White River Health System Takes Proactive Steps to Prevent Influenza

Due to the significant increase in influenza cases across the state, and the community, White River Medical Center began screening visitors and employees for signs of respiratory illness on Wednesday. This decision aligns with the approach of other hospitals and complies with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding precautionary measures for […]

LISTEN: Big Daddy Randy Alan and Coach Stan Fowler talk Batesville Lady Pioneer Basketball

Batesville Lady Pioneer Head Basketball Coach Stan Fowler recently chatted with White River Now’s Big Daddy Randy Alan about the Lady Pioneers in the State Tournament this week at Farmington. <!–[if lt IE 9]><![endif]–> https://whiterivernow.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/NWS9238-1.wav

Barbara Webb elected to Arkansas Supreme Court

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The chief judge for the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission and wife of the state Republican Party chairman has been elected to the Supreme Court after a race that focused on her GOP ties. Barbara Webb on Tuesday defeated Pulaski County Circuit Judge Morgan “Chip” Welch in the race for the […]

Joe Biden wins Arkansas Democratic Primary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Joe Biden has won Arkansas’ Democratic presidential primary. The state has 31 delegates at stake. The solidly Republican state has seen intense interest from Democratic presidential hopefuls who have crowding airwaves with ads and lining up endorsements. Arkansas’ Republican Legislature last year voted to move the state’s primary in presidential […]

Several inmates recently sentenced in the Stone County Circuit Court

Last Thursday, several inmates entered negotiated pleas of guilty and were sentenced in the Stone County Circuit Court. Three were sentenced to probation on drug charges. Charly M. Sisk was sentenced to 60 months probation and fined $2,500 plus court costs. Courtney Jackson was sentenced to 60 months probation and fined $2,500 plus court costs. […]

Mountain View man cited for DWI and careless driving in Independence County

The call came into the Independence County Sheriff’s Department that a man was at a residence in the 4700-block of Heber Springs Road knocking on the door and getting into the complainant’s vehicle. Deputy Bobby Tate arrived early Sunday morning and he noticed a red-four-door Jeep upside down in the ditch on Heber Springs Road. […]

Independence County Deputies find and arrest wanted man in a wooded area

Batesville police were chasing a man wanted for questioning about a fight at a Batesville motel. After a search of a wooded area by Independence County Sheriff’s Department deputies, authorities found and arrested Mitchell Bret Bell, 24, of Strawberry. Deputy Zach Spohr found Bell in the woods and held him at gunpoint until other officers […]

Independence County jailers undergo training

A number of Independence County jailers are in the middle of a training class at the West Batesville Substation.  The Substation currently serves as a training center. Independence County Chief Deputy Sheriff Aaron Moody, said Tuesday that the class is a 56-hour jail standards training course.  The course consists of learning legalities, defensive tactics, reports, […]