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Swifton man dies in Independence County accident –

INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, Ark. – An early-morning accident claimed a life Saturday in Independence County. Early Saturday, Jaxson Bailey Steele, 20, of Swifton, was driving a 2019 Honda ATV west on Pageant Island Road in the Magness community. At 1:29 AM, Arkansas State Police’s crash summary report says the Honda slid off the roadway into a …


New case of invasive plant infestation in Texas causes concern for Arkansas fisheries biologists – KLRT –

Posted: Jun 28, 2020 / 08:00 AM CDT / Updated: Jun 26, 2020 / 08:30 PM CDT TEXARKANA, AR (News release) — Another documented report of giant salvinia along the Texas-Arkansas border was confirmed by Texas Parks and Wildlife last week, creating additional concern from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists about the nuisance plant’s …


One dead in Independence County crash, ASP says – KAIT

By Region 8 Newsdesk | June 27, 2020 at 10:12 AM CDT – Updated June 27 at 10:12 AM MAGNESS, Ark. (KAIT) – A Jackson County man was killed early Saturday in a crash in Independence County, according to the Arkansas State Police. Jaxson Bailey Steele, 20, of Swifton was going west in a 2019 …


Independence County sheriff’s deputy suspended without pay over actions in controversial video –

Deputy must undergo training for interactions with individuals with disabilities BATESVILLE, Ark. – The Independence County deputy seen in a controversial video posted early Monday (June 22) to Facebook was disciplined for his actions, a statement from the sheriff’s office said Friday. The Independence County Sheriff’s Department has issued disciplinary actions, which stemmed from an …


White River Health System to cut approximately 90 jobs – KAIT

25% reduction in leadership team, extending furloughs, reducing hours part of plan, officials say White River Health System to cut approximately 90 jobs BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – A health system based in Batesville will be cutting nearly 90 jobs, officials said Thursday. According to a post on the White River Health System Facebook page, White …


UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled for Jackson Co. man – KAIT

Skip to content Harold Hogan, 80, of Weldon was reported missing by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. (Source: Arkansas State Police) JACKSON COUNTY, Ark. (KAIT) – Arkansas State Police have inactivated a Silver Alert issued Thursday for a missing Jackson County man. Harold Hogan, 80, of Weldon was reported missing by the Jackson County Sheriff’s …


Virtual Business Expo set for Batesville – KAIT

Skip to content The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Virtual Business Expo this week to highlight businesses in the area. The event concludes June 26. (Source: Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook) June 24, 2020 at 11:27 PM CDT – Updated June 25 at 6:58 AM BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – The Batesville …