• Boy accidentally shot

    RAVENDEN (AP) — Police in northeast Arkansas say a 7-year-old boy has been wounded by another boy while target shooting. Ravenden Police Chief Tim McComas said Tuesday that the boy had minor surgery and is expected to make a full recovery. He says the victim …

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  • ORIM included in Henry award noms

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism has named its Henry Award finalists, according to a news release. The 2015 Henry Awards winners will be revealed at the 41st Annual Arkansas Governor’s Conference on Tourism to be held in Texarkana at the …

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  • Girl Scout cookie sales go digital

    JONESBORO — Girl Scouts — Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas have announced that for the first time in its history, girls from local troops will be able to sell Girl Scout cookies to customers through a new national Digital Cookie platform. The revolutionary addition …

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  • 11-year-old Arkansas girl hails cab … to Florida

    BRYANT (AP) — Arkansas police say an 11-year-old girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to meet a boy in Florida, but that authorities caught up with the runaway in Georgia after her parents reported her missing. Cellphone records show the girl hailed the …

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  • Bass Pro to acquire Ranger Boats

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Bass Pro of Missouri plans to acquire the Arkansas company that manufactures well-known bass boats. Bass Pro Group announced the deal Thursday to acquire Fish Holdings LLS, which manufactures Ranger, Stratos and Triton boats. The terms of the deal were not …

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  • 3rd person dies in explosion

    LAKE CITY (AP) — A third person has died following a Craighead County house explosion in November that seriously injured others. Ellis Eaton, 49, died this week at a Memphis hospital. Craighead County Assistant Chief Deputy Justin Rolland says a gas leak inside the home …

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  • Inmate takes his own life

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Officials in Washington County say an inmate who was awaiting trial in connection with a murder charge has committed suicide. Detention officers found 55-year-old David Browning Jr. of Fayetteville slumped beside his bed in a segregated cell at about 12:25 a.m. Thursday. …

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  • Arkansas gets $60M grant to expand pre-kindergarten

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal education officials say Arkansas has been awarded a significant grant to expand and improve the Arkansas Better Chance pre-kindergarten program. The grant is worth almost $15 million per year for four years and will improve and expand pre-kindergarten services in …

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  • ‘Scooby Doo’s Christmas’ performances announced

    POCAHONTAS — The play “Scooby Doo’s Christmas” will be presented at the Imperial Dinner Theatre, located at 1401 Highway 304 East in Pocahontas. Show dates are Dec. 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22. On weekdays and Saturdays, dinner is at 6:30 …

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  • Former Razorback arrested days after murder acquittal

    BENTONVILLE — Less than a week after being found not guilty of second-degree murder, former Batesville High School and Arkansas Razorback football player Joshua Melton has been arrested again. Bentonville police officers arrested Melton, 34, of Fayetteville on Tuesday for harassment, carrying a weapon and …

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  • Ex-inmate suing

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former Arkansas inmate has filed a federal lawsuit against investigators, prosecutors and the state’s attorney general over his wrongful conviction. Gyronne Buckley spent more than 11 years in prison over drug convictions that were later dismissed by the courts. They …

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  • Congress relaxes some school lunch standards

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line. A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday doesn’t allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michelle Obama, as House Republicans had sought. But it …

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