Top dishonors in writing awarded

August 14, 2008 SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - A grotesque comparison of a steamy love affair to a New York City street has won a Washington man this year's grand prize in an annual contest of bad writing.

Guns, jewelry, boat, 4-wheeler stolen

August 14, 2008 A suspect has been named in the theft of several guns and a boat from a Newark residence, according to the Independence County Sheriff's Office.

Beebe: State ‘has lost great son’

August 14, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Bill Gwatney, who acquired wealth as a successful businessman but made his mark in public service, died Wednesday in an unexplained shooting. He was 48.

Family & Friends Briefs

August 14, 2008 Local church to host concert Audible Lights from Branson, Mo., will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the First Assembly of God in Batesville, according to a news release.

Emergency room incident ends in woman’s arrest

August 14, 2008 Swearing and screaming that she didn't have a problem, a Batesville woman was arrested for public intoxication and attempted theft of emergency supplies from the emergency room of White River Medica

Late night fire destroys home

August 14, 2008 Overcome with grief, Sheryl Stroud sat on the side of the street, crying and rocking her dog, as she watched firefighters fight to save her home at 2055 Case St. Wednesday night.