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Two Counts of Aggravated Assault on a Family Member

On 08/02/15 at approximately 12:25 AM, Officers of the Hope Police Department responded to a disturbance involving a man with a gun in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas. Preliminary Investigation indicated that an More »

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U of A Hope Prepares for Fall Semester with updates to Student Center

The University of Arkansas at Hope is making final preparations for the August 24th start of the fall semester with new furniture in the Student Center.  The college has also implemented a More »

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Hempstead County Under a Burn Ban Until Further Notice

Effective immediately, Hempstead County is under a burn ban until further notice. More »

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Texarkana Man Donates Motor Home to Be used as Mobile Office/Command Center

Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office Receives Generous Donation. Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton announced that his office has received a generous donation from Mr. Thomas Allen Jones of Texarkana, a 1991 40’ Diesel More »

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Hope Man Dies in One-Vehicle Accident

A Hope man died following a one-vehicle accident on Hempstead County Road 3 on Saturday (8-1). According to the Arkansas State Police, Ansoncion Marrufo-Hernandeze was a passenger in a 1996 Ford pick-up More »

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Howard County Disaster Recovery Center To Close August 5th

Howard Disaster Recovery Center will close August 5. Current hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and closed on Saturday & Sunday. The disaster recovery center is located at More »

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Suspect Apprehended

At approximately 3pm on July 29, 2015, investigators with the Hope Police Department arrested Travon Davis, 17, for Murder 1st Degree in connection with the homicide that occurred earlier today.  Davis was More »

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Hope Man Wanted for Murder 1st Degree

On July 29, 2015 at approximately 1:30 am, officers of the Hope Police Department responded the 400 block of East Berry Street in Hope, in reference to a person being shot.  Officers More »

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Nevada County Sheriff Danny Martin Warns Residents of Scam

The Nevada County Sheriff Dept has received several calls for citizens of Nevada County in reference to phone calls stating they have won several thousands of dollars from Publisher Clearing House. They More »

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Three Public Servants Visit Attorney General’s Mobile Office

Hope Police Department CID Lt. Jimmy Courtney, Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse and Hope Police Chief J.R. Wilson were on-hand to gree the mobile office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge at More »

Hope Man Wanted for Murder 1st Degree

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On July 29, 2015 at approximately 1:30 am, officers of the Hope Police Department responded the 400 block of East Berry Street in Hope, in reference to a person being shot.  Officers arrived and located a deceased victim, Ivory Conway Jr., 24, seated in a vehicle with what appeared to be several gunshot wounds. A warrant has been issued for Travon Davis, 17, black male, of Hope for 1st degree murder in connection with the incident.  Davis was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, dark shorts, and white shoes.  Davis is considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone who has any information concerning the whereabouts of Travon Davis should call the Hope Police Department at 870-777-3434, Detective Todd Lauterbach at 870-722-2576, or their local police department. 

Nevada County Sheriff Danny Martin Warns Residents of Scam

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The Nevada County Sheriff Dept has received several calls for citizens of Nevada County in reference to phone calls stating they have won several thousands of dollars from Publisher Clearing House. They are told to go to Wal- Mart and purchase a certain kind of money card for 1% of their total winnings and wait on PCH to call them back for the card number. PCH caller also stated if you wanted to keep your winning information quiet your check would be sent to you by UPS or FED X. Or if you choose to be on TV they would hand the check to you in person with their TV crew.

Sheriff Martin has made contact with PCH fraud department and was informed that PCH has received several calls from law enforcement agencies across the country in reference to this scam. PCH representative stated that they do not ask you to purchase any money card or to send them any money if you’re notified that you are a winner.

Sheriff Martin wants to remind everyone to use caution when giving personal information over the phone, and to report suspicious phone calls to your local law enforcement. 

Three Public Servants Visit Attorney General’s Mobile Office

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Hope Police Department CID Lt. Jimmy Courtney, Hempstead County Judge Haskell Morse and Hope Police Chief J.R. Wilson were on-hand to gree the mobile office of Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge at Hope City Hall Thursday.

