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Cole Sentenced to Eight Years in Rape Case

This video is no longer available. A Jackson man charged with raping one of his wife's family members entered a best interest plea in court, Monday. Charles Wesley Cole was charged with beating and raping a 22-year-old woman early last…

Bell Ringers Dance for Donations

This video is no longer available. You have probably already seen several bell ringers for the Salvation Army out in West Tennessee. But you've probably never seen bell ringers like the ones who volunteered Friday afternoon outside the Walgreens on…

Andrew Jackson Elem. Students Honor Vets

This video is no longer available. Andrew Jackson Elementary Magnet School hosted a program giving an early thank you to area veterans, Thursday evening. The west Jackson school was packed with parents and service members. The pre-Veterans Day event was…

Milan Police Drug Bust

In one day, authorities in Milan have broken up two unrelated drug operations, landing two people behind bars. Jimmy Hannah is charged with intent to sell and possession of hydrocodone. Officers said Hannah gave them permission to search his home.…

What News Student Loan Rules Mean for Students

This video is no longer available. If you attend college or are the parent of a college student, you know the expense of getting a college degree. President Obama unveiled plans that could give millions of college students the boost…

Steward Trial Moved to June 2012

This video is no longer available. A federal judge has ordered the trial of the accused getaway driver in the 2009 shooting death of Henderson Police Captain Dennis Cagle be rescheduled until next June. Initially, Cheryl Freeman-Steward's trial was set…

Cunningham Charged with Check Forgery

This video is no longer available. A Bradford man is behind bars in Madison County, accused of stealing thousands of dollars in checks from an unsuspecting victim. Jeffrey Cunningham, 27, is charged with forgery and identity theft. Officers arrested him…

Canstruction Awards Announced

This video is no longer available. The results are "in the can", literally, for the annual competition benefiting the Regional Interfaith Association, or RIFA. Last week the 7th annual Canstruction competition got underway at the Old Hickory Mall. Teams assembled…

Republican Leaders Host BBQ

This video is no longer available. Hundreds of hungry politicians and politically minded West Tennesseans gathered at the Jackson Fairgrounds Park, Tuesday night. Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris as well as other prominent republican leaders in the area hosted an…

ARM Holds Fall Fest in Hillcrest Circle

Area Relief Ministries turned the Hillcrest Circle area into a haven for festive fall activities. Nearly 150 community members came out for the first annual community fall fest. Children and adults alike took part in the night's activities, which included…

Drug Take Back

This video is no longer available. Law enforcement agencies across west Tennessee are hosting drug take back events this weekend including the Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics unit. Locations in Madison County where you can drop off any unused or old…

ARRP Hosts Voter ID Info Session

This video is no longer available. Tennessee AARP partnered with the state election coordinator in Jackson, Tuesday to answer questions, especially for the thousands of Tennessee seniors who plan to vote in next year's elections. AARP has been holding information…

Huntingdon PD Looking for Home Invasion Suspects

Huntingdon Police need your help finding the people who barged into a home overnight, Tuesday with the sole intent of stealing something very specific. Police said the suspects broke into a home in the 400 block of High Street, took…

Police: Man Jumped from New Southern

This video is no longer available. Police and emergency responders are investigating the death of a man who jumped to his death from a downtown Jackson building. It happened Tuesday morning at the New Southern building. Police said a 69…

Boutique Hosts "Boots and Bras for a Cure"

A local women's store is held a special event to help raise awareness and raise funds to fight cancer. The event held a Sister Boutique in north Jackson was called "Boots and Bras for a Cure." Customers, family and friends…

Vein Drain is First in New Lifeline Facility

This video is no longer available. With Halloween treats leas than a week away, a local blood collection agency continues a tradition that has attracted donors from all over west Tennessee for over two decades. Lifeline Blood Services held its…

Homicide Loss Survivor Walk Held

This video is no longer available. The campus of Union University hosted the family members of murder victims, Monday evening, as they honored and remembered the lives of their loved ones. More than 300 homicide-loss survivors took to the campus…

