Bill Clinton to campaign for Hillary Clinton in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton is heading to Kentucky this week to campaign for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton’s campaign says in a news release that Bill Clinton will attend public events Tuesday in Morehead, Lexington and Louisville. Details about the events weren’t immediately released Sunday. Kentucky’s primary election is May 17.

5 wounded at party shooting in Murfreesboro

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) – Police in Murfreesboro are investigating a shooting at a party that left five people wounded, one seriously. Media outlets report police were called to the scene of the party at 1 a.m. Sunday where a fight had broken out. Police say one victim had serious injuries and four others had non-life threatening injuries. All were taken…

LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday, saying they’re not giving up their fight against a state law they call discriminatory. The law, which takes effect July 1, is to allow religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples and transgender people. More than 300 people marched from…

Scattered Showers for Monday

Weather Update: 4:00 PM Sunday Scattered showers and thunderstorms are slowly coming to an end. There are still a few scattered storms moving through but at this time the threat for severe activity continues to drop. Tonight, there could still be a few pop-up, isolated showers or thunderstorms. The likelihood for widespread activity is low for the remainder of the…

Danny Glover speaks words of wisdom at Lane’s Commencement

JACKSON, Tenn.—Hundreds of people gathered at the Oman Arena to celebrate the 175 new Lane College Alumni…and gain some wisdom from a noted actor and human rights activist. “We have to be a more people orientated society than a thing orientated society,” actor Danny Glover said after he gave the commencement speech. Glover is known for his roles in the…

Titans players meet fans in Downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn.– Saturday the Titian Caravan started their week long tour of the mid-south, making one of their first stops in Jackson. “This is historically one of if not our biggest caravan stops as we go all over the state, dip into Mississippi, Alabama and Kentucky,” said the Voice of Titans Mike Keith.  “Jackson, Tennessee doesn’t take a back seat to any stop.”…

4th Annual Purple Way 5K braves storms

JACKSON, Tenn.—The fourth annual Purple Way 5K braved the weather this morning all in support of epilepsy awareness. Around 50 runners, and one dog, didn’t let the thunderstorms scare them away for this good cause. All proceeds from the event go to the Danny Did Foundation to help other families with costs associated with epilepsy. “Not many people know about…

National Drug Take Back Day in the Hub City

JACKSON, Tenn.—The Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. They hosted their drug take back day at three different locations in the Hub City Saturday. Those collecting…

Rainy End to April

Weather Update: 10:45 PM Saturday Scattered showers and t’storms have been pushing through West Tennessee today, all behind a warm front moved through the area this morning. It looks like we will continue  to have on and off showers for the next few days.  A cold front will begin to shift east and when it does, we will get below normal…

University of Memphis journalism students to cover Olympics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Memphis says 14 of its journalism students will travel to Rio De Janeiro to cover the Summer Olympics. The university said in a statement Thursday that Roxane Coche, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media, will be supervising the program. The games open Aug. 5. The group will be housed…