Area Briefs

July 15, 2008 Melbourne man arrested for domestic violence MELBOURNE - A Melbourne man was arrested Thursday for domestic violence and other charges, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence.

Broken taillights send Kensett woman to jail

July 15, 2008 Passing a police officer and having no taillights on her car resulted in a woman's going to jail on several traffic violations and outstanding warrants early Sunday morning.

Helicopter crash kills two

July 15, 2008 SALESVILLE (AP) - Arkansas Department of Emergency Management officials say two people are dead after a helicopter crashed near the Norfork Dam.

DNA links man to rape

July 15, 2008 Bond has been set at $100,000 for the suspect in a May 24 residential burglary and rape of a Batesville woman, according to an Independence County Circuit Court affidavit filed by Detective Mike Mundy

Mary Powell ‘Outgoing spirit’ recalled

July 15, 2008 Family and friends remember Mary Reaves Powell as having a loving spirit and especially a deep and abiding love for her family and late husband, Dorr Wilson Powell.