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Cummins Unit inmate dies after being found unresponsive on floor of cell

GRADY, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a 29-year-old Arkansas inmate incarcerated for a drug conviction has died after being found unresponsive on the floor of his cell.The state Department of Correction said in a statement that Christian Smith was found Friday afternoon in the cell he shared with anoth

THV11.COM - 2018-06-16 20:34:30

Arkansas State Police investigating inmate death

According to an ADC press release, correction officers responded and medical staff performed emergency medical treatment, but within 15 minutes, Smith was declared dead at the unit infirmary.


Two men who slit a pit bull’s throat repeatedly and posted sick video of the slaughter to Snapchat get NO jail time

Steven Sadler and video-maker Boots Stanley, both of Hamburg, Arkansas, were sentenced Thursday in Morehouse Parish on one count each of aggravated animal cruelty, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.


He became a regular shopper to check out cashier

"I was living at home with my parents and my mom sent me to the store to buy some stuff and, to tell you the truth, after awhile I got to the point where I would say, 'Mom, we're getting kind of low on this or that. Do you think I need to go to the store and pick some up for you?'" he says. "That ga

ARKANSAS ONLINE - 2018-06-17 02:46:00

2 accused of stealing from the dead in Greenville cemetery

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SFGATE - 2018-06-17 15:01:51

Gift will lead to stocking of some Arkansas ponds with super-sized catfish

Baxter Land Company Fish Farm in Arkansas City donated more than 12,000 pounds of catfish, weighing 10 to 40 pounds each, to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.


Puppy Stuck in Storm Drain Saved by Pine Bluff Firefighters

In a Facebook post, Pine Bluff Animal Control said, "We would like to thank the Pine Bluff Firefighters from station #3 for responding immediately and helping us save this puppy!"


Hamburg Police Use State Grant for Tech Upgrade

The department recently received a $27,000 state grant, and they've used it to pay for six laptops computers for their cars.

FOX16.COM - 2018-06-18 03:34:42

Arkansas prison inmate dies after found unresponsive in cell

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Lightning Sparks Pine Bluff Forest Fire

Crews say the fire was contained Wednesday night, but flames spread past the fire line Thursday morning. Firefighters worked through the day and say the fire is contained again. Crews say the fire is still burning, but they are expecting it to burn out in a couple days.A few miles down Highway 79 at


Elderly Man Buys Shovel Only To Confess It’s To Bury Loved One Making Teen Spring Into Action

Life was dealing Milton Lowe an unfair hand. The senior citizen from Cleveland, Mississippi, had just been told he had cancer at the same time his beloved and loyal 15-year-old dog passed away.


Dumas Named First "Heart Safe" Schools in AR

DUMAS, Ark. (News release) — Students, visitors and employees of Dumas schools have a better chance of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) after being trained on a new cardiac emergency response plan using Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).


Two men who pleaded guilty to killing dog and posting video of it on Snapchat sentenced to probation

MONROE, La. - Two Arkansas men who posted a video on Snapchat of a dog as they slit its throat were sentenced Thursday to probation and a fine in Louisiana. Boots Stanley and Steven Sadler, both of Hamburg, Ark., pleaded guilty to charges of aggravated animal cruelty on April 19. District Judge Car


72-year-old Arkansas man claims $100,000 Powerball prize

Dale London, 72, bought the ticket from Chapel Food Mart at 5901 Sulphur Springs Road in Pine Bluff, according to a Facebook post from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. The Pine Bluff resident told officials he's not sure yet about his plans for the prize.


Hamburg PD to Install New Laptops in Patrol Cars

HAMBURG, Ark. (KTVE) - The Hamburg Police Department has received a grant for over $27,000 that has allowed them to buy new laptops for their vehicles. They come along with driver's license scanners, mounts, and printers.


Hot Springs woman's DWI charge is 13th

Patricia Ann Clanton, 56, of Hot Springs was released on $3,500 bail March 26, the same day as her arrest, for DWI, seventh offense, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. She has six previous convictions within the past 10 years and 12 convictions in her lifetime.


Probation for slitting dog's throat, putting video online

BASTROP, La. (AP) — A judge has ordered probation, a fine and community service for an Arkansas man who slit a pit bull's throat on camera in Louisiana and another man who made the video and posted it on Snapchat.Steven Sadler and video-maker Boots Stanley, both of Hamburg, Arkansas, were sentenced


After 4th conviction for driving while intoxicated, Arkansas man gets 2 years in prison

A Pine Bluff man was ordered to serve two years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated, his fourth such conviction, theHot Springs Sentinel-Recordreported.


Lake Village Woman Killed in Greenville Hit and Run

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — The body of a woman found along U.S. Highway 82 in Greenville has been identified. Police say a passing motorist discovered the body on Friday morning near the Department of Motor Vehicles Office. The investigation continues, but Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Ronnie S


Baria, Sherman move to June 26 Democratic runoff

According to unofficial final totals, only 2,374 voted in the primaries for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.