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Multiple crews battle Lawrence Co. fire

Multiple fire departments responded to a fire in on County Road 534 in Cloverbend early Wednesday morning. According to Lawrence County Dispatch, fire crews from Alicia, Hoxie, and Cloverbend were called to a building fire just after midnight. No injuries were reported and nobody was in the building

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-20 08:17:56

Sharp County Courthouse celebrates 50 year dedication

A large group gathered at the Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat Sept. 15 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the buildings dedication. The ceremony began with a welcome from Sharp County Judge Gene Moore, who had part in organizing the anniversary celebration. After his initial welcome, he then r

THE NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Willow shows growth in learned survival skills

The now four month old beaver named Willow, who was displaced during the flooding in May, has been growing by leaps and bounds, according to local rehabber Rebecca Gage. Willow was taken to Gage in late May of this year, after he was discovered in a parking lot near the Spring River. The then four-

THE NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Sharp County Detective discusses drug take back at rotary

Sharp County Det. Aaron Presser spoke to the Quad Cities Rotary Club about the countys drug take back program during their regular meeting Aug. 11. Ive been in law enforcement for 17 years and unfortunately during that time, Ive seen the effects of prescription pills in our community and the amount

THE NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Trial for man accused of killing Jessica Chambers set for Oct. 10

A high-profile Mid-South murder case will head to trial next month. Jessica Chambers was found burned alive on the side of the road in Courtland, Mississippi, nearly three years ago. Quinton Tellis, who is from the same area, is charged with capital murder. Prosecutors said jury selection starts Oct

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 10:19:31

Apple Butter Gang at Hardy UMC prepares for another successful season

For more than 20 years now, if you happen to drive past the Hardy United Methodist Church in Hardy around this time of year, you may notice what has become a familiar and welcoming scent. Known as the Apple Butter Gang, members of the congregation, gather to create hundreds of jars of apple butter.

THE NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Where were you? 911 survivor shares story with Highland students

Where were you? This question is routinely synonymous when a discussion of the terror attacks which took place in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, killing thousands while simultaneously reviving patriotism and bringing a great sense of grief and terror to the nation. For one man, Adam Staples, when asked

THE NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Highland City Council passes resolution in support of medical marijuana dispensaries

The Highland City Council passed a resolution in support of a medical marijuana dispensary being placed within the city during their regular meeting Sept. 12. The issue was brought to council by business consultant Ethan Barnes on behalf of a client who had intention to apply to be granted a permit

THE NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

Worker Placement Program for area seniors to be held in Salem

The area senior centers, operated by White River Health System, will be hosting an event to benefit the centers and seniors in the area. A job training and placement program will be held at the Salem Senior Life Center on Friday, Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. The placement opportunities are for people o

THE NEWS - 2017-09-20 05:00:00

County Judge swears in two new justices on Quorum Court

The Randolph County Quorum Court welcomed two new Justices appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson earlier that afternoon in its meeting Sept. 14. Elby Lambert, who will complete the term of Bill Harper in District 3 and Jim Milam, who was appointed to complete the term of Steve Fernimen District 6 were sw

STARHERALDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:37:11

Junior Redskins roll past Westside

JONESBORO- The Junior Redskins continue to show their strength and talent this year and easily had their way with the Westside Junior Warriors Thursday night, September 14, by nearly shutting them 34-6. The Junior `Skins, this year as well as last, have a rock-solid, "we're-coming-at-you," defense w

STARHERALDNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 18:23:16

Police department to get new patrol units

The Tuckerman Police Department fleet will soon see some upgrades after the city was awarded a $50,000 grant. "The council voted to pursue it and we ended up winning the money," said Mayor David Dixon. "We have placed an order for three new 2018 Ford vehicles." Dixon said after they decal the vehicl

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-22 03:19:58

Fundraiser to benefit Fisherman’s Park

There will be a BBQ Pork Dinner prepared by Izard County Chief Deputy Earnie Blackley on Tuesday, September 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Fisherman’s Park on Crown Lake in Horseshoe Bend. Eat on site or order to go, dinner by donation. Funds raised will go towards adding a Pavilion Picnic and Play area at


City not paying jail fees to county

The city of Cash has been collecting large amounts of revenue from speeding citations. Mayor Michael Cureton said in the past year, the town has collected over $100,000. However, the city is not paying jail fees associated with these citations. When a police officer in Craighead County makes an arre

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-21 22:11:16

Readers asked to submit photos for magazine

The Batesville Daily Guard is currently working on its next issue of Oomph! magazine that will be published in October, and we have a good lineup of stories about people who are following their passions. In this edition we'd like to include pictures of various Arkansans (men, women and children) doi

GUARD ONLINE - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

ETX couple accused of telling their 'possessed' 7-year-old to hit the road

Injured Arkansas inmate dies in hospitalInjured Arkansas inmate dies in hospital Posted: Wednesday, September 20 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-09-21 02:04:05 GMT Arkansas prison officials say an inmate has died after being hospitalized with a head injury in an incident being investigated by state police. Ar

KAIT 8 - 2017-09-20 20:32:33

Merced police make arrest in 2015 homicide case

Advances in technology and forensics led a suspect to confess killing 20-year-old Adrian Ayala more than two years ago, police said. Tyler Saephan, a 22-year-old Merced resident, was arrested Wednesday for the slaying after Merced detectives "presented him with such overwhelming evidence (that) he c

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-09-21 03:48:00

Merced parents arrested for abuse after 5-year-old's 'brain bleed,' deputies say

The mother and stepfather of a 5-year-old Merced girl who suffered a head injury have been arrested on suspicion of child abuse, the Merced County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. Medical personnel were called to a Merced home on Sunday to aid the 5-year-old, who was found unresponsive, Deputy Daryl

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-09-20 01:58:00

VIPER successful for Merced arrests, DA says, Here's the next phase

Merced County will look for an agency to help run a half-million dollar program aimed at "at-risk" young people, the second leg of the law enforcement program responsible for 65 gang arrests earlier this year, according to the Merced County District Attorney's Office. The nearly year-long investigat

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-09-19 22:59:00

Livingston man named a hero after saving man from burning truck

Last April, Richard Dorrity was at his Livingston home on Lincoln Boulevard when he heard a big "boom" just up the street. A 2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck had just driven into the path of an oncoming 2008 Peterbilt tractor-trailer. Instinctively, Dorrity said, he hopped in his car and drove to the fi

MERCED SUN-STAR - 2017-09-21 17:53:00