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  1. Construction continues on Newport parkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    NEWPORT, AR - Construction on the downtown park in Newport has begun. The Terry Scoggins Memorial Stage is under construction now and should be complete by the end of September.

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  2. Train car catches fire in NewportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 24 | KAIT-TV

    NEWPORT, AR - The Newport Fire Department worked a coal fire on Sunday. According to the fire department, one engine responded to the fire which happened in a train car.

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  3. Hands-on 'Soybean College' set for Aug. 18 in Newport, Ark.Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Deltafarmpress

    Mark your calendar for the inaugural 2016 Soybean College on August 18 at the Newport Research Station at Newport, Ark. The event starts at 8:00 a.m. and runs through 5:00 p.m. "We've been thinking about a more hand-on event for the last couple of years," says Jeremy Ross, Arkansas Extension soybean specialist.

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  4. Man jailed, told firefighter he planned to shoot policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    JACKSON COUNTY, AR - A conversation between a man and a firefighter turned into a threat against police officers. Jackson County Sheriff's Captain Ricky Morales tells Region 8 News a white male, about 66 years old, flagged down a Newport firefighter Thursday on McClain Street.

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  5. Science camp to teach kids about wildlifeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... meeting location is at the Visitor Information Center at the Jacksonport State Park located at 205 Avenue Street in Newport. Admission for each participant is $10 for each day or $25 for all three. The registration deadline is Monday, July 18, at 3 ...

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  6. Pulaski deputy arrested for sexual assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 | Arkansas Times

    The State Police said Michael Graff , 29, a deputy in the Pulaski County jail, was taken into custody Monday night as a suspect in sexual assault of a female prisoner. A news release said a 26-year-old inmate being taken alone to the state McPherson Unit prison in Newport was allegedly assaulted by Graff south of Searcy. 1 comment

  7. Helen V. NealRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | The Medina Gazette

    ... Neal Simon; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and sister, Juanita (O.T.) Reed Ivory of Newport, Arkansas. Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, William Neal; son, Billy L. Neal; brothers, Samuel Reed, Jr., ...

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  8. Ex-prison chaplain says guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 6 | NWAonline

    ... shirt and dark slacks, pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting three female inmates at the McPherson Women's Unit in Newport. Initially charged with 50 counts that carried a possible 500 years in prison, Dewitt was sentenced to 10 years each on three ...

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  9. Tuesday: An open line and news roundupRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Arkansas Times

    Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce of Newport announced today that Kenneth Dewitt, 67, of Patterson, a former chaplain at the McPherson women's prison in Newport, has pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree sexual assault and will receive a 10-year prison sentence, with five years suspended, on each count. Ernie Dumas weighs Hillary Clinton's candidacy in light of her defense of issues phony and legitimate, including the e-mail matter that reached at least one investigative conclusion today.

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  10. Former prison chaplain pleads guilty to sexual assault, to get 5 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 5 | Arkansas Times

    Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce of Newport announced today that Kenneth Dewitt , 67, of Patterson, a former chaplain at the McPherson women's prison in Newport, has pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree sexual assault and will receive concurrent 10-year prison sentences, with five years suspended, on each count. Dewitt resigned as a chaplain in September 2014 after admitting "an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate [another chaplain]," Boyce said.

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  11. Burgess let go of some collectiblesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | NWAonline

    STILL ROCKIN' BUT ROLLIN': Original Sun recording artist Sonny Burgess, a longtime member of Sonny Burgess and the Pacers, is pulling up stakes in his longtime hometown of Newport to move in with his son in Little Rock. He's sold his Newport home, and a sale, mostly of his furnishings, will be held beginning at 9 a.m Saturday by Grady Auctions & Realty at the home at 329 Wilkerson Drive.

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  12. he's Making a DifferenceRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 30 | Texarkana Gazette

    NEWPORT, Ark. - More than 80 volunteers from four Texas churches tore out walls, built a wooden stage and painted inside the old Calhoun Street Church of Christ building near the White River in Newport on June 13. Others cleaned the church grounds and a basketball court in the searing heat.

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  13. RecordsRead the original story

    Jun 29, 2016 | Times-Dispatch

    Born June 4, 1954, in Newport, he was the son of Donald and Iona Felton Baker. He was a farmer, partner in Coffman Baker Enterprises and a member of the Alicia Baptist Church.

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  14. Former Arkansas prison chaplain's sex-assault trial setRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | NWAonline

    Prosecutors will try a former prison chaplain charged with 50 counts of sexual assault involving three female inmates in Jackson County Circuit Court on Aug. 11, said Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce. Police accuse Dewitt, who was the prison chaplain at the Arkansas Department of Corrections McPherson Unit for women in Newport, of having sexual relationships with three inmates.

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  15. Copy-August trial date set for ex-chaplain accused of sex assaultRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | KAIT-TV

    NEWPORT, Ark. - A preliminary trial date has been set for a former Arkansas women's prison chaplain charged with 50 counts of sexual assault after authorities say he coerced three inmates into engaging in sexual acts.

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  16. Leslie "Les" Wayne PhillipsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2016 | Bangor Daily News

    Mr. Leslie "Les" Wayne Phillips of Newport, Arkansas, departed this life on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the age of 67. He was born February 2, 1949 in Bangor, Maine, the son of Bertrand E. and Marjorie D. Phillips. Mr. Phillips was a 1967 graduate of Bangor High School, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Maine in 1971.

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  17. Newport resident gives youth in Jackson County town hopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | NWAonline

    More than 80 volunteers from four Texas churches tore out walls, built a wooden stage and painted inside the old Calhoun Street Church of Christ building near the White River in Newport on June 13. It's part of an ongoing process begun last year by Phil Brown, 44, a former television producer who grew up in Newport, aimed at helping restore a once vibrant Jackson County community knocked down by violence and crime. He envisions holding mentoring programs for children in the old church, along with providing meals, games, educational assistance and other activities in a safe environment.

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  18. Newport has grand opening for new McDonald'sRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    NEWPORT, AR - The city of Newport hosted the grand opening of their new McDonald's on Malcolm Avenue Thursday morning. The fast-food chain opened at 6:00 a.m. and they held their ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:00 a.m. Members from the Newport Chamber of Commerce attended the event.

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  19. The nation's weatherRead the original story

    Jun 15, 2016 | The Madison Press

    ... Heat advisories were issued in a handful of states from the southern and central Plains to the Mississippi Valley. Newport, Ark., recorded a midday high of 92 degrees with a heat index of 109 degrees. Stillwater, Okla., recorded a midday high of 94 ...

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  20. Attorney David Couch Wields Initiatives To Change the LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | ArkansasBusiness.com

    ... initiated act as a way to liberalize Arkansas law - blame Jesus. "I grew up in the Holden Avenue Church of Christ in Newport, Arkansas," Couch said. "Jesus loves all the children, red and yellow, black and white. That's it. That's my politics." That ...

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