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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

First Community Bank breaks ground on main branch operations center addition

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Featured image: An architectural rendering of the new operations center at First Community Bank First Community Bank held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday for the addition of their operations center at 1401 Harrison St.  Dale Cole, chairman and CEO of First Community, told the crowd gathered to...

Batesville Police investigate missing cash from wallet, license plate theft, and more

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What an ending it was to a case of a “lost wallet.”  Batesville Police Department (BPD) Officer Jordan Akins responded to the White River Medical Center where someone had lost their wallet.  According to a release from the BPD, Akins reviewed video footage of...

Cave City man arrested after authorities find meth, synthetic marijuana, and more at residence

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A Cave City man was arrested Monday, Dec. 2, after authorities reported they uncovered illegal drugs upon the execution of a search warrant at his residence. Officers from the Sharp County Sheriff's Office and the Cave City Police Department executed the warrant at the residence...

BPD: East Batesville man reported to have accidentally killed himself; investigation underway

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A Batesville man is dead after police say a witness told them he accidentally shot himself. The incident occurred around 2:40 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, at a Case Street residence, according to a media release from the Batesville Police Department (BPD). A female companion of the...

Batesville Police investigating phone theft

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A man who was self-checking at the Batesville Walmart last Friday put his cell phone on the counter when he began having issues with the check-out machine. Upon moving to a working machine, he proceeded with his purchase. According to a Batesville Police Department release,...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department Warrant List for the week of Dec. 9

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The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is listing the names of 20 to 25 individuals each week who have active warrants for the public to assist in locating. The list is released alphabetically, according to the department, and it will also be posted each week...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department Warrant List for the week of Dec. 2

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The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is listing the names of 20 to 25 individuals each week who have active warrants for the public to assist in locating. The list is released alphabetically, according to the department, and it will also be posted each week...

Charges filed in three Independence County cases involving drugs

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Independence County prosecutors have filed charges against three subjects on illegal drug violations. Whitteny Ann Doyle (pictured above, center), 40, has been charged with three felony drug violations including possession of meth. She is also being charged under the Habitual Offender law as a repeat...

Batesville Police investigate two traffic accidents

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The Batesville Police Department has investigated two traffic accidents this week, one with injuries. Both occurred on Harrison Street. Yesterday, an accident at the Harrison and 30th street intersection injured passengers in both vehicles. Police say the collision occurred when a vehicle operated by Hong Hughes...

UPDATE: Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill issues a statement regarding Tuesday night’s incident that left three officers injured

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Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill spoke with White River Now just moments ago about last night's accident in which three of his officers were struck and injured by a passing motorist during the process of an arrest. (To read more about this story, click...

Batesville Police investigating reported thefts

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The Batesville Police Department (BPD) is investigating two recently-reported thefts. BPD Officer Jeffrey Tate said someone entered private property on North 4th Street sometime between Tuesday at 5 p.m. and this morning at 7:45 p.m. and took a trailer. The missing trailer is a black 16-foot...