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Jonesboro shooting suspect arrested

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A suspect in a shooting death on Jan. 1 in Jonesboro has been taken into custody. Authorities say Markus Gentry, 29, of Blytheville was located around 8:30 p.m. on the night of Jan. 1 at a residence in south Jonesboro.  He was taken into custody...

Southside Public Water Authority to meet January 8

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Board members of the Southside Public Water Authority in Independence County will hear the 2018 Year-End Report presented by Scott Williams during their meeting on Jan. 8. Manager John Richardson will present his report and give a reminder of the Annual Meeting set for Tuesday,...

Local law enforcement commissioned for another year

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Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens and his deputies were sworn back into office on January 1, renewing each officer’s commission for another year since they serve under an elected official. The commission also renews each officer’s right to make arrests in the county and allows...

Former Independence County Sheriff passes

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A former Independence County Sheriff passed away Friday.  Larry West was 77. West served one term as sheriff from 1987 to 1989.  Funeral Services are this morning, January 2 at the Qualls Batesville Funeral Service Chapel, burial will the Union Cemetery at Dowdy. West is survived...

Mountain View PD: Woman jailed on first-degree sexual assault count involving child

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A 26-year-old woman is behind bars in Stone County on one count of first-degree sexual assault in an incident involving a child. Authorities were called Sunday, Dec. 30, to take a report of a complaint that a 6-year-old child victim had been touched inappropriately by...

Mountain View man dies after head-on collision near Locust Grove, two injured

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A Mountain View man was killed and two people were injured yesterday afternoon after a head-on collision on Arkansas State Highway 14, west of Locust Grove, according to the Arkansas State Police. Adalberto Diaz, 57, was a passenger in a vehicle involved in the accident...

Longtime Mountain View businessman J.T. Altman passes

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A long-time Mountain View businessman, J. T. Altman, passed away Sunday. He was 76 years old. Altman owned and operated a car dealership, Altman Motor Company in Mountain View for many years. Altman’s Obituary is pending, but visitation is scheduled for Jan. 1 between 6 p.m....

National Weather Service: Light snow, some ice possible mid-week

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After a brief period of dry weather on Tuesday, rain will return from the south late Tuesday night into Wednesday. There may be a few pockets of freezing rain Wednesday morning north or west of Little Rock. Chances of freezing rain are in the forecast...

DHS: Summer food program provider application to open January 14

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Applications for the 2019 Arkansas Summer Food Service Program (ASFSP) will be processed in two phases, beginning in January, according to officials with the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS). The first period, only for schools and government sponsors, will open on Jan. 14....

Gary B.: Woman tells sheriff she’d rather be in jail, sheriff accommodates

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Sometimes a person just asks for it. Sheriff Shawn Stephens said he was in the emergency room at the White River Medical Center with a person who had been injured in a recent pursuit when he heard a woman causing trouble. She was being abusive and...

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

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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...