Breaking, entering, thefts reported

October 24, 2008 When Batesville landowner Jim Ed Bechdoldt went to see why his horses were running loose in the Pfeiffer area Tuesday, he discovered a fence had been cut.

Camper trailer, ‘wish’ come true

October 24, 2008 MELBOURNE - From harmonicist Kaleena Hutchins to a performance by the "Spice Girls" and a duet by "Kenny Rogers" and "Dolly Parton," Levi Lee had his work cut out Thursday as a judge for

Museum to host speaker

October 24, 2008 In conjunction with its current exhibit, "Maps: From Here to There and Then to Now," the Old Independence Regional Museum at Batesville will host Russell Baker, senior archivist at the Arkansas Hi

5 dead when fishing boat sinks off Alaska

October 23, 2008 JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Two fisherman are missing after a fish-processing vessel sank in frigid, stormy seas off a remote Alaskan island chain, killing five.

Foreclosures up 71 percent

October 23, 2008 WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of homeowners ensnared in the foreclosure crisis grew by more than 70 percent in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period in 2007, according to data

Youth Challenge seeks applicants

October 23, 2008 CAMP JOSEPH T. ROBINSON - The Arkansas National Guard's Youth Challenge Program is now accepting applications for enrollment in Class 32, according to a news release.

UACCB students recognized on list

October 23, 2008 Thirty students from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville have been named to the 2008 edition of Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.

Kopper Kettle home to local culinary grad

October 23, 2008 Ash Flat - Derick Baldridge has cooked for presidents, dignitaries and some world-class skiers, but now he's opened his own restaurant in the tiny town of Hardy in northern Arkansas.

Court will expedite lawmaker’s appeal

October 23, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday said it will quickly consider a former lawmaker's attempt to get on the ballot as a candidate for the House seat he gave up to settle a f