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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...

Sheriff releases names of 37 arrested during second phase of meth investigation

Screenshot from the Cleburne County Sheriff's Office showing some of those arrested in today in phase two of Operation Lake Ice. A list of individuals arrested in today's round-up from Operation Lake Ice, a joint operation by the Cleburne County's Sheriff's Office and the 16th...

Mountains, Music, and Motorcycles annual event marks 15 years

Riding enthusiasts agree: some of the best motorcycling in America is in the Ozarks.  Built on that simple premise, a festival organized fifteen years ago with no budget and heavily dependent on volunteers. The first event drew about 350 motorcyclists. Now, thousands of bikers...

Authorities release name of man found dead in Independence County

A release from the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department said the body found Monday near a residence on Union Hill Road in the southern part of Independence County was that of James Bushart, 49, of Lonoke County. The information said Bushart was apparently killed at a...

40th Annual Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College April 12-14

Every April, Lyon College holds the Arkansas Scottish Festival, one of the premier Scottish festivals in the United States. Established in 1980 as the Highland Games, the festival is emblematic of the College, its Scottish heritage, and its Presbyterian connection. Over the years, the...

BREAKING: Tally-Ho Restaurant in Melbourne in flames this morning

There are multiple reports, including one from Region 8 News, that the popular Melbourne restaurant, Tally-Ho, was severely damaged by an early morning fire. Region 8 posted the above photo taken by Tim Weaver on their website and reported that fire crews responded to a...

Regional overhead door companies merge

Jonesboro Overhead Door and Tri County Garage Door recently merged under a single ownership, combining two of the top overhead and garage door companies in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.  “As a family-owned business, we keep the families of our customers and the families of...

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...

Batesville School District to conduct sealed bid sale of several vehicles

The Batesville School District will be conducting a sealed bid sale of several vehicles on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 12 p.m. All of the vehicles will be sold as they are auctioned and will have a reserve minimum bid representative of the salvage scrap value. The...

Mountain View medical marijuana outlet holds “Pre-Grand Opening”

Mountain View's first medical marijuana dispensary held a "Pre-Grand Opening" celebration and tour yesterday afternoon. When it officially opens and is stocked with product, entry into the Fiddler's Green Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Mountain View will only be allowed to those who have an official...

Fiance of suspect in Linda Collins killing visits with ABC News

T.J. Holmes with ABC News nabbed an exclusive interview with Tim Loggains, the fiance of Becky O'Donnell -- the suspect in the killing of former State Sen. Linda Collins. The interview, which aired on Good Morning America this morning, features Loggains accusing police of having...