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Mistrial declared in Webster Parish murder trial

MINDEN, La. – The second-degree murder trial of an Arkansas man accused in the death of a Webster Parish man two years ago has been rescheduled for this fall after a mistrial was declared Tuesday. Bossier-Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin said a dispute over whether a person claiming self-defense...
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Magnolia man sentenced to 10 years for drug trafficking

Eddie Dean McBride Jr., 50, was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years and another three years of supervised release for his role in distributing methamphetamine in Columbia County, Arkansas. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and the 13th Judicial Drug Task Force all contributed to the 2019...
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Magnolia shooting suspect awaits extradition from Texas

Federal marshals arrested Eric Walker, 26, of Magnolia on Monday on charges relating to a Thursday, July 28 shooting in Magnolia. The Magnolia Police Department said in a statement that officers were dispatched to the Magnolia Regional Medical Center to see a shooting victim. The gunshot wound was not life-threatening.
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City of Magnolia gets $299,999 grant for water pumps

The City of Magnolia has received a $299,999 grant to replace a water pump located at Lake Columbia and a pump at the Station 3 water well. The current pumps are at least 15 years old and are not as efficient as they should be in pumping water to customers, according to the city.
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Mildred Beene

Mildred Beene, 91, of Magnolia passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Monday, November 10, 1930 in Emerson, the seventh of the 14 children of the late Hatley and the late Mattie (née Buffington) McDowell. She was...
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TIGERS RETURNING TO MURPHY USA CLASSIC

PHOTO CAPTION: Representatives present at Tuesday's press conference for the 2022 Murphy USA Classic included (from left to right): Ouachita President Dr. Ben Sells; Ouachita Director of Athletics David Sharp; Murphy USA Classic Event Chairman John Thomas Shepherd; Murphy USA Community Relations Ambassador Don Miller; SAU Head Football Coach Brad Smiley; SAU President Dr. Trey Berry; and SAU Director of Athletics Steve Browning. Photo courtesy of SAU Athletics.
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Deadline looms for municipal election candidates

The deadline is noon Wednesday for candidates seeking municipal positions in Columbia County. Filing of independent candidates for city offices is at the Columbia County Clerk’s Office in the Boundary Street Annex. All mayoral and town council positions in Emerson, McNeil, Taylor and Waldo will be on the November...
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Magnolia Police list recent arrests

Recent arrests made by the Magnolia Police Department. Many, but not all, of these arrests have previously been listed in our daily report Columbia County Justice and Detention Facility bookings and releases. Friday, August 5. Jama Scott, 45, Magnolia, possession of cocaine. Sunday, August 7. Johnny Manning, 60, Magnolia, shoplifting.
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One dead, one injured in early morning crash

HOPE – One person is dead and one injured in a three vehicle crash early this morning on Highway 32 West near Hope. According to the preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, two of the vehicles were eastbound on 32, driven by Margaret Wyrick, 20, of Waldo, and 18-year-old Gianna Knight of Hope. A third vehicle was westbound. State Police say Wyrick’s vehicle crossed the center line and struck the westbound vehicle, forcing it off the roadway. Knight’s vehicle then collided with the rear of the Wyrick vehicle.
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Hempstead County wreck takes life of young Waldo woman

Margaret Che’Ann Wyrick, 20, of Waldo was killed about 2:17 a.m. Tuesday in a three-vehicle wreck on Arkansas 32 on the west side of Hope. According to a preliminary Arkansas State Police report, Wyrick was driving a 2011 Hyundai Sonata east on the highway. She crossed the center line and struck a westbound Nissan Rogue, forcing it off the road. A 2004 Toyota Camry, which was following Wyrick’s Sonata, struck it from behind and forced the Rogue off the road as well.
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McBride receives 10-year sentence for meth trafficking in Columbia County

A Magnolia man was sentenced Tuesday to 120 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing methamphetamine in Columbia County. U.S. District Court Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in El Dorado. According to court documents, in...
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