• ASU to host Madrigal Feaste

    JONESBORO — In the style of Merrie Old England with costumes, decorations, comedy and fanfare, the Arkansas State University choirs will present the Madrigal Feaste in the Grand Hall of A-State’s Fowler Center Dec. 5 and 6. The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, led by …

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  • Prosecutors ask to drop Shoffner mail fraud charges

    LITTLE ROCK — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday moved to drop their charges accusing former Arkansas state Treasurer Martha Shoffner of spending thousands in campaign cash on personal items, a little over two weeks after a judge rejected Shoffner’s bid to plead guilty in the case. …

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  • Report says murder suspect admitted abducting woman

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An arrest report says a man accused of killing a real estate agent two months ago admitted to deputies that he had abducted the woman. According to published reports, 33-year-old Arron Lewis said he kidnapped the woman but refused to say …

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  • Jaguar exhibit reopens at Little Rock Zoo

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The jaguar exhibit at the Little Rock Zoo that was closed in October after a toddler fell into it has reopened. Jaguars were back on display Tuesday with new warning signage. Zoo marketing director Susan Altrui says the zebra-striped signs warn …

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  • Police: Jonesboro man hides meth in mouth

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police have arrested a man who they say tried to hide a bag of methamphetamine in a police car before stuffing it in his mouth. The 43-year-old Jonesboro man was being held at the Craighead County Jail on Monday and faces …

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  • Arkansas crime victims get $276,956

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ attorney general says the state Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $276,956 to victims of crime in October. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Monday that awards were made in 204 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 19 previously submitted cases. …

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  • Officials warn of deer on Arkansas roadways

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas officials and an insurance company are projecting that motorists will hit nearly 25,000 deer this season in Arkansas. Officials report the majority of crashes will likely occur in November and December. An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission official says deer …

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  • Ark. man charged with not filing tax returns

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal prosecutor in Arkansas says a 52-year-old North Little Rock resident has been charged with five counts of failure to file his federal income tax returns. U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Thyer said in a statement Monday that the charges were …

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  • Arkansas lawmakers look at prison options

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas should look at sending some inmates to private facilities to ease overcrowding, along with converting abandoned public buildings and expanding alternative sentencing programs in addition to building a new prison, according to a report issued to lawmakers Monday. The options were …

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  • 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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