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Guilty Verdict in Vehicular Homicide Trial

This video is no longer available. After a week of testimony and a weekend of deliberations, a Henry County jury has reached a verdict in the trial of a man charged in the death of a 5-year-old. According to court…

Man Killed in Weekend Wreck

This video is no longer available. A weekend wreck takes the life of a Mississippi man. According to Tennessee Highway Patrol REPORTS, Zachary Martin, 25, of Saltillo, Mississippi died late Saturday night. The crash happened on Highway 57 near Ramer…

West Tennesseans Work Goes to Smithsonian

This video is no longer available. A native of Henry and Hardeman Counties said she is honored to have her scrapbook of African American soldiers on display at the Smithsonian. Hattye Yarbrough, 90, said she discovered materials from World War…

Youth Town Helps Adolescent Graduate

This video is no longer available. As Youth Town turns 50, a recent graduate of the program credits the organization with saving his life. "This place change me a lot....taught me respect, discipline, how to take care of myself," said…

Zumb-A-Thon Raises Money For High School

This video is no longer available. Jackson residents danced the Zumba to benefit North Side High School Saturday. Dancers paid ten dollars each to raise money for the graduating class expenses. Zumba Teacher Tehonary Wortham said, "Add a little hip…

Students Compete In Regional Spelling Bee

This video is no longer available. After two hours of competition, one home schooled seventh grader won the West Tennessee Regional Spelling Bee. Claire Layne beat Clarksburg's Madison McClure and more than thirty other competitors from thirty-three West Tennessee schools…

Haywood County High School Students Protest Principal Resignation

This video is no longer available. Haywood High School Principal Dorothy Bond resigned Thursday amid accusations of controversial remarks made during a school assembly. Friday afternoon, more than 600 students held a peaceful sit in at their cafeteria in support…

Trooper Stanford Talks about Shooting

This video is no longer available. For the first time, we hear from the Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper shot in the chest as he made an arrest last year in Henderson County. Trooper Dwayne Stanford was honored as the best…

Fatal Car Wreck in Hardin County

This video is no longer available. A wreck in Hardin county, Friday afternoon, claimed the life of a man from Counce. Troopers say the wreck happened three miles south of Shiloh and involved one vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet Avalanche. Troopers…

Henry County Does Drug Round-Up

This video is no longer available. In Henry County, 22 different people were arrested in a massive drug round-up. Sheriff Monte Belew said early Friday morning officers surprised the suspected drug dealers and drug users, with a not so happy,…

Madison Commission Wants Landfill Work Halted

This video is no longer available. New developments in the ongoing dispute over a Madison County Landfill. Jackson Madison County Municipal Solid Waste Planning Region members today said they plan to appeal a state decision to grant a permit to…

State Trooper and Dispatcher Of The Year Honored

This video is no longer available. The Jackson District of The Tennessee Highway Patrol is home to both the states Trooper and Dispatcher of the Year. Trooper Dwayne Stanford and Dispatcher Max Milam both picked up their awards Thursday in…

Interim Principal Picked For Haywood High

This video is no longer available. Dr. Jerry Pyron is now the interim principal at Haywood County High School. Pyron takes over one day after former principal Dorothy Bond resigned. Bond stepped down following some controversial statements about homosexuality and…

Lexington School Celebrates Dr. Seuss

This video is no longer available. We are not sure if Mike McEvoy likes Green Eggs and Ham but he does like reading to kids. The WBBJ meteorologist joined 18 other area community leaders reading to students at Southaven Elementary…

Jackson Restaurant Damaged By Fire

This video is no longer available. The Kentucky Fried Chicken on North Highland is closed tonight after being heavily damaged by fire. The flames broke out just after 2:30 Friday afternoon in the rear of the eatery. Jackson fire crews…

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