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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...

Batesville student places third in the Arkansas Endangered Species Art Contest

Batesville Junior High sixth grade, McKenzie Treat, placed third in the third-sixth grade category with her artwork titled, "Running Buffalo Clover" in the Arkansas Endangered Species Art Contest. All the winning pieces of artwork will be on display at the Witt Stephens Jr. Nature Center...

UACCB Nursing students continue project through community health presentations

Earlier this year, registered nursing students at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville made a variety of public health presentations designed to make a meaningful impact on community members’ health. A pair of those students are taking their project a step further...

Independence County man charged for failing to register as sex offender

Deputy Prosecuting Attorney for the 16th Judicial District Kellye Barber has charged an Independence County man with not complying with reporting requirements for registered sex offenders. Barber said in the court information that Richard Willard Davis, 51, failed to verify his residency within ten days...

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce announces annual Business Expo

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold its annual Business Expo presented by FNBC on Wednesday, June 5. The event will be held in the gymnasium at the Batesville Community Center. The theme for the 2019 Business Expo is “Famous Sitcoms Edition.”...

LISTEN: Lindsey Carter with Children’s Advocacy Center in studio about a fundraiser coming up April 19

Lindsey Carter with Children's Advocacy Center dropped by the White River Now studios and spoke with Ken Loggains about their upcoming fundraiser set for Friday, April 19.

Mountain View man charged with three felonies for stealing wallet and its contents

A Mountain View man has been charged with stealing a woman’s wallet along with using and attempting to use her credit and debit cards. The court information said the theft occurred on April 11 when Clifford Lee Watson II (pictured), 26, allegedly entered a woman’s...

Newark man driving motorized wheelchair involved in traffic accident, later dies from injuries

A Newark man involved in an April 4 accident where his motorized wheelchair was hit by a vehicle from behind has passed away due to his injuries, according to authorities. Walter Gene Watson, 61, was driving his motorized wheelchair east on Sixth Street in Newark...

New police chief named in Mountain View

Once the paperwork has been completed, Mountain View will have a new police chief. Mayor Roger Gardner told White River Now this morning that Mountain View Police Chief B. J. Day called him last week and said he intended to resign. Mayor Gardner said he and...

Couple officially charged with numerous felony counts after last week’s marijuana bust in Independence County

After reviewing information on three controlled buys of marijuana, the 16th District Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is charging an Independence County couple with a variety of felony counts. Woodrow Stanley Fowler, Jr., 22, and his girlfriend, Halle Morgan McTigue, 19, were taken into custody on...

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