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Kenneth Heard

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Five challenge two-term mayor in Jonesboro race

posted: 10/23/2016 2:50 a.m. Discuss

Five people are trying to unseat the incumbent Jonesboro mayor in a race dominated by talk of pay raises for safety officers, a failed property maintenance code and drainage issues in the city of 71,550.

OVER THE MISSISSIPPI WHERE WAGONS ONCE CROSSED: New pedestrian walkway connecting Arkansas, Memphis is bridge from past

posted: 10/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Nearly 100 years ago, wagons and pedestrians could cross the Mississippi River between Arkansas and Memphis on two lanes of the Harahan Bridge.

Ex-Arkansas judge indicted; lewd photos exchanged for lenient sentences, filings say

posted: 10/18/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

A former district judge accused of taking inappropriate photographs of misdemeanor defendants in exchange for lenient sentences has been indicted on 21 federal charges, including bribery and fraud, according to a grand jury indictment that was unsealed Monday.

Lake, railroad among issues for 2 vying for county judge

posted: 10/17/2016 3:30 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- A never-ending project to build a lake, the replacement of a historical railroad bridge and preparing for major disasters are matters both candidates for Craighead County judge are touting before the Nov. 8 general election.

Drought envelops southern counties, spurs burn bans

posted: 10/16/2016 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Fourteen county judges have issued burn bans this week and the Arkansas Forestry Commission is warning people of a heightened danger for wildfire as rapidly deteriorating drought conditions form in much of southern Arkansas.

Drought envelops southern Arkansas counties, spurs burn bans

posted: 10/14/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Fourteen county judges have issued burn bans this week and the Arkansas Forestry Commission is warning people of a heightened danger for wildfire as rapidly deteriorating drought conditions form in much of southern Arkansas.

Man charged with tying woman to cinder block, throwing her into Arkansas river pleads guilty to battery

posted: 10/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

An Iowa man charged with tying a woman to a cinder block and throwing her into a river in Sharp County has pleaded guilty to second-degree domestic battery, Sharp County Circuit Clerk Tommy Estes said.

W. Memphis to build 5-mile river walkway

posted: 10/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A proposed 5-mile walkway along the Mississippi River wetlands will attract more tourism revenue to West Memphis and offer a recruitment tool for industry, officials in the Crittenden County town said.

Arkansas man guilty in slaying; term is life

posted: 10/08/2016 5:15 a.m. Comment 1

JONESBORO -- After 13 hours of deliberations that included jurors cursing, making threats toward one another and throwing evidence, the panel of six men and six women on Friday found Richard Jordan Tarver guilty of capital murder in the slaying of a 90-year-old woman.

Arkansas man who said he was preparing for zombie apocalypse gets life in prison

updated: 10/07/2016 5:38 p.m. Comments 4

JONESBORO — A northeast Arkansas man has been sentenced to life in prison for the death of a 90-year-old woman.

Jury in Arkansas killing out 9 1/2 hours, to return; suspect told police he was preparing for zombie apocalypse

posted: 10/07/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Jurors deliberated for more than 91/2 hours Thursday in the capital murder trial of a man accused of killing a 90-year-old woman but didn't emerge with a verdict as the evening wore on.

Confessed to killing 90-year-old Arkansas woman to save wife, child, accused testifies

posted: 10/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

To protect his wife from going to jail, Richard Jordan Tarver concocted a confession that he killed a 90-year-old Craighead County woman July 3, 2015, Tarver testified Wednesday in his capital murder trial.

Victim ‘closest thing’ to zombie he could find, Arkansas murder suspect says on tape

posted: 10/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

Richard Jordan Tarver told investigators he randomly chose a 90-year-old Bay woman to kill in July 2015 to see what it would feel like so he could prepare for an end-of-the-world scenario.

Two who fled charged in Arkansas crash death

posted: 10/05/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Two people accused of leading police on a two-state chase that caused the death of an elderly motorist were charged with first-degree murder Tuesday in Clay County Circuit Court, Sheriff Terry Miller said.

Police to charge 2 in Arkansas motorist's death during chase

posted: 10/04/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

PIGGOTT -- Two people will be charged today with first-degree murder after they led police on a two-state chase that resulted in the death of a motorist, Clay County Sheriff Terry Miller said.




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