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A jailer and a bail bondsmen were arrested Sunday afternoon after helping an inmate escape. Robert Ellis, 21, a detention officer, and Margaret Cockrell, 60, a bail bondsman, were arrested just outside of the Faulkner County Detention Center Unit 2 on suspicion of furnishing implementation for escape, aiding consumption ...
A Faulkner County judge has denied a 57-year-old murder suspect's request to suppress statements he made during his 2016 arrest. Circuit Judge Charles "Ed" Clawson Jr. first heard arguments regarding the request in September. During an afternoon pretrial hearing Wednesday, he denied a motion to suppress ... capital

FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. - From the doorstep to the backyard and beyond, contractors are combing the homes of FAULKNER COUNTY working for the assessor's office. "Well, you definitely don't want random people walking around your house and kind of looking around to see even if you're home," Shelia ...
Phenotyping technology has created a rendering of what Pam Felkins' murder suspect would have looked like at age 25, pictured on the right, and age 55. The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who may be able to identify this man to come forward. [SUBMITTED RENDERINGS].
A 30-year-old Conway man was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to witness bribery and for having prohibited articles while incarcerated in the Faulkner County Detention Center in 2016. The case stems from a random search of cell 309 at the Faulkner County Detention ...
FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) -- With the rise in use of particular technologies, previously submitted DNA results have given Falkner County investigators a person of interest in a 28-year-old cold case. On the evening of Feb. 2, 1990, the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office has reason to believe that Pam ...

Faulkner County's civil attorney, David Hogue, filed a petition late Monday asking a judge to decide whether former sheriff Andy Shock can serve as a justice of the peace while also a member of the state parole board. Shock recently filed to seek the Republican nomination for the county's District 10 justice ...
Two Faulkner County residents died in a two-car collision earlier this week, according to an Arkansas State Police report. The crash occurred on HWY 365 in Mayflower at 4 p.m. on Monday, the report stated. According to police, 54-year-old Reginald Riley of Conway was traveling southbound on HWY 365. Murder
The COSL returned more than $17 million to counties across the state. Turnback funds come from property owners paying delinquent real estate taxes and from proceeds in excess of taxes due when the COSL office sells property. “The sole purpose of collecting delinquent real estate taxes, and selling long-delinquent ... Murder
CONWAY -- The Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management, whose director has been accused of sexual harassment and other misdeeds by four former and current employees, has been down since Feb. 1 to a single employee who reports to the director. County attorney David Hogue said he ...
Flooding in Faulkner County is expected to continue as rain continues to fall over the next few days. Matt Horton with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said forecasts “are calling for another 2-4 inches of rain by Saturday evening.” Lake Conway's water level had reached 265.1 feet as of Thursday ...
Meet Faulkner County's new K9 deputies. by Kristen Wilson. Timon and Terry have joined the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office team. (Photo courtesy: Faulkner County Sheriff's Office). FCSO K9-3.jpg · FCSO K9-4.jpg · FCSO K9.jpg ...
CONWAY, Ark.- A Faulkner County program is helping at-risk and low-income kids get back on the right path. "Teen Court" pairs high school seniors with volunteer attorneys to participate in real cases. The seniors serve as jurors, prosecutors and defense attorneys arguing real cases and handing down ...
CONWAY — Greenbrier residents on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a three-part sales-tax measure aimed at fire-department renovations and park development, according to complete but unofficial returns. The tax will temporarily increase by a 0.5 percentage point to a total local sales tax of 2.5 ...
Severe weather is expected in Faulkner County and other parts of the state through Thursday. Joe Goudsward, a spokesman with the National Weather Service of Little Rock, said heavy rainfall is expected in the area over the next few days. A cold front was expected to move in Tuesday, bringing with it “widespread showers ...
A 34-year-old Faulkner County man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to shooting another man in the face last year. Albert “Bo” Woods Jr. pleaded guilty to first-degree battery, theft by receiving and possession of firearms by certain persons shortly before 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The Faulkner County Quorum Court will consider a new position in the County Attorney's office and an appointment to the library board during its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in ... They will also consider a resolution to confirm V. Suzann Waggoner's appointment to the Faulkner County Library Board.
