• LRPD to give 150 turkeys

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of the Little Rock Police Department will be handing out turkeys next week to needy residents to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The Nov. 25 event is planned by the department, Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Police Officers Association. …

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  • Report: State ranks high for child homelessness

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A report says Arkansas ranks as one of the worst states overall in child homelessness. The study, called “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” was released Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness. Arkansas placed 47th in the overall ranking that takes into …

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  • Traffic laws to be enforced

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas State Police will join with other state and local law enforcement agencies in a traffic enforcement campaign along Interstate 40 during the Thanksgiving holiday. Troopers will be a part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign that targets seat belt …

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  • Mid-South Community College considers merger

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — The Board of Trustees at Mid-South Community College in West Memphis has agreed to discuss a possible merger with the Arkansas State University System. Board Chair Mary Meux Toney said a merger could help the college do more for the city, …

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  • Machete attack trial to begin

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The murder trial of a man charged with killing two men in Fort Smith is to begin in Sebastian County Circuit Court. The capital murder trial of 21-year-old Gregory Aaron Kinsey was to begin today after a jury was selected last …

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  • Worker injured in cotton gin accident

    BAY (AP) — Authorities in northeast Arkansas say a worker has been hospitalized after getting his arm stuck in a cotton gin. Bay Police Chief Paul Keith says the 68-year-old man was flown to a Memphis hospital after the Saturday night accident. Keith said firefighters …

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  • Woman killed when home in Keiser explodes

    KEISER (AP) — Mississippi County authorities say a woman was killed and her son injured when their home in Keiser exploded. Investigators told reporters that the woman who was killed was in her late 80s or early 90s and that her 62-year-old son was flown …

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  • Clinton joins volunteers at food bank

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton joined volunteers at a local food bank on Sunday to pack up and distribute boxes of sweet potatoes to those in need. The community service event was part of the 10th anniversary of the opening of Clinton’s …

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  • Record yields possible for 3 Arkansas crops

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Record yields are possible for the soybean, corn and cotton crops in Arkansas, the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Arkansas said, citing a recent forecast from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. The NASS estimate is for a state average …

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  • Health care enrollment to open Sat.

    Tens of thousands of Arkansans are expected to take part in the open enrollment period under the federal Affordable Care Act that begins this weekend. Open enrollment begins Saturday and lasts until Feb. 15. Residents can enroll in the health marketplace, renew or change their …

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  • Mountain lion killed in Arkansas, first since 1975

    HERMITAGE (AP) — Game officials say a hunter has killed a mountain lion in Arkansas for the first time since 1975. The Game and Fish Commission said Thursday that 62-year-old Douglas Ramer of Bastrop, Louisiana, was deer hunting east of Hermitage in Bradley County when …

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  • LR Police to release new transgender policy

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Little Rock Police Department says it will release a new policy governing how officers should treat members of the city’s transgender community they make contact with. The department will release the new policy Wednesday at the Transgender Day of Remembrance …

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