Fireworks, finger-pointing at Pine Bluff City Council meeting - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Fireworks, finger-pointing at Pine Bluff City Council meeting

Posted: Updated:

PINE BLUFF (KATV) - A lot of finger pointing marked the Pine Bluff City Council meeting Monday night.

At their last meeting two weeks ago, the council voted to move the police station to the armory. Two days later, Mayor Debe Hollingsworth vetoed that decision.

"If we don't override her veto...there's no compromise for the armory. The armory's gone. That's the bottom line: it's gone," argued one council member.

Monday, the council was supposed to discuss an ordinance to put the police station in the mall instead but that was pulled before the meeting. Instead, a group council members tried to overturn the mayor's veto but failed.

"It could be used for any unit - maintenance, whatever it may be," said Mayor Hollingsworth. "What I said was specifically, we didn't want to lock one particular unit at the armory."

No word what the next step will be.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Lake Nimrod Beaches Closed

    Lake Nimrod Beaches Closed

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:46:28 GMT

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed all the beaches on Lake Nimrod while a possible algae outbreak is investigated.  One Pulaski county family thinks the problem could be something else.

    More >>

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed all the beaches on Lake Nimrod while a possible algae outbreak is investigated.  One Pulaski county family thinks the problem could be something else.

    More >>
  • 20-year-old Stuttgart shooting victim dies

    20-year-old Stuttgart shooting victim dies

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:17:09 GMT
    Community members held a prayer vigil for Daniel Ruffin after he was shot in the chest while walking his dog on Tuesday night. Ruffin died Wednesday night after succumbing to his injuries. More >>
    Community members held a prayer vigil for Daniel Ruffin after he was shot in the chest while walking his dog on Tuesday night. Ruffin died Wednesday night after succumbing to his injuries.
    More >>
  • Man calls Arkansas police to turn himself in

    Man calls Arkansas police to turn himself in

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:54:39 GMT
    Police say a man called officers to turn himself in after a woman's body was found in a western Arkansas home.More >>
    Police say a man called officers to turn himself in after a woman's body was found in a western Arkansas home.More >>