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Monday, August 19, 2019

Independence County Sheriff’s Department warrant list for the week of Aug. 12

The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is listing the names of 20 to 25 individuals each week who have active warrants for the public to assist in locating. The list is released alphabetically, according to the department, and it will also be posted each week...

Batesville public schools are growing

Batesville public schools are growing and it's showing!  In fact, a new school overall enrollment has been set at 3,500 students.  And, this year the number was increased by 200 new students. The growth is also seen in preschool where the move has been made...

Recent thefts cost Home Depot in Batesville approximately $2,500 in stolen goods

Batesville Police Department detectives are investigating some thefts that have recently occurred at The Home Depot in Batesville which could involve as much as $2,500 in store merchandise. According to the police report, BPD Patrolman Kody Headley was called to the store on Friday, Aug....

Sheriff urges businesses to report any counterfeit bills encountered

If your business has recently taken in a counterfeit $20 bill, Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens wants to know.  Stephens said two businesses in Newark, Town & Country and EZ Mart, have recently encountered at least six bogus bills. The sheriff said he appreciates any...

LISTEN: Comedy show to benefit St. Jude slated for Friday night at The Duck Blind

Pictured: Patrick Moody, event organizer Patrick Moody dropped by the studio and visited with White River Now's Big Daddy Randy Alan about the upcoming St. Jude comedy show benefit scheduled for Friday, Aug. 16 at The Duck Blind. All proceeds go to St. Jude's Children's Research...

Pleasant Plains man arrested after speeding past a patrolling deputy

A Pleasant Plains man, speeding past a sheriff’s deputy patrolling the area, ended up being charged with a felony.  The incident started when Deputy Chris Martin of the Independence County Sheriff's Department pulled over a 2018 Chevy Malibu driven by Timothy Roberson, 36. Roberson was found...

Sex offender arrested for failure to report information to authorities

The Mountain View Police Department has charged Charles Wine, 36, for failing to report to the county Sex Offender Coordinator and verify his registration information including his place of residency.  Failure to do so is a Class C felony. Wine was taken into custody on...

Independence County woman arrested on charges of domestic battering of a minor

The Independence County Sheriff’s Department has filed charges against a local woman accusing her of second-degree domestic battery of a minor under the age of 12. The court information says on July 17, 2019, a man reported to the sheriff’s office that his daughter had...

D.C.-based publication highlights recent changes at Lyon College

Inside Higher Ed, an online news publication based out of Washington, D.C., recently posted an article highlighting the recent reduction in size of the Lyon College Board of Trustees. The article, entitled "Size reduction of Lyon College board allows college to better respond to problems,"...

Inmate at Independence County Detention Facility can’t explain how meth ended up in her cell

A Mountain Home woman incarcerated in the Independence County Detention Facility recently had some difficulty explaining to authorities exactly how methamphetamine ended up in her jail cell. According to the court information filed this week, authorities were dispatched to the facility late last month (July...

Batesville Police target drug community with five charged in various cases

The Batesville Police Department (BPD) continues to hammer away at the drug community and its sellers and users. On Monday, Aug. 5, Dillon Sallas, narcotics officer with the BPD, filed drug-related charges on five individuals in various cases. One case developed on Friday, Aug. 2, when...