State vs Matthew Hunter Frost: Count I – domestic battery in the second degree, in violation of Ark. Code Ann. 5-26-304(a)(4), in that on or about October 9, 2020, the said defendant, with the purpose of causing physical injury to a family or household member, namely S. A., a juvenile twelve…

As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, the Mena Fire Department reminds residents:

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 31, 2020 – September 6, 2020. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may su…

State vs James D. Cochran: Count I – failure to appear, in violation of Ark. Ann. 5-54-120, a Class “C” Felony, in that on or about August 10, 2020, the said defendant, did unlawfully fail to appear to answer a felony charge in CR 2020-0060, without reasonable excuse subsequent to having bee…

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 24, 2020 – August 30, 2020. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may subm…

There has been extensive flooding throughout Scott County, and there will be more expected tonight and into tomorrow morning. Scott County Deputies, AGFC Wildlife Officers, Waldron PD Officers, Mansfield PD Officers, and Arkansas State Troopers have been out checking on flooded residences, c…

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 10, 2020 – August 16, 2020. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may subm…

“Heavy rainfall overnight and through noon yesterday has caused major damage to our county roads, bridges, and drainage structures. Although there is damage countywide, It appears that the heaviest damage occurred in northern and western parts of Polk County,” shared Polk County Judge Brando…

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of August 3, 2020 – August 9, 2020. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit…

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of July 27, 2020 – August 2, 2020. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit …

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of July 20, 2020 – July 26, 2020. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit d…

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two juveniles from Mena. Chloe Kelley, age 12, and Raphael Overturf, age 15, were last seen in the early morning hours of Wednesday 7/22/20. They are believed to be together, driving a Gray 2016 Jeep Renegade (831-YMY Arkansas) taken without pe…

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The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two juveniles from Mena. Chloe Kelley, age 12, and Raphael Overturf, age 15, were last seen in the early morning hours of Wednesday 7/22/20. They are believed to be together, driving a Gray 2016 Jeep Renegade (831-YMY Arkansas) taken without pe…

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of July 13, 2020 – July 19, 2020. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit d…

Mena’s first responders are looking for citizens to support their efforts through blood donation with Arkansas Blood Institute. Those who give at the Boots & Badges blood drive on Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23, will provide blood needed to save local lives, such as those that …

Michelle Leann Golkhajeh was found not guilty because of mental disease or defect in the Polk County Circuit Court on Monday, July 13, 2020 for the Dec. 2018 death of her four-year-old daughter.

Arkansas Blood Institute is also offering FREE COVID-19 antibody testing for blood donors ages 18 and up atthis Boots & Badges Blood Drive. Test results will be mailed post-donation.* Donation appointments are needed to allow for recommended social distancing.Boots and Badges Blood Drive…

Mena’s first responders are looking for citizens to support their efforts through blood donation with Arkansas Blood Institute. Those who give at the Boots & Badges blood drive on Wednesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 23, will provide blood needed to save local lives, such as those that …

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of July 6, 2020 – July 12, 2020. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit do…

(LITTLE ROCK) – Law enforcement officers across Arkansas are set to begin a week-long concerted speed enforcement plan next week. The operation will be publicized across the state using a public message headline, “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine”.

The Howard County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call at 8:37 a.m. on July 10, 2020 reporting that someone had just shot Betty Burgess at her home located on Hwy 246 in Athens, Howard County. Sheriff’s deputies and investigators responded along with Arkansas State Police, Drug Task Force …

The Arkansas State Police is searching for a murder suspect who is believed to have shot a killed a Howard County woman this morning. The state police Criminal Investigation Division is coordinating the crime scene investigation while Highway Patrol ground and air troopers are among the law …

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of June 29, 2020 – July 5, 2020. The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts. Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit do…

(LITTLE ROCK) – As Arkansans prepare for the approaching July 4thIndependence Day holiday weekend, many families will include plans to travel across the state for cookouts and the customary summer festivities. However, experience and records tell us, some drivers and their passengers won’t m…

State vs James D. Cochran: Count I – possession of a schedule II controlled substance, in violation of Ark. Code Ann. 5-64-419(b)(1)(a), in that on or about May 7, 2020 the said defendant, unlawfully possessed methamphetamine, a schedule II controlled substance in an amount less than two gra…

The following information was received from Polk County Sheriff Scott Sawyer for the week of June 22, 2020 – June 28, 2020.  The charges against those arrested are allegations and the cases are still pending in the courts.  Individuals charged and whose names appear in this column may submit…

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On Thursday June 25th, 2020 at 11:57 a.m. the Mena Fire Department was dispatched for a passerby reporting smoke showing from roof of a residence located at 1107 9th Street. Upon arrival at 12:02 firefighters forced entry to the structure, located a small fire confined to a bedroom then exti…

A mischievous rodent was responsible for a fire in south Potter Tuesday morning that sent the Potter Rural Volunteer Firefighters and the Arkansas Forestry Commission scurrying to extinguish before it spread too far.

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On Monday, Nov. 3, a U.S. Forest Service work crew discovered the remains of an adult that appeared to be male.