• Improvements coming to IndCo roads

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to roadways in Independence County, according to highway officials and County Judge Robert Griffin. The first project is to resurface 10.5 miles of Highway 69 (North Central Avenue) from the Izard County …

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  • Mother charged in baby death

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Police in Pine Bluff say an infant is dead and his mother is charged in the death. Authorities said Monday that the baby, Timothy McKnight, was found unresponsive at a home at about 8 a.m. He was pronounced dead at a …

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  • Jonesboro man drowns near Gulf Shores

    JONESBORO (AP) — An Arkansas man is among four people who drowned in dangerous rip currents off the Alabama coast this week. Officials say William H. Moore of Jonesboro died Monday when he tried swimming to a woman who was having trouble staying afloat near …

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  • John Edward coming to Little Rock

    After three decades of his work as a psychic medium, John Edward says the profound moment of a reading comes from the experience of connection — and he believes that everyone has the ability to connect. Edward, who will be appearing Robinson Center Music Hall …

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  • 5-year-old boy dies in dog attack

    JESSIEVILLE (AP) — A 5-year-old boy has been killed in a dog attack at a home in Jessieville. The Garland County Sheriff’s Department says the boy was pronounced dead at a Hot Springs hospital on Sunday. A sheriff’s department’s report doesn’t identify the boy, whose …

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  • Mom accused of tossing baby boy in trash

    ALTHEIMER (AP) — Authorities in Jefferson County have arrested a 22-year-old mother of three after her infant son was found unharmed in a garbage bin. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says Brittany Cole was arrested Sunday on suspicion of endangering the welfare of a minor. …

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  • Teen killed in house fire

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man is dead after a house fire in north Arkansas. Bull Shoals Police Chief Dan Sutterfield says Scott Stracener was killed in the fire Sunday afternoon. The police chief says first responders were told someone was trapped …

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  • ASU eyes osteopathic school

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State University officials are considering opening an osteopathic medical school in Jonesboro. ASU-Jonesboro Chancellor Tim Hudson has been authorized by ASU System President Charles Welch to work with Jonesboro officials and representatives of existing osteopathic medical schools on a study into …

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  • Baxter Co. sheriff auctions off seized property

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — A rapid patter of numbers and nonsensical phrases could be heard in the parking area on the back side of the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office recently auctioneers sold 140 pistols, rifles and shotguns, along with a Hummer H3, a Ford F150 …

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  • Welcome center gives visitors waypoints

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — The first day of summer is quickly approaching, and with it comes a boost in through-traffic for Blytheville, with many families loading up and heading out on those yearly vacations. And each year, the season provides a surge in guests at the …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould. Barbara Larken from Blue Cross will be present to answer insurance concerns.

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  • Eureka Springs vacation rentals under scrutiny

    EUREKA SPRINGS (AP) — The vacation rental business in Eureka Springs is booming — but some say that makes it harder for locals to find a place to live. Alderman James DeVito says the city risks losing its quirky identity if residents can’t find anywhere …

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