Wertz trial under way

July 9, 2007 ASH FLAT — Security was tight this morning when jury selection got under way for one of two men accused in a 20-year-old Sharp County double murder case.

Wanted couple arrested for meth at courthouse

July 6, 2007 A Batesville man and a Bald Knob woman have been formally charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia following their arrests at the Independence County District Courthouse in

Fire destroys cable office

July 5, 2007 Fire officials believe they know how a local business was destroyed by fire Wednesday afternoon. 

‘Phony cop’ arrested at accident scene

July 5, 2007 A man who flashed a badge at the scene of an accident Friday is facing several charges, including criminal impersonation of a police officer, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Du

Witnesses watch man pour liquid,

July 5, 2007 Arson is being listed as the cause of a fire that destroyed a car and a residence near Bradford Tuesday afternoon, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office.