4th Annual Purple Way 5K braves storms

JACKSON, Tenn.—The fourth annual Purple Way 5K braved the weather this morning all in support of epilepsy awareness. Around 50 runners, and one dog, didn’t let the thunderstorms scare them away for this good cause. All proceeds from the event go to the Danny Did Foundation to help other families with costs associated with epilepsy. “Not many people know about…

National Drug Take Back Day in the Hub City

JACKSON, Tenn.—The Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. They hosted their drug take back day at three different locations in the Hub City Saturday. Those collecting…

Rainy End to April

Weather Update: 3:45 PM Saturday Scattered showers and t’storms have been pushing through West Tennessee today, all behind a warm front moved through the area this morning. It looks like we will continue  to have on and off showers for the next few days.  A cold front will begin to shift east and when it does, we will get below normal…

University of Memphis journalism students to cover Olympics

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Memphis says 14 of its journalism students will travel to Rio De Janeiro to cover the Summer Olympics. The university said in a statement Thursday that Roxane Coche, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media, will be supervising the program. The games open Aug. 5. The group will be housed…

Orbitz survey shows cheapest weeks to travel for Summer 2016

According to travel site Orbitz, 75 percent of Americans are planning to take a trip this summer — a 7 percent increase from last year. Since fuel costs are down, the cost of airfare has decreased ten percent; however, hotel prices have seen a 17 percent increase. The travel company says with average vacation budgets under $1,500 travelers can find…

Hooked On Science: Cloud in a Bottle

INGREDIENTS Isopropyl Alcohol Bicycle Pump with Rubber Stopper 1 Liter Clear Plastic Bottle INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1:  Pour enough isopropyl alcohol into the clear plastic bottle to cover the bottom. Swirl the isopropyl alcohol around in the clear plastic bottle. STEP 2:  Attach the pump to the rubber stopper. Attach the rubber stopper to the clear plastic bottle. STEP 3:  Pump…

Hooked on Science: Sound Blaster

INGREDIENTS 18oz Plastic Cup Metal Slinky Pipe Cleaner INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1:  Hold the top ring of the metal slinky to the bottom of the plastic cup. STEP 2:  Gently swing the metal slinky back and forth, allowing the slinky to hit the floor, and observe. EXPLANATION Sound is vibrations moving through matter. As you gently swing the metal slinky back…

Former Memphis ministry prophetess charged in TBI investigation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A former Memphis woman has been indicted in a TBI theft investigation. The woman is accused of stealing money intended to fund a summer program for low-income children.  According to a press release, 48-year-old Jeanette Jives-Nealy was indicted Tuesday by the Shelby County Grand Jury and charged with one count of Theft over $60,000. Nealy is a…

Rainy Weekend

Weather Update- 10AM Overnight we saw scattered showers and some lightning light up the night sky as a low front pushed through West Tennessee. We didn’t see as severe thunderstorms as our neighbor Arkansas did, but a Flash Flood watch was issued for the western border counties and will expire at 10 this morning. Right now there are still showers…

Lots to do and see this weekend in West Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn.-Although this weekend may be a soggy one, that does not mean there will not be anything for you to do. The rain has not scared away a lot of local events. “The Purple Way 5K” will kick off at the Ballpark at Jackson Saturday morning to benefit epilepsy research. While over at Union University, a West Tennessee bike…