Monthly Archives: April 2017

Two Former Detention Officers Plead Guilty


LITTLE ROCK—Patrick C. Harris, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Acting Assistant Attorney General Tom Wheeler of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, and Diane Upchurch, Special Agent in Charge of the Little Rock Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced that two former White River Juvenile Detention Center supervisors, Captain Peggy Kendrick, 43, and Lieutenant Dennis Fuller, 40, pleaded guilty in federal court before U.S. District Judge James M. Moody Jr. to conspiring to assault juvenile inmates.

CPD Asking For Public’s Help


The Conway Police Department is asking for the public’s help identifying a credit card thief.

Authorities say a woman reported that she placed her purse in the trunk of her car before going into Conway Regional Fitness Center.

Massachusetts Man Arrested

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A Faulkner County Sheriff’s investigation has led to the arrest of a Massachusetts man on charges of sexual exploitation of a child.

Authorities say 30-year old Michael McCann, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was arrested on Monday after he sent an FBI undercover agent a photo of himself with a sexually explicit photo of a 3-year-old girl.

AHTD Road Improvements


The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to roadways in Faulkner and White Counties, according to Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department officials.

Fourth Arkansas Inmate Executed

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Pleas for mercy from the family of one of his victims to Gov. Asa Hutchinson wasn’t enough to stop Thursday’s (April 27) execution of death row inmate Kenneth Williams.

2014 Killer Tornado Anniversary


Thursday marked the three year anniversary of the killer tornado that rocked Faulkner County.

More than a dozen people were killed when the three-quarter of a mile-wide tornado instantaneously leveled buildings caught in its 80 mile path.  The tornado hit at about 7 pm decimating the small towns of Mayflower and Vilonia.

Jared Gowen Wins 2017 Wilson Award

2017 Wilson Award Winner

JONESBORO – Jared Gowen, a senior from Garner who will graduate from Arkansas State University in May with a degree in biological sciences, received the prestigious R.E. Lee Wilson Award for 2017 at the 84th student honors awards ceremony Thursday evening at Cooper Alumni Center.

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