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Stories from Thursday, August 16, 2012

Police warn of scam (08/16/12)
Blytheville police are warning residents of a phone scam. According to Capt. Scott Adams, several citizens reported receiving a phone call and the Nigerian caller claims they won $5 million and $50 million sweepstakes. They are asked to send $499 before being given the sweepstakes money. Adams said citizens should not give out their personal information or send money...
Langston laments lack of solution on jail fees (08/16/12)
Just prior to Wednesday morning's Police and Fire Committee meeting, Blytheville City Councilwoman Missy Langston lamented that there is no permanent solution to the long-standing jail fees issue.
Fueling center being built on Moultrie (08/16/12)
Construction began on the new Kroger Fueling Center this week.
Committee OKs purchase of new fire truck (08/16/12)
A request for a new fire truck cleared the Police and Fire Committee Wednesday morning and is now headed to the full Blytheville City Council.
30 applicants for vacant ANC post (08/16/12)
Arkansas Northeastern College is well on its way to finding its new college president, according to Interim President June Walters, who told the board of trustees Wednesday that the school has already received right at 30 applications for the position.
Senior Center has fundraiser in the works (08/16/12)
In spite of a rough year financially, the Mississippi County Senior Center is gearing up for a boost in funding through local pledges, a new funding cycle and a fundraising event, all of which should help curb the organization's financial needs.
Traffic stops lead to drug arrests (08/16/12)
Traffic stops have led to several drug-related arrests for area law enforcement so far this August.
K9 unit joins local law enforcement (08/16/12)
The Interstate Criminal Interdiction Unit of the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department recently welcomed a new K9 officer into its ranks.
Late deposit delays cashing of city paychecks (08/16/12)
Some city of Blytheville workers had trouble cashing their paychecks Wednesday morning.
Blytheville Police reports -- 8-15-12 (08/16/12)
Recent reports from the Blytheville Police Department:
Wallace J. Cupples (08/16/12)
Mr. Wallace Cupples, 90, of Blytheville, died Tuesday at NEA Baptist hospital in Jonesboro.
Mary Jane Ramos Langston (08/16/12)
Mrs. Mary Jane Ramos Langston, 47, of Osceola, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Jonesboro.
City needs plan to solve jail fee issue (08/16/12)
An out-of-court settlement appears to be the best possible outcome in the short term as the county tries to collect overdue jail fees from the city of Blytheville.
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