Alamo assistant police chief faces domestic assault charge

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. — The assistant chief of police in Alamo was arrested this weekend on a domestic assault charge. Steve Hooks Steve Hooks, 48, was booked into the Crockett County jail Saturday night. He was released Sunday morning on a $1,500 bond. The Crockett County Sheriff’s Department is handling the case. According to Police Chief Jim Knox, Hooks has…

Hot and humid with pop-up showers possible

Weather Update: 10:30 AM Monday Temps have warmed into the mid 80s across West Tennessee. It’s going to be another hot one across the area this afternoon. Skies are currently mostly sunny and if storms pop they will be isolated to scattered at best. Not everyone is expected to get this afternoon as they could be spotty across West Tennessee. This…

Former Liberty Tech principal sues school system, superintendent

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — A former principal at Liberty Technology Magnet High School is suing the school district, school board and Superintendent Verna Ruffin for an alleged hostile work environment and retaliation that began after remarks the former principal made about Vision 2020 at a community meeting. June Murry In the lawsuit filed Thursday, former Liberty Tech principal June Murry…

Black & Decker shooting suspect appears in court Monday

JACKSON, Tenn. — The man accused of opening fire outside the Stanley Black & Decker plant in north Jackson appeared in Jackson City Court on Monday. David Allison, 19, is charged with 10 counts of attempted first degree murder, four counts of aggravated assault, and one count of employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony. “Let the…

Astronaut to speak to Southern seminary leader from space

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A NASA astronaut will speak live from space with Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler Jr. this week. Jeff Williams and his crewmates are staying 172 days aboard the International Space Station. They launched into space in March. Williams is a supporter of the seminary and has done talks on campus. The astronaut will speak…

Woman fatally struck by car while looking at snake in road

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Officials say a Georgia woman has been fatally struck by a vehicle after getting out of her car to look at a snake in Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. Multiple news agencies report that park officials say 64-year-old Shirley Jean Alexander Clifton, of Woodstock, Georgia, was hit by an oncoming car Friday night along…

Police: Man threw Molotov cocktails in ex-girlfriend’s home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – A man has been arrested after being accused of throwing Molotov cocktails into his ex-girlfriend’s Memphis home, causing a fire. Police tell WMC-TV that David McShan was taken into custody and charged with aggravated arson after firefighters responded to a house fire early Sunday morning. Investigators say a Molotov cocktail sparked the blaze. Police say officers…

Mr. Food recipe for secret ingredient meatloaf

What You’ll Need: 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 egg 1 cup chunky salsa 1 cup coarsely crushed ranch-flavored tortilla chips 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper What To Do: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan…

Hair stylist showcase talents at first ever “Cut Party” in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. — For the first time a unique and cutting-edge party was held in the Hub city. Barbers and hair stylist from across the country were in Jackson Sunday night to showcase their skills when it comes to creating a fresh fades and  stylish cuts. “High action, fast, it’s going to go down real quick,” Robert Murphy the owner of Futurlistics…

Youth takes charge at local church in east Jackson

BRADFORD, Tenn. — Sunday’s service at Anointed and Appointed Global Ministries church was a little different, it was the youth who lead with worship. A youth explosion was the theme for local church members. The young people expressed their love for church through dance, song, and prayer. Senior pastor, Lashondria Snipes said the idea of letting the youth run a…