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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
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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
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63rd WBU Tournament continues

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) - The 63rd WBU Tournament tipped off Monday at the Southerland-Mabee Center. You can see the boys & girls bracket here. We’ll update this page with scores. Monday, November 28th. Westside 53, Sloan-Hendrix 38 (Girls) Hoxie 59, Trumann 50 (Boys) Hoxie 64, Walnut Ridge 37...
WALNUT RIDGE, AR
mdmh-conway.com

In an effort to bring attention to cancer, the church in Pocahontas is participating in No-Shave November

Little Rock, Arkansas – One church is utilizing “No Shave November” to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer research. The Pocahontas resident and Sutton Free Will Baptist Church regular Raul Blansini beat cancer 26 years ago. Donations to the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation have been his focus every November for the past nine years.
POCAHONTAS, AR
Villager Journal

John 3:16 Ministries builds 50-foot Christmas tree

CHARLOTTE, AR – A 50foot Christmas tree stretching to the sky is there to remind everyone who sees it this season of hope. John 3:16 Ministries’ newest Christmas decoration is more than just an oversized tree – it is a symbol for the downtrodden and the suffering, according John 3:16 instructor Brent Waugh.
CHARLOTTE, 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
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Highway 56 bridge closes for improvements

IZARD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A bridge on Highway 56 closed for improvements on Tuesday. In a media release, the Arkansas Department of Transportation said on Nov. 22 District Five crews closed a bridge on Highway 56 near Franklin for improvements. “A separate release will follow with more information about...
FRANKLIN, AR
KTLO

Business owner arrested for violating hot check law

A Pocahontas business owner has been arrested in Baxter County for violating the Arkansas Hot Check law after a check presented to a local supplier did not clear. According to the probable cause affidavit, 25-year-old Bilal Ahmed, the listed owner of Billy’s Market in Pocahontas, had a payment draft to Magness Oil in the amount of $10,789.06 which was returned for insufficient funds in May.
BAXTER COUNTY, AR
neareport.com

Three people dead after crash Saturday in Lawrence County

Walnut Ridge, Ark. – Three people were killed in an automobile accident Saturday evening in Lawrence County. It happened at 7:15 PM on U.S. 67 near Lawrence County Road 410, according to the Arkansas State Police Fatal Crash Summary. A 2002 Hyundai was traveling northbound on U.S. 67 at the same time a 2013 Nissan was traveling southbound on the same highway.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, AR
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‘Structural issues’ force bridge closure

IZARD COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A routine inspection Tuesday uncovered “structural issues” on a Northeast Arkansas bridge. The Arkansas Department of Transportation reported on Nov. 22 they had closed the Highway 56 bridge between Ash Flat and Franklin in Izard County. “This bridge is being closed due to...
IZARD COUNTY, AR
KTLO

Bridge closure on AR Highway 56 between Franklin and Myron

The Izard County Sheriff’s Office reports a bridge closure on Arkansas Highway 56 just west of Myron. The State Highway Department states the closure will be for an indefinite period of time. This closure means there is no thru traffic from Franklin to Myron at this time. There are...
FRANKLIN, AR
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50-foot Christmas tree getting people in the holiday spirit

CHARLOTTE, Ark. (KAIT) - The holiday season has arrived at John 3:16 Ministries and this year, the newest decoration is breaking records. The group built a 50-foot artificial Christmas tree in the middle of their camp to help get people in the holiday spirit. Members got a little help from...
CHARLOTTE, AR
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50-foot Christmas tree rises above small Arkansas town

CHARLOTTE, Ark. (KAIT) - People driving through the Cord-Charlotte area may have noticed a new addition to the typically unchanging skyline. Members of John 3:16 Ministries have announced the erection of a 50-foot Christmas tree to celebrate the holiday season. “The Christmas tree was inspired to get families here,” said...
CHARLOTTE, AR
whiterivernow.com

Man wanted on drug, fleeing charges arrested after pursuit

A man wanted on charges of drug possession and fleeing has been arrested after authorities say he led them on another brief pursuit. According to the incident report, Timothy Clint Davidson, 39, of Floral, was arrested Friday after an Independence County sheriff’s deputy spotted Davidson driving a motorcycle on Camp Tahkodah Road. Knowing the bike had expired tags, Deputy Nick Ade initiated a stop, but Davidson sped up and fled. The report said Davidson had to ditch the bike and took off on foot, but was eventually arrested by Ade after a brief struggle. He was taken to the Independence County Jail on eight misdemeanors.
FLORAL, AR
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Three people dead after Saturday crash

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Three people are dead after a Saturday evening crash. According to a preliminary report by Arkansas State Police the crash happened at 7:15 pm on U.S. 67 near Lawrence Road 410. Teresa Hart and Ronnie Hart of Walnut Ridge were going southbound on U.S. 67...
WALNUT RIDGE, AR
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Hoxie alum Shunderrick Powell named a finalist for the Walter Payton Award

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A former Football Friday Night star is on the radar for one of the biggest honors in FCS. North Alabama sophomore running back Shunderrick Powell is one of 30 finalists for the Walter Payton Award. The accolade goes to the Offensive Player of the Year in the Football Championship Subdivision.
HOXIE, AR