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Wreck on US Highway 71 delaying traffic

A wreck involving at least one school bus and a vehicle on US Hwy. 71 south of Potter has traffic backed up in both directions. Traffic is being stopped between Shadow Mountain RV Park and  Iron Mountain. Authorities on scene are the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Mena Police Department, and Arkansas State Police. Several ambulances have been on scene transporting ...

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Stand-off Results in Fatality

On Wednesday, June 15, 2016, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office took a report of harassment by an adult male towards a minor female. A deputy with the Sheriff’s Office and an officer with the Drug Task Force went to a residence to speak with the suspect. Upon arrival, the suspect was found in the front yard holding a firearm. Officers ...

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Law Enforcement Seize $4.3 Million Worth of Marijuana Plants

BY MELANIE BUCK – Local law enforcement has harvested over $4.3 million worth of marijuana plants. The Polk County Sheriff’s Department, along with the 18th West Judicial Drug Task Force and the U.S. Forest Service conducted a two-day marijuana seizure operation on Thursday and Friday. Polk County Deputy Sheriff Scott Sawyer reported that 4,306 plants were recovered on Thursday and ...

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Two Polk County Men Face 1st Degree Murder Charges in Logan County

BY MELANIE BUCK – Two Polk County men are facing charges of 1st Degree Murder, Aggravated Robbery, and Possession of a Firearm by Certain Persons in Logan County, Arkansas, following the homicide investigation of a 60-year old Booneville man. Joseph Oliah Hals Brown, age 32, of Hatfield, and Nick Charles Stoicu, age 39, no address given, were arrested in Polk ...

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