Pleas entered

August 15, 2008 The following defendants were found guilty or entered guilty pleas in Independence County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

State police begin crackdown today

August 15, 2008 LITTLE ROCK – As millions of Americans begin planning one last summertime getaway, more than 10,000 police agencies across the country are preparing to join in a concerted enforcement crackdown kno

Benefit potluck announced

August 15, 2008 EVENING SHADE - A benefit potluck will be held at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8042 at Evening Shade. Entertainment will be by the Strongs.

Former trooper pleads guilty to battery

August 15, 2008 BENTONVILLE (AP) - A former Arkansas State Police trooper has pleaded guilty to battery and misusing the Arkansas Crime Information Center.

Links between Gwatney, killer unclear, police say

August 15, 2008 SEARCY (AP) - The killer of Arkansas' Democratic Party chairman had written his victim's name on a Post-It note and had two sets of car keys bearing logos from his victim's car dealerships, bu

On tape, abducted girl describes brother’s murder

August 15, 2008 BOISE, Idaho (AP) - After her older brother was shot in the head, his remains were burned in front of her, an 8-year-old girl told a police officer in a gut-wrenching tape played for jurors deciding

Family & Friends Briefs

August 15, 2008 Home repair clinic scheduled The Independence County Extension Homemakers clubs and Home Depot in Batesville are sponsoring a free clinic on Basic Home Repairs.