WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

Mugshots : Madison County 02/23/16 – 02/24/16

1/16Miranda Greer Shoplifting, failure to appear Show Caption Hide Caption 2/16Angel Peoples Shoplifting Show Caption Hide Caption 3/16Arsenio Hines Failure to comply Show Caption Hide Caption 4/16Bobby Dale Howell Shoplifting Show Caption Hide Caption 5/16Charles Cawthon Simple domestic assault Show Caption Hide Caption 6/16Dominique Davis Shoplifting Show Caption Hide Caption 7/16Douglas Britt Shoplifting Show Caption Hide Caption 8/16James Atchley DUI…

Police arrest 2 after ‘foiled robbery attempt,’ car chase through Weakley Co.

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. — A man and woman are facing charges after what police are calling a foiled robbery attempt at a Dresden convenience store. Shane McCullough, left, and Robin Nelson Shane McCollough and Robin Nelson both were arrested after the early Wednesday morning incident, according to Investigator Steve Howe with the Dresden Police Department. According to police, a man and…

Update: Power restored after north Jackson outage, JEA says

UPDATE — Jackson Energy Authority has restored power the all of the customers affected by a Wednesday morning outage across north Jackson, according to communications manager Steve Bowers. Original story: JACKSON, Tenn. — A large power outage is affecting around 5,000 customers in north Jackson, according to Jackson Energy Authority officials. A technical problem has cut off power to three substations,…

WEATHER UPDATE

A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS LIFTING OUT OF OUR AREA AND IS HEADED INTO THE OHIO VALLEY.  MOISTURE WRAPPING AROUND THE BACK SIDE OF THE SYSTEM WILL PROVIDE CONTINUED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE MID-SOUTH.  TEMPERATURES SHOULD RISE INTO THE 40S ACROSS MOST LOCATIONS BY THIS AFTERNOON SO ANY SNOW WILL CHANGE BACK TO RAIN.  ANY SNOW OCCURRING…

2015 Jackson ‘Man of the Year’ named

JACKSON, Tenn.-Jackson names its newest ‘Man of the Year.’ WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News anchor Keli McAlister had the honor of helping with Tuesday night’s ceremony where BancorpSouth President Doug Roth was surprised with the honor of the 2015 ‘Man of the Year’ award. The Jackson native was praised for his work with countless agencies and non-profits throughout the Jackson area….

Supermarket wine bill derailed over store cap

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Tennesseans looking to buy their wine at their local supermarket may have to wait a little longer for the shelves to be stocked because of a disagreement on whether liquor stores should be protected from competition. The House Finance Committee voted 10-9 on Tuesday evening to remove a provision that would have limited liquor retailers from owning…

Emkes named chairman of Corrections Corporation of America

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Corrections Corporation of America has named Mark Emkes, a former CEO of Nashville-based Bridgestone Americas, as the private prison operators’ new chairman. Emkes served as state finance commissioner during Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s first term. He succeeds John Ferguson, who also held the position of state finance commissioner from 1995 to 2000 in the Republican administration…

JMCSS leaders iron out Vision 2020 plans

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — Principals and school leaders spent the day Tuesday planning out Vision 2020 for the school system. In a release, school system officials say Extended Learning Schools will not be fully implemented until the 2017-2018 school year. Extended Learning Schools are Isaac Lane and Arlington elementary schools. School leaders say they are forming an advisory committee to make decisions about the…

Garden Bros. Circus brings big show to Oman Arena

JACKSON, Tenn. — A big show comes to the Hub City as the Garden Bros. Circus brings their performance to Oman Arena. The 100-year-old circus has pulled out all stops, giving residents a chance to see elephants, camels, daring aerialists, crazy comedy with clowns, and motorcycle daredevils spinning in a big globe of doom. “There are movie theaters, there are so many entertainment things out there,…