WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

Police seek ID in south Jackson Walmart shoplifting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in identifying two shoplifting suspects. On September 11, JPD responded to a shoplifting report at Walmart in south Jackson. Walmart reported two individuals acquired an undetermined amount of…

Fire, health departments release new smartphone app

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department and the Madison County Fire Department have released a new app, available for download on your smartphone. The free app will allow both departments to connect with Madison County residents and…

Mugshots : Madison County : 09/18/20 – 09/21/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 09/18/20 and 7 a.m. on 09/21/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

28 cases of COVID-19 confirmed; 2,888 total cases in Madison Co.

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed 28 additional cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 2,888. Those cases include 12 men and 16 women, ranging in age from 6-months-old to 75-years-old. There…

Church to offer COVID-19 testing, free RX cards on Sept. 30

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Church Alive in Jackson is offering COVID-19 tested and free Prescription RX cards. This event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30 at Lane College. You can register in advance here. Church…

Donald Trump, Joe Biden react to death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

(CBS NEWSPATH) -- President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden  react to the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg was 87 when she died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer on Friday. She was the court’s second female…

Pet of the Week: Steele

It's time to introduce the Pet of the Week, brought to you by Saving the Animals Together. Steele is a beautiful blue boy that's about a year old. He came to the STAT family from a local shelter. He's completing…

Henry County mask mandate extended through September 27

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- Henry County Mayor Brent Greer has extended Henry County's mask mandate through Sunday, September 27. The existing order was set to expire this Sunday at midnight. "With Governor Lee relaxing some restrictions on nursing home visits…

What to expect on Monday following TikTok ban

(CBS NEWSPATH) -- TikTok won’t be available on U.S. app stores starting at midnight Sunday. The Commerce Department announced it will block the Chinese-owned platform over concerns it poses a national security…

Baby hears voices for first time in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A heart-warming video shows a baby in Nashville hearing for the first time. Baby Henley was born with severe hearing loss, which means she will not be verbal without help…

Carroll Co. man found guilty of distributing child pornography

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A Carroll County man was found guilty on charges related to child pornography on Friday. A news release from the District Attorney's Office says William Farrell Russell, 47, was found guilty of possession and distribution of child…

Friday Night Football Final Scores: Week 5

Final scores for Week 5 of high school football: Milan 58 Bolivar Central 7 Millington 7 Crockett County 14 Dresden 12 Greenfield 18 Clarksville 7 Henry County 55 Middleton 6 Hollow Rock-Bruceton 47 Hardin County 35 Jackson South Side 10…

Mugshots : Madison County : 09/17/20 – 09/18/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 09/17/20 and 7 a.m. on 09/18/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

National Guard members welcomed with banners on I-40

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- It was a special day for the National Guard and their families. The 194th Engineering Brigade was welcomed home Thursday. To pay tribute, Central Distributors installed "Welcome Home Heroes" banners on the overpasses of Interstate 40…

6 West Tennessee school districts see increase in graduation rate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Department of Education released the graduation rate for the 2019-2020 school year for districts across the state. In the report, the TDOE says six districts in West Tennessee saw an increase in graduation by five…

Health department to begin offering flu shots Monday

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department will begin offering flu shots on Monday, Sept. 21. Flu shots will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by appointment. You must have an appointment to…

Tennessee Hunter Education course offered online

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is providing an online-only option one of its hunting safety classes. The TWRA says the Tennessee Hunter Education course can now be completed online, according to a news release. The course is…

Jury finds shooting suspect not guilty

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A man charged in a fatal 2018 shooting has been found not guilty by a jury. Corrion Greer, who was charged in the death of Tavoris Bates, was found not guilty Thursday following a jury trial this…

Live music returns to West Tennessee Farmers' Market

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The City of Jackson announced in a news release Thursday that "Music at the Park -- Live!" will return to the West Tennessee Farmer's Market. “We want our vendors and patrons of the farmers’ market to have…

Mugshots : Madison County : 09/16/20 – 09/17/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 09/16/20 and 7 a.m. on 09/17/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Local law enforcement officers learn a new set of skills

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Law enforcement officers in Madison County got a new kind of training on Wednesday, and it was to teach them about how impaired driving cases are prosecuted. The Cops in Court program is funded by the…

Fifth man charged in connection with 2013 death investigation

DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. -- A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the 2013 death of a Decatur County man. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Christopher Ryan Mays, 37, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the death…

Nikita G. Dennis

Nikita Dennis joined the WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News team in September 2020 as a multimedia journalist. She was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. Nikita graduated from Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in…