Pursuit from Pleasant Plains to Possum Grape lands man in jail

Two threats with a firearm, a vehicle pursuit across two counties, and a suspect barricading himself in a residence, and then, a surrender. KAIT said that’s what happened Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, Independence County authorities said Buddy Hess pulled a firearm on an individual in Pleasant Plains. On Wednesday, he allegedly pulled a firearm …

Obituary: Karen Lynn Huskey Morgan

Karen Lynn Huskey Morgan, 62 of Cave City died Wednesday, May 27, 2020. She was born on Oct. 11, 1957, in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas to Donnie Lee and Bonnie Jean Clements Huskey.  She was of the Pentecostal faith. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Timmy Lee Huskey and a nephew Nicholas …

Obituary: Latrell Nashun Worsham

Latrell Nashun Worsham, 15, of Newport departed this life Monday, May 25, 2020.  He was born June 18, 2004, in Newport, Arkansas to Gerald Reed and Shanique Worsham.  He attended Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church where he was baptized and later became a member of Holden Avenue Church of Christ.  Latrell liked to rap and …

Obituary: Patricia Lynn Hubbard

Patricia Lynn Hubbard, 45, of Batesville, passed away on May 24, 2020, at her home surrounded by family and friends. Patricia was born Feb. 8, 1975, in Hannibal, MO, to John and Rita Thrasher.  Rita divorced and married Patricia’s stepfather, Jack Bates in 1977.  Patricia went to school at Koshkonong Elementary and High School where …

Cherokee Village woman dies in one-car accident in Ash Flat

A Cherokee Village woman was killed late Thursday afternoon in a one-car accident in Ash Flat, according to the Arkansas State Police. The Preliminary Fatal Crash Summary notes Sandra L. Becky, 69, was traveling westbound on US Highway 62/412 just after 5 p.m. when she lost control of her 2004 Chevrolet Impala and left the …

Lyon College campus open to visitors June 1

Effective Monday, June 1, the Lyon College campus will be open to visitors, the college said in a Friday morning release. Academic buildings, including Mabee Simpson Library, and residence halls are still closed to the public. Visitors are required to wear masks and are expected to practice social distancing. Visitors should also be in groups …

Clinton teenager still missing after two months

It’s been over two months and still no word on a missing Clinton, Ark., teenager. Thomas Shuck, 15, went missing March 23 from his grandmother’s residence at Clinton, and he is yet to be located. There was word that he had friends in Hot Springs. If he has shown up there, authorities say they are …

Bench warrant issued for Independence County woman who failed to appear on drug charge

A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of an Independence County woman who failed to appear on a drug charge. Court information says Sierra Williams, 28, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, having been in possession of a baggie of what tested positive as methamphetamine. The court docs say Williams failed …

Absconder, refusing to be taken into custody, rams police car

Authorities say a Stone County absconder, refusing to be taken into custody, rammed a police car in an effort to escape from officers on Thursday. In a media release, officials said it all started when Stone County deputies were contacted in reference to an illegal dumping complaint on the side of Younger Access Road. Lt. …