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  1. White River Monster spotted near Newport, ArkansasRead the original story

    Tuesday Jul 28 | PRLog US Entertainment

    ... in Arkansas. The White River Monster has eluded people for over a century. Manhunts were brought to a fever pitch in Newport, Arkansas, where people were anxious to prove the existence of the river monster. But, it went unfounded. For years, ...


  2. The nation's weatherRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 |

    ... heat warnings were issued in southeast Kansas, southwest Missouri, northeast Arkansas and northwest Mississippi. Newport, Ark., recorded a midday high of 94 degrees with a heat index of 112 degrees. Greenville, Miss., recorded a midday high of 94 ...


  3. 3 killed in vehicle wrecks across stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 26 | Arkansas Online

    A Tuckerman man was killed Friday in a crash involving a motorcycle and a car in Newport, according to a report from the Arkansas State Police.


  4. Jackson County man killed in motorcycle crash FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 25 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    NEWPORT, AR - One person was killed in a crash in Newport Friday afternoon. It happened around 1:25 p.m. Terry L. Lucas, 53, of Tuckerman was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle east on McClain Street. 5 comments

  5. Rharaka Rheonda Branell Gilbert - Ifeyinwa Christopher IsiekweRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 | Arkansas Online

    Rharaka Rheonda Branell Gilbert, who goes by Rha, and Ifeyinwa Christopher Isiekwe, who goes by Ify, were united in marriage at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, in the Capitol rotunda. Harold Young of Calhoun Street Church of Christ, Newport, officiated.


  6. New Jersey man killed in Newport crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2015 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    NEWPORT, AR - A New Jersey man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Newport. According to a preliminary crash report from Arkansas State Police, a Ford pickup truck was stopped at the intersection of 3rd Street and Arkansas Highway 367 in Newport when a Honda Civic rear-ended the truck just after 10 a.m. Police identified the driver of the car as 50-year-old David S. Levant, of Emerson, New Jersey.


  7. Which Palm Beach County mayor was on TV with Vanilla Ice?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2015 | Palm Beach Post

    The Vanilla Ice Project, starring Rob Van Winkle , is airing now on the DIY network and was filmed at a home in Lantana. Van Winkle bought and renovated a home at 101 N. Atlantic Dr. Like he does with all homes on the show, he fixes the home up and then sells it.


  8. 200 new jobs coming to Newport, more expected this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2015 | KAIT-TV

    NEWPORT, AR - About 200 new jobs were announced for the Newport area over the past few months and the Economic Development Commission said these may not be the last. The Southwest Steel Processing announced at the beginning of June they would bring in 100 new jobs.


  9. Weiner announces plans to detach from Harrisburg and bring school district backRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2015 | KAIT-TV Jonesboro

    ... area. They've also partnered with 2 and 4 year universities. Cadle said they have a letter of commitment from ASU Newport. The college partnership will allow the district to provide concurrent credit classes. Community members asked many questions ... 8 comments

  10. Accused prison chaplain namedRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2015 | NWAonline

    The Arkansas Department of Correction released Friday the identity of a former chaplain who is accused of having a sexual relationship with inmates. Correction Department spokesman Cathy Frye confirmed Friday that Kenneth Dewitt, 66, of Patterson, who had worked in the prison system since 2001, was reported to state police in December after two female prisoners at the McPherson Unit in Newport said they had sexual relationships with Dewitt for about 3A1 2 years.


  11. Getting it straightRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | NWAonline

    ... hours Monday through Friday. Joe K. Harter, 32, an inmate at the Arkansas Department of Correction's Grimes Unit in Newport, died at 3:32 a.m. Wednesday at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. About 24 hours earlier, correctional officers ...


  12. State inmate stabbed, dies at Searcy hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | NWAonline

    A state prison inmate died Wednesday after being discharged once from a hospital for a stab wound, Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Cathy Frye said in a news release. Joe K. Harter, 32, an inmate at the Grimes Unit in Newport died at 3:32 a.m. Wednesday at the White River Medical Center in Searcy.


  13. Newport man gets life plus 165 yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2015 | NWAonline

    A Jackson County Circuit Court jury found a Newport man guilty of capital murder Wednesday in the 2013 shooting death of a 20-month old girl, 3rd Judicial Circuit Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce said. Circuit Judge Harold Erwin sentenced Robert Reese Friar, 37, to life in prison without parole, along with an additional 165 years for two counts of attempted capital murder and seven counts of committing a terroristic act.


  14. Newport Man Convicted in Murder of 20-Month-Old GirlRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 17, 2015 | FOX16

    ... jury's verdict hopefully sends a message that gun violence will not be tolerated in the Third District," said Boyce. NEWPORT, AR - Police have released more details, including the suspect's name, in the shooting that left a 20-month-old baby dead. ...


  15. State wouldn't sign on to prison-rape law before inquiryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2015 | NWAonline

    ... Department acted "quickly and appropriately" when an allegation of sexual misconduct at the McPherson Unit near Newport came to light in December. On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced it was investigating "numerous allegations" ...


  16. Newport company adding 100 new jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | KAIT-TV

    NEWPORT, AR - More jobs are coming to Newport. Shearer's Foods announced it plans it add 100 new jobs in the coming months.


  17. U.S. investigates state prisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | NWAonline

    The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday announced an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment, as well as the mistreatment of transgender women, at a women's prison unit near Newport. The federal agency received "numerous allegations" concerning multiple McPherson Unit staff members engaging in intercourse and other sexual acts with prisoners, exchanging commissary money for sexual favors and inappropriately watching prisoners while they showered or changed clothes, a Justice Department news release said.


  18. Allegations of Sexual Assault at Women's Prison in Newport; Dept. of Justice InvestigatingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2015 | FOX16

    The Justice Department announced today that it has opened an investigation of the Arkansas Department of Corrections' McPherson Unit, the state prison for women in Newport, Arkansas. The investigation will focus on whether women confined at McPherson have been subjected to sexual abuse and sexual harassment by correctional staff.


  19. Doctor warns E. coli can cause serious infectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 5, 2015 | KAIT-TV

    NEWPORT, AR - A number of swimming beaches in Region 8 and across the state are closed because of high E. coli levels. One of those being at Jacksonport State Park on the weekend of the community's annual festival. 2 comments

  20. This Weekend: Portfest in NewportRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 |

    The city of Newport, Arkansas is celebrating this weekend with the 34th year for Portfest with The Marshall Tucker Band , Little Texas and Josh Thompson . The setting is on the banks of the White River at Jacksonsport State Park.


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