WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

High School Basketball Scores (Jan. 28)

JACKSON, Tenn.--Local high school basketball scores for Jan. 28, 2020:   GIRLS: Trenton Peabody 59 / Madison 38   BOYS: Trenton Peabody 77 / Madison 89 Humboldt 65 / Middleton 55    

West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation presents proceeds

JACKSON, Tenn.-- The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation presented proceeds from its 30th annual Charity Gala to the West Tennessee Healthcare Board of Trustees. Ayers Children's Medical Center and Kirkland Cancer Center were each given $62,500 from the signature event held…

Caliber Collision holds grand opening

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Car repair service Caliber Collision held its grand opening Tuesday. Caliber Collision has 1,100 stores across 37 states, with their headquarters located in Dallas, Texas. Now a store is opening…

USPS places new boxes to assist mail carriers

JACKSON, Tenn. -- You may have noticed some new boxes from the post office around midtown Jackson. The United States Postal Service said these green relay boxes are something new they're trying out to help mail carriers. They say this…

United Way continues ALICE training sessions

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Three counties come together Tuesday to hear about ALICE. ALICE is an acronym which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. United Way of West Tennessee held another training session for its new system. Representatives from Madison,…

Police seek ID in Carl Perkins Civic Center break-in

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police are asking for the public's help in identifying a person of interest in a burglary and vandalism at the Carl Perkins Civic Center Monday. In a news release, Jackson police say a man was shown…

Tennessee Tree Day information announced

Tennesseans can celebrate Tennessee Tree Day in March by reserving a tree to plant in their community.   Residents are invited to beautify their properties and communities on March 21 by reserving a tree with a $2.49 donation or $4.99…

Trump taps ex-Tennessee House speaker for US utility board

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - President Donald Trump has nominated a former Tennessee House speaker to serve on the board of directors of the nation's largest public utility. In a news release Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander praised the nomination of…

UPDATE: Suspect in Sunday chase, crash arrested

UPDATE: The Decatur County Sheriff's Office has confirmed Johnny Cruse was arrested Tuesday afternoon. Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd said Cruse was spotted in a vehicle near Parsons, and was taken into custody around 1:45 p.m. Cruse's girlfriend was driving…

Mugshots : Madison County : 01/27/20 – 01/28/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 01/27/20 and 7 a.m. on 01/28/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Amazon building $200 million distribution center in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say a $200 million Amazon distribution center in Memphis, Tennessee, will employ 1,000 workers and should be up and running in time for this year's holiday season. With the skeleton of the massive building in…

Crash in Carroll County slows traffic

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. -- A wreck Monday afternoon in Carroll County slowed traffic. Officials say a truck loaded with wood overturned on Highway 22 near Huntingdon. Investigators say the driver was taken to Memphis by medical helicopter. The cause of the…

Lay's hosts "Smile with Lay's" campaign

If you want the whole world to see you smile, here is your chance. Lay's is looking for local people to star on millions of its bags. Last year, Lay's custom-designed 65 potato chip bags to feature the smiles of…

Former Crockett County Circuit Court bookkeeper indicted

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- The former Crockett County Circuit Court bookkeeper has been indicted on charges of theft, official misconduct, and destruction of and tampering with governmental records. The Tennessee Comptroller's Office announced the indictment of April Hicks on Monday.…

Mugshots : Madison County : 01/24/20 – 01/27/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 01/24/20 and 7 a.m. on 01/27/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in helicopter crash

BREAKING: Basketball legend Kobe Bryant is dead at age 41. Multiple media outlets, including LA Times report he died in a helicopter crash Sunday. At least nine people were killed in the crash in southern California, including Bryant's 13-year-old daughter.…

Firefighters battle blaze at west Jackson business

JACKSON, Tenn.--Firefighters worked hard Friday evening after a fire ignites at a local business. According to the Jackson Fire Department, a call came in around 6:30 p.m. that Jackson Battery Service on Old Hickory Boulevard was in flames. Firefighters got…

Stihl pressure washer recall

Stihl is recalling these pressure washers. The pressure washer nozzle can reportedly disconnect from the spray wand when under pressure, posing a hazard. The company has received seven reports of the nozzle detaching during use. No injuries have been reported.…

2 arrested after guns, drugs found in Decatur Co. traffic stop

DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. -- Two people are in custody after investigators found guns and drugs in a vehicle during a traffic stop on Monday. Investigators say Russell Long and Megan Newcomb were arrested after deputies stopped a vehicle near the…

Man allegedly kills roommate because "the demons told him to"

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. -- A man accused of stabbing his roommate at a home in Silerton is in custody. Matthew Lang, 25, is charged with first-degree murder after deputies responded to the Mayfield Lane home around 11 a.m. January 20…

Second suspect arrested in Back Yard BBQ shooting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police have confirmed a second person was arrested in a shooting Saturday at a west Jackson restaurant. Police say LeMarc Mills, 22, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and vandalism over $10,000. Earlier this week,…

THP: 20 kilos of suspected meth recovered in Madison Co.

