Locals recently appointed by Governor

Here is a list Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s recent appointments from the area. Lindsey Johnson of Mount Pleasant was appointed to the Izard County Quorum Court as Justice of the Peace for District 7. Lindsey’s appointment expires Dec. 31, 2020. He replaces Blake Johnson. Keith Harmon of...

Officials: Hunter did not die solely from deer attacking him

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas authorities say a hunter who died after a deer he'd shot attacked him had pre-existing medical conditions that contributed to his death. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission on Thursday said a preliminary report from the Baxter County coroner...

Attorney General Rutledge: Don’t test your luck over a trophy buck

LITTLE ROCK – From deer to ducks, Arkansas is every outdoorsman’s paradise. According to Arkansas law, all hunters are required to carry a hunting license with them while they are hunting and must tag all harvested deer within 24 hours. “I want every Arkansas hunter to...

BREAKING: Manhunt underway for suspect in shooting incident

Breaking from Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery: A manhunt is underway for a suspect in an early-morning shooting incident in that county. At 9:15 a.m. today, the Baxter County Sheriff's Office and the dog tracking team from the North Central Arkansas Department of Corrections began...

DEA National Drug Take Back Day collections successful in Arkansas despite rain

Featured image: A truckload of collected medications from Independence County's Drug Take Back Day. Undeterred by the rainy-cold weather across the state last Saturday, Arkansans made for another successful Arkansas Drug Take Back Day. Within hours, 141 law enforcement agencies collected 27,575 pounds of medications and...

State Agriculture Department honors Stone County family farm for over 100 years of operation

Featured image: The Foll family with State Sen. Missy Irvin (far right). A Stone County family was recently honored by the Arkansas Century Farm Program and the Arkansas Agriculture Department.   The Stanton and Cheryl Foll family farm was recognized as being a family farm...

State Capitol Week in Review from Sen. James Sturch

LITTLE ROCK -- The state’s child welfare agency has improved its performance over the past three years and continues to make progress, according to its most recent annual report. The Division of Children and Family Services recruits foster parents to care for children who have...

Baxter County woman arrested after man attacked with machete

The Baxter County Sheriff's Office has arrested a rural Mountain Home on domestic violence charges after responding to a reported disturbance Saturday evening, Oct. 26, according to a release from Sheriff John F. Montgomery. Dawn Louise Rowland (pictured), 44, was arrested on charges of felony...

Corps of Engineers announces Norfork Dam road closure

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has scheduled a full road closure from Nov. 12 until Nov. 15 for Hwy. 177 across Norfork Dam to install equipment used to perform maintenance on the dam’s sluice gates. The closure is in conjunction with the current lane...

37th annual Arkansas Bean Fest and Championship Outhouse Races

A hint of autumn in the air means outhouse racers are being constructed and bean recipes are being perfected for the Bean Fest and Outhouse Races to be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26 in Mountain View. Now in its 37th year, the festival has...

State Capitol Week in Review from Sen. James Sturch

LITTLE ROCK – Earlier this month the state Crime Lab opened a new facility in Lowell, in northwest Arkansas. The opening will speed forensic testing and chemical analysis for law enforcement agencies in the region. It also will relieve pressure on the backlog of cases...