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Emily Walkenhorst

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Police beat

posted: 07/30/2014 4:09 a.m. Discuss

Man arrested in tire-shop break-in Jacksonville police arrested a 23-year-old Sherwood man Tuesday afternoon in connection to a break-in at Liberty Tire and Lube on John Harden Road.

State board clears plan for prison

posted: 07/26/2014 2:42 a.m. Comments 3

ENGLAND -- The Arkansas Board of Corrections approved on Friday a state Department of Correction recommendation to build a maximum-security prison that will cost on the high end of a previous $75 million to $100 million estimate for a new 1,000-inmate facility.

Pulaski County notebook

posted: 07/24/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Planners to reviewwatershed revision

JPs vote 13-0 to levy per-inmate daily fee on all cities using jail

posted: 07/23/2014 3:42 a.m. Comment 1

Starting today, all municipalities operating a law enforcement agency in Pulaski County are subject to a daily fee for each prisoner they send to the county jail, though the county won't likely charge the fee until next year and then only if a new agreement is not in place to fund the jail.

Arkansas slips a notch in 2014 Kids Count study

posted: 07/22/2014 4:15 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas dropped one spot nationally -- from 40 to 41 -- in this year's Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count study on children's well-being, though the state improved from last year's statistics in more categories than it declined in.

County, state face jail vote, $1 pact

posted: 07/21/2014 3:58 a.m. Discuss

Some state inmates held in county jails for the crowded state prison system will begin to move this week after Pulaski County and the Department of Correction enter into a $1 contract to house them for one year in an unused satellite portion of the county jail.

Proposal on jail charges set for vote

posted: 07/21/2014 1:55 a.m. Discuss

The Pulaski County Quorum Court is to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would charge cities for the jail inmates held for them in the absence of a jail-payment contract with the county.

Homeless man, 37, charged in slaying

posted: 07/17/2014 3:42 a.m. Discuss

Faulkner County authorities on Wednesday charged a 37-year-old homeless man with first-degree murder in a June shooting near Lake Conway that killed 34-year-old Jermaine LaMont Harris Tyus.

With panel's OK, St. Francis levee to get trail for cyclists, pedestrians

posted: 07/16/2014 3:43 a.m. Discuss

A plan to connect a greater portion of Arkansas to Mississippi River bicycle projects got a unanimous OK on Tuesday morning from the 19-member east Arkansas panel that oversees the St. Francis levee.

5 cities get last offer on jail pact

posted: 07/12/2014 2:52 a.m. Discuss

Pulaski County Judge Buddy Villines has sent out the final proposal for a new jail-funding contract with the county's five biggest cities, including a 5 percent immediate increase in payments in the first year and a consumer price index factor limited to 3 percent for the next four years.

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