• 100+ rabies cases reported in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 100 cases of rabies have been confirmed in Arkansas so far this year with a second “peak” season for the disease on the horizon, according to state health and animal science officials. “The peak time for rabies cases is …

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  • Ark. delegation supports House immigration bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — All of Arkansas’ U.S. House delegation voted for Republican-backed legislation that would send migrant youths home without hearings. The legislation could lead to the deportation of more than a half-million immigrants who were granted temporary work permits by President Barack Obama’s …

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  • 3 charged with violating archaeological protection act

    ASHDOWN (AP) — Three Ashdown residents have been charged with breaking a federal law that protects archaeological artifacts. Court documents show Christopher Castle, Lauren Bailes and Callie Neher are charged with violating the Archaeological Resource Protection Act at Millwood Lake near Ashdown. Castle faces two …

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  • Inmates escape work detail

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s help in locating two inmates who walked off from the Independence County Recycling Center around 12:30 p.m. today. The inmates, Kyle McTigue and Michael Bryant, were incarcerated in the Independence County jail on misdemeanor charges and …

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  • Duke fellow opens new practice

    After 20 years in the mental health field, Beverly Caraway recently stepped out on her own and opened her own business, Caraway Psychiatric Services, PLLC and is changing the status quo. Armed with a master’s degree from Vanderbuilt University, Caraway is bringing mental health services …

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  • K-9 helps catch alleged shooter

    After eluding police for nearly a week, Joseph R. Bramblett of Sulphur Rock was arrested with the help of a police K-9 Thursday. Bramblett was wanted for the alleged shooting of his girlfriend, Savannah Johns, Sunday morning, according to a court affidavit filed by Detective …

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  • Wooded manhunt results in arrest

    What’s the cost of a bottle of vanilla flavoring? Extremely high if you’re 23-year-old Cory E. King. He was jailed Tuesday on charges of probable cause of robbery, public intoxication, resisting arrest and fleeing a police officer. Employees of the Batesville Cash Saver store told …

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  • Miss Batesville, Miss White River to be crowned Saturday

    The White River Pageant Association will bid farewell to three queens as four new title holders will be crowned Miss Batesville’s Outstanding Teen, Miss Batesville, White River’s Outstanding Teen and Miss White River 2015 Saturday night at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. …

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  • Fire call uncovers theft

    It wasn’t until a shed fire was extinguished that Troy Inloes had any idea he had been the victim of theft, as well as possibly arson. Inloes told police that he got a call around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon that his storage shed was on fire …

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  • Pro-alcohol petition ends in 2 counties

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group advocating alcohol sales in dry Arkansas counties says it hasn’t gathered sufficient support in Faulkner and Craighead counties. Our Community, Our Dollars said on Thursday it will solely focus on Saline County. It says it has collected enough signatures …

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  • Police arrest two men on drug charges 

    SEARCY (AP) — Police say they’ve arrested two men on several felony charges, including possession of drugs and firearms. Jonathan Blaine Spivey, 22, was arrested Wednesday during a traffic stop in White County. Police say they then learned Spivey’s driver’s license was suspended and searched …

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  • Stress: It’s all about perception, says RN

    Stress leads to disease and one must learn how to change their perception of circumstances in order to control stress. That was the message Nora Osborne, White River Medical Center director of surgery services and women’s services, brought to the Kiwanis Club of Batesville meeting …

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