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  1. Bradford man eludes arrest on drug charges after chaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | NWAonline

    ... charge of possession of methamphetamine. Deputies initially tried to pull over Conway about 2 p.m. Wednesday in Newport but Conway sped off in a white pickup, according to the sheriff's office. The pursuit began at the intersection of Arkansas 14 ...

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  2. Ex-prison chaplain gets additional bond in sex assault caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 26 | NWAonline

    ... Authorities say Dewitt coerced three inmates into having scheduled weekly sexual encounters at the women's prison in Newport, 90 miles northeast of Little Rock. Authorities say the encounters happened between January 2013 and September 2014.

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  3. Boyce to speak at Newport historical meetingRead the original story

    Monday Jan 25 | Batesville Daily Guard

    You're just a point and a click away from reading each page, as they look in the actual paper, on your computer. There are no large files to download.

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  4. Arkansas 226 Expansion to Improve Travel in Northeast ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 22 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    ... But large trucks often bog down as they meander through small towns with speed limits. And from Walnut Ridge to Newport, the route has only two lanes. "When we get 67 finished it should significantly help with those drive times," McMillan ...

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  5. Jackson County prepares for winter weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 8, 2016 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    Newport Mayor David Stewart said their plans for Thursday included getting blades ready for plowing and police ready for accidents. "We'll do things like put snow tires on our fire trucks, which we've already done today," Stewart said Thursday afternoon.

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  6. RecordsRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Times-Dispatch

    ... Chad and Andrea Wicker of Hoxie have announced the birth of a son, born Dec. 22, 2015, at Unity Health Hospital in Newport. The baby weighed six pounds, nine ounces and has been named Alexander Edward Wicker. He has a brother, Augustus "Auggie" ...

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  7. Educational opportunities at Mid-South Farm & Gin ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 13 | Delta Farm Press

    ... Service; Bill Robertson, professor, cotton Extension agronomist, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Newport, Ark.; and Steve Stevens, farmer, Desha County, Ark. "At this seminar, you can learn from Extension specialists and farmers who ...

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  8. Future of Arkansas' historical Newport Bridge still uncertainRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2016 | Texarkana Gazette

    NEWPORT, Ark. - Momentum on a project designed to revamp Newport's Blue Bridge into a pedestrian crossing has ground to a halt after a grant central to the proposal was denied.

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  9. No grant, Newport span in doubtRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2016 | NWAonline

    Of the two remaining double-cantilever bridges in Arkansas, the one colloquially known as the Blue Bridge in Newport seemed to have the best chance to survive. After all, the city had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department agreeing to take over maintenance of the bridge with the idea the 86-year-old span over the White River would be turned into a pedestrian crossing, an undertaking estimated to cost about $1.7 million.

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  10. Newport Mayor: Blue Bridge Recreational Trail "dead in the water"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    NEWPORT, AR - There have been talks of transforming the historic Blue Bridge in Newport into a recreational trail for years. Now it seems those plans are out as the project was contingent on a grant the city did not receive. 3 comments

  11. Former chaplain accused of assaulting prisoners back in jailRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | Norwalk Citizen News

    ... no one would believe them if they tried to tell or end the relationships. The inmates at the women's prison in Newport, 90 miles northeast of Little Rock, said Dewitt would make them sit in a chair in front of his office door during the early ...

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  12. Ex-prison chaplain arrested on domestic-abuse chargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | NWAonline

    ... set Dec. 17 on 50 counts of third-degree sexual assault involving female inmates at the McPherson Unit for Women in Newport, where he worked as a chaplain for numerous years.

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  13. Bauxite levy turns the screws on a struggling NorandaRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2015 | Jamaica Observer

    ... on to its rolling plants. The rolling mills are located in: Huntingdon, Tennessee; Salisbury, North Carolina and Newport, Arkansas. The company owns 49 per cent of the mining operation in St. Ann, Jamaica. The Jamaican government owns the other 51 ...

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  14. Ex-chaplain free on bond in prison sex-assault caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2015 | NWAonline

    ... Judicial Circuit, said he requested that bond be set at $50,000, but Rosenzweig argued that the amount was too high. Newport District Court Judge Barbara Griffin set the bail at $30,000 and agreed with a prosecution request to require Dewitt to ...

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  15. Former Arkansas prison chaplain released on bondRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 21, 2015 | Greenwich Citizen

    In this photo taken 2002, chaplin Kenneth Dewitt speaks about the P.A.L. program at the McPherson Unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections near Newport, Ark. Dewitt, a former chaplain at an Arkansas women's prison, was charged with sexual assault Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, after authorities said he coerced three inmates into having weekly sexual encounters with him and said no one would believe them if they told prison officials.

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  16. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 14, 2015 | KSLA-TV Shreveport

    ... peckers and northern cardinals. For more information, contact the staff at Jacksonport State Park, 205 Avenue St. in Newport, at (870) 523-2143 or email [email protected] .

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  17. Former Arkansas prison chaplain charged with sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2015 | The Courier

    In this photo taken 2002, chaplin Kenneth Dewitt speaks about the P.A.L. program at the McPherson Unit of the Arkansas Department of Corrections near Newport, Ark. Dewitt, a former chaplain at an Arkansas women's prison, was charged with sexual assault Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015, after authorities said he coerced three inmates into having weekly sexual encounters with him and said no one would believe them if they told prison officials.

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  18. Ex-Arkansas prison chaplain Kenneth Dewitt charged with sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2015 | Daily Mail

    ... and scheduled sexual encounters in his office with three inmates at the McPherson Unit - a women's prison in Newport - between January 2013 and September 2014. 'We are in the process of making arrangements on the specific time to surrender,' Jeff ...

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  19. Former Prison Chaplain Charged With Sexually Assaulting Female InmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    A former prison chaplain at a women's prison in Newport, Arkansas, was charged with 50 counts of sexual assault involving three inmates on Thursday. three female inmates at McPherson Unit into oral sex and intercourse on a regular basis, and told them that no one would believe them if they reported the abuse to officials.

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  20. Former Arkansas Prison Chaplain Faces 50 Counts of Sexual Assault for ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 18, 2015 | People

    ... with Dewitt during all of 2013 and most of 2014. Dewitt resigned from his position at McPherson Women's Unit in Newport, Arkansas, back in September of 2014. An arrest affidavit states that Dewitt left his post soon after prison officials learned of ...

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