• Fisherman finds body in St. Francis River

    LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a fisherman who was running trout lines discovered a body Sunday night in the St. Francis River. Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd says the fisherman called authorities at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday after finding the body. Deputies and police …

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  • Boy dies in accidental shooting

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Police in Texarkana say a 14-year-old boy was killed over the weekend in an apparent accidental shooting. Police say the shooting was reported Saturday afternoon at a home on Park Place Street in Texarkana. Once there, officers discovered the teen suffering …

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  • Car wraps around tree, killing 3

    SCOTT (AP) — Three people died when a sport-utility vehicle veered off a two-lane road near Scott and collided with a tree. State police identified the dead as the driver, 35-year-old James Freeman, his 16-year-old daughter Hannah Freeman and 35-year-old Elizabeth Noe. Six-year-old Trinity Craig …

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  • Barge explosion claims one

    GARFIELD (AP) — A Missouri woman has been killed in an explosion on a barge on Beaver Lake. The Benton County coroner says 23-year-old Kayla Woolsey of Hollister, Mo., died Friday after being thrown from the barge she was standing on in the Lost Bridge …

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  • Arkansas leads nation in teenage birth rate

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Despite a 16-percent decrease since 2007, Arkansas still leads the country in the number of babies born to teenage mothers, according to a new report. A National Center for Health Statistics report found that teens in Arkansas gave birth at a …

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  • 40 Days of Blanchard slated

    FIFTY SIX — Blanchard Springs Caverns will celebrate 40 Days of Blanchard May 29 through July 7 with the following special activities: June 1, Blanchard 5K run/walk; June 2-8, natural resources week; June 9-15, border states week; June 15, A Remarkable Journey program and Blanchard …

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  • Underground Railroad Conference planned

    Little Rock — The annual National Underground Railroad Conference will take place in Little Rock June 19-22, bringing together scholars, archivists, community researchers and enthusiasts from across the nation. The four-day conference will include renowned speakers, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, and tours of state …

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  • FS graduate takes on Abercrombie & Fitch

    FORT SMITH (AP) — When Southside High School graduate and former Fort Smith resident Greg Karber saw and heard what he calls “a social ill,” he was appalled. So he grabbed his cell phone, hopped into his car and dove into film-making action. Last week, …

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  • Springdale leads growth in latest Census estimates

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than half of Arkansas’ cities and towns saw population declines over the past 10 years, even though the state’s overall population grew by 9 percent, according to new U.S. Census estimates. There’s a trend of strong population growth in metropolitan …

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  • Charged ex-developer questioned about compliance

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former Fayetteville developer facing federal fraud charges is being questioned about his compliance with the conditions of his home detention. A filing in U.S. District Court in Fayetteville said Brandon Barber spent money at restaurants, a wine bar and traveled …

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  • Man jailed in baby death

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Sebastian County prosecutors have charged a man with first-degree murder after his 2-month-old son died. Matthew Schutz was also faces a first-degree domestic battery charge and was being held at the Sebastian County jail without bond. No attorney is listed for …

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  • Stabbing of Strawberry man ruled justifiable homicide

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — A prosecutor says a man’s stabbing death in December in Baxter County was the result of justifiable homicide. The incident at 1251 Highway 178 West in Midway occurred on Dec. 5, when 20-year-old Roy Lee Hogans of Strawberry died of multiple …

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