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Fire Dept. Lieutenant Never Left Truck for Tyre Nichols

She's among 3 Memphis Fire Department employees fired

(Newser) - The fallout continues over the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols during an arrest in Memphis:
  • Fire department: The city's Fire Department fired three employees Monday who responded to the scene, reports USA Today . EMTs Robert Long and JaMicheal Sandridge and Lt. Michelle Whitaker lost their jobs for failing to
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Memphis Cop 'Relieved of Duty' Over Nichols Beating

Preston Hemphill is 6th Memphis police officer to be disciplined over the brutal arrest

(Newser) - A sixth Memphis Police Department officer has been disciplined for his involvement in the brutal beating and arrest of Tyre Nichols, a department spokeswoman said Monday. Officer Preston Hemphill was relieved of duty shortly after the Jan. 7 arrest of Nichols, who died three days later at a hospital, said...

As Police Kicked and Beat Him, He Kept Yelling Out One Thing

'Mom!' Tyre Nichols repeatedly screamed during Memphis beating, heard on video released Friday

(Newser) - The City of Memphis released videos Friday evening of the arrest and brutal beating by police officers of Tyre Nichols, who died three days later. The footage—which included three bodycam videos and a pole surveillance camera video—showed "extremely violent scenes," per the New York Times , including...

Boy Didn't Have a Right Hand— So His Classmates Built One

Sergio Peralta, 15, dreaded a new school, but it 'changed my life'

(Newser) - When Sergio Peralta arrived as a new student at Tennessee's Hendersonville High School last fall, he tried to hide his right hand in his sleeve. The 15-year-old was born without a fully formed hand, of which he was embarrassed, and hoped "nobody would ever find out," he...

Memphis on Edge as Video in Cop Beating Set for Release
Biden Speaks
Ahead of Release
of Tyre Nichols Video
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Biden Speaks Ahead of Release of Tyre Nichols Video

Biden urges calm ahead of footage being made public that shows cops beating man during traffic stop

(Newser) - Friday evening is likely to be a tense one in Memphis, Tennessee, as authorities are set to release video that shows the violent arrest of Tyre Nichols , a 29-year-old Black man who died three days after the Jan. 7 confrontation during a traffic stop. Police have said Nichols experienced shortness...

Lawyers: Cops Beat Black Man Like a 'Human Piñata'

Attorneys for family of late Tyre Nichols, 29, are comparing his beating to Rodney King incident

(Newser) - Memphis police officers beat motorist Tyre Nichols for three minutes, treating him like "a human piñata" in a "savage" encounter reminiscent of the infamous 1991 police beating of Los Angeles motorist Rodney King, attorneys for the family said Monday. Attorney Ben Crump said police video viewed by...

Presley's Autopsy Wraps Up With a Question Mark

Cause of death is still undetermined; public memorial service is planned

(Newser) - An autopsy has failed to reveal a cause of death for Lisa Marie Presley, who died last week at age 54 . "The cause of death was deferred," meaning that "after an autopsy, a cause of death has not been determined and the medical examiner is requesting more...

Here Are the Worst States in America for Drivers

And the best, per WalletHub's ranking, which puts Hawaii in last place

(Newser) - Whether we get behind the wheel for leisurely cruising, for our daily commutes, or to take care of errands, American drivers have long contended with traffic, potholes, fluctuating gas prices, and the other annoyances. WalletHub wanted to see which states were better to drive in than others, and it looked...

In-N-Out Makes 'Life-Changing Decision' to Head East

In-N-Out Burger is expanding into Tennessee—the farthest east the chain has gone

(Newser) - In-N-Out Burger hasn't made its way across the pond, though Prince Harry is now a new fan . But the iconic restaurant chain based in California is slowly working its way east, now announcing a plan to open sites in Tennessee. Per a statement from company owner and President Lynsi...

2 Hikers Got a NYE Lift From Tenn. National Guard

Tennessee National Guard had to swoop in on a Black Hawk helicopter to rescue stranded pair

(Newser) - Two hikers are OK after a New Year's Eve hike on the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee turned frightening. Per a release , the state's Department of Military reports that it and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency received a call not long after 5am local time on Saturday about a...

