Youth fishing derby set

June 23, 2016 NEWPORT — The 2016 Youth Fishing Derby will be held Tuesday at Lockwood Park in Newport. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The fishing …

NADC offers energy assistance

June 23, 2016 Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. has contracted with the Division of County Operations to begin the fiscal year 2016 Summer Regular and Crisis Energy …

Escape plan at jail thwarted

June 22, 2016 Jacob Smart has a history of breaking in, this time he’s trying to break out. The last time was in the county jail, …

Sheriff wants traffic officer for county

June 22, 2016 It’s still up in the air whether Independence County will create a traffic control deputy position or not. The Independence County Quorum Court …

Man jailed after pleading 5th Amendment

June 22, 2016 Even though police had photos and other evidence that a wanted fugitive had been living in Victor M. Chatman’s apartment, he claimed he didn’t …

Second man arrested on theft warrant

June 22, 2016 Christopher Eiler MELBOURNE — The second man allegedly involved in the breaking/entering and theft of property at a residence on …

2 die in motorcycle crash

June 22, 2016 RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — State police say a motorcycle accident on I-40 has left two Arkansas residents dead. Fifty-eight-year-old Michael Lilly and 57-year-old Vicky …