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Woman killed in golf cart crash; husband arrested

A Fairfax, Missouri woman is dead and her husband has been arrested after an accident Friday at Black Oak Resort in Lampe, Missouri. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, 57-year-old Lisa Ilsley of Fairfax, MO, was traveling in a golf cart driven by her husband, William Ilsley, 57, around 11:25 p.m. Friday, July 30, on the grounds of the Black Oak Resort.
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Fayetteville, ARnwahomepage.com

A CLOSER LOOK: some outdoor venues canceled due to COVID-19 Delta variant

ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — The Natural State appears to be changing course when it comes to outdoor venues because of COVID-19 concerns among people who are fully vaccinated and unvaccinated. On Tuesday, August 3, Downtown Bentonville Inc. canceled “Back-to-School Themed First Friday.” A statement from the organization cited, “a sharp increase...
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Springdale, ARnwahomepage.com

Hollywood film stars spotted in downtown Springdale filming movie

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Lights, camera, action! Hollywood actor Martin Lawrence famous for “Bad Boys” and “Blue Streak” and actress Melissa Roxburgh known for “Star Trek Beyond” (2016), “Supernatural” (2005) and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” (2011) were spotted in downtown Springdale Monday filming a movie. KNWA/FOX24 reached...
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Four charged for theft of property, targeting elderly

BELLA VISTA, Ar. — In Arkansas, the Bella Vista Police Department has issued a warrant for four people, three of whom are from Southwest Missouri. 35-year-old Adam Houston of Reeds, 43-year-old Shannon Myers of Carthage, 32-year-old Makayla Houston of Jasper, and 31-year-old Leroy Ellis Stark II of Pine Bluff. All...
Fayetteville, ARKHBS

Martin Lawrence filming thriller 'Mindcage' in Northwest Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — A film starring actor Martin Lawrence is being filmed in Northwest Arkansas. The movie is a thriller called "Mindcage," a production company spokesperson said. The spokesperson emphasized the film is being shot under tight COVID-19 protocols and asked the public not to approach the set. Photos of...
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Tyson Foods Requiring COVID Vaccinations For All Employees

(Springdale, AR) — Tyson Foods is requiring all its current employees to be vaccinated for Covid-19 by November 1st and the company will no longer hire unvaccinated people. About 11,000 people work at Tyson facilities in Columbus Junction, Council Bluffs, Independence, Perry, Storm Lake, and Waterloo. The company says after months of encouraging employees to get shots, “under half” of its national workforce has been vaccinated against Covid-19. Tyson’s C-E-O says the company is now mandating vaccinations because Covid mutations like the Delta variant are “more contagious” and responsible for nearly all current Covid-related hospitalizations and deaths.
Aurora, MOauroraadvertiser.net

Aurora Chamber of Commerce celebrates local businesses

The Aurora Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated two businesses, Nestwood Creations and Smart Insurance, with ribbon cuttings. Nestwood Creations, a new member of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce, is locally owned and operated by Heather and Earl Newton and is located at 11116 State Hwy 39 in Jenkins, Missouri (12 miles south of Aurora).
Pea Ridge, ARnwahomepage.com

Pair charged in Pea Ridge Officer’s murder

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The two people accused of killing Pea Ridge police officer Kevin Apple have been formally charged in Benton County. Shawna Cash, 22, from Pine Bluff, is accused of being the person who was driving the car and hit the officer. She faces the following charges, according to the Benton County Circuit Court documents filed on July 30:
Fayetteville, ARnwahomepage.com

NWA school districts in need of bus drivers, other staff positions

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KNWA/FOX24) — School districts in Northwest Arkansas are needing to fill some positions ahead of the school year. One thing schools need more of is bus drivers. Drivers pass by ‘Hiring Bus Drivers’ signs in Fayetteville, Farmington and Rogers. “For many years now finding bus drivers has been...
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Charges filed against both suspects in northwest Arkansas cop’s death

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed charges against two people accused of running over and killing an Arkansas police officer in June. Authorities say Shawna Cash struck Pea Ridge police Officer Kevin Apple with her car and dragged him after he approached the vehicle at a convenience store. She and her passenger, 18-year-old Elijah Andazola, were arrested.
Branson, MObransontrilakesnews.com

Patio fire damages building at Golden Oaks Apartments

Branson Fire Rescue was called to a structure fire at the Golden Oaks Apartments, located at 1600 Bird Road in Branson, on Monday, August 2nd, around noon. BFR officials told Branson Tri-Lakes News all three stations and multiple chief officers responded to the call. Firefighters found the exterior of one of the apartment buildings on fire with residents attempting to put out the blaze using portable fire extinguishers.
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2021 Fall Preview: Neosho Football

Coming off a winless season and a 2-18 record over their last two seasons, the Neosho Wildcats have a new head coach in former Joplin assistant Brandon Taute. New is a common theme for the Neosho football program, between Taute, their field turf freshly installed before the 2020 season, and their end zone facility under construction before this new season.
Bentonville, ARArkansas Online

Bentonville Planning Commission approves three developments

BENTONVILLE -- The Planning Commission on Tuesday approved three large-scale developments including a townhouse project, a bank and a barbecue restaurant. Plans for the 7th Street Townhomes at 207 and 209 S.E. Seventh St. show a 7,635-square-foot townhome development with six units. Each townhome will contain three bedrooms and be about 1,275 square feet, according to planning documents. The townhomes will be accessed through a single ingress/egress point on Southeast B Street, according to planning documents.
Neosho, MONeosho Daily News

Hawthorne Park still ours to enjoy

The other day I came across the newspaper article from when Hawthorne Roadside Park in Neosho was first dedicated. When it opened in 1954 it was a big to-do, and everyone was really excited about it. The State of Missouri gave the land back to the City of Neosho in the fall of 2016, and I could be wrong but I don't think it was met with a lot of enthusiasm on the city's end at that time, as it just meant another piece of property to have to maintain.