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Sheriff: Independence County man missing since March 14

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The Independence County Sheriff's Department is looking for a missing Batesville man. Trysten Martz (pictured), 21, has not been seen by family members since the morning of March 14, according to the incident report. Martz was last seen walking on Collietown Road with an unknown...

Arkansas gun rights activist to challenge Sen. Boozman

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas gun rights activist who ran unsuccessfully for governor three years ago says she's challenging Republican Sen. John Boozman. Jan Morgan (pictured above in a file photo) on Wednesday said she's running against Boozman in the GOP primary next...

National Weather Service gives the latest on winter storm

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Here is the latest on the severe winter weather occurring through the state. ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY... ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING... * WHAT: Heavy snow and dangerous wind chills. * SNOW AMOUNTS: Snowfall amounts...

Judge denies bail for Arkansas man charged in Capitol riot

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has denied bail for a 60-year-old Arkansas man who posed for photos with his feet on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s desk during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Chief Judge Beryl Howell said Thursday that...

Mountain Home man charged with 72 counts involving explicit material featuring children

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Baxter County authorities filed 72 felony counts against a Mountain Home man on Monday after 72 files of "child explicit" material were allegedly found in his Google storage account. Josh D. Koger (pictured), 23, is accused of uploading the 72 files in August of 2020...

UACCB teams with Econo-Mart on COVID-19 vaccination clinic for staff

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Jodie Hightower (left), assistant to the chancellor at UACCB, was the first UACCB employee to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from Paul Holifield (right) of Econo-Mart Pharmacy during the clinic. / Images via UACCB UACCB held a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for employees on Jan. 22. In a...

Rolling average number of new coronavirus cases down 34 percent in state

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,777 new cases of the coronavirus and 17,686 active cases on Wednesday, a drop of more than 700 from a week ago. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that efforts to slow the virus appear...

First-degree murder charge filed against Weathers

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A first-degree murder charge has been filed in Independence County Circuit Court against Cody Weathers (pictured above in his Greene County, Missouri jail booking image), 28, of Batesville. Authorities have said Weathers is the suspect in the Jan. 25 killing of Adam Lowry, 29, inside...

Sheriff: Cave City man busted after officers find meth, paraphernalia

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As the result of an ongoing drug investigation, the Sharp County Sheriff's Department along with Cave City Police executed a search warrant Tuesday at the residence of Dennis Tucker on Brickle Springs Road. A release from Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts says officers found several...

Longtime Norfork principal dies after battle with COVID-19

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According to the official Norfork School District Facebook page, longtime Norfork High School Principal Bobby D. Hulse (pictured) died Wednesday morning after a battle with COVID-19. The Baxter Bulletin shared that Hulse's educational career was over 50 years. The majority of that time was served...

Mr. and Miss BHS plus Students of the Month named at Batesville High

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Batesville High School has named the Class of 2021 Mr. and Miss BHS. The honorees this year are Isabella Higginbottom (pictured above, left) and Elijah Livingston (right). Every year the honor is given to two seniors who are selected by BHS faculty and staff, based...