• A Glance at Days Gone By

    No date is on this photo of what the photographer called a “fantasy bluff” when he snapped the shot several years ago. He wrote: “Fantasy Bluff: This bluff of the famous White River near Calico Rock, Arkansas, is one of many photogenic bluffs on the …

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  • AGS to host Ingle

    BENTON — The Arkansas Genealogical Society will host Cyndi Ingle, owner and webmaster of Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet (www.CyndisList.com/) Sept. 20 at the Benton Event Center, located at 17322 Interstate 30 North in Benton. Registration is open to the public. A …

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  • $30,000 in sculptures stolen from LR park

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock authorities say three sculptures worth $30,000 have been stolen from Riverfront Park. The city’s Parks and Recreation director says he believes the statues were taken Thursday night. They’re made of bronze with copper detail and were sawed off at …

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  • Whirlpool says Ark. site is safe

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Whirlpool spokesman says a toxic chemical found in the groundwater of a Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club does not pose a health risk. Spokesman Jeff Noel announced the results of the company’s summer testing on Thursday. The chemical is …

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  • Judge denies GOP lawsuit for records

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge has rejected an effort by Arkansas Republicans to force Gov. Mike Beebe to disclose documents they say are public. A Pulaski County circuit judge on Thursday threw out the GOP Freedom of Information lawsuit. The judge agreed with the …

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  • County range offers dove shoot

    With the opening of dove hunting season around the corner, the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex is offering a “first of its kind” simulated dove hunt. “Wednesday was the start of our two-week dove field,” said range manager Jody Hewitt. “With the help of our …

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  • Officer fired

    A police officer is fired and could be facing a misdemeanor charge. Cpl. Ben Keener has been terminated from the Independence County Sheriff’s Department after a Tuesday night incident. Sheriff Steve Jeffery said the incident started when a shoplifting report came from Walmart and three …

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  • 1 injured in mine accident

    GUION — Jeff Rains wasn’t the only one on the way to the hospital. Shortly after the news broke he was injured in a mining accident at Guion, friends and family were en route to Little Rock where he was being taken by helicopter. The …

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  • Shooting investigated

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported shooting that happened in Batesville on Wednesday. According to Sheriff Steve Jeffery, officers were dispatched to White River Medical Center concerning a man who had been shot in the leg. Jason Cossey said he and a …

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  • Teen reported missing

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a runaway teen. Jessica Aguirre, 17, was last seen at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in the area of White River Medical Center, according to Sheriff Steve Jeffery. She is described as having brown hair, …

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  • Man miscounts beers

    Hector Lopez may have miscounted how many beers he drank. According to Deputy Jason Edington, Lopez was at fault in a Friday night accident involving four vehicles. Edington said he talked with each driver and learned the one at fault was Lopez. While speaking with …

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  • LawCo jail to close

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — Arkansas officials have ordered the closure of the Lawrence County jail due to overcrowding, lack of firefighting equipment and other inadequacies. Sheriff Jody Dotson said the jail has “consistently failed every inspection” in the last 10 years. He says the county …

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