WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

Mugshots : Madison County : 12/15/15 – 12/16/15

1/11Andrea Barganier Simple domestic assault Show Caption Hide Caption 2/11Antonio McFern Failure to appear Show Caption Hide Caption 3/11Christopher Lyons Simple domestic assault Show Caption Hide Caption 4/11David Nagy Violation of community corrections Show Caption Hide Caption 5/11Gena Witherspoon Failure to appear Show Caption Hide Caption 6/11Henry Lange Theft over $1,000, driving while unlicensed Show Caption Hide Caption 7/11Randall White…

Scattered Showers Today

Weather Update – 7:00 a.m. Wednesday Scattered showers are moving northeast across West Tennessee with isolated thunderstorms, so pack an umbrella as you head out! The chance for rain will peak between the late morning and early afternoon. Temps will crest in the upper 50s to low 60s this afternoon and drop to the mid and upper 30s tonight with…

Milan PD hosts ‘Shop with a Cop’

MILAN, Tenn.-A special shopping trip for 70 kids in Milan Tuesday night. The Milan Police Department hosted its annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ event at the Milan Walmart. State and local officers shopped with children as they bought items on their Christmas list. Milan Police Chief Bobby Sellers said ‘Shop with a Cop’ is important for the community. “It’s important…

7 Boy Scouts receive Eagle award

ALAMO, Tenn.-A big congratulations to seven young men from West Tennessee who are now ranked among the top five percent of all Boy Scouts. Troop 354 pinned seven scouts with their Eagle award tonight. This group has been together since Cub Scouts and as a group have completed more than 200 merit badges and numerous service projects to earn the…

File to be released in officer’s shooting of TN man

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis district attorney general’s office plans to release the investigation file in a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a black man. The unusual release, planned for Tuesday, comes after a grand jury declined to indict Officer Connor Schilling on charges including voluntary manslaughter. Police say Schilling put 19-year-old Darrius Stewart in his squad car…

Holiday meals for families near Ft. Campbell

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) – A national organization that assists families of service members says 500 military families will receive holiday meal kits on Tuesday near Fort Campbell. The organization Operation Homefront and Wal-Mart are holding the event in Clarksville, Tennessee, for about six hours. Fort Campbell lies on the Kentucky-Tennessee line. The group says the meal kits include all…

Mayor-elect chooses Sweat to lead Memphis FD

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis Mayor-elect Jim Strickland has chosen Gina Sweat to become the first female director of the Memphis Fire Department. The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/1m2mMGv ) reports Strickland announced Sweat’s selection on Monday. She is a 23-year veteran of the department, which had only four female firefighters when she joined. Strickland called Sweat a “landmark leadership choice” and…

New law will increase seat belt fines in TN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Motorists who don’t buckle up in Tennessee will soon face a stiffer fine. A new law passed by state lawmakers and signed by the governor takes effect on Jan. 1. State law enforcement officials held a news conference on the steps of the state Capitol this week to discuss the measure. It increases the fine for…