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Region 8 News: Westside School shooter killed in last night’s head-on collision near Cave City

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Region 8 News is reporting that a victim in last night's head-on collision outside Cave City participated in a deadly 1998 school shooting at Jonesboro's Westside Middle School when he was 11. Drew Grant, 33, of Jackson, Mo., died in last night's accident on Highway...

Over two pounds of meth found in Calico Rock drug bust

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Three men were arrested Wednesday, Feb. 6, in a drug bust by authorities in Calico Rock. Izard County Sheriff Earnie Blackley said his office was joined by the 16th District Drug Task Force, parole and probation officers, and the Stone County Sheriff’s Department to execute...

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers coming to Batesville

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Wichita, Kan.-based Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has announced a franchise agreement for three new area locations, including one in Batesville. The chain announced in a press release today that in addition to the Batesville location, local entrepreneur Kevin Morrow will also open new...

Clinton woman arrested for stealing pills from Heber Springs nursing and rehab facility

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A Clinton woman has been arrested after being accused of stealing hydrocodone pills while she worked at a Heber Springs nursing and rehabilitation facility. Bambi Lee Clauer, 37 was arrested by agents with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and transported to the Cleburne County...

BREAKING: Concord Schools reporting a gun-related death of student on campus; no other students were near at time of incident

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Concord School District parents are reporting they have received a call from the school confirming that today after lunch a high school student died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. No students were around when the incident occurred, according to the recorded message from the district's...

Rural Special High School student killed in accident is remembered

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A Fox teenager is being remembered after she was killed yesterday in an accident near Timbo. Trey Berry, softball coach at Rural Special High School, said this morning that Briley Dawn Morgan, 17, a senior at the school, was an "outstanding" softball player, one of...

BREAKING: CWD-positive deer found in Independence County

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A new case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found in Independence County, according to a release this morning from the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC). A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken east of Oil Trough tested positive for the disease. The buck, sampled...

LISTEN: White River Now’s Gary B. visits with sister of missing Jonesboro woman

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A Jonesboro woman hasn't been seen in months, and her family is searching for answers to the disappearance. Lisa Ann Prescott, 53, was last seen Aug. 31 of this year. Her front door was unlocked, and her cell phone and purse were still in...

FOUND: Missing Jonesboro juvenile found safe in Poplar Bluff

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UPDATE 10/09/2018, 06:15 a.m.: The Jonesboro Police Department has released a statement saying Quinn has been found safe overnight in Poplar Bluff, Mo. The Jonesboro Police Department was notified that 16-year-old Sloane Caroline Quinn had run away from school property today, according to a release...

Mountain View woman still missing after two years

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As of Feb. 28, it has been two years since the disappearance of Linda D. Brewer of Mountain View. Brewer was last seen at a residence on Sarah Lane in Mountain View, leaving her car and paycheck. During the two years, local authorities have followed...

BREAKING NEWS: Deal in place for George’s, Inc. to buy Ozark Mountain Poultry

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Big news that affects the local (and state) poultry industry: Talk Business & Politics is reporting that Springdale, Ark.-based George's, Inc., the nation's 11th largest poultry producer, is in talks to purchase Ozark Mountain Poultry (OMP), based out of Rogers, Ark. OMP has facilities in...