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BREAKING: Sutherland’s iPhone phone found without damage a quarter mile from home, according to KAIT

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Jonesboro television station KAIT Tweeted Thursday night that officials have found the iPhone of a missing Jackson County woman. The station reports Sheriff David Lucas said the phone was located a quarter mile from Sydney Sutherland’s home and Highway 67 without damage. Reporter Jurnee...

WATCH: June 2019 “One for All” winner: Samera Orrantia

Pictured "One for All" recipient, Samera Orrantia and First Community Bank's, Josh Tate First Community Bank and White River Now are proud to honor our area’s unsung heroes for the differences they make in our community.  Each month, a nominee will be selected from all...

Newport teenager drowns in Buffalo River Monday afternoon

Authorities say a 16-year-old male from Newport drowned in the Buffalo River late Monday afternoon. Officials with the National Park Service report the incident occurred around 5:15 p.m. at Grinder's Ferry, a popular destination on the river between Marshall and Harrison, just off US Highway...

Arkansas expands vaccine eligibility to another 1M people

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas is making the coronavirus vaccine available to 1 million more people in the state. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday announced the state was opening up the vaccine to those in 1C of its vaccination plan. The category includes Arkansans...

Arkansas virus vaccinations rising; cases and deaths decline

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The number of Arkansans receiving at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine is rising and the increase in virus cases and deaths are falling. The Arkansas Department of Health on Saturday reported 29,343 additional doses administered for a total...

List of medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas announced

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The list of the 32 cannabis buying locations in Arkansas for medical marijuana has been announced. The state has been divided into eight zones with four dispensing locations in each zone. Independence, Sharp, Jackson, Randolph, and Woodruff are among the counties located in zone 3...

Local creek restoration, new lake planned for completion in 2022

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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...

Arkansas lawmakers approve changes to state’s election laws

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas legislators have approved changes to the state's election laws that opponents say would disproportionately harm voters of color in the state. The House on Tuesday approved legislation that would prohibit people within 100 feet of a polling place while...

BREAKING: US Capitol ‘secure’ after four-hour violent confrontation; one confirmed dead

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Above: Screenshot of Fox News coverage of US Capitol four-hour occupation Wednesday, 2:16 p.m. To follow live coverage via NewsNation.com, click here. UPDATE from the Associated Press: 4:50 p.m. Officials have declared the U.S. Capitol complex “secure” after heavily armed police moved to end a nearly four-hour...

HBO to begin production on season 3 of ‘True Detective’ in Fayetteville

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Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will play Arkansas State Police detective Wayne Hays The third installment of the HBO crime anthology True Detective created by Nic Pizzolatto and starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali will be filmed and produced in northwest Arkansas, beginning in early 2018, according...

Arkansas lawmakers enact transgender youth treatment ban

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have made the state the first to ban gender confirming treatments and surgery for transgender youth, enacting the prohibition over the governor’s objections. The majority-Republican Legislature on Tuesday voted to override Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s veto. The measure...