3 businesses relocate after destructive fire in Brownsville

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — Three West Tennessee businesses are forced to relocate following a destructive fire. “We’ll try to get out what we can,” Jacinda Chapman with the Salvation Army of Haywood County said. Soot-covered sinks, melted clocks and destroyed offices are left behind Thursday for employees and volunteers to sift through. The Salvation Army, the Tennessee Career Center, and Southwest…

West Tennessee is full of 4th of July events

JACKSON, Tenn. — As many are preparing to go into a long holiday weekend, there are events all across West Tennessee. If you need a good history lesson, you can head down to Shiloh National Military Park on Monday for cannon firing demonstrations. The park will also host a concert Saturday night with blues music. Click here for more information about the…

Scattered Storms Possible This Weekend

  Weather Update – 4:00 p.m. Thursday Sunny skies and dry conditions have made for a fantastic day across West Tennessee. Though it has been a hot day, it certainly hasn’t been too humid! Unfortunately the humidity will be slowly returning over the next day or two to make for muggy conditions. A front moving into the region will also…

Milan police investigate theft of Freightliner semi-truck

MILAN, Tenn. — Police are investigating the recent overnight theft of a Freightliner truck from a parking lot. A truck driver reported the theft of his 1996 Freightliner on Sunday, telling police it was missing when he showed up for work, according to a report from the Milan Police Department. Whoever took the truck detached the trailer and left it…

Local agencies increase traffic enforcement as holiday travel ramps up

JACKSON, Tenn. — Drivers hit the highway for the long Fourth of July holiday weekend. Law enforcement said they will also be on the road looking for dangerous drivers. Will Norris and his family are driving from North Carolina to Texas. “We have three young kids, so we decided to break the trip up into several days,” he said. AAA…

Mugshots : Madison County : 06/29/16 – 06/30/16

1/16Natasha GrayShoplifting 2/16Amanda InsalacoDUI, violation of implied consent law 3/16Christopher LakeViolation of community corrections 4/16Curtis HarrisViolation of probation 5/16David BoydSchedule VI drug violations, violation of probation 6/16Donna WilliamsViolation of probation 7/16Elvin EvansDriving on revoked/suspended license 8/16Frances MitchellViolation of conditions of community supervision 9/16John WorlesAggravated assault 10/16Julisa MitchellHarassment 11/16Makala PettigrewAssault 12/16Shaun MillerViolation of probation 13/16Shaunell BrownViolation of probation 14/16Terrinika MillerFailure to…

Trainer, father charged after 43 horses abandoned on farm

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) – A horse trainer and her father have been charged after dozens of horses were found abandoned on a Mercer County farm. Kentucky Department of Agriculture investigator Shane Mitchell tells local media that 43-year-old Charles “Chuck” Borell was arrested Wednesday on 43 counts of second-degree cruelty to animals. A warrant has been issued for the arrest of…

New Mississippi laws cover education, abortion, other issues

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi has dozens of new laws taking effect Friday. One allows students who live in C, D or F-rated districts to attend charter schools in another district. Another makes this the final four-year term for elected school superintendents. Starting in 2019, all superintendents will be appointed. Medicaid will be banned spending money with any health care…

Iconic Nashville soda shop hosts new USPS stamps launch

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Five years ago, the future seemed grim for a Nashville soda shop that opened during the Great Depression. Faced with a rent increase, the Elliston Place Soda Shop hung a sign on the door: It would be closing for good. Days later, the lunchtime line was out the door and down the block. Soon the old-fashioned…

Ex-Jackson cop pleads guilty to theft from drug suspects

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A former Jackson police officer has pleaded guilty to stealing money from suspected drug dealers. Bryan Jones pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to one count of interfering with commerce by threats or violence. He was indicted on five counts in October after he was arrested and fired by the Jackson Police Department. Jones faces up…