WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/25/20 – 11/30/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/25/20 and 7 a.m. on 11/30/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

54 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Madison Co.; 5,650 total

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed an additional 54 cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases to 5,650. Those new patients range in age from 12-years-old to 85-years-old. There are currently…

Jackson police investigate Midtown homicide

JACKSON, Tenn.-- The Jackson Police Department is investigating the city's latest homicide. "About a quarter to 5 today (Friday), officers with the Jackson Police Department received a phone call about a…

Shopping online for Christmas? USPS says ship early

After a hectic year for U.S. mail, between the pandemic and the election, the postal service is recommending you mail your holiday gifts early. The week of December 14 to 21 is expected to be the peak this year for…

US troops celebrate Thanksgiving overseas

(CBS Newspath) -- It's Thanksgiving for U.S. service members overseas, but the mission doesn't take a holiday and neither do the troops. In Syria, soldiers patrol towns and villages. For Sgt. William Mills from the 82nd Airborne, it's the little…

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/24/20 – 11/25/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/24/20 and 7 a.m. on 11/25/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

President Trump pardons turkey named 'Corn'

(CBS Newspath) -- President Trump granted an official pardon to this year's Thanksgiving turkey, named “Corn”, at a Rose Garden ceremony on Tuesday. Both "Corn" and runner-up "Cob" will retire to Iowa State University.

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/23/20 – 11/24/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/23/20 and 7 a.m. on 11/24/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Florida man saves puppy from alligator

(CBS Newspath) -- CLOSE CALL: This man jumped into the water to save his puppy after an alligator attacked him in Estero, FL last month. Richard Wilbanks told CBS affiliate WINK that his hands…

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/20/20 – 11/23/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/20/20 and 7 a.m. on 11/23/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Thanksgiving food safety tips

(CBS Newspath) -- With many Americans changing their plans and staying home this Thanksgiving because of the coronavirus, many people could be prepping a Turkey Day meal for the first time. Federal…

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/19/20 – 11/20/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/19/20 and 7 a.m. on 11/20/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/18/20 – 11/19/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/18/20 and 7 a.m. on 11/19/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/17/20 – 11/18/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/17/20 and 7 a.m. on 11/18/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/16/20 – 11/17/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/16/20 and 7 a.m. on 11/17/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/13/20 – 11/16/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/13/20 and 7 a.m. on 11/16/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Space X launch delayed to Sunday

(CBS Newspath) -- Take a look at the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft on the launchpad at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Four astronauts will launch to the…

Pet of the Week: Keke

It is time for this week's Pet of the Week, brought to you by Saving the Animals Together. Her name? Keke, do you love her? You know the tune, this is in…

James Edward Choate

Services for James Edward Choate, 95, will be held Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 2:30 pm at Brummitt-McKenzie Funeral Home with Tommy McDonald officiating. Interment will follow at Mt.Olivet Cemetery with United States Marine Corps Military Honors. The family will…

House damaged in Thursday night shooting

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A home was damaged in a shooting Thursday night in west Jackson. Jackson police say officers responded to a report of shots fired near Commodore Cove around 11 p.m. Thursday. No injuries have been reported. Investigators say…

Camden man arrested in murder-for-hire plot

CAMDEN, Tenn. -- A Camden man has been arrested in connection to an ongoing murder-for-hire plot following an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Benton County Sheriff's Office. According to a news release, TBI agents began investigating…

Additional death, 151 new cases of COVID-19 in Madison County

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department has confirmed another Madison County resident has died due to complications of COVID-19. The health department says an 85-year-old man died Nov. 8 due to complications of COVID-19. The health department…

Robert Pickett Anthony

Robert (Pickett) Anthony age 86, aka The Tennessee Rebel, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the Forest Cove Nursing Home in Jackson, TN. Mr. Anthony was born in Henning, TN on December 26, 1933 to the late…

Ellen Odell Ackermann

Ellen Odell Hornbuckle Ackermann, age 83, resident of Oakland, Tennessee and wife of the late John Willis Ackermann, departed this life Tuesday afternoon, November 10, 2020 at Pine Meadows Healthcare in Bolivar, Tennessee. Ellen was born June 28, 1937 in…

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/12/20 – 11/13/20

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/12/20 and 7 a.m. on 11/13/20. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Hardeman Co. woman charged with TennCare fraud

BOLIVAR, Tenn. -- A Bolivar woman has been arrested and charged with TennCare fraud. A news release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Glenda Valentine, 49, was arrested last Friday. The release says she was working for two West…

Crash closes part of Highway 412 in Bells

UPDATE: The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed 73-year-old Harold Miller, of Huntingdon, was killed in the crash this afternoon on Highway 412. THP says the driver of a tractor-trailer truck involved in the wreck was injured and has been taken…

Program aims to assist Tennesseans earn degrees

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Gov. Bill Lee announced a new program that will assist Tennesseans earn a college degree. A news release from the Governor's Office says the Reconnect to Workforce partnership will offer two years of tuition-free community or technical…

Delvecchio Love

Services for Mr. Delvecchio Love, age 43 of Jackson, Tennessee will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020, 11:00 A.M., at the Stephenson-Shaw Chapel. The interment will be in the Church for Israel Cemetery. The family will receive friends on…

Hardin Medical Center CEO statement on rising COVID-19 cases

HARDIN COUNTY, Tenn. -- Hardin Medical Center CEO Nick Lewis released a statement Thursday as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in and around Hardin County. Read the full statement below. “Active COVID numbers continue to rise in and around Hardin…

WGU offering new scholarships for nursing, IT

Western Governors University Tennessee is offering two new scholarships to address the increased demand for nurses and IT professionals. The Margaret McClure Scholarship is open to any nurses who are looking to advance their careers, according to a news release.…