A local feeding ministry will be able to hand out food boxes once again to those battling food insecurity in central Arkansas.

From Mayflower Police Department and Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office reports

The remaining alternate jurors needed to serve in the capital murder trial against a 20-year-old Pine Bluff man accused of killing and kidnapping Elvia Fragstein in July 2018 were selected Tuesday afternoon.

From Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office reports

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MAYFLOWER — When asked to describe what type of person would be a hero, Keeton Woods immediately thought of his father. The Mayflower fire chief was also honored for his dedicated service Tuesday evening by Mayor Randy Holland.

Twelve jurors have been selected to serve in the capital murder case against a 20-year-old Pine Bluff man accused of kidnapping and killing Elvia Fragstein.

MAYFLOWER — The wastewater improvement project is back on track in Mayflower after aldermen gave the OK to pay the engineers heading the corrective action plan needed to make ADEQ-required repairs and avoid fines.

At least four people were criminally charged following a protest outside the Conway Police Department on Monday.

Jury selection in the capital murder case against Tacori D. Mackrell continued into the evening hours on Monday and is expected to take up to two weeks to complete.

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A local group pushing to increase the punishment range for those found guilty of a sexual indecency with a minor charge protested over the weekend and will be out collecting signatures on Friday.

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GUY – Elementary students at Guy-Perkins began celebrating Fabulous Fridays when Tammy Murry took over as principal in 2018. Though the festivities are organized a bit differently due to social-distancing restrictions, the elementary principal found a way to make it work.

Guy-Perkins Superintendent Joe Fisher was appointed last week by the Arkansas State Board of Education to serve on the Professional Licensure Standards Board.

Authorities are looking to identify those responsible for vandalizing neighborhood signage Tuesday night in Conway.

The capital murder case against Tacori D. Mackrell will begin Monday morning as scheduled, despite the defense team’s request to delay the trial over coronavirus exposure concerns.

A Vilonia man who reportedly claimed he had poisonous hot dogs and possibly a bomb in his bag outside the Eight Mile Store on Monday is currently behind bars in lieu of a $1,000 bond.

From Mayflower and the University of Central Arkansas police department reports

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit against the Kroger Co. store on Salem Road in Conway after two employees reportedly were fired for not abiding by the company’s new dress code even after they requested religious accommodations.

From Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office reports

When the pandemic hit and schools ended abruptly in March, local organizations like the Community Action Program for Central Arkansas were forced to think outside of the box and kick their efforts into overdrive to effectively serve those in need.

GREENBRIER — City officials unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday night opposing a county sales tax reallocation proposal that would redistribute a tax currently split 50/50 between the sheriff’s office and the county road fund if approved by Faulkner County voters in November.

A former Harding University satellite campus director is facing two counts of rape/forcible fondling charges.

A local Department of Human Services employee must appear for a contempt of court hearing in Faulkner County Circuit Court after she did not return to court as ordered during a domestic battery trial last week.

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QUITMAN — Quitman School District educators were prepared and ready to act when heavy winds and tornado-capable weather made its way across Faulkner County and into Cleburne County last week.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Arkansans won’t get its grade for its Labor Day performance for a couple of weeks.

The Conway Police Department has arrested a 23-year-old Faulkner County man in connection to a string of thefts that occurred between Aug. 17-30.

From Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office reports

Authorities believe two Forrest City residents are responsible for six aggravated robberies that occurred in Conway between July 26, 2019, through Sept. 4, 2019. The two men have since been charged in connection to a robbery that happened at a local pizza restaurant.

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