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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
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Updated Jun 23, 2014 at 3:49 PM

The summer travel season is already underway and many Arkansans are preparing to be on the road during the Fourth of July holiday. Unfortunately these celebrations can take a tragic turn when a person decides to drive a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or ignore the posted speed limit.

Updated May 1, 2014 at 3:22 PM

It was reported that during the month of April the Farmers Electric Coop. had multiple thefts of power lines in the south eastern part of Jackson County.

Updated Apr 15, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Ashely Michelle Crite, 30, of Newport is in custody after police say she she fired a round in the break room of Southwest Steel Tuesday afternoon.

Updated Mar 24, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Local resident Tasha Garner has been missing since February, and police are looking for any information that could lead to her location.

Updated Mar 18, 2014 at 4:21 PM

A Newport Police officer was unharmed after wrecking his cruiser during a high speed pursuit Monday afternoon.

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