Father Allegedly Shoots at Son

This video is no longer available. A Milan father accused of trying to shoot his son, Monday, has been arrested and charged with aggravated domestic violence. According to court papers, Michael Hodge, Sr. admitted to police that he shot at…

Drive By Shooting in

This video is no longer available. Police in Milan need help finding the person behind a weekend drive by shooting where several homes were hit. Officers say a home in the 1000-block of Culpepper Street was the primary focus of…

Local Students Participate in Teen Court

This video is no longer available. Madison County Juvenile Court swore in eight new members of the court, Monday. These young people are the newest participants in "Teen Court." The program allows students from public, private and home school settings…

Police: Domestic Assault Call Leads to Marijuana Discovery

This video is no longer available. AUTHORITIES SAY THEY'VE BUSTED A MARIJUANA GROW OPERATION IN A SAVANNAH HOME... ALL BECAUSE THE COUPLE WHO LIVED THERE GOT INTO A FIGHT. [Effects:TAKE MAP TITLE: Drug Investigation CITY: Savannah CO.: Hardin] {--CG/FS--} Officers…

Sex Offenders Restricted from Halloween Activities

This video is no longer available. With Halloween one week away, state leaders are taking the necessary efforts to keep sex offenders away from children. Each convicted offender who lives in the state has signed a letter prohibiting them from…

Cristl Pepper Appears in Federal Court

This video is no longer available. The Kentucky woman who sparked a shoot out involving a trooper and her boyfriend, appeared in federal court in Jackson, Monday. According to court papers, Cristl Pepper is charged with three weapons related counts…

Carnathan Appears on Federal Bank Robbery Charge

This video is no longer available. A Mississippi man accused of robbing a Selmer bank then losing all the cash at casinos in Tunica made his first appears in U.S. District Court, Monday. Joseph Carnathan, 40, of Mooreville, Miss., was…

Free Medical Clinic in Henderson This Weekend

This video is no longer available. A free, mobile medical clinic will open its doors to West Tennesseans this weekend. The Remote Area Medical Clinic will be in Henderson at the Chester County Junior High School Saturday and Sunday. Medical,…

Two Arrested After Sex Offender Checks

This video is no longer available. Two convicted sex offenders who currently live in Madison County have been arrested on new charges, after deputies say they violated the Sex Offender Registry law. Over the past week, deputies have conducted check…

Ft. Campbell Soldier Faces Rape Charges

This video is no longer available. A Fort Campbell soldier is behind bars in Jackson. He is charged with raping a student from Jackson Christian School who he met online. Christopher Kraatz, 27, was officially charged with two counts of…

Man Shot in Lincoln Courts

Jackson police are looking for a suspect after man was shot in Lincoln Courts, Thursday night. Investigators said it was just after 9:30 when a man was found with a gunshot wound to his lower leg outside a home in…

Dodd Hosts Meeting on Crime Issues

This video is no longer available. Church leaders joined Jackson City Councilman Johnny Dodd in hopes of finding a way to stop violence in the city. Leaders from several faiths attended Thursday night's "Crime Issues" meeting at T.R. White Sportsplex.…

WRAP Conference Aimed at Stopping Domestic Violence

This video is no longer available. Community members and those who work with victims of domestic violence meet to learn how to better deal with the issue. Those attending the 14th annual conference on the subject, heard a survivor's story,…

Safety Encouraged as First Frost Approaches

Temperatures have reached chilly lows over the past few nights, prompting area fire officials to issue this word of advice...keep fire safety high on your list. Officials said home fires happen more often in the fall and winter due to…

Chaney Given New Court Date; Additional Charges Likely

This video is no longer available. The Jackson man accused in last week's crime spree that spanned the city was back in court, Thursday morning. Tray Chaney, 18, appeared in Jackson City Court only to have his appearance rescheduled for…

