• Pryor to host Twitter town hall

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas is hosting his first-ever Twitter town hall this week to talk about the fiscal cliff. Pryor’s office said the Democratic lawmaker will host the town hall on Thursday and invited Arkansans to tweet him questions using …

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  • Davis appointed to board

    LITTLE ROCK — Bobby Davis of Batesville has been reappointed to the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board. Gov. Mike Beebe announced Davis’ and several other appointments Monday afternoon.Davis’ appointment expires Oct. 14, 2015.  

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  • Eureka Springs on HGTV

    Arkansas’ Castle Rogue’s Manor episode scheduled for Dec. 27   BEAVER — Castle Rogue’s Manor, located in Beaver near Eureka Springs, was featured in the Nov. 23 broadcast of Home and Garden Television’s “Home Strange Home” program. The episode will be rebroadcast at noon Dec. …

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  • BRTC holds law enforcement training graduation for 43

    POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College’s Law Enforcement Training Academy held a graduation ceremony Nov. 16 for 43 officers completing the Basic Police Training Course. Chief Danny Bradley with the North Little Rock Police Department served as guest speaker during the ceremony, which was held …

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  • Pedestrian killed while crossing hwy.

    SMACKOVER (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a Smackover woman is dead after she was hit while walking across a highway in Union County. State police say the deadly collision happened Monday night on Arkansas 7. A preliminary report says 51-year-old Melinda K. Taylor was …

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  • Search under way for former Izard Co. man

    HARRISON — A shooting in northern Arkansas left one man injured while a manhunt got under way for another over the weekend. Boone County Sheriff Danny Hickman said that around 5:30 p.m. Saturday 27-year-old Phillip Ray Engles robbed the 65 Treasures store south of Bellefonte …

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  • Settlement reached over $1M lotto ticket

    SEARCY (AP) — A lawsuit over who owns a $1 million scratch-off Arkansas lottery ticket that a woman pulled from a convenience store trash can was settled out of court, a defense attorney said Friday. Jury selection was set to begin Friday in White County …

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  • Worker pinned by cow, dies

    HOPE (AP) — Authorities in southwest Arkansas say a Hope man was killed in an accident at the Hope Livestock Auction. Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton told reporters that 40-year-old Tracey Tyrone Harris died Thursday following the accident at the Hope Livestock Auction sales barn. …

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  • Vultures vex Corps

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — Bull Shoals Dam has some unwelcome visitors this fall. Officials say more than 1,000 vultures have made themselves at home atop the dam on Bull Shoals Lake in north Arkansas. Officials plan to fire a propane-powered cannon to scare off the …

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  • Oil Trough woman fights child abuse with program

    JONESBORO (AP) — At times it seems like mission impossible, but Loraine Brady refuses to give up her quest to shed light on child abuse — a problem that all too often gets swept under the carpet. “No one hears, no one sees, no one …

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  • Booneville police praise use of Facebook

    BOONEVILLE. (AP) — The Booneville Police Department’s initiative of broadcasting through Facebook the names of people who have warrants has proven successful, according to Lt. Steve Reid. “It’s basically a way to get the information out that we have these warrants,” Reid said. “A lot …

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  • Rep. Womack joins online sales tax call

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Congressman Steve Womack is backing a law that would allow states to levy sales tax on online and catalog purchases. A Dec. 5 event is planned in Washington to rally support for the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act, which is backed …

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