• Ockerts initiate scholarship endowment for editors of ASU’s Herald

    JONESBORO — Roy and Pat Ockert, both former editors of Arkansas State University’s school newspaper, the Herald, have initiated the Roy and Pat Ockert Herald Editor Scholarship endowment for the Herald editor’s position. Each semester the chief editor will receive a stipend to help with …

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  • Communities make pitch for new Arkansas prison

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Several Arkansas cities and counties have submitted proposals to host a proposed $100 million prison that would house maximum-security inmates in the state. Friday is the deadline for communities to submit paperwork if they want to be home to the new …

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  • Trial of former Harrison pastor is delayed

    HARRISON (AP) — The trial of a former Shiloh Baptist Church pastor in Harrison on sexual assault charges is being delayed. Deputy Boone County Prosecutor Chris Carter said the trial of 35-year-old Larry Berkley will be continued until after his trial in Tennessee on similar …

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  • Motorcyclist dies in wreck on Baxter Co. road

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Authorities say a 25-year-old Lakeview man was killed after he crashed his motorcycle in northern Arkansas. State police say the wreck happened Sunday afternoon on Arkansas 126 in Baxter County. According to a preliminary report, Bryan Bausano lost control of his …

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  • 8 charged in fatal shooting

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Texarkana police have arrested eight people who they say are connected to a fatal shooting at a gas station. Each of the suspects has been charged with a felony. All but one have been charged with multiple felonies. Police haven’t specified what …

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  • Expo Center hosts gun show

    CONWAY — A gun show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Faulkner County Fairgrounds Expo Center, located at 2505 E. Oak St. in Conway. A large selection of new and used …

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  • Police: Skull matches arson suspect’s DNA

    OGDEN (AP) — Arkansas authorities have identified a skull found by a 6-year-old girl near her home as that of an arson suspect. Arkansas State Police Special Agent John Rhone said Thursday the girl found 26-year-old Zachery Wagner’s remains. He has been missing since February. …

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  • Suspects held without bail

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The latest two suspects arrested in a fatal home invasion and shooting in Little Rock have been ordered held without bail. Timothy Pemberton and Matthew York — both of North Little Rock — said nothing when they appeared by video Thursday …

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  • Judge won’t seal documents

    VAN BUREN (AP) — A Crawford County judge has rejected a request to seal the results of a mental evaluation on a man charged with killing his father. The the judge on Wednesday turned down a defense motion to seal the report on 55-year-old Eddie …

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  • Prison director named

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Corrections has selected former Department of Correction director Larry Norris to serve as interim director when the current director retires. Director Ray Hobbs announced last week that he plans to retire effective Nov. 1. The board met Thursday …

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  • Apple, Setser and Rounds to be featured concert

    PARAGOULD — The trio Apple, Setser and Rounds along with three special guests will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Monday at the Collins Theatre, located at 120 W. Emerson St. in downtown Paragould. The concert is part of the Bluegrass Monday concert series presented …

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  • Little Rock Zoo announces penguin chick hatched

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Little Rock Zoo has announced the hatching of a fourth African penguin chick at the zoo. The zoo said Thursday that the penguin chick hatched on Sept. 11, weighing 2.3 ounces and now weighs about 6 pounds. The zoo says …

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