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Kenneth Heard

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Police say officer shoots, kills man holding a knife

posted: 07/30/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Authorities sent the body of a Manila man fatally shot by a police officer to the state Crime Laboratory on Wednesday as part of an investigation into the death.

Marion County sheriff dies at 67

posted: 07/25/2015 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers, who served as the county's law enforcement leader since 2009 and with the Arkansas State Police for 36 years before that, died Thursday evening.

Judge Fergus, 66, dies of heart attack

posted: 07/22/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

A 2nd Judicial District circuit judge known by friends for his care toward youthful offenders died early Monday in his Jonesboro home.

Blytheville chamber urges fight for student transfers

posted: 07/21/2015 4:46 a.m. Discuss

Business organizations -- including the Greater Blytheville Area Chamber of Commerce -- urged parents during a meeting Monday to challenge the Blytheville School District's decision not to participate in a state law that allows students to transfer to schools outside their districts.

Fair still on, says nonprofit

posted: 07/20/2015 4:52 a.m. Discuss

Despite filing for bankruptcy after owing more than $9 million, Craighead County Fair Association members assured the public that the Northeast Arkansas District Fair will go on as scheduled this September.

Volunteers' hot, sweaty toil starts cleanup of old school

posted: 07/19/2015 3:08 a.m. Discuss

As a student, Jerry Rucker broke scores of windows at the W.F. Branch School in Newport.

Yes voters OK levy to reopen hospital

posted: 07/15/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

Voters in Crittenden County favored a sales tax to reopen its closed hospital, and Phillips County residents turned down a tax that would have funded construction of a new jail during special elections Tuesday.

Storm blows through state's northeast with 80 mph wind

posted: 07/15/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

A storm system with winds topping 80 mph blew through northeast Arkansas on Tuesday afternoon, peeling roofs off homes, flipping tractor-trailers and downing trees.

Special elections to decide sales tax, bond, alcohol questions

posted: 07/14/2015 4:39 a.m. Discuss

Voters will head to the polls today to decide questions in special elections involving sales taxes, bonds and alcohol.

Hoxie schools' 1955 integration remembered as history-making

posted: 07/12/2015 3:42 a.m. Discuss

They didn't realize when walking through the doors of Hoxie's schools 60 years ago Saturday that the students would become part the history of the South's integration.

Missing Bay woman feared abducted

posted: 07/08/2015 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Police are considering the weekend disappearance of a 90-year-old Bay woman as an abduction after seeing video of a man leaving her car at a Jonesboro hospital, Bay Police Chief Paul Keith said Tuesday.

39-year career in court at an end

posted: 07/04/2015 2:35 a.m. Discuss

A framed drawing of the teacher and four children who were killed in the 1998 Westside Middle School shooting hangs on the wall of Craighead County deputy prosecutor Mike Walden's conference room in his downtown office.

Flood-closed part of U.S. 71 reopens

posted: 07/02/2015 3:01 a.m. Discuss

Highway officials reopened a section of U.S. 71 in Little River County on Wednesday after water from the flooded Red River continued to recede.

Floodwaters keep part of U.S. 71 shut

posted: 06/30/2015 3:43 a.m. Discuss

Although the Red River is receding slowly, a section of U.S. 71 remained closed in Little River County on Monday because water covering the roadway is not draining well.

2 Blytheville schools set to feel tremors

posted: 06/29/2015 4:46 a.m. Discuss

Blytheville, in northeast Arkansas along the southern end of the New Madrid Seismic Zone, has felt earthquakes from the fault system over the years.

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