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...

Trial date set for teen charged in Newport officer’s death

The trial date has been set for the teenager charged in Newport Police Lt. Patrick Weatherford's June 2017 death. Circuit Judge Harold Erwin has scheduled the trial to begin Aug. 6 for the teenager who is now 18 and charged with capital murder of the...

State Capitol Week in Review from Sen. James Sturch

LITTLE ROCK -- The state’s child welfare agency has improved its performance over the past three years and continues to make progress, according to its most recent annual report. The Division of Children and Family Services recruits foster parents to care for children who have...

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...

UPDATED: Jonesboro Police Department releases further info on discovery of possible human remains

UPDATED with further info from the Jonesboro Police Department, Nov. 8, 12 p.m. The Jonesboro Police Department has updated and added additional information (in bold) to their earlier statement regarding the location of possible human remains on the south side of Jonesboro: On Wednesday, Nov. 7,...

UPDATE: Black Hills Energy says natural gas service restored in Mountain View

UPDATE, 12/28/2017: Black Hills Energy says natural gas service has been restored in Mountain View. Read their statement here. UPDATE, 3:30 p.m. 12/27/2017: Shelters are being set up at Flatwoods Baptist Church and School Avenue Church of Christ. An equipment malfunction this morning on the pipeline...

Head-on collision near Velvet Ridge claims life of North Little Rock man

A North Little Rock man was killed yesterday morning on Arkansas Highway 167 near Velvet Ridge after his vehicle crossed the center line and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. According to the Arkansas State Police Fatal Crash Summary, Orbin Rene Rodriguez Lopez, 25,...

Accused formers jailers acquitted by federal jury

Two former jailers were acquitted by a federal jury on December 18. The pair was accused of using unlawful use-of-force at a juvenile facility. The Arkansas Democrat reports that Will Ray, 27, and Thomas Farris, 48, were cleared on charges related to pepper-spraying juvenile detainees. The...

Residents urged to evacuate after rains erode levee in Jackson County

Heavy rainfall over the past few days prompted Jackson County authorities to issue a non-mandatory evacuation advisory for residents near a levee in a rural section of the county. The heavy rains have eroded the levee, but it has not failed. County Judge Jeff Phillips...

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...

Two Stone County residents charged in connection with “severe bruising” of 4-year-old

Two Stone County residents have been charged after a father noticed severe bruising on his 4-year-old son. Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds noted in a Dec. 12 press release that deputies met with a complainant who said he noticed the bruising on his son after he...