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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19TH
Formal charges have been filed and bond has been set for the Morrilton man accused of leading deputies on a high-speed chase through Conway County last Friday night. The Conway County Sheriff's Department report 25-year-old Robert Crossno has been charged with felony fleeing, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, felony possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and criminal mischief in the first degree. Bond was set at $30,000. Authorities say Crossno fled from deputies who were attempting a routine traffic stop, and that the chase went through Morrilton, into Sardis and Plumerville, before ending back in Morrilton. Investigator Shane West says two other suspects, who were allegedly passengers in the vehicle, but exited at some point during the chase, are also being sought.  West says the investigation continues as they try to identify those suspects and determine what, if any, charges they might face...

The City of Morrilton has been granted final approval to proceed with a project to install a stage and pavilion at the city's nature trail across from the youth baseball and softball fields. The city received a $50,000 grant to build the stage, pavilion and a permanent bathroom at the site, and Mayor Stewart Nelson says the state parks department gave final approval for the city's plans last week.  City officials hope the additions will draw school children and other community groups to the nature trail for concerts and events throughout the year. They hope construction can be complete by the summer of 2015...

This holiday season, the American Red Cross is asking eligible donors to help hospital patients by giving one last gift – a blood or platelet donation. It’s a gift that doesn’t cost a thing and can help save lives. Blood donors of all types, particularly O-negative, A-negative and B-negative, and platelet donors are urged to make a donation to help ensure patient needs can continue to be met this winter. In appreciation for making a lifesaving gift, presenting blood and platelet donors from December 24th through January 4th will receive a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last. Historically, winter is one of the most difficult times of year to collect enough blood and platelet to meet patient needs. Holiday activities make it difficult for many regular donors to make time to donate. Seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can cause some donors to become temporarily ineligible to donate, and winter weather can lead to canceled blood drives. Despite these challenges, patients still depend on lifesaving donations every day. The Red Cross has upcoming blood drives in Morrilton scheduled for Monday, December 22nd, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Walmart and Monday, January 12th, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at the Conway County Community Center. Eligible donors can schedule an appointment to give blood using the Blood Donor App, by visiting www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS...

Arkansas' soon-to-be newest U.S. Senator says he's pleased with all of his recently announced committee assignments. Republican Senator-elect Tom Cotton of Dardanelle says his assignments will allow him to fulfill the promises he made during his campaign.  Cotton will be on the Armed Forces, Intelligence, Aging and Banking Committees when he takes office next month...
















































































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Morrilton's senior boys hit the court Friday night for a non-conference game at home against Beebe. The Badgers played two games in Morrilton last week in the Northwestern Sporting Goods/Modern Woodmen Tournament, and Devil Dog coach Keith Zackery had a chance to scout the team. He says the Badgers' defense could pose some problems for his team.  It's a boys' game only in Morrilton with the game scheduled to start at 6:30...
Saturday the Devil Dogs have the opportunity to compete in one of the state's most prestigious high school basketball events, the Holiday Hoops Invitational presented by the Arkansas Basketball Academy. The one-day event will showcase 12 of the top boys' teams in the state of Arkansas, as well as many of the premiere players and coaches. This six-game event will be played at North Little Rock High School. Morrilton will play the first game of the day at 10:30 a.m. against Monticello, a Class 4A semi-finalist from a year ago...

Sacred Heart's senior girls and boys both go on the road to face Pangburn in the Pangburn Classic Friday night. The girls' game is scheduled to start at 7:15 with the boys' game to follow at 8:30...

Senior high teams from Wonderview and Nemo Vista are competing in the Jessieville Classic this weekend. They'll have games (Friday and Saturday in that event...

After a week off, the Arkansas men's basketball team is back in action Saturday night for its annual appearance in central Arkansas. The Razorbacks take on Southeast Missouri State at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock at 7:30 p.m. Pregame coverage will start at 7:00 p.m. Saturday on 101.7 KVOM...

Lone Star Sports and Entertainment officials announced Thursday that all single-game tickets for the December 29th matchup between Arkansas and Texas at the 2014 AdvoCare V-100 Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium in Houston have been sold. It’s the first time since the bowl’s inception that single-game tickets have sold out. The Razorbacks and Longhorns will kick off at 8:00 p.m. and the game will air on 101.7 KVOM...














































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