Authorities in northern Arkansas are searching for a child that was reported to have been seen walking into a wooded area in the region.
Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said in a news release Thursday that his office's helicopter was assisting Izard County authorities in the search for the child that witnesses reported seeing entering the woods northeast of Violet Hill on Thursday afternoon.
Neither Montgomery nor Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence immediately returned phone calls seeking comment.
Two structures in Magnolia have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
The Banner-News reports that the president's house at Southern Arkansas University and the Rushton Clinic in Magnolia were named to the list after consideration earlier this year by the state review board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.
On the same day that state and federal prosecutors took action against ExxonMobil regarding the oil spill in Mayflower, at least one resident of that community says he feels the response by Exxon after the spill has exceeded his expectations.
John Gray, Superintendent of the Mayflower School District, says he thinks some people have been hypercritical of the oil giant.
Federal and state officials have announced the indictment of 24 Hot Springs residents on gang, drug and weapons charges.
US Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge joined the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Hot Springs police and Prosecutor Steve Oliver in announcing the charges Thursday following a more than year-long investigation.
Conway Mayor Tab Townsell says he won't be seeking a sixth term in office.
Townsell was re-elected in 2012 and has three years left in his term. But he tells the Log Cabin Democrat that he's ready for "anything that might present itself" and that he may not finish his current term.