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Convenience store manager accused of taking money from employer

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A Southside woman has been accused in Independence County Circuit Court of taking over $15,000 from her employer over a four-month period. The court records noted the owner of the Exxon Tiger Mart, Rahul Kumar, said he conducted an inventory for the store because he...

Long discussion over sick time policy highlights Monday’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting

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There was a long debate in last night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting about adjustments to the sick time policy. Currently, the county policy mandates an official doctor’s note after three consecutive days of sick time use. The policy also allows employees to donate sick...

LISTEN: Batesville Fire Department updates Gary B. during Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ visit

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Capt. Mark McCollum (pictured, left) and Chief Brent Gleghorn (right) of the Batesville Fire Department recently visited with White River Now's Gary B. in the Centennial Bank / Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ studios about the department's ongoing commercial site surveys and why there are 500...

Lyon will host Tibetan monks Nov. 4 through Nov. 7 to create sand painting in Holloway Theater

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Lyon College will is hosting a group of visiting Tibetan monks on campus Monday, Nov. 4, through Thursday, Nov. 7. The monks will create a Mandala Sand Painting in Lyon's Holloway Theater. Visitors can view the sand painting on Monday until 5 p.m., and from 9...

UA Criminal Justice Institute director speaks in Batesville

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Dr. Cheryl May, director of the Criminal Justice Institute since 2009, spoke to a local civil club Monday. The institute was established in 1994 and is part of the University of Arkansas system. One of the institute's main goals is to enhance the proficiency and...

Independence County Sheriff’s Dept. investigating series of vehicle break-ins

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Independence County Sheriff's deputies are working on a series of vehicle break-ins that have occurred over the past two weekends, according to Sheriff Shawn Stephens. The vandals have been taking guns and credit/debit cards from vehicles in incidents reported from Batesville to Pleasant Plains, the sheriff...

Past cheerleaders focus of museum’s final program on hometown sports

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On Sunday, Jan. 28, the Old Independence Regional Museum will be filled with a number of past cheerleaders from area high schools to celebrate their histories and hometown sports. This museum program will also be the final opportunity to witness the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit, “Home Town...

BREAKING: Region 8 News reports missing Trumann girl found safe in Nebraska

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Region 8 News says that missing teen Arissa Farmer of Truman has been found safe in Nebraska. She had been missing since last Saturday. Check out the report here. Get up-to-date local and regional news along with the latest weather every weekday morning by listening to...

Gary B.: Student on way to school comes upon vehicle with four individuals in ski-masks

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Monday morning, April 9, a high school student was on her way to school in Independence County when she came up behind a white colored vehicle with no tags turning onto Brewer Hill Road.   The student later told Sgt. Chris Toland of the Independence...

Stone County Sheriff: Further details on Callahan bust

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The Stone County Sheriff's Office has provided further information on the arrest of Phillip Callahan. Callahan eluded authorities over a few days last week. (For more info, on the history of the case, click here.) After Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds developed leads that Callahan...

White River Now’s Chad Whiteaker visits with actor Judge Reinhold about Sunday’s benefit showing of The Santa Clause at Melba

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Actor Judge Reinhold is returning to the Melba Theater Sunday, Dec. 2, for a benefit showing of Disney's The Santa Clause, in which he appeared with Tim Allen. (Click here for more info and here for ticket info from the Melba.) This afternoon, Reinhold called...