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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Two charged after burglary and theft at residence on Old Camp Road

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Two men have been arrested and charged in Independence County Circuit Court with burglary and theft of property from a residence on Old Camp Road, just east of Batesville. The Affidavit of Probable Cause for Arrest said approximately $3,000 in U.S. currency ($100 bills), $3,000...

Authorities: Tuckerman man stopped for no plate was driving stolen car

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A Tuckerman man could be facing felony charges after being stopped in Independence County yesterday morning. According to the incident report, Deputy Adam McGilton was on patrol Jan. 12 when he saw a vehicle with no license plate. Initially, McGilton reported the vehicle driver did...

Intended victim of home robbery quickly I.D.s masked suspect

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From an incident that occurred on July 2, an Independence County man has been charged with felony theft. According to authorities, a Bethesda Road resident, Jordan Stephens reported that a man, listed as 20-year-old Tanner Kimmerling, entered his residence with a mask on his face...

Unknown man enters Independence County woman’s residence, saying ‘armed’ individuals were chasing him

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It happened on Campbell Lane in Independence County. A woman reports to the sheriff’s department that a man she did not know ran inside her residence, fearing for his life, saying unidentified “armed” individuals were chasing him. The woman, Amy Cruse, who owned the...

UPDATE: All Batesville School Resource Officers are on campus; juvenile in custody

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From Independence County Sheriff's Deputy Patrick Collins' Facebook account. A suspect is in custody and all school resource officers are on campus as usual. Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest weather every weekday morning by listening to Gary B. and Ozark...

Cedar Ridge, Midland school districts to take advantage of Solar Access Act

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The Cedar Ridge and Midland school districts will be among the first schools in the state to take advantage of the Solar Access Act to improve their facilities. The Solar Access Act is legislation designed to enhance access to solar power and spur solar...

Stone County man sentenced to five years in the state penitentiary

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Corey Thomas Ensign. Photo Credit: Stone County Sheriff's Office. Corey Thomas Ensign (pictured), 32, entered a negotiated plea of guilty to five drug-related charges including simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms and possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine. In addition to 60-months in prison, Ensign was...

Cushman woman, apparently lost, is found after search — then taken to jail on arrest warrant

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A search party was organized Wednesday to look for a Cushman woman who was apparently lost in the woods. The police report said authorities were asked to search for Tommye J. White, 33. White's mother told authorities she had been out of town and had...

Trick-or-treaters brave chilly temps for Main Street Batesville’s Halloween

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A crowd of festive trick-or-treaters in all types of elaborate costumes braved the chilly temperatures last night for Main Street Batesville's Halloween celebration. Downtown merchants were on hand to ensure the treat bags and buckets were full of goodies. Representatives from various churches added to...

Newport Downtown Entertainment Series looking for volunteers

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Julie Allen, executive director of the Newport Area Chamber of Commerce, reports that the Downtown Entertainment Series is receiving overwhelming support from sponsors, is having fantastic attendance at the events, and is enjoying great entertainment. With that success comes the need for volunteers to help...

Safety Saturation nets arrest of Batesville man on two drug-related charges

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During a March 30 Safety Saturation sweep being conducted by the Independence County Sheriff’s Department's Community Action Team (CAT), an arrest was made on two drug-related charges. Investigator Chris Toland and Chief Deputy Aaron Moody were traveling north on U.S. Highway 167 near the intersection...