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Dangerous fugitive apprehended near Mena
Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer announced the arrest of Jeffery A. Fisk, age 30, of El Dorado Springs, Missouri last Thrusday, November 8. Fisk was wanted by the Vernon County, Missouri Sheriff's Office for Armed Criminal Action, Domestic Assault 2nd, Burglary 1st, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm,
Mena Middle School EAST Students Celebrate Veterans
The Polk County Veterans’ Celebration was held on Wednesday, November 7 at the University of Arkansas Rich Mountain. Middle School EAST Students began preparing for this in August when they had a meeting with the Veterans. They advertised via radio and TV Public Service Announcements through UARM, a
Dedicated Ladies of Mena Honor America’s Heroes
This past Saturday morning a very patriotic group of local ladies placed nearly 1,000 American flags on the graves of local military veterans’ graves who served this great nation. These women are members of Veterans’ organizations of Mena: American Legion Frank Fried Post #18 “Ladies Auxiliary,” Dis
Christmas Gift Show at Mena Art Gallery
The show is now up, with an amazing array of one-of-a-kind gifts made by local artists. Today I browsed along the display: bronze sculptures, unique Christmas decorations, paintings, drawings, and “mug rugs” are just the beginning. I have always known that I am not skilled with sewing of any variety
Voters Honor Community’s Outstanding Teacher Katie Thomas as Teacher of the Month for October
Vyve Broadband is excited to announce Katie Thomas, first grade teacher at Louise Durham Elementary School, as the Mena October Teacher of the Month. The monthly program honors outstanding teachers in the communities Vyve serves.
UA Rich Mountain Buck’s Cross Country competes at National Championships
The UA Rich Mountain Bucks Cross Country teams traveled to Garden City, Kansas for the NJCAA Division I National Championship at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course. Both the men’s and women’s teams competed as individuals since neither had the 5 person team requirement. Coach Samantha Shores was very positiv
State Police Investigating After Miller County Prisoner Found Dead in Cell | Texarkana Today
According to Miller County Investigator Mark Lewis, on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at approximately 6:30 a.m. while conducting routine checks, members of the Miller County Detention Center Staff noted that a prisoner, 25-year-old Markeisha Montgomery of Texarkana, Arkansas was unresponsive.
Principal Accused of Having Sex With Teen Student Arrested Again
WALDRON, Ark. (KNWA) -- The former Waldron Middle School principal who's awaiting trial for sexual assault charges is back in custody for her continued communication with the victim.Jessica Williams, 37, is accused of having sex with a 16 year old student more than 15 times and also sending him expl
Poteau Family's Celebration Ends In Tears After Woman's Hurtful Comments About Autistic Son
POTEAU, Oklahoma -A Green Country mom says ugly words targeted her autistic son. Not only did those words sting, they also ruined a special dinner.
OSBI investigating death of man as homicide in SE Oklahoma
Richard Daryl Medlock, 34, was found dead in Albion, about 8 miles south of Talihina, early Tuesday by another resident, authorities said.
Customers at packed restaurant all stand and join in as local high school choir sings national anthem
TheSkyline Cafewas packed with customers when theMena High School Spotlight choirstarted to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” A video posted by Shannon Clifford on shows that all of the customers stood in unison and sang together. Clifford wrote that even the people on the waiting list at the restau
Kidnapped and held captive at 12: KC-area woman recounts journey to freedom
McGinnis near the age she was when she was taken. KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Most people can remember where they lived and what they were doing when they were 12 - likely dealing with the drama of middle school, participating in sports and playing with friends. Rosalynn McGinnis didn't have that luxury. K
UA Cossatot honors 2018 Outstanding Faculty and Staff
LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas Cossatot honors Marvin Terrell, of Nashville, as 2018 Outstanding Faculty and Christine Vertiz, of De Queen, as 2018 Outstanding Staff at an award ceremony held at the annual Arkansas Community Colleges conference at the Little Rock Marriott.
Car hits pedestrian on Country Club Road
Gabrielle Crowson, 20, of Muskogee was hurt when a vehicle struck her on Country Club Road on Saturday night, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Vintage Black Light Poster Collection Now on Display at the LeFlore County Museum
Founded in 1967, Allan and Roberta Bell Ehrlich’s Third Eye Inc. published approximately 100 blacklight posters featuring original artwork, and 100 non-black light posters; fold-up sculpture, wallpaper and greeting cards. The Third Eye published licensed reproductions of Marvel superhero artwork re
Trial begins today for man accused of beating son to death
Jury selection is scheduled to begin this morning at the Bowie County courthouse in New Boston, Texas, in the trial of Benearl Jermane Lewis, 25. Lewis is facing life without the possibility of parole if found guilty of capital murder in the March 6 death of D'Money Lewis. The state is not seeking t
Woman accused of intoxication assault
Tyler Briann Musselwhite, 25, was reportedly eight months pregnant and four times the .08 blood alcohol limit when she crossed the center line and struck another car Aug. 3 on U.S. Highway 59 in Bowie County, according to a probable cause affidavit used to create the following account.
Man Wounded, Arrested After Allegedly Shooting at Washington Co. Deputy, Authorities Say
Springdale WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. - Authorities have arrested a man they say shot at a Washington County deputy on Sunday afternoon. That man has been treated and released into custody after being shot by an officer returning fire. No officers were injured. Washington County Sheriff officials say t
Dierks High School holds Veterans Day program
Dierks High School held their Veterans Day program last week. The school started their annual Veterans Day program in 2001 and has continued ever since. The program is a joint elementary and high school program. Veterans are recognized and thanked for their service. The student council leads the pr
The Race for Mayor Continues
The runoff between Smith and Martin will take place in four weeks on December 4, allowing voters the opportunity to once again perform their civic duty, exercising their right to vote and voicing their opinion on who the mayor should be.