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Pope County Sheriff addresses Riddle's arrest

The Pope County Sheriff’s Office wishes to acknowledge the U. S. Marshal Service in the apprehension of Aaron Lyle Riddle on Friday, August 28, 2015.  

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Tuesday 08/25/2015
Atkins, Pottsville and Pea Ridge Fire Departments fight Monday night apartment complex blaze
Updated: August 25, 2015 - 3:41 am

At approximately 8 p.m. Monday night, August 24, Pope County dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a structure fire involving an apartment complex located at the intersection of Avenue 4 NE and NE 7th Street in Atkins. 

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Monday 08/24/2015
64th Annual Dardanelle Riding Club Old Time Days Rodeo
Updated: August 25, 2015 - 2:01 am

The Yell County Mounted Patrol invites the River Valley community to their annual fundraiser, the 64th Annual Dardanelle Riding Club Old Time Days Rodeo. The event is scheduled for this weekend Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 and will begin at 8 p.m. The rodeo will be held at the Dardanelle Rodeo and Riding Club Arena located off of Highway 22 and Nebo Road. 

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Pope County Sheriff's Office seeks Wanted Rape Suspect
Updated: August 25, 2015 - 2:19 am

The Pope County Sheriff's Office is currently seeking Aaron Lyle Riddle (pictured), 35 of Hector. 

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RFD responds to report of smoke at Dwight Elementary
Updated: August 24, 2015 - 11:27 am

Just after 9 a.m. Monday morning, August 24, the Russellville Fire Department responded to Dwight Elementary after smoke was reported in the school. 

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Sunday 08/23/2015
Sunday evening shooting in Faulkner County
Posted: August 23, 2015

A shooting just before 7 p.m. may 30 Freeway Trail, Conway. Conway Cab gave several males a ride to the address and when they arrived, a argument over money in sued. One of the males held a gun to the cab drivers head. The driver fought, and the gun went off grazing his head. 

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Dover First Responders begin Annual Photo Fundraiser
Updated: August 23, 2015 - 6:53 pm

Dover First Responders along with JBT Marketing out of Benton will begin their Annual Photo Fundraiser and will be going door to door presenting the Dover community with the opportunity to have pictures taken. The fundraiser benefits the Dover First Responders. 

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Friday 08/21/2015
City Council breaks up a squawk
Updated: August 21, 2015 - 4:30 pm

The Russellville City Council held it's regular scheduled meeting Thursday, August 20 at 6 p.m.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Jacksonport State Park
Posted: August 21, 2015

Kimberly J. Williams, travel writer Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism

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Thursday 08/20/2015
CDC Press Release: Contact lens wearers report risky eye care behaviors leading to eye infections
Updated: August 20, 2015 - 11:23 pm

According to a national survey, nearly all contact lens wearers  report risky eye care behaviors that can lead to eye infections.

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Logan County Sheriff's Office seeks information concerning orange Corvette
Updated: August 20, 2015 - 11:24 pm

According to the Logan County Sheriff's Office a 1976 Corvette was stolen last Friday, August 14,  in the afternoon and was possibly seen on a trailer traveling east on Arkansas State Highway 22 between New Blaine and Delaware on Friday afternoon. 

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CDC News: Six Tips for College Health and Safety
Updated: August 20, 2015 - 10:26 pm

Going to college is an exciting time in a young person’s life. It’s a time for gaining new knowledge and experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. Here are a few pointers for college students on staying safe and healthy.

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NRC To Hold Public Meeting on Arkansas Nuclear One
Updated: August 20, 2015 - 10:41 pm

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will meet in Russellville, Ark., on September 17 with representatives of Entergy Operations to discuss preparations for a comprehensive inspection to be conducted in early 2016 at Arkansas Nuclear One. 

