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New case of invasive plant infestation in Texas causes concern for Arkansas fisheries biologists – Log Cabin Democrat

TEXARKANA — 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 spread into The Natural State. Giant Salvinia is a free-floating South American plant, similar in appearance to duckweed but much …


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 …


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 …