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In what is becoming an all-too-common incident, a student at Kirby High is arrested for bringing a gun to school. He only makes matters worse when police allegedly find marijuana in his backpack as well. We can remember the good old days, when you might bring an odd-looking rock or maybe a weird bug in a jar to school for show-and-tell.

A Millington man has his wife

arrested when she throws him the TV remote control a bit harder than expected. After he complains, they get into a tussle, and she dumps him out of bed. Police come and arrest the woman for assault. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we can think of the perfect gift for the woman: bail.

Though he hasn't yet announced whether he is staying or going, Grizzlies general manager Jerry West puts his Southwind home up for sale -- for almost $4 million. That will help solve a growing problem in Shelby County, one that really doesn't get the attention it deserves -- providing housing for all the area's multi-millionaires. Sure, it's just one home, but it's a start.

The Memphis Zoo is now home to the oldest aardvark in the country. Miss Piggy is 27. Finally, we make a national list and it's not for something bad.

Every time we report a strange crime, they just get stranger. Burglars break into a home in South Memphis and steal $200 hidden inside a child's teddy bear. Nothing else is taken. So the question is: How on earth did they know where to look? And in the future, may we suggest a better hiding place -- like a bank? And by that, we mean a real bank, not a toy one.

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