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City mayor responds to lawsuit against Jackson

JACKSON, Tenn — Earlier this week, a lawsuit was filed against the city of Jackson that could affect countless cases out of Jackson City Court. According to documents filed in federal court, the lawsuit claims officers may not have been under oath when numerous arrest warrants were signed, as requir


Mugshots : Madison County : 02/14/19 – 02/15/19

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 02/14/19 and 7 a.m. on 02/15/19. Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.


Girls treasured at father-daughter dance

JACKSON, Tenn. — The bond between fathers and daughters was celebrated at a special event Friday night. ‘Sisters With Aspiring Goals’ (S.W.A.G.) and ‘Pure Class’ dance company has made it their mission to help young girls build self-esteem and encourage them to pursue their dreams.


Suspect in Marathon gas station homicide appears in court

JACKSON, Tenn. — Jamauri Ransom, the man accused of fatally shooting another man during a drug deal at a north Jackson gas station, returned to court Thursday. Ransom is charged with felony first-degree murder and aggravated robbery.


Lane College briefly placed on lockdown

JACKSON, Tenn. — Lane College was briefly placed on lockdown Friday afternoon. The lockdown started around 12:15 p.m. and was lifted around 12:30 p.m., according to the college’s automated alert system.


Arrest made in OB robbery

A Jackson, Tennessee man is being held in the DeSoto County Adult Detention Facility in Hernando after his arrest on robbery charges in Olive Branch. According to information from the Olive Branch Police Department, officers were called to the Dollar General store, 5415 Goodman Road and east of Plea


Investigation into recent theft activity at north Jackson apartment complex

JACKSON, Tenn. — “I make sure my doors are always locked,” said Rickie Lindsey, a resident at a north Jackson apartment. Lindsey takes security seriously, following some recent reported theft activity at his apartment complex.


New TN bill would allow assault charges against pregnant women using drugs

JACKSON, Tenn. — A bill introduced in the state legislature aims to hold pregnant women accountable, as it seeks to prevent babies from being born addicted to illegal drugs. “Get her early as possible, help her, support her, and then support her afterwards as she is learning to be a sober mother,” s


Coyotes attack pets in West Tennessee

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — There are reports of coyote attacks on animals in West Tennessee. “Anything that’s wooded, that’s out away from people and traffic, that’s where they hang out. They’ll hang out right along the property line of your property,” said Lexington Animal Control officer Brandon Mc


Obtaining a carry permit in Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - After Wednesday, where a man shot his wife at a dentist office, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy is calling one man a hero. Larry Seagroves, who was a patient in the office and a handgun carry permit owner, shot the suspect and held him until law enforcement arrived.


Local elementary school encourages students during Black History Month

JACKSON, Tenn. — A local school is celebrating Black History Month. Students gathered at the Lincoln Elementary School gymnasium. Tyrone Burroughs was the guest speaker. He was invited to talk to students about equal opportunities to success, and he also reminded students they can do whatever they w


Second fatal case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease reported in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - For the second time in less than a month, a Tennessee family is mourning a loved one who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, something doctors say is a one-in-a-million diagnosis.


Jackson home devastated by fire

JACKSON, Tenn. — A home in midtown Jackson is at a total loss from a fire that occurred on Wednesday afternoon. The Jackson Fire Department reported to the burning home on Hatton Street and North Fairgrounds Street around 2 p.m.


Tennessee man says victim in serial killer’s sketch shows his murdered mother

MEMPHIS, TN (WREG/CNN) - A Tennessee man says a confessed serial killer’s sketch solves the mystery as to who killed his mother more than two decades ago. The last time Anthony Jones saw his mother was Christmas Eve in 1996 when he was 15.


East Tennessee congressman speaks out on undocumented students

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) - An East Tennessee congressman says schools in his district are having to hire more English language learning teachers due to an influx in undocumented students.


Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander calls Trump national emergency 'unnecessary, unwise'

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says President Donald Trump's decision to announce a national emergency is "unnecessary, unwise and inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution."


State leaders discuss marijuana, school vouchers, Megasite

JACKSON, Tenn. — Marijuana, school vouchers and the Megasite were three big topics discussed at Friday’s Capitol Talk in Jackson. All three of the representatives present agreed recreational marijuana is a bad idea.


CODE RED: Winter Storm Warning in effect for Trigg, Christian and Todd counties

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended to include locations around Clarksville, Dover, and Erin Tennessee. A wintry mix will be possible for those areas as well as Robertson and Sumner counties as early as 8 p.m. Friday. Trigg, Christian and Todd counties in southern Kentucky


Crews respond to house fire near downtown Jackson; no injuries reported

JACKSON, Tenn. — Crews responded Wednesday afternoon to a house fire near downtown Jackson. The blaze occurred on Hatton Street near North Fairgrounds Street. No injuries were reported.


Tennessee becomes first southern state with hate crime protections for transgender people

Tennessee is the first state in the South to allow judges to apply hate crime enhancements when sentencing cases that target transgender people. State Attorney General Herbert Slatery (R) last week issued an opinion stating that transgender identity would be covered under the state’s hate crime law