• Court date set for man charged in cyclist’s death

    AUGUSTA (AP) — A 21-year-old man accused of driving into and injuring a group of bicyclists traveling through Arkansas on a cross-country trip has been released on his own recognizance. Prosecutors filed paperwork last week charging Teagan Ross Martin of Newport with negligent homicide after …

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  • Arvest intends offer for Metropolitan Bank

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A second bank says it will make an offer for Metropolitan Bank when it goes on the auction block next Monday. Arvest Bank said in a legal notice published Thursday that it intends to bid on Metropolitan, which has about $1 …

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  • 1 killed in shooting at nightclub

    STUTTGART (AP) — Stuttgart police say they have had trouble obtaining information from people who may have witnessed holiday weekend violence that left one person dead and five others injured. The violence erupted early Sunday at Casey’s Warehouse, where police say Albert Goodloe, 32, died …

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  • Burned body found in SUV

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Authorities in Miller County are trying to identify a person whose body was found in a burning sport-utility vehicle. Arkansas State Police said Thursday that they were called at 4:30 a.m. about the car burning in a dry creek bed on U.S. …

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  • Expedited screening coming to Clinton National Airport

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration plans to install an expedited passenger screening program at Clinton National Airport in Little Rock by the end of the year. Frequent travelers selected by American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines and US Airways are eligible …

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  • Hendrix to host visiting artist Dustyn Bork

    CONWAY — The Hendrix College Department of Art will host “The plan keeps coming up again,” a solo painting and printmaking exhibition by visiting artist Dustyn Bork. Bork, an assistant professor of art at Lyon College, earned his master’s degree in printmaking from Indiana University …

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  • Distinctive live music venue: Frontporch Stage in Mt. Ida sets melodic scene

    MOUNT IDA — Mount Ida is home to a memorable and melodic scene at the Frontporch Stage. This outdoor, family-friendly live music venue hosts free performances of bluegrass, gospel, country and more every Saturday night May through October. The aim is to feature bands that …

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  • New pest in Arkansas attacks Bermuda grass

    LITTLE ROCK — Scientists have confirmed the presence of a new insect pest in Arkansas, one that feeds on Bermuda grass, but isn’t expected to be too problematic for ranchers or hay producers. Entomologists from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture confirmed a …

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  • Baby’s skull fractured

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police in Jonesboro say a man faces a felony battery charge after a 4-month-old baby was treated for a fractured skull. Authorities say 28-year-old Paul Martin Suchey of Jonesboro was arrested Monday night after a detective was summoned to St. Bernards Medical …

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  • Man found shot dead in LR park

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities in Little Rock are investigating the shooting death of a man whose body was found in a park. The body was discovered by joggers about 7 a.m. Tuesday in a ditch in Little Rock’s MacArthur Park. The man appeared to …

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  • Study to look at osteopathic medical school at ASU

    JONESBORO (AP) — A healthcare consulting firm will conduct a feasibility study of an osteopathic medical school at Arkansas State University. The school says Tripp Umbach has been selected to conduct the study. It will begin in September examining the practicality and financial impact of …

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  • Japanese American confinement sites grant program allowed $3M

    The National Park Service is now accepting applications for grants to preserve and interpret the U.S. confinement sites and other locations where more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II. This year’s deadline for applications is Nov. 1. “With these grants, the …

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