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Accused formers jailers acquitted by federal jury

Two former jailers were acquitted by a federal jury on December 18. The pair was accused of using unlawful use-of-force at a juvenile facility. The Arkansas Democrat reports that Will Ray, 27, and Thomas Farris, 48, were cleared on charges related to pepper-spraying juvenile detainees. The...

Stone County woman charged after caught switching price tags at Mountain View Walmart

A Stone County woman was caught and charged with switching price tags and ringing up items below their actual costs at the Mountain View Walmart store. Court information stated Autumn Renee Youngberg, 25, switched the price tags on three items that sell for a total...

Stone County man charged with seven counts of stalking

A Stone County man has been charged with seven counts of first-degree stalking after violating a no contact order. Stone County Deputy Tony Trammell was dispatched on Sept. 23 to the 3000 block of Martin Drive on a domestic call. He took into custody 39-year-old...

Region 8 News: Possible human remains discovered in Jonesboro

KAIT Region 8 News has breaking news tonight regarding the discovery of possible human remains on South Stadium Boulevard in Jonesboro. Jonesboro Police are on the scene and investigating. Click here for the report.

LISTEN: Batesville Parks and Rec reps talk new long-distance triathlon challenge; registration ends Oct. 30

A new four-week triathlon challenge will be hosted by Batesville Parks and Recreation, beginning in November. The Iron Distance Wellness Challenge kicks off Nov. 1 and will end on Nov. 30. While a normal long-distance triathlon is a one-day event, the Iron Distance Wellness Challenge...

Artoberfest 2018 is Saturday in downtown Batesville; listen to fest directors discuss this year’s event

The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) is hosting the third annual Artoberfest, an arts and music festival on Main Street (between 3rd St. and N Central Ave.), this Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The festival will feature local and regional artist...

Dance academy students learn Bangladesh folk dance

The NADT Dance Academy recently welcomed guest teacher Debjanee B. Nandy. Students learned techniques of Bharatanatyam, a traditional folk dance form of interpretive narration of mythical legends and spiritual ideas from Hindu texts that Nandy learned in her native country of Bangladesh. Nandy is...

Independence County woman found with meth as she was being transferred from court to jail

An arrest warrant has been issued for an Independence County woman who, while being transferred from district court to jail, was found to be in possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia with the purpose to introduce meth or cocaine into the human...

Parolee home inspection yields discovery of drugs

A Cave City woman, living on the Independence County side of the town, was arrested after a parolee home inspection turned up drugs in the residence. The inspection was done by agent Brian Gould. He found marijuana, meth, paraphernalia, and pills in the house. The...

Rental vehicle theft leads to two men being charged in Independence County Circuit Court

Two people involved in a domestic incident in Michigan, an incident in which Cass County, Mich. authorities had decided to prosecute, left that county in a 2018 Ford F-150 pickup truck rented from a vehicle rental company. The truck and other items ended up in...

Sobriety checkpoint yields arrest of man for meth possession

During a sobriety checkpoint operated Friday evening, Sept. 7,  in Independence County, a 42-year-old man was arrested for possession of a narcotic, namely methamphetamine. The checkpoint was assisted by the Breath Alcohol Testing Mobile unit from Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy. When the...

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