• Judge won’t seal documents

    VAN BUREN (AP) — A Crawford County judge has rejected a request to seal the results of a mental evaluation on a man charged with killing his father. The the judge on Wednesday turned down a defense motion to seal the report on 55-year-old Eddie …

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  • Prison director named

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Corrections has selected former Department of Correction director Larry Norris to serve as interim director when the current director retires. Director Ray Hobbs announced last week that he plans to retire effective Nov. 1. The board met Thursday …

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  • Apple, Setser and Rounds to be featured concert

    PARAGOULD — The trio Apple, Setser and Rounds along with three special guests will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the Collins Theatre, located at 120 W. Emerson St. in downtown Paragould. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented …

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  • Little Rock Zoo announces penguin chick hatched

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Little Rock Zoo has announced the hatching of a fourth African penguin chick at the zoo. The zoo said Thursday that the penguin chick hatched on Sept. 11, weighing 2.3 ounces and now weighs about 6 pounds. The zoo says …

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  • Court will expedite gay marriage case

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ highest court has agreed to move quickly on a case challenging the state’s gay marriage ban. The state Supreme Court granted a motion today by a group of same-sex couples to expedite the appeal. The court has said it’ll hold …

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  • Two injured in plane crash

    MIDWAY (AP) — Two men injured in a northern Arkansas single-engine plane crash are recovering. Thirty-six-year-old pilot Andrew Tuberville was released from the Baxter Regional Medical Center on Wednesday. Forty-eight-year-old passenger Ronnie Skaggs is listed in good condition at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. The …

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  • Disasters declared

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made disaster declarations for farmers in two Arkansas counties that suffered losses and damage due to high winds and hail that occurred on Oct. 7. Responding to requests from Gov. Mike Beebe, Vilsack …

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  • Forestry fire show set

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Forestry Commission Rural Fire Protection Fire Show will be held Saturday. Firefighters from statewide fire departments and their families are invited to gather at program headquarters in Greenbrier from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The mission of the show is …

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  • Prosecutors charge 33 in oxycodone ring

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged more than 30 people in an oxycodone drug ring in Arkansas. Monday’s announcement of the 33 people charged with conspiring to distribute oxycodone includes former Razorback and NFL running back Cedric Cobbs. Cobbs has also been charged …

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  • Trains nearly repaired after crash

    WINSLOW (AP) — An Arkansas & Missouri Railroad spokesman says two trains involved in a crash that injured more than a dozen people could soon be up and running again. Ron Sparks said the engines are in a repair shop but could be operational as …

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  • Thousands across state cast ballots

    LITTLE ROCK — Thousands of Arkansas residents took advantage of early voting Monday in a closely watched midterm election highlighted by an expensive U.S. Senate race that could determine which party controls the chamber. Nearly 22,000 voters had cast a ballot by late afternoon as …

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  • Arkansas man helping township with genealogy

    CONWAY (AP) — Thanks to the exuberance and fervor of Jack Ruple, the diminutive community of Harve Township has stepped into the waters of Facebook technology. Ruple’s enthusiasm for the project knows no bounds. He is pushing forward with the concept of alerting residents of …

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