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed investigators recovered 20 kilograms of a drug suspected to be methamphetamine on Thursday. THP confirmed the find Friday in a news release. The release says troopers and agents with the…

Jackson-Madison County Schools host open houses for high schools

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County School System will be holding open houses during the week of January 28 through January 30 for high schools in the district. The open house dates and times are: Tuesday, January 28  Liberty Technology…

Mugshots : Madison County : 01/23/20 – 01/24/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 01/23/20 and 7 a.m. on 01/24/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

UPDATE: Missing elderly man found in Union City

  UPDATE: Jackson police have confirmed Murry Cook was found safe following a crash in Union City. JACKSON, Tenn.-- Police need your help locating a missing man. According to investigators from the…

Local artists gather for public art initiative

JACKSON, Tenn.-- Thursday night, community members of all ages gathered at the Jackson Chamber. Hopeful local artists were there to submit their art to be displayed around town. This is all part…

Boys and Girls Clubs offers sweets for Valentine's Day

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- A local club is finding a sweet way to raise money. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Humboldt is selling chocolate covered strawberries just in time for Valentine's Day. The fundraiser started with former celebrity chef Tim…

School closures for Jan. 24, 2020

The following schools will be closed due to illness in the district: Hardeman County Schools, closed Friday, Jan. 24 and Monday, Jan. 27 Lexington City Schools, closed Friday, Jan. 24

TBI issues Amber Alert for missing Chattanooga girl

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an Amber Alert for a missing Chattanooga girl. The TBI says 12-year-old Lucy Lucas was reported missing from Chattanooga and could possibly be in the Nashville area. Lucy is described…

TWRA warns of online fishing license scam

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is warning residents about a new online scam targeting those searching for a Tennessee fishing license. The website appears as an advertisement in Google searches for "Tennessee Fishing License," according to a…

Former Parsons PTO president indicted on theft, forgery charge

PARSONS, Tenn. -- The former president of the Parsons Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization has been indicted on charges of theft and forgery. According to a news release, Mallory Parrish is now charged with one count of theft over $1,000…

Gov. Lee to introduce fetal heartbeat abortion legislation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced plans Thursday to submit legislation to the Tennessee General Assembly to prohibit abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, according to a news release. The release says the legislation would make Tennessee…

Mugshots : Madison County : 01/22/20 – 01/23/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 01/22/20 and 7 a.m. on 01/23/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Mugshots : Madison County : 01/17/20 – 01/21/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 01/17/20 and 7 a.m. on 01/21/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

JMCSS Long Range Planing Committee discusses future goals

JACKSON, Tenn.--The Long Range Planning Committee with the Jackson-Madison County School Board met Wednesday to discuss goals for the future. During the meeting, members agreed that teacher retention and more preschools are important goals for the school system in the…

Three pets die after west Jackson house fire

JACKSON, Tenn.-- A family is able to escape a house fire Wednesday night in west Jackson. The Jackson Fire Department responded to a home on Edenwood Drive around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Fire officials say the blaze is believed to have…

Jackson firefighter arrested, placed on administrative leave

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Fire Department has confirmed an eight-year veteran of the department was arrested Tuesday. Ray Harvison was arrested Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of Walmart on South Highland Avenue, according to court documents. Court records…

Suspect in custody after Saturday shooting at local restaurant

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A man is in custody following a shooting Saturday afternoon at a west Jackson restaurant. Stephun Bush is currently charged with attempted first-degree murder after allegedly shooting at a person in the parking lot of Back Yard…

UPDATE: Missing Middle Tennessee baby found in Nashville

UPDATE: LEBANON, Tenn. -- The TBI has confirmed that missing four-month-old Raymond Lyons, Jr. has been found in Nashville. The TBI says Erika Barksdale, who is the baby's mother, is in custody.   EARLIER STORY: LEBANON, Tenn. -- The Tennessee…

Lock down lifted at Liberty Tech after police investigation

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson-Madison County School System officials have confirmed Liberty Technology Magnet High School was placed on a soft lock down due to a police presence nearby early Wednesday afternoon. School system officials say police attempted a traffic stop…

Mugshots : Madison County : 01/21/20 – 01/22/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 01/21/20 and 7 a.m. on 01/22/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Man killed in Tuesday night crash in Gibson Co.

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed a man was killed in a crash near Atwood late Tuesday night. THP says Richard Casey, 38, of Bradford, was killed after his Chevrolet S-10 truck went off the right…

Local adoption group celebrates Chinese New Year

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A local group celebrates their annual Chinese New Year event. The celebration got underway Tuesday evening at Asia Garden with a local adoption group. This group primarily adopts children from…