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26-year-old appears in bond hearing accused of Delivery of Meth
Updated: August 20, 2015 - 11:39 pm

Ben Taylor, 26 of Atkins, appeared in a felony bond hearing before District Court Judge Don Bourne accused of the charge of Delivery of Methamphetamine. Taylor appeared before the judge following his arrest on August 17 after he was served a warrant for his arrest while in custody in Conway County.

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Wednesday 08/19/2015
Driver injured in Wednesday MVA on South El Mira
Updated: August 19, 2015 - 5:07 pm

At 1:35 p.m. Wednesday, August 19, the Russellville Police Department, Russellville Fire Department, and Pope County EMS responded to a motor vehicle accident with injury that occurred just south of the Fairway Boulevard and South El Mira Avenue intersection. 

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Vote for Leaders' Choice Award businesses
Updated: August 19, 2015 - 1:12 pm

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CDC Press Release: Million Hearts launches annual blood pressure control challenge
Updated: August 19, 2015 - 10:18 am

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched an annual challenge on August 18 designed to identify and honor clinicians and health care teams that have helped their patients control high blood pressure and prevent heart attacks and strokes.

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Hatley Fire Department hosts Annual Pig Roast, Saturday September 12
Posted: August 19, 2015

The Hatley Fire Department invites the community to join the department as they host their Annual Pig Roast on Saturday, September 12. The Pig Roast will be held at the Hatley Fire Department and is set to begin at 5 p.m.

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Friday 08/14/2015
Arkansas State Police CID assisting Hazen Police in Friday drug store robbery
Updated: August 14, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division are assisting Hazen Police officers in the investigation of an armed robbery that occurred earlier today at the Prescription Shoppe, located at 202 South Livermore.

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AVTT Traveling Vietnam Wall to visit Russellville August 26-30
Updated: August 14, 2015 - 4:27 pm

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute   (AVTT) Vietnam Wall is coming to Russellville August 26-30, 2015 and will be set up and displayed at the Pope County Fairgrounds.

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Pope County Sheriff’s Department receives rifles from Entergy
Posted: August 14, 2015

Entergy recently made a contribution to the Pope County Sheriff’s Department in the form of rifles, accessories and training to help equip the Pope County Sheriff’s Department in performing its critical task of protecting local residents. 

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Thursday 08/13/2015
Senator Ted Cruz makes Russellville stop on campaign trail
Updated: August 13, 2015 - 10:35 am

The city of Russellville played host to presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz Wednesday, August 12.

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In Honor of James "Jim" Pate 1943-2015
Posted: August 13, 2015

After learning of the passing of Russellville Attorney James (Jim) Pate, age 72, on Monday night, August 10, residents of the community shared their thoughts with River Valley Leader concerning Mr. Pate, the life he lived and the legacy he will leave behind for others to cherish and share for generations to come.

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Wednesday 08/12/2015
Alliance payment, Pope County Cleanup discussed by Quorum Court
Updated: August 12, 2015 - 12:22 pm

Pope County Judge Jim Ed Gibson announced that the next county cleanup is scheduled for September 26.  To date approximately $4,150 has been collected from the sale from scrap metal collected during the cleanup and from area residents.  Money made from the cleanup goes into the county’s road fund.  Judge Gibson approved the discarding of a number of books from the Pope County library by sale or recycling.  Periodically the library cleans out books that have gone unused for three years or more.  Profits from the sale of the books go into the county’s general fund. 

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Tuesday 08/11/2015
Youth minister accused of Sexual Assault enters plea of 'not guilty,' trial set for October
Updated: August 11, 2015 - 11:57 pm

According to Pope County Circuit Court documents, a former Russellville college minister pleaded not guilty to four counts of third-degree sexual assault during a plea arraignment hearing held in Pope County Circuit Court on August 3.             

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Monday 08/10/2015
Pope County Sheriff’s Office seeks information concerning burglary suspects
Updated: August 10, 2015 - 6:38 pm

The Pope County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a series of burglaries in the area. 

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