• Zoo’s gift shop offers unique plush animals

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Zoo’s Safari Trader gift shop will have a blow-out Black Friday sale with all plush animals marked down to 50 percent off regular prices on Friday. The shop features some of the most unique plush animals around, a news release …

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  • Mountian Home couple sentenced in child meth case

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — An Arkansas couple has been sentenced to probation after their 2-year-old son was found with methamphetamine in his system. Stephanie Motes, 39, and Wayne Motes, 41, of Mountain Home took a plea deal on Thursday. They admitted to first-degree child endangerment …

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  • Man sentenced to 70 years in machete deaths

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Sebastian County jury has sentenced a Fort Smith man to 70 years in prison for killing two men with a machete last summer. A jury made up of seven women and five men deliberated nearly two hours Thursday before returning …

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  • Madison Co. to close jail

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A northwest Arkansas county is closing its eight-bed jail after voters rejected a sales tax increase that would have paid for improvements. Madison County officials have started the process of closing the jail following the defeat of a 1 percent sales-tax …

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  • Craft Fest set for Mtn. Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Craft Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Education Building on the Baxter County Fairgrounds. More than 100 booths will be operated by vendors throughout Arkansas and Missouri. …

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  • Arkansans given four financial tips

    LITTLE ROCK — A financial capability study released recently compared the money use habits of American consumers from 2009 to 2012. The study found that in 2009, 16 percent of Arkansans were spending more than they earned. That number rose to 20 percent in 2012. …

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  • LRPD to give 150 turkeys

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of the Little Rock Police Department will be handing out turkeys next week to needy residents to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The Nov. 25 event is planned by the department, Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Police Officers Association. …

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  • Report: State ranks high for child homelessness

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A report says Arkansas ranks as one of the worst states overall in child homelessness. The study, called “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” was released Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness. Arkansas placed 47th in the overall ranking that takes into …

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  • Traffic laws to be enforced

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas State Police will join with other state and local law enforcement agencies in a traffic enforcement campaign along Interstate 40 during the Thanksgiving holiday. Troopers will be a part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign that targets seat belt …

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  • Mid-South Community College considers merger

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — The Board of Trustees at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis has agreed to discuss a possible merger with the Arkansas State University System. Board Chair Mary Meux Toney said a merger could help the college do more for the city, …

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  • Machete attack trial to begin

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The murder trial of a man charged with killing two men in Fort Smith is to begin in Sebastian County Circuit Court. The capital murder trial of 21-year-old Gregory Aaron Kinsey was to begin today after a jury was selected last …

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  • Worker injured in cotton gin accident

    BAY (AP) — Authorities in northeast Arkansas say a worker has been hospitalized after getting his arm stuck in a cotton gin. Bay Police Chief Paul Keith says the 68-year-old man was flown to a Memphis hospital after the Saturday night accident. Keith said firefighters …

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