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A Memphis police officer causes a ruckus in a local pancake shop when he nudges aside some paying customers who are about to take a seat at a table he believes — wrongly, as it turns out — is reserved for cops. When the customers complain, he tries to have them arrested. The whole thing ends with the policeman turning in his resignation. The customers probably never thought they'd be getting a side of bacon with their breakfast.

The majestic Sears Crosstown building is sold to local businessman Andy Cates. After years of neglect and absentee ownership, we're glad to see the place in local hands. Now it's up to Cates to figure out what to do with the Midtown landmark. We just hope he doesn't decide to turn it into the world's largest brick store.

click to enlarge GREG CRAVENS

A judge discovers that a Memphis man arrested for forgery has a string of 34 different aliases. Well, he was arrested for forgery, after all. Even the fellow's own mother has never heard of most of them. Just wondering: How does he know when people are trying to get his attention?

An 11-year-old boy playing in the street — as 11-year-old boys sometimes like to do — is struck by a car near Hacks Cross Road. The boy is taken to the hospital and will recover from his injuries, but he's then given a ticket for "obstructing traffic." Yes — obstructing it with his own 11-year-old body. Yikes. Will that go down on his permanent record?

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