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Jail escapee pleas to 5 felonies

A Ray County Detention Center escapee who assaulted a Henrietta-area woman will spend a maximum 25 to 30 years behind bars. Gary O. Miller, of Rogers, Ark., plead guilty Wednesday…

Rogers falls to Powell in county clerk race

Fifth-term Democrat Lynn Rogers lost to Republican Glenda Powell by a mere 73 votes in Tuesday’s election for Ray County Clerk. Powell’s home precinct of Wood Heights propelled her win…

For Rogers, it’s about experience in tough times

For Democrat Lynn Rogers, his fifth term as Ray County Clerk is quickly coming to an end. But Rogers, currently pursuing his sixth term against Republican Glenda Powell, says he’s…

Police officers respond to assault with new TASER

A recent non-lethal weapon purchase by the Richmond Police Department proved to be money well-spent Tuesday evening. When interim Police Chief Chad Burnine left Tuesday evening’s Richmond City Council session…

Note in bathroom prompts evacuation of two schools

A Tuesday morning bomb scare temporarily evacuated one Richmond school and locked down another. Richmond High School faculty and staff learned around 10 a.m. that a note found in a…

Council approves lofts on square

A long sought-after downtown Richmond addition got another green light Tuesday evening. With the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission having already backed the move, the Richmond City Council unanimously amended…

Powell campaigns for ‘new ideas’ in clerk’s job

Glenda Powell might have her work cut out for her in about a week and a half. She knows that. She also might have her work cut out for her…

$1M Dear school storm shelter, gymnasium near completion

Inside and outside, Dear Elementary School’s new addition looks like any other grade-school gym. But the differences are significant. The walls, for example, are made from two layers of blocks,…

Henrietta sewer system an expensive fix

Henrietta’s sewer system may face an uncertain, expensive future. Still, a $400,000-plus water infrastructure project will soon begin. Engineers, contractors, Henrietta city officials and Richmond City Clerk Tonya Willim and…

Merits of police board debated

Neither Richmond City Attorney Chris Williams, nor interim Police Chief Chad Burnine, nor Police Personnel Board Chairman Terry Compton returned multiple requests for comment about the Police Personnel Board’s possible…