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Memphis woman says twin was arrested on drug charges, not her

A long time ago, there was a sitcom called “The Patty Duke Show” in which two cousins were mirror images of each other. The rambunctious identical cousin got into mischief and tried to wriggle out of trouble by blaming her soft-spoken twin. Two Memphis sisters might be living a reenactment of sorts of the ‘60s sitcom.

Memphis police: hundreds arrested on drugs and weapons charges

Early this week, a handful of uninformed leaders of the Memphis Police Department stood around a podium with a large display of confiscated firearms before them as they announced the results of Operation Summer Heat II. The eight-week crackdown began June 9 and wrapped up early this month.

How a pain pill addiction can lead to jail

Addiction is an illness -- and just like you catch a cold by being around someone who's sick -- you can also catch an addiction by spending time around people who suffer from the same. Sooner or later, they'll ask you to pop a pill and, if you do it too many times, you could become addicted to the drug. Alternatively, you might catch this illness by having too much trust in your doctor who prescribes a highly addictive pain pill. Even after your painful condition goes away, the addiction to pain pills could remain.

Report: major violent crimes continues to drop in Memphis

According to a recent report from the Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission, major violent crime in the city and county decreased over the first six months of the year when compared to totals from 2017. All four types of crime in the major violent crime category declined through the end of June 2018. The category was down 8.1 percent in Memphis from a year ago and down 6.4 percent in Shelby County.

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