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AR Man Calls Police to Report Assault, But Was Wanted Himself

Thayer, MO. – An AR man has been arrested after calling to report he had been assaulted. On Wednesday, June 22nd, the Thayer Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a call where the caller had reported being assaulted. Upon arrival of the Valero gas station...
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Main Street Batesville’s free Summer Concert Series kicks off Saturday

Main Street Batesville Director Maggie Tipton Smart (pictured below left) and Main Street Batesville Board Member Ashley Engles (right) visited Arkansas 103.3’s “Morning Scramble” with Wes Gwaltney this morning to discuss Saturday’s inaugural concert of the four-part free Summer Concert Series. (Scroll down to listen to the conversation.)
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Boil orders issued for Gainesville, Salesville and system in Izard County; lifted in Gassville, Calico Rock

Three boil orders have been issued for three area water systems and lifted for two other systems. A boil order was issued Thursday for some water customers in Gainesville due to a main break. The order is for those on the east side of town, from South U.S. Highway 160 starting at the Church of Christ going West to town. The area includes Hillsprings Drive, Turner Street, Cozy Home Lane, Plentywood Lane, and Am-Sam Drive.

Lockeroom, MacLeod to play Saturday evening

Two of Mountain Home’s American Legion baseball teams are set for Saturday evening action. The Lockeroom will be in Brockwell for its second straight outing with North Central Arkansas. The first pitch is scheduled for 5 on the campus of Izard County High School. One of Mountain Home’s junior...

Despite lake levels dropping, some campgrounds remain closed

Even with the levels dropping, several Corps of Engineers campgrounds on Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes still have campsites closed due to high water. According to Chief Ranger Dylan Edwards, who is in charge of both Norfork and Bull Shoals lakes, 376 of the 776 campsites have been closed due to flooding or high water. Edwards says while many of the sites are not under water, campsites had to be closed due to electrical concerns. Electrical lines feeding those campsites were under water and the electricity had to be shut-off.

How to Remove Paint from Concrete | Ep. 176

Katherine Jones, in Cherokee Village, Ark., wants to know the best way to remove paint from the concrete on her 60-foot-long front porch. She doesn’t want to use a harsh chemical stripper that could kill the shrubs and grass around the porch. The freshly painted concrete looks great and...

BPD: K9s utilized in Monday Walmart threat hunt; investigation ongoing

Here’s an update on the June 20 Batesville Walmart Supercenter bomb threat. According to Batesville Police, the department responded to a call from the store around 7:50 p.m. Monday. Authorities were told a male caller had contacted the store, and while speaking to a store associate, said he was going to “blow the store up.”

Traffic Fatality Leads to Homicide Charges

Fulton County, AR. – A Fulton County woman has been charged with Negligent Homicide after a traffic accident on June 17th. An officer with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office was traveling on Highway 9, North of Salem, when he witnessed a head-on traffic collision happen. Upon approaching the...

Negligent homicide charges filed following fatal crash Friday

Negligent homicide charges have been filed following a crash Friday that claimed the life of a man from Salem. Six total charges have been filed against 54-year-old Kamala Dawn Crone of Horseshoe Bend. Killed in the crash was 45-year-old Robert Trent Zeigler. According to the probable cause statement in the...

Deputy to be honored by national motorcycle ride Friday

An Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy who died in the line of duty last year will be remembered in June by a Washington state-based group of motorcyclists. The End of Watch Ride to Remember is a group of motorcycle riders that escorts a 40-foot trailer across the country to honor fallen officers from the prior year.

K9 Tank Now Moreso

Thayer, MO. – A 501(c)(3) company, Vested Interest in K9’s, Inc., has donated a new bullet and stab protective vest to a local K9 defender of the public. The gift went to K9 Tank of the Thayer Police Department. This donation to the Thayer Police Department came from the non-profit company, but was sponsored by one Martha Morrison of Fayetteville, AR. The armored K9 vested has also reportedly been embroidered with a phrase stating “Born to Love-Trained to Serve-Loyal Always”.

Lyon College students are preparing the college students of tomorrow

After they finish their last finals for the spring semester, most students are excited to pack their bags and head home to start their summer break. However, a few Lyon College students chose to spend their summer on campus participating in a program called Upward Bound Math-Science (UBMS). UBMS is...

Boil order for Calico Rock Waterworks lifted

The boil order for Calico Rock Waterworks has been lifted on Thursday. Residents may return to normal use of water. The order for Calico Rock Waterworks was issued on Monday for the area starting on Highland Street and continuing south on Arkansas Highway 56 to the intersection with Garden Street.

June 21 Primary Runoff Election Results

JUNE 21 Primary Runoff Election Results of Note as of 9:50 p.m. REP Representative John Payton 3,396 (58%) – Projected Winner. REP Senator James Sturch 2,441 (42%) REP Judge Robert Griffin 588 (41%) REP Justice Wayne Long 832 (59%) – Projected Winner. State Representative District 02. REP State...

Obituary: Joanne “Jody” L. Kirkpatrick

Joanne L. ”Jody” Kirkpatrick was born on July 24, 1936, in Geary, Oklahoma to Joe Mourer and Oleta Moore Mourer. Heaven’s door opened for Joanne ”Jody” Kirkpatrick on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the age of 85. Upon her death, she wished to share the following verses of hope and joy: ”For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~ Romans 8: 38-39.

Obituary: Stuart Carpenter

Stuart Carpenter, 56, of Batesville, Arkansas passed away on June 20, 2022. Stuart was born December 1, 1965, in Fort Meade, Maryland to Cecil Don Carpenter and Peggy (Worthen) Carpenter. Stuart was a graduate of Conway High School, class of 1984, where he excelled in Track and Field, in which...