Bright lights lead to charges

September 4, 2008 A driver who reportedly failed to dim his lights for a police car, and then fled at a high speed in the rain, found himself behind bars late Tuesday night.

Arson suspected in trailer fire

September 4, 2008 Local investigators are hoping to get a break in the weather so they can sift through the remains of a camper trailer destroyed by fire near Newark Tuesday morning.

Burglary, multiple thefts reported

September 4, 2008 Police say stereo TV equipment, cash, and a radar detector have been reported as stolen from the residence of Christopher Hudson, at 704 Broad St., Batesville.

$34,000 in wire thefts reported

September 4, 2008 Since Friday morning, local authorities have taken two reports of thefts of large volumes of copper wire from two locations in Independence County.

ATV Safety Rider Course set for Sept. 20

September 4, 2008 ASH FLAT - A hands-on, half-day ATV Safety Rider Course for youths ages 6 to 19 will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 20 in Loberg Park in Hardy, Sharp County Extension Agent Joe Moore said.

Area Briefs

September 4, 2008 Sharp Extension to host meeting

Family uninjured

September 4, 2008 A Kentucky man and his family escaped injury when their truck slid into a water-filled ditch in Batesville Wednesday afternoon.

Boyfriend charged in shooting

September 4, 2008 SALEM - Murder charges have been filed against a Fulton County man charged with killing his girlfriend.

Rain blamed for outages

September 4, 2008 By Tony McGuffey Guard Staff Writer The remnants of Hurricane Gustav has moved on, but the power outages caused by winds and rains from the storm remain.