• 6-year-old boy dies after swimming at lake

    MONTICELLO (AP) — A 6-year-old boy who was swimming at Lake Monticello has died. Drew County officials received a call about 4 p.m. Wednesday about a boy who vanished while swimming at the lake. He was found about 5:20 p.m. in eight to 10 feet …

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  • Judge sentences ex-officer in probe

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former police officer who was accused of accepting bribes and looking the other way while drug traffickers shipped illegal drugs throughout the region has been sentenced to two years in prison. U.S. District Judge Bill Wilson sentenced former Marvell police …

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  • Police: mom gave son blade to escape Ark. jail

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say the mother of one of two inmates who escaped from an Arkansas jail has been arrested after she allegedly provided him with a hacksaw blade. Miller County sheriff Chief Deputy Duke Schofield said Wednesday that 55-year-old Charlene Stewart faces …

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  • Windstream to cut up to 400 management jobs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock-based Windstream Corp. says it will cut up to 400 management positions as it restructures the company. Windstream was formed in 2006 when it was spun off from Alltel Corp. Its initial focus was landline phones, but the company has …

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  • Hot Springs man accused in beating

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of second-degree murder in the beating death of a Hot Springs man. Ray Allen Brown was arrested late Tuesday in the death of Robert Brindley. Authorities say the two men got into an …

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  • Bond set at $150,000 in arson

    Eleven months after an arson fire destroyed three businesses at the corner of Sidney and Harrison streets, an arrest warrant has been issued for Christopher Brashers, 35, of Batesville, according to a news release from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Bond for Brashers — who …

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  • Land Sharks – Dogs train for protection

    CUSHMAN — Polk Bayou Land Sharks breed and train personal protection dogs from distinguished blood lines, but owners Keith and Melanie McAnally say their dogs are best at being companions. While serving in the Army, Keith became interested in training dogs and in 2004, they …

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  • Drugs allegedly found during traffic stop

    Lonnie Allen Kempher Robert Simmons MELBOURNE — Formal drug charges have been brought against the driver of a vehicle stopped in Melbourne during a routine stop, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Lonnie Allen Kempher, 45, of Lake View was initially charged with driving …

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  • USDA plans to close Izard, Fulton offices

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday its decision to shutter Farm Service Agency offices in nine Arkansas counties including Izard and Fulton. The closures are part of the consolidations proposed in January as part of USDA’s Blueprint for Stronger Service. In all, …

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  • Missing man found

    Missing since May 18, a Southside man was found safe and sound late Friday afternoon. Deputy Patrick Collins said he was dispatched to the area of Ramsey Mountain around 5:45 p.m. in regards to a missing person — Jonathan Gray — being located by Investigator …

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  • C-Ridge continues meal program

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District is participating in the Seamless Summer Food Service program, which will continue through Aug. 10. Meals will be provided at the Cedar Ridge High School to all children without charge and served Monday through Friday with the exception …

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  • Machines to be tested

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 1 p.m. Friday and Monday at the courthouse to conduct testing on election equipment for the upcoming run-off election.

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