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Jackson police investigate ‘skimmer’ found on fuel pump

JACKSON, Tenn. — Police are investigating after a convenience store clerk found what appears to be an electronic skimmer device attached to a fuel pump. The Jackson Police Department provided this photo of the device. The device was found at a store on North Highland Avenue near Interstate 40, according to a release from the Jackson Police Department. “Skimmers” can…

Tenn. lawmaker drops bill seeking food stamp junk food restrictions

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A state lawmaker has withdrawn her bill seeking to restrict which items that Tennessee’s 1 million food stamp recipients would be able to buy at the grocery store. Republican Rep. Sheila Butt of Columbia would have banned items high in calories, sugar and fat, such as sodas, ice cream, candy, cookies and cake. The measure would…

West Tennessee locals to attend Trump inauguration

ALAMO, Tenn. — As Donald Trump’s inauguration nears, hundreds of thousands of people are expected to travel to the nation’s capital. Ann Strongs of Crockett County is just one West Tennessean who will see the new president take office on Friday in Washington, D.C. She said after hearing Donald Trump speak in Millington this past February, she knew she would go…

Police: 12 arrested in protest at Valero refinery in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Police say 12 people have been arrested during a protest at the Valero refinery in Memphis. Memphis police spokesman Louis Brownlee says protesters used 55-gallon drums to block the south Memphis refinery’s truck loading entrance on Monday afternoon. Brownlee says several protesters handcuffed themselves to the barrels and refused to leave. Those arrested face charges including…

Tenn. Congressman Steve Cohen to boycott Trump inauguration

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee congressman says he’ll boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration to support his Democratic colleague, John Lewis, who became embroiled in a feud with the incoming Republican president. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen chose the site of Martin Luther King Jr.’s final speech to announce he’ll skip Trump’s swearing in Friday. The Memphis Democrat said Monday it…

Memphis celebrates King’s legacy on MLK Day

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Residents of Memphis, the city where civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was killed, are honoring his legacy with neighborhood events and a daylong celebration at the National Civil Rights Museum. Volunteers on Monday fanned out across Memphis neighborhoods where blight is a major problem to take part in a “MLK Day of Service.” They…

Mr. Food recipe for Perfect Fried Shrimp

What You’ll Need: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined, with tails left on What To Do: In a shallow dish, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper; mix well. In another shallow dish,…

Championship Bull Riding returns to Hub City for 20th year

  JACKSON, Tenn. — Saturday was the final day for the Bud Light Classic bull riding competition at the Oman Arena. For the 20th year, West Tennessee has shown up in high numbers for the Championship Bull Riding competition. “This is the 5th year for Championship Bull Riding to be here,” Championship Bull Riding CEO Benny Kude said. “We’re proud…

Glimpse of Wet & Warm Spring Weather

WEATHER UPDATE – 10:30 p.m. Patchy fog is possible tonight into the morning. It is not going to be as dense as it was Friday night into Saturday morning, but it will be lingering into Monday morning. Today we definitely did not see as much wetness as we did yesterday! We stayed dry all day long. The clouds are going…

Clayborn Temple in Memphis gets $400k grant for preservation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The National Park Service has awarded Memphis a $400,000 grant for preservation of the historic Clayborn Temple, which served as the home base for the sanitation workers strike that brought civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. to the city. The grant was announced Thursday, along with funding for more than 35 other projects associated with…