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Area Fourth of July Activities

Bargains in the Bend, an outdoor yard sale of sorts, will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the lower level of the Diamond B Mall parking lot. Horseshoe Bend Fire and Rescue will be the exclusive food vendor and they will have burgers, brats and hotdogs ready as early as 9 a.m. The parade will begin


Murder suspect to claim self defense

Robert Dean Penny, 60, is charged with first-degree murder for the Dec. 5 death of his landlord Chester Raymond Hornowski.

BAXTER BULLETIN - 2018-06-20 23:42:00

Harbor Freight to open new store in Batesville

A California-based tool retailer will be building a 15,000-square-foot store in Northeast Arkansas later this year, company officials said Wednesday.

KAIT 8 - 2018-06-21 00:00:00

MH man facing kidnapping charge picks up new charge

Jerry Dean Hopper, 44, of Mountain Home, appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court before Judge Gordon Webb. Hopper entered a not guilty plea to terroristic threatening.

BAXTER BULLETIN - 2018-06-22 03:45:00

The passing of the pack

The Food Bank of North Central Arkansas recently held an event to celebrate the work done by the Norfork United Methodist Women, with the leadership of Linda Watt as part of their Back Pack for Kids program. Pictured are: (from left) Terry, Angie and Brady Hamm; Jan Wilson; Doris Bounds; Jo Wilson;

BAXTER BULLETIN - 2018-06-22 03:47:00

Piketon man graduates from Harding University

Graduates include students from the College of Allied Health, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Bible and Ministry, Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration, Cannon-Clary College of Education, Carr College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Sciences, and the Honors College

NEWSWATCHMAN.COM - 2018-06-21 21:00:00

Leslie Williams Band playing Music on the Square

Leslie Williams of Lakeview sings vocals for the band. She started singing at age 6, and began playing professionally with her mother’s band at 7. She has performed in venues in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

BAXTER BULLETIN - 2018-06-22 03:46:00

Train Strikes Semi-Truck Carrying Blasting Caps in Batesville

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) - A train struck a semi-truck carrying blasting caps Monday morning near Batesville, according to Independence County emergency officials.


Lady Pioneers extend winning streak

"Taylor played really smooth at short today," Hoffman said. "She fielded the ball well and she's got a live arm, does everything so fluid.


Norfork Brewing Company opens this weekend

The event is scheduled to begin at noon and will feature live music throughout the day and barbecue prepared by Hillrey's White River Smoke food truck. Area band Rio is scheduled to perform at 6 p.m., playing a mixture of rock, blues, country and bluegrass.

BAXTER BULLETIN - 2018-06-20 04:13:00

Mountain Home Mayor: City borrowing money, but not broke

The City of Mountain Home has borrowed money from its own Street Department to help pay the city’s bills, but Mountain Home is no danger of going broke, officials said Monday.


Sheriff: Man on the Run in Lawrence County

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Chamber cuts ribbon for Crownover Company

Crownover Company hosted the Chamber’s Morning Brew followed by a Ribbon Cutting on June 7. The event was well attended by Chamber Ambassadors, members and guest. Lyle Crownover owns and operates Crownover Company Inc., which has been serving the Twin Lakes Area in the construction industry for seve

BAXTER BULLETIN - 2018-06-20 04:12:00

Northern Arkansas county to phase out warning sirens

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - Many folks around Mountain Home and Baxter County are used to hearing the emergency warning sirens sounding at noon. However, as time goes by, fewer and fewer county residents will hear them.That’s because the county is phasing out the sirens. As sirens quit working, they


Arkansas State Police special agent receives highest state police award

In that case, Cody Allen entered a guilty plea to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Allen was the live-in boyfriend of the girl's mother, Anastasia Weaver.


Police say MH man points gun at officer, abuses children

Nathan Wesley Russell was arrested on felony charges of second-degree domestic battery, two counts of aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, terroristic threatening and misdemeanor charges of domestic battery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, knowingly furnishing alcohol


Law enforcement searching for man who fled from parole officer

SALEM, Ark. — The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted on a parole violation.Kyle Salamone was convicted in Fulton and Sharp County for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Residential Burglary, Theft of Property, Breaking and Entering, and Escape.


Rio takes the stages for Friday's Block Party

Robin Hargrove does the bulk of the work on lead vocals for Rio, while her husband, Mark, plays rhythm guitar. Art Kershaw plays lead guitar for the group, whose repertoire includes classics from performers like James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, Bonnie Raitt, the Stray Cats, Alison Krauss and Peter, Paul


Man dies trying to save kayakers from sinkhole whirlpool

According to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, a sinkhole opened around noon below the falls near Dead Man's Curve, resulting in a deadly whirlpool.


No major injuries after emergency plane landing in Baxter County

This 1996 A-36 model single engine fixed-wing plane crash landed in a hay field in Baxter County on Sunday. (provided)MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office says no major injuries were reported after a small single-engine aircraft crash-landed at the Gaston’s Fly-In Landing Strip.T