The chief of police in Walnut Ridge resigned Monday after video showed him writing tickets to a man that tried filing complaints against an officer who assaulted him.
A 26-year-old Pocahontas man passed away after a traffic accident Wednesday morning near Hoxie.
Midkiff is retiring after 43 years of service to Williams, and Dr. Startup spent more than 35 years at WBU.
No one was believed injured from what the sheriff was told.
Williams Baptist College has held its last graduation as a college, before completing its transition to a university.
With more than 90 students ready to receive their diplomas, the added significance of this year’s commencement is not lost on the graduating class.
The sheriff of Lawrence County has confirmed a suspect is in custody after making threats that a school shooting would be happening in Walnut Ridge.
A press release from the Walnut Ridge Police Department says heavy police presences will be at schools in the area this week as investigations into the threat continue.
At least three different members of the Walnut Ridge City Council have expressed a desire to call a special meeting regarding the upsetting police video and subsequent cover up by the police chief and deputy prosecutor.
Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp reviewed the shocking footage of former Officer Matthew Mercado assaulting railroad worker Adam Finley the day it happened. He kept him on the force with a verbal warning for the “F” word.