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Arkansas woman killed in head-on crash near Branson

A woman from Arkansas was killed in a head-on vehicle collision on Friday, Aug. 5, seven miles north of Branson. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Carla McSpadden, 50, of Bradford, Arkansas was traveling south in the northbound lane of Highway 65 at 12:14 a.m., when her 2011 Chevrolet Equinox struck a northbound 2021 Dodge Durango head-on, being driven by Crystal Thompson, 42, of Clever.
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Newport Police Department names new chief

NEWPORT, Ark. (KAIT) - The city of Newport has a new police chief. In a Tuesday news release shared on social media, the Newport Police Department introduced Larry Dulaney as its new chief. Dulaney has been on the NPD force since 1988. For the last 12 years, he has served...

L.A.X. - The Liberal Arts Experience podcast series is now available!

What is a liberal arts college? More importantly, what is a liberal arts education?. Those are the exact questions Dr. Wesley Beal, Professor of English at Lyon College, is exploring. But as is always the case when it comes to the liberal arts, a single answer just won’t suffice. Instead, Beal has produced L.A.X. - The Liberal Arts Experience, a 6-episode podcast mini-series that dives into those questions still lingering about at the top of the article, and gives audiences a new perspective into what the liberal arts actually are.

Obituary: Alla Jean Miller Martin

Alla Jean Miller Martin, 82, of Batesville passed away on August 7, 2022. She was born December 23, 1939, in Zion, Arkansas to Delbert Abner Miller and Lima Hazel Haley Miller. Alla was a member of Ruddell Hill Baptist Church; she loved her church where she taught Sunday school and...
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One person arrested after Saturday night stabbing

WEINER, Ark. (KAIT) - One person is in the hospital Saturday night after being stabbed. According to Poinsett County Sheriff Kevin Molder, Rudy Bautista stabbed a person in Weiner near an apartment complex on Fuller Street. Molder said officers were called to an altercation at the apartments around 8:33 that...

UACCB Career Coach program adds two districts

In partnership with the Arkansas Department of Career Technical Education and partnering districts, the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) has announced new career coach positions for Batesville School District and Cedar Ridge School District. According to a release from UACCB, these two career coaches are “…dedicated to...

Obituary: Jean Brokaw Bynum

Jean Brokaw Bynum was born on, Saturday, January 27, 1934, to Everett “Cricket” and Oma Rodgers Brokaw at Quarry B in Batesville, Arkansas. She passed from this life on Sunday, August 7, in Batesville, Arkansas. She was preceded in death by her parents, eight sisters, Betty Harris-White, Billie...

Obituary: Betty Ann Diggs Brown

Betty Ann Diggs Brown, 86, of Tuckerman, departed this life on Sunday, August 7, 2022. She was born September 18, 1935, to William “Jack” and Lona Meyers Diggs. Betty enjoyed sitting in her swing watching the hummingbirds eat, doing Word Search and Crossword puzzles and trips to Wal-Mart. She loved Elvis, hanging out with her family and attending the Supper Club for the deaf.

Deadly Crash On Highway 65 North Of Branson

(KTTS News) — A woman from Arkansas is dead after an early morning crash on Highway 65 north of Branson. The Highway Patrol says Carla McSpadden, 50, from Bradford, Arkansas was going the wrong way when her SUV hit another SUV head-on. The driver of the other vehicle, 42-year-old...