WEATHER UPDATE

A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL MOVE ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD AND INTERACT WITH THE UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE IN PLACE.  THIS WILL BRING ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH CHANCES JUST ABOUT EVERY DAY THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THIS WEEK AND UPCOMING WEEKEND.  PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN AND THE POTENTIAL FOR STRONG STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE. TEMPERATURES…

AAA offering ‘Tow to Go’ this Memorial Day Weekend

JACKSON, Tenn. — With Memorial Day Weekend approaching, the American Automobile Association (AAA) urges everyone to prepare for a safe holiday weekend if they intend to drink away from home. Preparations for a safe holiday includes choosing a Designated Driver, staying where you are celebrating or arranging for another form of safe transportation. According to a recent AAA survey, within…

Crews close Jackson streets Thursday and Friday for maintenance

JACKSON, Tenn. — The City of Jackson’s Engineering Department has announced several temporary road closures Thursday and Friday for crews to conduct maintenance work. Two lanes of Westwood Avenue from Campbell Street to Park Avenue will be temporarily closed Thursday until 5 p.m. for sewer maintenance. Two lanes of Hollywood Drive from Forest Avenue to 1408 Hollywood Drive will be…

Harrah’s Gulf Coast completes $14 million hotel redo

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – Harrah’s Gulf Coast hotel has completed a $14 million renovation just in time for the Memorial Day weekend. The official ribbon-cutting was Wednesday. General Manager Jonathan Jones tells The Sun Herald the project was done in five phases — two or three floors at a time — and Yates Construction finished the first phase late last…

Officer recovers sister’s stolen gun, catches felon

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – Authorities say a Bowling Green police officer who was apprehending a man found a handgun that had been stolen from his sister. Citing an arrest citation, the Bowling Green Daily News reports Officer James Lewis ran the license plate of a car he didn’t recognize that was parked in his neighborhood early Monday. Lewis found…

Mount Carmel assistant chief suspended amid investigation

MOUNT CARMEL, Tenn. (AP) – An investigation is underway surrounding the assistant police chief of a Kingsport-area town. Mount Carmel Police Chief Jeff Jackson told news outlets on Tuesday that his assistant chief Phillip Robinette has been suspended with pay for the past two weeks. Jackson confirmed for the Times-News that Robinette is under investigation for possible “illegal or unethical…

McEwen clinic owner arrested on drug charges

McEWEN, Tenn. (AP) – Investigators say the owner of a McEwen medical clinic has been arrested after being accused of prescription drug fraud. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Juelda Coleman, a nurse practitioner who owns the Coleman Family Care Clinic, has been charged with three counts of unlawfully dispensing a controlled substance, another charge related to the illegal sale…

Labor officials remind employers to obey child labor laws

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – As students across Tennessee look for summer jobs, state Department of Labor and Workforce Development officials are reminding employers about child labor laws that ensure teens are safe. State officials say students as young as 14 can work on a limited basis in Tennessee. When school is out, teens ages 14 and 15 can work as…

Simpson County woman sentenced to prison for attacking minor

NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) – A Simpson County woman has been sentenced to prison for attacking a minor. Attorney General Jim Hood said in a statement Tuesday that 29-year-old Latrice Jackson was found guilty of abuse of a vulnerable person and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, with five years suspended. Hood says an investigation revealed that Jackson grabbed the…

Lane closures upcoming on Clark Memorial Bridge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky transportation officials are advising motorists of upcoming lane closures on the Clark Memorial Bridge connecting Louisville and Jeffersonville, Indiana. The lane closures are due to a bridge inspection set to begin May 31. Officials say one lane of traffic will be closed in the evenings from May 31 to June 3 and again from June…