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Charge upgraded in White County slaying

 

The Daily Citizen reports that authorities say 41-year-old Stephen Wayne Keirsey Jr. acted in a premeditated fashion in the Oct. 27 killing of 26-year-old Kaitlyn Moudy.

Moudy's body was found by her mother at a home near Romance. Police say Moudy died from a gunshot wound.

Keirsey was arrested a day after the slaying and is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond.

Prosecutors have not said whether they would pursue the death penalty for Keirsey.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AHTD to hold public meeting in Searcy

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) will hold a Public Involvement meeting in Searcy to discuss a proposed extension of Highway 13, according to AHTD officials.

Plans call for constructing an extension of Highway 13 on new location in southwest Searcy that would begin at Highway 267 and continue northward to Highway 36.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 16th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Valley Baptist Church, 3328 Highway 36 West, in Searcy. 

The public is invited to visit anytime during the scheduled hours to view displays, ask questions and offer comments.  For more information, contact the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department’s Environmental Division at 501-569-2281.

(Source: Arkansas Highway & Transportation Dept.)

Griffin beats Elliott for Ark. 2nd District seat

Griffin, a former interim U.S. attorney at Little Rock, served formerly in the Bush White House. Elliott is a state senator from Little Rock.

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GOP's Rick Crawford tops Dem Chad Causey in 1st District

With Crawford's victory, Republicans will now occupy three of the four Arkansas seats in the U.S. House, as well as one of the two Arkansas seats in the Senate. The 4-2 GOP majority in the state's total congressional delegation is the first such majority since Reconstruction.

Crawford owns a farm-news network for radio broadcasts, while Causey was formerly chief of staff for Democratic Congressman Marion Berry, who chose not to seek re-election this year.
Green Party nominee Ken Adler was a negligible factor in the 1st District race.

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Halloween weekend Searcy Police incident report

Daily Incident Report Log for Searcy Police Department

Weekend Oct. 29-31

On 10/29/10 at 12:50 a.m., the Searcy Police Department responded to the Clinic Street regarding a domestic disturbance. One male was arrested for driving while intoxicated, refusal to submit, driving left of center, and no proof of insurance.

On 10/29/10 at 10:10 a.m., the Searcy Police Department took a report of breaking or entering if a vehicle at the 600 block of Chrisp. Items were stolen from the unlocked vehicle.

On 10/29/10 at 10:40 a.m., the Searcy Police Department responded to the 300 block of N. Clinic regarding theft of services.

On 10/29/10 at 2:52 p.m., the Searcy Police Department took a report of breaking or entering of a vehicle at the 100 block of N. Poplar. Medication was stolen from the unlocked vehicle.

On 10/29/10 at 4:36 p.m., the Searcy Police Department responded to the 500 block of W.

Greyhound returning to service to several Ark. communities

Service will return to Bald Knob; Jonesboro; Marked Tree; Newport; Searcy; and West Memphis, Ark., giving customers easy connectivity to the 3,800 destinations Greyhound serves.

During the first week of service, Greyhound is offering a $1 fare special for customers traveling to and from these locations. This service is provided by the 5311(f) subsidy from the State of Arkansas.

"We know the importance of providing essential intercity bus service to rural communities that may have limited transportation options," said Shanna Kilpatrick, district manager, Greyhound. "With this new service, we hope to attract old and new customers to the convenient and affordable service for which Greyhound is known."

For fare and ticket information, visit www.greyhound.com or call 1-800-231-2222.

(Source: Greyhound)

Daily incident report log for Searcy Police Department

On 10/27/10 at 6:00 a.m., the Searcy Police Department responded to Meadowlake Circle regarding criminal mischief. A vehicle was damaged.

On 10/27/10 at 8:58 a.m., the Searcy Police Department responded to Walrose Circle regarding a commercial burglary. One male was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

On 10/27/10 at 11:18 a.m., the Searcy Police Department took a report regarding an animal case.

On 10/27/10 at 12:30 p.m., the Searcy Police Department responded to the 1200 block of Skyline regarding a battery report.

On 10/27/10 at 12:16 p.m., the Searcy Police Department took a report of the fraudulent use of a credit card.

On 10/27/10 at 12:30 p.m., the Searcy Police Department responded to Walrose Circle regarding terroristic threatening.

On 10/27/10 at 1:05 p.m., the Searcy Police Department responded to the 200 block of E. Race regarding a counterfeit bill.