Cops: Homeowners Moved, Left 76 Dogs Behind

Dozens of neglected animals found in filthy Tennessee home

(Newser) - Police in a small Tennessee town received a tip this week from a "concerned citizen," and what they found inside a local home stunned them: dozens of dogs, crammed into a trash-filled residence that had been abandoned by its owners. Responders from the Animal Rescue Corps, called by...

Marion Smith Explored an Unmatched 8K Caves
No One Entered More Caves
Than Marion Smith
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No One Entered More Caves Than Marion Smith

Tennessee man who 'wanted to create an adventure' daily dies at 80

(Newser) - "If caving were a professional sport," a Sports Illustrated profile said in 2003, Marion Smith "would possess the lifetime stats of a Wilt Chamberlain or Ted Williams." Smith—who is thought to have gone into more caves than any other human being ever, per the New ...

In a DOT Salt Pile, a 'Most Bizarre' Find

Worker stumbles upon hardened human heart at Tennessee facility

(Newser) - Authorities are investigating the discovery of a human heart in a salt pile at a Tennessee Department of Transportation facility. Workers at the facility in McEwen were making preparations for inclement weather Thursday when they came across something unusual that was later confirmed to be a human heart, Humphreys County...

He Got Custody of His Young Daughter, Then Fatally Shot Her

Angel Ahearn's grandmother is now slamming Tennessee's child services

(Newser) - Six years ago, Angelique Ahearn's mother was killed in a Halloween car crash in Tennessee, and since the accident, her maternal grandmother, Monica Dunning, had fought for custody of the girl. Now Dunning is furious at the state's Department of Children's Services after Angel's father, who...

Canceled Flight Leads to a Most Unusual Road Trip

13 strangers rent van, drive together from Orlando to Knoxville after nixed Frontier flight

(Newser) - What do you do when you're in the airport and find out your flight has been canceled? You could hang out in the airport until a new flight is available; resign yourself to spending more time in the city you're flying out of; or hook up with a...

They Came In With Paddles to Save Him. A Fireball Erupted

Family says dad died after fireball caused by defibrillator in Nashville hospital

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman says her husband died on Thanksgiving after catching fire in a Nashville hospital, and now his family is speaking out to prevent something like this from happening again. Kathy Stark tells WKRN that earlier this month she had her spouse of 35 years, Bobby Ray, brought to...

Tennessee AG Isn't Shaking Off Ticketmaster's Swift Debacle

Jonathan Skrmetti looking into consumer complaints on Ticketmaster sales for singer's tour

(Newser) - The Ticketmaster fumble on Tuesday during sales for Taylor Swift's Eras Tour wasn't just an annoyance for fans—it was a bungle that's caught the attention of Tennessee's attorney general. At a Wednesday video news conference, AG Jonathan Skrmetti announced that, due to multiple consumer complaints...

Country Music's Entertainer of the Year Repeats

Singer Luke Combs wins CMA honor 2nd year in a row; Chris Stapleton, Lainey Wilson also win big

(Newser) - Luke Combs was crowned entertainer of the year at Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, the second year in a row that he's taken home the night's top honor. "I want to thank country music for making my dreams come true," Combs said, dedicating the award...

Porsche Driver Who Shot Homeless Man Avoids Jail Time

She was sentenced to probation in 2017 incident

(Newser) - The woman who shot a homeless Nashville man who'd asked her to move her Porsche has avoided jail time in the case. Katie Quackenbush was on Thursday ordered to serve nearly a full year of probation for the 2017 crime, Fox News reports. She was convicted of misdemeanor reckless...

Her Voter Fraud Conviction Caused Uproar. Now, She Sues

Pamela Moses accuses Tennessee, DA's office of wrongful conviction, humiliation

(Newser) - A Tennessee activist who received a six-year prison sentence for trying to register to vote while on felony probation is believed to be the first person to sue prosecutors after her case was thrown out, per the Guardian . Pamela Moses, convicted of illegal voter registration in November, was incarcerated for...

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