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$4.34 million in Outdoor Recreation Grants

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Monday that the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism is awarding $4.34 million in Outdoor Recreation Grants to projects within 29 counties across the state. Recipients include: Camden (Ouachita County) to install inclusive play equipment and accessibility

A proposal to lower the age a person could be charged as an adult

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A proposal to lower the age a person could be charged as an adult is moving forward at the state house. Today, Senate Bill 3 passed a Senate Judicial Committee. This would repeal the “Raise the Age” law from 2017, which was part of a criminal justice reform effort. That law mandated anyone under the age of 18

Guilty Plea

EL DORADO, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — On February 7, 2024, reports confirmed that Jardayques Kesee pled guilty for his alleged involvement in the homicide of Nathan Rainey, Jr. In August 2022, officers of the El Dorado Police Department responded to a disturbance. Upon arrival, authorities discovered Rainey deceased in his apartment. According to

Two shooting suspects in Camden

Camden, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — Two shooting suspects in Camden are granted continuance for a shooting that happened back in 2022, while two others receive prison sentences. Keaton Arnold– Tyrese Henry– Carlton Henry– and Zykeia Gulley were all charged in the fatal shooting of Andretti Austin on September 6, 2022. Officers discovered

SAU President to Henderson Chancellor

Arkansas State University System President Chuck Welch today announced the appointment of Arkadelphia native and longtime higher education administrator Dr. Trey Berry as Henderson State University’s next chancellor, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Berry is an Arkansas historian, professor, former dean and provost. Since 2015, he has served as

$203 Million purchase to go to Camden

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible foreign military sale to the Government of France of AGM-114R2 Hellfire missiles and related equipment for an estimated cost of $203 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of the possible sale on Monday. The

Drug Task Force Arrests

The 13th Judicial District Drug Task Force has released a statement detailing a three-month regional narcotics investigation conducted in cooperation with local, state and federal agencies. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office previously announced the arrests of five county residents in connection with the operation. They are charged with a

SAU Enrollment Up

Thursday, Southern Arkansas University System trustees heard about recent highlights involving the Magnolia and East Camden campuses. President Dr. Trey Berry said there are 5,094 students on the Magnolia campus, which is a 15% increase from the fall of 2021.

Federal Sentencing

The final member of a South Arkansas drug trafficking organization was sentenced Wednesday to federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine. Pharell Bronse Jackson, 32, of El Dorado, was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison and a three-year term of supervised release. Federal authorities said Jackson and his drug trafficking organization

Minden High student, 17, shot in her back

COTTON VALLEY, La. (KSLA) — A Minden High student is recovering after being shot in her back at a trail ride on the last weekend of her summer break. The shooting occurred about 9:37 p.m. Saturday, July 30, five days before Webster Parish students are due to return to start the 2022-23 school year. The 17-year-old was in critical condition