Cassandra Stephenson, The Jackson Sun

Cassandra Stephenson

The Jackson Sun

Jackson, TN, United States

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  • USA TODAY
  • The Tennessean

Recent articles by Cassandra:

Three Way gas station robbery suspects sentenced to serve combined 22 years in prison

Two men convicted of robbing a Three Way gas station in December 2018 will serve a combined 22 years in prison. → Read More

Jackson doctor, nurse practitioner face 5 additional drug trafficking charges

Jackson nurse-practitioner Britney Petway and doctor Charles Alston face 5 more drug trafficking charges. → Read More

Donors raise $38K in 20 hours for Madison Co. hunter injured in 20-foot fall

Tyler Lay fell 20 feet from a deer stand in a hunting accident on Nov. 15. Donors raised over $38K for his recovery in less than a day. → Read More

Jackson police investigating New Southern death as a homicide, offer $1K reward for information

The death of an elderly man at the New Southern apartments in downtown Jackson was a homicide, police say. → Read More

United Way report: Nearly half of Jackson households do not make a 'livable' wage

About 48% of Jackson households struggle to afford basic needs, according to a United Way report. West Tennessee households don't fare much better. → Read More

Jackson police say human remains found on East Main Street belong to missing person

Jackson police say human remains found on East Main Street belong to a man reported missing in July. → Read More

Counting gunshots: How Jackson police are combating 2019's rise in deadly gun crime

In a few square miles within Jackson's highest crime areas, 1.5 gunshots are fired every day. Thanks to new tech, Jackson police are listening. → Read More

Madison County Fire Marshal Don Friddle to become Jackson Fire Department deputy chief

Madison County Fire Marshal Don Friddle is leaving the county to take on a role as Jackson Fire Department's deputy chief in December. → Read More

Deceased victim found at scene of Jackson fire; Authorities investigate cause

Jackson police and fire officials are investigating the cause of a Wednesday morning fire with one deceased victim. → Read More

What happens to Madison County's homeless when temperatures dip below freezing?

As temperatures drop, Jackson and Madison County's lack of emergency warming shelter options causes concern for homeless individuals. → Read More

McKenzie police, TBI investigate death of 42-year-old man

A McKenzie man was found deceased in an apartment on Nov. 2 after a "disturbance" in the area, according to police. → Read More

Break out the windbreakers and gloves; West Tennessee to see single-digit temps on Tuesday

West Tennesseans will see single-digit temperatures early this week thanks to arctic weather and windchill. → Read More

Martin police investigate second shooting near University of TN at Martin

Martin police are investigating another shooting that occurred Monday in an apartment complex near the University of Tennessee at Martin. → Read More

Man shot during attempted robbery at apartment complex near UT

A man was injured in a robbery-involved shooting at The Station Apartments in Martin Saturday. → Read More

Jackson police respond bomb threat at Walmart on South Highland

Jackson Police Department responded to a bomb threat at the south Jackson Walmart on Sunday afternoon. → Read More

Appeals court: 'Rock Doc' Jeffery Young, accused of trading drugs for sex, will await trial in jail

'Rock Doc' Jeffery Young, a Jackson nurse practitioner accused of trading opioids and other drugs for sex, will remain in jail pending his trial. → Read More

Shoplifting hearing for Jackson mayor's wife Jessica Conger postponed for surveillance footage review

The preliminary hearing for Jackson Mayor Scott Conger's wife, Jessica Conger, was rescheduled again to give both parties time to review surveillance footage. → Read More

TBI: Most Wanted fugitive charged with murder in 18-year-old homicide case

Douglas Talley, a former most wanted fugitive, faces first-degree murder charges in connection to the killing of an elderly woman in 2001. → Read More

Jackson Police Chief apprehends man accused of robbing downtown Subway

Jackson Police Chief Julien Wiser apprehended a man suspected of robbing the downtown Subway restaurant Tuesday morning. → Read More

JMCSS: North Side High School on lockdown due to an 'adult issue'

North Side High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday morning for an undisclosed reason. → Read More