A group of polygamists and a machinist have filed a federal suit against Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Faulkner County Clerk Margaret Darter, arguing they should have the same rights as same-sex couples. The lawsuit argues that same-sex marriage goes against ...
An Arkansas woman died in a three-car collision over the weekend, according to an Arkansas State Police report. The crash occurred on the U.S. Highway 64 Bypass eastbound lane at Stanley Road in Vilonia just after 5 p.m. on Sunday, the report stated. According to police, 25-year-old Guadalupe Del C. Castorena of ...
CONWAY — Greenbrier residents on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a three-part sales-tax measure aimed at fire-department renovations and park development, according to complete but unofficial returns. The tax will temporarily increase by a 0.5 percentage point to a total local sales tax of 2.5 ...
The 1929 Stock Market Crash would cause this bank, as well as the Faulkner County Bank (established in 1902) and the Farmers State Bank (established in 1912,) to collapse. The 43-year-old Bank of Conway, nicknamed “Old Reliable,” was the last to close, remaining open until January 28, 1933.
12 at the Faulkner County Courthouse. Greenbrier voters may also vote early from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays through Feb. 12 at the Greenbrier City Event Center. Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, Feb. 13 at the Vilonia First Baptist Church for the Senate primary election and ...
Water damage at the James H. Clark Auditorium forced the relocation of the Faulkner County Spelling Bee to Raymond and Phyllis Simon Intermediate School. Conway High's Chelsea Burnside was a double winner for the CHS swimmers at the Central Arkansas Invitational meet in North Little Rock.
CONWAY -- Faulkner County is probably two years away from establishing an animal shelter even though it recently bought property for one, the county's civil attorney said. Last month, the county paid $499,025 to buy the buildings and land at 324 S. German Lane in Conway for a shelter. The site includes ...
FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. -- An Arkansas men's ministry-- taking their mission outside church walls helping to clean up debris after a tornado plowed through homes in Faulkner County last month. Bulldozers pushing debris, as 100 members of the New Life Church take to the dirt - with shovels in hand.
A federal judge ruled Thursday that three Faulkner County employees cannot be legally sued in their individual capacities in a case alleging sexual harassment by the director of the county's Office of Emergency Management. Ruling in U.S. District Court in Little Rock, Judge James Moody Jr. dismissed ...
During the winter many Arkansans find it hard to stay active. The desire to get out lessens with the passing of each cloudy day. Even if it's freezing this week, runners and walkers have a reason to get outside in Conway. At 9 a.m. Saturday, Faulkner County's Circle of Friends partners with the Mulhearn ...
Emerging from the frigid temperatures of early January, Faulkner County is starting to see new businesses openings as well as new construction projects. 2018 is well underway with lots of business activity ahead. Red Robin Restaurant is now hiring and training for a mid-February opening at its new ...
Senator Rapert is chairman of the Arkansas Senate Insurance & Commerce Committee, co-chair of the ALC Higher Education Committee, president of the National Council of Insurance Legislators and represents the city of Conway, Faulkner County and a portion of Perry County in Senate District 35.
The tornadoes, both low-level EF-1 twisters, struck the tiny Faulkner County community of Springhill just before 1 a.m. Monday and an area 2 miles north of Huntington in Sebastian County at 6:59 p.m. Sunday, according to residents and the National Weather Service in North Little Rock. The Enhanced ...
The tornadoes, both low-level EF-1 twisters, struck the tiny Faulkner County community of Springhill just before 1 a.m. Monday and an area 2 miles north of Huntington in Sebastian County at 6:59 p.m. Sunday, according to residents and the National Weather Service in North Little Rock. The Enhanced ...
The Conway City Council named the gazebo in Laurel Park's Liberty Garden for Charlotte Nabholz in recognition for her work with Keep Faulkner County Beautiful. Nabholz Construction Company was named as construction manager/general contractor for the girls' softball/boys' baseball complex.
The Faulkner County Election Commission will discuss merging polls into vote centers and the Feb. 13 special elections during its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in Courtroom A of the Faulkner County Courthouse after previously tabling a motion to merge polls. The meeting is open to the public.
