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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

BPD: East Batesville man reported to have accidentally killed himself; investigation underway

A Batesville man is dead after police say a witness told them he accidentally shot himself. The incident occurred around 2:40 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, at a Case Street residence, according to a media release from the Batesville Police Department (BPD). A female companion of the...

Authorities working accident at 30th and Harrison in Batesville

Batesville authorities are working a traffic accident at the intersection of 30th and Harrison Streets. The Batesville Fire Department, the Batesville Police Department, and an ambulance from Vital Link are on the scene. Please use caution when driving in this area. We currently have no reports...

Crowds brave the chill to enjoy 2019’s Batesville Christmas Parade

Featured photo via Main Street Batesville, taken on the roof of the Melba Theater by Adam Curtwright Despite cold temperatures, a large crowd enjoyed the 2019 Batesville Christmas Parade last night on Main Street. The theme for the parade, sponsored by Batesville Kiwanis, was "A...

Two under investigation after caller reports possible drug use in parking lot; ‘crystal-like’ substance found

A third-party caller alerted authorities early Sunday morning, Dec. 1, about observing a subject sitting in a car in the Kroger parking lot snorting an unknown substance through a straw, according to a Batesville Police Department (BPD) media release. The caller then followed the vehicle...

Batesville Police: Woman hiding drug paraphernalia in underwear arrested

A woman who was talking irrationally to a police officer in west Batesville on Saturday, Nov. 30, ended up behind bars when drug paraphernalia was found in her underwear, according to a Batesville Police Department release. The woman, identified as Whitney Leasure (pictured), approached a...

Independence County Sheriff’s Department holiday weekend update

The Independence County Sheriff's Department answered four domestic violence calls over the holiday weekend. The department noted in a release that two of the cases yielded arrests. Sheriff Shawn Stephens said charges have now been filed in those two cases while the other two incidents are...

Main Street Batesville celebrates Christmas tree lighting, Small Business Saturday

Photos by Stacy Fields A large crowd celebrated the lighting of a downtown Batesville Christmas tree Saturday night. The ceremony for the lighting of the tree, located in the Citizens Bank Pocket Park, was part of a day-long Main Street Batesville event, celebrating the season...

Main Street Batesville to celebrate Small Business Saturday; tree-lighting ceremony at 5 p.m.

Saturday will be a busy day in downtown Batesville. Downtown merchants will come together to host “Small Business Saturday” as a more community-focused alternative to Black Friday Shopping, according to a release from Main Street Batesville. Listen below as Big Daddy Randy Alan visits with Main...

Support the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches on #Giving Tuesday

Support the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches this holiday season by donating on #GivingTuesday. The Arknasas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches have provided hope and healing for children who, through no fault of their own, need a place to call home. Your gift supports their mission. ASYR is over 90% funded through private donations. No donation is too small!

Independence County Sheriff’s Department investigates two thefts during the past 24 hours

Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens said his department has been investigating two apparent thefts during the past 24 hours. The sheriff said a Newport Road resident reported his 2016 Honda ATV had been stolen. Apparently, the resident’s son had driven the ATV to another residence on...

First Community Bank to break ground on three-story expansion in Batesville; announces Harrison and Conway openings

Thanks to growth over the years, First Community Bank's main branch in Batesville is now expanding in a big way. The financial institution has announced the groundbreaking and addition of their operations center at 1401 Harrison St., next to First Community's main bank building (pictured). A...