WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

Charles Krauthammer, prominent conservative voice, has died

NEW YORK (AP) — The conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer has died. Krauthammer had announced a year ago he was being treated for a cancerous tumor in his abdomen and in early June revealed that he likely had just weeks to live. He was 68. His death was announced Thursday by two media organizations that employed him, Fox News…

Summer Fruit Salad

Submitted by Gail Hamilton

8oz cream cheese. Or Greek yogurt 16 oz cool whip 1 can fruit cocktail drained 1 banana sliced Handful of green grapes sliced in half 12 oz bag of mini marshmallows Mix it all together and refrigerate before serving.

Information about expenses for pet owners

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, new dog owners can expect to shell out up to $2,000 on their dog in the first year and almost $15,000 over their pup’s lifetime. And that’s not including emergencies. Need help paying for services? The Humane Society maintains a list of organizations that offer discounted services or…

Second person on leave in investigation of TBI director

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a second person has been placed on paid leave amid an investigation into allegations that Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Acting Director Jason Locke misused state funds. The Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services told news outlets that Sejal West is on administrative leave effective Wednesday from her departmental position. A message…

Shelby Co. deputy charged with raping teen

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in West Tennessee has been charged with raping a teenage girl over a 20-month period. The Shelby County district attorney’s office says 43-year-old Brian O. Beck was being held on $90,000 bond Thursday after his indictment on charges of rape by force or coercion and sexual battery by an authority figure. Investigators said…

Mugshots : Madison County : 6/20/18 – 6/21/18

1/9Felix Tubbs Schedule II drug violations Show Caption Hide Caption 2/9Jessica McCaskill Failure to appear, violation of probation, violation of community corrections Show Caption Hide Caption 3/9Denise Sails Vandalism, criminal trespass Show Caption Hide Caption 4/9Stormy Bobbitt Failure to appear Show Caption Hide Caption 5/9Jmyah Walker Assault Show Caption Hide Caption 6/9Kenneth Mitchell Aggravated domestic assault Show Caption Hide Caption…

Tariffs stir unrest among American whiskey producers

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Much of the rye whiskey aging in hundreds of barrels at Catoctin Creek Distillery in Virginia could end up being consumed in Europe, a market the 9-year-old distilling company has cultivated at considerable cost. But an escalating trade dispute has the distillery’s co-founder and general manager, Scott Harris, worried those European sales could evaporate as tariffs…

JMCSS announces leadership changes in 2018-2019 school year

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County School System has announced a list of changes to faculty at schools across the district leading into the 2018-2019 school year. New principals include Richard Willis at Issac Lane Elementary, James Walker Jr. at Jackson Careers and Technology, Michael Morris at Northeast Middle/Academic Academy, and Teresa McSweeney at Rose Hill Middle School. A principal’s…