• Efrem Zimbalist Jr., star of ‘The FBI,’ dead at 95

    LOS ANGELES — Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man. A prolific actor who also …

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  • Park planned behind Main

    Between Batesville’s historic Main Street and the railroad tracks lies an almost forgotten avenue, Water Street. For at least one block, the property has been overtaken by shrubs and weeds, and the remains of a burned-out building sit within a stone’s throw of the Golden …

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  • Just hitchin’ a ride – Wrecker hauls car, wanted man

    Some days luck is just on your side. That doesn’t happen much in law enforcement, but Wednesday night it did for Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas. Lucas said his officers were dispatched to the Campbell Station community shortly after 4 p.m. for a burglary. Upon …

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  • Break-in results in charges

    NEWPORT — Two Bradford residents face charges after a break-in was reported at 1310 Jackson 60. According to Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas, Cpl. Justin Collom responded to the call around 8:01 a.m. Wednesday and came in contact with 48-year-old Jimmy Allen Epperson. According to …

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  • 5 accused of stealing power lines, causing outage

    NEWPORT — Five people have been arrested in connection with thefts of power lines in the southeastern part of Jackson County. On Thursday at approximately 9:45 p.m. the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a call that there had been reported power outages on county roads …

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  • Hospital patient causing ruckus is taken to jail

    Megan Gray didn’t want to stay in the psych ward — she wanted to go to jail. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Bret Ward said he was called to White River Medical Center Wednesday at the request of Gray, who was a patient. He said she …

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  • Woman apparently doesn’t think officer was heaven sent

    A woman in a field was asked by a deputy why she was there and she pointed to the sky. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Aaron Moody said he was called by a Cave City homeowner over a suspicious woman in his field. Moody said the …

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  • Mammoth Spring could fill Olympic-size pool in 3 minutes

    Pumping out nearly 10 million gallons of water each hour, Mammoth Spring — the 10th largest natural spring in the world — could fill up Olympic-size swimming pool in a little more than three minutes. Instead, the spring rises to the surface in extreme northern …

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  • Grandma turns in grandson for theft of card, auto

    Not returning grandma’s car and using her debit card without permission has resulted in a felony charge. Brandon Wisdom, 26, who listed an address of Stacey Drive, Batesville, is charged with theft by receiving with bond set at $10,000. According to the affidavit filed in …

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  • Early voting begins Monday with 2 sites

    For the first time ever, Independence County will have two early voting sites for the May 20 preferential primaries. One will be at First United Methodist Church on Main Street and the other at the Southside Food Pantry building at Southside School on Scott Drive, …

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  • HSIC hosts dog dip

    The Humane Society of Independence County will have a dog bath/dip and vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The bath and dip are free, but donations are appreciated. A vaccination clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Veterinarian Nanci Solis …

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  • Cancer Care Center gets upgrade; open house scheduled for Monday

    The new Varian TrueBeam Linear Accelerator is up and running at the White River Medical Center Cancer Care Center. The linear accelerator is the machine that delivers radiation during cancer treatment. It is most often used in treatment of head and neck, breast, lung and …

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