• Searchers find bodies of man, infant son

    DANVILLE (AP) — A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, authorities said Tuesday. Brooke Floyd, who was the wife of Brian Floyd …

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  • Post office to stay open

    SEDGWICK (AP) — A tiny Arkansas town has learned it can keep its post office. The United States Postal Service told residents of Sedgwick on Tuesday night that the town’s post office will continue to operate with reduced hours. The town of about 150 people …

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  • Hutchinson to pay for homestead tax credits

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson says he’ll pay Pulaski County more than $1,700 for improperly claimed homestead tax credits. Hutchinson said he isn’t bowing to Democratic pressure and wants to bring closure to the issue. He says he will pay $350 …

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  • Superior Industries to shutter

    ROGERS (AP) — A company that makes aluminum wheels for cars and other vehicles says it will shut down its manufacturing plant in Rogers, eliminating 500 jobs. Superior Industries International Inc. announced today that it expects to cease operations at the Rogers plant by the …

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  • Beef competition seeks entrants

    FORT SMITH — Entries are being sought for the 2015 Arkansas Beef Ambassador Competition, which will be held Aug. 9 at the Fort Smith Convention Center in Fort Smith. Deadline for entries is Monday. Any Arkansas youth between the ages of 9 and 20 is …

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  • Powhatan Historic State Park to host regional archives symposium

    POWHATAN — The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the Male and Female Academy at Powhatan Historic State Park. The theme is “Boom or Bust: Commerce and Development in Northeast Arkansas.” Featured presenters will be …

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  • ExxonMobil restarts pipeline

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — ExxonMobil has restarted its Pegasus pipeline more than a year after a crude oil spill in Mayflower forced it to close. Southern portions of the pipeline in Texas were restarted on July 9. The section includes a 205-mile segment between Corsicana …

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  • Attorneys say polling OK

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Attorneys say Fort Smith city officials didn’t violate the state’s Freedom of Information Act by individually polling board members. Resident Jack Swink filed a lawsuit earlier this month against City Clerk Sherri Gard and four city board members. The lawsuit accuses …

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  • Drug czar retires

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Drug Director Fran Flener is retiring after more than seven years in the post. Gov. Mike Beebe’s office announced Monday that Flener is retiring effective Thursday and Steve Varady will serve as director for the rest of the year. Varady …

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  • Woman set afire in Fox

    FOX — A relationship gone bad ended early this morning with a Stone County woman being set afire by a man who later fled in her car. “Around 1 a.m. today the Stone County 911 dispatcher got a call from a person in the Fox …

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  • Jonesboro police: Imposter cop tried to lure kids

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas police have arrested an 18-year-old man they say tried to coax children into his car by claiming to be a police officer. Landon Shawn Morris has been charged with attempted kidnapping, attempted rape and criminal impersonation. Court documents indicate city police …

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  • Cool snap brings heat relief to Oklahoma, Arkansas

    The dog days of summer are being ushered in with a whimper. A cold front headed for Oklahoma and Arkansas will bring unseasonably cool temperatures and a chance of rain through next week, weather forecasters said Monday. It’s normally the hottest time of the year, …

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