Lyon College to open state’s first pet-friendly residence hall later this year

In the upcoming 2018-19 school year, Lyon College will introduce pet-friendly housing to its campus. Through this new initiative, Lyon joins just a small handful of colleges in the country that allow cats and dogs in on-campus housing, the college said in a statement....

KARK: 12-year-old in custody for attempted LR Burger King robbery

KARK's Arkansas Matters website is reporting a 12-year-old has been arrested and is in custody for the attempted robbery of a Little Rock Burger King where shots were fired.

Baxter County Sheriff’s Office: Rural Mountain Home man jailed for making threats against CNN, Don Lemon, more

A rural Mountain Home man is in jail after allegedly making more than 40 phone calls to the headquarters of CNN in Atlanta and making death threats toward CNN anchor Don Lemon. The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office arrested 39-year-old Benjamin Craig Matthews on charges of...

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

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...

DHS: Summer food program provider application to open January 14

Applications for the 2019 Arkansas Summer Food Service Program (ASFSP) will be processed in two phases, beginning in January, according to officials with the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS). The first period, only for schools and government sponsors, will open on Jan. 14....

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...

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...

Wood announces candidacy for State Rep District 63

A small business owner and farmer, Bryson Wood of Floral, has filed to be a candidate for State House of Representative in District 63.  The district includes parts of Independence County. Wood is a 10-year member of the Midland School Board and currently serves as President. “I...

New Year’s shooting on Fayetteville’s Dickson St. leaves one dead

Fayetteville/Fort Smith ABC affiliate 40/29 reports one man is dead and another is in custody after an overnight shooting in front of Arsaga's at the Depot on Dickson Street in Fayetteville. Click here for the info from 40/29. Christopher Rankin of Sherwood, Ark. / Image via...

WRMC volunteer recognized in statewide publication

John Ed Smith of Batesville, a volunteer for White River Medical Center (WRMC), was recently recognized in a statewide publication for his service at the hospital. In the winter edition of Arkansas Hospitals, which is published by the Arkansas Hospital Association, Smith was named...

Gary B.: Highway 14 closure has ArDOT working hard to re-open ASAP

Personnel with the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) are working hard to re-open Highway 14 from Locust Grove toward Mountain View. A stretch of the highway that lies close to the White River has had a history of experiencing a “slide” and causing a big...