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Thursday, August 13, 2020

BREAKING: Two infants found dead inside suitcase in Cross County

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ArkansasMatters.com has the breaking news that two infants have been found dead inside a suitcase along County Road 62 in Cross County. Click here for the info.

NPR: Monsanto vs. Arkansas State Plant Board

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NPR, the National Public Radio network, features a story on agrochemical giant Monsanto's fight to utilize a controversial weedkiller, dicamba, in the state of Arkansas. The Arkansas State Plant Board has severely regulated the use of the herbicide in the state, noting it can damage certain...

Morgan Nick Amber Alert system changes in Arkansas

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Arkansas has changed the name of the Morgan Nick Amber Alert system, a move endorsed by Morgan's mother, Coleen. From this point forward, when an alert for missing child goes out in Arkansas, it will be called an "Amber Alert" and not a "Morgan...

Blake Shelton shocks Fort Smith with surprise show Thursday night

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Country star and a judge on NBC's The Voice, Blake Shelton, surprised Fort Smith residents with an impromptu and free concert at a local nightclub last night. Shelton tweeted the surprise show news around noon yesterday. KFSM-TV has the details.

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...