• Olean Bruce

    Olean Bruce, 84, of Batesville died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born June 16, 1928, at Cedar Grove, she was the daughter of Monroe “Roe” and Mattie James. She taught private piano lessons for more than 40 years. She was a longtime …

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  • Willeen Brooks

    NEWARK — Willeen Gardner Brooks, 77, of Newark died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. Born Jan. 24, 1935, at Charlotte, she was the daughter of Oness and Nola Burge Gardner. She married Buddy Brooks on April 27, 1952, and they were married for 60 years. She …

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  • Grace Sade

    CHURUBUSCO, Ind. — Grace Lucille Sade, 80, of Churubusco, Ind., died Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at her home. Born Jan. 28, 1932, in Cave City, she was the daughter of William Harrison and Virgie Mae Brewer Pinkston. She moved to Indiana in 1950 and was …

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  • 3 mayors facing recall votes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Three Arkansas mayors facing recall votes in November say they are confident they’ll survive the political challenge. Petitions asking for the recall of Alexander Mayor Paul Mitchell, Bauxite Mayor Johnny McMahan and Cotton Plant Mayor Ronnie Conley have been approved and …

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  • About 3,000 fish killed in lake

    HAVANA (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says about 3,000 fish have been found dead on the Petit Jean River near Blue Mountain Lake. The commission says the fish kill is located near the Logan-Yell county line in western Arkansas. Officials say it …

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  • 260 inmates fall ill at Tucker

    TUCKER (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Correction says about 260 inmates at the Tucker Unit were placed in isolation because of illness. Spokeswoman Shea Wilson says the inmates were isolated in the prison’s gym Sunday because of symptoms that point to either a stomach …

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  • Mother drowns saving sons

    MONTE NE (AP) — Benton County authorities say a 39-year-old Rogers woman has drowned in Beaver Lake while saving her sons from the water near Monte Ne. Sheriff’s Sgt. Dale Denver said the body of Kimberlee Weaber was found about noon Saturday in about five …

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  • Franklin woman accused of battery

    MELBOURNE — A Franklin woman was arrested after allegedly hurting a woman in poor health, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Deputies were dispatched Tuesday night to 810 Hickory Flat Road in response to a fight and found a woman later identified as Carol Berman, …

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  • Death in patrol car believed suicide

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police believe the shooting death of a handcuffed man inside a city patrol car was a suicide, according to an email from Police Chief Mike Yates. Chavis Chacobie Carter, 21, of Southaven, Miss., died July 28 after apparently shooting himself despite …

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  • No bail for man charged with mailing powder

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A second bail request by an Arkansas man charged with mailing a white powder to his former employer, schools and businesses has been denied. U.S. Magistrate Erin Setser on Friday rejected the request by 57-year-old Philip Hanson. U.S. District Judge Jimm Larry …

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  • Methadone arrest made during traffic stop

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Thayer, Mo., man who will turn 22 on Thursday was arrested after a traffic stop Friday in Lawrence County for possession of a controlled substance, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Shane Michael Green is being charged with possession of Methadone. “The arrest …

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  • Businesses to be ‘blitzed’

    The United Way of Independence County will “blitz” local businesses Wednesday as part of its annual campaign. Volunteers will be out and about in the county, visiting small businesses and picking up employee contributions and company donations, according to a news release. This year’s overall …

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