Showing posts from July 6, 2011

Tim Warren Memorial Fund - Memphis Police Officer Killed in the line of Duty

MEMPHIS, TN -(WMC-TV) - Fallen Memphis Police Officer Timothy Warren 's children returned home Tuesday for the first time since losing their dad. "It's real hectic," said their grandfather, Asa Atkinson, of the toll Warren's murder was having on the family. Atkinson said Sunday's shooting triggered nearly 48 hours of sleeplessness for the entire family. "I went to sleep last night at 11:30 for the first time since 6 o'clock Sunday morning," he said. Family members broke the news to the children a day later, on Independence Day. Warren's son, eight-year-old James, was extremely close to his father, and is not taking the death well. "James broke down when he walked in the house and his dad wasn't there," Atkinson said. His grandfather said James climbed onto Warren's motorcycle and had a hard cry. As for four-year-old Jewel, family members believe she may not yet understand that she will never see her father agai

Elvis The Great Performances - Available August 2nd

The ultimate DVD collection celebrating the life of Elvis Presley returns to the marketplace this summer, boasting over 2 hours of remastered video, new packaging, and never-before-seen interviews with legendary artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins. The two-disc "Elvis: The Great Performances" brings together classic performances spanning more than 20 years, from Elvis' first televised appearance that shocked a nation to a concert a few weeks before his death on August 16, 1977. Footage mined from TV shows and specials, films and home movies, captures Elvis’ mesmerizing stage presence and irresistible charisma. Of particular interest to Elvis fans are the previously un-released bonus interviews, conducted by producer-director Andrew Solt. Included are rock icons Lewis and Perkins, Sun Records head Sam Phillips, drummer D.J. Fontana, guitarist Scotty Moore, Jordanaires member and backing singer Gordon Stoker, and television host Milton Berle. The bonus mater

Memphis Cop Killer's Parents Speak Out

Parents of Accused Shooter Apologize to Slain Officer’s Family: A 22-year-old Cleveland, Miss., man was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the Sunday shooting deaths of a Memphis police officer and another man from Mississippi. Alexander Blaise Haydel, who police say used Army infantry tactics in a plan to kill more police officers, faces two counts of first-degree murder and was being held in Shelby County Jail. The military tactics, according to police, included going up a flight of stairs to gain the "higher ground" on officers and attempting to use their concern for a downed comrade against them by blowing up two fire extinguishers near the downed officer. At about 7 p.m. Sunday at the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Memphis, Memphis Police officer Timothy Warren, 39, and Arthur Warren, 49, also of Cleveland, were shot to death. Arthur Warren - shot & killed A domestic dispute involving Haydel, who had recently married Arthur Warren'