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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Four charged with hindering apprehension of felon

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Three men and one woman have been charged in Independence County Circuit Court with hindering the apprehension of a felon -- a Class C felony. According to court information, the incident started on Jan. 15 when authorities went to an apartment located in the 3000...

Independence Quorum Court to hear proposal concerning law enforcement and fire departments

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The Independence County Quorum Court will hear a proposal concerning law enforcement and fire departments at tonight's meeting of the JPs. The funding idea, suggested by a quorum court member, involves fire departments across the county helping to add a couple of deputies that are...

Batesville man jailed after truck left in pick-up line leads to ‘lengthy fight’ with school resource officer

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A man who left his vehicle unoccupied in a lane for picking up school children started the incident -- and it didn’t end until after a "lengthy fight" with the arresting officer not far from where it all began. The school resource officer on duty...

Gary B.: Stole the tires right off her vehicle

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The Batesville Police Department said that their office was advised by a complainant that someone had stolen an Igloo cooler and a spare tire late Wednesday night (Feb. 5) from the bed of her pickup truck parked at an address on Lawson Drive. The police...

Results of the 76th annual White River Bass Classic

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Photos in order of first to fifth place, the last photo is of the scholarship winners.  The 76th Annual Tommy Clark – Royce Varnell – Ernie Daniel White River Bass Classic was held Saturday, Aug. 10 on the White River. Anglers were able to launch at...

Mountain View man behind bars after threatening man regarding woman’s murder

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A Mountain View man is in jail after being charged with a number of felonies, including threatening the former boyfriend of a woman who was murdered in Izard County in 2004 -- a homicide investigation that has been open and active since its occurrence. According...

Campaign against Arkansas recreational pot measures launched

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' surgeon general and church groups have launched a campaign against recreational marijuana proposals that advocates are trying to get on the ballot four years after voters approved medical marijuana. The campaign unveiled Thursday is focused on trying to urge...

Court info: Mountain View Police arrest alleged armed robbers within 30 minutes

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Authorities say an armed robbery occurred at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, in Mountain View, and by 6 p.m., the suspects were in custody. The court information on the affidavit of probable cause for arrest said Dakota Acklin (pictured above, left), 20, and Kristin Hicks...

Previously convicted felon arrested after found hiding in a storage shed

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On Dec. 11, Independence County Deputies Jason Cole and Tyler Cunningham responded to a call at 10 Edith St. in Magness. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with Ashlyn Treadway who lives at the property where the storage building is located. Treadway states when she arrived...

Prosecuting Attorney’s office: 29 felony cases recently pleaded in Independence County Circuit Court

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Twenty-nine felony cases were pleaded in Independence County Circuit Court on Jan. 7, many of them included substantial sentences to the Arkansas Department of Corrections (ADC), according to a release today from the 16th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney's office. Among the cases closed are: Computer Exploitation...

Sheriff: Recently unearthed bones sent to Arkansas State Crime Lab for identification

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Information is currently limited, but Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens said this morning that four partial bones have recently been found in the area. The sheriff did not release the location of where the bones were discovered. He said they have been sent to the...