• 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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  • Jet maker to break ground on expansion

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Dassault Falcon Jet is to break ground on a $60 million expansion of its private jet finishing plant at Little Rock’s airport. The factory has about 2,000 employees, and expansion of the completion center ensures that 400 of those positions will …

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  • Former POW invited to Japan

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Japanese government has invited a former World War II prisoner of war from Arkansas to visit the country. Robert Lents, 93, of Mountain Home was invited as part of the Japanese/POW Friendship Program, which aims to encourage reconciliation. Lents was …

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  • 2 found dead in LR home

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead at a home in Little Rock. Police say authorities responded to a report of a fire at a duplex on 26th and Spring streets shortly before 4 a.m. Friday. Once there, emergency …

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  • Bid to end dry counties in Arkansas to hit ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has enough signatures to appear on the November ballot, state officials verified Friday. The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment needed 78,133 signatures to go before voters on Nov. 4. Secretary of State Mark …

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  • Fort Smith enacts new sign ban

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The city of Fort Smith will soon begin enforcing a ban on signs in public rights of way. The Fort Smith Boards of Directors approved the measure in early August. It will go into effect on Thursday. The measure includes exemptions …

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  • Report says juveniles institutionalized too long

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An independent, nonprofit organization in Arkansas is looking into whether youth sent to the state’s juvenile facilities are staying months or even years past their initial release dates. The Disability Rights Center of Arkansas was prompted to look into the issue …

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