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Owners of abandoned hospital settles lawsuit over patient records

CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ark. (KAIT) - A now-defunct Northeast Arkansas hospital accused of failing to protect sensitive patient information has agreed to a $770,000 settlement. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Friday, Dec. 2, that the owners of Country Medical Services of Arkansas, Inc., which owned Eastern Ozarks Hospital in Cherokee Village, agreed to the settlement.
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Hardy History Association commemorates 1982 flood

HARDY, Ark. (KAIT) - Exactly 40 years ago, a significant flood nearly wiped out a booming Sharp County town. Back in 1982, Hardy fell victim to historic flooding from the Spring River. Main Street and surrounding areas were filled with water, ruining whatever was in its path. Nannette Daugherty, the...
HARDY, AR
KYTV

Residents in Thayer, Mo., temporarily will lose power Friday night

THAYER, Mo. (KY3) - Residents in Thayer, Mo. will temporarily lose power Friday night as crews make repairs to the electric system. The outage happens around 11 p.m. The city hopes power will return around 8 a.m. Saturday. The city’s power supplier Evergy will work on its substation. To...
THAYER, MO
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Future I-57 potentially covering levee in Randolph County

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (KAIT) - Northeast Arkansas will soon be home to Interstate 57. Before work begins, the Arkansas Department of Transportation will let the public learn where the road will go. One of the meetings will take place in Randolph County. One question is expected to be raised: How will...
RANDOLPH COUNTY, AR
KTLO

Man with charges in 3 counties remains fugitive

A 22-year-old Mountain Home man who has had criminal charges filed against him in Baxter, Fulton and Jackson Counties continues to be listed as a fugitive, according to Arkansas Community Corrections. David (Zack) Peifer was listed as an absconder by the Jackson County probation and parole office in early November.
BAXTER COUNTY, AR
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Izard County bridge closure causes substantial delays

IZARD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A bridge closure in Izard County has been causing significant delays for some drivers. In particular, Highway 56, which connects Ash Flat to Franklin, is currently impassible due to ArDOT closing the bridge in late November. Officials said the bridge was closed due to structural...
IZARD COUNTY, AR
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Sheriff’s Office urging caution as holiday travel approaches

ASH FLAT, Ark. (KAIT) - As the holidays approach, a Northeast Arkansas Sheriff’s Office is urging caution. Sharp County Chief Deputy Shane Russell asks everyone to be cautious while driving due to the increased traffic. The traffic increase is partially due to friends and family traveling from out of...
SHARP COUNTY, AR
KYTV

Sharp County bridge work expected to be finished soon

SHARP/FULTON COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Work continues on a structure at the Sharp and Fulton County line that will connect Hardy to the Nine Mile Ridge Community during flood season. Arkansas Department of Transportation District 5 Engineer, Bruce Street, explained that work began on the bridge in 2020 and work...
SHARP COUNTY, AR
KTLO

Izard County ends 1st season of 8-man football with state title

Izard County High School was able to wrap up its inaugural season of eight-man football with a state championship. In a battle between Cougars, Izard County won the Classes 2A/1A state title game on Thursday by defeating Rector 36-26 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. After Rector scored the...
IZARD COUNTY, AR
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Traffic Alert: U.S. 167 opened in Sharp County

SHARP COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A three-vehicle crash shut down a Northeast Arkansas highway for a time, but has been reopened. The Arkansas Department of Transportation reported Monday, Nov. 28, the crash happened around 9:41 a.m. on U.S. Highway 167 in Sharp County. At least one commercial vehicle was involved...
SHARP COUNTY, AR
Ozark County Times

Lions win home-opener

The Bakersfield Lions boys’ basketball team started off their season with a thriller of a home-opener against Alton on Nov. 22. The visiting Comets battled, but behind Ethan Cotter’s 38-point offensive clinic, the Lions came away with the win over the scrappy Alton squad, 86-72. Bakersfield’s JV squad...
BAKERSFIELD, MO
KTLO

Unemployment rises in Arkansas, falls in Missouri in September

Unemployment numbers rose in north central Arkansas abut fell in southern Missouri. The data is from the month of September. In Baxter County, the unemployment rate rose from 3.6% to 3.9%. Baxter County has 652 unemployed residents out of a workforce of 16,811 and is tied for 32nd lowest out of Arkansas’s 75 counties.
BAXTER COUNTY, AR
Villager Journal

Special Olympics bowlers from The Martin Center medals up

The Martin Center participated in Special Olympics Area 1 Bowling recently, hosted at Frontier Lanes in Ash Flat. Richard Clark brought home the gold in the men’s division as well as the overall top bowler award, while Sheryl Nichols brought home the gold for women and overall top bowler award.
ASH FLAT, AR
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Sheriff’s Office accepting donations for toy drive

POCAHONTAS, Ark. (KAIT) - A Northeast Arkansas Sheriff’s Office is helping kids have a bright holiday season. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office is accepting donations for its toy drive. Sheriff Kevin Bell said through Dec. 15 there will be multiple locations in Pocahontas to drop off a donation.
POCAHONTAS, AR