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Harris Found Guilty

Kirk Harris, 25, of Fox was found guilty of criminal attempted murder in the second degree in a jury trial in Stone County Circuit Court last week. The jury decided against the more serious charge of criminal attempted murder in the first degree. The charges stemmed from a 2014 incident in which Harris attacked Michael Pringlemeir with a knife and stabbed him multiple times. The men had been drinking. Harri ...

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Rappelling Accident Claims Life

A Louisiana woman died May 15 in a rappelling accident near Gunner Pool Campground in the Ozark National Forest. 29-year-old Amy Alexander of Jena, La., was among a group of people from Louisiana and Mississippi who were rappelling about one-quarter mile downstream from the campground. Witnesses told First Responders that Alexander was attempting to rappel down a bluff when she had trouble negotiating aroun ...

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Flood Stage

Several inches of rain fell in Stone County and surrounding areas Friday through Sunday, resulting in flood conditions on streams and rivers, including White River off Highway 5 North, pictured Monday (May 11). From the May 13 issue. ...

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Third Turner Trial Continued

A third trial of Wayne and Rickey Turner on charges of manufacturing marijuana has been set for Sept. 2-4 in Stone County Circuit Court. Judge John Dan Kemp granted a continuance for both defendants during a pretrial hearing April 30. Complete story appears in the May 6 issue. ...

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Council Loses Longtime Member

Richard Hubberd dies following battle with cancer Mountain View City Councilman Richard Hubberd, 70, died March 26 following a long battle with cancer. Hubberd had recently begun his fifth term on the city council, having served more than eight years since 1999. He was first elected in 1998, served a second term in the mid 2000s, and was elected again in 2010, 2012, and 2014. See full story and obituary in ...

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Highway Work Expected to Resume

Progress has finally been made on the change order that has held up the Highway 5 construction project for at least two years, according to the District Construction Engineer Joe Trantham. “We had to move some utility lines because of the embankment that was sliding. They finally got that done about six to eight weeks ago,” Trantham said. Trantham now predicts the work will be complete by this fall. The mul ...

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Local Hikers Find Human Skull at Petit Jean

Two friends from Mountain View were wrapping up what had been a typical hiking adventure at Petit Jean State Park March 11 when they made a gruesome discovery that has since become statewide news. Lance Ward and Marshall Armor were making their way back toward their vehicle when they happened onto a human skull that has been identified as John Glasgow, a Little Rock businessman who went missing in 2008. War ...

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Icy Roadway

Stone County personnel assist a semi-truck driver on Highway 14 near Flatwoods Church March 5. The truck got stuck the night before during a snowstorm that dumped about five inches of sleet and snow in Mountain View. From the March 11 issue. ...

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