Training days

August 9, 2007 Sitting on the concrete floor with a M2 .50 caliber machine gun between his legs, Chris Malenski talks with other soldiers about the weapon’s capabilities. 

Items pour in for live auction

August 9, 2007 Laser therapy. Hay bales. Jewelry. Furniture and home accessories. Frozen chicken tenders. And even a registered Boston terrier.

Troopers cite hundreds

August 9, 2007 A total of 381 citations were issued in Independence County after members of the Arkansas State Police worked the county during a four-day stretch.

Drug related theft leads to arrest of local man

August 8, 2007 Felony charges have been filed against a Batesville man who allegedly stole a purse and laptop computer in a drug-related incident, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff&

Vehicle found in White River

August 8, 2007 A 2003 Pontiac Grand Am, reported stolen sometime Monday night, was found in the White River early Tuesday morning, according to officers with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.

Wanted sex offenders at large

August 8, 2007 Local authorities are looking for two known sex offenders who have reportedly failed to update their addresses with local authorities, according to court affidavits filed by Lt. Brenda Bittle.

CD to feature Mug Tree Lady

August 8, 2007 Clara Byler of Batesville, otherwise known in this area as the Mug Tree Lady, is hitting the big time.  A song written about her will be released on a compact disc and songbook next year.