Slain NBA player's ex-wife denied parole in Tennessee
Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife will not be granted early release from a 30-year prison sentence she received after pleading guilty to plotting the retired NBA player’s 2010 slaying, the Tennessee Board of Parole said Monday. The board voted to deny parole for Sherra Wright, who entered a guilty plea in July 2019 to facilitation of first-degree murder in her ex-husband's killing. Sherra Wright appeared at a parole hearing May 11 at the prison in Nashville where she is being held.news.yahoo.com
This 29-year-old left the U.S. for Budapest. Now he makes $120,000 — and lives in an $800-per-month apartment
In 2018, 29-year-old Francis Nayan left the U.S. to live in Budapest, Hungary. Earning $10,000 per month as a freelance copywriter, he says moving abroad was "the best decision" he's ever made. Here's a look at his monthly spending and what he does in a typical day.cnbc.com
Grizzlies rout Timberwolves 124-96 to tie series at 1 apiece
Ja Morant scored 23 points and handed out 10 assists as the Memphis Grizzlies looked much more like the team that posted the NBA’s second-best record, routing the Minnesota Timberwolves 124-96 to even up their first-round Western Conference series at 1 apiece.
Timberwolves stun Grizzlies, grab Game 1 with 130-117 win
Anthony Edwards scored 36 points in his postseason debut, and the seventh-seeded Minnesota Timberwolves stunned the No. 2 seed Memphis Grizzlies 130-117 to grab home-court advantage in the opener of their first-round Western Conference series.
Ja Morant returns to help Grizzlies rout Pelicans, 141-114
Ja Morant had 21 points and nine assists in his return from soreness in his right knee, Dillon Brooks scored 23 points and the Memphis Grizzlies routed the New Orleans Pelicans 141-114 on Saturday night to tie the 2012-13 franchise record for victories in a season at 56.
Convict: Lorenzen Wright's ex-wife recruited him for killing
A former Navy sailor and convicted killer testified Thursday that Lorenzen Wright’s ex-wife asked him and another man to kill the former NBA player nearly 12 years ago in Atlanta. Jimmie Martin testified in the trial of Billy Ray Turner, who has pleaded not guilty to charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder and conspiracy in the death of Wright. Wright's decomposing body was found riddled with bullet wounds in a swampy field in east Memphis on July 28, 2010 — nine days after he placed a gunshot-ridden 911 call and several days after the 34-year-old father of six was reporting missing.news.yahoo.com
Ford, battery maker face job requirement for Tennessee plant
A lease agreement says Ford Motor Co. and a South Korean company would have to create more than 5,000 full-time jobs at a planned electric pickup truck factory and battery manufacturing plant in Tennessee or pay back at least part of a $500 million state grant for the project.
Ford, battery maker face job requirement for Tennessee plant
Ford Motor Co. and a South Korean company would have to create more than 5,000 full-time jobs at a planned electric pickup truck factory and battery manufacturing plant in Tennessee or pay back at least part of a $500 million state grant for the project, according to a lease approved Thursday by a regional board. The Megasite Authority of West Tennessee's board of directors voted to approve the lease during a meeting to discuss the $5.6 billion project to build electric F-Series pickups and batteries at a 3,600-acre (1,460-hectare) parcel of land in rural Stanton, northeast of Memphis. Ford, battery maker SK Innovation and Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced the project in September.news.yahoo.com
Legal experts baffled by sentence for registering to vote
Some legal experts view as excessive and baffling the six-year prison sentence given to a Tennessee activist convicted of illegally registering to vote while on probation. Pamela Moses was convicted in November and sentenced to six years and a day on Jan. 31 by Shelby County Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward. The judge told Moses that he would consider placing her on probation after nine months if she completes certain prison programs and maintains good behavior, the district attorney's office in Memphis said in a news release.news.yahoo.com
She was told she could vote again after felony convictions. Now she’s in prison for trying.
Pamela Moses was convicted of voter fraud in Tennessee and sentenced to six years in prison, even though officials who signed off on her being eligible to vote acknowledged that they made an error in saying her rights had been restored.washingtonpost.com
Danielle Hoyle’s surviving child distraught over loss of her mom, newborn sister
The older sister of 2-day-old Kennedy Hoyle is racked with grief after her mother and baby sister were allegedly killed […] The post Danielle Hoyle’s surviving child distraught over loss of her mom, newborn sister appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Span of Memphis street renamed for slain rapper Young Dolph
Family and friends of slain rapper Young Dolph have remembered him as a generous philanthropist, skilled businessman and loving father at a ceremony renaming a street for him in the same area of Memphis where he grew up — and also was gunned down.
French Prime Minister condemns Guadeloupe violence "in the strongest possible terms"
French Prime Minister Jean Castex condemns days of rioting against Covid-19 restrictions which have taken place in Guadeloupe. Paris authorities have sent elite police and counter-terrorism officers to the French overseas territory to quell the unrest.news.yahoo.com
Mississippi loses Supreme Court water fight with Tennessee
A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday rejected a claim that the Memphis, Tennessee, area has been taking water that belongs to Mississippi from an underground aquifer that sits beneath parts of both states. The high court's first decision of the term came in a case argued in October, deflating expectations that the justices would resolve the issue of whether Texas' ban on most abortions could be challenged in federal court. Two cases on the Texas issue were argued Nov. 1 under an accelerated process that the court has previously used only rarely and in some of its most notable decisions, including the Bush v. Gore case that settled the 2000 presidential election.news.yahoo.com
‘Clout Is One Hell of a Drug’: Fans Slam Soulja Boy for His Response Over Being Pulled From Millenium Tour Following Young Dolph’s Assassination
Soulja Boy has been benched for two upcoming Millenium Tour dates over concerns of retaliatory violence following the slaying of fellow rapper Young Dolph. G-Squared […]news.yahoo.com
Postal worker's mother says he was bullied before shooting
A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier who shot a manager and a supervisor before killing himself at a Tennessee postal facility was not a violent person and was being bullied at work by his superiors, his mother said Thursday. Tracey Haley told The Associated Press that her 28-year-old son, Johntra Haley, was the person who shot two postal service co-workers Tuesday at a sorting facility in Memphis. Haley spoke to an AP journalist at the apartment complex where her son lived as postal inspectors took the man’s sister aside for questioning.news.yahoo.com