WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

Local authorities ramp up drunken driving enforcement for ‘Booze It & Lose It’

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — This holiday season, there will be zero tolerance for drunk driving in Madison County. Booze It and Lose It is the statewide campaign that will launch Friday to promote sober driving thanks to a grant from the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office. Madison County deputies, Jackson police and the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be working overtime to stop…

THP announces seat belt fine increase

JACKSON, Tenn. — You’ve heard the saying “click it or ticket,” and the Tennessee Highway Patrol wants to remind you those ticket fines will increase starting Jan. 1. First-time violators can expect to pay a $25. For repeat offenders, the fine could be as high as $50. With more than 100,000 seat belt citations given out already this year, troopers say they just want drivers…

Scattered Showers on Wednesday

Weather Update – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday A cold front currently moving across the Southern Plains is bringing a few showers to portions of eastern Texas. This front will arrive in West Tennessee tomorrow night bringing few showers and, ultimately, cooler weather. However, the drop in temperature won’t last for long as winds from the south will return unseasonably warm conditions…

Mugshots : Madison County : 12/14/15 – 12/15/15

1/16Ariana Harris Assault Show Caption Hide Caption 2/16Christy Bunch Violation of community corrections Show Caption Hide Caption 3/16Daniel Butler Shoplifting Show Caption Hide Caption 4/16Dasity Neely Aggravated assault, criminal impersonation Show Caption Hide Caption 5/16Dawn Owens Driving on revoked/suspended license Show Caption Hide Caption 6/16Everette Lamb Shoplifting Show Caption Hide Caption 7/16Frank Trice Driving on revoked/suspended license Show Caption Hide…

Sheriff’s office IDs man killed in Gibson Co. homicide

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — Deputies have identified a man killed in a Sunday afternoon shooting outside Humboldt. Kenneth Wayne Vailes, 52, was found fatally wounded when deputies responded around 4:30 p.m. Sunday to a reported disturbance at a residence in the 200 block of Pleasant Hill Road, according to Chief Deputy Danny Lewis with the Gibson County Sheriff’s Department. A person…

Quick, Warm-Up Today; Rain Late Tomorrow

1033 AM CST TUE DEC 15 2015 High pressure over the region will provide for dry conditions and warm temperatures today. Another cold front will move across the mid south on Wednesday with scattered to numerous showers and a few thunderstorms. Canadian high pressure will build into the area for the end of the week and first part of the…

Santa to visit with kids in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Tenn.- Santa is taking a break from the North Pole this week and visiting with kids at Tennessee Street Park in Savannah. From 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday from now until Christmas, kids will be lining up to meet Ole Saint Nick and share their Christmas wish lists. The public is invited to bring a camera for pictures…

WTHC Sportsplex gets top honor

JACKSON, Tenn.-For the second time in five years, Jackson has the best turf in the state. The West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex has been named the municipal field of the year by the Tennessee Turfgrass Association. The 17-field complex will receive its award at the organization’s banquet next month. Field manager Kenny Franks said the teams deserve fields to be as…

Hundreds attend Lexington Christmas parade

LEXINGTON, Tenn.-Bright lights and loud noises brought the spirit of Christmas to Henderson County, Monday night. Fire trucks, floats and marching bands made their way through the town for the annual Lexington Christmas Parade as the young and young at heart looked on. Every family has their own reason for coming out, but for some, the parade has become a…

Deputies: Man arrested, charged with road rage

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn.-The Weakley County Sheriff’s Department said a man was charged after a road rage incident late last week. Investigators said Christopher Wilson, 32, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault after an incident that started near a McDonald’s. Dispatchers received a call from a driver, who said a vehicle was driving recklessly in front of them on…