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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Accident this morning south of Batesville claims life of young driver

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A two-vehicle accident south of Batesville this morning claimed the life of a young driver. According to the preliminary fatal crash summary from the Arkansas State Police, a 2007 Chrysler 300 sedan driven by a male minor was heading north on Highway 167 south around...

Batesville School Board officially sets election date for bond issue

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Article by Madeline Pyle In a meeting today, the Batesville School Board officially voted to set the date of the election for the bond issue that would finance new classroom space and security for the school district. Election date is April 14, 2020. If the bond...

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...

Gary B. reports on story close to home, literally; two arrested overnight in Independence County

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White River Now News Director Gary Bridgman woke early this morning to blue lights in his driveway. As someone who has covered local news for almost 40 years, the scene outside his Independence County home gave him front-row access to a story on which...

Stone County man charged after altercation that left victim with broken jaw

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Authorities say a Stone County man has been charged after a woman was seriously injured during a domestic altercation late last year. In the court documents filed yesterday in Stone County Circuit Court, Mountain View Police were dispatched to the Stone County Medical Center in...

Lyon College basketball teams hosting Coaches vs. Cancer games Jan. 30

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The Lyon College men and women's basketball teams are doing their part in the fight against cancer. Both squads and their coaches are participating in the National Association of Basketball Coaches' (NABC) effort to raise awareness and help save lives from cancer by raising...

Carius updates Batesville Rotary on goals, plans for Poke Bayou improvements

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Robert Carius, chairman of the non-profit Batesville Downtown Foundation, spoke to the Batesville Rotary Club yesterday and gave an update on activities in downtown Batesville. Carius (pictured) announced the forthcoming formation of the Poke Bayou Foundation to raise funds for the improvement of the bayou...

Parties in Biden paternity case agree to temporary child support until discovery is submitted

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Two days before Hunter Biden was required to be in Independence County Circuit Court and face possible contempt charges, a temporary agreement for child support was reached by the two parties in the Roberts/Biden paternity lawsuit. The suit, filed last May by Lunden Roberts of...

Freezing waters await participants of Saturday’s Batesville Community Polar Plunge

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Participants raising awareness and funds for a good cause will endure freezing temperatures Saturday as they make a splash in chilly waters during the 2020 Batesville Community Polar Plunge at the Batesville Aquatics Center, 1420 20th St., in Batesville. Registration begins at 10 a.m.,...

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...

Hunter Biden ordered to appear next week at paternity hearing in Batesville

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Independence County Circuit Judge Holly Meyer issued an order this week ordering the defendant in the Roberts/Biden paternity lawsuit, Robert Hunter Biden, to appear at a hearing next Wednesday, Jan 29, at the Independence County courthouse, and show cause. Meyer's Jan. 21 order reads: "Based...