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Thompson Takes On New Role

Former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee has been named a co-champion of the nonpartisan National Popular Vote campaign. The project is promoting reform of the Electoral College by stressing popular votes instead of the winner-takes-all system according to state. Thompson,…

Police Attacked With Paint Thinner

Murfreesboro Police say a suicidal man tried to get police to kill him by throwing paint thinner in an officer's eyes. The unnamed man had called a crisis response line saying he was going to attempt suicide. But when police arrived he refused to open the door. According to The Daily News Journal, he told officers he was going to make them have to shoot him if they entered the home. When Sgt. Tim Higgins climbed in an open window, the man threw the paint thinner. Police were able to subdue the man, who was taken to the Middle Tennessee Medical Center for a mental evaluation. Higgins also was taken to the medical center, where he was treated and released. Police said they found several suicide notes in the house.

Alleged Rape Victim Speaks

This video is no longer available. She hoped her teenage years would be the best time of her life, but instead 18-year-old Sarah Wallace said they were anything but. That is after she was raped at 15. "I don't know…

Girl Scouts Send Cookies to Troops

This video is no longer available. Thanks to the generosity of West Tennesseans, troops serving in the Middle East will not miss out on a treat as American as apple pie. Thursday, leaders with Girls Scouts-Heart of the South, packed…

Champion of Character - Michael Jasper

This video is no longer available. April 30, 2011 was just another day. But for Michael Jasper it was the day where his lifelong dream became a reality. With the 245 pick in the NFL Draft the Buffalo Bills selected…

Nursing Home Residents Create Book

This video is no longer available. As McNairy County Healthcare residents reflect back on their rich lives, they say part of life is accepting the good and challenging times. "I lost my husband and I lost a precious grand daughter…

Family Accused in Sudafed Scheme

This video is no longer available. An entire Benton County family; a mother and her three children stand charged with several drug counts. Investigators believe Rhonda Crackel, 47, exchanged her food stamp card for a box of pills. Crackel and…

IHOP Closed after Fire

This video is no longer available. A north Jackson restaurant is closed after the eatery caught fire late, Wednesday night. Fire crews were called to the International House of Pancakes, or IHOP, located on Stonebridge Boulevard around 10:45 p.m. Fire…

Man Pleads Guilty to Vehicle Thefts

This video is no longer available. A Denmark man has pleaded guilty to stealing two cars and selling them for scrap metal. Willie Joe Perry, 57, has pleaded guilty to two counts of theft and sentenced to 12 years in…

Haschke Case Heads to Grand Jury

This video is no longer available. A judge has added $50,000 to the bond of a Jackson man accused of beating and stabbing a co-worker after investigators say he tried to rape the man's girlfriend. Gerhard "Jerry" Haschke, 40, appeared…

Haywood Co. on the Lookout for Thieves

This video is no longer available. Haywood County investigators say a group of suspicious workers are going door-to-door in some neighborhoods offering to 'pave or seal driveways'. However, when they leave, investigators say numerous items are being reported missing. Authorities…

Teens Charged with Home Burglary

This video is no longer available. Four teens have been arrested and charged with a north Jackson home burglary after police say a home surveillance system caught them in the act. Jackson investigators arrested the South Gibson County High School…

Flooding Brings Mosquito Worries

Heavy rains and flooding throughout Kentucky in the past few weeks have created the right conditions for increased mosquito infestations, and state health officials advise eliminating breeding grounds to avoid bites and potential disease. Kentucky Department for Public Health Commissioner…

Teacher Indicted On Sex Charge

A Lowndes County teacher has been indicted for an alleged affair with a 17-year-old student. Katherine Robbins posted a $25,000 bond Monday after pleading not guilty to sexual battery charges in Lowndes County Circuit Court. The case is scheduled for…

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