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Monday, March 8, 2021

Psychologist: Lewellyn fit to stand trial in killing of Sydney Sutherland

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After a court-ordered mental forensic exam was held last month, a psychologist says a man charged in the August 2020 death of a Jackson County woman is fit to stand trial, according to Little Rock station KARK. Quake Lewellyn (pictured above), 28, faces charges of...

Entergy Arkansas: Heavy demand during cold could cause power disruption

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Approximately 1,600 customers remained without power Sunday evening after about 7,000 were disrupted earlier in the day as winter weather blew across the state, according to Entergy Arkansas. Forecasts call for even more extreme temperatures, sleet, and snow this week, with an unprecedented demand...

National Weather Service gives the latest on winter storm

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Here is the latest on the severe winter weather occurring through the state. ...WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST TUESDAY... ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING... * WHAT: Heavy snow and dangerous wind chills. * SNOW AMOUNTS: Snowfall amounts...

Gary B.: Road block due to accident leads to arrest on drug violations

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Arkansas State Trooper Corporals Brandon Trewyn and Robert Stewart were working a motor vehicle crash on State Highway 25 near Turkey Hill Road in Independence County when both smelled marijuana. The traffic flow was limited to one lane at a time, so traffic backed up...

Stone County man consents to vehicle search during a traffic stop, meth found

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A Stone County man last week consented to a vehicle search during a traffic stop and was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. Charles Travis Vanvleet, 31, had been pulled over by State Trooper Jonathan Arnold for speeding. During the course of the traffic...

White River Wonderland stats, among other reports were heard at Tuesday night’s Batesville City Council meeting

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Image by Shelby Simpson with Storyteller Images Tuesday night the Batesville City Council met for regular business. Among routine reports from the police department and city engineer, the final totals for White River Wonderland including visitors, holiday lights, and more were shared. Johnathon Abbott, who oversees White...

Ozark Folk Center State Park plans April 16 opening

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Featured image: Blacksmith Sam Hibbs entertains visitors to the Ozark Folk Center Craft Village in Mountain View / Image via Ozark Folk Center Mountain View, Ark. – After experiencing a delayed opening in 2020, the Ozark Folk Center State Park announced it will open during...

WRMC extends visitor hours

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With the decrease in COVID-19 cases in the county and across Arkansas, White River Medical Center (WRMC) has announced the extension of visiting hours. Starting Feb. 10, visiting hours will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Only one visitor is allowed per...

Independence County Quorum Court convened for regular business Monday evening

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The Independence County Quorum Court convened Monday evening at their regular meeting place in the courtroom of the Jess B. Carpenter building on Main Street. The Court previously met at the library to conduct business awaiting the installation of plexiglass barriers for COVID-19 precautions and...

Winter Storm Watch, freezing rain, frigid temps all part of forecast

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A Winter Storm Watch has been posted for this area from Wednesday evening (beginning at 6 p.m.) to Thursday morning (12 p.m.). The National Weather Service says the northern two to three rows of counties in Arkansas can expect freezing rain Tuesday night into Wednesday....

BHS Coach Dave King honored by Arkansas House for 200 wins

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Featured: Batesville High School Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Dave King (left) is presented with a citation from the Arkansas House of Representatives by Rep. Stu Smith. Batesville High School Athletic Director and Head Pioneers Football Coach Dave King was recently honored by the...