Bypass Paving to Cause Lane Closures

This video is no longer available. There will be some travel problems for those who use the busy Highway 45 Bypass in Jackson at times through early November. State officials said now thorough November 10, on certain days, commuters can…

Humboldt Police Investigate Robbery

This video is no longer available. Humboldt Police are searching for the brazen gunman accused of robbing a local grocery store, Tuesday night. Officers said around 8 p.m. , a man walked into the Westside Grocery, flashed a gun and…

National School Bus Safety Week

This video is no longer available. Safety officials are reminding drivers that with schools back in session, you need to watch for school buses. Officials from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Jackson District said that is National School Bus Safety Week.…

Federal Charges Filed Against Pepper

This video is no longer available. Federal charges have been officially filed against a woman who was a passenger in a car during a trooper shooting in Henderson County. It was just three weeks ago, Trooper Dwayne Stanford stopped Cristl…

Groups Build Canstruction Structures at the Mall

This video is no longer available. An annual competition benefiting RIFA is once again allowing participants to display more than just a "can-do" spirit. The 7th annual Canstruction competition got underway at the Old Hickory Mall in Jackson, Tuesday night.…

Two Charged in Store Burglary

This video is no longer available. Two Gibson County women are facing charges after police used surveillance video to help identify the alleged suspects in the burglary. According to Milan Police, they found the door of the Maverick Store was…

State Announces Additional Security Measures on Interstate

This video is no longer available. Officials from several state run organizations were in Haywood County, Tuesday to kick off a campaign focusing on making Tennessee roadways even safer. TDOT, state and federal homeland security leaders kicked off the nation's…

County Commissioners Vote on Redistricting Plan

Some changes in the latest census figures could mean Madison County residents would be voting for new representatives in several county positions. Madison County commissioners met Monday night to review and vote on a redistricting committee's plan which detailed the…

Church Donates Smoke Alarms to Fire Departments

Jackson's Love and Truth Church marked its 10th anniversary as a congregation this past weekend, but Jackson police and firefighters are getting the gifts. As part of the celebration, the church decided to donate 1,000 smoke detectors to the Jackson…

Police Search Identity of Shoplifters

Jackson police are looking for three women accused of shoplifting a north Jackson retail store. Investigators released photos of the women related to a theft at Kirkland's on Vann Drive last Friday. Police said the store's manager received an anonymous…

House Catches Fire on Colorado Street

A south Jackson family is dealing with the damage from a fire at their south Jackson home, Monday morning. Jackson firemen were called to a fire on Colorado Street around 8 and found a fire shooting flames and black smoke…

Deputies Find Car Burned With Bullet Holes

Madison County sheriff's deputies are investigating a car found burned, riddled with bullet holes early Saturday morning. Deputies said they responded to a shots-fired call shortly after 1 a.m. They found a black Chevrolet Impala burned up, and riddled with…

Suspect Names Released In Convenience Store Raid

Jackson police have released the names of those arrested in Friday's raid of the Lane Express Mart. Police arrested Kenneth Dandridge, 53, Patrick Murphy, 30, and Corey Robinson, 43, as part of an undercover narcotics investigation involving marijuana sales inside…

Jackson Residents Arrested On Drug Charges

Two people are behind bars Saturday for having equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine in their car, according to investigators. The Jackson Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit arrested Ashton Siler, 20, and Morgan Jernigan, 24, during a traffic stop on North…

Boys & Girls Club Gives Out Food Backpacks

This video is no longer available. More than a hundred children in need in the Hub City received some nutritious treats thanks to the Mid-South Food Bank, Friday. Food Bank officials joined Proctor and Gamble for its first "Food for…

McKenzie Cheerleader Dies in Wreck

This video is no longer available. A two car collision along Highway 22 has claimed the life of a McKenzie High School cheerleader. According to the THP, Taylor Buckley, 16, was killed Thursday afternoon when a driver turning from Connie…