• Driver in logging truck wreck charged with negligent homicide

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A prosecutor says a truck driver has been charged with negligent homicide in a wreck that killed two construction workers and injured nearly 20 others in north Arkansas. Thirty-nine-year-old Jerry Hickman of Bee Branch was charged Wednesday with two counts of …

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  • Doctor charged with 3 more voyeurism counts

    PARAGOULD (AP) — A Paragould gynecologist accused of taking photographs of a nude patient faces additional charges after police said three more patients identified pictures of themselves on his cellphone, according to documents filed in a Greene County court. Greene County District Judge Dan Stidham …

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  • Woman accused of shoplifting $144 in eye shadow

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — An Arkansas woman whose mug shot shows her in heavy aqua and maroon eye shadow is accused of shoplifting $144 in makeup. Police in Fayetteville arrested 31-year-old Brandy Allen, accusing her of stuffing handfuls of eye shadow into her purse Monday. Officers …

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  • UA enrollment tops 26K

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Preliminary enrollment figures for the University of Arkansas show that the school has a record 26,301 students for the fall semester. The school says the total is nearly a 4 percent increase from the fall 2013 enrollment — a rate of growth …

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  • Student recovering from fraternity accident

    JONESBORO (AP) — An 18-year-old Arkansas State University student is recovering after she was impaled in the neck with a golf club during a freak accident at a fraternity house. Natalie Jo Eaton was upgraded from critical to serious condition Wednesday. She has been at …

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  • Ex-employee ordered to pay $600K

    TEXARKANA (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a former food mart employee to pay nearly $600,000 to a commercial trucking company for phony fuel purchases. Sadiq Sadruddin Lakhani was sentenced Wednesday in Texarkana. He was also ordered to serve six months in federal prison …

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  • Police: Man kills teenager, self

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police say a man has killed a teenager he dated before fleeing her home and killing himself. Lt. Stephen McDaniel says 17-year-old Diamond Ebron was found dead Tuesday from “apparent gunshot wounds.” Witnesses told police 26-year-old Kenneth Thomas shot Ebron with …

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  • Jonesboro to use grant for police body cameras

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Jonesboro City Council has approved buying tasers and body cameras for some of its police officers. The purchase with a $12,000 grant was approved Tuesday night. The funding for the equipment is from the Department of Justice. Mayor Harold Perrin says …

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  • 10th anniversary events planned for Clinton library

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A series of events is planned in Little Rock this November to mark the 10th anniversary of the Clinton Presidential Center and to recognize the major economic boost the former president’s library has brought to the city. The Clinton Foundation plans …

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  • City to stream meetings online

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Members of Fort Smith’s board of directors want to broadcast their meetings on the Internet, perhaps as early as this month. The board televises its meetings on a local cable television channel. The board intends to live-stream meetings through the city’s …

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  • $35M in crops lost to flooding

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new report says flooding that began in late June will lead to millions of dollars lost in crop value for Arkansas farmers. Farmers in 10 Arkansas counties are expected to lose more than $35 million in crop value. The University …

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  • Revenue slightly up in August

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas finance officials say the state’s revenue in August was higher than the same month last year and ahead of their expectations. The Department of Finance and Administration said today the state’s net available revenue in August totaled $398.3 million. That’s …

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