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UPDATED: Jonesboro Police Department releases further info on discovery of possible human remains

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UPDATED with further info from the Jonesboro Police Department, Nov. 8, 12 p.m. The Jonesboro Police Department has updated and added additional information (in bold) to their earlier statement regarding the location of possible human remains on the south side of Jonesboro: On Wednesday, Nov. 7,...

KATV: Rose Bud nurse discusses saving the life of student last week

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After a Rose Bud High School student passed out in class in sudden cardiac death last week, school nurse Jeanie Cook jumped into action, performing CPR and utilizing an automatic emergency defibrillator until paramedics arrived. Sudden cardiac death occurs when the heart unexpectedly begins beating abnormally...

Rodney Crowell, blues, fireworks, and more to be part of this year’s Depot Days in Newport

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Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell to headline 21st annual Depot Days Festival The 21st annual Depot Days music festival is set to take place Sept. 28 and 29 on historic Front Street in downtown Newport. The festival is described in a press release for this year's event...

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...

Biker killed in one-vehicle accident in Baxter County

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A motorcyclist was killed in a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon in Baxter County. William B. Cockrum, 60, was traveling north on Hwy. 5, just north of Clarkridge, according to Arkansas State Police Cpl. Britt Clements’s preliminary report, when his Harley Davidson motorcycle went off the...

Arkansas Country Fall Fest coming Nov. 15-17

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A ribbon-cutting was held this morning at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View for Arkansas Country Fall Fest. Cutting the ribbon is Nathan Hunnicutt, president of the Arkansas Country Music Association. The Arkansas Country Fall Fest will be hosted by the Ozark Folk Center...

2018 HealthFirst Women’s Health Expo announced

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For the seventh consecutive year, First Community Bank and White River Medical Center (WRMC) have partnered to offer women of the area an event focused on women’s health. HealthFirst Women’s Health Expo will be presented at the Batesville Community Center on Tuesday, October 23rd, from...

LISTEN: Gary B. talks National Consumer Protection Week with AG Leslie Rutledge

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It's National Consumer Protection Week and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge wants to spread the word about from fraud, identity theft, and scams. White River Now's Gary B. spoke with the Independence County native on this week's edition of The Official Word, heard every...

LISTEN:BHS Athletic Director gives praise to Arkansas Children’s Hospital during recent Kiwanis Club meeting

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During last Friday’s Batesville Kiwanis Club meeting, a report was given on the monetary support the club was sending to Children’s Hospital in Little Rock.  It was noted how the hospital serves Arkansas' children. The club’s keynote speaker on Friday was Batesville High School...

State Capitol Week in Review from Sen. James Sturch

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LITTLE ROCK -- The state’s child welfare agency has improved its performance over the past three years and continues to make progress, according to its most recent annual report. The Division of Children and Family Services recruits foster parents to care for children who have...

New judge named in case of Linda Collins killing

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The Associated Press is reporting there's a new judge in the case involving the death of former Sen. Linda Collins. Retired Circuit Judge David Goodson was named by Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice John Dan Kemp to take over the case after the presiding judge,...