Ben Hillyer, Author at Magnolia State Live


Elderly Mississippi man reportedly kills neighbor, police report

An elderly Mississippi man has been charged with murder after he reportedly killed his neighbor Thursday. WHAT WE KNOW:  Robert Allen has been charged with ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, June 2, 2023 3:16 pm


Bodies of two Mississippi teens who went missing after a weekend swim recovered

The bodies of two Mississippi teens have been recovered after they went missing during a swim in a Greene County river. WHAT WE KNOW:  Two ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, May 23, 2023 10:58 am


Four wounded at Vicksburg nightclub shooting after midnight Saturday

Four people were shot at a Vicksburg nightclub Saturday shortly after midnight. The incident happened at Jacques, 1320 Levee St., according to Vicksburg police. One ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, May 6, 2023 8:43 am


Mississippi traffic stop leads to discovery of nearly 200 fentanyl pills; man arrested on possession, trafficking charges

A traffic stop led to the discovery of more than 200 fentanyl pills and the arrest of a Mississippi man on possession and trafficking charges. ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, April 16, 2023 8:19 am


UPDATE: Officials say wife of Port Gibson police officer found at airport. No kidnapping occurred.

Officials say the wife of a Port Gibson police officer, who was thought to have been kidnapped, was found at the Jackson Medgar-Wiley Evers International ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Tuesday, April 11, 2023 7:28 pm


Man traveling with two dogs killed in Mississippi interstate accident

A Mississippi man, who was traveling with two dogs, was killed in an accident on the interstate Wednesday morning. John Clayton Kabbes Jr., 32 of ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Wednesday, March 22, 2023 1:49 pm


Mississippi official investigating fatal crash involving pedestrian

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident involving a pedestrian. MHP officials report that a 2008 Dodge GSC traveling east on Highway 8 ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Sunday, March 12, 2023 5:49 am


If it could be broken, it was: Colorado woman seeks answers after finding Mississippi home of late father vandalized

Gail Williams is seeking answers after her late father’s home in Vicksburg was heavily vandalized in the middle of February. Williams lives in Colorado and ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, March 11, 2023 9:00 am


Mississippi deputy answering medic call collides with pickup truck

A civilian motorist and a Mississippi sheriff’s deputy answering a medic call collided Sunday night. Although both vehicles were totaled, no injuries resulted in the ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, March 6, 2023 5:09 pm


Mississippi Fire Marshal investigating after fatal house fire. Man found deceased after blaze.

The Mississippi State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a fatal house fire in Hattiesburg. Firefighters from the Hattiesburg Fire Department responded to a house fire ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, March 4, 2023 8:11 am

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