• Texarkana prison escapee surrenders

    TEXARKANA (AP) — An escapee from the Texarkana Regional Correctional Center in southwestern Arkansas is back in custody. Arkansas Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson says 41-year-old Daniel Malin returned to his work site Sunday morning after disappearing from the site on Saturday. Malin was …

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  • Plane crashes into river

    FORT SMTIH (AP) — Police in Fort Smith say the pilot of a small airplane escaped injury when the aircraft crashed into the Arkansas River. Police Sgt. Don Cobb says pilot Tim Hazelwood was attempting “touch and go” landings and takeoffs when the aircraft flipped …

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  • Grandfather, grandson compete together in race

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Sawyer Stone and his grandfather, Dave Reeder, have given an all new meaning to “family road trip,” having competed together in the Hemmings Motor News Great Race since 2002. The race is a timed endurance race of vintage automobiles that takes …

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  • Deadline to report crop acreage is Tuesday

    LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Department of Agriculture  Arkansas Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Linda Newkirk reminds agricultural producers that Tuesday is the deadline to file an acreage report for spring seeded crops. Planted acres must be reported to FSA by then. The Agricultural Act …

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  • Man killed in fall at grain bin

    BLACK OAK (AP) — Authorities say a Paragould man was killed after he fell into an empty grain bin near Black Oak. Police say 54-year-old Garth Johns was working with two other men to repair storm damage to the grain bin Thursday. Johns had been …

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  • Opponents say 12-week abortion ban won’t stand

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas is trying to overturn 40 years of court precedent that abortion is legal until the point a fetus can live outside the womb, opponents of a state law that would ban the procedure 12 weeks into a pregnancy argued Thursday. …

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  • Shots fired in River Market

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock police say no one was injured after shots were fired in the busy River Market district downtown. Lt. Sidney Allen says a large group of teenagers was escorted out of the River Market Amphitheater on Wednesday night during the …

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  • Yellville woman pleads guilty 

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Marion County woman has been sentenced to probation, a fine and ordered to pay restitution after pleading guilty to Medicaid fraud. Thirty-six-year-old Amanda Coker admitted in Pulaski County Circuit Court Thursday that she billed the state Medicaid program in 2011 …

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  • Golf course remains in red

    WYNNE (AP) — A state-run golf course in eastern Arkansas has lost about $1.5 million in operating costs since opening two years ago and is projected to keep losing money this year, according to a review of financial records. The Arkansas Department of Parks and …

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  • Alcohol sales measure moves closer to ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A proposal to allow alcohol sales in all Arkansas counties has moved closer toward appearing on the ballot, after election officials said petitions for the measure passed an initial signature count. The secretary of state’s office on Wednesday said more than …

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  • ASU-Beebe’s Vet Tech program receives five-year accreditation

    The Arkansas State University-Beebe Veterinary Technology program has earned the distinction of a five-year full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA), effective March 2014. “The full accreditation allows graduates to be recognized as being from …

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  • State park to host camp

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will have an adventure camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 through 17. Children age 8 through 12 will learn more about the park and nature through activities such as crafts, games and hiking. The fee is …

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