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Investigation continues in Arkansas jail narcotics

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas prosecuting attorney has called on state police to take over an investigation into allegations that a top jail administrator took a prescription narcotic meant for a prisoner.

The Log Cabin Democrat reports the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office concluded its internal investigation on Monday. The findings were forwarded to District Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland and have not been released. Hiland requested Arkansas State Police take control of the investigation.

The county announced earlier this month that Capt. Lloyd Vincent had resigned after being placed on leave. The investigation seeks to determine if Vincent had a role in a drug count discrepancy.

The county sheriff says the investigation was caused by a single incident and he has no reason to believe there were others.

Conway detention officer arrested, resigned

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – A Conway detention officer is under arrest.

The Faulkner County Sheriff's Office said July 26 just after midnight, Conway police were called to an apartment complex at 2730 Dave Ward Dr. about a loud party complaint.

When they arrived they spoke with 21-year-old Datavian Bowser. After an argument and a short struggle with officers, the Sheriff's office said Bowser was arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor (Bowser's roommate was 20-years-old and consuming alcohol), resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

The Sheriff's Office said Bowser had worked as a detention officer at Unit 1 for approximately seven months.

After Mr. Bowser was called in to start an internal investigation, he gave a short interview and resigned.

Tackling the storm: 'Gone Fishin' sign hangs out for tornado relief

MAYFLOWER, Ark. (KTHV) - With every passing week, people recovering from April's tornado find new challenges, but they also find new sources of help and hope. Sunday, tornado victims in Mayflower got free rods, bait, and tackle to help recover. While a nice day out on the lake may not sound like the most pressing necessity right now, it's exactly what some people needed.

Sunday was T.J. Sullen's first time fishing, and it didn't exactly as he had hoped, but that's ok because his mom, Barbara, was right there by his side to help him out, and it's something to take her mind off of the long recovery from April's tornado.

Barbara's family didn't lose everything in the storm but were one of more than 50 other families that cast their problems next to Lake Conway Sunday.

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

New website makes it easier to open a business in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Spurred by a recent groundswell of entrepreneurial activity in Arkansas, the Arkansas Secretary of State has partnered with the Information Network of Arkansas and created a website that helps first-time entrepreneurs find out how to open a business in the state.

Green Bay Packaging to Spend $30M for New Equipment at Morrilton Plant

Green Bay Packaging to Spend $30M for New Equipment at Morrilton Plant

Green Bay Packaging Inc. of Green Bay, Wis., says it will spend $30 million to upgrade equipment, which it says will increase efficiency and production at its Arkansas Kraft Division plant in Morrilton... Read More

Bird knocks out power to 6,900 in Conway

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A bird knocked out power to nearly 7,000 Conway Corporation customers on Tuesday.

Conway Corporation officials told THV that a bird was responsible for taking out two transformers at the city's west substation.

Officials say half of those customers power is back on, but 3,500 are still without. They expect power to be back up and running for everyone within the next 2 hours.

Mayhem on the golf course: Conway teen clubs golfer in head

Mayhem on the golf course: Conway teen clubs golfer in head

A Conway man was injured Sunday evening in a bizarre golf club attack at the Conway Country Club course.

According to a Conway Police Department incident report released today, the 28-year-old victim was golfing with a friend when they saw one 19-year-old member of another golfing party of young men “yelling [and] cursing loudly” with his trousers pulled down, exposing himself on the course.

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