As summer winds down, local law enforcement agencies are ramping up enforcement efforts as part of a national crackdown on drunk driving. The 20-day, high-visibility campaign, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, is a partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to curb impaired driving and save lives.


Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says deputies arrested Larry Thompson at a home near Henderson on Friday. Montgomery says a tip to Mountain Home police that was passed on to the sheriff's office led officers to Thompson and that he was arrested without incident.


The Bureau of Criminal Investigations, The Montgomery County Task Force and Springfield police worked for months leading up to what they call the breakup of a major drug operation. Officers raided five locations simultaneously.


The Friends of Madison County Parks and Trails will hold its annual "Rib Tickler" bicycle ride Saturday at the London Rib and Jazz Fest in downtown London. Cyclists may register the day of the ride, which will start the wheels rolling at 9 a.m. Fee is $30.