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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Stone County man charged with sexual assault in fourth degree

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A 31-year-old man was charged Wednesday afternoon in Stone County Circuit Court with sexual assault. The court information said the charges are the result of an incident that occurred in November of last year and involved a female under the age of 16. The suspect is...

Charges filed in three Independence County cases involving drugs

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Independence County prosecutors have filed charges against three subjects on illegal drug violations. Whitteny Ann Doyle (pictured above, center), 40, has been charged with three felony drug violations including possession of meth. She is also being charged under the Habitual Offender law as a repeat...

Independence County Quorum Court follow-up: judge requests new 2019 budgetary method; JPs give vote of confidence to tax collector; more…

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At Monday night's meeting of the Independence County Quorum Court, County Judge Robert Griffin asked the justices of the peace (JPs) to try a new method of budgeting for 2019. The JPs agreed to try the suggested “ABC Category” budgeting method similar to the Arkansas Revenue...

LISTEN: Danny Dozier talks about this weekend’s grand opening of Maxfield Park in downtown Batesville

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A ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebration for Maxfield Park will be held this weekend. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on Friday, Oct. 11, at 10:30 a.m., and the grand opening celebration will be Saturday, Oct. 12. A fundraising dinner will be served by...

UPDATE: Stone County persons of interest in custody

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UPDATE: The individuals have been identified and are in custody. Read here. The Stone County Sheriff's Department is on the lookout for two persons of interest in a theft on Hedges Road, in the Fifty-Six area. If anyone knows the individuals in the posted pictures, please...

Gary B. to look at opioid crisis during multi-part series on “The Official Word”

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White River Now's Gary Bridgman will begin a multi-part series on the opioid crisis on this week's edition of "The Official Word," the weekly public affairs program airing on Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ and 93 KZLE that is sponsored by First Community Bank. Gary will visit with...

Stone County man formally sentenced to 75 years (900 months) in sexual assault case

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Matthew Brian Ming, 38, was formally sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Stone County Circuit Court after coming to a negotiated plea of guilty on numerous counts. The sentencing was delayed by District Judge Tim Weaver in order for the victim in the case to...

Hutchinson holds briefing as state passes 1,000 positive cases, no new deaths reported, over 200 recovered

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Featured image: Gov. Asa Hutchinson at today's COVID-19 briefing. After holding his State of the State address, Gov. Asa Hutchinson walked out of the state Senate chambers and delivered his now-standard 1:30 p.m. briefing on the latest coronavirus news in Arkansas. Wednesday morning, the state passed...

Officers find two men with smoking device, “crystalline substance,” and loaded rifles in their vehicle

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Two men were found late Saturday night by an Arkansas Game & Fish Officer and a state trooper to be in possession of a narcotic and a glass smoking pipe, according to the incident report. There were also two rifles in the vehicle --...

BHS Beta Club raises funds for water filters in remote Nepal

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The Batesville High School (BHS) Beta Club recently raised over $900 to help purchase water filters for remote villages in Nepal. The idea for helping those in water-scarce regions of Nepal came from BHS Principal David Campbell. In the fall of 2016, Campbell had the opportunity...

Stone County man jailed for first-degree terroristic threatening after one-vehicle accident

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A Stone County man has been charged in Stone County Circuit Court with terroristic threatening in the first degree after being involved in a one-vehicle accident Monday afternoon, July 2, on Herpel Road. The court information said the first officer on the scene reported the...