• Baxter Co. sheriff proposes cuts

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Baxter County sheriff says he’ll ground the department’s helicopter and decrease the number of available beds in the jail to help address a budget shortfall for 2013. Sheriff John Montgomery told the Baxter County Quorum Court on Tuesday that the …

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  • Man killed in wreck

    DIAZ — A Newport man was killed and a female passenger was injured in a one-vehicle crash near Diaz Tuesday night. According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Christopher Dunn, 34, of 1103 McClain St., Newport, was killed when his vehicle, traveling …

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  • Father-in-law pleads guilty in murder case

    JONESBORO (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder in an alleged murder-for-hire conspiracy that left his son-in-law dead. Carl Kelley, 59, is due back in court on Jan. 4, when prosecutors say they will recommend that he be sentenced to 35 years …

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  • Pilots for Christ provide various public services

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Arkansas Pilots for Christ, based in Paragould, is available to help primarily medical patients in need of transportation get to areas within 300 miles of Paragould’s general aviation airport, according to Pilots for Christ President Lance Winn. “Our basic ministry is providing …

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  • Great Passion Play closing

    EUREKA SPRINGS (AP) — A large Passion play in northwest Arkansas is closing because of financial troubles. The Great Passion Play’s executive director, Sam Ray, said Monday that he has started selling animals, hay and feed. Ray says there’s not enough money left to operate …

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  • Tot OK after fall

    CONWAY (AP) — Authorities say a toddler suffered only minor injuries after falling from a second-story window at a home in Conway. Conway police were called to a home Tuesday morning after a caller reported that the 1-year-old girl fell through a screen when leaning …

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  • Suspect on run arrested

    Mandy Engles HARRISON — A former Izard County man, suspected in a Saturday night robbery and shooting near Bellefonte, was taken into custody Monday afternoon without incident, according to Boone County Sheriff Danny Hickman. Phillip Engles, 27, was arrested in Newton County near an area …

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  • Center joins emergency stroke care program

    LITTLE ROCK — Stone County Medical Center has partnered with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to provide life-saving emergency care for stroke patients in the region, according to a news release. SCMC is a 25-bed critical access hospital serving Mountain View and surrounding …

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  • Pryor to host Twitter town hall

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas is hosting his first-ever Twitter town hall this week to talk about the fiscal cliff. Pryor’s office said the Democratic lawmaker will host the town hall on Thursday and invited Arkansans to tweet him questions using …

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  • Davis appointed to board

    LITTLE ROCK — Bobby Davis of Batesville has been reappointed to the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board. Gov. Mike Beebe announced Davis’ and several other appointments Monday afternoon.Davis’ appointment expires Oct. 14, 2015.  

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  • Eureka Springs on HGTV

    Arkansas’ Castle Rogue’s Manor episode scheduled for Dec. 27   BEAVER — Castle Rogue’s Manor, located in Beaver near Eureka Springs, was featured in the Nov. 23 broadcast of Home and Garden Television’s “Home Strange Home” program. The episode will be rebroadcast at noon Dec. …

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  • BRTC holds law enforcement training graduation for 43

    POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College’s Law Enforcement Training Academy held a graduation ceremony Nov. 16 for 43 officers completing the Basic Police Training Course. Chief Danny Bradley with the North Little Rock Police Department served as guest speaker during the ceremony, which was held …

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