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from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office

The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a rural Mountain Home man has registered as a Sex Offender at the Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in this County.

NAME: FRANK ANTHONY QUINTANA

DATE OF BIRTH: 10/10/1977

HOME ADDRESS: 208 Buzzard Roost Cutoff, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

The offender was convicted in Hardin County, Texas on 02/13/2009 of Indecency with a Child – Sexual Contact. The victim was a 10 year old female.

(This offender has not yet been assigned a Risk Level by SOSRA (Sex Offender Screening and Risk Management).

This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders. Citizen abuse will not be tolerated. Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.

from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office

\The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a rural Gassville man has registered as a Sex Offender at the Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in this County.

NAME: TIMOTHY RAY LEE

DATE OF BIRTH: 03/29/1985

HOME ADDRESS: 6819 Hwy 62 West, Gassville, Arkansas 72635

The offender was convicted in Fulton County, Arkansas on 11/07/2005 of 2 counts of sexual solicitation/indecency with a child. The victim was a 14 year old female.

(This offender has not yet been assigned a Risk Level by SOSRA (Sex Offender Screening and Risk Management).

This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders. Citizen abuse will not be tolerated. Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.

from the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office

The Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a rural Mountain Home man has registered as a Sex Offender at the Sheriff’s Office and is now residing in this County.

NAME: STEPHEN REY GROAT

DATE OF BIRTH: 12/15/1970

HOME ADDRESS: 58 Woodsong Terrace, Mountain Home, Arkansas 72653

The offender was convicted on August 8, 1992 of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault in Lake County, Illinois. The victim was under 18 years of age.

(This offender has not yet been assigned a Risk Level by SOSRA (Sex Offender Screening and Risk Management).

This person is not wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. This information cannot be used to threaten, intimidate, or harass Registered Sex Offenders. Citizen abuse will not be tolerated. Such abuse could potentially end law enforcement’s ability to do community notification.

(Little Rock) (AP) – A House leader says Arkansas lawmakers are looking at changing Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s tax cut package to restore part of a $21 million capital gains tax reduction that would otherwise be repealed.

House Revenue and Taxation Committee Chairman Joe Jett said Monday lawmakers are looking at the change as they try to move quickly on Hutchinson’s proposal to cut income taxes 1 percent for those making between $21,000 and $75,000 a year. Jett said the panel could vote Tuesday on the legislation, which the Senate approved last week.

Jett said the change being considered would cut the capital gains exclusion from 50 percent to 40 percent. The proposal approved by the Senate would cut the exclusion to 30 percent, repealing the capital gains tax cut approved two years ago.

(Jefferson City) (AP) – Business groups say they support a proposed multi-year review of Missouri’s tax code by a panel of experts.

Republican Sen. Bob Dixon, of Springfield, said an in-depth study of the tax code was desperately needed during a Senate committee hearing on the measure.

He says officials, tax attorneys, accountants and business owners, would study the code and produce a report as a starting point for an update of the code.

Dixon’s proposal would also create an independent office to advocate for taxpayers and outline a right to fair and equal application of the tax code.

Lobbyists for business groups say those changes would help protect taxpayers.

The Senate committee has not voted on the proposal.

(Melbourne) – A Calico Rock woman who has been in jail since October 2014 on charges of sexual indecency with a child now faces additional child sex-related charges.

32-year-old Beth Dickerson was additionally charged January 16 with another felony charge of sexual assault in the fourth degree; and distributing, possessing, or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. She was previously charged with sexual indecency with a child, sexual assault fourth degree, and rape, and was arrested in Baxter County on October 13, 2014. Police say warrants were issued for Dickerson after she allegedly raped a friend of her stepson’s, and had inappropriate sexual relationships with two underage females.

Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence says the additional charges stem from a computer analysis by the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory.

Police say Dickerson’s bond was increased to $510,000 dollars. She remains in the Izard County Detention Facility.

(Yellville) – A Mountain Home man is accused of attempting to meet up with an underage female for sex.

24-year-old Michael Philman was arrested earlier this month and charged with internet stalking of a child and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A press release from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office states Philman engaged in sexually explicit chats with an undercover officer with the Yellville Police Department who Philman thought was a 14-year-old female. Philman allegedly made arrangements to meet the girl at a location in Flippin, and was arrested on arrival.

Bond for Philman was set at $10,000.

(West Plains) – A child was injured Saturday afternoon after she was hit by a vehicle that was pulling out of a driveway.

8-year-old Savannah Housley of Dora was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield by Air Evac.

The accident happened at 12:30 PM Saturday at a home in the 10000 block of County Road 7070 in West Plains.

(Ava) – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for two men who invaded a home this past Friday.

Sheriff Chris Degase says the two men broke into a home off of Route 181 near Highway AA between Ava and West Plains Friday morning.

The home owner was not home at the time of the invasion, but some relatives were. They were tied up by the suspects and assaulted, while the suspects reportedly stole things from the home.

Currently, the department is searching for a small white two-door sedan. If you have any information contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 417-683-1020.

(West Plains) – The annual chocolate festival to benefit the Christos House will be held on February 14 at the National Guard Armory

Amber Brignole with the Christos House spoke with Ozark Radio News and said that the theme for this year’s event is “Willy Wonka”. She also told us more about the event:

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She also talked about how you can try some of those delicious treats, and about the auction held during the event:

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If you want to make a dish for the event, Brignole says you have plenty of time to enter:

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Entry forms can also be picked up here at the Ozark Radio Network, at 983 US Highway 160 East in West Plains. For more information on the event, visit www.christoshouse.com.