Katie Riordan

COVID Hospitalizations, Predicted for November, Arrive Early

New daily cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Shelby County and across the state as health officials are asking the public to stick with masking and limit social interactions. Tennessee is one of 31 states across the country on the White House’s growing list of “red zones.” That means last week it had more than 100 new COVID cases per 100,000 residents. The state currently has the 16th highest rate in the country. The numbers are concerning for Shelby County leaders who also reported a...

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Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments by the Pink Palace Family of Museums.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments provided by the Pink Palace Family of Museums

Memphis, TN – The University of Memphis, formerly Memphis State University, is honoring the Memphis State Eight this week for breaking the color barrier in 1959.

Memphis, TN – Beverly Guest Kirkwood interviews her sister-in-law Lillian Lajuana Walker on becoming a writer.

Memphis, TN – Linda Knox reminisces with her daughter Marisa Knox about singing to her as a child and then in turn continuing the family tradition by singing and playing games with her grandson.

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The Justice Department announced on Wednesday a global settlement of civil and criminal investigations into Purdue Pharma's aggressive marketing of opioid medications, including Oxycontin.

Federal officials have long maintained Purdue's actions helped fuel a prescription opioid epidemic that has killed more than 232,000 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

With less than two weeks remaining in the presidential contest, Joe Biden's campaign enjoys a massive cash advantage over President Trump's.

The president's campaign committee finished September with $63.1 million in its coffers, compared with the Biden team's $177.3 million cash on hand, according to new filings with the Federal Election Commission late Tuesday evening.

Health officials in Michigan issued a stay-in-place order for undergraduate students at the University of Michigan, effective immediately, as new confirmed coronavirus cases spike. One big exception: Football.

The public health directive does not apply to varsity student athletes, who are exempt and allowed to take part in practices and competitions.

Washtenaw County, which includes University of Michigan's campus in Ann Arbor, announced the order Tuesday. It is effective through 7 a.m. on Nov. 3.

When a Washington D.C. artist lost his job during the pandemic, he found comfort and order amidst the clutter of his home workshop.

Don Becker, 57, got laid off from his job as a set painter for a company that makes displays for conventions and large meetings. So he turned his attention to making automatons. They're mechanical sculptures that come to life with the turn of a crank.

Becker's creations don't just move; they tell a story.

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