• Trivia game night raises money for humane society

    Who was the first Major League Baseball player to have his uniform number retired? What novel has over 550 characters and took more than six years to complete? What is the state flower of Arkansas? Who is the winningest football coach in Arkansas Razorback history? …

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  • Search reveals no illegal items

    Within minutes of entering one of the pods more than one of the inmates was cuffed and on the floor. A team of officers, assisted with two eager canines, moved quickly into the chambers and removed and restrained inmates as they gave the cells a …

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  • DTF roundup casts wide net; 14 caught

    NEWPORT — A drug bust in the Third Judicial District cast a wide net, yielding more than a dozen arrests for drug trafficking, according to a news release. The investigation was conducted by the Third Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF) over a six-month period. …

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  • Night clerk accused of robbery

    Matthew Midkiff might have gotten away with robbing the store where he worked — but he should have changed clothes before doing so. According to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, video from the Quail Valley Food Mart shows the night clerk, 25-year-old …

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  • Izard deputy found dead

    MELBOURNE — The mood at the Izard County Sheriff’s Office was somber this morning with co-workers processing the news that one of their own was dead. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said J.T. Baker was found dead in his home in Melbourne Monday night from …

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  • Charges expected in stabbing

    Independence County authorities were called to 38 Amanda Drive in Batesville shortly after midnight Sunday following a report of an altercation that left a man with multiple stab wounds, according to a news release. The victim, whose name and age were not released as of …

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  • Night hunter gets busted

    ASH FLAT — If you’re going night hunting, you might want to leave your meth at home. And your marijuana. And maybe even your expensive rifle, and go with something less expensive. At 2:31 a.m. Saturday, Sharp County Central Dispatch received a call of a …

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  • MOD sets annual walk

    The March of Dimes of Independence County kicked off the 2014 season last week with the announcement of its annual walk planned for May 3 at the Southside High School walking track. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10, …

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  • Fundraiser raises $175K

    Guests at the third annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball showed outstanding support for Lyon College’s Annual Scholarship Fund, raising more than $175,000, according to organizers. The event was held Feb. 28 at The Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord. “We couldn’t do this …

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  • State: 75 districts want snow-day waivers

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Education says 75 school districts and charter schools have requested waivers to reduce the number of snow days that must be made up this year. Department spokeswoman Kimberly Friedman says the Arkansas Board of Education will consider …

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  • Newark postpones meeting

    NEWARK — The Newark City Council meeting originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed, according to Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston. A rescheduled date has not been set.

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  • EIA verification class set

    SIDNEY — The Sidney Community Center will hold a free Equine Infectious Anemia verification class at 6 p.m. March 18 for anyone wanting to become a certified EIA verifier. The class is free. Those who become EIA verified can administer what is known as the …

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