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Jackson-Madison county school system and Corey’s Gifts Uniform Drive June 11 - June 15 New and gently used school uniforms accepted Uniforms will go directly to students of all ages in need Needs: Collared Shirts: Black & White Uniform Pants, Shorts, Skirts & Jumpers: Khaki, White & Black All sizes Drop-off Locations: *Boxes located at entrances* Board of Education- 310 North Parkway (8a-4p) Elite Dental Care- 47 North Star Drive (8a-4p, M-Th) (8a-12p, Fri.) Simmons Bank- 480 Oil Well Road; 1862 US Bypass; 1955 South Highland (8a-5p) Whitehall Pre-K at Nova- 248 Bedford White Road (8a-12p) Arlington Elementary- 701 Arlington Avenue (8a-12p)

TBI releases "recent pictures" of Steven Wiggins, says reward for his arrest increases to

The TBI says these are the most recent pictures of the person of interest in this week's fatal shooting of Sgt. Daniel Baker of the Dickson County Sheriff's Department. The TBI adds the photos were taken "several days before Wednesday's incident in Dickson County." The TBI adds the reward for tips leading to Wiggins' arrest has increased to $35,000. If you know where Wiggins is, please dial 911 or 1-800-TBI-FIND.

WNBJ TV Late News First Block Wednesday 5-30-18

Tyson's breaks ground in Humboldt. More than $30-million are being poured into the plant. It will employ some 1000 jobs with long term future. TN Speaker of the House Beth Harwell came to Jackson Wednesday to tout new opioid legislation.

HASLAM ANNOUNCES REWARD IN DICKSON COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTY HOMICIDE CASE $2,500 offered for informat

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $2,500 reward for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of Steven Wiggins, the suspect wanted for the homicide of Dickson County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Daniel Baker on Wednesday. Sgt. Baker was found dead inside his vehicle around 7 a.m. Wednesday on Sam Vineyard Road in Dickson County after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle. Baker, 32, was a former Marine and served as a Dickson County Sheriff’s deputy since 2008. “Crissy and I are praying for the family of Sgt. Baker who died in the line of duty while bravely serving the Dickson County Sheriff’s Office. I commend the joint effort of state and loca

WNBJ TV Late News First Block Tuesday 5-29-18

Are your kids losing everything they were taught this past school year. It's called the summer slide and educators are suggesting ideas on how to stop it. One Jackson woman is planning a bike ride coast to coast to help combat heart disease.

TBI: Arrest made in case of Dickson County deputy death; person of interest remains at large

(The following press release and photos are from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.) Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested and charged a Dickson woman in connection to the ongoing investigation into the death this morning of a deputy of the Dickson County Sheriff’s Department. At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, TBI Special Agents, working jointly with multiple other local, state, and federal agencies, continue to investigate the circumstances that led to the on-duty homicide of Dickson County Sergeant Daniel Baker. During the course of the investigation, authorities developed information that Erika Castro-Miles (DOB 9-5-79) part

WNBJ TV LATE NEWS FIRST BLOCK FRIDAY 5-25-18

Memorial Day Weekend leads to lots of travel. Travel means rest stops. Tennessee is proud of how clean and safe they keep theirs. Ridgeway Cemetery is putting the last touches of upkeep on their facility. Lots of work goes into prepping the resting resting areas

Botched Bank Robbers Get Sentenced

Brink’s Armored Truck Robber Sentenced to 27 Years Imprisonment Memphis, TN – A Memphis man was sentenced to 324 months in federal prison for committing armed robberies effecting interstate commerce. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant for the Western District of Tennessee announced the sentence today. According to information presented in court, on April 29, 2016, two armed men robbed two Brink’s Armored Truck Services employees outside of Regions Bank located at 3535 Austin Peay Highway. One of the Brink’s employees was in the process of loading two cash cassettes, containing $192,000, into the ATM, when one of the robbers approached the employee at gunpoint, while the second robber

TBI issues Blue Alert for person of interest in shooting of Dickson Co. deputy

UPDATE: TBI is releasing this recent photo of Steven Wiggins. Authorities say this photo was taken after his arrest in Williamson County last year. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have issued a Blue Alert for Wiggins. State and Nashville area authorities say Wiggins is a person of interest in Wednesday morning's shooting death of a sheriff's deputy in Dickson County. Authorities add Wiggins is believed to be armed and dangerous. If you know where he is, authorities ask that you dial 911 immediately.

