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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
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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.

Updated Dec 19, 2014 at 2:35 PM

Prison officials say 29-year-old Jesse James, of Conway, has died while incarcerated in the Arkansas Department of Corrections, Grimes Unit, after an apparent suicide attempt.

Updated Dec 17, 2014 at 2:07 PM

The last 12 months may well mark the beginning of the end for the death penalty in America.

Updated Dec 11, 2014 at 3:29 PM

On December 9, 2014, at about 6 p.m., the Newport Police Department was dispatched to Fortune Inn (901 Hwy 367 North), Room 141, in reference to a person possibly being deceased.

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