• Jonesboro police chief resigns

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro’s police chief has resigned three days after being suspended without pay because of derogatory statements he made on Facebook about a reporter. Michael Yates submitted a resignation letter to Mayor Harold Perrin on Monday, saying he carefully considered his position and …

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  • Officials ID body found in river

    JONESBORO (AP) — Officials in northeastern Arkansas have identified a body found during the weekend in the Current River. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the body is that of 27-year-old Robin Due of Maynard. Due’s body was found Sunday afternoon by Arkansas …

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  • Inmate escapes during transport

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say a Pulaski County jail inmate escaped while being taken to the county courthouse. Sheriff’s Lt. Carl Minden says 30-year-old inmate Anael Castro-Hernandez escaped about 8 a.m. in downtown Little Rock. Minden told reporters that Castro-Hernandez escaped while being escorted …

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  • Baxter County officials warn of dangerous animal

    BUFORD (AP) — The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office says a canine/wolf hybrid mix has escaped its pen this afternoon in the Buford area. Sheriff John Montgomery says the animal’s owner notified authorities Monday that the animal was not in its pen when she arrived home. …

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  • Beset by money woes, Crittenden hospital to close

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — The Crittenden Regional Hospital in West Memphis stopped admitting patients Monday and will shut down permanently on Sept. 7, despite the recent passage of a sales tax increase intended to help the financially struggling facility. The hospital announced the closure in …

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  • Salvation Army offers Little Rock cooling center

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock’s Salvation Army opened its cooling center for the first time this summer to provide the city’s homeless population with an outlet to escape extreme heat. The center opened Monday following a weekend heat advisory by the National Weather Service. …

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  • Teens found with stolen car, gun

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State University police say they found six teenagers with a stolen vehicle and gun in a campus parking garage. Police say the teens were stopped in a stolen Kia Optima on Saturday. The officer says a bullet, a spent casing, knives …

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  • Jonesboro police chief gets 30-day suspension

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro Police Chief Michael Yates was suspended Friday for 30 days without pay for derogatory comments he made on Facebook about The Jonesboro Sun and a former reporter who covered his agency. In announcing the suspension, Mayor Harold Perrin said Yates would …

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  • Two-headed turtle born

    AMAGON (AP) — A two-headed snapping turtle has been born in northeast Arkansas. The baby turtle was discovered last week at the NEA Turtle Farm in Amagon. An employee says the uncommon snapper was discovered among a group of 30,000 that will be shipped to …

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  • Scrutiny ongoing at Arkansas lockup for juveniles

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials with the Arkansas Division of Youth Services and a nonprofit disability rights group say they will work together to investigate allegations that staff members at the state’s largest juvenile lockup rewarded youths with candy bars for punching, slapping or bothering …

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  • State parks host Legacy Week

    Davidsonville Historic State Park POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will celebrate its Legacy Week Wednesday through Sept. 1 in commemoration of its having been a state park for more than 50 years. Activities will include town site tours and park-related programs. Homemade ice cream …

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  • Inmate wins suit against guards

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas inmate won his lawsuit against two of four state Department of Correction officers whom he accused of deliberately provoking him into attacking one of them so that they could beat him. Keith Moore, 26, is serving a 20-year sentence …

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