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Stories from Thursday, January 8, 2009

Lights of the Delta wrapup (01/08/09)
More than 6,000 vehicles toured the Lights of the Delta Christmas lighting display at the Arkansas Aeroplex in 2008, said George Hubbard, executive director of the event. Hundreds of people work year-round to provide what has become the Mid-South's largest holiday lighting display, Hubbard said. "We have a minimum of six people working each night" the display is open, Hubbard said...
Tractor theft investigated (01/08/09)
Blytheville police are investigating the thefts of a tractor and a utility trailer from two separate businesses, according to reports. Police were contacted by Henry Nelson Sparrow, owner of the Lone Wolf Service Center on East Highway 18, that a tractor and front-end loader was missing from his business...
Lindsey investigation sidebar (01/08/09)
The following is an excerpt from the Blytheville Police Department's internal investigation of former police officer Dewayne Lindsey. The report was obtained from Lindsey's attorney, Jim Harris. This is the alleged paraphrased conversation during an Aug. 23 lunch break between Lindsey and Officer Terry Byrd, who said Lindsey tried to sell him a gun allegedly stolen on July 3 burglary call. It is paraphrased based on Byrd's written statement. Here is the report:...
Lindsey termination upheld (01/08/09)
In a 5-0 vote Wednesday night, the Blytheville City Council upheld former Blytheville police officer Dewayne Lindsey's Aug. 29 termination for allegedly stealing a gun during a burglary call and later trying to sell it to another officer. Councilwoman Shirley Connealy, Lindsey's step-grandmother, abstained from the vote as well as the discussion in the 1 1/2 hour executive session. ...
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