked nearly 30 counterfeit cash cases in the past few months. Compared to the same time frame last year, they've worked double the amount of reports from area businesses and restaurants.

Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee. Member Center: Create Account|; Log In .... Can't Find Something? 1960 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104. (901) 726-0555. FCC Public File · publicfile ...
(Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP). police from Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke County, as well as Virginia state police and the Roanoke Sheriff's Office, responded to a fatal shooting at FreightCar America in Roanoke, Va.
Video: Burglar prowls near sleeping children - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee. Member Center: Create Account|; Log In; Manage .... Can't Find Something? 1960 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104. (901) 726-0555. FCC Public File · publicfile@wmctv.com ...
The Swifton Volunteer Fire Department held a Fall Festival to raise money for the department on Saturday. This is the department's 3rd annual festival and they use the money raised to help purchase new equipment and supplies.
Project leaders, government officials, and many of the people who are going to utilize the bridge came out to see the ribbon cutting.
Many young Athletes played a game of hoops in downtown Jonesboro to help out for their future on Saturday. Jonesboro Parks and Recreation held its first Downtown 3-on-3 basketball Workforce Tournament Initiative.
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester reacts after getting out of the seventh inning of Game 5 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles.
(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci). Interpretive park ranger Caitlin Kostic speaks to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as she gives him a tour at Gettysburg National Military Park Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, in Gettysburg, Pa.
Migraines linked to mouth bacteria, study says - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee. Member Center: Create Account|; Log In; Manage .... Can't Find Something? 1960 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104. (901) 726-0555. FCC Public File · publicfile@wmctv ...
When they arrived at the hospital in Stockbridge, Georgia, on Tuesday, doctors asked if she might be pregnant. She said no, and doctors began preparing her for X-rays.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Nearly 10,000 California National Guard soldiers have been ordered to repay huge enlistment bonuses a decade after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan, a newspaper reported Saturday.
If you didn't have the opportunity to get out to downtown Jackson Saturday morning, you can still help in the fight against breast cancer.
(AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian). In this Sept. 28, 2016, photo, Elizabeth Vasquez of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation explains efforts to return water to parts of the San Joaquin River that have long been dry during a tour of the confluence of the San Joaquin .
It's almost Halloween and that means time for candy! If you're looking for a safe place to take your child trick-or-treating, here's a list of some places around the gulf Coast that are holding family-friendly fall events for the little ones this year ...
Deputies arrested a Melbourne man Friday for Medicaid fraud after they found out his wife was administering his care. According to Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, 51-year-old Clifton Davis was arrested by the Izard County Sheriff's Office ...
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Faculty member Angela Florschuetz, center, her colleagues, and their supporters picket at Cheyney University in Cheyney, Pa.
1 killed, 2 injured in afternoon crash - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee. Member Center: Create Account|; Log In; Manage Account|; Log Out.
San Francisco (AP) - A Russian man has been charged with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other San Francisco Bay Area companies, Federal Prosecutors announced Friday.
(Jeffrey D. Allred/The Deseret News via AP, File). In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, Brynnley Pyne pretends to kiss a cardboard cutout of Evan McMullin as McMullin supporters rally at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City.
Memphis, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam named former University of Memphis interim president Brad Martin and Democratic fundraiser Bill Freeman to newly independent university boards on Wednesday.
Memphis, Tenn. - A suspected kidnapper was captured in Memphis and the 4-year-old Florida girl taken from her home Saturday is safe and appears unharmed, authorities said Monday afternoon, ending a two-day ordeal that had Kentucky police on alert.
(AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher). A Japanese navy flag is unfurled at a ceremony at Pearl harbor, Hawaii on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.
Two undefeated teams meeting two months into a high school football season is a rarity. But that is the collision course that Presbyterian Christian school and Jackson Preparatory School have charted for themselves, with the pair of 8-0 unbeatens ...
(John McCoy/Los Angeles Daily News via AP). Deputy Hill Goedhart leads the riderless horse Max that belonged to Lancaster sheriff's Deputy Steve Owen before a memorial service on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 in Lancaster, Calif.
London (AP) - United Airlines has suffered an hours-long problem with its computer systems that resulted in delays and cancellations globally.
Baltimore (AP) - Maryland's prisons chief has fought corruption by aggressively investigating bad behavior and rigorously screening new corrections officers.
(AP Photo/ Evan Vucci). Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the South Florida Fairgrounds and Convention Center, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in West Palm Beach, Fla.
You don't have to look very far to find people living in sub-par or even dilapidated homes. Homes with people living in conditions they cannot afford to fix or leave behind for better housing.
With October about halfway over, most of South Mississippi has seen little to no rainfall so far this month. drought conditions are worst north of I-20 in northern Mississippi.
East Nashville's Phillips commits to Oklahoma - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee. Member Center: Create Account|; Log In; Manage ... Can't Find Something? 1960 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38104. (901) 726-0555. FCC Public File · publicfile@wmctv.com ...
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). A man sticks his head out from under a large American flag as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton finishes a rally at Miami Dade College in Miami, Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.
(AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File). FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2015, file photo, former Albuquerque Detective Keith Sandy, left, and Officer Dominique Perez speak with attorneys during a preliminary hearing in Albuquerque, N.M.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey gambling regulators have approved a New York firm to become the first in the United States to deploy skill-based slot machines on casino floors in which payout is determined by the player's ability.


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