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Sunday, April 11, 2021

BREAKING: Three found dead in LR apartment

Little Rock CBS-TV affiliate KTHV is breaking with news that three people have been found dead in a Little Rock apartment. Click here for the story.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers coming to Batesville

Wichita, Kan.-based Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has announced a franchise agreement for three new area locations, including one in Batesville. The chain announced in a press release today that in addition to the Batesville location, local entrepreneur Kevin Morrow will also open new...

New life for Dogpatch USA property?

InsideFortSmith.com reports the long-closed Dogpatch USA near Jasper might be home to a new tourist destination. Click here for all the info.  

KATV: Dixie Cafe locations to close

A longtime fixture on the statewide restaurant scene is apparently closing its doors. Little Rock television station KATV is reporting they've received word from managers of various locations of The Dixie Cafe that the chain is closing for good on Wednesday. Apparently, the Little Rock corporate...

Biker killed in one-vehicle accident in Baxter County

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...

Man arrested for meth possession after Pleasant Plains traffic stop

A Letona, Ark. man was arrested Friday on Blackland Road near Pleasant Plains when a vehicle in which he was a passenger was clocked going 67 m.p.h in a 45 m.p.h.-posted zone. In the police report, John Marlow, a deputy with the Independence County Sheriff’s...

Teen missing from Cleburne County

Arkansas Matters.com reports a 13-year-old from Cleburne County is missing. Click here for the details.

KATV: Judge to review “Boys on the Tracks” documents

Little Rock TV station KATV is reporting a judge in a Freedom of Information Act suit will review federal documents related to the 30-year-old "Boys on the Tracks" case. In 1987, the bodies of two teenage boys were found on railroad tracks in Alexander, Ark....

HBO doc on Arkansas meth use features rehab center with local ties

The newly released HBO documentary, Meth Storm, focuses on meth addiction in rural Arkansas, and the film includes a look at a year-long faith-based rehabilitation center based out of Perry County with ties to the WhiteRiverNow.com region. The center, Renewal Ranch, was started about five...

Arkansas unemployment benefits to be ‘chipped away’ in 2018

A look at unemployment insurance in the state of Arkansas finds a “chipping away” of benefits by the state legislature over the past few years, with the “chipping” continuing into January 2018. The state governing body has repeatedly reduced the amount of unemployment insurance available...