• Crash claims one, injures five others

    One woman was killed and five people injured in a head-on crash on Watson Road Saturday, according to a report filed by Sgt. Shawn Stephens with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Brenda Kay Jackson, 63, of North Vaughn Street, Sulphur Rock, died in the accident, …

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  • Groups partner for Project Pink

    Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac and Scott Wood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram will be putting the pedal to the metal, working to find a cure with its “Drive breast cancer outta here” campaign in October. The Wood family of dealerships will again be going …

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  • Search for lost woman ends with man taken into custody

    As one group of police officers were trying to find a woman lost in the woods north of Batesville, another group was arresting her friend on drug charges. Deputy Michael Darr and other officers were dispatched to an area off Chinn Springs Road around 10:45 …

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  • Man who became violent at club transported to county jail

    A Floral man reportedly causing problems for staff at a local club was arrested for public intoxication after telling police he could not find anyone to drive him home. Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods was dispatched to the Moose Lodge shortly before 3 a.m. Sept. …

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  • Alcohol, meth top Izard arrests

    MELBOURNE — Two Izard County residents were arrested last week for intoxication, according to a report from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Christopher John Frey Jr., 48, of Brockwell was arrested Thursday night for public intoxication following an incident at Mount Pleasant. Frey remains in the Izard …

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  • Arrests include drugs, battery

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man was arrested last week following a fight in that city, according to a report from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Richard Jules Crouch, 43, was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree battery and public intoxication. Crouch was transferred to a mental facility …

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  • WRMC to host event

    White River Medical Center will host Business After Hours from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the conference room inside the Josephine Raye Rogers building. Business After Hours provides chamber members the opportunity to meet new people, renew old friendships and make new business …

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  • School plans festival

    CHARLOTTE — Cord-Charlotte Elementary and preschool will have its annual fall festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Children’s games and activities will be available for nominal fees including a cake walk and book walk, concessions and a barbecue dinner. Admission is free.

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  • Warrant issued in disappearance of real estate agent

    SCOTT (AP) — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 33-year-old man in the disappearance of a real estate agent in Scott. Pulaski County sheriff’s office Lt. Carl Minden says Aaron M. Lewis faces a kidnapping charge in the case of Beverly …

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  • One dead, one injured in Fort Smith shooting

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith police say they’re searching for a juvenile suspected of fatally shooting another minor and critically injuring a third. Sgt. Don Cobbs said the shooting occurred Saturday night following an argument. He says one of the victims went into the …

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  • Body found along I-40 identified

    PALESTINE (AP) — The body of a woman found alongside Interstate 40 near Palestine has been identified as 35-year-old Amy Darlene Bandy. The woman was identified Saturday in a news release from the Arkansas State Police. A commercial truck driver notified state police officials early …

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  • Texarkana man gets 11 years in teen sex case

    TEXARKANA (AP) — A Texarkana man who offered to pay teen boys with marijuana and cash in exchange for sex has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison. Demonta Eskew, 22, was sentenced last week to 11 years and three months. Eskew …

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