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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...

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...

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...

No more daylight saving time in Arkansas? Ozark legislator sponsors bill to eliminate

Legislation for Arkansas to adopt year-round standard time and eliminate daylight saving time in the state has been introduced. Sarah Capp, a state representative from Ozark, is the lead sponsor of House Bill 1368. The bill, filed today in Little Rock, calls for Arkansas to be...

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...

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...

KARK: North Arkansas woman missing in Little Rock

KARK reports that a 24-year-old woman originally from Big Flat, Ark., Britney Brown, went missing in Little Rock after last being seen at the Electric Cowboy, a popular nightclub on I-30, this past Friday. Click here for the info.

Arkansas unemployment benefits to be ‘chipped away’ in 2018

A look at unemployment insurance in the state of Arkansas finds a “chipping away” of benefits by the state legislature over the past few years, with the “chipping” continuing into January 2018. The state governing body has repeatedly reduced the amount of unemployment insurance available...

UPDATE: Truck carrying ammonium nitrate explodes in western Ouachita County

UPDATE 3/27/19 10:09 a.m. KARK 4 News in Little Rock reports the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management confirms one person has died in a hazardous truck explosion. Officials told KARK-TV the carrier vehicle was a tanker, not a hopper. A hopper car or hopper wagon is a...

Batesville parolee sentenced for 2017 murder of Sherwood man, originally from Mountain View

The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is reporting a parolee from Batesville has been sentenced to a long term in state prison for killing a Sherwood resident, originally from Mountain View. Antonio Dewayne Briggs, 37, was given a 35-year, no parole prison sentence for the July 2017...