Ben Hillyer, Author at Daily Leader


Good morning Brookhaven!

The weather should be perfect this weekend for this month’s Third Saturday Cruise. Events like the monthly car cruise are what make downtown Brookhaven special. ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:52 am


The Mississippi River is not the only thing that is rising, officials especially concerned about backwaters

From The Vicksburg Post

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by Ben Hillyer, Friday, March 8, 2019 10:14 am


Attorney: 13 allege gender discrimination at Louisiana university

An attorney says 13 women are pursuing complaints involving gender discrimination against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, September 13, 2018 9:32 am


Louisiana exotic dancer pleads to manslaughter: Woman shot, car burned

A male exotic dancer and barber has admitted to shooting a 31-year-old woman and setting her car on fire with her body in the trunk, ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Saturday, September 8, 2018 11:32 am


Officials: Crime lab finds fentanyl in synthetic marijuana in Brandon

Mississippi officials are warning that synthetic marijuana they seized at a Brandon convenience store on Aug. 8 is laced with the powerful opioid fentanyl. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, August 17, 2018 12:41 pm


Hinds County district attorney: Judge releases accused killers without notice

A Mississippi district attorney says a judge has released people accused of murder and other violent crimes without notifying prosecutors. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Wednesday, August 8, 2018 8:52 am


Father, daughter find each other on genealogy site

Almost a year ago, Laura Barnes sat down to write what was perhaps the most important email she’s ever sent. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Monday, July 9, 2018 9:00 am


Number of people in Louisiana prisons falls with law changes

Louisiana's prison population is dropping faster than expected after Gov. John Bel Edwards and legislators reworked criminal sentencing laws a year ago, according to early ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Thursday, June 28, 2018 4:47 pm

State/National News

Severe thunderstorm watch issued for area

JACKSON — The National Weather Service in Jackson has issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 7 p.m. for the following counties in central Mississippi: Adams ... Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, June 22, 2018 11:13 am

State/National News

Police find $25,000 in stolen comics, collectibles

Three people have been accused in several burglaries over the past two weeks at homes and businesses in Mississippi. Read more

by Ben Hillyer, Friday, June 1, 2018 12:33 pm

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