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Pineville VFD member killed in head-on collision; family members were first responders

Sad news out of Pineville as a member of the community's volunteer fire department has been killed in a head-on collision. Reports indicate Joseph Stephen, 25, of Mountain Home was driving his Honda Accord northward on Arkansas State Hwy. 177 near Jordan in Baxter County...

BREAKING: Plane reported down north of Batesville; no major injuries reported

In addition to authorities working an 18-wheeler being overturned on Ramsey Mountain, preliminary reports say a small plane has landed in a field northwest of Batesville, near Budweiser Beach, after possibly running out of fuel. No serious injuries are being reported. We'll have more info...

Lyon to inaugurate new president in April

Lyon College has announced the inauguration of their 18th president. Dr. W. Joseph King will be inaugurated Thursday and Friday, April 19 and 20, succeeding Dr. Donald Weatherman who retired in 2017. Dr. King is an author, entrepreneur, husband and father and served as senior...

Two men pegged with separate meth charges in Independence County

The Independence County Sheriff’s Department says two men charged in circuit court are repeat offenders of the law. Charges have been filed against Mark Clifton, 47, and Jimmy Lynn Hooper, Jr., 38. Hooper was arrested as a result of a traffic stop last Wednesday, Jan. 17,...

ALERT: Batesville Chamber warns members of possible scam

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has alerted its members that individuals might be visiting their businesses claiming to be in partnership with county school districts to raise funds. However, the Chamber's alert says the districts are not in partnership with these parties. Read the...

Batesville named one of the top 5 best places to retire

A new study from SmartAsset.com entitled the 10 best places to retire in Arkansas ranks Batesville in the top five. Hot Springs Village topped the financial technology's website study with Mountain Home, Pocahontas, Batesville, and Greenbrier rounding out the top five. To find the best places to retire, the...

Fellowship Bible pastor discusses upcoming marriage conference

"Your Best Night Out," a free one-night event focusing on improving marriages, will be held at Fellowship Bible Church, 332 E. Main St., in Batesville, Sunday, Jan. 28. Brent Swanson, pastor at Fellowship, was in the studio today to discuss the program. Listen below for the...

Batesville’s Walmart, Eagle Mountain EAST team for WRMC Teddy Bear Ministry

The Eagle Mountain Elementary School EAST program and Walmart in Batesville partnered to donate stuffed animals to the WRMC Teddy Bear Ministry.  The ministry provides cuddly stuffed toys to help calm children during their hospital visit or stay.  Front from left: Thalia Strother, Kealon Johnson, Doc Spurlin, and Kylie Dixon. Back...

Izard County Sheriff’s Dept. on lookout for missing Calico Rock man

The Izard County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a Calico Rock area man who has been reported as a “missing person.” Peter Paul Sutterfield, 41, was last seen on Jan. 14, according to Chief Deputy Sheriff Earnie Blackley. He is described as being 6 ft. 1 in.,...

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...

Two females charged with sexual assault involving male inmate at Calico Rock unit

Two women charged with third degree sexual assault at the North Central Unit of the Arkansas prison system in Calico Rock have turned themselves in and posted bonds. Sarah Marie Crawford, 43, of Golden, Col., and Carol Faye Johnson, 54, of Salem, came to the...

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