• What would you do for a Klondike bar?

    Would you go to jail for a Klondike bar? One man allegedly took three ice cream bars along with various other items and later admitted taking them after he was confronted by the loss prevention officer. The police report states that Justin Haigwood, 20, of …

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  • Aggressive woman ‘bear-hugged,’ jailed

    An unruly woman at an arson scene was taken to jail. Independence County Officer Wayne Green said when he was dispatched Friday morning to a structure fire at 2268 Blackland Road he was radioed by Oil Trough Fire Chief Jimmy McDaniel who said there was …

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  • Husband arrested for allegedly choking wife

    MELBOURNE — A Pineville man was arrested Sunday night after Izard County deputies were dispatched to a residence in response to a report of domestic violence. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said upon deputies Ed Sollock and Matt Yancey’s arrival around 8 p.m. Sunday, Teresa …

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  • Main Street plans ‘Winter Wonderland’

    Main Street Batesville will create a Snowman Winter Wonderland in the pocket park, located at 315 E. Main St. in Batesville, to celebrate the Christmas season. The public is invited to try and name all of the Hollywood Snowmen, enjoy refreshments from Morningside Coffee House …

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  • Free dinner offered

    A community Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at First Baptist Church, located at Sixth and Main streets in downtown Batesville. The event is sponsored by First Baptist Church, First United Methodist Church, Compass Church and Believers Community Church. …

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  • ‘Little Mermaid’ coming

    The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour will perform “The Little Mermaid” at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall at 7 p.m. Monday. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required to ensure adequate seating. …

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  • City eyes health benefits

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall to discuss employee health benefits. The agenda also includes a report from City Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are open to the public, and any citizen may …

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  • Board OKs fund transfer

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School Board last week voted to transfer money from its legal balance to its building fund to pay for future projects. Superintendent Dewayne Wammack discussed the district’s assessment information with the board and decreases that might occur in the next …

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  • Missing Arkansas 2-year-old sought

    SEARCY (AP) — Dozens of searchers are combing neighborhoods around the home in Searcy where a 2-year-old child has disappeared. Police say the child, Malik Drummond, walked away from the home about 5:45 p.m. Sunday. An Amber Alert was issued a short time later and …

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  • Police: Jonesboro man hides meth in mouth

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police have arrested a man who they say tried to hide a bag of methamphetamine in a police car before stuffing it in his mouth. The 43-year-old Jonesboro man was being held at the Craighead County Jail on Monday and faces …

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  • Arkansas crime victims get $276,956

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ attorney general says the state Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $276,956 to victims of crime in October. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Monday that awards were made in 204 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 19 previously submitted cases. …

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  • Fires burn in Ferguson; gunshots heard in streets

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Flames engulfed at least a dozen businesses in Ferguson early this morning and gunfire kept firefighters at bay after protests over the decision not to indict a police officer in Michael Brown’s death turned violent, despite pleas for peace from Brown’s family …

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