Millwood State Park Still Closed

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Millwood State Park between Saratoga and Ashdown remains closed due to damage from spring and early summer floodwaters. It is not known at this time when the park will reopen. Park officials say they will announce the park’s reopening date, but that is dependent on park repairs. At this time, the only park facility in operation is the visitor center. Current hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and closed weekends. For further details, contact the park during those hours at 870-898-2800.

Meanwhile, park officials at another nearby park are urging caution because of the high heat index. Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro is urging park visitors to take precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses. Drink plenty of fluids but avoid beverages that contain caffeine or large amounts of sugar. Wear loose, cool clothing. Take breaks as needed in a shaded area. At first signs of heat illness, (dizziness, nausea, headaches, muscle cramps), move to a cooler location, rest for a few minutes, and slowly drink a cool liquid. Seek medical attention immediately if conditions do not improve. Keep pets safe during this heat wave, too. Be aware that high temperatures can lead to heat stroke in your dog causing permanent damage or death in a very short time.

DeQueen Man Dies In Garland County Accident

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A De Queen resident is dead and five others are injured in a one vehicle wreck Saturday morning in Garland County on Highway 70 east of Hot Springs. According to the preliminary report by Arkansas State Trooper Andrew Ault, a 2001 Ford Excursion driven by Maria Figueroa, 55, of De Queen, was westbound when she apparently crossed the eastbound lanes and left the roadway, striking a tree and overturning several times. Killed was Bernebe Figueroa. Injured was the driver as well as Rosa Valazuez, Rosalinda Figueroa, and Esperanza Trojillo. Also injured was a minor. The injured were taken to St. Vincent’s in Hot Springs and Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.

3 Dead In Weekend Traffic Accident Near Ozan

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Three people are dead in a one car accident discovered Sunday morning in rural Howard County. According to the Arkansas State Police, a 1997 Ford Mustang was traveling west on U.S. 278 at the junction with Highway 355 in the Murray Curve area between Nashville and Center Point when the driver, Jose G. Puente, 23, of Ozan, apparently failed to negotiate a curve. The report said the car left the roadway and collided with the embankment and became airborne. The car then overturned and the top collided with several trees. Puente was killed along with passengers Jesus Puente, 20, also of Ozan and Blake Harding, 26, of Nashville. All three victims were pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities are trying to ascertain if the accident occurred several hours earlier. Trooper Mason Glasgow investigated.

Sheriff’s Offers Gun Safety Program

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Hempstead County Sheriff to offer Eddie Eagle Firearm safety classes.

Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton and his deputies will be offering a program on gun safety for kids.

The program will be available to age’s Pre-Kindergarten – 1st grade and 2nd and third grades, day cares, churches and any group that has Pre – K through 3 grade age kids. Presentations will include a Parent’s Guide to Gun Safety that will be given to each child.

Eddie Eagle Gun Safe® program is a gun accident prevention program developed by a task force made up of educators, school administrators, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety officials, clinical psychologists, law enforcement officials and National Rifle Association firearm safety experts.

It began in 1988 with one mission: teach children four simple, easy to remember steps so they know what to do if they ever come across a gun.

  1. STOP
  2. DON’T TOUCH
  3. LEAVE THE AREA
  4. TELL AN ADULT

We talk about stranger danger; Internet safety, fire drills and more with children…so why not include gun safety?

The program makes no value judgments about firearms, no firearms are ever used, and it covers an important topic that needs to be addressed with kids. Like swimming pools, electrical outlets and matchbooks, firearms are simply treated as a part of everyday life. With firearms found in about half of all American households, it’s a stance that makes sense.

Neither Eddie nor any members of his Wing Team are ever shown touching a firearm, and there is no promotion of firearm ownership or use. The NRA does not make any sort of profit off the program, nor does it intend to. The goal of the Eddie Eagle Program is merely to prevent accidents and keep children safe.

The program will begin with the new school year to schedule a program Contact the Hempstead County Sheriff’s Office at 870-777-6727.