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City of Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Black Lives Matter movement in Memphis is demanding change, delivering to officials a list of actions they believe will improve the lives of African-American residents in the majority black city.

Minister Devante Hill, an organizer of a protest that blocked Interstate 40 on Sunday night, listed the group's demands during a community meeting with Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and Interim Police Director Michael Rallings at a church on Monday.

House

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  West Tennessee Democrat Steve Cohen is offering up legislation he believes will bring some clarity to investigations into the shooting deaths of black men at the hands of white police officers.

Cohen is asking for the U.S. House to review his Police Training and Intendent Review Act. The act would withhold federal policing funds from states that don’t pass new laws requiring the intendent review of policing shooting incidents.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Embattled Republican State Rep. Jeremy Durham is asking  a judge to block the release of a report into allegations of sexual harassment made against him.

Durham is being investigated for alleged sexual misconduct after three female legislative staff members told the Tennessean that he had sent them inappropriate text messages. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slattery conducted the investigation at the request of House Speak Beth Harwell.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Two Murfreesboro women got quite a scare early Sunday morning when they woke to find a man in their apartments.

Murfreesboro Police believe they now have that man in custody following the arrest of 26-year-old Wenlon Drive resident Justin M. Williams.

A 26-year-old female resident of the Vie Apartments on Wenlon says she woke to find a man in her bedroom rummaging through her dresser. The man fled when she called out.

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Murfreesboro Police are reporting a string of weekend incidents involving guns, including one incident that sent a local man to the ER with a gunshot to the shoulder.

Officers with the MPD filed seven reports between Friday and Sunday that included guns. The first occurred late Friday night when a road rage incident ended with one man being arrested for drawing a gun.

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