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Ward man guilty in counterfeit case

A Lonoke County man indicted for counterfeiting last year appeared in federal court Wednesday for a bond revocation hearing in front of one judge, then pleaded guilty before another judge on the same count which, according to federal sentencing statutes, could land him in prison for a long as 20 years.
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Four people killed on state roadways

A 37-year-old Little Rock woman died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon on Arkansas 294 in Lonoke County, according to an Arkansas State Police report. Amber Jimerson was traveling westbound on the highway about 4:05 p.m. when her 2010 Volkswagen Passat was hit head-on by a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer that had crossed the centerline, the report said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Lonoke County 0.5% sales tax passes by 11 votes

Lonoke County voters approved a 0.5 % sales and use tax that will be used for operating and equipping the county jail and sheriff's office during a special election Tuesday. The tax passed narrowly, just 11 votes, according to a document provided by Dawn Porterfield, the Lonoke County clerk. The complete but unofficial totals were:
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Lonoke County votes on tax today

Lonoke County voters will decide on a 0.5% sales and use tax today that officials say is needed to continue funding the sheriff's office and county jail. County Judge Doug Erwin said that if approved, the tax will generate about $4 million annually for the sheriff's office, which typically spends about $5.5 million out of the county's general fund.
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Lonoke County man charged in 2020 hit & run death

June 4, 2021 — A Lonoke County man has been arrested by Arkansas State Police following a year-long investigation into the hit and run death of a jogger along U.S. Highway 70 in North Little Rock. Jason Jackson, 35, of Lonoke is charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident...
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State Police make arrest in hit-and-run case

The State Police announced an arrest yesterday in a year-old hit-and-run case on U.S. 70 in North Little Rock. A Lonoke County man has been arrested by Arkansas State Police following a year-long investigation into the hit and run death of a jogger along U.S. Highway 70 in North Little Rock.
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Police arrest man in '20 hit-and-run

Arkansas State Police arrested a Lonoke County man on a warrant for an April 2020 hit-and-run incident that left one man dead in North Little Rock. Jason Jackson, 35, of Lonoke is being held at the Pulaski County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond. He is charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident involving a death.
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Lonoke County man charged in 2020 hit & run death

A Lonoke County man has been arrested by Arkansas State Police following a year-long investigation into the hit and run death of a jogger along U.S. Highway 70 in North Little Rock. Jason Jackson, 35, of Lonoke is charged with Leaving the Scene of an Accident Involving Personal Injury or...
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Lonoke County’s Finest: The Grumpy Rabbit is field trip-worthy

There’s a fantastic new restaurant in Central Arkansas, and it isn’t located in the Heights, Hillcrest, SoMa or Argenta. It’s a fun field trip distance away — about 30 miles east of Little Rock in historic downtown Lonoke, a city of fewer than 5,000 people — where its native owner Gina “Gigi” Cox can quickly name off every restaurant in town that’s not fast food.
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Melba Jean Mitchell Lilly

Melba Jean Mitchell Lilly, 94, of Lonoke, Ark., passed away on May 28, 2021. She was born on April 4, 1927 in Lonoke County Arkansas to the late Barney Madison Mitchell and Alice Maneriva Bread Mitchell. She worked as an administrative assistant for Farmers Home Administration and was a lifelong...
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Felon sentenced to five years for having a firearm

A Lonoke County man who came under the scrutiny of the FBI because of suspected terrorist ties was sentenced this week to five years in federal prison on an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Charles Elric Schlinke, 31, pleaded guilty to the charge...
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Pedestrian struck by train and killed in Lonoke County

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — An investigation is underway in Austin, Arkansas after a pedestrian was struck by a train and killed north of East Main Street, according to police. Around 9:45 a.m, the Austin Police Department received a 911 call about an incident involving a Union Pacific train and a pedestrian, the department said in a Facebook post.
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Train strikes, kills pedestrian in Lonoke County, authorities say

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a train in Lonoke County on Monday morning, authorities said. Police received a call about the pedestrian, who was hit by a Union Pacific train north of East Main Street in Austin at about 9:45 a.m., according to a Facebook post by the Lonoke County sheriff’s office.
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Arkansas father reunites with children more than 1 year after disappearance

LONOKE (KATV) — For the first time in more than a year, an Arkansas father is reunited with his children after they were reported missing. Officials with the Lonoke County sheriff's office said Michael Goodman's now ex-wife, 41-year-old Lisa Goodman, fled with her four children. Court records show it happened amid a contentious divorce case. She was arrested Monday and the children were taken into custody after a standoff with authorities.
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Police ID man fatally shot in Ward

Officers in Lonoke County have identified the man found dead from a gunshot wound Thursday afternoon, police said. John Hardin, 31, was found by officers of the Ward Police Department, according to a statement. Ward is located between Cabot and Beebe. Ryan Abbott, 32, of Mount Vernon is being held...
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Mary Jane "Janie" Percefull Stecks

Mary Jane "Janie" Percefull Stecks, died peacefully at home with family on May 11, 2021. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 55 years, Carl Frederick (Freddie) Stecks, Jr.; her sister, Virginia Ann McCarley Stapleton; and parents, (Lt. Col. ret.) George E. Percefull, Lonoke, Ark., and Virginia L. Hubbard Percefull, Oxford, Md. Born in Great Neck, New York, May 7, 1941, Jane was the great-great-grandaughter of Hicks and Percefull pioneer families of Lonoke County, Arkansas. As a child she moved all over the country (Alaska, Ohio, Texas, Michigan) with her military family, so changing schools and making friends quickly was a regular occurrence. When her father retired from the US Air Force in 1954, they settled for good in his birthplace, and the town her ancestors founded, Lonoke, Arkansas. Jane enrolled at Lonoke High School. The town was a warm and welcoming place, and her school years there left her with fond memories. After graduating in 1959, she spent three semesters as a TriDelt at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and came home to marry Freddie in 1961. They eloped to Oklahoma with their dear friends Jenna and Philip Baker, whose deep friendship endured until the very end.
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Mother, 2 others arrested after missing children found in Lonoke County, authorities say

A mother and two other people were arrested after four children described as missing since last year were found at a Lonoke County home, authorities said Tuesday. Authorities received a tip Monday afternoon that one of the children was seen at a home on Cameron Street in Carlisle, the Lonoke County sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. The four children, all siblings, were listed as missing last year after an investigation launched, the post states.