Woman who fled prison in 1976 draws probation

September 25, 2008 DETROIT (AP) - A California woman who escaped from a Michigan prison 32 years ago and lived on the lam as a suburban mother was sentenced to probation Wednesday, five months after her capture.

Woman admits lying about home invaders

September 25, 2008 A report of armed men invading a west Batesville home remains under investigation after police responded to an emergency call Wednesday evening.

Copper thieves damage irrigation system

September 25, 2008 Thieves using a vehicle to pull up underground cable are credited with causing some $7,000 in damages to a farm irrigation system off North Gainer Ferry Road recently, according to Don Stewart of Leon

Police suspect arson in bulldozer fire

September 25, 2008 Police and firefighters responded to a fire at 2630 Cave Creek Road Tuesday afternoon that threatened a home and injured a man after a brush pile fire reportedly got out of control.

Emerson Drive to perform

September 25, 2008 Melbourne - The Ozarka College Foundation Board will present the Country Music Association-nominated Vocal Group for 2008, Emerson Drive.

Family & Friends Briefs

September 25, 2008 Medicine seminar scheduled A free informational seminar, "Medicines in Your Home," will be presented at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Extension office in Batesville.

Club News

September 25, 2008 Foxy Ladies, Red Hat Society The Foxy Ladies of White River Red Hat Society met Sept. 16 at the Batesville Country Club.