Artist donates painting to youth ranch

October 13, 2008 Artist Judy Gagner of Pleasant Plains donated an original acrylic painting to the girls who live in the Gratton Hall Cottage of the Arkansas Sheriff's Youth Ranches in Batesville.

ATV crash kills 2 men

October 13, 2008 MARMADUKE (AP) - Arkansas State Police say two men are dead after the all-terrain vehicle they were riding in overturned in a ditch Saturday night just outside of Marmaduke.

Vendor arrested for fake brands

October 13, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Little Rock police say vice detectives have arrested a vendor at the Arkansas State Fair on suspicion of selling fake name-brand purses and other goods.

Biodiesel not the answer, says Arkansas Tech prof

October 13, 2008 RUSSELLVILLE (AP) - Dr. Robert Allen's laboratory looks like something out of a bad sci-fi film: cluttered work desks, funnels and tubes, beakers filled with various substances.

Pangburn man chased down; three nabbed

October 13, 2008 SEARCY - Three people, including one who tried to flee on foot, were arrested Wednesday during a search of the Charles E. Peebles Jr. residence at 248 Rambo Loop near Searcy, Sgt.

TVs, boat motor, four-wheeler stolen

October 13, 2008 Three televisions were reported missing from a residence at 222 Quail Valley in Batesville, according to deputy Randy Jones. Jones said he spoke with the victim, 44-year-old Cheryl L.

Tire slashing disturbance nets 2 arrests

October 13, 2008 Officers responding to a report of a tire slashing at White River Medical Center Thursday morning arrested a Batesville man and the woman who reported the incident, according to Independence County De

Man jailed after disobeying officer

October 13, 2008 A man who reportedly ignored a policeman's orders to stop and drove away from the Royal Order of the Moose early Saturday morning has been charged with carrying a gun and public intoxication.

Service News

October 13, 2008 Norfolk, Va. - Navy Seaman Jonathan D. Osborne, a 2000 graduate of Viola High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill.