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Izard County man arrested on aggravated assault charges

An Izard County man faces three felony counts of aggravated assault after an alleged domestic incident Friday in Melbourne. According to a probable cause affidavit, 52-year-old Darren W. Wyatt also faces misdemeanor counts of domestic battering in the third degree and interference with emergency communications. Bond for Wyatt was set at $10,000.
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Storms bring power outages in Baxter, Fulton and Izard counties

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (KAIT) - A series of storms Friday evening caused power outages in Baxter, Izard and Fulton counties, according to North Arkansas Electric. The utility reported nearly 9,700 customers in the Mountain Home and Salem areas were without power at one point Friday evening. By 9 a.m. Saturday,...
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Thirty individuals arrested in Izard County investigation

An ongoing investigation by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department and the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force into illicit drug activity has led to charges being filed against 30 people in and around Izard County. Chief Deputy Charley Melton of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department reports that information developed from...
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30 people arrested in Izard County drug bust

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — A long-term investigation by authorities in Izard County brought in at least 30 arrests, with nearly 10 pounds of meth and over $100,000 in drug proceeds found during the investigation. The investigation, called “Operation Quarantine Blues,” focused on illicit drug activity in and around Izard County,...
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All-State Stars

All-State and state tournament teams for baseball and softball were announced by the Arkansas Activities Association recently. Several area athletes received honors. In baseball Trey Wren from the Melbourne Bearkatz was named to the All-State team. Wren and the Bearkatz claimed the 2A-2 district tournament title. The Katz had a surprise exit in the first round of regionals. They fell to the four seeded St. Joseph Bulldogs 15-12.
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30 facing drug charges in Izard County sweep

Izard County authorities made a major drug bust on Thursday. According to Chief Deputy Charley Melton of the Izard County Sheriff's Department in a press release Thursday, an ongoing investigation by the Izard County Sheriff's Department and the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force into illicit drug activity has culminated in charges being filed against 30 individuals in and around Izard County.
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Izard County man dies in motorcycle crash

SOUTHSIDE, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State Police say a Melbourne man was killed Monday night in Independence County. According to the crash report, Guy W. Saber, 52, was riding his 2014 Yamaha south on U.S. Highway 167 around 7:00 p.m., on May 31. Saber lost control of his motorcycle on...
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Motorcycle crash claims life of Izard County man

A man from Melbourne has died following a motorcycle crash in Independence County. The Arkansas State Police identify the victim as 52-year-old Guy W. Saber. The ASP report indicates Saber was traveling on U.S. Highway 167 in Southside when he was negotiating a curve and lost control of the vehicle. The motorcycle left the roadway, struck an embankment, became airborne and struck a utility pole.
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Melbourne man sentenced for 15 years for child porn

A Melbourne man Thursday was sentenced to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections on 90 counts of distributing, possessing or viewing sexually explicit images involving children. On Aug. 18, 2020, a search warrant was obtained by Cpl. Jackie Stinnett with the Arkansas State Police and 90 explicit images...
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Summer Academic Camps offered at ICC

Izard County Consolidated Schools will have a series of academic camps available this summer for students enrolled at the school from kindergarteners to eighth graders. There is no charge, and lunch and busing will be provided. The camp day will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To register for...
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Local owner of corporate store arrested for stealing from business

An Izard County man who is the local owner of a large corporate appliance store in Mountain Home has been arrested for stealing from the business. Forty-year-old Jerrell Ray Hightower of Franklin turned himself into the Baxter County Detention Center late Thursday night. The probable cause statement from the Mountain...
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Man convicted on child porn charges

IZARD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A man arrested last October on 90 counts of child pornography is heading to prison. Gavin R. Winter, 37, of Melbourne was convicted and sentenced this week to 15 years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections, according to a news release. Izard County sheriff’s deputies...
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Longhorns top Cougars for 1A baseball title

BENTON — The Izard County Cougars made their first ever trip to the 1A state baseball championships Saturday night. The Cougars met the 2019 champions and conference rivals the Viola Longhorns in Benton. Six badly timed errors put the game out of reach for the Cougars and allowed the Longhorns...
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Carroll charged with drug felonies

A Calico Rock man was arrested May 18 and charged with multiple felony drug charges, according to Chief Deputy Charley Melton. Melton said officers from the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, Drug Task Force along with agents from Arkansas Community Corrections went to 37th Street in Calico Rock on May 18.
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1A Runner Ups

BENTON – The Izard County Cougars made their first ever trip to the 1A state baseball championships Saturday night. The Cougars met the 2019 champions and conference rivals the Viola Longhorns in Benton. Six badly timed errors put the game out of reach for the Cougars and allowed the Longhorns...
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Viola beats Izard County for state baseball title

It was just over two months ago when the boys’ basketball team at Viola High School was crowned the Class 1A state champions. On Saturday, the baseball team added to its trophy case by beating Izard County 11-4 in Benton and successfully defending the most recent state title in 2019.