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More Counties Declared Federal Disaster Areas

This video is no longer available. Nine more counties across the state are eligible to receive federal assistance after last month's tornadoes and flash floods. In the ABC 7 Eyewitness News coverage area, Chester County, along with Henderson, Lake and…

Dyersburg Flooding Update

This video is no longer available. It has been a week since flood waters crept into south Dyersburg, but now most of the area is dry. Even though evidence of the high flood waters are still all over south main…

Man Stabbed in the Head in Dyersburg

This video is no longer available. The Boxley family spent most of Monday in silence. After they say a fight between James Boxley and his nephew turned violent. "My brother and my nephew, the victim, Issac Atkins got into it…

Penal Farm Inmate Jumps from Van, Escapes

This video is no longer available. Madison County deputies need your help finding an escapee who literally jumped to freedom, Monday. William Mann, Junior, 21, of Jackson was serving 11 months and 29 days for failing to appear in court…

Weakley Co. Police Involved Shooting

The TBI is investigating a weekend officer-involved shooting in Weakley County that still has a man in the hospital. According to a TBI spokesperson, Weakley County deputies went to a home on Shade Bridge Road, around 11, Friday night after…

Gibson Co. Commission

This video is no longer available. Monday morning's Gibson County Commission meeting was full of talk about storm damage that still remains from last month. Although Mayor Tom Witherspoon said he's proud of the communities clean up efforts, he adds…

Tennessee River Flooding Impact

This video is no longer available. Residents along the Tennessee River in Decatur and Perry Counties are dealing with rising water as well. Although it is not as dramatic a scene as the Mississippi, officials say the level has risen…

Indictments Issued In Prostitution Case

A federal grand jury in East Tennessee has indicted nine people on charges of operating a brothel and prostitution network in Tennessee and Kentucky that involved women who are illegal immigrants. A statement by the U.S. attorney's office said the…

Amazon May Add More Distribution Centers

Amazon.com has proposed building three more distribution centers in Nashville or Knoxville, Tenn., just as the political debate over the Internet retailer's tax burden in Tennessee is heating up. Amazon.com says in an April 29 state filing that it would…

Indigent Fees Under Review

The state is intensifying its reviews for fee claims from attorneys paid from an indigent defense fund. The Administrative Office of the Courts said in a news release that the need for the fund has increased because of the economic…

Five Year Old Dies In Shooting

Jackson police say a 5-year-old girl died after being accidentally shot. Spokeswoman Colendula Green tells The Clarion-Ledger that 64-year-old Claude Hawkins had taken his granddaughter and 4-year-old grandson to look at horses on Sunday. When Hawkins and his grandchildren were…

TN Trooper Fired On

Police in Chattanooga say a state trooper's car was struck by a bullet. Tennessee Highway Patrol officer Robert Gordon was working an overtime assignment Saturday night on Interstate 24 near the 4th Avenue exit when he heard a loud bang.…

Floodgates Opened In New Orleans

The rising Mississippi River has prompted the Army Corps of Engineers to begin opening floodgates at a spillway upriver from New Orleans. Shortly after 8 a.m. CDT, workers pulled restraining devices off the first of 28 gates at the the…

Flood Victims Celebrate Mothers Day

This video is no longer available. It is a surprise bar-be-que for the Hastings family. But this year it is held at a different spot. "I knew where I was coming, right here," said Don Ed Hastings. The party's location…

Walk For Japan

This video is no longer available. A group of Freed-Hardeman students are asking you to think twice before throwing out your shoes. Students say they want to give your shoes to earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan, and they are…

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