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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Wildfire rages near Buffalo River, likely to worsen

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While the mammoth California wildfires continue to burn in the West, a major fire near Boxley, Ark. in Newton County is raging through a path close to the Buffalo River, and it's expected to worsen. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette has info here while Mountain Home's Baxter Bulletin...

Legendary Arkansas reporter Roy Reed passes

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Roy Reed, who as a reporter for The New York Times (NYT) covered the march from Selma to Montgomery along with many other aspects of the civil-rights movement in the 1960s, died Sunday night in a Fayetteville hospital. He was 88. As noted in Ernie Dumas's obituary for...

Independence County under Red Flag Warning

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The National Weather Service in Little Rock has put Independence County under a Red Flag Warning. A Red Flag Warning means conditions are ripe for possible wildfires. Click here for all the info.

Suspect arrested in murder of former Stone County resident

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A Jacksonville, Ark., man who police allege killed a former Mountain View resident has been arrested and charged by the Sherwood Police Department in connection with that July murder. Sherwood Police Chief James Bedwell, reports Antonio Dewayne Briggs, 36, is the suspect in the capital...

Deputies detain Oil Trough man for possible copper theft on Newark farm

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Copper wire stolen from a center pivot irrigation system on a farm near Newark has led to a suspect being detained at the scene. Independence County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Bill Cullum farm after an alarm shortly after midnight Thursday morning indicated someone was...

Local attorney appointed by Governor to sit on state Supreme Court for case

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Michelle C. Huff of Blair & Stroud in Batesville was recently appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to sit as a special associate justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court. Huff will participate in Richard R. Conte v. the State of Arkansas, Case No. CR-17-260, which is...

Little Rock man lands in Independence County Jail after traffic stop

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A Little Rock man who was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on a traffic violation Wednesday, Nov. 29, ended up in the Independence County Jail.    Independence County Sheriff’s Department information says Larry Don Ervin, 34, of Little Rock, was found to be in...

Independence County Bar Association honored

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The Independence County Bar Association has been named an “Outstanding Local Bar Association for 2017” by the Arkansas Bar Foundation and Arkansas Bar Association. The foundation and association annually recognize local bar associations that contribute to the administration of justice and the standing of...

Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge visits with Gary B. about Mobile Office stop in Salem and more

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White River Now's Gary B. visited with Arkansas Attorney General (and Batesville native) Leslie Rutledge this morning. Listen to her comments below regarding the AG's Mobile Office making an appearance in Salem this morning, as well as her political future, including talk of a possible...

Mountain View shooting response leads police to drug house

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A woman was apparently shot Thursday night, Nov. 30, inside what is described by authorities as a drug house at the corner of Cedar and Webb in Mountain View. Police were called to the shooting after 9 p.m. Thursday and found blood spots along with...

Stone County man arrested, charged in sexual assault allegations

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A Stone County man has been arrested and charged after an investigation into sexual assault allegations involving a female juvenile. Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds said an investigation was conducted by Detective Sean Hickman of the sheriff’s office and an investigator from the Arkansas State...