Julia Ewoldt

JPD confirms officer shot at, neighbors react

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Three days after a woman was shot in the arm on Old Hickory Boulevard, Jackson police confirmed at least one of their officers was shot at near the same…

Local town to kick off Christmas on Main

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- Savannah is preparing for another year of Christmas on Main. For several years, organizers have hosted the event featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, reindeer and other holiday events on the town square. This year, they are focusing…

Humboldt police investigate burglary at pawn shop

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Thousands of dollars in merchandise was stolen after two people smash the windows of a Humboldt business Monday morning. "Over the course of 25 years, it's at least seven…

Law enforcement share tips for safe holiday shopping

JACKSON, Tenn. -- With holiday shopping upon us, law enforcement have some reminders for shoppers. "It's a rough time of the year because thieves know that police and law enforcement are covered up with…

Child born at 23 weeks now celebrates first birthday

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- A year ago, a family reached out to WBBJ, desperately asking for prayers after their little boy was born with serious medical complications. Sutton Lackey was born at 23 weeks,…

Local students participate in Special Olympics bowling

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- If these students get three strikes, they're not out. They get a turkey! Hardin County Middle and High School students with special needs participated in their first Special Olympics…

New park opens in downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn.-- A new park has opened in downtown Jackson. "We called it Civic Crunch. Essentially, it's the idea of getting the community together to think about the way people use space, particularly…

Empty bowls feed the hungry in Weakley Co.

MARTIN, Tenn. -- A local art professor has found a way to use empty bowls to feed hungry people. “I started saying years ago, 'I can't write a $5,000 check to WE CARE…

New solar farm opens in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A new farm opens in Madison County with hopes of helping the environment. Jackson Energy Authority, Tennessee Valley Authority and Silicon Ranch officially unveiled their new solar panels Wednesday. "This…

300-year-old tree falls in Humboldt

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- You may recognize the Senter-Rooks House in Humboldt. It hosts dozens of weddings every year, and boasts dozens of trees including a towering white oak. “The tree was the…

Veterans Day celebrations kick off across West Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- This weekend is expected to be full of activities recognizing our veterans. As the weekend approaches, Veterans Day celebrations are kicking off. Students lined the hallways of Thelma Barker Elementary…

Community Redevelopment Agency tears down 60th house

Jackson, Tenn.-- City leaders held a demolition party Thursday in an effort to "eradicate blight."  Brian James, the man who drives around Jackson scouting out blighted homes, says the house at 103 Panola Street…

FBI gives tips on how to keep your information secure

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Internet-enabled theft, fraud and exploitation were responsible for $2.7 billion in losses in 2018. The victim could be anyone who uses a connected device, including you. The Federal Bureau of Investigation…

Jackson business expands downtown

JACKSON, Tenn. — Leah Daniel and her wife Lesley Daniel own a business in north Jackson, and for years, they've talked about expanding. “We've tossed this around since we had the consignment shop. We've…

School board meeting with legislators turns heated

JACKSON, Tenn.-- For the first time this school year, members of the Jackson-Madison County School Board sat down with state legislators. With the school board sitting in the same room as the…

Woman speaks out after home is burglarized

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A Jackson woman spoke out after her apartment was broken into. Beth Parnell was at work Wednesday morning when her apartment complex called her, saying her apartment had been broken…

Savannah drug bust rounds up 20 people ahead of Halloween

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- Officers surrounded a home on Vine Street Wednesday morning. The two arrests made in the home were part of a larger operation to keep the streets safe. “We're doing one search warrant today that I just got…

Lung injuries affect vape shop business in West Tennessee

LEXINGTON, Tenn.-- The Tennessee Department of Health has reported 53 cases of serious lung injury among people who use e-cigarettes and vaping products, sparking concern in the vaping community. "The biggest concern…

Local students participate in Great American Shakeout

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Local students participated in the Great American Shakeout, an event to practice earthquake safety measures, on Thursday. The event was started in response to a 6.9 magnitude earthquake that shook…

Brookdale Senior Living to expand memory care

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local business is working to make memory care more accessible. Caring for someone with memory-related diseases is difficult, expensive and heartbreaking. However, one company is trying to take the weight off…

Federal judge issues gag order in 'Rock Doc' case

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The end is nowhere close for three medical professionals charged in a federal opioid crackdown earlier this year. Nurse practitioner Jeff Young, known as the "Rock Doc," and two of his previous…

Jackson sidewalks vandalized, causing thousands in damage

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The city of Jackson is working to get sidewalks in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, but making sidewalks accessible for everyone is difficult when they're being vandalized. "That…

Judges score creations for RIFA's Canstruction 2019

JACKSON, Tenn. -- More than 40,000 pounds of food was donated to Regional Inter-Faith Association for this year's Canstruction competition, and the structures showed it. "They continue to improve each year. We've had some…