New tool helps find missing Alzheimer’s, dementia patients

JACKSON, Tenn. — A new tool could help families find their missing loved ones sooner. It is designed specifically for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. “We hope no one ever has to use it,” Home Instead Senior Care General Manager Robert McKenzie said. A website called the Missing Senior Network allows families to put in contact information then send out a…

WEATHER UPDATE

A LARGE UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER THE OHIO VALLEY WILL BRING INCREASED CLOUD COVER TO THE MID-SOUTH TODAY.  A FEW SHOWERS ARE ALSO FORECAST, MAINLY NEAR THE TENNESSEE RIVER. ACCOMPAINED BY OCCASIONALLY GUSTY NORTH WINDS, TODAYS HIGH WILL AVERAGE 10 TO 15 DEGREES COOLER THAN YESTERDAY.  THESE COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL PERSIST THROUGH SATURDAY BEFORE WARMING TO ABOVE NORMAL…

Mr. Food recipe for old-fashioned German stuffing

What You’ll Need: 1 (1-pound) rye bread with seeds, stale or lightly toasted, and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 8 cups) 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 carrot, peeled and chopped 1 cup chopped onion 1 apple, peeled, cored, and chopped 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 3/4 cups chicken broth, warmed 1 pound…

1 injured in early morning armed robbery at convenience store

JACKSON, Tenn. — Jackson police investigate a convenience store robbery at the corner of Hollywood Drive and Old Hickory Boulevard. Investigators say two men wearing masks came into the store around 1 a.m. Thursday and got away with cash. Officers say at least one of them was armed with a long gun. They don’t have any other description at this time….

Update: 1 dead after late-night shooting in east Jackson

UPDATE — One person has died as a result of the shooting, according to police spokesman Derrick Tisdale. Darius Austin was killed in the shooting that took place around 11:45 p.m. on Dupree Street, Tisdale confirmed. We’ll have more details this evening on WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News at 5 & 6. Original story: JACKSON, Tenn. — Police investigate a late-night…

Local entrepreneurs showcase their business ideas at Delta Challenge Pitch Competition

JACKSON, Tenn.-Area entrepreneurs get the chance of a lifetime to showcase their ideas to help launch their own businesses. Wednesday night, the Delta Regional Authority held its “Delta Challenge Pitch Competition” at Lane College. In a “Shark Tank”-type presentation, seven people had a chance to pitch their business ideas to a panel of four judges. Organizers said winners will receive…

Verdict in 2014 murder case gives closure to one Jackson family

JACKSON, Tenn — After two years waiting for justice, one family said they now have closure. Wednesday, a Madison County jury found Corbyn Davis guilty of first degree murder and having a gun as a convicted felon. “I’m complete, I can rest, we can rest,” said Latoya Rogers Rogers’ younger brother, Jamar Rogers was killed in 2014 after police said Davis…

RIFA’s ‘Canstruction’ helps fight hunger in West Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn.-One of the most creative ways to fight hunger in West Tennessee is through RIFA’s ‘Canstruction’. Teams began building out their structures, Tuesday, made completely of non-perishable foods. From businesses to schools to groups of teens, 14 teams are participating this year, by showcasing their creativity and benevolence. “They are real food. They are real help for people who…

Milan takes home team of the week

MILAN, Tenn — For the Milan Bulldogs week six performance against McNairy Central beating them 49-0, they won team of the week voted on by the fans. Head coach Jeff Morris said he thinks his team performance is based off what they get done during the week. “What happens on Friday’s is a product of what you get done during…