Blake Shelton shocks Fort Smith with surprise show Thursday night

Country star and a judge on NBC's The Voice, Blake Shelton, surprised Fort Smith residents with an impromptu and free concert at a local nightclub last night. Shelton tweeted the surprise show news around noon yesterday. KFSM-TV has the details.

Fox 16: Batesville funeral home cremates wrong body, state finds paperwork errors

Little Rock Fox affiliate Fox 16 has news tonight on Willis Funeral Service in Batesville and how paperwork errors along with the mistaken cremation of a wrong body have led to a temporary suspension for the funeral home. The Fox 16 report is here.

Mountain View man charged with 21 felonies

A Mountain View man was charged Aug. 17 in Stone County Circuit Court with 21 felony counts. The court documents say 38-year-old Timothy O. McCrobie is charged with 20 counts of sexual assault in the second degree and one count of sexual indecency with a...

Gary B.: Arkansas State Police Troop HQ in Newport soon to have new facility

The Arkansas State Police Troop B headquarters will have a new facility. White River Now's Gary B. takes a look. If you were to venture past 3200 Hwy. 67 North in Newport, you would not see the structure that has housed the Arkansas State Police...

Batesville area sex offender wanted for failure to report

LaMarcus DeShawn Hardy, 31, of Batesville is wanted for failing to report within ten days after release from incarceration. Per a report from the Independence County Sheriff's Department, on Dec. 14, Det. Michael Moody was made aware that Hardy had failed to report to law...

Gary B: Water, water coming down and all the rivers did rise!

Water, water coming down and all the rivers did rise! That might be what happens if the National Weather Service (NWS) is correct in their forecasting. The NWS says we will have several rounds of heavy rainfall. Two to four inches will be possible across the...

Stone County man faces nine felony charges after probation home check

A home check of a Stone County man on Sept. 20 ended in the man being charged with nine felonies. The court information said 31-year-old Brian Roberts was taken into custody on a new warrant and then taken to his residence for a home check...

Central Students to speak live with astronaut traveling aboard space station

Last school year, Lt. Cord Davidson, an Independence County Sheriff’s deputy assigned to Central Math & Science Magnet Elementary in Batesville as a school resource officer, submitted the school to participate in ARISS - Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ISS). Davidson, who is...

Albert announces candidacy for Independence County Tax Collector

Paul Albert has announced his intention to seek the office of Independence County Tax Collector as a Republican. "After working in the Independence County tax office under Janet Perkey and Diana Thompson, I have developed a desire to fill this position," Albert said in a...

Independence County man accused of swindling couple out of their life savings

An Independence County man is accused in Independence County Circuit Court of soliciting more than $90,000 from an "incompetent" couple, according to court records. The court information says the victims, a married couple, had both been diagnosed with dementia, with the husband's diagnosis around April...

Visit by ex leads to violent altercation in Newark; ex-boyfriend arrested, charged

A surprise visit between two exes quickly escalated into an incident involving verbal and physical exchanges; gunshots; a vehicle-ramming; and ultimately the arrest of a Newark man. On May 3, Kalyssa Burks, 22, came to the residence of her ex-boyfriend, John Austin Hershelman, 22 --...

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