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Johnson found not guilty on all charges

After just two hours of deliberation, 12 jurors found Jefferson County Clerk Patricia Royal Johnson not guilty on all charges. Family and friends clapped as Johnson hugged her attorney after the verdict was read Friday at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Retired Pulaski County Judge John Langston presided.

Sheriff: Charges against Johnson ‘a bunch of crock’

Hard work and dedication — just a couple reasons why Patricia Royal Johnson, Jefferson County Clerk, saw fit to give her employees checks in the form of end-of-the-year bonuses. Johnson testified Thursday at the Jefferson County Courthouse that she believed compensating her employees for not only their commitment to the office, but also the citizens of the county, should be rewarded.

PBPD investigating Saturday homicide, city’s third in six days

The Pine Bluff Police Department has identified the victim in Saturday’s homicide as 30-year-old Earnest Ford Jr. of Pine Bluff. This is the city’s sixth murder of 2016 and the third in the past six days. According to a police department news release, at around 5:03 p.m., officers responded to the area of 1112 E. 24th Ave. in reference to a person having been shot.