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Stolen vehicle found before it was reported stolen

A vehicle in Independence County, stolen Thursday afternoon, Aug. 30, was found and taken into custody before it was reported stolen. Adam McGilton, a deputy sheriff with the Independence County Sheriff's Department, was called to Union Hill Road around 4:20 p.m. yesterday about a truck...

Searcy man stopped in Batesville taken to jail on meth charges and more

A Searcy, Ark., man was placed on an investigative hold early Saturday morning, March 24, following a traffic stop on Batesville Boulevard by Independence County Deputy Sheriff Bobby Tate. The vehicle, driven by Ricky C. Jones, 31, of Searcy, was pulled over after crossing the...

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Wintry mix expected for parts of area

Jasper, Clinton, Heber Springs and Augusta are just some areas in the region that might be affected by a mix of wintry weather overnight. The National Weather Service out of Little Rock has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 6 p.m. tonight until 6...

Stone County man charged after pot, meth found during traffic stop

A routine traffic stop has led to a Stone County man being charged with drug-related felonies. Michael E. Feezor, 40, was stopped on a traffic violation on Dec. 31. An investigation ensued when the smell of burnt marijuana came from the vehicle, according to court...

Two wanted for forgery in Stone County

A man and woman are wanted by the Mountain View Police Department for attempting an act of forgery at a local supermarket.  They were trying to cash a bogus check for $2250.00. Management at Harps Supermarket said the two were the same ones involved in...

Yoga now part of unique after-school tennis program at Batesville Community Center

NEATennis, a regional tennis organization which hosts the After School Tennis Zone at the Batesville Community Center each Monday afternoon, has now added yoga to the group’s unique tennis instruction program for children. Illene Stewart, an RYT 200 yoga instructor, will partner with NEATennis to...

Four taken into custody after high-speed chase through Independence, Izard counties

A vehicle pursuit that started in Batesville Friday night, Dec. 28, later ended in Izard County with four suspects in custody. Around 9 p.m., Batesville Police began the pursuit, which headed northward from Batesville on Highway 69.  Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens and some of...

Central Magnet teachers hold door decorating contest

Central Magnet Elementary teachers recently held a Christmas door decorating contest at the Batesville School. State representative James Sturch and Miss Independence County, Sharissa Herekamp, were the celebrity judges and chose as first place second-grade teacher Jessica Mead's decoration featuring the Grinch in a...

3 injured, 1 dead following Wednesday evening shooting in Jonesboro

Jonesboro Police were called to 3516 Galaxy the evening of January 2 because of a shooting.  Once on scene officers found four people injured, officers rendered aid and prepared for the victims to be transported to local hospitals. The three injured parties are Quenterius Finch,...

United Way Angel Tree names available Nov. 12

The United Way of North Central Arkansas will begin releasing the names of children participating in this year's Angel Tree program, Monday, Nov. 12, the agency noted in a press release. Each year, United Way of North Central Arkansas helps hundreds of children each year...

LISTEN: Bereavement and grief support group to begin in Batesville

Caring Hands Hospice in Batesville is starting a bereavement and grief support group that will meet at the Independence County Library, 267 E. Main St., in Batesville on Tuesdays from 4 to 5 p.m. The first meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 19. Mary Banks with...