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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

LISTEN: Gary B. talks with P.I. revisiting Rebecca Gould murder case in Izard County for upcoming national podcast

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The Rebecca Gould murder case that occurred in Izard County almost 14 years ago is being revisited by a New York journalist and licensed private investigator with local ties. Katherine Townsend, now living in New York but originally from Mountain View, has been obsessed with...

Informant busted for selling to another informant and ends up with extra felony charges

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An area woman who asked to be a confidential informant for Batesville Police after being caught with methamphetamine apparently double-crossed the police and was caught selling to a Drug Task Force informant. Kaitlann Michelle Summers, 22, was caught purchasing methamphetamine from a woman at an apartment...

Batesville man charged with taking videos of juvenile in store changing room

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A Batesville man has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with three counts of video voyeurism, and under the Habitual Offender Act as well. Batesville Police, in their report to the prosecuting attorney, said this is what happened:  At a clothing store last Friday,...

Batesville wins state tourism award

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https://youtu.be/HsLx7yLTg3Y Batesville was among the award recipients at the 2018 Arkansas Henry Awards held last night at Southland Park in West Memphis, Ark. The awards were given by the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism. The Community Tourism Development award is presented annually to a community or...

UPDATE: Missing Stone County woman found safe

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UPDATE 5:56 p.m.: Authorities report Kayla Brannon has been found safe. Authorities are currently searching for a Stone County woman after her family reported her missing and fear she could be in danger because of a medical condition. Kayla Brannon, 30, of Fifty-Six, Ark., was last...

BREAKING: Three Batesville Police officers injured in line of duty last night

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Three Batesville Police officers were injured last night in the line of duty. Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill said this morning his officers were attempting to make an arrest last night when three were struck by a vehicle. He said one officer is in a Little...

Independence County woman reported missing

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An Indiana woman is worried her daughter is missing from this area. Authorities say Vicki Curtis contacted the Independence County Sheriff's Department and said she usually talks with her daughter on the phone, but she has not heard from her since the first of December. Curtis...

Concord man charged with rape of juvenile; mom of juvenile also charged with permitting abuse of minor

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A Concord man has been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with the rape of female juvenile, and the juvenile's mother was also charged with permitting the abuse of a minor. The rape charge, filed yesterday, Thursday, May 24, was against 19-year-old Jonathan E. Rossiter. Court...

UPDATE: Independence County man in jail, accused of internet stalking of a child

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The Independence County Sheriff's Department has taken a man into custody who is accused of internet stalking of a child, according to Sheriff Shawn Stephens. The sheriff told White River Now the department was notified by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office regarding David Allen Duncan,...

BREAKING: Human remains found near Jamestown Loop

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A piece of human bone recently found in the Jamestown Loop area led to the discovery of more human remains. Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens told White River Now this morning the discovery of a piece of human bone in a rural area of Jamestown Loop...

Naked Mountain View man taken into custody on arson charge after house burns

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When Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds and his investigators were dispatched to a structure fire Wednesday, April 4, not only did they find a house on fire, but also found a naked man standing next to the home, watching it burn. The man, later identified...