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Thursday
Aug282014

Grocery Store Sprouts Farmers Market Coming to Lakeland

(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- The grocery store chain Sprouts Farmers Market is coming to Lakeland.

The Memphis Business Journal reports that the high-end store has leased a former Kroger and also may open another location in Germantown.

Sprouts is known for its farmers-market atmosphere. It has more than 180 stores in 10 states.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Armed Men at-Large After Robbery in Nashville

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Authorities are looking for two armed men suspected in a robbery in Nashville.

According to the city of Nashville, early Tuesday morning, two men, armed with a gun, confronted the clerk, a guest, and a security guard in the lobby of a La Quinta Inn.

The suspects stole an unopened safe from the hotel and fled in a car belonging to a security guard.

The stolen car has been recovered but the men remain at-large.

Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.


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Thursday
Aug282014

State Offers Free Tax Workshop for New Memphis Businesses

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- New businesses in Memphis are being offered some free tips on their business-related tax responsibilities.

The Tennessee Department of Revenue announced Thursday that next month it will be hosting tax workshops in Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville.

The workshops are aimed at helping those encountering business-related taxes for the first time.

The Memphis workshop will be held on Sept. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Renaissance Business Center.


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Wednesday
Aug272014

TN Highway Patrol to Conduct 'No Refusal' DUI Campaign

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol is scheduled to conduct a "No Refusal" enforcement campaign for the upcoming Labor Day weekend.

Starting midnight Friday, officials can seek warrants for blood samples for motorists suspected of driving while impaired. The initiative will continue through 11:59 p.m. on Sept. 1.

"Law enforcement officials have another tool to utilize to deter impaired driving and reduce fatal crashes on Tennessee roadways by conducting ‘No Refusal’ enforcements," said THP Colonel Tracy Trott. "We have chosen to implement this enforcement in each of the eight highway patrol districts, and with the help of various local law enforcement agencies across the state. The ultimate goal is remove drunk drivers from our roadways and to save lives."

Residents in Union, Hamilton, Marion, Montgomery, Shelby, Hawkins, Smith, Maury, and Hardin counties will also see an increase in patrol presence.

Law enforcement officials are also expected to conduct driver's license and seat belt checkpoints, along with "saturation patrols" near bars and taverns.

A total of 16 people were killed in 15 crashes on state roadways during the 2013 Labor Day holiday. Officials cited alcohol in six of the incidents.


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Wednesday
Aug272014

Cops Search for Man in Attempted Robbery in Shelby County

(SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn.) -- Authorities are seeking the public's assistance with identifying and locating a man who tried to rob a store in Shelby County earlier this month, but was unsuccessful.

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office said a masked man entered the Quick and Easy store, located on the 9200 block of Grove Rd on Aug. 17, brandishing a gun. The man somehow became startled, and began firing the weapon while fleeing from the store.

Authorities have released surveillance video of the incident, and anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact authorities at 901-222-5600.


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