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Woman in custody after breaking into Dennison Heights residence

A 22-year-old female is in the Independence County Jail and awaiting a court date after being charged with residential burglary and four theft counts. The suspect, Madison Catherine Coles, was caught at the residence by Sheriff Shawn Stephens who was in the area when the...

Arkansas 103.3, Outlaw 106.5 presenting The Lockhouse Orchestra at Fulton Country Fair Friday

Area radio stations Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ and Outlaw 106.5 are presenting The Lockhouse Orchestra in concert Friday night at the Fulton County Fair in Salem. Other sponsors are Dr. David Kauffman, Dillard & Dillard Motor Company, and Welch, Couch, and Co. PA. The show...

Stone County Circuit Court wrap-up

Anger was the catalyst that led to a man committing crimes which led to a negotiated plea of guilty in Stone County Circuit Court. 39-year-old Christopher Lynn Mitchell (above) pleaded to four counts of aggravated assault; one count of aggravated assault on a law enforcement...

Retirement celebration set for ADWS manager Ben Baxter

A retirement celebration will be held Friday, July 27, for the manager of the Batesville office of the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services (ADWS), Ben Baxter.  Baxter has served as manager of the Batesville office since 2007. Baxter's work history includes the Department of Local...

WATCH: Video and slideshow from this morning’s ribbon-cutting at Ford’s Guns and More’s new location

Ford's Guns and More held a ribbon-cutting this morning at their new location, 87 Batesville Blvd. in Batesville. Ambassadors from the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce were on hand along with guests and local dignitaries.

Two charged after one truck vandalized, another burned

Two Stone County men have been charged in a May 16 incident in which one truck was vandalized and another burned. The court information said 20-year-old Brandon Lee Vanvleet, drove a friend, 20-year-old Daniel Trent Younger, to his father’s residence to feed the dogs while...

WRHS second class of medical residents named

White River Health System (WRHS) has announced the second class of 10 medical residents for the Internal Medicine (IM) Residency Program. The residents began their training on campus July 1. The program accepts 10 medical residents each year for a total of 30 residents...

Stone County man sentenced for selling drugs

A Stone County man was sentenced by Judge Tim Weaver to 15 years in the state penitentiary for selling drugs. 37-year-old Stephen McCarroll (pictured above) entered a negotiated plea of guilty to possession of a controlled substance -- namely methamphetamine -- with the purpose to...

Democratic candidate for Arkansas AG visits Batesville

The Democratic candidate vying for the Arkansas attorney general's office, Mike Lee (pictured below), spoke last night at the July meet of the Independence County Democrats held at Josie's Steakhouse in Batesville. Lee told the group he would be an attorney general "for the...

(UPDATED) WATCH/LISTEN: Slideshow of Monday’s peaceful protest regarding awareness of Skylar Shellstrom case in Mountain View; comments from organizer

UPDATED, 9:30 a.m., July 24, 2018, with comments from the rally's organizer. What was billed as a 'peaceful protest' to give awareness to the case of 4-year-old Skylar Shellstrom was held today in Mountain View. The rally's organizers said it was in response to the...

UPDATE: 8-year-old victim of Oil Trough fire passes

The Independence County Sheriff's Department has released a statement regarding the death of an 8-year-old boy from injuries sustained in a fire yesterday in Oil Trough. (See below.) For more on this story, click here. Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest weather...