West Bolivar School Closing Recommended

  ROSEDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The West Bolivar School District Board of Trustees has a decision to make. At its last meeting the superintendent, James Johnson-Waddington, recommended closing West Bolivar High School effect July 1st. The recommendation comes due to the deteriorating condition of the building, and declining student populations….


Commissioner Charged With Gassifying Missippians

  JACKSON, MS (WTVA) – Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has been given a new charge. He’s going to turn on the gas for rural Americans as co-chairman of the Natural Gas Access and Expansion Task Force. Presley said he’s seen first hand from his life in Mississippi…


Downtown Natchez Bears A Visitor

  NATCHEZ, MS (Ben Caxton) — Normally, you only see the “Do Not Feed The Bear” signs someplace like Wyoming. The Natchez city council may have to send off for some though. Local residents have been capturing cell-phone video of a small black bear wandering the streets of downtown Natchez…


Greenwood Murderer Sentenced To 30 Years

  GREENWOOD, MS (Ben Caxton) — The man involved in a 2015 Greenwood killing has pled guilty. 48-year-old Ben Meeks III had been accused in the killing of his girlfriend Reshunda Moore at their State Street apartment in Greenwood on February 10, 2015. Moore, just 27 years old at the…


Parchman Inmate Dies At Cleveland Hospital

  PARCHMAN, MS (Ben Caxton) — Another dead prisoner, another scheduled autopsy at Parchman. 58-year-old inmate Randy Bevill died Friday at Bolivar County Medical Center in Cleveland after being transferred there from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Bevill was serving a life sentence for the 1986 murder of 18-year-old…


Arkansas Execution Judge Faces Disciplinary Review

  LITTLE ROCK, AR (Ben Caxton) — An Arkansas judge who issued an order to block the state’s pending execution of death row inmates is facing disciplinary action. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen was captured on social media protesting in front of the Governor’s mansion Friday, before heading back…


No Easter Break For Arkansas Attorney General

  LITTLE ROCK, AR (Ben Caxton) — Lawyers for the Arkansas attorney general’s office got no rest this Easter weekend working to remove legal roadblocks to next week’s schedule executions. Originally eight death row inmates were scheduled to be put to death in a ten-day span. That number has dropped…


College Carjacking Suspect Aprehended In Iowa

  CLINTON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The suspect accused of a carjacking at Mississippi College has been captured. U.S. Marshals in Iowa were able to locate Omar Bankhead and take him into custody. Clinton, Mississippi Police had identified Bankhead as a suspect in a Sunday, April 2, carjacking of a…



Arrests Made In Madison Burglary Cases

  MADISON, MS (Ben Caxton) — There’s been a whole lotta burglarin’ going on in Madison County, and the police may have finally caught the culprits. The Madison Police Department has arrested two adults and three juveniles in connection with recent auto burglaries in the Northbay subdivision off of Hoy…