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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...

40th Annual Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College April 12-14

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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...

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...

Arkansas Education Association calls for virtual start of school year

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The Arkansas Education Association (AEA) is calling on the state to begin the '20-'21 school year through virtual-only instruction. According to a release from the AEA, AEA President Carol Fleming told state lawmakers Monday it is unsafe for schools to return to in-person learning as...

Mountain View medical marijuana outlet holds “Pre-Grand Opening”

Mountain View's first medical marijuana dispensary held a "Pre-Grand Opening" celebration and tour yesterday afternoon. When it officially opens and is stocked with product, entry into the Fiddler's Green Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Mountain View will only be allowed to those who have an official...

Fiance of suspect in Linda Collins killing visits with ABC News

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T.J. Holmes with ABC News nabbed an exclusive interview with Tim Loggains, the fiance of Becky O'Donnell -- the suspect in the killing of former State Sen. Linda Collins. The interview, which aired on Good Morning America this morning, features Loggains accusing police of having...

Authorities release name of man found dead in Independence County

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A release from the Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department said the body found Monday near a residence on Union Hill Road in the southern part of Independence County was that of James Bushart, 49, of Lonoke County. The information said Bushart was apparently killed at a...

State Police: Driver killed in accident west of Timbo Wednesday

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For an update on this story, click here. A two-vehicle accident on Highway 66 in Stone County, just west of Timbo, claimed the life of a young driver Wednesday afternoon. According to the Arkansas State Police preliminary crash summary, State Trooper Jason Murphy, said the victim,...

No more daylight saving time in Arkansas? Ozark legislator sponsors bill to eliminate

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Legislation for Arkansas to adopt year-round standard time and eliminate daylight saving time in the state has been introduced. Sarah Capp, a state representative from Ozark, is the lead sponsor of House Bill 1368. The bill, filed today in Little Rock, calls for Arkansas to be...

Batesville parolee sentenced for 2017 murder of Sherwood man, originally from Mountain View

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The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is reporting a parolee from Batesville has been sentenced to a long term in state prison for killing a Sherwood resident, originally from Mountain View. Antonio Dewayne Briggs, 37, was given a 35-year, no parole prison sentence for the July 2017...

Coroner announces body of woman drowned in Spring River has been recovered

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Sharp County Coroner Renee Clay-Circle announced on her personal Facebook page that the body of Michele Summitt, 39, of Paragould was recovered today at 12:20 p.m. from the Spring River on High Falls. The Spring River Chronicle initially reported a recovery team comprised of Hardy...