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Union Picks Up UALR Transfer

Just days after a third straight appearance in the NAIA National Title game, the Union (Tenn.) University women‘s basketball team has added their latest signee for next season. Union has signed Shelby Ashcraft of Cabot, Ark. to the roster. Cabot…

Four Car Collision on South Highland

It was slow going for many drivers in South Jackson, Wednesday afternoon. Just before 3, four cars collided along South Highland Avenue. Only one person was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, but investigators tell ABC 7 Eyewitness News…

Martin Man Charged with Sexual Battery of a Child

A Martin man is behind bars after police said he molested a young girl. Randall Collier stands charged with aggravated sexual battery in connection with incidents in October 2010. Police said a girl, under the age of 12, was visiting…

State Commissioner Visits Jackson

The commissioner of Mental Health for Tennessee makes a stop in Jackson. Douglas Varney took time to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues with Jackson-Madison County officials. Varney talked with Sheriff David Woolfork and city judge Blake Anderson about…

Coach Indicted on New Charges

This video is no longer available. The Haywood High School teacher charged with one count of inappropriate behavior with her 14-year old student was indicted Tuesday. She faces 19 counts. Shanda Franks is charged with 5 counts of statutory rape…

Trenton P.D. Auctions Motorcycle

The Trenton Police Department earned more than $24,000 by selling a single item. A 2009 Harley-Davidson "Springer Screaming Eagle" Edition motorcycle with just 80 miles on it, that was put up for auction by Trenton Police last month, was auctioned…

Hood Search Extends to West Tennessee

The search for a suspected police killer in Georgia has state officers asking West Tennesseans to be on alert. Jamie Donnell Hood, 33, is wanted in Athens, Georgia. According to the TBI, he is accused of fatally shooting one officer…

New Details in Lake Co. Hit and Run

This video is no longer available. We have new details surrounding a fatal hit and run incident in Lake County. According to officers, exactly one week ago, Jodie Henson, from Dyersburg, hit and killed a Ridgely man with her car.…

Anti-Cyber Bullying Legislation Proposed

This video is no longer available. With the growing use of social media sites and cell phone technology, some members of the state legislature say it's time to include 'cyber-bullying' in the list of offenses. Students we spoke with said…

Making the Jump from NAIA to NCAA

After 22 years, the NAIA women’s basketball national tournament has ended its run in Jackson. Now local fans and alumni from four West Tennessee schools have a real reason to ponder possible changes in affiliation that may lie ahead for their favorite NAIA schools.

Grant to Help Allenton Heights

This video is no longer available. Allenton Heights is the oldest public housing complex in Jackson. Forty percent of the residents live in poverty. The crime, is twice the rate of the city as a whole. "We just need to…

Family Wants Motorcycle Back

This video is no longer available. Investigators in Henderson County are learning more about the stolen motorcycle that a Madison County man was killed on, Sunday night. Crystal Gurley says her and her husband's two motorcycles were stolen from their…

Newton Waives Hearing; Case to Grand Jury

The former Lexington Pastor accused of raping one of his youth church members appeared in court again Wednesday morning. Anthony Dale Newton, 51, waived his right to a preliminary hearing on the charges and the judge sent the case to…

Memphis Won't Charge Wedgeworth,Pierce

Memphis' police director and mayor saythere will be no local charges filed against two fugitives from Louisiana who were captured after a police chase. Darian Pierce and Ricky Wedgeworth were arrested by Memphis police on March 14. They had been…

OVC Honor For Van Zyl

After guiding The University of Tennessee at Martin to a victory in the team‘s Ohio Valley Conference opener at Eastern Kentucky last Saturday, sophomore Johanie Van Zyl was named the league‘s adidas Female Tennis Athlete of the Week this afternoon.…

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