• Three facing fake ID, drug, fleeing charges

    When a woman stopped dead in her tracks and two men hurriedly left upon seeing the police officer enter Hawgs Exxon, Deputy Brian Luetschwager knew something was up. Luetschwager said he stopped into the convenience store around 11:30 Wednesday night and noticed that two men …

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  • Finalists announced in White River’s Got Talent

    From soloists to skits, there will be a variety of entertainment during the White River’s Got Talent finale, set for 7 p.m. Sept. 8 as part of the 69th annual White River Water Carnival. “This year, the contest drew dozens of entrants from a multi-county …

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  • County court to discuss bonds

    The Independence County Court will convene at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the county courthouse to consider the issuance of $45 million aggregate principal amount of pollution control revenue refunding bonds. The bonds will refinance certain pollution control facilities acquired, constructed and installed by Entergy Arkansas …

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  • Student caught with pot

    He may not have been smoking in the boys’ room but a Magness teenager was caught after smoking marijuana at the Cedar Ridge High School gym Thursday afternoon. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, officers were called to the school at Newark shortly before …

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  • Student dragged by semi

    NEWPORT — An Arkansas State University-Newport student was air-lifted to a Memphis hospital on Wednesday after he was reportedly dragged several feet by a semitruck. Newport police and emergency personnel were dispatched to the school’s commercial driving course at 7648 Victory Blvd. at about 2:50 …

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  • Council cancels meeting

    The Batesville City Council has canceled its meeting for next week because of the lack of agenda items, officials announced. The council usually meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month.

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  • Boy loses finger in accident

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Officials in Mountain Home say an 11-year-old middle school student lost a finger when it got caught in a playground slide. The accident happened Thursday morning at Pinkston Middle School. Principal Michelle McWilliams says the boy’s left pinkie finger was severed …

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  • Two more arrested in motel death

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Hot Springs police have arrested two more people in connection with a fatal beating at a motel. Officers responded to the El Rancho Motel early Wednesday after someone who called 911 said a man was being beaten with a baseball bat. …

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  • Christian singer to perform

    Christian country music artist Hunter Erwin, a native of Tickfaw, La., will bring his testimony in music to Foothills Cowboy Church at 595 Hilly Village Road about halfway between Batesville and Cave City at 10 a.m. Sunday, said Lance Hames, pastor. It will be Erwin’s …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Dear Editor, Pioneer football season is quickly approaching, and that means hunting season will soon be here also. As hunters are getting everything ready to enjoy the seasons, I want to remind all gun owners it is your duty to keep yourself and your household …

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  • Looking for Orphan Train riders

    In the 1850s, thousands of children roamed the streets of New York homeless. Many were simply abandoned by parents who couldn’t afford to keep them. Life on the streets for these children meant begging for food or stealing to survive. Many looked to gangs to …

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  • Genetically engineered children

    “Sit down over here. It won’t take but 20 minutes for us to custom-design your fetus.” “You want to custom-design our child, doctor?” “In the summer of 2012, University of Washington researchers made a massive biotechnology breakthrough! Few people talked about it at the time.” …

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