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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
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Updated Mar 17, 2015 at 4:02 PM

Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce announced Monday, that 65-year-old James Leon Clay, of Georgetown, Del. was officially charged with murder in the first degree.

Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 9:57 AM

As prisons continue to grow and states struggle to pay the costs, the disastrous consequences of the prison industrial complex have come into focus.

Updated Mar 10, 2015 at 4:08 PM

Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas announced Tuesday that an arrest has been made in a nearly 50 year old murder investigation.

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce announced today the guilty plea entered by Christopher Lee, 22, of Jonesboro, to Aggravated Robbery. Lee received a 10 year sentence in the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Updated Feb 6, 2015 at 10:02 AM

Prison is not a pleasant place. Every single occupant has committed a crime or series of crimes, each defying the laws and morals of society. That reluctance to conform doesnít end at the prison gate. Within the prison walls, many inmates continue...

Updated Jan 21, 2015 at 10:51 AM

This week, the nation commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Leading black members of Congress chose to remember Dr. King at an event hosted by the Wellspring United Methodist Church in Ferguson, Missouri.

Updated Dec 30, 2014 at 2:39 PM

On December 27, 2014, at about 4:16 PM, Newport Police Department officers were dispatched to 1222 Congress in reference to a suicide that had just occurred.

Updated Dec 30, 2014 at 2:35 PM

On December 28, 2014, at about 10:46 AM, Newport Police Department officers were dispatched to Harmony Homes Apartments, located at 1110 N. Pecan Street, in reference to a shooting.

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