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.

Suspect blames co-defendant

August 14, 2008 MIAMI (AP) - A man accused in the slayings of four people aboard a charter fishing boat last year testified Wednesday that his co-defendant from Arkansas was responsible for all of the killings, and

Courthouse to remain

August 14, 2008 HARRISON (AP) - Federal courthouses in Harrison and Batesville will remain open, officials say, after the facilities were tabbed last year as in danger of closure.

Motive sought in shooting

August 14, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Wreaths and flowers lined the sidewalk in front of Arkansas' Democratic Party headquarters today while police and others tried to explain why a man who lost his job at a Target

Sports Briefs

August 13, 2008 Baseball BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox acquired pitcher Paul Byrd from Cleveland, hoping to boost a rotation hurt by an injury to Tim Wakefield and the struggles of Clay Buchholz.