Two former employees have filed a lawsuit against Earnestine & Hazel’s, a popular “haunted” Downtown dive bar, among others under the same ownership, alleging they are owed unpaid wages and unpaid overtime by the joint businesses.
Investigators say 27-year-old Jalonnie Williams is charged with criminal attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly pushed a man out of a vehicle, dragged him down the street and left him on July 13.
A new legal filing against the City of Memphis says the police department failed to arrest Cleotha Henderson for the 2021 rape of Alicia Franklin even after they received details about the crime from a second witness — Henderson’s girlfriend.
In response to nationwide criticism about major delays in rape kit testing, the state is spending millions of dollars to staff up Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) forensic labs, and the federal government is sending aid, too.
The new positions which include scientists, technicians and administrative support, will be added to each TBI division throughout the state. Jackson will get eight new positions, Nashville lab to add 11 positions and Knoxville division will add six.