WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

JPD investigates Saturday morning death

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is investigating a death from Saturday morning. According to a news release, JPD was dispatched to 181 East Chester Street in Jackson around 10:40 a.m. Saturday. Police say they investigated the death of…

Pet of the Week: Adam

Meet Adam! Adam is one of the beautiful babies available for adoption from Hardeman Adoptable Animals. STAT has partnered with Hardeman Adoptable Animals in Bolivar to bring you this beautiful boy. Adam has been at HAA since January after his…

5th Quarter Final Scores: Week 13

Final scores for Week 13 of high school football: USJ 56 King's Academy 20 Fayette Academy 6 Nashville Christian 38 Lexington 7 Springfield 31 Riverside 34 Waverly 0 Union City 6 Fairley 34 Creek Wood 14 Hardin County 28 Clarksville…

FDA warns consumers about Dollar Tree drugs, cosmetics

The FDA is warning consumers of buying drugs and cosmetics from Dollar Tree stores. In a letter to the retailer, the FDA said the stores may be selling "potentially unsafe drugs" and cosmetics, citing…

Kenmore recalls microwaves

Kenmore is recalling its Elite Microwaves due to a burn hazard. Incorrect wiring can reportedly cause the microwave's exterior to reach temperatures exceeding 183 degrees. So far, no injuries have been reported. The microwaves were sold exclusively at Sears,…

Man charged in fatal Tipton County shooting

TIPTON COUNTY, Tenn. -- A man is in custody after a shooting Thursday in Tipton County. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, agents were requested to assist the Munford Police Department in investigating the fatal shooting of Raymond Sonwineski,…

Court rules to stop recall election for Doris Black

JACKSON, Tenn. -- After a hearing Friday in Madison County Chancery Court, a recall election scheduled for December 10 was stopped. The election was scheduled to be held after a petition was signed to recall Jackson-Madison County School Board member…

How cat allergies could soon be a thing of the past

Cat allergies could soon be a thing of the past. Researchers say a medical breakthrough that involves a vaccine given to cats could actually keep allergic people from sneezing. Christiane Panis usually wears a mask when she combs her cat’s…

New outpatient center coming to Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Two local organizations have partnered to build a new outpatient center in Jackson. The Jackson Clinic and Baptist Memorial Health Care have announced they are partnering to build and operate a new outpatient center in Madison County…

Madison Co. woman charged with TennCare fraud

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A Madison County woman is now charged with TennCare fraud after allegedly using a deceased relative's benefits. According to a news release, Lashunda Anderson, of Jackson, is accused of using her mother's TennCare benefits to get a…

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/14/19 – 11/15/19

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/14/19 and 7 a.m. on 11/15/19. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

500,000 books delivered by Imagination Library

MADISON Co., -- The Madison County Imagination Library celebrated its 500,000th book delivered. The ceremony was held at Nova Early Learning Center in northeast Madison County. It was attended by representatives from the school board, the Jackson Rotary Clubs, West…

Rusty Mac "Adopt a Teen" program kicks off

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Christmas is right around the corner, and that means you have a chance to help a child this holiday season. The Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse is holding their annual Rusty Mac…

Handgun holsters being recalled

Mystery Ranch is recalling its holsters for semi-automatic handguns due to an injury hazard. The retention strap can reportedly disconnect from the holster and allow the gun to fall, potentially causing the gun to go off. So far, there…

Skeletal remains found in downtown Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police have confirmed human remains were found in a building downtown last month. Police say officers responded to an empty building on the 400 block of East Main Street on Oct. 25, after a crew working…

Your Story, Our Story at the Tennessee State Museum

The Tennessee State Museum is collecting stories of cultural identity, immigration and migration from the public. The project called, "Your Story, Our Story" uses everyday objects as an entry point for these personal stories. Anyone can add their own stories…

Get paid to watch Christmas movies

'Tis the season to make money watching Christmas movies! The tech company, CenturyLink, is now taking applications for the "Hallmark movie dream job." The job requires you to watch 24 Hallmark Christmas movies in the 12 days before Christmas. If…

Burn pads being recalled

Quest products is recalling its Alocane Emergency Burn Pads. The packaging is not child resistant and contains lidocaine, which could poison a child if they put them in their mouth. The emergency burn pads were sold in 10 and 15-count…

Police respond to shooting at California high school

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Authorities say at least six people have been injured during a shooting at a southern California high school. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says Thursday, on Twitter, that deputies responded to Saugus High School in…

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/13/19 – 11/14/19

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/13/19 and 7 a.m. on 11/14/19. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Church donates food to local soup kitchen

MILAN, Tenn. -- An area soup kitchen receives a generous donation. Wednesday morning, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints donated $8,000 worth of food to the Mustard Seed in Milan. The 250 boxes included peanut butter, macaroni and…