FAULKNER COUNTY, AR - Parts of Arkansas are cleaning up after a tornado touched down early Monday morning. Tornado damage has been confirmed from a Monday morning storm in the Springhill area south of Greenbrier. The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Little Rock says the EF-1 rated ...
FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. - Cleanup of storm damage is just getting started in the Needs Creek area after severe weather struck overnight. Some residents are not yet sure how long it will take or how much it will cost to make repairs to their homes. "I hear this transformer thing kind of pop," says Grady ...
EF-1 tornado damage confirmed in Faulkner County. by KATV. The storm ripped roofs off of several homes and a church, toppled trees, and threw some tractor-trailers and box trucks onto their sides. (Photo courtesy: Sharon Johnson). AA. FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) -- —. The National Weather Service has ...
The Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management will be short by three employees at the end of the month unless staff is added. Three employees — OEM Chief Deputy Tyler Lachowsky, Mary Johnson and Julie Woodward — have submitted their resignations. Woodward, who transferred to the ...
Faulkner County Judge Jim Baker closed on the county's animal shelter Thursday afternoon. The site, located on South German Lane, is around 1.1 acres and includes the 11,000-square-foot former workforce building. It appraised for $700,000 and the county paid $500,000. The money came from the ...
A Conway man has been charged with terroristic threatening after allegedly threatening to kill a Faulkner County judge. According to a probable cause affidavit, 58-year-old Terry Bennett's ex-girlfriend reported to Greenbrier police on Wednesday that Bennett threatened to kill her, her son and District Judge ...
The Faulkner County Circuit Clerk's office implemented electronic recording of real estate records including deeds, mortgages, liens, etc. “E-recording is much more efficient,” Circuit Clerk Crystal Taylor said. “We are very excited to offer this technology to residents of Faulkner County.” Before e-recording ...
Faulkner County Republican Women: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 4; Smitty's BBQ, Conway; Monthly Meeting. Guest speakers will be Circuit Clerk, Crystal Taylor sharing information on the new recording and County Clerk, Margaret Darter sharing on the new voting machines, dates, etc. Public invited.
Faulkner County Judge Jim Baker reviewed the county's progress from 2017 and announced some plans for 2018 during an address to the Conway Kiwanis Club on Wednesday. “Last year, we were able to resurface and overlay better than 70 miles of county road and built five new concrete bridges to ...
Nearly 60 Faulkner County teens were sworn in Tuesday as the third group of Teen Court participants since the program was reinstated. Teen Court proceedings consist of trained teens acting as prosecuting attorney, defense attorney, bailiff, clerk and jury and are presided by Judge Troy B. Braswell Jr. The ...
Nancy Allen, shown at her desk at the Faulkner County Library, wears a hijab in support of Muslim women. A hijab is a head covering worn by many ... "Everything hit me all at once," said Allen, an adult services and reference librarian at the Faulkner County Library. "I started channeling the [Lutheran ...
FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) - If losing weight is your goal for 2018, you're not alone. It's always one of the top goals across the country. And if you need some inspiration, look no further than our own Faulkner County Sheriff's Office Deputy, Adam Bledsoe. Every Friday morning, Deputy Bledsoe ...
Faulkner County is among the list of counties that have reported the majority of cases. The Conway Regional Health System has reported already seeing more than 320 positive cases of the flu through the clinics, emergency department and inpatient units the month of December with 84 percent of those ...
CONWAY -- Without any disagreement or layoffs and in an unusually brief meeting, the Faulkner County Quorum Court approved county department budgets for 2018. Despite earlier concerns, no offices had to lay off employees to meet the Quorum Court's demands for slashed budgets. Justices of the ...
CONWAY -- A Faulkner County committee intent on slashing every county office's budget requests for 2018 ended up recommending approval of a plan that prevents the county's juvenile court judge from having to cut that department's spending. The final say on that issue and other offices' budget plans is ...
CONWAY -- A Faulkner County committee intent on slashing every county office's budget requests for 2018 ended up recommending approval of a plan that prevents the county's juvenile court judge from having to cut that department's spending. The final say on that issue and other offices' budget plans is ...


 

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