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Marion County Sheriff Department investigating deceased woman found floating in Bull Shoals Lake
On April 11, at approximately 1 p.m., Marion County deputies were dispatched to the Welcome Ridge boat launch area in northern Marion County after area residents located the body of an unidentified white female, floating just offshore in Bull Shoals Lake. Investigators responded and processed the scene and recovered the body, which was transferred to…
Don’t risk it on 4/20: Drive high, Get a DUI
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is teaming up with Arkansas law enforcement to urge drivers to stay sober behind the wheel. This upcoming Saturday, April 20, 2024, marks the unofficial marijuana “holiday,” and there will likely be an increase in marijuana use. Marijuana laws are changing constantly across the…
Panel approves $4.2M appropriation for Arkansas corrections department to reimburse jails for holding state inmates
Arkansas lawmakers debated Thursday whether to give the state Department of Corrections extra money during the current fiscal year to be distributed to county jails as reimbursement for housing state prisoners. Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders sent a letter to the Joint Budget Committee asking for approval of $4.2 million in general revenue funds for the…
Pinkston Robotics rockets to World Championships: a journey of innovation and collaboration!
In the heart of Mountain Home, a team of young innovators from Pinkston Middle School is gearing up for the opportunity of a lifetime. Pinkston Robotics, a group of six talented students under the guidance of their coach, Chrissy Davis, is set to compete in the World Championship in Houston, Texas. Their journey is not…
Baxter Health makes temporary entry changes for endoscopy patients
Baxter Health would like to inform the public, especially endoscopy and gastroenterology patients, about an important update regarding access to the main hospital.  Please be advised that beginning Monday, April 15, access to the Endoscopy Department door and check-in area will be temporarily shut down for maintenance and improvement purposes. All endoscopy and gastroenterology patients…
Master Naturalists, Twin Lakes residents rescue Ozark Isle as nature preserve
Thirty-five volunteers flocked to Ozark Isle on a sparkling April morning to clear fallen trees and debris from paths and roadways in the former campground. They are part of an ongoing effort to restore the 500 wooded acres, including five miles of road on the island for hikers, bicyclists, birders, paddlers and nature lovers.  "We…
AGFC plans Lake Wilhelmina renovation
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will begin a controlled drawdown of 66-year-old Lake Wilhelmina in Polk County, beginning Aug. 1 to make extensive repairs to failing infrastructure and improve the fishery’s long-term health.  In 2019, uncontrollable falling water levels indicated a failure somewhere in the dam or water control tower. The lake level dropped…

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