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JFD Award Announced

This video is no longer available. The blazing service displayed by the mane and women of the Jackson Fire Department daily is being recognized nationally by the Small Business Commerce Association. Leaders with the SBCA have selected the Jackson Fire…

Child Rape Case Waived to Grand Jury

This video is no longer available. The case of a Jackson man, accused of raping a young family member, will now be heard by a Madison County grand jury. Jessie James Hampton, Junior waived his right to a preliminary hearing,…

Case Against Person Dismissed

The case of a Jackson man charged with having sex with his roommate, but never telling him he was HIV positive has been dismissed. Charges of criminal exposure to HIV were dropped on Tony Person, 42, in city court. The…

Mother Killed, Children Hurt In Crash

This video is no longer available. A Weakley County wreck took the life of mother of five. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Charlotte Puckett, 38, was driving North on state route 190 with her three children, when she lost…

Teacher Tenure Measure Passes

This video is no longer available. Governor Bill Haslam's bill to make getting and keeping tenure for Tennessee teachers tougher has passed the house. The proposal was approved 65 to 32 this afternoon. It will require teachers to wait five…

Union Picks Up UALR Transfer

Just days after a third straight appearance in the NAIA National Title game, the Union (Tenn.) University women‘s basketball team has added their latest signee for next season. Union has signed Shelby Ashcraft of Cabot, Ark. to the roster. Cabot…

Four Car Collision on South Highland

It was slow going for many drivers in South Jackson, Wednesday afternoon. Just before 3, four cars collided along South Highland Avenue. Only one person was taken by ambulance to an area hospital, but investigators tell ABC 7 Eyewitness News…

Martin Man Charged with Sexual Battery of a Child

A Martin man is behind bars after police said he molested a young girl. Randall Collier stands charged with aggravated sexual battery in connection with incidents in October 2010. Police said a girl, under the age of 12, was visiting…

State Commissioner Visits Jackson

The commissioner of Mental Health for Tennessee makes a stop in Jackson. Douglas Varney took time to discuss mental health and substance abuse issues with Jackson-Madison County officials. Varney talked with Sheriff David Woolfork and city judge Blake Anderson about…

Coach Indicted on New Charges

This video is no longer available. The Haywood High School teacher charged with one count of inappropriate behavior with her 14-year old student was indicted Tuesday. She faces 19 counts. Shanda Franks is charged with 5 counts of statutory rape…

Trenton P.D. Auctions Motorcycle

The Trenton Police Department earned more than $24,000 by selling a single item. A 2009 Harley-Davidson "Springer Screaming Eagle" Edition motorcycle with just 80 miles on it, that was put up for auction by Trenton Police last month, was auctioned…

Hood Search Extends to West Tennessee

The search for a suspected police killer in Georgia has state officers asking West Tennesseans to be on alert. Jamie Donnell Hood, 33, is wanted in Athens, Georgia. According to the TBI, he is accused of fatally shooting one officer…

New Details in Lake Co. Hit and Run

This video is no longer available. We have new details surrounding a fatal hit and run incident in Lake County. According to officers, exactly one week ago, Jodie Henson, from Dyersburg, hit and killed a Ridgely man with her car.…

Anti-Cyber Bullying Legislation Proposed

This video is no longer available. With the growing use of social media sites and cell phone technology, some members of the state legislature say it's time to include 'cyber-bullying' in the list of offenses. Students we spoke with said…

Making the Jump from NAIA to NCAA

After 22 years, the NAIA women’s basketball national tournament has ended its run in Jackson. Now local fans and alumni from four West Tennessee schools have a real reason to ponder possible changes in affiliation that may lie ahead for their favorite NAIA schools.

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