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Three Face Murder Charge

Updated: Jul 26, 2014 5:53pm

First-degree murder charges have been filed against three men in connection with the beating death of a 40-year old man in Booneville Tuesday afternoon..

William L. Strickland, 32, of Branch...

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Prison Board Acts To Ease Overcrowding

Jun 25, 2014 12:53pm

LITTLE ROCK — Seeking to ease prison overcrowding, the state Board of Corrections voted in a special meeting Tuesday to invoke the Emergency Powers Act, making up to 104 inmates eligible for...

Beebe: Special Session To Start Monday

Jun 25, 2014 12:51pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday issued a proclamation calling legislators back to Little Rock for a special session starting Monday to address teacher insurance premiums and prison...

Tax Exemption’s Sponsor Not Concerned About Legal Challenge

Jun 25, 2014 12:49pm

LITTLE ROCK — A state senator who sponsored a tax break that is the subject of a legal challenge said Tuesday he stands by the procedure the Legislature used to pass the measure.

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Pine Bluff Residents Try To Maintain Normalcy During Manhunt

Jun 25, 2014 10:32am

PINE BLUFF — The Princeton Pike area of Pine Bluff was a hubbub of activity Tuesday as officials on high alert continued searching for escaped inmate Timothy E. Buffington.

Buffington, 47,...

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Buffington Witness Upset Officers Didn’t Warn Him About Escape

Jun 25, 2014 9:09am

PINE BLUFF — As state and local officials continue to search for escaped prison inmate Timothy Buffington, a key witness against Buffington in his 1999 murder trial said Tuesday he is apprehensive...

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Search For Convicted Killer Included Visit Here

Jun 25, 2014 9:08am

Arkansas Department of Corrections officials visited a residence in Booneville and another outside the city limits during a search for Timothy “Bo” Buffington — convicted of first degree murder in...

Fireworks A Go, But On 3rd

Jun 25, 2014 9:07am

Two years ago Booneville Mayor Jerry Wilkins toyed with the idea of holding a fireworks show despite a burn ban. This year he decided to have one despite the city’s traditional venture partner...

<p><strong>On duty.</strong> Booneville Police Department officer and to-be student resource officer Norman Wilder (second from right) visits with Rotarians Ross Kent (from right), Phillip Blankenship, Jim Woolley and Ricky Scott after addressing the club Friday.</p>

Wilder Prepping For SRO Assignment

Jun 25, 2014 9:07am

When the 2014-2015 school year begins on Aug. 18 among the new faces will be teachers, students and a uniformed policeman.

Booneville Police Department Officer/K-9 handler Norman Wilder is...

<p><strong>Fireworks Tent Going Up</strong></p><p>Robert Abbott and Phillip Blankenship were among those assisting with the erection of the Boys &amp; Girls Club of Logan County fireworks tent outside the National Guard Armory on Highway 10 Friday. Fireworks sales, the club’s largest fundraiser, will continue through July 5.</p>

Fireworks Tent

Jun 25, 2014 9:07am

Fireworks Tent Going Up

Robert Abbott and Phillip Blankenship were among those assisting with the erection of the Boys & Girls Club of Logan County fireworks tent outside the National...

<p><strong>Fitness center</strong>. Shane Gordon is pictured with several of the machines available in a fitness center now available for staff of Magazine Schools.</p>

Magazine Opens Fitness Center For Staff

Jun 25, 2014 9:07am

Having opened a staff fitness center on the final day of the school year, the Magazine School District is seeing representatives of about 10 families each week utilize the new facility.

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