Articles by Ben Caxton

Both Vicksburg Bridges Smashed by Barges

VICKSBURG, MS m(Ben Caxton) — The old U.S. 80 bridge in Vicksburg was closed again over the weekend after being hit by barges in the Mississippi River below. This time the 30-barge tow also collided with the newer I-20 bridge, which remained open. Warren County bridge superintendent Herman Smith told…







Charges Filed in Monticello Murder for Hire Plot

MONTICELLO, AR (Ben Caxton) — Formal charges have been filed against a Monticello woman who was arrested in October for an alleged murder for hire conspiracy against her husband and his ex-wife. On Friday prosecuting attorney Thomas Deen filed two formal charges of first-degree murder solicitation against 48-year-old Stephanie Hill…


Delayed Lake Village Christmas Parade Today

LAKE VILLAGE, AR (Ben Caxton) — Rains this week forced postponement of Santa’s visit to the Lake Village Christmas parade, originally scheduled for Wednesday. Now that rains are moving out the parade is ready to get underway this evening. Lake Village Chamber of Commerce Executive Director John Conner says the…


Man Gets Drunk and Trashes Own Liquor Store

MEMPHIS, TN (Ben Caxton) — A Memphis liquor store owner was taken into custody Sunday after police say he got drunk and trashed his own store. When authorities responded to a suspicious persons call at Coda’s Liquor on South Third they found Richard Coda behind the counter. His shirt was…


Tunica Man Charged with Murder in Michigan

EAST LANSING, MI (Ben Caxton) — The Associated Press is reporting that a Tunica man has been ordered to stand trial for murder in the fatal off-campus shooting of a Michigan State University student. 30-year-old Steven Washington has been charged with murder, unlawful concealed carry and a felony firearms enhancement…