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1 dead after one-vehicle car crash in Lawrence County

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KATV) — A one-vehicle car crashed happened on near Hwy. 115 on Friday a little before 5:28 a.m., leaves Anthony Waddell dead.

KATV - 2018-12-02 13:13:21

ASP investigating fatal crash in Lawrence County

LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Lawrence County.

KAIT 8 - 2018-11-30 14:44:00

Roll of the dice determines Arkansas election after delayed flight leads to a tie

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. — When a city council runoff in Hoxie, Arkansas ended in a tie because one of the candidates was delayed by a flight and couldn’t cast a vote, the town decided to settle it with a roll of the dice at the county courthouse.

WREG - 2018-12-14 00:55:12

9-1-1 Dispatch Center receives life-saving locator system

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - The 9-1-1 Dispatch Center in Independence County is getting a new and life saving form of technology. Solacom’s integration with RapidSOS provides precision in determining a mobile caller’s location, immediately tracking a caller in emergency situations.

KAIT 8 - 2018-12-13 22:36:00

City Council position decided by roll of the dice

HOXIE, AR (KAIT) - A game of chance decided the fate of one Region 8 city council position on Dec. 13. The drawing by lot came after a tie between Cliff Farmer and incumbent Becky Linebaugh in the runoff election.

KAIT 8 - 2018-12-14 00:24:00

Junior Auxiliary of Lawrence County postpones Polar Express for Friday

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - The threat of severe weather has caused a local group to postpone its Polar Express in the Park event Friday.

KAIT 8 - 2018-11-30 22:38:00

Arkansas town's interim police chief to be hired permanently, mayor says

The interim police chief of Walnut Ridge will be given the job on a permanent basis, according to the town's mayor. Mayor Charles Snapp said Jordan Cooksey will have the word "interim" removed from his title and be named police chief of the town.

ARKANSAS ONLINE - 2018-12-13 14:57:28

Report: Multi-vehicle crash on Highway 63/Highway 412 at Portia

PORTIA, AR (KAIT) - Authorities are at the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 63 and Highway 412 at Portia due to a multi-vehicle crash with injuries, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

KAIT 8 - 2018-12-10 01:47:00

SILVER ALERT: Police search for missing Izard County, Ark. man

HORSESHOE BEND, Ark. -- The Izard County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help to locate a missing man. Don Payne Miller, 81, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark. disappeared Monday around the noon hour. Officers describe him at 5'7", 160 pounds. Police believe he left wearing a flannel shirt, faded jeans and

KYTV - 2018-12-11 05:09:00

Ozarka College LPN students help with Food Bank

ASH FLAT, AR – Ozarka College LPN students and SGA students recently joined together for a Christmas dinner food fundraiser in Ash Flat. They donated food for the month of November, and Julia Baldridge the administrator of Mission of Hope in Hardy, received 50 Christmas meals that were donated by As

OZARKRADIONEWS.COM - 2018-12-11 11:06:30

Tuckerman Bulldogs receive All Tournament Honors

Tuckerman Bulldogs receive All Tournament Honors at WBU Tournament! Bomani Roberson, Kemani Roberson, and Ben Keton combined to score 138 points over 3 games and were named to the All-Tournament team.

NEWPORT DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-12-11 16:54:00

MHJH basketball suffers sweep at Marion

The Mountain Home Junior Lady Bombers suffered their first conference loss of the season Monday night, falling 37-31 to the Marion Junior Lady Patriots at Marion. Haven Klinger scored 12 points and Annie Norcross added 10 for the Junior Lady Bombers (6-4, 3-1), who face Cave City on Wednesday in the

BAXTER BULLETIN - 2018-12-11 19:47:00

Cooksey to serve as Walnut Ridge Police Chief

WALNUT RIDGE, AR (KAIT) - The interim police chief in Walnut Ridge will be given the job on a permanent basis, according to a council agenda released Wednesday. At its meeting Dec. 17, Walnut Ridge council members are expected to hear about the appointment of Jordan Cooksey for the job. Cooksey, who

KAIT 8 - 2018-12-13 04:12:00

Historic building demolished for new construction

CAVE CITY, AR (KAIT) - A historic building was torn down in Cave City to allow new development. Conisedered an important staple in the community, the building was also known as the “Pool Hall” and built in the 1940’s.

KAIT 8 - 2018-12-06 22:27:00

Arkansas Town Alderman Candidate Misses Vote, Ends Up Tied

HOXIE, Ark. — A first-time political candidate in northeast Arkansas has learned a valuable civics lesson: vote early. Cliff Farmer didn't make it to the polls in time to vote Tuesday, and his race for a Hoxie City Council seat ended up as a tie.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-12-06 19:52:55

New mayor taking office in Hoxie

HOXIE, AR (KAIT) - A new mayor will be taking office in the city of Hoxie come January. Dennis Coggins won in the runoff against incumbent Lanny Tinker, and is set to take office on Jan. 1.

KAIT 8 - 2018-12-05 21:44:00

Randolph County sheriff-elect has new plans for department

RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -The four-way race for county sheriff went to a runoff this week, but 18 year Arkansas State Police veteran Kevin Bell won the runoff by over 900 votes.

KAIT 8 - 2018-12-07 01:02:00

Despite wintry forecast, Cash Christmas Parade still on

CASH, AR (KAIT) - While others might be postponing weekend events due to the wintry forecast, the city of Cash says the parade must go on. William Keedy, who has organized the event for years, says there will be “no changes” to the 13th Annual Cash Christmas Parade on Friday, Dec. 7.

KAIT 8 - 2018-12-06 19:35:00

Community members work to save the Raven

RAVENDEN, AR (KAIT) - A Region 8 town is hoping to give an upgrade to a well-known icon in the area.

KAIT 8 - 2018-11-30 00:46:00

Randolph County rescue pets in peril

RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -It’s a dire situation for homeless animals and those trying to save them. Randolph County doesn’t have pickup in the county. Instead animals are dumped in Pocahontas, the only place with animal control.

KAIT 8 - 2018-12-04 00:33:00