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The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 1/17/17 and 7 a.m. on 1/18/17.

Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing to raise Tennessee’s tax on each gallon of gasoline by 7 cents while cutting the state’s sales tax on groceries and income from earnings on stocks and bonds.

Haslam says average motorists would pay an extra $4 more per month as part of his plan to generate $278 million annually in new money to pay for road projects around the state.

The governor says he would balance the gas tax increase with proposed cuts of $55 million in the sales tax on groceries, $113 million in corporate taxes for manufacturing companies and $102 million in the Hall tax on investment income.

Haslam also wants to tie the gas tax to inflation and let cities seek a sales tax surcharge to pay for transit projects.

JACKSON, Tenn. — U.S. Marshals and Jackson police have captured an escaped inmate from Crockett County.

Jeffery O’Neal Patterson

Officers captured Jeffery O’Neal Patterson around 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at his girlfriend’s home on Washington Douglas Circle in east Jackson, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

Patterson was wanted for escape after he walked off from garbage detail around 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Crockett County Jail, according to Sheriff Troy Klyce.

Patterson was serving time for burglary, according to the sheriff.

Patterson and his girlfriend, Tazara Alexander, both were taken into custody by U.S. Marshals along with the Jackson Police Department’s K-9 and gang units.

There was a previous warrant for Alexander, and police have added a charge of facilitation of escape, according to U.S. Marshals.

U.S. Marshals say a tip led them to the home. They say Patterson and Alexander refused to leave the home and that officers had to enter by force.

The two are being transferred to the Crockett County Jail.

FULTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was killed by a western Kentucky police officer earlier this week died of two gunshot wounds.

Kentucky State Police Lt. Kyle Nall says preliminary autopsy results show that 43-year-old Charles Christopher McClure was shot twice in the torso by a Fulton police officer Monday afternoon. Police say McClure was armed with a knife and a metal pole and had refused to obey officers’ orders.

Police had been called to the scene after 911 calls reported a man acting erratically and smashing car windows with a pole.

Authorities have not revealed further details about what prompted the shooting. No one else was injured.

It is unclear what caused McClure’s behavior. Nall says a toxicology screen was conducted during the autopsy, but those results are still pending.

CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS MOVING IN THIS AFTERNOON.  SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TONIGHT WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF THUNDERSTORMS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  SOME OF THE STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT OVER NORTH MISSISSIPPI.

TEMPERATURES TODAY AND TONIGHT WILL BE COOLER WITH HIGHS AND LOW IN THE 50S.  WARMER TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN ON THURSDAY AND REMAIN FOR A FEW DAYS WITH HIGHS IN THE 60S AND LOWER 70S THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

Gary Pickens-StormTeam 7 Forecaster

email: gpickens@wbbjtv.com

What You’ll Need:

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 (14-1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 cups water
3 (10-1/2-ounce) cans condensed chicken broth
1 (19-ounce) package frozen or refrigerated cheese tortellini
3 cups fresh spinach

 

What To Do:

In a soup pot over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot.
Saute onion until tender, then add tomatoes, vinegar, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper; cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until heated through.
Stir in water and broth and bring to a boil. Add tortellini and spinach and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until tortellini are tender. Serve immediately.

 

 

What You’ll Need:

4 ripe bananas
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour

What To Do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 5- x 9-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
Place bananas in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until mashed. Stir in sugar and let stand 15 minutes. Add applesauce and eggs; beat well. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour into loaf pan.
Bake 50 to 55 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool on a wire rack.

JACKSON, Tenn.-The Jackson-Madison County School System has wrapped up the first step in choosing who will replace outgoing superintendent Dr. Verna Ruffin starting next school year.

The deadline to apply for the position closed Monday and the Tennessee School Board Association said they have a total of 25 applicants.

The TSBA told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News now  begins the difficult task as they sort through the candidates.

“Our office will create a screening committee that will screen each applicant and try to find five finalist that best meet the criteria the board adopted,” said Tammy Grissom, Executive Director of the TSBA.

The TSBA will present the top five candidates to the school board on February 9. The board will then have the option of adding candidates to the top before they start the interview process.

To see the complete list of applicants, visit the “Seen on 7” section of our website.

 

 

*Dr. Michael Steele-Executive Principal, Stratford STEM Magnet School
Spring Hill, TN

*Dr. Cedrick Gray-Director, Aspiring Principals of New Leaders
Jackson, MS

*Dr. Teresa Lance-School Leadership Officer (Assistant Superintendent), Secondary Schools
Colorado Springs, CO

*Dr. Michael Booker-Principal, Hardeman County Correctional Facility
Jackson, TN

*Dr. Tammy Knipp-Assistant Director of Schools, Operations and Support, Putnam County
Baxter, TN

*Ronnie Mackin-Principal, Trezevant High School, Shelby County Schools
Memphis, TN

*Eric Williams-Executive Director of State Special Schools Operations/Capital Projects Director
Jackson, TN

*Dr. Lorene J.L. Essex-Principal, Moving Ahead School of Scholars Learning Academy
Memphis, TN

*Dr. Felecia Everson-Instructional Leadership Director, Shelby County Schools
Memphis, TN

*Dr. Thomas D. Rogers-Instruction Leadership Director, Shelby County Schools
Memphis, TN

*Dr. Eric T. Jones-Resident Faculty, National Institute for School Leadership, Washington, D.C.
Jackson, TN

*Dr. Allan Sterbinsky-Mayor, Town of Stanton
Stanton, TN

*William Wade-Associate Superintendent of Innovation and Student Support, Santa Fe Public Schools
Santa Fe, NM

*Hayward Mark Chandler-Superintendent, Des Moines Municipal Schools,
Des Moines, NM

*Dr. M. Troy Davis-Implementation Consultant, Tyler Technologies
Yarmouth, ME

*Dr. Delarious Stewart-Director of Student Disability Services, North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC

*Keevin Woody-Elementary Supervisor and Federal Programs Director, Roane County Schools
Kingston, TN

*Dr. Christopher Clayton-Assistant Director of Education Services, PA State Education Association
Harrisburg, PA

*Dr. Greg Rockhold-Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, Heizer Middle School
Hobbs, NM

*Dr. D. Ray Hill-Superintendent, Macon County School System
Oglethorpe, GA

*Grant Ward-Transportation Supervisor, Jackson-Madison County School System
Jackson, TN

*Dr. Roderick F. Richmond-Executive Director of Student Support Services, Shelby County Schools
Memphis, TN

*Dr. Michael John Beresford-Assistant Superintendent, Hamilton Southeastern Schools
Fishers, IN

*Dr. Tonya Harris-Superintendent, Preclarus Mastery Public Charter School
St. Louis, MO

*Dr. Joel Hassell-Principal, Ripley High School
Ripley, TN

 

JACKSON, Tenn.-One man is facing a theft of property charge after being accused of using an ID that was not his to open a charge account and make purchases.

Investigators said Marvin Jackson is accused of presenting a drivers license with a different name to open a charge account at Kohl’s in north Jackson. He is then accused of opening a charge account with the ID and then paying for items totaling more than $1,000.

Adam Sanders was identified as the second suspect. Both face a charges of theft of property over $1,000.
Jackson also faces a charge of criminal simulation and resisting arrest.

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