• Ex-officer draws prison term

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former Little Rock police officer has been sentenced to eight years and eight months in prison. Mark Anthony Jones was arrested in 2012. He pleaded guilty this year to one count of attempting to aid and abet …

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  • Veterans home cited for 3rd time

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Investigators have cited the state-run veterans home in Fayetteville for its third violation this year, alleging a worker didn’t care for a patient’s wound properly. The state Office of Long Term Care said that, when the wound’s dressing was changed twice daily, …

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  • FS gets $1M grant for trail

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The Walton Family Foundation has awarded $1 million to Fort Smith to build a walking trail along the Arkansas River. City officials say the grant will be used to build a 2-mile section of the River West Trail from River Park …

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  • Love of music turns man’s life around

    DEWITT (AP) — “With the gift of forgiveness, I’m happy with who I have become” This is just one of the many lyrics written by Derek Clark about his life. Clark has a hellish story about his early years. His own father tried to kill …

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  • Big rain, flash floods predicted

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A flash flood watch is in place for much of Arkansas as forecasters predict a deluge of rain in the next two days. The National Weather Service says up to 5 inches of rain is possible through Thursday in parts of …

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  • Campora honored for heroism

    LITTLE ROCK — During last week’s regular meeting of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, the late Wildlife Officer First Class Joel Campora was honored for his heroism during a swift-water rescue attempt earlier this summer. Campora died May 31 during the rescue attempt in …

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  • Democrats ask for ethics probe of Rep. Tom Cotton

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Democratic Party asked an outside congressional office to investigate whether U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton illegally solicited contributions for his Senate bid during a radio interview at the U.S. Capitol last month. The state party sent a complaint to the …

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  • Illinois Bayou Park Wildlife Observation Trail to open

    RUSSELLVILLE – The city of Russellville has announced the grand opening of the Illinois Bayou Park Wildlife Observation Trail to be held Thursday at 10 a.m. The paved, level 2-mile, out-and-back trail runs along the north side of Lake Dardanelle, according to the Arkansas Game …

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  • Cemetery named to register

    LITTLE ROCK — The Walnut Grove Cemetery is among seven Arkansas properties that have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant properties, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain has announced. The Walnut Grove Cemetery at …

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  • Paragould after-school program adds newspaper staff

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Paragould School District students are offered the chance to participate in journalism-related programs and classes ranging from second-graders to the senior high level. Starting this year, Woodrow Wilson Elementary has added a new option to their after-school program, newspaper staff. Having the …

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  • Ex-teacher jailed for sex assault

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An ex-teacher at an all-girls school who had been sentenced to four months in jail for having a sexual relationship with a student was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after admitting she ignored a judge’s order to not contact …

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  • AEDC to offer 5 workshops on grant application process

    LITTLE ROCK — Statewide workshops have been scheduled to inform Arkansas’s community and economic development leaders on procedures for applying for grants offered by five different agencies and organizations. Participating agencies include the Grants Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) as well as …

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