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Former Lyon College head coach releases statement on departure

Below is the full statement of former Lyon College head football coach, Kyle Phelps, on his recent departure. Gary Bridgman will have more info on this story during today's Ozark Newsline at 12 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Arkansas 103 KWOZ. Listen on-air,...

Poughkeepsie man flips pickup on Harrison Street in Batesville

A Poughkeepsie, Ark., man flipped his truck Thursday morning, just before 9:30, while driving into Batesville from the east on Harrison Street. (State Hwy. 69). Apparently, the driver of the pickup truck, Danny Beard, 62, told police he was driving along in the outside lane...

‘Ye Olde Christmasse Madrigal Feaste’ returns to Southside

Jeremy Hall (left) and Maddie Poole from Southside Schools at the 2016 Madrigal Feaste The 23rd annual ‘Ye Ye Olde Christmasse Madrigal Feaste’ returns to Southside School, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9. The Feaste, a reenactment of a 15th century royal banquet, is...

Batesville City Council recognizes three for helping wounded officer

Three local individuals were recognized at Tuesday night’s Batesville City Council meeting for coming to the aid of a Batesville Police Department (BPD) officer wounded by gunshots after responding to a domestic disturbance call. Joseph Penn, Shannon Briley and Ronatta Moser came to the...

HBO doc on Arkansas meth use features rehab center with local ties

The newly released HBO documentary, Meth Storm, focuses on meth addiction in rural Arkansas, and the film includes a look at a year-long faith-based rehabilitation center based out of Perry County with ties to the WhiteRiverNow.com region. The center, Renewal Ranch, was started about five...

Arkansas unemployment benefits to be ‘chipped away’ in 2018

A look at unemployment insurance in the state of Arkansas finds a “chipping away” of benefits by the state legislature over the past few years, with the “chipping” continuing into January 2018. The state governing body has repeatedly reduced the amount of unemployment insurance available...

Live broadcast at Citizens Bank helps raise funds for Youth Ranch

Giving Tuesday was Nov. 28, and to celebrate locally, the W.R.D. Entertainment (WRDE) family of radio stations teamed with Citizens Bank of Batesville to help raise funds for the Arkansas Sheriffs' Boys and Girls Ranch in Bethesda. A series of remote broadcasts from the parking...

Man found dead in Jonesboro suspected in connection to killings of Indianapolis sisters

CBSNews.com is reporting that a man found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot in Jonesboro is suspected of killing two Indiana sisters. The body of 29-year-old Darrel Jackson was found Sunday in Jonesboro. Authorities say he was wanted for questioning in the deaths of Meredith...