Florida man arrested after local authorities find two kilos of suspected meth

Through a confidential source, Batesville Police officials recently became aware of a large amount of methamphetamine that was to be delivered to sell in Batesville and the surrounding area, according to information filed in Independence County Circuit Court. BPD Narcotics Officer Dillon Sallas noted the delivery was scheduled for last week to a room at …

Main Street Batesville Grand Reopening scheduled for July 3

Main Street Batesville is open, and downtown merchants are thankful for the support during the last year of uncertainties.  Now, they want to say “Thank you!” with the Main Street Grand Reopening, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., presented by Centennial Bank. Activities will include specials and promotions at various businesses, live entertainment, …

California bans state-funded travel to Arkansas, other states

(AP) — California has added five more states, including Arkansas, to the list of places where state-funded travel is banned because of laws that discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community. Democratic Attorney General Rob Bonta on Monday added Arkansas, Florida, Montana, North Dakota, and West Virginia to a list that now has 17 states …

Arkansas cases rise as ‘third surge’ warned; 90.5 percent of all current cases come from people not fully vaccinated

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A top hospital official in Arkansas is warning that the state may be headed into a third surge of the coronavirus as cases in the state continue to rise. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Chancellor Dr. Cam Patterson on Tuesday issued the warning as he and Gov. Asa Hutchinson …

Death toll rises to 12 as search and rescue operation continues in Florida building collapse

As of Tuesday evening, at least 12 people have been confirmed dead, with 149 others unaccounted for, after a 12-story residential building partially collapsed in South Florida’s Miami-Dade County last week. A massive search and rescue operation entered its sixth day on Tuesday, as crews continued to comb through the pile of debris in hopes …

President Biden travels to promote his $1.2T infrastructure deal

President Joe Biden traveled to Wisconsin on Tuesday to promote a bipartisan infrastructure proposal that would spend $1.2 trillion on various upgrades and repairs across the United States, including work on roads and bridges.  Biden told an audience in La Crosse that “America has always been propelled into the future by landmark national investments. This …

Seattle pitcher Hector Santiago suspended 10 games for foreign substance on glove

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hector Santiago has been suspended 10 games and fined an undisclosed amount for a foreign substance found on his glove against the White Sox on Sunday. Santiago, who plans to appeal the ruling, will be allowed to play until the appeal process is complete. The 33-year-old Santiago is the first player to …

Wimbledon 2021: Serena Williams withdraws after injury, Roger Federer’s advances on Day 2

Serena Williams sustained a knee injury during her first round match against Aliaksandra Sasnovich of Belarus at Wimbledon 2021 on Tuesday. Williams, a twenty-three time Grand Slam champion, slipped on the wet grass court at the All England Club in the first set of her match against Sasnovich. She attempted to play through the injury, but could …

Sheriff reports couple has been missing for 10 days

A couple has been reported missing for ten days, according to Independence County Sheriff Shawn Stephens. According to an incident report, Kristin Sue Parrott (pictured above, left), 31, has not been seen by family members for 10 days. Parrott’s mother told authorities Parrott and Michael Ray York (right), 24, had been living at her residence …

Stone County man jailed on numerous felony charges involving meth and more

A Stone County man is facing felony charges after authorities allege a search of his residence yielded the discovery of methamphetamine and an illegal weapon. According to a release from Stone County Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Dammon McGilton, he along with members of the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant at …