• Suspect wanted in home burglary, jewelry theft

    A suspect in a jewelry theft burglary is now a wanted man, according to a local court affidavit filed Friday. A warrant has been issued for 18-year-old Joshua Brokaw of Goforth Drive in Batesville for allegedly entering the home of Janice Hodges and taking jewelry …

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  • Ticket issued for burning

    A Desha man has a court date after being issued a ticket for violating an Independence County burn ban. Joshua A. Mohlke, 31, of 355 Jamestown Loop was cited after the Desha Fire Department had to put out two fires at his residence around 7:45 …

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  • Filing deadline nears

    Sharp County had five new municipal filings as of 9 this morning, according to the county clerk’s office. They include:   Ash Flat Ward 2, Position 2 — Rickey Crook Cave City  Ward 2, Position 2 — Eddie Johnson, incumbent Ward 4, Position 2 — …

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  • Concord council to meet

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet in special session at 7 tonight in the city hall to review applications for the vacant city marshal’s position, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. Enough applications have arrived to begin looking through them and selecting some applicants for …

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  • Burglary foiled

    Witnesses say the man they saw break into the Newark Pharmacy and Health Clinic Monday night fled just moments before police arrived. Independence County Deputy Billy Croom was dispatched to the business at 503 Vine S. around 10:40 p.m. to find the pharmacy drive through …

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  • Scam targets families

    MELBOURNE — The most recent scam brought to the attention of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department involves calls being made to relatives claiming that they are a loved one, that they have been hurt and need money to get home, according to a news release …

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  • Man thrown from car in crash, facing drug charges

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man who crashed his car is facing drug and traffic charges, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Clayton Lynch, 24, lost control of his vehicle in the Melbourne city limits on July 28, left the road, hit the front of a …

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  • Bernard honored

    Dick Bernard has done everything from selling Amway and life insurance to driving an ambulance for a funeral home. An avid supporter of the Miss White River Pageant System and many other community organizations, Bernard was named the 2012 King White River during the Miss/Teen …

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  • Pageant winners crowned

    Mason Magouyrk, 19, of Batesville is crowned Miss Batesville 2013 Friday night. Four young women will be representing Batesville and the White River area in the Miss Arkansas and Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen pageants next summer in Hot Springs. Friday night, a new Miss Batesville and …

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  • Man is arrested for death threats

    A family dispute between a Cushman man and his son led to the son’s arrest Sunday night after he allegedly tore up the house and made threats of violence. Deputy Darin Brewer said he was dispatched to the home of Dell George Sr. on Pine …

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  • Dad appears before judge

    NEWPORT — The death of an infant in Newport on Friday is being deemed an “unfortunate incident” by police. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call Friday at Harris Hospital where 2-month-old Brantley Roberts of Newport was pronounced dead. Preliminary autopsy reports concluded …

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  • Cave City Watermelon Festival begins Thursday

    CAVE CITY — Free entertainment jump-starts the 33rd annual Cave City Watermelon Festival when it kicks off Thursday evening in the Cave City Park, said Charles Landers, chairman of the watermelon festival association. “The music is free. The tickets (for prizes, including cash) are free. …

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