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Bill Bowden

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'15 murder suspect's jury trial scheduled

posted: 12/09/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

A May 1 jury trial has been scheduled for Cody Wade Wise of Rogers, who is charged with capital murder in the shooting death of Ronald Lee Kultgen Sr. of Garfield.

Mayor drops inquiry of Arkansas police chief's speeding

posted: 12/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

Brinkley Mayor Billy Hankins said he won't pursue an investigation of the city's police chief for excessive speeding because the mayor didn't witness the Oct. 21 traffic stop in Clarendon and those at the scene could have been joking when they said Chief Ed Randle was clocked on radar going 107 miles per hour in his Ford F-150 pickup.

Evaluators find Lead Hill man not fit for trial

posted: 12/07/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

A Lead Hill man facing two counts of capital murder isn't fit to proceed to trial, according to a document cited in Boone County Circuit Court.

Prosecutor: No file on Arkansas police chief's speeding; video/audio show he drove 100+ mph

posted: 12/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

A Monroe County prosecutor said he can't investigate the Oct. 21 speeding stop of Brinkley Police Chief Ed Randle until he receives a report from a law enforcement officer, and so far he hasn't.

County losing its history, needs museum, official says

posted: 12/05/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

HUNTSVILLE -- Madison County's history is slipping away.

Madison County losing its history, needs museum, official says

posted: 12/04/2016 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Madison County’s history is slipping away.

Arkansas man jailed, accused of making 'jihad' threat

posted: 12/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 4

A Berryville man has been arrested, accused of threatening to kill his wife and "homosexuals" at the Eureka Springs restaurant where she works, according to a probable-cause affidavit filed in Carroll County Circuit Court.

Arkansas hunter's remarks about shooting man ruled OK for murder trial

posted: 11/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

A hog hunter's comments to police about intentionally shooting a man and planting a pistol near the body can be used during trial, a circuit judge ruled.

No change, no problem at phone

posted: 11/25/2016 3:33 a.m. Discuss

Collecting quarters from the phone booth in front of the Colonial Motel got to be more trouble than it was worth.

U.S. to reopen trail to Whitaker Point

posted: 11/24/2016 4:01 a.m. Discuss

The trail leading to one of Arkansas' most scenic overlooks is scheduled to reopen today after being closed since Friday because of a wildfire in the valley below.






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