More Bridge Closures In Washington County

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Washington County Office of Emergency Management Deputy Director Tammy Reed says two additional bridges have been closed immediately. The closures affect the Smylie Road between McKay Road and Highway 438, and Stone Airport Road between Surveillance Road and State Highway 1. The roads are already…


Arkansas Man’s Slow Death Ruled A Homicide

DREW COUNTY, AR (Ben Caxton) — An Arkansas state Medical Examiner has determined that a Drew County man died of complications from blunt force trauma, ruling his death a homicide. According to police, 67-year-old George Flowers was attacked when he opened the door to his home on July 18th to…


August 19: The Week In Review

THE DELTA (Ben Caton) — Another week is in the books across the Delta. Here’s what you may have missed if you weren’t listening to the news every day on Delta radio. On Saturday we found out that the Rosedale library smells bad, a Cleveland Doctor got arrested for being…


Moon Eclipses Classes In Natchez

Natchez, MS (Ben Caxton) — At least one Mississippi school is closing for the eclipse. Saying it’s trying to protect students from harm, the Natchez-Adams Schools District has canceled all classes for Monday, the day of the solar eclipse. Without explanation as to why students in school could be injured,…


Jackson Woman Shot Waiting At Traffic Signal

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A woman is dead after being shot in her car at a traffic light in Jackson. Jackson police responded to the area of Fortification Street near I-55 regarding a shooting just before midnight early Friday morning and on arrival at the scene found a 23-year-old…


Greenville Truck Rollover Causes Oil Spill

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A late Wednesday afternoon accident led to an oil cleanup operation in Greenville. Firefighters were dispatched to Harbor Front Road for an 18-Wheeler Truck that had overturned and was on fire with a victim still inside around 4:00 PM. By the time they arrived, no…


Another Death From West Nile Virus

HUMPHREYS COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — A resident of Humphreys County had died from West Nile Virus. The state department of health has confirmed 31 cases of West Nile Virus this year in Mississippi and urges residents to protect themselves by using mosquito repellent, avoiding mosquito-prone areas in the mornings…


Two Arrested In Shooting Death Of 9-Month-Old

GRENADA, MS (Ben Caxton) –Grenada police have arrested two men after a 9-month-old boy was fatally shot inside a home. Rashan Riley was shot in the head Tuesday afternoon as a result of someone shooting at individuals in the neighborhood. The boy was struck by a stray bullet in a…


Second Time Around Improves Test Results

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) –The Mississippi Department of Education says students fared better in the second year of a new standardized test than they did in the first, especially in math. The results are from last spring’s Mississippi Academic Assessment Program, the second time the state has given those tests…