Friends remember 17-year-old girl killed by stray bullet

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. — Friends and family speak out after a deadly weekend shooting in Haywood County ends with one dead and three injured. Investigators said 17-year-old Elia Hernandez was killed by a stray bullet at a house party early Sunday morning after a fight broke out. Friends of Elia Hernandez said she had just graduated from Crockett County High…

Regional Educator Summit held at Milan Middle School

MILAN, Tenn. — Educators across the state are spending part of their summer working to be better in the classroom by attending a professional development training session. Although school is out for students, there are teachers using the summer to develop ideas that can benefit their classroom. Dedicated, motivated and hard-working are a few words to describe educators attending the Regional…

Rain brings little relief for drought in Hardin County

SAVANNAH, Tenn. — We may have seen some rain Monday, but one part of West Tennessee is still dealing with drought conditions.  “An old saying that farmers have is getting rains in a timely part of the year is called a ‘million dollar rain,’” said Brian White, the UT Extension agent for Hardin County. Moderate drought conditions are affecting crop and livestock…

Woman accused of stealing wedding dress from Jackson store

JACKSON, Tenn. — A woman accused of stealing a wedding dress from a Jackson retailer appeared Monday in Jackson City Court. Rachel Thomas According to court papers, workers saw Rachel Thomas hide a wedding dress in items she’d purchased last Friday and then walk out of the store. Documents show the $1,200 dress was on sale for $20. Thomas is currently free on…

Woman hit by own car after losing control of it in Medina

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Slippery conditions caused a scary scene Monday afternoon in Medina. Authorities tell us a woman lost control when she accelerated too quickly from a traffic light, causing her car to spin. Officers say her damaged door flew open and she fell out. The woman was then hit by her moving car, but luckily she escaped with just a few scratches and bruises….

Ex-officer accused in charity fund theft appears in court

MARTIN, Tenn. — A former Martin police officer accused of stealing thousands of dollars from the charitable account for 2-year-old Anna Kate Wenz, who lost her battle with cancer, appeared before a judge Monday morning. Guy Pryor Guy Pryor, the man accused of stealing money from the “Day for Anna Kate” account was supposed to have his preliminary hearing. However, his attorney said…

Mugshots : Madison County : 06/24/16 – 06/27/16

1/61Sara MannDUI 2/61Danielle WallsShoplifting 3/61Anthony AmosAggravated domestic assault 4/61Anthony McCartyReturn for court 5/61Antonio HarveyFailure to comply 6/61Ashley SniderFugitive-Hold for other agency 7/61Britten WelchDriving on revoked/suspended license 8/61Bryan BarrettUnlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, schedule IV drug violations 9/61Caitlyn MorrisNo charges entered 10/61Calvin JonesViolation of probation 11/61Carlson ColeNo charges entered 12/61Chiquita RoeFailure to appear 13/61Clifford HorneNo charges entered 14/61Cole CurtisReturn…

Brief Break from Humidity Midweek

  Weather Update – 7:00 p.m. Monday Showers and thunderstorms moving through West Tennessee this afternoon will gradually come to an end this evening as a cold front continues to push south across the region. The cold front will allow “cooler” and less humid air to arrive midweek bringing a break from the sticky conditions, but it won’t last long. The front will…

Elia Hernandez visitation & funeral arrangements

Family friends have shared the funeral arrangement for a young woman killed in a weekend shooting. Elia Hernandez Elia Hernandez, 17, was killed in a shooting early Sunday morning at a party outside Brownsville. Visitation for Elia will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Alamo First Baptist Church, located at 2400 Highway 88 in Alamo. Her…