Garland County Newswire

Garland County Newswire

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  1. Tornado injures 6 people, damages homes in stateRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | NWAonline

    ... power lines closed some roads for at least part of the day Saturday, including sections of Arkansas 270 in Garland County and parts of several roadways in White County, according to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. On Saturday ...

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  2. Lawyer says DNA test ordered in Arkansas murder case excludes ex-police chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | NWAonline

    A DNA sample from a former Hot Springs police chief submitted in connection with the 2011 death of a Hot Springs Village police dispatcher was excluded as a match to DNA found on the victim, the former chief's attorney said Friday. The acquisition of the DNA sample from David Flory was the result of a court order issued Tuesday by Garland County Circuit Judge John Homer Wright in response to a motion filed by the attorneys for Kevin Conway Duck, 33, who is set to stand trial next week on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Dawna Natzke, 46, whose body was found Dec. 31, 2011.

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  3. Order seeks DNA of ex-police chief in '11 murder caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 23 | NWAonline

    ... his girlfriend, Dawna Natzke, 46, whose body was found Dec. 31, 2011, submerged in a pond near Jessieville. Garland County Circuit Judge John Homer Wright issued the order Tuesday requiring the state to get a DNA sample from David Flory to be ...

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  4. Woman dies 10 days after accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 21 | NWAonline

    An Arkansas woman died Sunday of injuries she sustained after her vehicle ran off a highway, hit a tree and overturned in Garland County earlier this month, officials said. Karrie Langston, 46, of Jessieville was driving east on Arkansas 192 near Mountain Pine around 6:45 p.m. March 9, according to an Arkansas State Police report.

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  5. Arkansas woman dies after vehicle hit tree, overturnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 20 | Arkansas Online

    An Arkansas woman died Sunday of injuries she sustained after her vehicle ran off a highway, hit a tree and overturned in Garland County earlier this month, officials said.

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  6. LR man gets 30 years for sex assault of girlRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 16 | NWAonline

    A Little Rock man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to the 2015 rape of a 10-year-old girl in Hot Springs. Derek Sean Johninson, 43, who was scheduled to stand trial March 27, appeared before Garland County Circuit Judge Marcia Hearnsberger to enter his plea to the felony charge, punishable by up to life in prison, and in addition to prison time was ordered to register as a sex offender and pay a $250 registration fee.

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  7. The Everything Is Awful EditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 10 | Arkansas Times

    Proposed massive changes to health care law at the state and federal level, the despicable successful lobbying by some elected officials to keep vacant federal facility in Garland County from being used as a shelter for refugee children and one of the worst weeks ever in the state legislature - all covered on the podcast this week. Subscribe via iTunes .

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  8. To raise revenue, Texarkanan proposes voluntary fee on billRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 10 | NWAonline

    ... various animal shelter and Fire Department services, a move that could generate about $119,000 a year. The Garland County Quorum Court in November voted to assess a similar voluntary $10 tax to support animal control services, prompting numerous ...

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  9. Hot Springs man handed 15 years; shot ex-colleagueRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 10 | Arkansas Online

    HOT SPRINGS -- A former employee of Garland County Habitat for Humanity's Re-Store who shot and injured a co-worker in 2015 was sentenced to 15 years in prison Monday in Garland County Circuit Court.

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  10. Arkansas site no longer considered for immigrant shelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 9 | The Courier

    An Arkansas congressman says a facility in Garland County is no longer being considered for use as a temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children. Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman released a letter Wednesday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that said it is "no longer considering" the vacant Ouachita Job Corps facility in Royal as a possible shelter for unaccompanied minors age 17 or younger.

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  11. Migrant kids' shelter off near Hot SpringsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 9 | NWAonline

    ... U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday that it is no longer considering the federal Garland County property for use as a shelter for minors apprehended after illegally entering the United States. The decision, which answers ...

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  12. U.S. department says it won't use Arkansas site as temporary shelter for migrant childrenRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 8 | NWAonline

    ... statement, saying he is "pleased the Department of Health and Human Services listened to the concerns of Garland County residents and local officials." "This plan by the Obama Administration was ill-conceived and did not take seriously the protests ...

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  13. Feds drop plans for shelter for refugee children in ArkansasRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 8 | Arkansas Times

    Another victory for those who'd snuff out the beacon on the Statute of Liberty: Arkansas complaints and a change in presidential administration have prompted the end of a plan to use a vacant Job Corps facility in Garland County as a temporary shelter for refugee children, many of whom have endured unspeakable home lives and travel to try to reach family and/or simple safety in the United States. U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman is quite proud of his work in keeping these desperate children out of a rural facility near Royal that once had been used to train U.S. kids with some often difficult pasts trying to better themselves.

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  14. Arkansas man accused last year of zip-tying girl, 4, to furniture sentenced to 10 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 8 | NWAonline

    A Hot Springs man accused last year of abusing his girlfriend's 4-year-old daughter, including zip-tying her to furniture, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday in Garland County Circuit Court. Clarence Eugene Reed, 48, who has remained in custody in lieu of $100,000 bond since his arrest Aug. 12, pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree domestic battery and was sentenced to 10 years.

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  15. Donations a possible tool for shoring up city budgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 8 | Texarkana Gazette

    ... various animal shelter and fire department services, a move that could generate about $119,000 a year. The Garland County, Ark., Quorum Court last November voted to assess a similar voluntary $10 tax to support animal control services, prompting ...

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  16. Ex-principal at Arkansas middle school admits sexual indecency with teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 7 | NWAonline

    A retired Lake Hamilton Middle School principal arrested twice for sexual indecency involving a 13-year-old student was sentenced to five years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to felony charges in Garland County Circuit Court. Lester Dewayne Curry, 61, of Glenwood appeared with his attorney, Brent Miller, and pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual indecency with a child and was sentenced to five years on each count, to run concurrently.

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  17. Former Lake Hamilton princpal pleads in student sex caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 6 | Arkansas Times

    ... in the case, McQuary said. She came forward after news of Curry's arrest. Curry, then 60, was arrested by the Garland County sheriff's office last June. The charge concerned a 13-year-old student. In December he was charged again with assaulting the ...

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  18. Head-on wreck kills 1 Arkansas driver, injures another, state police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 6 | Arkansas Online

    One driver was killed and another was injured Sunday morning in a head-on wreck in Garland County, police said.

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  19. PHOTOS: Wreck on Hot Springs artery backs up traffic for milesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 4 | NWAonline

    ... intersection with the south end of Higdon Ferry Road. About 2 p.m. Thursday, Bo Robertson, director of the Garland County Department of Emergency Management, said the truck had been placed upright, and the Emergency Management department and the ... 1 comment

  20. Judicial panel says file closed on NaramoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 4 | NWAonline

    All discipline-related allegations against Garland County Circuit Judge Wade Naramore have been dismissed, according to the Arkansas Judicial Discipline & Disability Commission. Naramore was acquitted at trial in the hot-car death of his 17-month-old son, and the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Feb. 23 that Naramore could return to the bench despite an ongoing investigation by the commission.

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