• One charged for threats

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been charged with banging on a drive-thru window and saying it was time for him to start killing people. Murfreesboro police say 58-year-old Richard Shultz of Little Rock pulled into a Wendy’s Thursday night and told a …

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  • Honor Roll – Melbourne High School

    MELBOURNE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Melbourne High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Isaac Coleman, John Gardner, Jackson Kimble, Alex Walker; general — Kyle Anderson, …

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  • Nurse who had Ebola will be released

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Dallas nurse who flew from Texas to Ohio and back before being diagnosed with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Tuesday after tests showed she’s virus-free, a hospital spokeswoman said. Amber Vinson, 29, would be leaving Emory University Hospital …

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  • Batesville to fight incorporation

    Southside’s petition for incorporation may have been granted by the county judge Friday morning — but the fight is far from over. The annexation issue — which is different from the incorporation — will still be on the general election ballot for residents in the …

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  • B.A.T. Mobile visits C-Ridge – Students in grades 9-12 hear about dangers of drinking and driving

    NEWARK — Every parent wants his child to walk a straight line, but not the one used by police. However that’s what happened to a few students at Cedar Ridge High School Thursday morning. In groups of 10, students in the ninth through 12th grades …

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  • Forgery tried

    An alert bank teller tried to stall a man with a stolen check Friday afternoon, but the man fled before officers could arrive. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Shane Hightower said he was dispatched to First Community Bank in regards to a forgery. He spoke with …

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  • Warrant issued in scrap metal theft

    Local authorities are looking for 42-year-old Marcus Shane Manley of Oak Hill Loop in regards to theft of scrap metal from Becky Wood’s property on Blowing Cave Road. On Oct. 14 Wood said she received information that a green SUV was seen pulling a small …

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  • 2 wanted in Illinois arrested in Mtn. View

    MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — A wanted Illinois couple has been arrested in Mountain View. The Stone County Sheriff’s Office says Jonathan Dean Riggs and Khelsey Johnson — both of Galesville, Illinois — were arrested Friday by Stone County and U.S. Marshals Service officials. Riggs is …

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  • Parole board finds sentence commutation ‘without merit’

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board has found a sentence commutation application made by an Izard County man serving time for murder and other crimes to be without merit, according to clemency recommendations issued by the board on Thursday. Jeremy Thomas, 29, was sentenced …

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  • Southside sets EAST event

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School will host “EAST Night Out” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the media center. EAST stands for Environmental And Spatial Technology. Junior and senior high students will showcase past, present and future projects that involve the community and school, …

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  • UACCB to offer computer training 

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community Education department will offer training in computer basics and Windows 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. beginning Tuesday in the main classroom building, Room 217. Lisa Albertson will also teach four sessions of computer basics on …

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  • Born in 1879, pharmacy keeps up with times

    CALICO ROCK (AP) — Although it has changed hands, locations and names time and again in the past 135 years, this small town’s pharmacy remains vibrant by staying true to its roots in a world of apps, insurance claims and corporate competition. Mitchell’s Park Street …

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