• Lawsuit challenges beer, wine sales proposal

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Two Texarkana, Arkansas, liquor store owners are challenging a proposal to allow the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption in Texarkana, Texas. A lawsuit by Vincent’s Fine Wines and Liquors owner Vincent Senatore and Party Factory owner Alan Avard asks …

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  • IndCo land auction nets $21K 

    The recent auction of tax-delinquent properties in Independence County collected more than $21,000 for county and state government, Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston has announced. The Land Commissioner’s office conducted the auction of delinquent properties recently at the Independence County Courthouse. Eighteen bidders competed …

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  • Dirt bike rider dies in crash

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities say a Kensett man is dead after his dirt bike crashed into a fence in Searcy Sunday night. Arkansas State Police say 37-year-old Jorge Villarreal was riding a dirt bike along a fence line when he crashed into the fence. State …

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  • 3 arrested for weapon, drugs

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas police say they have arrested three men after finding drugs in their car and a loaded revolver hidden in a box of chicken. Jonesboro police arrested the men Saturday after a traffic stop. Timothy Peals, 25, and 23-year-olds Joseph James and …

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  • Standoff suspect eludes police

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Little Rock Police Department SWAT standoff ended after officers breached a residence where they believed a suspect was hiding and found no one home. Police spokesman Lt. Sidney Allen says officers were called to the home late Sunday. He says …

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  • Off-duty deputy shoots, kills man

    FORT SMITH (AP) — An eastern Oklahoma man was shot and killed by an off-duty Sebastian County sheriff’s deputy in Fort Smith after earlier exchanging gunfire with Fort Smith police. Justin Wayne Higgins, 23, was dead at the scene of the Saturday afternoon shooting on …

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  • MV highway to close for work

    MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — Arkansas Highway and Transportation officials say portions of Highway 87 northwest of Mountain View will close this week for construction. The roadway between Hampton Drive and Wilcox Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. today until 5 p.m. Friday. Construction crews …

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  • Trauma council to meet

    The North Central Arkansas Trauma Regional Advisory Council will meet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday at White River Medical Center’s Josephine Raye Rogers Women’s Center Conference Room B, 1710 Harrison St., Batesville. The panel will discuss general business related to state-wide efforts to build a …

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  • Spurlins to perform at AARP

    Doc and Connie Spurlin, gospel singers, will entertain members of the Batesville Chapter AARP regular luncheon meeting at noon on Tuesday at the Catfish Wharf. A meal begins at 11. AARP is an organization for people age 50 and over and provides advocacy, discounts for …

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  • Water authority to hear reports

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear an update on the systemwide meter, radio read change out, said Manager John Richardson. Assistant Manager Scott Williams will give the …

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  • Sharp JPs to hear reports

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the county courthouse in Ash Flat for its regular monthly meeting, according to an agenda for the session. The justices will hear a report on the sale of scrap from the …

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  • Concord council to meet

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will hold its monthly meeting at 7 tonight in the Concord Community Center, said Mayor Buck Rone. The aldermen will hear monthly reports and review current bills, he said.

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