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Thursday, 4:36 p.m. — The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for southwestern Desha and southern Drew counties until 5:15 p.m. At 4:35 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Ladelle, or 12 miles south of Monticello, moving east at 25 mph. Locations impacted include Monticello, Dermott, Green Hill, Ladelle, McGehee, Prairie Grove, Jerome, Baxter, New Hope, Collins, Enon and Lacey. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
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State Police investigating shooting death of Desha County woman

The Arkansas State Police say they are investigating the shooting death of a 68-year-old Desha County woman on April 13. Investigators with the criminal investigation division say that Joan Lemonds was pronounced dead at her home at 1769 State Highway 277, west of Watson, shortly before 1:00 p.m. on April 13.
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Argument leads to the fatal shooting of 68-year-old Arkansas woman, alleged suspect in custody

DESHA COUNTY, Ark. (KTVE/KARD) — On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, the Desha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a shooting on the 1700 block of Arkansas Highway 277. Upon arrival, authorities discovered 68-year-old Joan Lemonds deceased inside of the residence. According to deputies, neighbors advised that the shooting occurred inside of the home after an argument […]
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Police: Desha County woman fatally shot in her home

DESHA COUNTY, Ark. — According to the Arkansas State Police, a Desha County woman was shot and killed at her home Wednesday afternoon, April 13. After what a neighbor described as an argument between Lemonds and the suspect, a shooting occurred inside the residence. A woman, identified as 68-year-old...
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Desha County woman shot dead inside home; suspect arrested

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Special agents from the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division were investigating after a Desha County woman was shot dead inside her home Wednesday. Joan Lemonds, 68, of 1769 Arkansas Highway 227, west of Watson, was pronounced dead by the county coroner around 1 p.m....
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Man arrested after AR woman shot, killed in home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Arkansas State Police say a man has been arrested after a Desha County woman was fatally shot in her home. Arkansas State Police say 68-year-old Joan Lemonds was shot Wednesday afternoon at her home in the 1700 block of Arkansas Highway 277, west of Watson. Police say the coroner pronounced her […]
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