From City Beat Blog: The rising Mississippi River on Thursday hit the ''holy shit" stage on the gauge as national news organizations took note, police dealt with crowds of sightseers going over the Auction Avenue Bridge, and water lapped over Riverside Drive on to Beale Street.
Tennessee Shakespeare Company's Romeo and Juliet closes its run at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens this weekend. Flyer theater critic Chris Davis calls it gorgeous. And Memphis magazine's Frank Murtaugh says it's "Shakespeare done right."
A day after the Memphis and Shelby County Office of Preparedness warned citizens of an evacuation flyer hoax, it was announced that county officials will begin handing out the real flyers today. Bianca Phillips has the story.
From 901: American Humane Association's Red Star Emergency Animal Services team is working in partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), which received an official request from Memphis mayor A C Wharton's office and the Shelby County Office of Preparedness. Their purpose, as the Mississippi River is expected to crest at a near-record high within the next week, is to assist with regional rescue of pets and other animals.
The Memphis Grizzlies pulled off an improbable comeback from 16 points down in the second half to beat Oklahoma City in Game 3 of their playoff series. Go here for stats. Check Beyond the Arc for full game analysis by Chris Herrington.
ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer is in Memphis today and will anchor the evening news here tonight. From her Facebook page: “Spent time at the Memphis command center this morning to get the very latest on the historic flooding. Very tense week ahead - all people can do now is watch, wait, hope and pray.”
Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis has won the national competition to get President Obama to speak at its graduation, the White House announced Tuesday. The date has yet to be determined. More details as they emerge.
Like many of you, I was sitting at home Sunday night when I heard Osama bin Laden was dead. That was the way I heard it first, via a Twitter alert on my laptop. At that point, I assumed maybe he'd just died — of cancer, a heart attack, or maybe kidney failure. A few minutes later, President Obama came on television to make a formal announcement of the al-Qaeda leader's death ...