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State Police and VBCSO investigating claimed ‘self defense’ shooting

Feb 09, 2016 3:02pm

Van Buren County investigators and the Arkansas State Police are investigating the shooting of a man in a vacant Highway 16 West home on Sunday by another man who had just bought the property....

‘No excuses’ for blind Taekwondo teacher

Feb 09, 2016 8:02am

Heidi Kottke hates it when people talk to her like she can’t hear or understand them or needs to be treated more gently than the average person. She’s blind, but she hears and understands English...

Crime Watch

Feb 09, 2016 6:02am

Among reports recently released by local law enforcement:

· Aggravated assault on a family/household member.

A deputy was dispatched to a disturbance involving a firearm and possible...

Man carrying ‘machine pistol’ in stolen Camaro arrested after chase

Feb 09, 2016 4:02am

A Russellville man was arrested in Van Buren County on Monday morning after allegedly fleeing Pope County authorities in a stolen Camaro with a “machine pistol” type weapon in the passenger’s seat...

Shirley student wins semester’s tuition scholarship at Ark. Tech

Feb 09, 2016 6:02am

Katie Hutto of Shirley (left) was one of three high school seniors selected to receive a fall 2016 tuition scholarship to Arkansas Tech University through a random drawing at Time Out for Tech...

Women Run Arkansas hosting free walk/run clinics

Feb 09, 2016 6:02am

The 19th Annual Women Run America running/walking training clinic will begin in Clinton at the high school football fieldat 6:15 p.m. on March 1. The 10-week training clinics are for beginner,...

Alread EH to hold candidate forum and pie auction

Feb 09, 2016 6:02am

The Alread EH Club will hold a Candidates Forum and Pie Auction on Saturday, February 20, beginning at 5 PM at the Alread EH Clubhouse.

The candidates will begin speaking at 5:30. A light...

Clinton Elem. student wins first prize in statewide agri. art competition

Feb 09, 2016 6:02am

Clinton second-grader Terrance Kempson won first place not only in the county-level Arkansas Farm Bureau Ag-in-the-Classroom art contest, but first place statewide in the competition. Cindy Wilson...

Fishing Report

Feb 09, 2016 6:02am

Little Red River (Greers Ferry Tailwater)

Lowell Myers of Sore Lip ‘em All Guide Service said anglers should expect continued heavy water releases for the foreseeable future. This pattern...


Feb 09, 2016 6:02am

In the Crime Watch section of last week’s edition it was reported based on the subject/arrestee information in an official VBCSO incident report that Jesse Wayne Reynolds was arrested on suspicion...