A well-known Panola County businessman with three previous convictions for sex crimes was arrested and charged with fondling a child.

SARDIS, Miss. – A well-known Panola County businessman with three prior convictions for sex crimes was arrested Monday and charged with fondling a child. 61-year-old Michael Saripkin made headlines in 2018 when the Sardis Chamber of Commerce chose him as grand marshal of their Christmas parade despite his status as…




One man is dead and another man has been airlifted to the hospital after a double shooting in Copiah County.

COPIAH CO., Miss.(Ben Caxton)  – One man is dead and another man has been airlifted to the hospital after a double shooting in Copiah County. According to Copiah County Sheriff Byron Swilley, the shooting happened at 1013 Crawford Lane. After the shooting, the injured man was first taken to Copiah…


Crews work in scorching heat Wednesday to fight the wildfires that ignited in Northern California.

VACAVILLE, Calif. (Ben Caxton) — Crews worked in blistering heat Wednesday to beat back wildfires that ignited across Northern California, sending thousands of people from their homes into smoky air, briefly halting traffic on an interstate and killing a pilot on a firefighting mission. Hundreds of fires are burning across…


The Mississippi Department of Health confirmed 1,348 new cases and 36 new deaths Wednesday.

JACKSON, Miss. (Ben Caxton) – The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi is now at 74,555. The Mississippi Department of Health confirmed 1,348 new cases and 36 new deaths Wednesday. So far, 2,163 people have died from COVID-19 in Mississippi. The number of tests done in the state totals 541,254 as of August 17. This includes MSDH…



James Timothy Norman, 41, was arrested Tuesday in Jackson, Mississippi and indicted by a federal complaint on August 11, 202

MADISON COUNTY, Miss. — James Timothy Norman, 41, of Jackson, Mississippi, was charged by a federal complaint on August 11, 2020. He was arrested this morning in Jackson, Mississippi. Norman was charged with conspiracy to use interstate commerce facilities in the commission of a murder-for-hire, resulting in death. According to…


A couple wanted for murder last week in Monroe, Louisiana, were captured in Warren County on Sunday night.

(Ben Caxton)—Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace said he and deputies Johnny Beauchamp and Dustin Keyes arrested Jesse James Thomas, 21, and Cassie Makalya Drummond, 21, both of West Monroe, La., about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at a home on Perry Circle. He said the couple was found hiding in a locked…


At least 18 people were shot, including four killed, as gunfire erupted in several places around the cincinnati city overnight, authorities said Sunday.

CINCINNATI  (Ben Caxton)— At least 18 people were shot, including four killed, as gunfire erupted in several places around the city overnight, authorities said Sunday. Officers responded just after 12:30 a.m. Sunday to the Avondale neighborhood and found 21-year-old Antonio Blair with gunshot wounds, police said in a statement. He…