Man gets 90 years for Crossett murder

The second of two men charged last year in the shooting death and robbery of a Crossett woman and the injury of her granddaughter has pleaded guilty to murder and several other crimes. Carl Robinson, 21, was sentenced to 90 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, residential burglary, first-degree battery and two counts of robbery in the July 2016 home invasion where 60-year-old Karen Sivek of Crossett was killed and her granddaughter … Continued

Weevils, hospitality students take good nutrition to children

Members of the University of Arkansas-Monticello football team recently joined students in the hospitality program at the UAM College of Technology-McGehee to provide nutrition advice to children enrolled in after-school programs at libraries in Star City, Warren and McGehee. Hospitality students demonstrated how to prepare different types of healthy snacks and meals with help from football team members. Children were encouraged to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables and to find fun physical activities … Continued

Southeast Arkansans woman dies in vehicle accident

A Cleveland County woman was killed Thursday night in a single-vehicle accident at Rye. Robin A. Barton, 53, of Rison was traveling north on Rye Cutoff Road at Gavin Lane when she failed to negotiate a curve on the wet road. Her vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. The accident occurred at 7:03 p.m. June 1. Travel conditions at … Continued

Anderson wins runoff

David Anderson, a Democrat and a former mayor who is currently serving as interim mayor, won a runoff Tuesday night against Joe Rogers for mayor of Monticello. Anderson garnered 554 votes while the Rogers, also a former mayor of Monticello and an independent, received 508 votes. Anderson will serve until December 31, 2018, completing the term of former Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker who resigned on January 17.: Final, Unofficial Results: David Anderson – 554 Joe … Continued

1 killed, 1 injured in head-on crash in Chicot County

A woman was killed early Wednesday morning when her Toyota Solara struck a Freightliner head-on in Chicot County. Jacqulyn McCabe, 30, of Cabot, was traveling west on U.S. 82 East, one mile west of the U.S. 65 junction, when her car crossed the center line of the highway and hit an eastbound Freightliner, according to an Arkansas State Police preliminary accident report. McCabe died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Freightliner, James … Continued

Man arrested in fatal shooting

  A Star City man has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting late Tuesday afternoon in Lincoln County. Lincoln County deputies responded a call shortly before 4:30 p.m. reporting gunshots on Greystone Lane. When deputies arrived at the residence, they discovered 27-year-old Todd Johnson of Star City in the front yard with a gunshot wound. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Mark Harris, 55, also of Star City, … Continued

Harris eligible for parole in 2026

A Monticello man sentenced as a teen to life without parole for capital murder in 1996 for the shooting death of a local auto dealer will be eligible for parole in less than 10 years. Derrick L. Harris, now 37, was resentenced to life with parole eligibility under the new statute for juveniles convicted of capital murder. He will be eligible for parole in 2026, 30 years from the date of his original sentence, less … Continued

Mayor runoff: May 30

Early voting in the runoff election between David Anderson and Joe Rogers for mayor of Monticello begins on May 23 and ends on May 26. The election is May 30. There will be no early voting on May 29 since the courthouse will be closed for Memorial Day. David Anderson, a Democrat and a former mayor who is currently serving as interim mayor, garnered 456 votes and finished first in a special election on May … Continued

Drew County woman arrested after high-speed chase

A Drew County woman is facing felony charges after leading law enforcement officials early Wednesday afternoon on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle on U.S. 425 South in Drew County. The chase, which was captured on a police dash camera, reached speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour, weaving in and out of traffic. The woman, identified as Haley Cheramie of Drew County, was stopped in a rolling-block when the truck she was driving … Continued

Star City students’ art included in state exhibit

Five Star City School District students from Jimmy Brown Elementary School and Star City High School will have their artwork included in the 2017 Arkansas Art Educators State Art Show. Artwork by Jimmy Brown Elementary School first grader Haylie Rhodes and second grader Madelyn Boardman will be included in the state art show. The Jimmy Brown Elementary School students are under the instruction of art teacher Suzi Davis. The state art show also includes artwork … Continued