• KTHV’s Matt Turner dies in I-30 crash

    BENTON (AP) — An anchor who worked for Little Rock television station KTHV was killed in a rainy traffic crash on Interstate 30, just weeks after he left his longtime job in northwest Arkansas at KNWA-TV. Matt Turner, 32, died Saturday in Saline County when …

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  • Gillett school may close

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education is considering a request to close the Gillett Elementary School. The board meets today and will consider the proposal from the DeWitt School District, which operates the school. Superintendent Gary Wayman says the DeWitt School Board …

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  • Prescott plant to expand

    PRESCOTT (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe is to be on hand when a Firestone Building Products Co. plant in Prescott cuts the ribbon on an expansion to the factory. Today’s event will also mark the addition of 100 new jobs. The company announced in January …

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  • Colder temps expected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says much cooler weather is predicted this weekend. Forecasters say a cold front is expected to move across the state today. After highs in the 80s on Thursday, temperatures are expected to dip into 30s and 40s …

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  • Fall foliage updates available

    LITTLE ROCK — Autumn is officially here which means the red, gold, bronze, orange and burgundy of fall foliage isn’t too far away. One of the most eagerly-awaited travel times in The Natural State, this glorious season offers loads of special activities and gorgeous views …

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  • Autumn Walk Across Arkansas begins Sunday

    LITTLE ROCK — Walk Across Arkansas, an eight-week event that has inspired thousands of Arkansans to get moving, begins its fall edition Sunday. Registration is available online at survey.uaex.edu/WAA/WAAdefault.htm or by contacting a county Extension office. The campaign is coordinated by the Cooperative Extension Service …

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  • Judge suspended over fight

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has suspended a southeast Arkansas judge who agreed to the sanction for getting into a fight with his wife’s boyfriend at a Walmart in Crossett. Justices on Thursday accepted the agreement between Circuit Judge Sam Pope and …

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  • 6 dead from West Nile virus

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Health Department says a sixth person has died from West Nile virus in the state this year. The death adds to the record number of people who have died from the mosquito-borne illness in Arkansas in 2012. The previous …

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  • Wynne School Board expels 2 after investigation

    WYNNE (AP) — The Wynne School Board has expelled two junior varsity football players who were accused of placing a noose around the neck of a black student. The board met in executive session Wednesday and decided to expel the two students for the rest …

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  • Rains reduce drought severity

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Recent rain that fell across parts of Arkansas last weekend helped to slightly reduce the severity of drought in the state. The U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday just less than 9 percent of the state in exceptional drought — the …

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  • $10K offered in student’s death

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting death of an Arkansas Baptist College student who was killed near the Little Rock campus. Little Rock police Sgt. Cassandra Davis said …

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  • Jane Goodall to lecture at UofA in Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas says primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall is scheduled to speak at the college this week. Goodall’s lecture is set to begin at 7 tonight at Barnhill Arena in Fayetteville. The school says the lecture, called “Making a Difference: …

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