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Region 8 News: Two escapees in custody

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Region 8 News has the latest on the capture of two escapees from the Sharp County Jail. Robert Lynn Pollard of Evening Shade and Christopher John Frey of Horseshoe Bend were arrested Wednesday night, while authorities still look for Randall Paul Sledge of Conway, according...

BREAKING: Stoplight struck by lightning at Harrison and Sidney in Batesville; could be out of service for next 24 hours or longer

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The City of Batesville just released this statement regarding the stoplight at Harrison and Sidney Street in Batesville being struck by lightning this morning. The stoplight located at Harrison and Sidney Street took a direct hit by lightning this morning, Friday, July 20, around 9...

Lyon College campus open to visitors June 1

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Effective Monday, June 1, the Lyon College campus will be open to visitors, the college said in a Friday morning release. Academic buildings, including Mabee Simpson Library, and residence halls are still closed to the public. Visitors are required to wear masks and are expected...

Batesville City Council receives Christmas lights update, fills a vacated seat, and does other business at Tuesday meet

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It may only be June, but Johnathan Abbott is already thinking about Christmas. Abbott is the supervisor of the City of Batesville's Landscaping Department and is in charge of installing Christmas lights at Riverside Park and downtown. Abbott is always planning ahead for the...

Independence County man found with marijuana, meth and firearm

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An Independence County man, who finally decided to stop on Galloway Road, was taken into custody and is now on a hold for the county’s narcotics officer, authorities say. Jerry W. Hollingsworth, 61, was in Newark Thursday, June 28, when Independence County Sheriff's Deputy Bobby...

Preview: First meet of Independence County Quorum Court scheduled for Monday

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The first meeting of the Independence County Quorum Court in 2019 on Jan. 14 will not begin until an ordinance is passed that sets the regular meeting time and place and sets procedural rules to follow. During the beginning process, there will be quorum court...

Previously convicted felon charged after he was found with rifle, drug paraphernalia

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A parole absconder is facing charges after being found with a firearm and drug paraphernalia, according to documents provided to the Independence County Circuit Court. Independence County Sheriff's Deputy Tyler Cunningham was dispatched to a Newark residence on Feb. 7 to meet a member of the Arkansas...

Region 8 News: State Police patrolling via the skies

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Region 8 News has this report on taking those "Speed enforced by aircraft" signs seriously. Take a look at their report  here.  

Classic car catches fire at St. Louis and Harrison St. this morning

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A couple of Batesville residents sent in videos of the morning incident involving a smoking classic car near the intersection of Harrison St. & St. Louis St. in Batesville. No serious injuries were reported. Watch below. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4ZwoYJpkO8&w=560&h=315]

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...

Blevins to speak at Old Independence Regional Museum to discuss new book on Ozark history

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Dr. Brooks Blevins (pictured), the Noel Boyd Professor of Ozark Studies at Missouri State University in Springfield, will speak Sunday, Oct. 6, at the Old Independence Regional Museum to discuss his latest work, "History of the Ozarks, Vol. 2: The Conflicted Ozarks," which details...