Get Out Of Jail Early Card Works In Reverse

COPIAH COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Two people have pleaded guilty to taking money from a woman and falsely promising that a Mississippi lawmaker could get one of her relatives released from prison early. 29-year-old Jabarius Neal and 38-year-old Tiffany McVane pleaded guilty Monday in Copiah County circuit court. Neal…


BREAKING: Murder Investigation in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MS (Ben Caxton) — Delta Daily News has learned that the Washington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the murder of  a county resident, 60-year-old Frederick Formigoni, born  February 7, 1957. The murder occurred outside the city of Greenville in rural Washington County. Reports indicate that the Bolivar County Sheriff’s Department…


BREAKING: Clothing Store on Fire in Greenville

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The Greenville Fire Department is battling a fire at a business in downtown Greenville right now. Police have area streets barricaded around the “Looking Good” clothing store. Photos at the scene show flames shooting through the roof of the two-story structure. UPDATE 7:30PM Store and building…


BREAKING: Leland Names a New Police Chief

LELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Leland announced their new Chief of Police this evening. Formerly retired Highway Patrol Officer Percy “P.K.” Nelson will be taking over the top spot. He retired from the State patrol several months ago. He replaces outgoing Leland Police Chief Billy Barber who announced a few…


Outspoken Tchula Police Chief Resigns

TCHULA, MS (Ben Caxton) — Tchula Police Chief Kenneth Hampton says he is resigning from his position. Hampton, who has held the position for 2 years, says he submitted his papers to the town’s Mayor and Board of Alderman Wednesday. He says he was pressured to submit a letter of resignation. Hampton has made headlines in…


Dangerous Heat To End The Week

THE DELTA (Ben Caxton) — The heat index could reach triple digits for the rest of this week as sunshine and a southwest wind bring humidity and the hottest week of the year so far. High temperatures are expected to hit the upper 90’s each day, making it feel as…


Changes Coming To Mississippi Graduation Requirements

JACKSON, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi high school students could see new requirements for graduation beginning with the Class of 2022. The state Board of Education has proposed new graduation requirements to provide students the opportunity to earn academic or career and technical endorsements along with their traditional diplomas beginning…


3-Year-Old Beat To Death For Incorrect Math Answers

MERIDIAN, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Meridian man fatally beat a 3-year-old girl with a bamboo rod and cellphone cord because she couldn’t correctly answer math questions. Bailey Salovich died Saturday after being taken to a hospital for injuries including bleeding in the brain and lungs. In confessing to police…