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  • Judge declares mistrial in murder trial; new jury to convene after lunch January 17, 2017
    JACKSON, Tenn. — The trial for a man accused of killing an Arkansas State football player and his stepfather started Tuesday morning. A grand jury indicted Johnny Wade in 2014 on first-degree murder and felony murder counts. Judge Kyle Atkins dismissed the jury pool Tuesday morning after several hours of questioning. The prosecutor said Atkins […]
  • Sheriff seeks escaped Crockett Co. inmate January 17, 2017
    CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. — Deputies are searching for an escaped inmate they say walked away from garbage detail. Jeffrey O’Neal Patterson Jeffrey O’Neal Patterson, 29, is wanted for escape after he walked off from garbage detail around 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Crockett County Jail, according to Sheriff Troy Klyce. Patterson is serving time for […]
  • WEATHER UPDATE January 17, 2017
    THERE IS A CHANCE FOR CONTINUED SCATTERED SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.  TEMPERATURES HAVE FALLEN THROUGH THE MORNING AND WILL CONTINUE TO FALL THIS AFTERNOON INTO THE 50S.  A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH TONIGHT TAKING TEMPERATURES INTO THE 40S OVERNIGHT AND GIVING THE MID-SOUTH A HIGH IN THE 50S TOMORROW. WARMER WEATHER IS EXPECTED […]
  • Car crash sends three teens to hospital January 17, 2017
    JACKSON, Tenn.-A crash on North Parkway in east Jackson sent three juveniles to the hospital late Monday night. Jackson police said the car crashed following a short police pursuit when the driver lost control and hit a utility pole. Police told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News the car was reported stolen earlier Monday. All three juveniles […]
  • Churched come together to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January 17, 2017
    JACKSON, Tenn.-The city of Jackson united as one to end the day of remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Monday evening. Churches from all over Jackson met at Englewood Baptist Church for a “unity service” to end the day of activities remembering the civil rights leader. The speaker for the evening was Dr. Daryll […]
  • AP Source: GM to announce $1B factory investment, new jobs January 17, 2017
    DETROIT (AP) – A person briefed on the matter says General Motors will announce a $1 billion investment in its factories that will create or keep around 1,000 jobs. The investment will be announced Tuesday. The person tells The Associated Press that the investment is part of the normal process of equipping factories to build […]
  • Community gathers to pray for firefighter, retiring due to health issues January 17, 2017
    GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn.-Firefighters in Gibson County gathered Monday night to pray for one of their own. Leaders with the Brazil Fire Dept. said volunteer firefighter Tyler Howell has been battling multiple health issues, which has forced him to retire from the job he loves. People across the county and surrounding areas have been collecting money […]
  • Police investigate armed robbery outside Jackson hotel January 17, 2017
    JACKSON, Tenn. — Police are investigating after a hotel employee was robbed at gunpoint in a parking lot. Investigators say an employee of DoubleTree Hotel was robbed at gunpoint around 2 p.m. Monday as he was getting off work. No one was injured. Police say the suspect took off with a Blackberry cell phone. Investigators describe the […]
  • Local leaders come together for MLK Day call of service January 17, 2017
    JACKSON, Tenn. — In celebration of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, community leaders came together Monday for a call of service. The Mt. Zion Baptist Church hosted the service, which featured remarks from state representatives Jimmy Eldrige and Johnny Shaw and Jackson-Madison County NAACP President Harrell Carter. The theme of the event was a call for […]
  • Experts share tips on gardening during warm winter weather January 17, 2017
    JACKSON, Tenn.–With a wave of warm winter weather tempting plants and gardeners, we asked the experts for answers about early budding concerns and outdoor projects. “There’s no reason to stay inside on a nice day,” James Wick said. For nearly 20 years, Wick has worked at Morris Nursery and Landscapes in Jackson. He seems to […]
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