Category Archives: Local News

Jury Selection Cancelled for October 21, 2014

According to Sheriff James Singleton jury selection for October 21, 2014 has been cancelled.

Warrant for Forgery in the 2nd Degree

Robin Eakley

On October 15, 2014, at approximately 8 am, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Robin Eakley, 39, of Hope, with a warrant for Forgery 2nd degree.  Eakley was transported to the Hempstead County Detention Facility and held for a first court appearance for an incident that was reported on September 24, 2014 at approximately 4 pm concerning a check that was forged at a local business.

Burglary Leads to Arrest of Four


On October 15, 2014 at approximately 2126 hours, officers of the Hope Police Department arrested Ronreaco L. Muldrew, 24, of Hope, Jordan Williams, 25, of Texarkana, Zachery F. Lewis, 23, of Hope, and Sarah E. Cole, 25, of Hope, after officers responded to a burglary in progress.  The caller advised that she was home alone with a small child and several people were trying to get inside her home. Upon the arrival at the residence, officers observed a vehicle attempt to drive away.  Officers made contact with the driver of that vehicle, Jordan Williams.  Officers also made contact with several other individuals who were still located outside the residence.  Officers learned that at least one of the suspects had possibly previously lived at that same residence and were attempting to use their old key to gain entry.   Upon further investigation of the four suspects, officers located approximately a gram of a crystal rock like substance, more than four ounces of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana, and other random pills. Muldrew, Williams,  Lewis, and Cole were then transported to the Hempstead County Detention Facility.  Muldrew was charged with Criminal Trespass, Public Intoxication, and Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Purpose to Deliver Marijuana.  Williams was charged with Criminal Trespass, Possession of a Controlled Substance Meth, Possession of a Controlled Substance Prescription Drugs, and Resisting Arrest.  Lewis was charged with Criminal Trespass, Fleeing, and Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Purpose to Deliver Marijuana.  Cole was cited for Criminal Trespass.  Muldrew, Williams, and Lewis were held for a first appearance.

President Clinton Returns Home

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Former President Bill Clinton was in Hope Saturday (10-18) for a rally Democratic candidates.  He was joined by such candidates as Mike Ross who is running for governor.  Several hundred peopl turned out for the event at Hope’s Visitor Information Center.  Introducing Clinton was his boyhood friend and White House Chief of Staff Mack McLarty.032 - Copy - Copy 073 075

Fire Safety Day at Making Rainbows at ROC in Hope

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There were smiles all around while learning important fire safety tips during the annual Fire Safety Day at Making Rainbows of Rainbow of Challenges in Hope. Special thanks go to the Hope Fire Department and the pair of firefighters who gave the presentation and gave the children an up-close view of their fire engine.


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Presbyterians Honor Musician


The first Presbyterian Church honored their pianist and organist for ten years of service service to the church on Sunday October 19th. Rev. Kathleen Hignight presented Jonathan Bradford with a portrait which was painted by her husband Dan Hignight. 

“Maleficcent” on The Big Screen at Hempstead Hall Saturday October 18th

Brad Rogers from Hempstead Hall stopped by the Chamber to remind everyone about movie night Saturday October 18th at Hempstead Hall. On the big screen will be Disney’s “Maleficent” with Angelina Jolie. This is a retelling of the story of Sleeping Beauty from a different angle. “Maleficent” has been a major hit this year and you won’t want to miss this great movie on the big screen! Tickets are just $4 for all ages and the movie starts Saturday at 6:30pm. Don’t miss Disney’s “Maleficent” Saturday October 18th at 6:30pm at Hempstead Hall on the UACCH campus. For information visit

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