POLICE & FIRE
Federal lawmen commended the role that state and local agencies played in the sweep Thursday which netted 11 Hope-area drug trafficking suspects.
Federal, state and local authorities have arrested 11 Hope-area residents in connection with a series of federal drug charges involving the large-scale distribution of methamphetamine in the Hope and Hempstead County area.
Nearly 1,400 lifers in California's prisons have been released over the past three years in a sharp turnaround in a state where murderers and others sentenced to life with the possibility of parole almost never got out.
Nine Hope High School students went to court in Little Rock recently and came away with top 10 honors in the Arkansas Bar Association State High School Mock Trial Competition.
Eighth Judicial District-North Prosecuting Attorney Christi McQueen said she could not comment Thursday on a sealed probable cause affidavit in connection with multiple charges against a Hope man accused in the rape of a juvenile.
It's the conversation that Hope Public Schools Superintendent Bobby Hart actually does not want to have with the school board.. but, it is coming.
Local investigators are progressing toward a resolution of a January armed robbery at a local pizza outlet, Hope Police Chief J. R. Wilson said Monday.
Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Aaron Blaylock was sentenced today for armed bank robbery of First Financial Bank in El Dorado.
Hempstead County lawmen are scratching their heads over the case of the parked stolen truck.
Both sides in a federal appeal of the 1997 capital murder conviction of a Nevada County man currently on death row agree that he has a mental disease or defect; but, they disagree whether it renders him incompetent.
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