Newport Independent - Newport, AR
Posted at 11:00 AM

Lachlan and Hayley Webb from Queensland, Australia, suffer from a rare hereditary disease called fatal familial insomnia. They do not know when it will strike. There is no known treatment or cure for the illness, which affects less than 10 million...

Posted at 11:00 AM

A new extension for Google's Chrome browser takes perpetrators' names and photos out of news stories about mass shootings. But even the advocates against killer notoriety are split about it.

Updated at 10:52 AM

Watching “American Grit,” a reality competition that features military-grade challenges, I found myself wondering why the 16 people on the series were there, other than for the chance to win prize money. The contestant storyline is dull. The...

Posted at 10:45 AM

This inspiring young man has no hands, yet plays a moving piece on the piano and proves he's not just a novelty act, but a fabulous pianist.

Updated at 10:42 AM

Dear Dave,I’ve always heard that you shouldn’t ask a family member to be the executor of your will. What are your feelings about this?— JoyceDear Joyce,

Updated at 10:41 AM

A handful of rock legends recently posted teasers online for a rumored mega-festival to take place at the Coachella festival grounds in October. Behold, Desert Trip.

Updated at 10:39 AM

On April 23, Tuckerman High School hosted a Donkey Basketball game in the high school gymnasium. The event was a fundraiser to aid the students traveling to Rome on an EF Tour this summer.  The trip is planned for June 22-29. The...

Updated at 10:35 AM

A very special Spring Meeting of the Jackson County Historical Society (JCHS) will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish House in Newport. The public is cordially invited to this meeting, whether...

Updated at 10:30 AM

Donald Trump took several swings Tuesday morning at Sen. Ted Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz — even linking him to President John F. Kennedy's assassin.

Updated at 10:24 AM

Reader Question: We are looking for a home. We are seeking information about the term “neighborhood” as we have heard several different descriptions. What is a neighborhood?

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