Blytheville man convicted of murder; gets 60 years

Aug 24, 2017

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – Defendant Jamal Akram, also known as Adam Troy Ford, 54, was convicted of first degree murder by a Mississippi County jury in Blytheville for killing Linda Hatcher, 57.

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Jury finds Blytheville man guilty of murder and robbery

Jul 19, 2017

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – A conviction for a killer happened today in Blytheville. Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announced today that a Mississippi County jury in Blytheville found Michael Jackson, 25, of Blytheville, guilty of First Degree Murder and Aggravated Robbery in the death of Yuri McKeever, 27, on June 8, 2016 in Blytheville. Circuit Judge Melissa

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Blytheville man found guilty of murder 

Jun 7, 2017

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announced that a Mississippi County jury found Kordarro Woodard, 25, guilty of first degree murder today in the death of Martha George, 37, both of Blytheville. The state alleged Woodard went to George’s home after midnight on June 19, 2016 where he argued and fought with her,

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Several NEA airports get upgrade money

Jun 6, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, along with Congressmen Rick Crawford, French Hill, Steve Womack and Bruce Westerman on Tuesday (June 6) announced that 15 Arkansas airports will receive $2.7 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to support facility upgrades and expansions. Several of those are located in NEA.

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Affidavit: Blytheville murder victim died saving brother; three charged

Jun 1, 2017

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – In his final moments, Richard Wilkins, Jr., 28, acted to save his brother’s life at the expense of his own, his surviving brother said. Wilkins was shot sometime around 8:30 p.m. Monday evening at Williams Park in Blytheville. He died at Great River Medical Center. But police believe he wasn’t the target of the shooter,

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Services announced as loved ones remember shooting victim

May 23, 2017

JONESBORO, Ark. – At only 19-years-old, Monterio A. Barnes had his whole life ahead of him on Sunday, May 14, when he was shot and killed at a party in Jonesboro. The Blytheville Courier posted Barnes obituary Tuesday, May 23. The young man was a 2016 graduate of Jonesboro High School. His parents, Alfred and Tylisha Patton

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Man convicted of murder

Apr 19, 2017

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington announces that this afternoon a Mississippi County Jury sitting in Blytheville found Anfernee Wells, 27 of Blytheville, guilty of Murder in the First Degree, in the shooting death of Vincent Stone, 22 of Blytheville, at Williams Park on June 22, 2015.   “The jury was made up

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Blytheville JCPenney 1 of 138 closing

Mar 17, 2017

BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. – JCPenney will be leaving the Chickasaw Plaza in Blytheville. The Penney’s location at 301 North Service Road in Blytheville is one of 138 stores announced to be closing. A press release says most of the stores will be closing in June, affecting approximately 5,000 jobs nationwide. “JCPenney is in the process of

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Blytheville man arrested for meth in Greene Co.

Aug 12, 2016

PARAGOULD, Ark. – A Mississippi County man was arrested in Paragould on allegations of having two baggies of meth on his person. Greene County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Tommy Huffstetler was traveling north on South 6th Street behind a 2001 Nissan Altima with a Tennessee license plate. The vehicle braked and both lights did not work,

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