• Suspect rams cars; gun found

    What started as the usual shoplifting call ended after a 22-mile pursuit, wrecked police cars and a suspect arrested with a fully loaded sawed-off shotgun. According to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, his department was called to Walmart Saturday morning over a possible shoplifter. Jeffery …

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  • Small-breed dogs being stolen

    MELBOURNE — Several dogs have gone missing in Izard County over the last couple weeks, and some have probably been stolen, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. “Most of the stolen dogs are of a small breed house dog and are quality dogs taken when they are …

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  • Driver dies after ejected in crash

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — A Mountain View man was killed in a car accident just after midnight Sunday, according to a report from the Arkansas State Police. Paul W. Davis, 59, of Herpel Road was driving a 1999 Chevrolet on state Highway 5 South, 11 miles …

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  • Police say child shot dad

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Police in Russellville are investigating the accidental shooting of a father by his child. Police said officers were called to a Walmart store parking lot on Main Street at 11 a.m. Saturday regarding a possible shooting. Once there, police found a man …

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  • Coroner: County jail inmate died of natural causes

    CONWAY (AP) — Faulkner County Coroner Pat Moore says the recent death of a county jail inmate was due to natural causes. David Mitchell Dollar of Greenbrier died of ruptured esophageal varices resulting from cirrhosis of the liver. The condition occurs when blood flowing through …

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  • Chamber sets ribbon cuttings

    The Batesville Area Chamber has announced two ribbon cuttings this week for area businesses. The first will be for North Arkansas Home Care at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at 2397 Harrison St., Suite C. Then on Friday, Ozark Mountain Poultry will hold its ribbon cutting at …

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  • Preliminary NTSB report on plane crash released

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A preliminary report on a plane crash in southeastern Oklahoma that killed an Arkansas man says the plane was seen flying low shortly before it apparently crashed. The National Transportation Safety Board report dated Friday says the last known witness to …

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  • Nat’l Guard gets new commander

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Army National Guard has a new commander. Brig. Gen. Patricia Anslow was formally installed as commander during a ceremony Saturday at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. She replaces Brig. Gen. Roger McClellan — who is retiring. Anslow …

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  • West Magnet plays host to Troupe d’Jour

    Artists Hal Evans and Nicole De Faymoreau from Troupe d’Jour provided an Arts-in-Education residency at Batesville’s West Magnet Elementary School Oct. 21 through 25. Evans and De Faymoreau spent the week leading several educational activities for the second- and sixth-grade classrooms. Founded in 1994, Troupe …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 26, 1994.

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  • Ozarka campaign nets $50K donation

    MELBOURNE — First National Banking Company has committed $50,000 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign, according to a news release. The contribution will pay to furnish the Student Commons Area, an open area to be used for student and community events, studying, …

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Air Force Airman 1st Class Aaron J. Freemire graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, …

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