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Man charged after vehicle break-ins at Mountain View Walmart parking lot

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A Stone County man has been charged in Stone County Circuit Court with four counts of breaking or entering vehicles in the parking area of the Mountain View Walmart. Court records show that police used store video to identify the subject charged in the break-ins...

Pulaski County judge denies change of venue request for two charged in White River Detention Center prisoner abuse

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After the two men charged in a White River Detention Center prisoner abuse case were denied an extension of more time before the trial begins, they have now been denied a change of venue from Little Rock to Batesville, where the alleged assaults took...

Stone County sheriff commends deputies for saving juvenile’s life

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Two deputies with the Stone County Sheriff’s Department helped save the life of a juvenile found hanging by an extension cord, according to a release from Sheriff Lance Bonds’ office. Deputies Justin Meeks and Michael Tharp were dispatched to a Stone County residence on Nov....

Citizens Bank, White River Now team to help raise funds for Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch on Giving Tuesday

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Giving Tuesday was a big success for the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches (ASYR). Citizens Bank and White River Now teamed to help raise funds for ASYR at the bank's main branch, and according to Matt Cleveland, ASYR chief development officer, yesterday's final tally was...

LISTEN: Batesville Parks and Rec reps visit with Big Daddy about December events and more

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Lowen Lermitte and Jacob Rawlings with Batesville Parks dropped by the White River Now studios to talk about the wrap-up of the Iron Distance Wellness Challenge and upcoming December events from Batesville Parks and the Batesville Community Center. Listen below to the interview. Lowen Lermitte and...

Mountain View City Council hears from citizens regarding police force, county jail

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Last night, during a regular meeting of the Mountain View City Council, the city's police department received an affirmative nod from city council members to continue serving the city. The standing-room-only crowd of over 70 also gave support to fund a new jail. Stone County’s...

LISTEN: Gary B. visits with Landon Downing about upcoming Christmas parade in Batesville

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The Kiwanis Club of Batesville will be hosting "A Dickens of a Christmas" Christmas parade at 6 p.m on Monday, Dec. 3 on Main Street. Landon Downing with the Kiwanis Club dropped by the White River Now studios this morning to discuss this year's big...

Recent session of Stone County Circuit Court yields sentences for three men in state prison

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In a recent session of Stone County Circuit Court, eight people were sentenced to probation or suspended sentences along with fines while three men were sentenced to terms in state prison along with fines. Two men were sentenced to 48 months each in regional lockups....

Two Independence County men arrested on variety of charges

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Two Independence County men were arrested on Nov. 23 after a domestic disturbance on Oak Hill Loop, according to authorities. Robert Oliver Thompson, 47, was taken into custody and charged with assault on a household member and endangering the welfare of a minor. Also taken into...

Gary B.: Interlocal law enforcement agreement on tap for discussion at tonight’s Mountain View City Council meet

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Stone County Judge Stacy Avey and Mountain View Mayor Roger Gardner were riding together a few months ago to a meeting at the White River Planning and Development in Batesville. On the way, law enforcement came up in their conversation.  Mountain View is currently spending...

Stone County man jailed after deputies find marijuana grow operation

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A Stone County man is behind bars after authorities discovered a marijuana grow operation at an area residence. On Nov. 24, Jim Doss and Darrell Wills, deputies with the Stone County Sheriff's Office, were dispatched by Sheriff Lance Bonds to conduct a welfare check on...