Entries by Wes Yahola

Grizzlies clip Nets on Halloween, 101-91

Posted: Oct 31, 2015 A solid, all-around team performance helped Memphis to defeat the Brooklyn Nets 101-91 on Saturday night at FedExForum, marking the team’s first home victory in the 2015-16 campaign. With tonight’s win, the Grizzlies move to 2-1 in the regular season and break even at 4-4 all-time in games played on Halloween […]

The Spatula Robber

After allegedly robbing a Florida bank, 33-year-old Brandon Stepherson fled to a nearby home and attempted to steal a car from the home’s owner by threatening him with a plastic spatula. After the ensuing pummeling at the hands of the homeowner, Brandon was jailed on $335,000 bail.

Bad Costume Choice

Soldiers at North Carolina’s Fort Bragg got to celebrate Halloween over the weekend. Unfortunately, one unnamed soldier thought it would be funny to dress up as a suicide bomber. Not thinking it was so funny were base officials who called in an explosive ordnance disposal team and shut down part of the base. The senior […]

Memphis Tigers up in AP Top 25 poll

POSTED 2:31 PM, NOVEMBER 1, 2015, BY KELSEY OTT AND AP After a definitive 41-13 win over the Tulane Green Wave, the Memphis Tigers remain undefeated and ranked in the polls. The Tigers moved up one spot in the AP Top 25 poll, to 15th, but stayed at No. 16 in the Coaches poll. Fans […]

Daylight Savings Time: 7 Surprising Things You May Not Know

By Brian Handwerk, for National Geographic PUBLISHED MARCH 06, 2015 For most of the United States, this weekend sees the return of clock confusion—and heated debate. Many Americans will spring forward an hour to mark the beginning of daylight savings time (DST)—also known as daylight saving time—at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. Time will fall […]

Former Sen. Fred Thompson, had TV and film roles, dead at 73

Posted: Nov 01, 2015 5:19 PM CST Updated: Nov 02, 2015 3:10 AM CST  By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson, a folksy Tennessee lawyer whose career led him from politics to Hollywood and back again, died Sunday. He was 73.  At 6-foot-6 with a booming voice, Thompson […]

Former President Jimmy Carter to visit the Mid-South

Posted: Oct 31, 2015 2:03 PM CDTUpdated: Nov 02, 2015 5:29 AM CST By WMCActionNews5.com Staff  MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Former President Jimmy Carter is headed to Memphis. Carter and his wife Rosalynn will be in Memphis on Monday, November 2 to help volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis for a special building project. Carter […]

Royals break through late again to win 2015 World Series

Jerry Crasnick, ESPN.com MLB Sr. Writer NEW YORK — The Kansas City Royals are world champions for the first time since 1985. Christian Colon‘s RBI single in the 12th inning capped another in a postseason-long run of late-inning rallies, and the Royals beat the New York Mets 7-2 to capture the World Series in five […]

Bumper Music for Monday, November 2nd

Hear the songs here! – Bruce Springsteen: Glory Days – Waylon Jennings: Luckenbach Texas – Dean Martin: Memories Are Made of This – John Prine: Illegal Smile – U2: Walk On – Tony Orlando & Dawn: Knock Three Times – Dusty Springfield: Son of a Preacher Man – Nazareth: Razamanaz – Paul Simon: Loves Me […]