• 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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  • Clinton Presidential Center to open new temporary exhibit

    LITTLE ROCK — The William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock opened its new temporary exhibit, “Jazz: Through the Eyes of Herman Leonard,” on March 2. The exhibit will run through July 21. The exhibit features more than 40 original black and white images …

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  • McCrory man named flyway’s officer of year

    LITTLE ROCK – Thomas Kendrick, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer stationed in Woodruff County, is the Mississippi Flyway Council’s Officer of the Year. The council is an organization of waterfowl biologists and enforcement leaders from 17 states and Canadian provinces plus the …

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  • Groundwater quality presentation scheduled

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Stream Team host a public presentation at 5:30 p.m. April 9 on the challenges of restoring and protecting groundwater quality in the Ozarks, said Christy Case Keirn, the college’s director of public relations. The event will take …

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  • Crooked Creek trails dedication is Saturday

    Arkansas Outdoors YELLVILLE — Want to wet a paddle in one of the state’s best smallmouth bass streams? How about enjoying wildlife watching on trails along Crooked Creek? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will dedicate a 22-mile water trail and almost 5 miles of …

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  • Engineer released from hospital after train crash

    McRAE (AP) — Union Pacific says the engineer who was injured in a train collision in White County over the weekend has been released from the hospital. Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza says the railroad doesn’t yet know why a northbound train crashed Saturday into …

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  • July trial set for former Trumann police chief

    HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge has set a July trial date for a former Trumann police chief and a former detective facing felony drug charges. Former Trumann Police Chief Tony Rusher and former Detective Erik Willbanks pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of obtaining …

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