• Liquor store drawing set for Tuesday – Applicants down by 4

    The number of applications dropped just a bit, but not enough to increase applicants’ chances of getting a package store permit in Sharp County. The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration had originally received 48 applications before the April 29 deadline, but since then two have …

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  • Stolen gun found amongst drugs

    A stolen police Colt AR-15 government issued M-16 was recovered from a home where residents were found to be selling drugs, according to sentencing documents from the Independence County Circuit Court. In February, the assault rifle was stolen from the trunk of a city of …

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  • Wheelis retires from Melbourne Housing Authority

    MELBOURNE — Not many housing projects can brag about having curb appeal but if it is being managed by Janice Wheelis they will be neat, cared for and landscaped just as if they were model homes in gated communities. For 32 years Wheelis has put …

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  • Grange man faces charges

    ASH FLAT — Thomas King of 743 Grange Road in Sharp County has been formally charged in connection with a raid on his property on May 17, said Sheriff Mark Counts. During the search, officers found a 2013 John Deere Gator that was stolen from …

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  • Izard Sheriff’s Office to observe National Flag Day

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriff’s Department will observe National Flag Day and celebrate the birthday of the U.S. Army Friday at the sheriff’s office located at 300 Circle Drive in Melbourne. In conjunction with this observance, a ceremonial flag burning ceremony will be held. …

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  • Three men arrested for domestic violence

    MELBOURNE — Three men were arrested in separate domestic violence incidents, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputy Acy Beebe was dispatched Friday to an Estes Heights residence in Pineville, where a woman said that Steven Hood Sr. became upset because she did not answer his …

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  • Scholarship recipients named at Southside

    SOUTHSIDE —The Ronota Newberry-Woodbridge Memorial Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship Committee has announced recipients of two $500 scholarships. Recent Southside High School graduates, Kaylee Rich and Maggie Ried, each were awarded with $500 in funds. Both plan to attend the University of Central Arkansas …

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  • Mom accused of tossing baby boy in trash

    ALTHEIMER (AP) — Authorities in Jefferson County have arrested a 22-year-old mother of three after her infant son was found unharmed in a garbage bin. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says Brittany Cole was arrested Sunday on suspicion of endangering the welfare of a minor. …

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  • Teen killed in house fire

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man is dead after a house fire in north Arkansas. Bull Shoals Police Chief Dan Sutterfield says Scott Stracener was killed in the fire Sunday afternoon. The police chief says first responders were told someone was trapped …

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  • ASU eyes osteopathic school

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State University officials are considering opening an osteopathic medical school in Jonesboro. ASU-Jonesboro Chancellor Tim Hudson has been authorized by ASU System President Charles Welch to work with Jonesboro officials and representatives of existing osteopathic medical schools on a study into …

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  • Searcy police may drop anonymous text tip program

    SEARCY (AP) — Police in Searcy are considering ending a program that allows residents to text anonymous tips about crime. Police Chief Jeremy Clark said the TipSoft program that police purchased in February 2012 has generated 21 tips. The program costs the department $1,700. Police …

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  • Baxter Co. sheriff auctions off seized property

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — A rapid patter of numbers and nonsensical phrases could be heard in the parking area on the back side of the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office recently auctioneers sold 140 pistols, rifles and shotguns, along with a Hummer H3, a Ford F150 …

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