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Canoe rental businesses see more traffic amid holiday weekend

SHARP COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - The Independence Day weekend is here, meaning area waterways will be packed. The Spring River is always a popular destination for tourists and thrill-seekers. In 2021, Spring River Camp & Canoe saw lower foot traffic, but this year, things have turned around, according to owner...
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Joe, the one-man terrorist band

This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. Joe Weston, who referred to himself as “Editor Weston,” was a journalist who retired to the mountains of Sharp County in 1962 and became famous for a crude but crusading newspaper called the Sharp Citizen. The paper’s lurid headlines and stories packed with scandal and scurrilous descriptions of business and political leaders kept him in trouble with the law. His arrests ultimately led the Arkansas Supreme Court to invalidate the state’s 105-year-old criminal-libel law. In the six years that he printed the paper, he twice ran for governor, unsuccessfully.
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Hardy Police Chief Scott Rose says a man wanted after a pursuit Sunday morning is now in custody. Rose said Joshua Hoover was arrested around 12 p.m. Monday. Jonesboro television station KAIT said Hoover was captured at Riverbend Park, near Hardy. According to the Sharp County Sheriff’s Department, dispatch received...
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Cave City man charged with manslaughter for fentanyl death of young woman

A Cave City man has been charged with manslaughter after an investigation was conducted by the Sharp County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force. Sgt. Cody Bailey reported on the morning of October 28, the Sharp County Sheriff’s Office received a call from White...
CAVE CITY, AR
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Man charged in woman’s fentanyl overdose death

CAVE CITY, Ark. (KAIT) - A Cave City man faces a manslaughter charge after investigators say he gave an 18-year-old woman a fatal dose of fentanyl. Sharp County sheriff’s deputies, with assistance from the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force, arrested LaShaun Terrell Starbuck for his role in the death of 18-year-old Alyssa Hale.
CAVE CITY, AR
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4 small earthquakes shake northern Arkansas Monday morning

NEAR CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ark. (KY3) - A series of four small earthquakes shook an area south of Cherokee Village Monday morning. The earthquakes all hit around 2 a.m. One earthquake hit an area of Sharp County. It registered as a 2.3 magnitude. The other three earthquakes hit east along the Sharp and Lawrence County (Ark.) lines. The U.S. Geological Survey reported one as a 2.3 magnitude. The two others registered 1.6 magnitudes.
CHEROKEE VILLAGE, AR
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Several small earthquakes reported in Northeast Arkansas

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Multiple earthquakes rattled Northeast Arkansas early Monday morning. The United States Geological Survey reported five small earthquakes, ranging in size from 1.7 to 2.4 magnitude occurred in Lawrence and Sharp counties. No injuries or damage were reported. Did you know that the Region 8 Weather...
LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR