AAA projects an increase in Memorial Day travelers

JACKSON, Tenn. — The lucky Memorial Day travelers have already hit the road, but for everyone else, expect some company along the roadways. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates more than 770,000 people will travel 50 miles or more over the three day holiday. Across the country, the number is a little more than 38 million travelers. Fortunately, Tennessee gas prices…

Saturday has the best chance for rain this weekend

Weather Update: 4:00 PM Friday Currently the majority of the rain activity remains west of the Mississippi River. The entire low pressure system bringing the rain is slowly moving to the east. As it starts to shift our way, we could see some late rain tonight with the possibility for scattered thunderstorms. Current temps are mild and and mainly in…

Mugshots : Madison County : 05/26/16 – 05/27/16

1/25Amy BullockNo Charges 2/25Antwon WatfordReturn For Court 3/25April Dawn KeenerNo Charges 4/25Artavieus EllisonDriving on Revoked/Suspended License 5/25Brian Roger NeuViolation of Community Corrections, Violation of Probation 6/25Cedric EvansMurder, First Degree; Failure to Appear 7/25Charvasea LancasterReturn for Court 8/25Dakota Lee AutryPublic Intoxication 9/25Daniel McclainAggravated Assault 10/25Daquan BryantSchedule II Drug Violations, Unlawful Drug Paraphernalia 11/25Jason WebbNo Charges 12/25Jedediah SpeakerViolation of Community Corrections 13/25Kevin…

Officer charged in the death of K9 found in hot car

WHITEVILLE, Tenn. — An officer from the Whiteville Police Department responded Tuesday to the Hardeman County Correctional Facility on reference to a service dog found dead in a hot vehicle. An affidavit says a service dog for the Corrections Corporation of America, named Kilo, was found dead in K9-Officer Robert Strickland’s vehicle kennel. The responding officer noticed the engine was…

Police seek public’s help in Crockett Co. burglaries

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. — The Crockett County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in bringing an end to a rash of burglaries experienced throughout the county and surrounding counties. Officials say thieves are breaking into homes that are targeted at random. The last burglary occurred Thursday between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. in the 2000 block of Highway…

4 Weakley County residents arrested and charged with drug possession

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. — Searches executed by Weakley County deputies have led to the arrests of four men who have now been charged with the possession of drugs. On May 16, a Weakley County Sheriff’s Deputy executed a search on 52-year-old Myron Miller’s car during a traffic stop, according officials. The stop was performed because Miller’s license had been revoked. During…

10 indicted on charges of conspiring to distribute “ice”

JACKSON, Tenn. — Ten West Tennessee residents have been indicted for conspiring to distribute large quantities of pure methamphetamine throughout West Tennessee. A press release states nine of the defendants were taken into custody on Thursday, May 26, 2016 while one defendant remains on the run. Federal, state and law enforcement agencies participated in the arrests, according to officials. The…

Road crews reschedule Friday repairs due to weather

JACKSON, Tenn. — The City of Jackson’s Engineering Department has announced a change in the road maintenance schedule due to weather. The Engineering Department announced Wednesday that two lanes on Walker Road, about 400 feet north of Union University Drive to about 1,300 feet south of Oil Well Road, would be closed temporarily Friday for repairs from 7 a.m. to…

WEATHER UPDATE

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO THREATEN THE MID-SOUTH TODAY AND TOMORROW WITH BETTER CHANCES WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER.  PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG GUSTY WINDS MAY ACCOMPANY A FEW STORMS.  COVERAGE WILL BECOME MORE ISOLATED DURING THE LATTER HALF OF THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.  TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN SEASONAL WITH HIGHS IN THE MID AND UPPER 80S AND LOWS…

Paducah seeks to have City Hall named as historic place

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) – Paducah city leaders are seeking to have City Hall be on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places, a designation that could enable the city to receive historic tax credits for costly repairs to the building. The city announced in a news release earlier this week that staff will seek to place the building…