Child abuse study to be conducted

June 29, 2015 LITTLE ROCK — A team of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is recruiting girls ages 11 to 17 for a …

Nominations sought for FSA committee

June 29, 2015 The nomination period for the local Farm Service Agency county committees began June 15, according to Independence County U.S. Department of Agriculture FSA executive …

Former Russian PM Yevgeny Primakov dies

June 29, 2015 MOSCOW — Former Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov, whose career included desperate but unsuccessful diplomatic efforts to avert wars in Iraq and NATO’s bombing …

Bank gives $20K to Main Street

June 26, 2015 The Main Street Batesville organization received quite a gift from First Community Bank on Thursday — $20,000. The check was presented during Business …

Video shows girlfriend taking items

June 26, 2015 A man who said he didn’t attempt to press charges after his girlfriend tried to hit him in the head with a beer bottle …

SCOTUS extends gay marriage nationwide

June 26, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court declared today that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. Gay and lesbian …

Drug charges stem from traffic stop

June 26, 2015 A Newark woman claims she was given drugs by a friend because she was “having family problems,” according to a court affidavit.

Man injured in shovel fight

June 26, 2015 A family fight late Saturday night involving a shovel left one man with head injuries requiring medical treatment. Independence County Sheriff’s deputies were …