'Elvis Presley' Helps Pedestrians Cross The Street In German Town

Elvis Presley's image has been used to create action figures, reading lamps and Christmas ornaments. His likeness has adorned socks, slippers and soap – and countless other products over the decades since the American rock legend first got audiences all shook up. Why not traffic lights? The town of Friedberg, Germany, this week installed three pedestrian traffic lights that incorporate images of the King . The don't-walk light shows Presley at a microphone, while the walk light depicts him in...

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Blue Christmas

Dec 5, 2018
Church Health

While it’s hard to admit, I love sappy holiday movies.

Bluff City Toffee

The way to a person's heart is most definitely through their stomach.


With three vacancies on the Memphis City Council, members will soon get to choose the temporary replacements until the next election. But filling just one of those seats wasn't without controversy. 


It may not have been a surprise that Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith was elected to the U.S. Senate in Mississippi in this week's runoff. The red state hasn't elected a Democrat to that position since the 1980s. But Hyde-Smith's off-the-cuff remarks about attending a public hanging (which she called an "exaggerated expression of regard") inflamed the state's liberal voters, who decried her lack of apology, and galvanized Republicans, who felt the national media gave it too much attention. 

Keep Your Smile Merry and Bright This Winter!

Nov 28, 2018

With winter and holiday mayhem fast approaching, don’t forget about the importance of your oral health! 

Justin Fox Burks

French Toast is so easy to prepare.

After a razor-thin election that is still officially undetermined, Mike Palazzolo stands, at this time, to be the re-elected Mayor of Germantown. He joined WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines to talk about his apparent lead over challenger John Barzizza.

Palazzolo presumes that the difference in margin of votes is enough to call his win. However, the official decision won't be made until the Germantown City Council meets on Monday, Nov. 26. His opponent may then appeal the council’s decision.

Adolescents held at the Shelby County Juvenile Detention Center will now be able to make phone calls to their parents or guardians free of charge, Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announced Monday.

Harris said eliminating the costs of phone calls between detained juveniles and their families is a small part of his larger juvenile justice reform agenda, but a necessary change.

Jennifer Chandler

The age-old question remains: What’s the difference between stuffing and dressing?

A massive makeover is planned for Memphis' riverfront, from Mud Island to the Metal Museum. This week on WKNO-TV's Behind the Headlines, Carol Coletta, president and CEO of Memphis River Parks Partnership, talks about the plans to unite the public spaces and create more value for citizens.

Financing the project, she says, is one of the biggest challenges faced by the Memphis River Parks Partnership. She breaks down the funding sources for the parks and trails' expansion.


Just outside Charlottesville, Va., the roads lose their markings as they wind through the woods, passing an occasional church, a cemetery and a plantation known as Highland, owned by America's fifth president James Monroe. For the first time in its 225-year history, the site has begun telling the stories of the African-American men and women who were enslaved there, and consulting with their descendants.

On display now at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., is a special exhibit centered on a rare Bible from the 1800s that was used by British missionaries to convert and educate slaves.

What's notable about this Bible is not just its rarity, but its content, or rather the lack of content. It excludes any portion of text that might inspire rebellion or liberation.

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Up to a foot of snow — and possibly more — is expected to fall through Sunday night across the southern Appalachians and nearby foothills in North Carolina and Virginia.

"Some places might get what the equivalent of a year of snowfall is for that area," David Roth, a forecaster with the Weather Prediction Center, told NPR. "I would think this will end up being a historic storm for southwest Virginia and western North Carolina."

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Black Teacher Turnover Rate Higher Than White Peers In TN

Hear the radio version of this story. An analysis of Tennessee’s teaching workforce shows schools in the state are struggling to recruit black teachers. And, even if these teachers do get into the pipeline, many quickly shift to another school.

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Delta Queen to rove America’s riverways once more

The Delta Queen, an overnight steamboat that once travelled many rivers including the Mississippi and Arkansas, will be back in action soon. The ship had been beached since 2008 when it didn’t receive a congressional exemption from the 1966 Safety at Sea Act that prohibits boats with wooden superstructures from sheltering overnight guests, according to the Delta Queen Steamboat Company.

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