Pop up showers possible all weekend

Weather Update: 5:00 PM Saturday Currently we are starting to see more pop-up showers across the area bringing some heavy rain at times. Not seeing any lightning with these isolated cells that are traveling off to the northeast. The rain really isn’t affect the temps too much either. Almost everyone is sitting right in the mid 80s. Tonight, it’ll be…

VFW post decorates cemetery for deceased soldiers

JACKSON, Tenn.–Dozens of volunteers gather at Ridgecrest cemetery to put 600 flags out for the Memorial Day holiday. For 20 years, Jackson’s VFW Post 6496 has been leaving the flags to fly above the grave sites of soldiers. While some headstones are heavily decorated with patriotic mementos, for others the flags are one of the few visuals left to show…

DAR Field of Flags display goes up Saturday

JACKSON, Tenn.–Daughters of the American Revolution honor more than 150 soldiers Saturday. At the annual Field of Flags ceremony, located in the park triangle of Downtown Jackson. DAR members said they hope younger generations take advantage of exploring the outdoor exhibit and reading the names on display. “I think when you read the names it makes you closer to those…

Company recalls over 3 million sippy cups due to mold risk

JACKSON, Tenn. — A baby company has recalled more than three million spill-proof sippy cups due to the risk of mold developing in a one-piece, removable valve. Mayborn USA is recalling about 3.1 million “Tommee Tippee Sippee” cups due to reports of mold developing in the removable white valve that remains wet/moist. Only the cups with the removable white valve…

Exit 56 Blues Fest

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn. — If you love the blues, arts and crafts and Barbecue, then Brownsville is the place to be Memorial Day Weekend. Exit 56 Blues Fest takes place Saturday, May 28 through Sunday, May 29 with two days of live music, a cruise in, arts and crafts and a championship BBQ eating contest located off of Interstate 40 at…

Hooked on Science: Skewer a Balloon

INGREDIENTS Skewer Balloon   INSTRUCTIONS STEP 1:  Blow up the balloon, let some of the air out of the balloon, and then tie a knot at the end to hold the air inside the balloon. Describe the balloon by using its observable properties. STEP 2:  Gently twist the skewer into the thick end of the balloon, opposite the knot. Continue…

Muggy Summer Weather

Weather Update Most of the showers that made their way into West Tennessee yesterday have now dissipated. Today will be the highest chance for any rain showers and a few rumbles of thunder for the rest of Memorial Day weekend. CURRENT Currently across West Tennessee everyone is somewhere in the upper 60s or low 70s. There is still some clouds…

Rutherford County sheriff faces public corruption charges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold is facing public corruption charges after being named in a 14-count indictment that accuses him and others of benefiting from a scheme to sell electronic cigarettes to inmates in the jail he oversees. Acting U.S. Attorney Jack Smith announced Friday that the 40-year-old sheriff had been charged, along with Rutherford County…

Servicemen killed in Chattanooga honored at Capitol ceremony

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Four Marines and a sailor killed during an attack on a Chattanooga reserve center last year have been honored at a memorial outside the state Capitol. The Friday service memorialized Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith, and Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan and Lance Cpl. Squire Wells. All…

Principal replaced at school where rape allegation surfaced

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Education officials say the principal of a Tennessee high school where three basketball players are accused of rape is among 16 that will be replaced next year. The Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/1sfyMI2) reports that Hamilton County Schools released a list of new appointments Thursday, including a new principal at Ooltewah High School. The newspaper reports…