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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

After 33 years of service, librarian and Lyon alum set to retire

After 33 years at Lyon College’s Mabee-Simpson Library, Public Services Librarian Kathy Whittenton, ‘75, will retire in June 2019. Whittenton’s story at Lyon began when she was a student herself. “I originally came for family day in junior high school,” she said. “I wanted...

Mountain View woman jailed after authorities find meth, marijuana in vehicle

A Stone County woman has been charged with possessing illegal drugs. Mountain View Police Department officers were looking for the suspect, Allyssa Grace Price (pictured), 20, of Herpel Road, after she allegedly tried to swap marijuana for insulin needles. The Stone County Circuit Court information...

Fifty-Six man arrested for battery after wife found lying on floor in pain

One ends up in jail; the other in the hospital. On April 18, Stone County authorities were called to a Fifty-Six, Ark., residence where they found an elderly woman lying on the floor in pain. The woman said she and her husband were arguing when...

Man flees during traffic stop, suspect still at large

A suspect is still at large after fleeing from an Independence County Sheriff's Deputy Saturday night, April 20. Deputy Chris Martin attempted to conduct a traffic stop after noticing the driver of a black 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt displaying suspicious driving behaviors and having expired license...

Former White River Juvenile Dentention Center Captain called “sadistic” by U.S. District Judge, sentenced to 7 years in prison

Peggy Kendrick, 45, who at one time held the rank of Captain and oversaw operations at the White River Juvenile Detention Center in Batesville, has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison. The Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports that the sentence is 13 months more...

LISTEN: Community Easter Egg Drop to take place at Pioneer Stadium

Summer Sudol from The Compass Church in Batesville stopped by the White River Now studios to share information about the Community Easter Egg Drop tomorrow, Saturday, April 20 at Batesville High School's Pioneer Stadium.

One dead in a single-vehicle crash in Stone County Thursday afternoon

A well-known, Stone County man died in a single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon. State Police Trooper Jason W. Long stated in his preliminary report, the deceased, Michael Kenny Phillips, 55, of Shirley, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet southbound on State Highway 263 near the Baxter County...

LISTEN: Drug Task Force Commander, Jack Yancey in to talk about Drug Take Back Day

National Drug Take Back Day is coming up Saturday, April 27. The 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force Commander, Jack Yancey stopped by and visited with White River Now's Gary B. about the event. Yancey also mentioned other potential issues of not disposing of unused...

Cedar Ridge agriculture program offers something for all students

Walking into Tim Cunningham’s agriculture education classroom at Cedar Ridge High School in Newark at any given point in the day, you may very well find the room empty. But if you look further, you will see students in his shop building door frames or...

LISTEN: Gary B. visits with drug task force commander about new anonymous tip line

The commander of the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, Jack Yancey (pictured), recently visited with White River Now's Gary B. to discuss a new, toll-free, and anonymous tip line to help rid the area of illegal drug activities. Listen below to Yancey's comments for...

Longtime Batesville community leader passes

A longtime Batesville community leader, Woodrow “Woody” Castleberry, passed away on Tuesday, April 16. He was 67. He is survived by his wife Melissa (Dillahunty) Castleberry; two sons, Casey Castlebrerry (Annette), and Lindsey Castleberry (Deann), both of Batesville; a brother Ken Castleberry (Jamie) of Little...