- Associated Press - Sunday, May 4, 2014
British princes go to Graceland, wedding on trip

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - British royals Prince William and Prince Harry toured the home of the King - Elvis, that is - and then went to a friend’s wedding on Saturday during their trip to Tennessee.

Their visit inspired dozens of fans, paparazzi and news media to patiently wait hours outside the Memphis Hunt and Polo Club for the chance to see royalty. Instead, they saw police and several black sport utility vehicles pull into the club.

For 15-year-old Danny Harp, that was enough. Just being within feet of a future king was like a dream come true, he said.

“Absolutely blown away. I feel like I waited three years since the wedding to see this in person,” said Harp, referring to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s ceremony.

Harp drove about 200 miles from Nashville with his mother and a friend. They waited for the royals for about five hours as he held a small England flag and magazines with Princess Diana and the royal wedding on them.

“I thought I’d rather be here and not see anything than be at home and feel like I missed something,” he said.

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Tennessee relocating black bears found in cities

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - Officials in Tennessee have been relocating black bears found in urban areas and warning residents not to harm the animals.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency spokesman Matthew Cameron says three bears were recently captured in Johnson City and southwestern Washington County.

Cameron told the Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/1kFyZMfhttp://bit.ly/1kFyZMf ) all three were later relocated to a more appropriate area, including one brought to the Cherokee National Forest in Cocke County.

“They said it was about a 350-pound male, so it was a pretty good-sized bear,” Cameron said. “Hopefully, he’ll stay wild up there.”

The president of Appalachian Bear Rescue in Townsend, Dana Dodd, says officials are investigating the shooting of a mother bear, who was scene with three cubs. Dodd says the cubs will be cared for and released into the wild later this year.

In addition to the adult, TWRA also located two black bear cubs and their injured mother Monday after a 911 call was made about three bears roaming the area near Tenn. Highway 107 and Clarks Creek Road. By the time agents arrived at the scene the mother black bear had already been killed by TWRA officers because of a pre-existing injury that left her hind legs paralyzed. TWRA is investigating the shooting

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