• Body in Arkansas River said to be missing man

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Sebastian County authorities say a body found in the Arkansas River has been identified as that of a missing Barling man. Lt. Philip Pevehouse said Thursday that the Arkansas State Crime Lab identified the body as that of Jamison Boyster. A …

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  • Skeleton ID’d as Ark. woman

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Louisiana authorities say a skeleton found in a Red River sandbar has been positively identified as a 42-year-old Ashdown woman who has been missing since February. The remains are those of Janice Northcross, who fell into the river near Fulton to avoid …

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  • Transportation department worker killed

    HELENA-WEST HELENA (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas highway worker was killed when he was struck by a truck trailer while changing a stop sign near Helena-West Helena. Arkansas State Police say 59-year-old John Barefield of Marvell was replacing the sign at the intersection of …

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  • Running over neighbor yields charge of negligent homicide

    MONETTE (AP) — A Monette man has been charged with misdemeanor negligent homicide after police said he accidentally ran over his neighbor. Craighead County prosecutors say 45-year-old William Sevor was charged Thursday. They say he ran over 43-year-old Sandra Platz with his truck on April …

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  • Jonesboro woman sentenced in husband’s death

    JONESBORO (AP) — A Jonesboro woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role in the 2011 shooting death of her husband. Michelle Despain pleaded guilty Aug. 8 to three counts of hindering apprehension in the death of Marc Despain. She was …

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  • Ozarka-Mountain View to present fall concert

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozarka College Foundation will host a fall concert at Ozarka College Amphitheatre in Mountain View at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 to feature musicians Brad Apple, Pam Setser, Gary Rounds, Tim Crouch, among others. “This powerhouse group of musicians will feature the …

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  • Arkansas’ 4 House members back plan on rebel aid

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — All four members of Arkansas’ U.S. House delegation have voted in support of President Barack Obama’s request to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria. The House passed the measure on a 273-156 vote on Wednesday, and the …

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  • Mississippi County eyes single county seat

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — Leaders in northeast Arkansas will consider a resolution next week on whether Mississippi County should eliminate one of its two county seats and only have one courthouse. The county now has county seats and courthouses in Blytheville and Osceola. Next week, the …

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  • Grants awarded for upgrades at Izard, other airports

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Rep. Steve Womack have announced a total of more than $4.1 million in federal grants to eight Arkansas airports. The Federal Aviation Administration grants are to be used to support upgrades and expansions …

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  • AGFC joins violator compact

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has joined the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact that tracks the suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses across state lines. As a member of the compact, Arkansas shares violator information with other member states. The …

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  • Missouri firm submits lowest bid on bridge project

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Missouri construction company has submitted the lowest bid to replace a bridge over the Arkansas River to Little Rock. The Broadway Bridge should be out of commission for no more than six months, if Arkansas highway officials accept the $98.4 …

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  • Roof collapse reroutes parade

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Pine Bluff police have rerouted an upcoming parade because of a partial roof collapse that happened earlier this summer. The Southeast Arkansas District Livestock and Rodeo Parade was rerouted after the partial collapse of the former Sahara Temple on Main Street. …

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