WNBJ TV Late News First Block Thursday 5-21-18

Schools out for summer in Jackson, but that doesn't mean your kid has to turn into a couch potato. Summer Camps offer options On Tuesday Star Bucks Coffee will shut down nationwide. The day will be set aside for diversity training. It's hoped that the training will help their stores avert situations in Pennsylvania last month where two men of color were arrested for not purchasing anything and asking to use the bathroom.

WNBJ TV Late News First Block Wednesday 5-23-18

Inmates in Dyers County are getting a second chance at life. They get trained to work in a skilled job while serving their time, released during the day to earn money to pay off bills. The program is successful. The Chickasaw State Park is undergoing some improvements. Today the park officials dedicated their new bridge.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES DROP IN EVERY COUNTY ACROSS TENNESSEE

April 2018 Statistics Show Unemployment at 5 percent or Lower in All Counties NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today announced county unemployment rates decreased in all 95 counties across Tennessee in April and all counties are at or below 5 percent. “Our investments in education and workforce development are showing results in all corners of the state and to have such low unemployment rates in each county is great news for every Tennessean,” Haslam said. “Tennessee will lead in job recruitment because we are focused on developing a high quality workforce.” All but one county recorded unemployment rates lowe

WNBJ Late News First Block Monday 5-2210

Madison County Commission spent much of Monday talking about a recent audit. In general the audit was good with only some segregation of duties in question. Officials caught that problem on their own, Honey Bees are flying in the windows at University School of Jackson. But it by design. They applied for and receive and grant to install an interactive beehive in the window. The disappearance of honey bees is a nationwide problem. If more schools adopt the program, it could help alleviate the problem

WNBJ TV Late News First Block Friday 5-18-18

The US 2018 Farm Bill failed in the House of Representatives this morning but not everyone is giving up. Much of the reason is because many are split in immigration and welfare rules being included in the 650 page report. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations released its school crimes report. It showed general crime was up 14 %. while simple assault was up 38 percent.

Jackson Police Charge Woman with Reckless Endangerment in Ongoing Investigation

Jackson police have charged Angela Henly, 54, of Jackson, TN, with Reckless Endangerment in an ongoing investigation. On May 19, 2018, around 3:15 p.m., police were called about a theft of services at Unique Nails, located at 480 Wiley Parker Road. The investigation thus far has shown that Henly entered the business and received services. Afterward, Henly refused to pay. The victim, an employee, attempted to prevent her from leaving by standing at the rear of Henly’s car. Henly then drove away from the business with the victim clinging to the car. Henley drove to the area of Tinker Hill Drive, which is about a half mile away. She and a passenger then assaulted the victim. The victim was

North Side High School names new Director of Bands

JACKSON, Tenn. – You could say love has brought North Side High School’s new band director to the Jackson-Madison County School System – his love for music, of course, but also his bride-to-be. Jared Nobles has been hired by Principal Jason Bridgeman as North Side’s Director of Bands. In December, Nobles will marry Miranda Jackson, a teacher at East Elementary School. “This position allows us to be closer to one another and allows me to work in a band program that has a long tradition of excellence,” he said. Nobles comes to North Side from Dyersburg High School, his alma mater, where he has served as Director of Bands for the past four years. “I believe music, band in particular, teache

WNBJ TV Late News First Block Thursday 5-17-18

Lexington scores by landing another corporate expansion. Wilger announced its expansion and 22 new jobs. All done by teamwork between local government, company and the state. It was Autism 101 today that the training center. Many belive situations would turn out different if officers recognized signs of autism and how to treat the person. The program has been shared with more than 6000 officers.

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