Holiday Highway Enforcement Begins At 6:00 PM

MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s state-wide Labor Day enforcement period begins this evening at 6:00 PM. Troopers will be stationed on major highways to enforce speeding, seat belt, and reckless driving violations. Last year, MHP responded to 170 accidents on Mississippi highways, including one with fatalities. The…


Woman Arrested For Failure To Pay Child Support

HATTIESBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Hattiesburg woman has been arrested on charges of failure to pay child support. 52-year-old Angela Layne Benfield-Warren was arrested Wednesday accused of not paying court-ordered child support for the last nine years. She had been indicted by Lamar County grand jury on one felony…


Holiday Gasoline Prices In Up Every State But Alaska

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — As the long Labor Day weekend travel gets underway, gasoline prices are trending upward in every state except Alaska. The average price for a gallon of gasoline in Mississippi is $2.28. That’s good 4th lowest in the nation behind only Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Some…


Belzoni Man Now Facing Auto Theft Charges

BELZONI, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Belzoni man arrested Sunday on charges of trying to elude a Vicksburg police officer, now faces charges of auto theft in Humphries County. 19-year-old Willie Tristin Rodgers was accused of felony eluding after trying to avoid a Vicksburg Police Officer who was attempting to…


Washington County Getting A New Ambulance Service

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — In an attempt to end complaints about poor ambulance service, Washington County, and Delta Regional Medical Center are parting ways with the current provider MedStat at the end of September. Beginning October 1st Pafford EMS, a private ambulance provider that already counts Cleveland, and…


House Involved In Greenville Triple Shooting Burns

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A fire earlier this week damaged a house on Persimmon Street in Greenville that was ground zero of a triple shooting that killed one man and injured two other people. Shortly after 10:30 PM Monday night Greenville firefighters were dispatched to 438 Persimmon Street. On…


Two Shooting Deaths In Cleveland In 24 Hours

CLEVELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Cleveland Police are investigating two Wednesday shootings that resulted in two deaths. Chief Buster Bingham told Delta Daily News that around 12:15 AM the police received a report of shots being fired in the 800 block of Church Street. On arrival though officers did not…


Daylight Armed Robbery In Greenville Wednesday

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Greenville check cashing company was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday morning. Employees of Express Check told Police that two black males had entered the business, located at 2217 US Highway 82 East, with handguns and demanded money around 10:00 AM. An undisclosed amount of cash…


First Tax Hike Since 2006 In Greenwood

GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — As expected, property taxes are going up in Greenwood. The City Council Tuesday approved a 4.1% hike in the tax rates for property owners from 48.26 mils to 50.26 mils. The owner of a $100,000 home will be paying the city a little over $500…


Warren County Explores Jail Site Options

WARREN COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Warren County is getting a new jail, and the county supervisors have narrowed the site down to two locations. One of the sites, county administrator John Smith said, is a 50-acre tract located off Old Highway 27 between Miss. 27 and Berryman Road. The…