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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Cops bust Baxter County man named Shelby Mustang Gt 500 Miller

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The Smoking Gun highlights the Feb. 2 arrest of a Mountain Home man named Shelby Mustang Gt 500 Miller, age 29. Police say Miller was arrested for driving without a license and two separate vehicular charges. He was booked into the Baxter County Jail on...

A-State’s spring semester headcount: 13,790

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JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s total headcount on the 11th day for the spring 2018 semester is 13,790, Chancellor Kelly Damphousse announced today. The total student headcount, including students from A-State’s Campus Queretaro, was slightly higher than last spring.  However, the number of students associated...

BREAKING: Region 8 News reports missing Trumann girl found safe in Nebraska

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Region 8 News says that missing teen Arissa Farmer of Truman has been found safe in Nebraska. She had been missing since last Saturday. Check out the report here. Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest weather every weekday morning by listening to...

Bethesda couple charged in court for marijuana and more

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A Bethesda couple has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with three drug-related felonies. Bethany Edley, 39, and Bobby Bennett, 29, lived at a residence on Leaper Lane where law enforcement officers raided and found a marijuana growing and processing operation. Court records say investigators...

Freezing temps bring area propane prices into focus

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With the cold temperatures rolling into the region, White River Now's Gary B. takes a look at propane prices around the area. When you live in a rural area of the country like we do, you will find many residents use propane as a heating fuel....

WANTED: Stone County Sheriff’s Dept. on lookout for suspect

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Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds is looking for help in locating a suspect who, the sheriff says, has been operating a drug house and dealing crystal meth in multiple counties. (Read here.) Sheriff Bonds said his office, as well as other jurisdictions, have received information...

Longtime ice cream scion Yarnell passes

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Albert Rogers Yarnell, 94, whose father founded one of the region's leading ice cream manufacturers, has passed away. Yarnell worked with his family's ice cream brand, Yarnell's Ice Cream, for over 75 years. Read his full obituary by clicking here. Get up-to-date local and regional news...

WRMC volunteer recognized in statewide publication

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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...

Region 8 News: Mall at Turtle Creek losing Express; third store at the mall to close in two months

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The Mall at Turtle Creek in Jonesboro is losing another tenant. After the closing of two other stores at the mall within the past few months, Region 8 News is now reporting the Express location at Turtle Creek will close at the end of...

$5000 reward now offered for info leading to finding Mountain View woman missing for almost two years

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A reward has increased to $5000 for information that will lead to finding a missing Stone County woman. Linda D. Brewer, 44, in Mountain View was last seen on Feb. 28, 2016, at a residence on Sarah Lane in Mountain View. She was first reported...

Hispanic population fastest growing segment of Independence County, according to WRPDD stats

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The fastest growing segment of Independence County’s population is Hispanic, according to stats from the White River Planning and Development District (WRPDD). The Hispanic population now stands at 5.8% of the county’s numbers. There are 37,592 residents of Independence County. Ninety-one point nine percent are...