• Driver runs out of gas in 100-mile chase

    If you steal a vehicle and make a long-range run from the police, you should always check the gas gauge. The same is true if you’re the cop doing the chasing. Both the driver of a stolen truck — later identified as 26-year-old Amanda N. …

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  • Man accused of stabbing, driving 50 miles for help

    BALD KNOB — A Bald Knob man whose mother reportedly begged authorities for help for her son diagnosed with schizophrenia has been charged with first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend Tuesday morning. According to the Bald Knob Police Department, Jesse Bryan Swain, 35, stabbed …

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  • Out of the Darkness Walk set for Oct. 11, changes location

    The second annual Out of the Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 11 at Lyon College in Batesville. This is a change to last year’s location at Riverside Park. Registration check-in starts at 9. Those who …

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  • Jonesboro woman sentenced in husband’s death

    JONESBORO (AP) — A Jonesboro woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role in the 2011 shooting death of her husband. Michelle Despain pleaded guilty Aug. 8 to three counts of hindering apprehension in the death of Marc Despain. She was …

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  • Rally scheduled

    SEARCY — An informational rally against the alcohol amendment will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Harding University Administration Auditorium at Searcy. Issue No. 4, which will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot, is an amendment to the current …

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  • Ozarka-Mountain View to present fall concert

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozarka College Foundation will host a fall concert at Ozarka College Amphitheatre in Mountain View at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 to feature musicians Brad Apple, Pam Setser, Gary Rounds, Tim Crouch, among others. “This powerhouse group of musicians will feature the …

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  • School elections determine one race

    Only one race marked the ballot in the annual school board elections on Tuesday in the Guard’s circulation area and that was on Highland School Board in Sharp County. According to the Sharp County Clerk’s Office, Wendell Jines beat Justin Dunn and incumbent Danny Seward …

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  • Arkansas’ 4 House members back plan on rebel aid

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — All four members of Arkansas’ U.S. House delegation have voted in support of President Barack Obama’s request to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria. The House passed the measure on a 273-156 vote on Wednesday, and the …

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  • Mississippi County eyes single county seat

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — Leaders in northeast Arkansas will consider a resolution next week on whether Mississippi County should eliminate one of its two county seats and only have one courthouse. The county now has county seats and courthouses in Blytheville and Osceola. Next week, the …

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  • Grants awarded for upgrades at Izard, other airports

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Rep. Steve Womack have announced a total of more than $4.1 million in federal grants to eight Arkansas airports. The Federal Aviation Administration grants are to be used to support upgrades and expansions …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21, 2014.

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  • Danny Donuts to return to Beatles at the Ridge

    WALNUT RIDGE — Entertainer Danny Donuts will return to the Beatles at the Ridge music festival, to be held Friday and Saturday in downtown Walnut Ridge. Operating from his Yellow Submarine, Danny provides a unique brand of entertainment for children and families, according to a …

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