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ArDOT announces temporary bridge closure
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Those who travel along a Lawrence County highway will need to schedule an alternate route. According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, the Highway 91 bridge closure began on Monday, Dec. 4 at 7 a.m. and is expected to be closed for the next two weeks.
Crews respond to 18-wheeler rollover crash
INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - Crews are at the scene of an 18-wheeler rollover crash in Independence County. According to the sheriff’s office, those who travel in the 8800 block of White Drive are encouraged to avoid the area. The sheriff’s office is currently working with Arkansas State Police,...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Dogs Up for Adoption in melbourne, AR
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near melbourne.
Rising Concerns Over Commercial Trucking Accidents: A Call to Action for Safer Roads
A recent 18-wheeler rollover accident in Independence County has brought emergency teams rushing to the 8800 block of White Drive, marking another instance in the worrying trend of commercial trucking accidents. The Independence County Sheriff's Office, along with the Arkansas State Police, are managing the traffic flow and public safety efforts following the accident. With details on the cause and any resultant injuries still pending, the community is on high alert, reflecting the broader national concern over road safety.
School district walks away with zero-turn mower after food drive
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) - The Williams Baptist University Basketball Tournament took place last week, but schools had more on their mind than just bringing home a trophy. In addition to the tournament, Cox Implement donated a Bad Boy zero-turn mower to the school which was able to collect the most non-perishable food items.
Imboden Christmas Parade Highlights and Thanks to Participants
What a great day for a parade. Weather was nearly perfect and there were many smiling faces. The children were laughing and picking up the candy and the spirit of the season was in the air at this year’s Imboden Christmas parade. Our parade does not give prizes and thank you to the people that make this possible does not seem like enough. But thank you to the city of Imboden and the members of the Fire department for the help that without it would be Impossible. Thanks to Billy Powell, Creston Hutton, and Nathan Woods for all the hard work with the lineup. Thanks to the Lawrence County Sheriffs Department for Traffic control. Special Thanks to the Matt Baldridge Family for Driving Santa around and to Perry Hutton who took care of Santa’s Reindeer and kept them safe from hunters. Thank you to the participants without whom there would not be a parade if anyone is missed in this list we did the best we could and I apologize.
Weekly Safety Report: Arrest, Dog Shooting, and Theft of Taxpayer Funds in Izard County, Arkansas
This week in Izard County, Arkansas, two incidents occurred that required law enforcement intervention. In the first incident, a man was arrested on suspicion of intoxication after being reported as a trespasser. During the arrest, an investigator shot the man's dog after it attacked. The second incident involved a former city council member from Horseshoe Bend who was charged with theft of taxpayer funds. The charges were based on evidence provided by the Attorney General's office, which received information from a citizen who saw social media posts regarding questionable expenditures.
World War II Veteran celebrates 100th birthday with family and friends
World War II veteran Cornelius Burrow (pictured above, seated, with family in a screenshot from Friday’s Fox 16 News report) recently celebrated his 100th birthday early, surrounded by family and friends in Batesville. Burrow’s birthday was Saturday, but he was presented with an American flag for his service on Friday.
1 killed, 1 injured in head-on crash
INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A man died and a woman suffered injuries in a Wednesday night head-on collision. Arkansas State Police reported the crash happened at 8:53 p.m. Nov. 29 on Highway 25 at Mt. Hermon Road in Independence County. According to the preliminary fatal crash report, a westbound...
Report highlights electric vehicle usage in Arkansas
A recent report by Replica, a mobility analytics platform, revealed that Benton County leads Arkansas in electric vehicle (EV) adoption, with an estimated 63 EV miles driven per 1,000 residents on a typical weekday in the second quarter of 2023. Arkansas County followed closely with 60 EV miles driven per...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.82 and $2.89 in Portia as of 2023-12-05. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.229, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
The Twisted Spoke Welcomes Cowboy Santa and Live Nativity
The Twisted Spoke Western Co. is hosting “Cowboy Santa” and a live nativity tonight (December 2, 2023) from 5 PM-8 PM. The event is co-sponsored by First Community Bank, Merchants and Planters Bank, Wade’s Heating, Cooling, and Electrical; Tavolo Italian Ristorante, and Power Chiropractic. Gracie Pate of...
Rollover truck crash shuts down highway
SHARP COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) - A rollover truck crash Friday morning shut down a Region 8 highway. IDriveArkansas.com reported the crash happened on U.S. Highway 63 at Martins Creek between Ravenden and Ozark Acres. According to the Arkansas Department of Transportation, all lanes of traffic were affected. Photos from the...
2023 “Cave City Ole Time Christmas” Parade
Cave City Kiwanis are gearing up for the 2023 “Cave City Ole Time Christmas” parade!. Where: Line up begins @ 4:00pm at the Middle School parking lot. The parade begins at 5:00 pm, and ends back the middle school after traveling south through town. Pictures with Santa, the...
Sharp County Sheriff’s Office Weekly Arrest Report
According to Chief Deputy Kevin “Bart” Simpson, the following individuals were incarcerated last week (11/20/2023-11/27/2023). An average of 66 inmates were housed in the Sharp County Detention Center daily. Meagan Campbell, 37, of Cherokee Village, Hold for Other County/State. Austin Deaton, 28, of Flippin, was arrested for Driving...
Arkansas State Police: One killed, one injured after two-vehicle accident near Cord
UPDATE, Nov. 30, 2023, 3 a.m.: A Texarkana, Ark. man died in a two-vehicle accident near Cord in Independence County Wednesday night. According to Arkansas State Police, Clinton Thomas, 56, was killed when the 1997 GMC Sierra he was driving east on Highway 25 (White Drive) toward Cord was struck by a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox heading west toward Batesville on Highway 25 at Mt. Hermon Road.
Lyon College keeping options open for new dental school after property deal fail
Batesville, Ark.-based Lyon College still hopes to build its dental and veterinary schools at the Heifer International complex in Little Rock despite its property deal falling through last month, Arkansas Business reported Dec. 4. The college planned to purchase property at the Heifer International complex through OneHealth Education Group, an...
UACCB receives $277,440 grant from National Science Foundation
The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB) has received a $277,440 Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. government’s independent science agency. The three-year grant will support the Agriculture Drone Operators and Remote Sensing program at the college. This program will allow...
Unauthorized camping ordinance fails to move forward
A proposed ordinance making it unlawful to camp on any non-residential, residential, or public property without proper authorization did not go forward at Tuesday’s Batesville City Council meeting. The ordinance failed to receive a “second” motion after its second reading at the meeting. The ordinance would have...
Lyon Freshmen Showcase Research and Insights at HATS Event
Lyon College has once again provided its freshmen with a unique platform to delve into the world of undergraduate research through the annual Humanities, Arts, Technology, and Science (HATS) event. Held on Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Derby Center for Science and Mathematics, HATS serves as a springboard for these budding scholars to share their insights and discoveries early in their academic journey.