A former sheriff's deputy in southeast Arkansas has pleaded guilty to charges related to a plot to plant methamphetamine on an unsuspecting person. Robert "Bo" Sanderlin, 26, was convicted of using a communication device in commission of a drug offense and abuse of office and sentenced Monday to five years of probation, according to an order filed in Drew County Circuit Court. A charge of solicitation of methamphetamine in an amount more than 2 grams was dropped as part of a plea agreement.
The body of a teenager was pulled Tuesday evening from a central Arkansas swimming hole, authorities said. Chance Armstrong, 18, of Benton was with at least one other person at the "blue hole," or water-filled quarry, off Mount Olive Road near Bauxite when he went underwater, according to the Saline County sheriff's office. Divers began scouring the swimming hole after being called around 3:20 p.m. Monday, agency spokesman Lt. Jeff Silk said.
Two men died in accidents Monday, and a Russellville woman was killed last week in a crash, according to preliminary Arkansas State Police reports. Lee Thomas Wise, 46, of Quitman, Texas, suffered fatal injuries when his 2007 Ford pickup left Interstate 30 in Nevada County, entered a ditch and hit a tree Monday morning, officials said. It happened in the eastbound lanes outside Prescott shortly after 8:30 a.m., according to a state police report.
Arkansas Press Association Better Newspaper Editorial Contest
First place in coverage of education for small and medium dailies in Arkansas at the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway, Arkansas
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Second place in education reporting at the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway, Arkansas – “Homer for Hendrix," an article on Hendrix College's increased financial aid opportunities for students
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