Court info: Pleasant Plains man accused of alleged child sexual abuse

According to information filed in Independence County Circuit Court, the Independence County Sheriff’s Department received a “Crimes Against Children” referral, alleging child sexual abluse, on Wednesday, July 29. The filing said the victim was under the age of 10 while the suspect was 60 years old The court info said the reporting party was told …

Obituary: Naomi Jean Bruce Insell

Naomi Jean Bruce Insell, 90, of Desha, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020. She was born on October 2, 1929, in Desha to Charles Clifton Bruce and Easter Oklahoma “Homa” Leonard.  She grew up in Desha and attended the Desha Methodist Church. On November 11, 1950, she married Charles Ray Insell in the parsonage of …

Obituary: Troy Wayne Barnes

Wayne Barnes, 66, of Harrisburg departed this life Thursday, July 30, 2020, at St. Bernard Medical Center in Jonesboro. He was born December 23, 1953, in Heber Springs, the son of Clyde and Ellen (Holland) Barnes. Wayne married Mary Willbanks in 1973 and they have enjoyed 47 years of marriage. He graduated from Southside Greer …

Obituary: Charles Dean Goff

Charles Dean Goff, 91, of Batesville passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was born on November 8, 1928, in Batesville to Jennings Bryan Goff and Tiny (Rosenbaum) Goff. Charles was a member of the Christian Science Church of Batesville. He developed the Eastwood Addition in Batesville during the ’70s and ’80s; he also enjoyed …

Witnesses report possible shooting near Riverside Park before car crashes into pole

Witnesses reported to White River Now late Thursday night of a possible shooting incident around Batesville’s Riverside Park and then, soon after, the crashing of a vehicle into a utility pole near a convenience store not far from the area. (The car is pictured above in an image by Autumn Mathis submitted to White River …

No Charges Will Be Filed Against Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Michael Brown In Ferguson, MO

Charges will not be brought against Darren Wilson, the white former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri in 2014. The decision comes nearly six years after a grand jury declined to prosecute Wilson. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell said his office spent five …

Documents Related To Ghislaine Maxwell’s Connection To Jeffrey Epstein Are Unsealed

Dozens of new documents related to Ghislaine Maxwell’s dealings with Jeffrey Epstein were publicly released on Thursday. Maxwell, 58, is defending herself against criminal charges that she aided in the late Epstein’s sexual abuse of girls. On July 23, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan ordered the release of large portions of more than …

Utah Jazz Defeat New Orleans Pelicans 106-104 In NBA Restart Opening Game

The Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 106-104 as the NBA restarted on an emotional evening inside the Orlando bubble. Rudy Gobert broke a tie by making two free throws with 6.9 seconds left. The Jazz rallied in the fourth-quarter rally where they outscored the Pelicans 27-17. The Pelicans and Jazz knelt along the …

MLB And Players Association Agree To Allow 7-Inning Doubleheaders

Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association have agreed on a deal that would allow for doubleheaders consisting of two seven-inning games. The decision is being deemed necessary as MLB’s 2020 schedule is adjusted as a result of potential COVID-19 outbreaks. The change, which starts on August 1, will only be only …

Obituary: Jerry Lynn Floyd

On July 29, 2020, Jerry Lynn Floyd, 78, went to sleep in Jesus. He was born on January 16, 1942, in Batesville. Jerry was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend whose memory will forever be cherished by his loved ones. Jerry served as head pastor at Seventh-Day Worship Center in Concord. He loved …