CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn.–At least one person was injured in a crash in Crockett County Monday afternoon.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol Memphis District responded to the crash at the intersection of Highway 88 and Highway 54 around 5 p.m.
According to the THP, one person was taken to an area hospital by ambulance for treatment of injuries sustained in the crash.
The crash happened between Maury City and Alamo.

JACKSON, Tenn.–Leaders Credit Union hosts the 60th annual meeting as they start the 61st year of their financial institution.

Organizers at the Carl Grant Center at Union University say the event is a time to show a recap of the 2017 activities to members and see what 2018 holds.
The evening is filled with food, raffles, fun and gifts for attendees. Event goers say its a great time to meet staff, the board of directors and credit union members.

JACKSON, Tenn. — A man accused of leading troopers on a chase in a stolen SUV faced a judge Monday.

Gabriel Kimball appeared in Jackson City Court on burglary and theft counts. Police said he stole an SUV from Complete Restoration in Jackson.

Investigators said on March 3 he led troopers on a chase in the stolen SUV, crashed, and then took off on foot. He’s also charged with driving under the influence, evading arrest, and other counts, according to court documents.

Kimball is being held at the Madison County Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to return to Jackson City Court at 9:30 a.m. March 29.

JACKSON, Tenn. — Police arrested a woman accused of hitting her ex-boyfriend with a vehicle at a gas station in east Jackson.

Bobbie Walker appeared Monday in Jackson City Court on an aggravated domestic assault charge.

Walker is accused of sticking her ex-boyfriend with a knife Friday at a gas station on East Chester Street, according to court documents.

“He had a minor break in the skin,” Jackson City Court Judge Blake Anderson said.

Police said Walker is also accused of hitting the man with her vehicle. “Video surveillance showed Walker actively pursuing Mitchell through the parking lot,” Anderson said.

Walker is currently free on bond. She is scheduled to return to court at 1:30 p.m. April 16.

MARTIN, Tenn. — A Westview High School resource officer recently attended special training in preparation for an active shooter.

SRO Jason Arant attended RAIDER training March 12-16 in Carterville, Illinois.

The RAIDER Training program exposes first-on-scene responders to the tactical skills necessary to operate successfully in the unique tensions of an active shooter setting, according to a release from the Martin Police Department.

Arant has been with the department for 21 years.

Weather Update – 10:45 p.m. – Monday

Winds are picking up and changing direction with an area of low pressure over West Tennessee, but temperatures will respond to incoming colder air on Tuesday. There’s only a slight chance for rain overnight with cloudy skies overnight. Temperatures will drop to the lower and middle 40s but will feel like the 30s with winds from the northwest by sunrise tomorrow.

The first day of spring is tomorrow and the new season officially begins with the vernal equinox at 11:15 a.m. Central Daylight Time! It certainly won’t feel like spring at all though. We’ll be starting out with wind chills in the 30s in the morning, and don’t expect to see much sunshine! Temperatures be falling throughout the day with wind chills in the middle 30s during the afternoon and with a potential for scattered rain showers.

Light snow showers may mix in over northwest Tennessee late in the morning and early afternoon too, but don’t expect much accumulation – only a dusting will be possible on grassy surfaces in northwest Tennessee which should melt quickly if we get any accumulation at all. Stay with WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News for the latest forecast including below freezing temperatures during the middle of the week, and keep up with Storm Team Weather online too for more updates.

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JACKSON, Tenn. — The constant changes in temperatures followed by periods of rain created the perfect conditions for potholes to form.

“You know we have had a fluctuation of potholes this year due to our harsh winter in January and then just the amount of rain we’ve had in the last several months,” said Tennessee Department of Transportation Community Relations Officer Nichole Lawrence.

Lawrence says at least $25 million goes toward road maintenance statewide.

“July of last year to March this year, we’ve spent right around $5.2 million just on pothole repairs alone,” Lawrence said.

A few Jackson locals have been dealing with expenses of their own due to damage from potholes.

“As we were driving down the interstate, I hit a pothole probably the size of the front end of my car, and with brand new tires,” Jackson resident and barista Vanessa Tanner said. “I had to stop on the side of the road and drive around with a donut for a couple of days.”

“Steadily our suspension has gone down, and so now when we turn to the right it clicks and stuff,” resident Desire Wright said. “So we really have to get our suspensions fixed and our tire rods.”

According to Lawrence, anyone can report a pothole at the TDOT website so that the department can work on it on a timely manner.

She says they anticipate a few lane closures Wednesday on I-40 for more permanent fixes of the potholes.

For more information on how to report potholes in your area, visit the Seen on 7 section of our website.

JACKSON, Tenn. — Police have arrested a man suspected of stealing a cell phone at Walmart in north Jackson.

Kevin Doss, 38, of Alamo, is charged with theft of property after a woman told police her cell phone was stolen from the store’s pharmacy counter.

Court documents say Doss was seen on surveillance video March 10 taking the cell phone from another customer in the line at the pharmacy.

The video reportedly shows Doss walk away with the phone and leave the store.

He has been released from the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex on $10,000 bond.

Doss is scheduled to return to court on April 19.

Motorists in Tennessee can find information about reporting potholes by visiting the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s potholes webpage.


JACKSON, Tenn. — Police are investigating a shooting Monday afternoon in east Jackson that left one man injured.

Police say the man reported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound Monday afternoon.

No suspect description was immediately available.

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News had a crew at the scene where investigators appeared to be searching the area of Stonewall Street near Lane Avenue and near Middleton Street.

The extent of the injuries is currently unknown.

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