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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...

Shelly Hendrix talks the 2020 BACC Business Expo

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The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold a Virtual Business Expo presented by FNBC Monday, June 22 through Friday, June 26. The event will be hosted virtually through the BACC’s website, batesvilleareachamber.com and the chamber’s Facebook page. The theme for the 2020 Business Expo is “Discovering...

Parks Director gives update on reopening of parks, pools, community center, and more

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With Phase One of the gradual lifting of coronavirus-related restrictions underway, Batesville Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Owens (pictured above) visited with the White River Now family of radio stations this morning about reopening the majority of the city's parks and the Batesville Community...

Eighth annual BAAC National Juried Exhibition underway

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The Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery on Main is pleased to host the 2020 BAAC National Juried Exhibition through Aug. 1, 2020. The exhibition consists of 21 pieces from 19 artists across the United States. The juror for BAAC’s 8th Annual National Juried Exhibition...

BHS to hold 2020 graduation July 10

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Set the date. Pending any kind of change related to the COVID-19 crisis, Batesville High School Principal David Campbell told White River Now's Gary Bridgman this morning that the BHS Class of 2020 Graduation will be Friday, July 10, at Pioneer Stadium at 8 p.m. Campbell said...