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A Cordova resident calls police after spotting what might be a cougar. Though we're not sure how he could estimate this, he thought it weighed "about 100 pounds." Heck, we've seen rats around here larger than that. The police, by the way, can't find the creature.

Newly elected senator Steve Cohen makes an appearance on Comedy Central's hit show The Colbert Report, where he actually holds his own with the notoriously smart-aleck host. Stephen Colbert tries to purchase the plaque Cohen received for his stand on ethics reform, asks if he was the first Jew from Tennessee, and even mentions Cohen's own claim that his voting record is "just like a black woman's." We don't know about that black woman thing, but we do know Senator Cohen is a brave man indeed to appear on this show.

Mayor Willie Herenton accuses the local media of conducting a "witch hunt" by exposing all the cronyism that seems to be taking place at Memphis Light, Gas and Water. In the old days, people hunted down people they believed to be witches and burned, tortured, or drowned them. Is that really what we are doing to MLGW director Joseph Lee? Or aren't we just asking him legitimate questions that deserve an answer?

A man police claimed was "unhappy with the postal service" is charged with vandalizing the Collierville post office. Look, we don't like some of those new stamp designs either (one of them features the state of Oklahoma, for no reason that we can see), but you've really got to control your temper.

A robber who attempts to rob a Kentucky Fried Chicken in South Memphis is thwarted when one of the employees douses him with boiling water. Now he knows how one of those poor chickens feels.

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