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ASP: Children found in car in Booneville; one dead, another alive but critical

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The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death of a three-year-old girl and injury to her 15-month-old sister. Both are the apparent victims of heat while they were inside a car parked outside their mother’s home in Booneville on Monday (July 20). According to a release...

First Community Bank tops Forbes 2020 Best-in-State Banks and Credit Unions list

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First Community Bank has been chosen as the top bank among four other financial institutions on Arkansas’ best banks by Forbes for its 2020 Best-In-State Banks and Credit Unions list. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal...

Arts Council hosting “take home” summer art camp

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The Batesville Area Arts Council (BAAC) will host a “take home” summer art camp for kids this month. The council is busy putting together art kits, which include all supplies needed to create fice outlined projects and many more. Students will learn about a variety of...

First Community to build banking center in Brookland

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First Community Bank has purchased property at 8101 Highway 49 in Brookland, Ark., and has received regulatory approval to build a sixth northeast Arkansas banking center that will mark the 28th location in the bank’s branch network. “The Brookland branch is the result of our...

Jonesboro police officer, man killed in vehicle collision

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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — A Jonesboro police officer and another person were killed in a head-on collision on a northeastern Arkansas highway. Jonesboro police say in a Facebook post that patrolman Zachary Barton died in the Sunday night collision and his wife was taken to...

Deaths from COVID-19 in Arkansas surpass 200; cases near 14K

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Featured image: Fort Smith Mayor George McGill (left) and Gov. Asa Hutchinson at today's briefing. FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson says Arkansas is reporting an additional 11 deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 208. Hutchinson also said that with 322...

BPD reports of two Walmart shoplifters and an unsolved residential burglary

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In a media release Tuesday, the Batesville Police Department reported two Walmart shoplifting cases and an unsolved residential burglary. In the shoplifting incidents, a 21-year-old male was caught shoplifting a toolset, and a 19-year-old female was caught at a self-check terminal scanning a bottle of...

Two-vehicle accident south of Newark takes life of young Newport man

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An 18-year-old Newport man was killed Monday afternoon just before 1:30 in a two-vehicle accident south of Newark on Arkansas State Highway 69. The Arkansas State Police preliminary fatality report said a 2012 Freightliner was traveling north on Highway 69 south of Newark when a...

Cherokee Village woman dies in one-car accident in Ash Flat

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A Cherokee Village woman was killed late Thursday afternoon in a one-car accident in Ash Flat, according to the Arkansas State Police. The Preliminary Fatal Crash Summary notes Sandra L. Becky, 69, was traveling westbound on US Highway 62/412 just after 5 p.m. when she...

State sees largest single-day increase in ‘community’ COVID-19 cases

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At his statewide COVID-19 briefing, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday there were 261 new coronavirus cases in the state since Wednesday. It is the largest single-day increase in community cases so far. Community cases mean these cases are not in rest homes or the prison...

Arkansas State Capitol to reopen to the public June 1

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Arkansas Secretary of State John Thurston announced in a media release Wednesday that the Arkansas State Capitol would reopen to the public on Monday, June 1. Hours and services will be limited. Until further notice, the building will be open to the public from 9...