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Newark, Oil Trough area sees number of thefts over weekend

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Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens and his department are investigating a string of thefts in the Newark and Oil Trough area over the weekend. One theft involves a dozen John Deere tractor weights, as well as 12 tires and wheels from a tractor in a...

New York tech company names Batesville as third ‘Best Place to Retire’ in Arkansas

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SmartAsset, a New York financial technology company, has released its sixth annual study on the Best Places to Retire in the U.S. And for the state of Arkansas, Batesville is ranked in the top three. To find the 10 best places to retire in Arkansas,...

Batesville Police work two shoplifting incidents at Walmart

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The Batesville Police Department recently investigated two separate incidents of attempted shoplifting at the Walmart Supercenter on Harrison Street. Authorities say one of the shoplifters was apprehended by BPD Officer Ryan Pierce, and he was returned to the store. There, he was positively identified by...

Hutchinson: No further reopening as virus cases spike

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he's not ready to further ease restrictions on businesses as the number of coronavirus cases in the state continue to spike. Hutchinson on Thursday said Arkansas' plans to further lift restrictions remain on pause after...

Stephens: Investigation of incident involving deputy on video almost complete

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Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens said the investigation of an incident in which a deputy is shown on video losing his temper during a domestic call should be completed by Friday. The sheriff said early Thursday morning he's waiting on the citizen complaint form to...

Popular Mountain View restaurant temporarily closed due to coronavirus

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A popular downtown Mountain View cafe has temporarily closed due to the coronavirus. Robert Baker, the owner/operator of the Rainbow Cafe, told White River Now's Gary Bridgman the closure was a precautionary measure for the safety of the public and staff members. On Saturday, June 13,...

UACCB announces 2019-2020 graduates

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The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is pleased to announce the 2019-2020 graduates. Honor graduates are denoted as summa cum laude (cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher) magna cum laude (cumulative GPA of 3.75 to 3.89) and cum laude (cumulative GPA...

WRHS CEO talks to White River Now about organizational changes related to COVID-19 crisis

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In an interview with White River Now's Chad Whiteaker, White River Health System President and CEO Gary Paxson (pictured above) said the organization, like all other health care providers, is having to enact organizational changes to counter the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis. On...

WRHS announces organizational changes to counter COVID-19 impact

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In a Thursday afternoon release, White River Health System (WRHS) announced steps toward securing the future of the organization as a locally governed, independent healthcare provider for the region. The organizational adjustments announced included a 25 percent reduction in the WRHS Leadership Team (Vice...

State Police: Man wounded in gunfire exchange near Hardy

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The Arkansas State Police has been requested to conduct an investigation into the use of deadly force by three northeast Arkansas law enforcement agencies. According to a release from the ASP, the investigation arises out of an incident near Hardy last night (Wednesday, June 24)...

Authorities on lookout for Batesville man wanted for alleged battery of pregnant woman in Stone County

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A Batesville man is wanted by Stone County authorities on a charge of third-degree domestic battery against a woman known to be pregnant. The probable cause affidavit says Stone County deputies responded to a domestic incident near Mountain View on June 24. While en route...