• Boats stolen at Lake Hamilton

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Garland County Sheriff Larry Sanders is warning boat owners to secure their vessels because of recent thefts. Sanders says property has been stolen from boats at Lake Hamilton in recent weeks. He says the items taken include batteries, electronics and anything …

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  • Lavaca alderman acquitted on child sex charges

    GREENWOOD (AP) — A former Lavaca Middle School teacher who is also a town alderman has been acquitted on felony sexual indecency and sexual assault charges. Jack Woodrow James, 52, was found not guilty Thursday by a Sebastian County jury. Several boys testified that James …

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  • Remains of missing Korean War soldier returned

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The remains of a U.S. Army soldier from Missouri who disappeared in Korea in 1950 have been identified and returned to his family in Arkansas. The remains of Cpl. Marvin Omans arrived by plane Friday in Little Rock where they were …

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  • LRR Audubon Society to meet

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will present a “Creature Feature” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Petit Jean Electric Building, located at 270 Quality Drive in Clinton. Several animals and birds from the Little Rock Zoo will be able to be viewed. A Dutch-treat …

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  • Cities mapping storm shelters

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials in at least two Arkansas cities are asking their residents to let them know if they have storm shelters, while a third says he wants to update his city’s maps of the shelters. City officials in Searcy have asked residents …

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  • Search on for missing girl

    PEA RIDGE (AP) — Investigators in Benton County have renewed interest in the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl in 2006. Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck says the agency received an anonymous letter that provided new leads in the case. Cradduck says there are new persons …

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  • ‘Credit When It’s Due’ to bolster college completion

    LITTLE ROCK — With a goal set by Gov. Mike Beebe to double the number of college graduates in Arkansas by 2025, the state has taken another step towards that goal by announcing an initiative to award more associate degrees to students who have completed …

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  • Road closing announced

    MOUNTAIN HOME — One lane of Highway 177 across Norfork Lake will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday except on federal holidays beginning June 24 and continuing for approximately 180 days to conduct maintenance on the dam’s tainter gates. Both …

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  • Man’s death ruled homicide

    FLIPPIN (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 61-year-old man in Flippin has been ruled a homicide. Flippin Police Chief Dusty Smith says Robert McCorkle’s death earlier this month was ruled a homicide by the state medical examiner’s office. Authorities hope the public will …

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  • State officials confirm avian flu in Scott Co. bird

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A chicken in Scott County is confirmed with avian influenza and state officials have quarantined poultry within a 6.2-mile radius around the infected bird’s farm. The Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission said today that the chicken tested positive for H7N7 low …

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  • Gov. Beebe seeks federal disaster declaration

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe has sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a major disaster declaration for 12 Arkansas counties that were affected by severe storms, tornadoes and floods beginning in late May. Beebe’s office said Tuesday that those 12 counties …

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  • Hearing delayed for suspended deputy

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A complaint unsealed in federal court alleges that a suspended Garland County sheriff’s deputy hired a 17-year-old runaway as a prostitute. A detention hearing had been scheduled for Neil Parliment on Tuesday, but a judge postponed the hearing at the request …

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