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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Arkansas State Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Shirley

Arkansas State Police have shared in a press release information regarding an officer-involved shooting that occurred Sunday night in Van Buren county. William Beck, 41, of Shirley died Sunday evening during a reported exchange of gunfire with Van Buren County Sheriff’s deputies. Authorities with the Van...

BREAKING: State medical examiner’s office officially identifies Randolph County homicide victim as Linda Collins-Smith

From the Arkansas State Police: FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION OFFICIAL: RANDOLPH COUNTY HOMICIDE VICTIM IDENTIFIED AS LINDA COLLINS-SMITH June 6, 2019 The Arkansas State Police has received confirmation this morning from the state medical examiner that the remains discovered at a homicide scene in Randolph County late Tuesday (June 4,...

CWD area extended to Stone and Baxter Counties

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) has expanded the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Management Zone to include Baxter, Scott and Stone counties following the confirmation of CWD-positive deer in or near these counties during the 2018-19 deer hunting season. AGFC biologists...

Gary B.: An update on the latest news regarding the death of Linda Collins-Smith

Authorities are still investigating the death of former Arkansas State Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, who was found dead in her home Tuesday night around 7:15 from what was apparently a gunshot wound. Her residence is located on Highway 90, just outside the city limits of Pocahontas. The...

BREAKING: Former State Sen. Linda Collins-Smith dead of apparent gunshot wound

Multiple media outlets are reporting the death of former Arkansas State Sen. Linda Collins-Smith. NEA Report says Collins-Smith was found dead at her home this evening with their sources stating the death was by gunshot and appeared "not to be possible by suicide." (Click...

Mejia named inaugural “One for All” winner

Pictured left to right; Chad Whiteaker of White River Now, Megan Mejia and Chris Milum of First Community Bank Earlier this year, First Community Bank and White River Now decided to spotlight some of those individuals in our area who make our communities better places...

More info released on drowning death of 3-year-old in Cherokee Village

Authorities have released more information about the 3-year-old boy who drowned in a Cherokee Village lake last Saturday. Officer Phillip Dunlap with the Cherokee Village Police Department was called to Pinal Circle by a woman who said a 3-year-old had fallen into the lake and...

Head-on collision near Velvet Ridge claims life of North Little Rock man

A North Little Rock man was killed yesterday morning on Arkansas Highway 167 near Velvet Ridge after his vehicle crossed the center line and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. According to the Arkansas State Police Fatal Crash Summary, Orbin Rene Rodriguez Lopez, 25,...

Highlights from Intimidator’s grand opening celebration

“This benefits the Batesville community… this is a community that is growing. You’re growing, you’re investing and it’s making a difference,” said Governor Asa Hutchinson Tuesday morning, May 21 while speaking to the crowd that gathered that the grand opening ceremony of the new...

Two area state troopers honored during Arkansas State Police awards ceremony

Two Independence County state troopers were recognized with Lifesaving Awards at the Arkansas State Police awards ceremony on Wednesday. Trooper Christopher Barnett, of Batesville, assigned to Highway Patrol Division, Troop B, responded to a motor vehicle crash on Aug. 4, 2018, along U.S. Highway 67...

Reserve deputy training begins in June for the Stone County Sheriff’s Department

Stone County Chief Deputy Sheriff Zach Alexander said the department is seeking applicants for its Reserve Deputy Training Program. Training start Monday, June 10 and goes through August 6. Classes will be Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. each week. Applicants must...