March 2015


Influenza kills child

The first pediatric flu death of the flu season has been confirmed in Mississippi. The unidentified victim lived in Central part of the state according to state public health officials who say the case serves as another reminder that influenza infections can lead to serious complications and in some cases…


Crowdfunding is red hot in our state

Mississippi leads the way in crowdfunding, according to the Secretary of State’s Office. Crowdfunding allows small businesses to start or expand through small individual contributions from a large number of investors. Unlike other states, Mississippi does not charge a filing fee for crowdfunding, which officials say helps startups and small…


Bodycams for Delta law enforcement agents

Clarksdale Police say the video from new bodycams will help protect both the public and officers from false accusations. The cameras are head-mounted and will show the movements of the officers at all times. The cameras cost about 600 dollars each and will be paid for out of the police…




Search underway for gunman wanted in double shooting

The victims of a double murder in Clarksdale were located Saturday morning after police were asked by a family member to check on Tony and Penny Lewelling who were both 55 years old. Investigators believe the couple had been shot to death sometime Friday evening in a home on Mississippi…




Potential ice storm has the Delta preparing

Bad icing is possible officials say all along and north of the Highway 82 corridor. Meteorologists say a strong cold front later today will be accompanied by wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour as overnight temps suddenly drop down into the lower-20’s. They believe the half to…