• Johnny Cash Music Festival announced

    JONESBORO — Vince Gill, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers and Joanne Cash Yates will join show host Tommy Cash for the third annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, according to an announcement made recently by concert producer and festival …

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  • Salem man killed in crash

    SALEM — A one-vehicle crash on Old Sturkie Road in Fulton County, west of Salem, claimed the life of 28-year-old Justin L. Hutson around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. Arkansas State Police Trooper Brandon Cook said Hutson was driving his 1995 Chevrolet north on Old Sturkie Road …

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  • No arrests after man fires at bus

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Little Rock School District says a student suffered a minor injury after someone fired an air gun at a school bus. The district says a school bus was carrying students from Parkview High School on Wednesday afternoon when someone fired …

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  • Beebe: Problem with tax cuts’ effective dates

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe says tax cuts being considered by Arkansas lawmakers would need to take effect later than proposed in order for them to be funded by savings from a proposed expansion of health insurance coverage. Beebe told reporters Wednesday that …

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  • Panel looking at 37 proposed amendments

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A joint committee of the Arkansas Legislature will be looking at all 37 proposals to amend Arkansas’ constitution after the House and Senate decided to not whittle down their lists before advancing the measures. The Senate on Wednesday agreed with its …

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  • Lawmakers reject UA-ASU game

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Razorbacks and Arkansas State Red Wolves won’t be meeting up on the football field any time soon now that a panel of state lawmakers shot down a proposal that would have required the matchup. A proposal to require the …

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  • Woman sentenced to 60 years for SAU horse theft

    EL DORADO (AP) — A jury in El Dorado has convicted an Oklahoma woman in the theft of five horses and equipment from the Southern Arkansas University rodeo team stables. The jury deliberated about a half hour Wednesday before convicting Wendi Cox in the November …

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  • Senate overrides veto; House to vote

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate voted Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe’s veto of legislation that would require voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. The Republican-led Senate voted 21-12, along party lines, to override the veto. There was no …

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  • Western Ark. DTF director dies during parolee pursuit

    CLARKSVILLE (AP) — Authorities say the director of a drug task force in western Arkansas has died after collapsing while chasing a suspect on foot. The Johnson County Coroner says 65-year-old Larry Johnson died Tuesday night after a foot pursuit in Clarksville. Coroner Todd McAteer …

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  • Rescue dog aids teaching of students

    MOUNTAINBURG (AP) — A broken jaw, a dislocated shoulder and a past that most likely involved physical abuse can’t harness Nicolas. A sweet-natured, brown-eyed shih tzu, Nicolas is a rescue dog now owned by Sandy Heiss, a counselor at Mountainburg Elementary School. Each day, Nicolas …

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  • Train-truck wreck kills 1

    WALDENBURG — A Poinsett County man is dead and three others are injured after a train hit a tractor-trailer truck near Highway 49 Tuesday morning. According to Arkansas State Police, the truck driver, 25-year-old David A. Henderson of Waldenburg, was killed as he was headed …

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  • Hearing today in West Memphis public records case

    MARION (AP) — A hearing is scheduled in a legal battle over public records in the case of three Cub Scouts who were killed 20 years ago in West Memphis. Judge Victor Hill was to hold a hearing today in a lawsuit that has sought …

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