Don Friddle to join Jackson Fire Department in December

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Fire Department has announced a new Deputy Chief of Operations for the department. Don Friddle, who currently serves as the Madison County Fire Marshal, will start his new role on December 2. Friddle has about…

Sheriff's Office warns of phone, social media scams

MADISON Co., Tenn. -- The Madison County Sheriff's Office is reminding residents of scams ahead of the holidays. In a news release, the sheriff's office says investigators have responded to reports of several scams over the phone and social media…

Tennessee Board of Education asks for comments on math standards

The Tennessee State Board of Education is seeking your comments on the state's K-12 mathematics standards. The comments will be considered when the math standards are updated in 2020. The board is required to review all academic standards at least…

Trump video attacks impeachment hearings

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is calling the public impeachment hearings that kicked off Wednesday the “single greatest scam in the history of American politics.” Trump is responding to the hearings with a new video directed at his supporters…

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/12/19 – 11/13/19

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/12/19 and 7 a.m. on 11/13/19. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

1 dead after apartment fire on Hollywood Drive

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police and Jackson fire officials have confirmed one person is dead after a fire at a west Jackson apartment Wednesday morning. Police say the fire started around 5:30 a.m. in an apartment at Hollywood Heights, 1160…

Women gather for 10th annual "Women of Hope" Gala

  JACKSON, Tenn.--Women and families gathered at Northside United Methodist Church for the 10th annual "Women of Hope" Gala. Organizers say the mission is to break the cycle of addiction and to…

Local elementary school hosts "Pink Out" event

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn.--Tuesday night, students and staff kicked off the very first "Pink Out" event at Westover Elementary School in Henderson County. They hosted a friendly basketball game against Beaver Elementary School to…

Doris Black, attorney file restraining order in recall election

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Doris Black has filed for a temporary restraining order through Nashville attorney Allison Manning-Carroll due to a pending election to recall Black from the Jackson-Madison County School Board. Documents filed in Madison County Chancery Court Tuesday say…

Deer jumps through medical center window in East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Hospital officials say a deer crashed through a window of a Tennessee medical center, alarming patients in the waiting room. WATE-TV reports that three patients at Tennova's North Knoxville Medical Center had to be treated for…

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/08/19 – 11/12/19

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/08/19 and 7 a.m. on 11/12/19. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Former President Jimmy Carter admitted to hospital

Former President Jimmy Carter has been admitted to the hospital again. The Carter Center posted a statement on Twitter that Carter was admitted to Atlanta's Emory University Hospital Monday night so that he can have a procedure to relieve pressure…

Students at local school honor veterans with special program

LEXINGTON, Tenn.--Veterans were also recognized Monday in Henderson County. Students at Caywood Elementary School in Lexington honored veterans with a special Veterans Day program. The program included the students singing a handful of songs. One student read an essay she…

West TN School Closings for Tuesday, November 12, 2019

School Closings for Tuesday, November 12, 2019 -Alamo City School District (closed Tuesday) -Bells City Schools (closed Tuesday) - Carroll Academy (closed Tuesday) -Crockett County Schools (closed Tuesday) -Jackson-Madison County Schools (closed Tuesday) (Central Office staff report at 10 a.m.)…

Jackson State Community College honors veterans with program

JACKSON, Tenn. -- One local college honors our veterans. Veterans Day honors military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces.  The holiday coincides with Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, marking the end of World War I.  The program…

Operation 'Ride Home' campaign

The Tennessee distillery that produces Jack Daniels whiskey is once again teaming up with a military support group to help service members and their families get home for the holidays.   For the ninth year, the distillery is working with…

Popeyes worker accused of attacking patron who wanted refund

COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee Popeyes restaurant worker recorded throwing a woman onto the pavement has been charged with felony aggravated assault. News outlets report 29-year-old Deriance Ra'Shaiel Hughes was arrested Friday. The woman's attorney, Rocky McElhaney, tells The…

Martin police investigating Monday morning shooting

MARTIN, Tenn. -- Martin police are investigating an early morning shooting Monday. Police say officers responded to a shooting around 2:30 a.m. at Cambridge Apartments on Lee Street after a report of a shooting. Police say when officers arrived, they…

Martin police investigate Saturday morning shooting

MARTIN, Tenn. -- The Martin Police Department is investigating a Saturday morning shooting in Martin. According to a news release, the shooting occurred in the area of the Station at Martin Apartments on the 200 block of West Peach Street…

UPDATE: Authorities locate missing woman

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- The Hardin County Sheriff's Department is seeking help in finding a missing woman. According to a new release, Brittany Moore, 26, was last seen around 10 p.m. on Friday.…