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Over two pounds of meth found in Calico Rock drug bust

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...

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

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...

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers coming to Batesville

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...

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

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...

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

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...

BREAKING: CWD-positive deer found in Independence County

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...

FOUND: Missing Jonesboro juvenile found safe in Poplar Bluff

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...

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

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...

Mountain View woman still missing after two years

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...

Dem-Gaz: Entergy to close Newark plant by 2030 under settlement with Sierra Club

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is reporting this morning that Entergy Arkansas has reached an agreement with environmental groups to close a natural gas plant in the state as well as two coal-fired generating plants -- including the plant in Newark. Click here for the article in...

Local creek restoration, new lake planned for completion in 2022

A Louisiana company has been hired for the cleanup effort of Departee Creek in Independence County with a new lake planned for completion in 2022. The project has been a long time in getting to the cleanup effort. The Departee Creek Watershed Improvement District was...