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Newton County 4-Her’s attend 4-H Day at the Capitol

Thirteen members of Newton County 4-H clubs attend 4-H Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The Newton County members were among 800 4-H members from across the state that gathered at the Capitol to turn the state house green. The members heard talks from the Governor Asa Hutchinson, Lt. Governor


Inmate found dead at Baxter County Detention Center

An inmate at the Baxter County Detention Center was found dead Wednesday morning, about seven hours after he was booked into the jail. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says 53-year-old Frank Salvadore Compton of Harrison was found unresponsive in his cell at 3:19 Wednesday morning during a rout


EHC offers scholarship for Newton County graduate

JASPER — The Newton County Extension Homemaker Pauline Cooper Memorial Scholarship is seeking applications from 2019 seniors graduating from a Newton County Schools. This EHC scholarship begun in 1990 and has continued as an award given by Newton County extension homemakers clubs to a qualifying sen


Road departments in northern Arkansas dealing with winter weather

HARRISON, Ark. - The Arkansas Department of Transportation and Boone County prepared Tuesday for winter weather. “Shutting some vehicles down, some trucks down and stuff,and putting our spreaders on them. Getting our salt and stuff ready in case we have to load out, putting our plows on our trucks,"


Governor signs Arkansas tax cut into law; top rate lowered from 6.9% to 5.9%

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday afternoon signed into law his $97 million plan to cut the state's top income tax rate over the next two years. The rate goes from 6.9 percent to 5.9 percent. The proposal won final approval in the majority-Republican Arkansas Legislature last week.


New bill would get rid of daylight saving time in Arkansas

HARRISON, AR (KAIT) -A new bill in Arkansas could eliminate Daylight Savings Time altogether. According to a report from NBC affiliate KY3, House Bill 1368, filed by State Rep. Sarah Capp, would put the state on standard time permanently.


3 arrested for Harrison, Mountain Home thefts

Harrison Police Chief Chris Graddy said a traffic stop led to the arrest of three people Friday night in connection with a theft in Mountain Home and one in Harrison. A police daily log shows a man went to the HPD last Friday morning to report someone had stolen his checkbook and was writing checks


Former Northwest Arkansas youth pastor pleads innocent to sexually assaulting teen

BENTONVILLE -- A former volunteer youth pastor pleaded not guilty Tuesday to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old church member. Derek L. Smittle, 30, of Centerton is charged with sexual assault and faces from six to 30 years in prison if convicted.


Arkansas bill proposes to outlaw sale of tobacco and vapor products to people under 21

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A bipartisan piece of legislation calls for the prohibition of selling tobacco and alternative nicotine products including electronic cigarettes to individuals under aged 21.


Inmate dies at Baxter County Jail

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — An inmate at the Baxter County Jail has died. Jail officials say 53-year-old Frank Compton of Harrison was found unresponsive in a temporary holding cell just after 3 am Wednesday morning during a routine jail check.


‘What she has is so powerful’

Ruby Kate Chitsey has been named a Fox News Hero, a CNN News Hero, and GoFundMe’s Kid Hero of the Month for January. She has raised more than $100,000 from more than 2,000 donors around the world and used that money to do small kindnesses for people who have nobody else to help them.


Girl, 9, in critical condition after being hit by vehicle in central Arkansas

A 9-year-old girl was in critical condition on Wednesday after being hit by a vehicle the night before in Benton, authorities said. The girl was struck shortly after 7 p.m. near Alcoa Boulevard and Benton Parkway, the Benton Police Department said in a statement. The girl's 15-year-old sister was al


Arkansas’ Severe Weather Awareness Week Feb. 24 - March 2

The severe storm season of 2018 brought with it 34 tornadoes, 16 thunderstorm wind gusts of 80 mph and greater, 15 instances of hail of 2 inches or larger and hundreds of reports of flash flooding. Combined, hazardous weather resulted in 5 fatalities in 2018, two of which were caused by lightning as


Arkansas man said he 'thought it would be fun' to run from police after arrest

An Arkansas man has been arrested for multiple warrants after a police chase Tuesday morning. According to the Lonoke County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, detectives noticed a driver in a 2014 blue Ford truck trying to conceal his face as he passed the intersection of highways 38 and 31.


Arkansas teen dies after clerk shoots him during gas station robbery, police say

A suspected robber died of his injuries after an Arkansas gas station clerk retrieved a gun and shot him during an apparent holdup try in Jacksonville, authorities said Tuesday.


Arkansas lottery set to break records

LITTLE ROCK, AR (KAIT) - The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery is on track to post records for the fiscal year. According to a news release, the ASL ended January with net proceeds to scholarships exceeding $7.8 million. That is more than $1.1 million ahead of their budget.


Alpena vs. Jasper - 1A-1 District Senior Girls Tournament Championship

JASPER — When the teams three leading scorers are held to a total of 14 points, there is going to be trouble. Saturday night in the finals of the 1A-1 District Basketball Tournament, Jasper met Alpena in the district championship. When the night was over, Alpena walked out of the Pirate Cove with a


Harrison plays first regional tournament game in some time

MORRILTON — This is a game for the record books. For the first time in forty years, the Goblins of Harrison will be playing in a regional basketball tournament. “I don’t know how long since we played in regionals, but I played in one when I was here,” said Harrison coach David Stahler who graduated


Bill seeks to put Arkansas fathers and mothers on equal footing in custody disputes

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — Legislation filed in Little Rock aims to do away with what parental equality advocates call "gender discrimination" when it comes to custody battles surrounding children born outside of marriage.


Arkansas City police await extradition of suspected ATM skimmer from Texas

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (KSNW) - The Arkansas City Police Department is awaiting the extradition from Texas of one of the suspects in the "skimming" of account information from local ATMs.