Memphis has seen more homicides this year than in recent years and could be on track to break a grim record.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Ben Caxton) –But where exactly in the city are those homicides occurring? The Memphis Data Hub shows as of Monday the city has recorded 195 homicides this year. If homicides continue at the current pace, 2020 could become the most violent year on record. Right now, 2016 holds…




Louisiana voters are waiting to learn if they’ll face a stark choice to cast their ballots this fall.

BATON ROUGE, La. (Ben Caxton) — Louisiana voters are waiting to learn if they’ll face a stark choice to cast their ballots this fall: Do you stay home if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus and skip the election? Or do you violate public health guidance about isolation and stand…


Some Mississippi citizens asking for a Confederate monument to be removed from outside a city library.

WINONA, Miss. (BenCaxton) — Some Mississippi citizens are anonymously asking for a Confederate monument to be removed from outside a city library. The statue is by the Winona-Montgomery County Library. The Winona Board of Aldermen met to discuss the statue Thursday but took no action on the request, WCBI-TV reported. Mayor…


Mississippi Power will activate its storm center on Monday at 5 a.m. as Hurricane Marco approaches the state, according to the company’s spokesman.

JACKSON, Miss. (Ben Caxton) – Mississippi Power will activate its storm center on Monday at 5 a.m. as Hurricane Marco approaches the state, according to the company’s spokesman. [READ MORE: Marco becomes hurricane headed for US Gulf Coast] “What this does is allow company leadership to all be in one…


The Mississippi Department of Health confirmed 626 new cases and 3 new deaths Sunday.

JACKSON, Miss. (Ben Caxton) – The number of presumed positive coronavirus cases in Mississippi is now at 77,894. The Mississippi Department of Health confirmed 626 new cases and 3 new deaths Sunday. So far, 2,240 people have died from COVID-19 in Mississippi. The number of tests done in the state totals 576,188 as of August 21. This includes MSDH…


Four people were injured and one person killed in an overnight shooting Sunday in Fayette County, authorities say.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Ben Caxton) -Four people were injured and one person killed in an overnight shooting Sunday in Fayette County, authorities say. The shooting happened at a party around 3:30 a.m. It was near the dead end of Brewer Road, according to a release from the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office….


The mother of a man fatally shot by Louisiana police said her son was intelligent, shy and had sought therapy for social anxiety.

LAFAYETTE, La. (Ben Caxton) — The mother of a man fatally shot by Louisiana police said her son was intelligent, shy and had sought therapy for social anxiety. Her lawyers said they plan to sue over the death of Trayford Pellerin, who police said had a knife and was trying…


Tropical Storm Marco is swirling over the Gulf of Mexico heading for a possible hit on the Louisiana coast as a hurricane.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Ben Caxton) – Tropical Storm Marco is swirling over the Gulf of Mexico heading for a possible hit on the Louisiana coast as a hurricane, while Tropical Storm Laura knocked utilities out as it battered Hispaniola early Sunday, following a track forecast to take it to…