Arkansas Schools On Academic Distress List

LITTLE ROCK, AR (Ben Caxton) — The Arkansas Board of Education has decided to keep the “academic distress” labels on two entire school systems and fifteen individual schools for another year. The list includes Helena-West Helena Central High School. Over the last three years, less than half of that school’s…



$2500 Reward For 16-Year-Old `Person Of Interest`

  BATESVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A $2,500 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of a juvenile suspect in the early March shooting death of Roary Ledell Thomas in Batesville. 16-year-old Cordarius Strong has been named “a person of interest” following the shooting that killed Thomas by…


Another Arrest, More Charges For Gun In Jail Case

  INDIANOLA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Lucas Edward, who was found with a gun in his jail cell last week just hours after being sentenced to 20 years in prison has been moved. The Sunflower County Sheriff’s Department transported Edward to state prison yesterday. 33-year-old Kuwannis Price was also arrested…


`Best Thing Since Toilets` Arrives In Yazoo City

  YAZOO CITY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Yesterday was Grand Opening Day in Yazoo City. Wal-Mart is now open for business there. Some residents think the giant retailer’s presence will be bad for local business, while others welcome the lower prices and competition. The Wal-Mart manager says the store has…


No More Life Sentences For Arkansas Youth

  LITTLE ROCK, AR (Ben Caxton) — A bill prohibiting mandatory life-without-parole sentences for juveniles in Arkansas is headed to the Governor for his signature. The Arkansas House passed the measure by a vote of 86 to 1 Wednesday. It has already passed the Senate, and Governor Asa Hutchinson is…


Hinds County Deputy Found Dead In Madison

  MADISON COUNTY (Ben Caxton) — Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies making a welfare check in Madison late Wednesday evening discovered two people dead. Details are sketchy, but we can report the bodies were a man and a woman. And the male was identified as a Hinds County Sheriff’s Deputy. We’ll…


Two Of Three Charged With Murder In Custody

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — One of two wanted suspects charged with murder in Tuesday’s shooting death of Alexis Burkhart has turned himself in. According to a tweet Delta Radio News received from the Jackson Police Department, 21-year-old Keeunna Welch turned himself in to police headquarters Wednesday afternoon. He…


Vicksburg Police Arrest Alleged Mall Kidnapper

  VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — Vicksburg Police Wednesday announced the arrest 22-year-old Cody Coleson on kidnapping charges. Two young girls visiting Pemberton Square Mall with two older siblings were allowed to go off to the restrooms together. Once there, Police Chief Walter Anderson said that Coleson grabbed the girls…


Police Sting Cleveland Shops Over Sales To Minors

  CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Investigators with the Mississippi Attorney General’s Alcohol & Tobacco Enforcement Division teamed up with the Cleveland Police Department to conduct alcohol and beer compliance checks in Cleveland which resulted in the issuance of five citations for selling alcohol or tobacco to minors and five…