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Stories from Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fatal fire investigated in Izard County (04/12/12)
A body was recovered on Saturday, April 7, after a fire which destroyed a Violet Hill home, the night before. The body is believed to be that of Charles Green, 58, who owned the home with his wife, Audrey Gaye Green. The body was transported to the Arkansas Crime Laboratory, as the Izard County Sheriff's Department and Arkansas State Police continue to investigate...
Voter turnout low for elections (04/12/12)
In the most sweeping race in Oregon County on April 3, voters elected former Alton Alderman Steven Crigler as its new mayor with 81 percent of the vote. The closest among all county races was in Koshkonong, where newcomer Frank Bernard lost by 1 vote in a bid for alderman. In Thayer, incumbent Alderman Mike Harber defeated former Alderman Robert "Bob" Freeman by two votes. Freeman gave up his seat on the board last year in an unsuccessful bid for mayor...
Residents warned of prize scam phone calls (04/12/12)
Most Americans have heard of contests and sweepstakes for prize money, including the well-known Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes. Unfortunately, not all of these contests are legitimate. Recently, numerous residents of Sharp County were targeted by a cell phone scam on April 5 that was one of these scams...