• Drug dog alerts on vehicle

    Shortly after Deputy John Carroll made a traffic stop on March 23, his drug dog alerted on the vehicle of possible drugs. Carroll said he told the driver, Marcus Shane Manley he had stopped him for not having a license plate. Manley told Carroll there …

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  • Tractor-trailer stolen, found; arrest made

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man was arrested after a tractor-trailer rig was stolen in Calico Rock late Sunday night or early this morning, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. A BOLO (be on the lookout) was issued, and an Arkansas state trooper stopped the vehicle …

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  • Today is deadline to sign up for health law

    Today is the deadline to sign up for private health insurance in the new online markets created by President Barack Obama’s health care law. So far, about 4 out of every 5 people enrolling have qualified for tax credits to reduce the cost of their …

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  • Fleeing vehicle endangers oncoming traffic, human life

    ASH FLAT — A fleeing vehicle traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour involving several Sharp County and Cave City police officers Thursday kept fleeing with no regard for oncoming traffic or human life even after its tires hit spike strips at the intersection …

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  • Paper Chase doubles floor space, slates ribbon cutting, open house

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at Paper Chase Book Store at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at 136 W. Main St.; the store will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday with cookies, punch and coffee. The …

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  • Stormy weather predicted

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says severe weather is possible later in the week for much of Arkansas. Forecasters say heavy rainfall is possible Wednesday night through early Friday in Arkansas. Forecasters say many uncertainties remain with the storm system but strong …

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  • Expulsion hearing to be tonight

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will hold an expulsion hearing during a special board meeting that begins at 7 tonight in the high school library, said Superintendent Steven Green. The student was being a discipline problem on a school bus, Green said. …

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  • Commodity distribution date set

    Independence County commodity distribution will begin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council office, located at 550 Oak St. in Batesville. A variety of items will be distributed. All applicants will need to be re-certified before the distribution or on that date …

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  • Community wide sale announced

    MELBOURNE — The city of Melbourne will have its annual spring community wide yard sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All sales will be held rain or shine. Those having yard sales on this date are asked to call city hall with their …

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  • Flu death toll now stands at 57 according to health officials

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas health officials say 57 people in the state have now died due to the flu this flu season — the second-highest total on record. The record for the number of deaths blamed on influenza is the 61 that was recorded …

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  • ‘Rockhounding in Canada’ to be topic

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Spring River Gem and Mineral Club will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at Omaha Center in Cherokee Village, with the program being “Rockhounding in Canada” presented by Ed Hakesley from Mountain Home, said President Don Sabie. “Ed will be discussing the …

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  • Ozarka to host diversity discussion

    MELBOURNE — The Institutional Professional Development Committee of Ozarka College will host a program titled “Infusing Dignity into Diversity” from 11 a.m. to noon on April 18, according to a news release. Dr. Dennis C. Rittle, Ozarka College provost and executive vice president of learning, …

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