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Stories from Saturday, February 28, 2009

Burglaries probed (02/28/09)
Blytheville Police are investigating several burglaries, according to reports from the department. At 9:50 p.m. Thursday, police were called to the 1100 block of Leawood, where Tiffany Darby reported that when she returned home from work, she found her home had been entered and several items were missing. Darby reported jewelry and a camera as missing with the value believed to be $6,250...
Club shooting under investigation (02/28/09)
The Mississippi County Sheriff's Department is investigating another shooting at The Entertainer Club on West Highway 18, just outside the Blytheville city limits. The shooting occurred around 2 a.m. when law enforcement personnel were called to the club for a report that a person was shot twice and needed medical assistance...
Celebrations set for Red Cross Month (02/28/09)
March is observed across the United States as Red Cross Month, and this year the Northeast Arkansas Chapter American Red Cross will celebrate the month as a 91-year-old chapter. The chapter was originally established Oct. 30, 1918, as the Mississippi County Chapter, with its chapter offices in Blytheville. ...
Cemetery cleanup in the works (02/28/09)
The cleanup effort continues around the Blytheville area from January's ice storm, and that includes the local cemeteries. Ignite chairman, the Rev. James Decanter of Ruddle Road Church of God, is organizing a cleanup effort of Elmwood Cemetery on Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m...
Food Pantry joins challenge (02/28/09)
The Blytheville Gosnell Area Food Pantry will once again join other hunger-fighting agencies around the country in participating in The Fienstein Challenge, which begins today and goes through April 30. For the 12th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger-fighting agencies to help them raise funds during March and April...
Upgrades eyed for landfill (02/28/09)
Members of the sanitation and landfill committee of the Mississippi County Quorum Court decided Thursday to purchase a backhoe and bulldozer for use at the landfill. The committee agreed to purchase a 2006 Caterpillar bulldozer for $84,000 and a 2009 Case backhoe for $56,618. Both pieces of equipment are needed for operations at the county landfill, said Gary Carmichael, landfill supervisor...
Local man hurt in industrial accident (02/28/09)
One man was flown to Regional Medical Center in Memphis Thursday afternoon after getting hurt on the job at a local factory. The man, whose name has not been released, reportedly got his hand caught in some machinery and was transported by Mississippi County EMS to Walker Park in Blytheville, where the Blytheville Emergency Squad had established a landing zone for a Hospital Wing Helicopter to land and pick up the patient, and then fly him to The Med for treatment...
School melee results in arrests (02/28/09)
Blytheville Police were called to the Blytheville High School cafeteria at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, to assist school officials when a fight broke out in the cafeteria, resulting in a large crowd of students gathering. Three students apparently began fighting in the cafeteria, with several other students gathering around, and eventually becoming involved in the disturbance. The three students were arrested and charged with fighting and disrupting school while in session...
Homes searched in animal cruelty probe (02/28/09)
The former animal control officer in Steele is under scrutiny.
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