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UPDATE: Batesville Fire Dept. on scene of blaze

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Reports are filtering into White River Now that the Batesville Fire Department is on the scene of a structure fire on the west side of town. Initial reports indicated the fire was on Main Street, but officials believe the wind is pushing smoke from the...

UPDATE: Independence County Sheriff’s Dept. report stolen tractor found in Thida

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UPDATE, 3:30 p.m., Jan. 3, 2018: The Independence County Sheriff's Department has reported the tractor has been found in Thida. No arrests have been made but there is a person of interest. The Independence County Sheriff's Department is on the lookout for a 2017 Kubota M7060HD...

Boil water notice for Bethesda, Cushman and parts of Batesville

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The Arkansas Department of Health has issued a boil water notice for Bethesda, Cushman, as well as the west side of Batesville and the Denny Hill and Ruddell Hill areas. The order was issued as a precautionary measure because of the possibility that contaminated water...

Man discovered deceased in car on WRMC campus

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UPDATE, 11:20 a.m., Jan. 3, 2018: BPD investigators say foul play is not suspected in the death. Detective Mike Mundy said the deceased had been dealing with a medical condition which may well have contributed to his death.  He said the body has been sent...

Batesville Fire Dept. on scenes of fires minutes into frigid 2018

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The Batesville Fire Department was busy minutes into 2018. Around 12:40 a.m. on New Year's Day, the department was called to a College Street residence to what was initially believed to be a chimney flue fire, according to Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn. Overheated gas logs...

Tractor stolen from Camp Tahkodah Rd. property

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UPDATE, 3:30 p.m., Jan. 3, 2018:The Independence County Sheriff's Department has reported the tractor has been found in Thida. No arrests have been made but there is a person of interest. Independence County Sheriff's Deputy Bret Ward recently went to the scene of a felony...

Blackland Road man facing charges after shooting gun, forcing way into residence

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  An Independence County man is facing charges after two separate people say they encountered him with a gun. Officers were called to an area just outside of Pleasant Plains for a subject that had apparently fired a gun at someone. Authorities found Robert Brandon Allen, 38,...

Pleasant Plains woman charged after speeding stop

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A Pleasant Plains woman found herself with multiple charges after a stop for speeding. Aislinn W. Depriest, 25, of Pleasant Plains was arrested after Independence County Sheriff Deputy John Marlow stopped a vehicle she was driving, according to documents filed in Independence County Circuit Court....

Gary B. reflects on longtime Izard County physician “Doc” Tatum

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White River Now's Gary Bridgman remembers longtime Izard Country physician "Doc" Tatum, who passed away yesterday. A dedicated member of the Izard County medical community has passed away. Harold Maury “Doc” Tatum, 88, died on New Year's Day. Tatum was also affectionately known as “Papa Doc” and...

KATV: Three dead in White County

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Little Rock ABC affiliate KATV is reporting three people are dead, including a man shot by deputies, in a New Year's Day shooting in White County. Click here for the story.

2018 finds the Razorbacks hitting the Top 25

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Saturday's nailbiter OT-win over the nationally-ranked Tennessee Volunteers has helped the Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team clinch a spot in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. NWAHomePage.com has the news here. For the latest sports info, tune into to Gary B. tomorrow morning on Arkansas 103.3,...