• Randolph County sheriff calls for larger jail

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Randolph County officials are examining how to address overcrowding at the jail. Sheriff Gary Tribble said the jail can house 34 male inmates and that women are sent to another county. He says the state could close the jail due to overcrowding …

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  • Greenwood animal control officer gets radio after attack

    GREENWOOD (AP) — The Greenwood City Council has decided to outfit its animal control officer with a radio after he was attacked by a pack of dogs. City leaders approved the $2,700 expenditure for the hand-held radio on Monday. Police Chief Will Dawson told council …

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  • Man causes second wreck, leaving 500 without power

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County police say a 71-year-old man who recently crashed his car into two law enforcement helicopters has knocked out power to more than 550 people in another significant wreck. The driver, identified as Otis Ivie, ran a red light on …

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  • Dogpatch figures to be on display at museum

    HARRISON — Harold Enlow’s family was in the roofing business, but he found that it was not a good fit for him. “Man, it was hot in the summer,” he said, “and cold in the winter.” “And you’re afraid of heights,” his wife Elaine reminded …

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  • Fall fishing lures anglers to Ouachita River

    Though fishing in Arkansas is available year-round, fall is a beautiful time to cast a line and enjoy the favorable temperatures and colorful fall foliage of the season. The Ouachita River has long been a lure to anglers due to the stream’s prime fishing waters. …

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  • Storms hit central Ark., knocking out power

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Nearly 10,000 homes and businesses are without electricity after severe thunderstorms hit central Arkansas overnight, downing power lines and knocking tree limbs onto roadways. Entergy Arkansas says the bulk of the outages are in Pulaski County, where 7,700 customers were without …

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  • Inmate death investigated

    MARKED TREE (AP) — Arkansas State Police are investigating the death of a 37-year-old inmate found dead in his jail cell. A Marked Tree Police Department employee found 37-year-old James Ford on Sept. 20. The employee says Ford was found hanging by a bed sheet …

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  • Storm downs trees, power lines around state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Utility crews have been working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses that lost service when severe storms raked Arkansas. Storms with winds exceeding 60 mph hit Arkansas Thursday, knocking over trees and power lines and disrupting a number …

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  • Clerk won’t reinstate Rutledge’s registration

    LITTLE ROCK — A local election official in Arkansas said Thursday he won’t reverse his decision to cancel Republican attorney general hopeful Leslie Rutledge’s voter registration over her being on voter rolls out of state, telling the GOP candidate she’ll have to re-register. An attorney …

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  • Group suing Greenwood over annexation proposal

    GREENWOOD (AP) — A homeowners group in western Arkansas is asking a court to remove an annexation proposal from the November ballot. The Shadow Lake Estates Property Owners Association is suing the city of Greenwood. The suit claims the city didn’t follow required steps related …

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  • Police chase nets 15 years

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a police chase that injured an officer. Rory Gregory, 53, took the plea deal Thursday in Baxter County court. He pleaded guilty to …

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  • Ex-DHS official pleads guilty in bribery

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services has pleaded guilty to providing official assistance in exchange for bribes from the owner of two mental health companies. Federal officials announced Thursday that 49-year-old Steven B. Jones had pleaded …

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