Articles by Ben Caxton


Greenville Celebrates National Night Out Tonight

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Greenville is having a night out, tonight. The city, police, and Mississippi Action for Community Education will be participating in “National Night Out” tonight from 6:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. at Maude Bryan Park on Theobald Street. Events planned for the evening include demonstrations, school supply…


Southaven Police Shooting Called An "Execution"

SOUTHAVEN, MS (Ben Caxton) — Lawyers for the family of a Mississippi man killed by police at his home have called for a federal investigation into what they call an execution. Representing the wife and son of Ismael Lopez, attorney Murray Wells says the Southaven officers involved in the July…


Ole Miss Releases Booster Names In NCAA Probe

The NCAA investigation into Ole Miss took another turn Friday as the Rebels released the names of some boosters and businesses in the 2016 and 2017 Notice of Allegations. The football program is charged with 21 violations ranging from personalized recruiting videos to cash payments to recruits and players. Ole…


Soybean Crop Bloom Ahead Of 5-Year Average

Most of Mississippi’s soybean crop has good potential despite some challenges late in the growing season. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 90 percent of the state’s crop was blooming with 76 percent setting pods by July 23rd. That’s ahead of the five-year average, and the overall crop condition…


Man Arrested In Vicksburg Shooting Case

VICKSBURG, MS (Ben Caxton) — An arrest has been made in a Wednesday shooting in Vicksburg that sent a woman to the hosptal. 37-year-old Shcobey Harris has been charged with aggravated domestic violence, shooting into an occupied dwelling and felon in possession of a firearm. The arrest came on Friday….


Marines Ground Entire Fleet Of KC-130 Aircraft

WASHINGTON, DC (Ben Caxton) — After this month’s deadly Mississippi plane crash that killed sixteen servicemen, the Marine Corps has announced that it is grounding its entire fleet of KC-130Ts “out of an abundance of caution.” The grounding affects 12 aircraft total, all operated by Marine Forces Reserve, said spokeswoman…



Webster County Escapee Recaptured By Marshals

EUPORA, MS (Ben Caxton) — A Webster County inmate is back in custody after a Friday night escape. Authorities said Brian Dale James escaped from the county jail before lock down. He was taken back into custody at his girlfriend’s home by Choctaw County Sheriff’s Deputies and U.S. Marshals. Additional…


Shotguns Are Forever At Monroe Diamond Store

WEST MONROE, LA (Ben Caxton) — Trinity Diamonds in West Monroe wants prospective newlyweds to start off their engagement with a bang. Literally. through August 15th the store is holding a “Shotgun Wedding Sale”. Any couple that purchases an engagement ring costing $2,500 or more will receive a voucher for…