• Man gets 12 years for striking joggers

    JACKSON, Mo. (AP) — An Arkansas man who admitted driving into a group of joggers in southeast Missouri has been given a 12-year prison term. Vincent Anderson, 19, of Little Rock, was sentenced Tuesday in Cape Girardeau County Circuit Court. Anderson pleaded guilty last month …

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  • 2 shot at practice for LR high school graduation

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say two people have been wounded in a shooting during graduation practice for a Little Rock high school. North Little Rock police said they were called at about 11 a.m. Tuesday to Verizon Arena, where a male and a …

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  • Former youth coach to be sentenced for sex

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A former youth baseball coach who pleaded guilty to a sex charge is due in court for sentencing. Walter Richard Roberts of Texarkana, Ark., was to be sentenced today in federal court in Texarkana. Prosecutors say Roberts was a youth baseball …

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  • Treasurer bows to calls to resign

    LITTLE ROCK  — Arkansas’ state treasurer resigned Tuesday after being accused of accepting at least $36,000 cash in exchange for steering business to an investment broker, bowing to bipartisan calls to step down or face removal from office. Democrat Martha Shoffner held the office since …

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  • Arrested treasurer says she won’t resign

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner says she doesn’t intend to resign after a criminal complaint accused her of accepting cash from a broker who managed state funds. Shoffner appeared in federal court Monday after she was arrested Saturday at her home in …

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  • Treasurer due in U.S. court

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was arrested on federal extortion charges over the weekend and is to make an appearance in federal court. Shoffner is set for a hearing before a U.S. magistrate judge in Little Rock today, though the timing of …

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  • Severe weather forecast for Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service in North Little Rock says severe weather is possible in north and western parts of the state. Forecasters say a weather system that brought devastating tornadoes to the Plains on Sunday was pushing toward northwest Arkansas on …

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  • Floating season in full swing on Buffalo

    Despite cooler than normal temperatures, the floating season is off to a strong start at Buffalo National River, according to a news release. After the drought conditions in 2012, the rise in the river level is welcome, and the number of canoes and kayaks on …

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  • Atkins celebrates 50th anniversary of fried pickle

    ATKINS (AP) — Bernell Austin wanted to create something new. It was the summer of 1963 and Austin, known more affectionately by the moniker of “Fatman,” had opened a restaurant called The Duchess three years prior across the street from the Atkins Pickle Plant. That …

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  • SAU announces student scholarships

    MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University has announced the awarding of scholarships to students for the upcoming academic year. Cara Campbell of Evening Shade, a graduate of Cave City High School, was awarded the Presidential Scholarship. This scholarship includes $5,500 per semester and has a four-year …

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  • ROTC commissions second lieutenants

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s Department of Military Science commissioned five Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) cadets as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony in the Convocation Center auditorium last Friday. One of whom was Nathaniel Cumming of San Diego, an interdisciplinary …

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  • 6-year-old girl dies after stabbing

    HARTMAN (AP) — Authorities in western Arkansas say a 6-year-old girl has died after she was stabbed last week. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says the child died Thursday at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Authorities say the attack happened May 10 at a rural home near …

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