• Fair decision still pending

    LITTLE ROCK — For the moment, the North Central Arkansas District Fair is staying put. House Bill 1385 requesting approval to move the district fair from Izard to Cleburne County was killed after nearly two hours of testimony and state Rep. John Payton of Wilburn …

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  • One held in tot’s death

    NEWPORT (AP) — Police in Newport say they’re holding a potential suspect in the shooting death of a 1-year-old baby and the wounding of a woman. Authorities said Thursday the suspect is 35-year-old Robert Friar and he was expected to make his first court appearance …

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  • Man sought in Newark shooting

    Rosemary Hernandez denied she was shot, but authorities didn’t believe her, and now a Newark man is facing charges for the shooting she claimed never happened. A warrant, with a $150,000 bond, has been issued for 29-year-old Ernesto Trevino in the shooting of Hernandez, 26, …

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  • Stanley Wood to host ribbon cutting

    Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac will host a ribbon cutting for the new facility at 1674 Batesville Blvd. at 2 p.m. March 13, announced Scott Wood, general manager and dealer. Refreshments will be offered following the ceremony. “We are inviting everyone to our ribbon …

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  • Batesville man dies after crashing into river

    HICKORY FLAT (AP) — Authorities say a Batesville area man has died after he drove off a White County road and crashed into the Little Red River. Arkansas State Police say the crash happened just before 8 Wednesday night on Highway 305 near Hickory Flat. …

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  • UW presents awards

    Volunteers were honored for their contributions to the United Way of Independence County Wednesday evening at the 2012 Campaign Celebration. “Ninety-eight percent of every dollar stays here,” Executive Director Vonda Oberbeck told the crowd. Nelson Barnett was the guest speaker and one of the original …

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  • Alleged shoplifter accused of having meth, knives

    Stopped by store personnel for allegedly taking electronic items from the Batesville Walmart store without paying, 24-year-old Jacob Moody of Batesville is also facing charges of drug possession, according to Independence County Deputy Patrick Collins. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. Thursday, according to Collins. …

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  • Burglary suspect sought

    This photo was taken from surveillance camera footage recorded at the scene of a residential burglary which occurred about 1 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Stecker Road and Hiram Road in Cleburne County. In the full video, the suspect is shown making forced entry …

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  • Lyon board freezes tuition

    The Lyon College Board of Trustees has frozen tuition and fees for the 2013-14 academic year in response to changes in the Arkansas lottery scholarship. It took this unusual action because it recognizes the need to keep Lyon affordable and accessible to students and their …

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  • $3,000 cashiers check stolen

    A Dry Run Circle woman reported Thursday that her residence had been entered and a $3,000 cashiers check from a local bank and her debit card stolen along with other items, while she was in jail for several days, said Independence County Deputy Kirk Green, …

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  • Bricks available to honor vets

    ASH FLAT — Memorial bricks honoring U.S. veterans are for sale by the American Veterans Memorial Committee until April 1, said committee member Nelson Gatewood. The bricks will be installed as part of the American Veterans Memorial on Nix Ridge Road in Ash Flat. Veterans …

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  • Mitre saw taken from church

    A 10-inch Dewalt mitre saw valued at $200 was taken from an outbuilding at Hope Lutheran Church at 2415 E. Main St., Batesville, sometime within the past 10 days, said Independence County Deputy Michael Calendar. Steve Kruse told Calendar he noticed Thursday that the storage …

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