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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Report: Independence County man injured in attack

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A physical attack was reported Friday night on Union Grove Road in Independence County. According to the incident report, Independence County Sheriff's Deputy Adam McGilton was dispatched to the White River Medical Center on Feb. 21 where he met a man who resides on Jamestown...

Southside student injured in pedestrian accident

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A sixth-grade student at Southside School was involved in a pedestrian accident yesterday. Authorities say the student was assisting a neighbor retrieve a trash can located near the roadway when the accident occurred. Southside Schools Superintendent Roger Rich spoke with White River Now this morning and...

Batesville City Council to discuss food trucks, garbage fees, 2018 budget and more

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The Batesville City Council will hear the second readings of three ordinances concerning the Batesville Zoning Code at tonight's meeting. One of the ordinances is in regard to planned development. Another is regarding limitations placed on local mobile food vendors, and the third concerns the...

Lyon College to open state’s first pet-friendly residence hall later this year

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In the upcoming 2018-19 school year, Lyon College will introduce pet-friendly housing to its campus. Through this new initiative, Lyon joins just a small handful of colleges in the country that allow cats and dogs in on-campus housing, the college said in a statement....

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...

Wood announces candidacy for State Rep District 63

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A small business owner and farmer, Bryson Wood of Floral, has filed to be a candidate for State House of Representative in District 63.  The district includes parts of Independence County. Wood is a 10-year member of the Midland School Board and currently serves as President. “I...

National Weather Service: ‘Robust’ storm system to move through Arkansas

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Be sure to stay tuned to Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ and 93 KZLE for severe weather info.

Mountain View traffic stop ends with drug-related felony charges for driver

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Engine trouble for a truck on Main Street in Mountain View just before 1 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 6, led to the driver being charged with three drug-related felonies and two misdemeanor traffic violations. The truck’s driver, Richard Clayton Branscum, 28, told officers Kenneth Francis and...

Gary B.: Gas prices hit over $3 a gallon in parts of state

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Gasoline prices continue to rise from $2.11 a gallon in late November of last year to a national average of $2.99 today. In Arkansas, the price for a gallon of regular unleaded ranges from $2.27 a gallon at McGehee to $3.09 a gallon at...

Region 8 News: State inmate from Stone County found hanging in cell

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Region 8 News is reporting Robert Ivy, 37, an inmate at the East Arkansas Regional Unit in Brickeys, was found hanging in a single-person cell Wednesday Night. The prisoner, who was from Stone County, was pronounced dead at 9:45 p.m. Click here for the report.    Robert...

UACCB board of visitors hears review of progress toward Guided Pathways launch

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Dr. Rob Johnstone, founder and president of the National Center for Inquiry and Improvement (NCII), told the board of visitors at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) at a recent meeting that the college was making impressive strides in its efforts...