Mountain View man charged with intimidating a witness and tampering

According to information from the Stone County Circuit Court, on May 23, investigators with the Mountain View Police Department were reviewing phone calls from the Stone County Detention Center through the recorded inmate telephone call system. The court information noted the investigators found a call between a jailed defendant, Damion Jackson McBride (pictured), 42, and …

Obituary: Wanda Lynn Williams Wells

Wanda Lynn Williams Wells was the fifth of six children born to Pearl Milligan Williams and Owen Obine Williams on March 7, 1945, in the community of Battle Axe, near Tuckerman.  She attended all twelve years of school at Tuckerman Public Schools and was an honor graduate of the class of 1963 High School.  She …

Obituary: Sandra Lee Davis

Sandra Lee Davis, 64 of Batesville died Monday, June 29, 2020.  She was born on March 9, 1956, in Paw Paw, Michigan to J.D. and Wanda Lee Pankey Winningham. She was retired from GDX Automotive in Batesville.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Carson …

Newport, Horseshoe Bend, and Heber Springs airports receive FAA funding

The U. S. Transportation Department, through the Federal Aviation Administration, has funded $793 million in grants to airports across the nation. About $689 million of the funding comes from the Airport Improvement Program, and another $104 million comes from the recent CARES Act. Congress passed that act to fund assistance to U. S. citizens, businesses, …

Happy Birthday to KBTA — 70 years young today

June 30, 2020, marks a milestone anniversary for Batesville radio station KBTA-AM. Local historian Craig Ogilvie reminds us that on this date 70 years ago, KBTA 1340-AM signed on the air in its test pattern and received its official license in July of that year. KBTA-AM was the first station licensed to Batesville and was …

Man facing felony charges that include aggravated assault on victim at Mountain View residence

According to info from the Stone County Circuit Court, Robert Trask Swanson, 44, was charged last week after two separate incidents from this year — one occurring on April 9 and the other on June 20. In the April 9 incident, authorities say Swanson entered Walmart in Mountain View with a pistol on his side. …

‘Golden State Killer’ Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. Admits To 13 Murders, Dozens Of Sexual Assaults

A former police officer confessed on Monday to being the serial killer known as the “Golden State Killer.”   74-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. pleaded guilty to 13 murders and admitting to dozens of rapes and break-ins that terrorized California during the 1970s and ‘80s. DeAngelo entered the pleas as part of a deal with …

Google Removing Misleading Ads Relating To Voter Registration

On Monday, Google said that it had removed search ads that charged users searching for voting information large fees for voter registration or harvested their personal data. A Google spokeswoman said that the company’s misrepresentation policy barred such ads when searching for terms such as “register to vote,” “vote by mail,” and “where is my polling …

LA Lakers Finalizing Deal For J.R. Smith For Remainder Of Season

The LA Lakers are set to finalize a deal to sign shooting guard JR Smith for the rest of this season.  Smith has been out of the NBA since July 2019, when the Cavaliers waived him. Smith played alongside LeBron James from 2015-2018, winning the franchise’s first championship together in 2016. Howeer, Smith hasn’t played …

Netflix To Produce Series On Colin Kaepernick

Netflix is set to produce a six-episode series on Colin Kaepernick called ‘Colin in Black & White.’ Kaepernick will narrate the scripted limited drama, which comes from director Ava DuVernay. Colin in Black & White is DuVernay’s latest project with Netflix following her acclaimed limited series, ‘When They See Us.’  Netflix says Kaepernick’s series will …