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‘Arkansas Running Man’ takes morning run through Batesville, spreading message of encouragement

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Featured image: Nate Thomas, aka the Arkansas Running Man, makes his way down Harrison Street Thursday morning. A U.S. Army combat veteran from Forrest City who has been running across Arkansas since March made his way through Batesville Thursday morning. Nate Thomas, who posts his adventures...

Hutchinson extends COVID emergency as deaths spike

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is extending his coronavirus emergency declaration by another two months as the state reported a record one-day spike in deaths and a new high in hospitalizations from COVID-19. Hutchinson on Tuesday said he was extending the...

Former NFL Player Darren Mc Fadden pleads guilty in DWI case

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  DALLAS (The Dallas Morning News) — Former Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden (pictured) has been sentenced to four days in jail after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated. McFadden was arrested in January 2019 after he fell asleep in the drive-through lane of...

Arkansas may further ease coronavirus limits by region

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas governor says he's considering allowing some parts of the state to further ease coronavirus restrictions even as active cases continue to rise overall. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he’s considering entering the next phase of lifting virus restrictions by...

Early voting begins Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

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The 2020 election cycle for the Preferential Primary begins Tuesday with the opening of early vote polling sites in Batesville at the Batesville Community Center & Aquatics Center and in Southside at the new Southside City Hall building.  Polls open at 8:00 a.m. and...

KTLO: Body found in burned vehicle in Baxter County

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UPDATE, Dec. 18, 2020: Three suspects have been arrested in this case. Click here for more info. Mountain Home radio station KTLO is reporting that Baxter County authorities are investigating the discovery of a body in a burned vehicle. The station said a 911 call directed...

Suspects arrested after burned body found in car

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Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says a burned body has been found in a burned car near Mountain Home, and three suspects are in custody after being arrested on first-degree murder warrants. Montgomery says the car with the unidentified body inside was found Wednesday. Montgomery...

Walmart to test drone delivery in NW Arkansas with Zipline

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NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is teaming up with a company called Zipline to launch a drone delivery program early next year that will deliver select health and wellness products near the discounter's headquarters in Northwest Arkansas. Walmart said Monday that it plans to eventually...

Arkansas reports more than 1,200 new coronavirus cases

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported more than 1,200 new probable and confirmed coronavirus cases, one of its biggest one-day spikes since the pandemic began. The Health Department on Thursday said the state's total cases rose by 1,202 from Wednesday to 102,798. The state's...

Newport Chamber wraps up holiday promotion

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The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce has wrapped up the 2017 'Shop 'til You Drop' holiday promotion in Newport. Daniel Guth of Newport was the winner of the $1,000 shopping spree. Guth was chauffeured on his spree yesterday in a 2018 Expedition from Harris Ford...

More than 7 tons of medical marijuana sold in Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration reports more than seven tons of medical marijuana has been sold in the state in just more than a year since sales began. DFA said in a news release that 22 dispensaries have...