Delta Blues Museum Now Has It’s Blue Star

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Clarksdale’s Delta Blues Museum has renewed its participation as a Blue Star Museum, one of more than 2000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Director Shelly Ritter says the…


Woman’s Purse Shoots Patient In Leg In Jackson

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — A patient at a Jackson clinic was wound up in worse condition than when she entered after she was shot by a visitor’s purse. Or, more specifically, a gun inside the visitor’s purse. 59-year-old Debra McQuillen was visiting when she dropped the purse. Inside was…


Four Killed In Mississippi I-10 Collision

  JACKSON COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Mississippi Highway Patrol says four people were killed in a rollover crash on I-10 in Jackson County Wednesday morning. The crash had both westbound lanes blocked for more than an hour. Traffic at one point was backed up for miles with westbound…


Chris Epps Sentenced To 235 Months In Prison

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — More than 27 months after pleading guilty in one of the largest corruption cases in Mississippi history, former state Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps was finally sentenced late yesterday. Judge Henry Wingate sentenced Epps to serve 235 months – almost 20 years – in prison….


Arsonist Is Targeting Arkansas Firefighters Homes

  COTTON PLANT, AR (Ben Caxton) — Cotton Plant, Arkansas police, and firefighters say they are the target of someone in town who is burning their homes, and vandalizing their vehicles. The latest suspected arson happened Sunday. Town Fire Chief Jason Johnston saw a house he had just purchased for…



Trump Approves Disaster Assistance For Mississippi

  WASHINGTON, DC (Ben Caxton) — President Donald Trump has approved disaster assistance to governments and certain nonprofits in nine Mississippi counties following severe weather and tornado damage on April 30th. Adams, Calhoun, Carroll, Claiborne, Holmes, Jefferson, Montgomery, Webster and Yazoo Counties received approval. More counties could be added later….


Memorials For Kingston Frazier Today & Tomorrow

  JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — The life of 6-year old Kingston Frazier will be celebrated today and tomorrow with visitation from 3 to 7 PM today followed by a service at noon tomorrow at Jackson’s Morning Star Baptist Church. Three teenagers face capital murder charges in the boy’s death…


Casino Gamblers Flee River, Flock To Gulf Coast

  MISSISSIPPI (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi river casinos won less from gamblers last month while casinos along the Gulf Coast won more. State Revenue Department figures show gamblers lost $175 million last month, down 3 percent from $181 million in April 2016. April revenues are usually down compared to March…


Nothing Fishy About "Chemical Free" Panels

  MOUND BAYOU, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mound Bayou introduced its “New City Green Economic Initiative” at a City Hall press conference yesterday. The initiative, brainchild of Mayor Darryl Johnson and supported by the Mound Bayou Board of Aldermen is an economic partnership with neighboring communities Shelby and Winstonville. Their…