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.

Area Briefs

August 15, 2008 White Co. makes 2 drug arrests