Former Millington reserve officer plead guilty to child porn

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Federal prosecutors say a former Millington reserve police officer has pleaded guilty to child pornography charges. The U.S. attorney’s office says 67-year-old Rickie Friar pleaded guilty Wednesday to producing child pornography of three female minors and transporting a minor across state lines with intent to engage in unlawful sexual activity. He faces 15 years to life…

Report raises questions about Murfreesboro arrests at school

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A police commander has been placed on administrative leave as a new report raises questions about the chain of events that led to several elementary school children in Murfreesboro being handcuffed and arrested. An internal review report released by the Murfreesboro Police Department Thursday says school resource officers raised concerns about the plan to arrest the…

2 shot near route of Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad says two teenage boys have been taken into custody and are being questioned after a shooting near the route of the Kentucky Derby Festival Pegasus Parade that injured two other teens. He says a 17-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening in the shooting Thursday…

Mr. Food recipe for fruity pancake muffins

What You’ll Need: 2 cups pancake and baking mix 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 cup club soda 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup fresh blueberries or peeled and chopped apple 1/4 cup pancake syrup What To Do: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine pancake mix, eggs,…

Indians Battle Hornets In Spring Scrimmage

JACKSON, Tenn — Spring ball is almost over for North Side high, but it’s just getting started for South Gibson. The two teams squared off today in a spring scrimmage to see how they faired so far. North Side showcased a ton of speed, on both the offensive side and defensive side. Coach Donnie Nickey, was pleased with his teams…

West TN man kidnapped in Yeman finally back home

GREENFIELD, Tenn.-A big homecoming a West Tennessee family feared would never happen is finally coming true. It is a story WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News has been following for months. A Greenfield family reached out to us saying their loved one had been kidnapped while working in the country of Yemen. We can tell you Mark McAlister is now home in…

Students, parents take a trip around the world without leaving West TN

JACKSON, Tenn.-People packed the halls of North Parkway Middle School Thursday night for a trip around the world. The Jackson-Madison County School System’s “English as a Second Language” department held its second annual multicultural fair. Attendees were able to experience traditions, games, and arts and crafts from dozens of countries around the globe. “People seem to think that Jackson, Tennessee…

Former Trenton hospital building being demolished

TRENTON, Tenn.-The building that once housed the old hospital in Trenton is being torn down. Crews are working to demolish the facility that has been empty for the past two years. West Tennessee Healthcare is demolishing the old hospital and selling the land to Gibson Electric Membership Corporation, which sits adjacent to the property. The utility plans to expand its…

Milan PD holds first session of Citizens Police Academy class

MILAN, Tenn.-Class was in session Thursday night for residents of Milan looking to keep their community safe. This is the first class in a 10 week Citizens Police Academy, giving residents a behind the scenes look at the Milan Police Department. During the classes, they will learn about everything from booking in suspects to firing weapons, which officials hope gives…