The Pope County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 10:15 p.m. of a shooting at a residence in Hector.  Upon arrival, deputies located the body of a deceased male.  Jason Royalty was taken into custody at the scene and transported to the Pope County Detention Center where he is…

Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) officials advise that Highway 7 from Dardanelle to Ola is closed. The highway was closed at approximately 8:30 p.m. Monday night, June 3, due to high water covering both lanes of traffic. The highway is closed for 2.29 miles and a detour is available.

At approximately 8:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 19, 2019, Pope County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Illinois Bayou on SR 164 North on a report of a child swept downstream while swimming in the water. Pope County OEM Swift Water Rescue was notified and also responded along with other local re…

Just before noon Sunday, May 5, Yell County dispatchers requested the Yell County Sheriff's Department, Rover Fire Department, Danville Fire Department, Danville Rescue, and Briggsville Fire Department to respond to a report of a downed aircraft after the FAA contacted their office just afte…

Yell County Sheriff Bill Gilkey announced the arrest of 18 individuals throughout Yell County between the dates of January 1-April 20, 2019 on alleged drug related charges. Lieutenant Scott Moore said that 10 of the individuals were arrested within the city limits of Dardanelle with the assi…

On Tuesday, February 12, 2019, Carissa Groves of Bryant went hiking in northern Pope County and some time during her hike, she became lost. After she was not found Tuesday afternoon, Pope County 911 was contacted. The 911 the caller reported to dispatchers that Carissa was last seen in the a…

After deliberating for more than four hours on Thursday evening, January 31, a jury consisting of 12 members reached a verdict in the State of Arkansas versus Mark Watts trial. The jury trial was held this week at the Yell County Courthouse located in Danville.

The Russellville Police Department has positively identified human remains that were discovered on Sunday, January 13, 2019, as Ashley Denton Davis, 49 of Johnson County. Davis' cause of death is still unknown, pending further testing at the Arkansas State Crime Lab and at this time, the inv…

On Sunday, January 13, 2019, the Russellville Police Department responded to a call of possible human remains discovered by a hunter in an undeveloped, wooded area within the city of Russellville.  Detectives with the Russellville Police Department and the Pope County Sheriff’s Office respon…

While celebrating the New Year, the Pottsville Police Department is offering residents who live within the Pottsville City limits, a ride home if you have had too much tonight! The Pottsville Police Department states, "We love our city and community and as we have officers available, we’re h…

Entergy crews are currently working to restore power in east Russellville, where a major outage has occurred. Entergy officials state the east substation is down and technicians are attempting to locate the problem. Estimated number of customers effected was about 41-hundred as of 12 p.m. on…