Oct 31, 2013
Staff photo by Jim Williamson A wrecker service operator attaches a chain to remove Nina Hinton's Mercury about 9 a.m. Thursday in Wilton, Ark.
Judge orders new trial for Tim Howard
Circuit Judge Charles Yeargan today ordered a new trial for Tim Howard, a Little River County man who was sentenced to death in 1999 for the 1998 murder of Brian and Shannon Day.
Scrutiny planned for Death Row inmate's hearing
A criminal justice reform group, the Center for Prosecutor Integrity, says it will be monitoring the hearing next Monday in Little River County on allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in the 1999 murder case that sent Timothy Howard t o Death Row in the slayings of Brian and Shannon Day.
Ashdown officials say train derailment unreported
The derailment of a Kiamichi Railroad train in southwestern Arkansas near a neighborhood and two schools was not reported by the Oklahoma-based company, according to city officials in Ashdown and law enforcement in Little River County.
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New mural captures history of Ashdown
The mural has become a painted memoir of Ashdown and Little River County, depicting scenes of the Little River County historic courthouse and the driving economic forces of a railroad engine, forests and cotton.