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Yabba Dabba Oops! No, Fred Flintstone Wasn't Arrested in Pope County

POPE COUNTY, Ark. -- There was quite a buzz on social media Monday after internet users spotted the arrest of Fred W. Flintstone, 59, on the Pope County jail roster. The post indicated Flintstone was booked on a charge of Murder in the First Degree. The entry stated that Flintstone was being held on


Parks found guilty as charged

A jury of seven women and five men deliberated for three hours and eight minutes before finding a Morrilton man guilty as charged in a 2015 negligent homicide case. Following two days of testimony, the jury began deliberating at 4:35 p.m. Wednesday before ultimately finding 29-year-old Joshua Parks


Rule change that could void Pope County casino support unlawful, court motion says

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A former Pope County judge says a new ordinance that could invalidate his support for a casino in the county is unlawful, according to court filings. Jim Ed Gibson wrote a letter in support of Gulfside Casino before he retired from the bench Dec. 31. Under an Arkansas amendment


Big 12 commit plans second Arkansas visit

An Arkansas 2020 prospect committed to a Big 12 school plans to visit the Razorbacks a second time. Junior offensive lineman Ty'kieast Crawford visited Arkansas for the LSU game and is planning a return trip.


Former Pope County Judge Seeks to Dismiss Lawsuit by Casino Opponents

Jim Ed Gibson, the former Pope County judge, has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by opponents of a Mississippi company's plan to build a casino in the county. The lawsuit, which Gibson claims is unconstitutional, seeks to invalidate letters of support for the casino that were sent by Gib


Pope County casino group promises $20 million education foundation, if approved

Gulfside Casino Partnership announced Tuesday (Jan. 8) it will establish the Pope County Education Foundation if granted a license in the state. The Arkansas-based nonprofit would be funded by tax-deductible contributions, including a $20 million commitment from River Valley Casino, Gulfside’s propo


Police warn of counterfeit money circulating in Arkansas

Fake money is circulating across the state of Arkansas. Two people were arrested in Prescott this week, as authorities seized thousands of counterfeit dollars. Prescott Police Chief Joseph Beavers says fake money has also been passed in Little Rock, and the U.S. Secret Service is now pursuing federa


300 Block of Danville Closed

The Garland County Department of Emergency Management has issued the following information regarding the planned closure of Danville Road at the low-water bridge. Construction Crews will be working on the bridge at this location. This is the approximate 300 block of Danville Road. The closure is exp


Human Remains Found by Hunter in Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - A death investigation is underway after a hunter finds human remains over the weekend. The Russellville Police Department (RPD) says on Sunday, officers responded to a call in an undeveloped, wooded area within the city.


Casino applicant makes case to Pope County ahead of upcoming commission meeting

POPE COUNTY, Ark — The Arkansas Racing Commission will meet Thursday to decide what a company has to do to apply for a casino license. One company thought it had good odds to get a license in Pope County, only to see the rules of the game changing on it.


Man who killed 4 members of Arkansas family, including 2 children, gets life in prison

Brian Bliss Travis has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in Polk County Circuit Court to four counts of capital murder in the April 2017 slaying of four members of a Polk County family.


As the Pope County casino turns

Here's a brief update on the machinations about the possibility of a casino in Pope County under the new Amendment 100, which expanded casino gambling in Arkansas. * The state Racing Commission, which regulates casinos, will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday at the 1515 Building. There's no agenda yet, but t


2 killed in overnight fire in Yell County

YELL COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) — Two people were killed in a structure fire late Monday night near Highway 27 and Spring Creek Road in Yell County, according to our content partnerRiver Valley Now.


WHITE HORSE: Woman charged in drug sting pleads guilty

A woman arrested last year as part of Operation White Horse, a drug sting by the local drug task force targeting heroin dealers, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to felony charges in Garland County Circuit Court.


Arkansas State Police confirm 1 injured in officer-involved shooting near Swifton

SWIFTON, Ark. — According to the Arkansas State Police, the Criminal Investigation Department is on scene of an officer-involved shooting near Swifton. Police say there is one person wounded, and the condition of the injury is not known. Jackson County deputies and the Arkansas State Police are on s


Law Enforcement Couple Loses Belongs In Pottsville House Fire

POTTSVILLE, Ark. - A weekend fire destroys a River Valley home. The couple that lives there lost nearly all their belongings. It happened in the Pope County town of Pottsville. That couple, both lieutenants, for two separate sheriff's offices in Arkansas.


Panthers bounce back to down Trojans

Heber Springs rebounded from a disappointing loss to Clarksville on Friday by knocking off Subiaco Academy, 63-53, Saturday afternoon in 4A-4 conference action at the Panther Den.


Johnson County City Writes Casino Letter of Support

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. - The newly passed state law regarding casinos says gaming facilities can only be in four counties, Crittenden, Garland, Jefferson and Pope. However, there is debate over the casino proposal in Pope County.


Kronberger Elected Chairman of ATU Board

Fritz Kronberger of Russellville will serve as chairman of the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees for a second time. Kronberger was elected chairman by his fellow trustees during their first meeting of the year on Thursday, Jan. 17, at Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center. He will


Entergy Arkansas Issues Scam Alert

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News Release) – It may be a new year, but 2019 has seen the same old scams from con artists. Entergy Arkansas is aware of scammers across the state trying to get money from customers over the phone with threats of shut-off. Small businesses are typically the target.