WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

Information on Salvation Army Red Kettle & Angel Tree campaigns

Angel Tree Campaign – Help provide the magic of Christmas to an underprivileged child this season by adopting an Angel with the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program.  Trees are located in front of JC Penney inside Old Hickory Mall, Walmart…

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland now open in Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- As the holiday season arrives, so too does an annual Hub City tradition. Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland opened Friday for their 2018 season. The attraction includes over a mile of custom LED displays set to music. The display…

Milan police seek man in truck theft

MILAN, Tenn. -- Police say they are searching for a man in connection with the theft of a truck. Surveillance video shows the man police are trying to find. If you have information that could help, call the Milan Police…

Police investigate shooting near downtown Jackson

  JACKSON, Tenn. -- Police are investigating a Friday evening shooting near downtown Jackson. Police say a victim suffered serious injuries in the shooting that occurred in the 200 block of Middle Avenue. Officers responded around 6:20 p.m. to a…

Police respond to two-vehicle crash in north Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Police responded Friday afternoon to a two-vehicle crash in north Jackson. Police say the crash happened around 2:30 p.m. on Ridgecrest Road near Campbell Street. Officers responded to a wreck with injuries reported, but the extent of…

Savannah city worker injured in gas explosion

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- One person is injured after a small explosion Friday afternoon in Savannah. A city of Savannah employee was working on a gas line on Pickwick Road near St. Mary's Catholic Church when officials say there was a small…

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/15/18 – 11/16/18

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/15/18 and 7 a.m. on 11/16/18. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Assistant professor charged with statutory rape

MARTIN, Tenn. -- A Martin man is charged with statutory rape by an authority figure after an investigation by the Weakley County Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday that 32-year-old John Walter Overcash, of Martin,…

Jackson Generals host 'Christmas Lights Fun Run' at the Ballpark

JACKSON, Tenn.--Santa wasn't the only thing that had people racing to the Ballpark at Jackson, Thursday night. In preparation for Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland, the Jackson Generals hosted a one-of-a-kind 'Christmas Lights Fun Run.' All proceeds from the event went to…

USJ kicks off annual Holiday Mart

JACKSON, Tenn.--Get ready to shop until you drop. The 48th annual University School of Jackson's Holiday Mart began setting up Thursday night at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. All proceeds will go…

Resident brings back annual coat drive for the homeless

JACKSON, Tenn. -- "Just look into your hearts see what leads you to do something special for someone," Jimmy Sadler said. Every year before the holiday season, Sadler gets into the holiday spirit by giving back to those less fortunate.…

Woman killed in Carroll County crash

CARROLL COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Camden woman was killed Thursday morning in a crash on Highway 70 near Bruceton. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol crash report, 24-year-old Megan Cox, of Camden, was killed in the two-vehicle crash. The report…

US Marshals search for Bolivar fugitive

  JACKSON, Tenn. -- The U.S. Marshals Service and Jackson police are searching for a fugitive from Bolivar. Ereo Scates is wanted for firearms violations, possession of narcotics and violation of probation, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. He should…

TBI adds child rape suspect to Top 10 Most Wanted

  LAWRENCEBURG, Tenn. -- A man suspected in the rape of a young child in Middle Tennessee has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted. Simon Porter may be driving a green Chevy S-10 pickup…

FedEx says winter weather disrupted service at Memphis hub

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- FedEx informed customers Thursday that the FedEx Express hub in Memphis experienced disruptions due to winter weather. A service alert says the hub experienced "substantial disruptions" Wednesday night. They say delays are possible for package deliveries across…

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/14/18 – 11/15/18

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/14/18 and 7 a.m. on 11/15/18. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Man facing robbery, attempted robbery charges at Jackson businesses

JACKSON, Tenn.--A man is now facing charges after a robbery and attempted robbery, both at two north Jackson businesses earlier this month. Erskine Curry is charged with aggravated robbery and attempted aggravated robbery after police say he demanded money from…

School closings for Thursday, Nov. 15

The following schools will be closed due to weather on Thursday, Nov. 15: Alamo City School Augustine Schools Barber School Bells City Schools Benton County Schools Bradford Special School District Carroll Academy Carroll County Schools Chester County Schools Christ Classical…

Snow showers begin across parts of West Tennessee

Snow falls around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon outside the WBBJ-TV station in east Jackson.   JACKSON, Tenn. -- Many residents across West Tennessee started to see snow coming down Wednesday afternoon. Snow started falling…

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/13/18 – 11/14/18

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/13/18 and 7 a.m. on 11/14/18. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Closings & cancellations for Wednesday, Nov. 14

The following schools and organizations have announced closures and cancellations for Wednesday, Nov. 14. Schools: Bradford Special School District dismissing at 2 p.m. Chester County Schools dismissing at 2 p.m. Community Montessori dismissing at 2 p.m. Dyer County Schools dismissing…

THP: 2 overturned trailers cause Interstate shutdown

JACKSON, Tenn.--Two overturned trailers caused major delays on a major highway Tuesday night. At 8:30, the Tennessee Highway Patrol says a driver in a pick-up trailer pulling an RV struck an abandoned vehicle on Interstate 40-East at mile marker 74.…

Second Harvest Food Bank opens new facility in Camden

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Second Harvest Food Bank has opened a new facility in Camden. A ribbon cutting was held in Benton County for the new Second Harvest Food Bank facility. The nearly 26,000-square-foot distribution center will serve 40,000 people in…

Community Montessori students to build 'Little Free Library'

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Students at one local school are hoping to make a difference in their community. A group of third graders at Community Montessori School in Jackson are building a "Little Free Library" for the community. The students have…

Prominent Jackson businessman, Aeneas founder dies

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A prominent Jackson business leader has passed away. Jonathan Harlan died Tuesday, according to an obituary listing on the website of George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home. He was 55 years old. Harlan was the founder…

UPDATE: Missing man has been found

  JACKSON, Tenn. -- Police say a man who was reported missing last weekend has been found. Lester Perry, 70, of Jackson, has been located, according to a release from the Jackson Police Department. Perry had been reported missing Saturday.…

Mugshots : Madison County : 11/09/18 – 11/13/18

Violation The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/09/18 and 7 a.m. on 11/13/18. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.

Police need help finding missing man

  UPDATE: Police say Lester Perry has been located. See the updated story here. Original story: JACKSON, Tenn.--The Jackson Police Department is asking for your help finding a missing man. 70-year-old Lester Perry was last seen Saturday, November 10. Perry…

Irish folk band performs for Jackson college students

JACKSON, Tenn.--An internationally recognized Irish folk musician and band performed at a local college Monday night. Paul Brock and his band performed at Jackson State Community College in Ayers Auditorium. As…

Operation Christmas Child drop-off locations

  Times and locations of drop offs for Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes: Jackson: First Baptist Church, 1627 North Highland Ave. Monday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 13 - 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 through Friday, Nov.…

Jackson State Community College honors veterans

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson State Community College held its own ceremony Monday to honor those who have served. The program honored many veterans working and studying at the college. Veterans from different military…

University School of Jackson hosts 48th annual Holiday Mart

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The University School of Jackson will host their 48th annual Holiday Mart this week. This is the school's largest fundraiser, featuring over 125 merchants plus several special events. The event starts with a preview party at 6…

Support veteran farmers with 'Homegrown by Heroes'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This Veterans Day, the Tennessee Department of Agriculture wants you to know the state has more than 400 farmer veterans you can support. Tennesseans can find their products by looking for the "Homegrown by Heroes" label in…