• Arrests made in connection with burned body in car

    CLARKSVILLE (AP) — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been arrested in connection with the discovery of a body in a burned car at Cabin Creek Park. The office said in a news release Wednesday that a man wanted in the case …

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  • 1 of 2 men accused in child sex assault is sentenced

    FORT SMITH (AP) — One of two men who authorities say sexually assaulted a young girl has been sentenced to five years of probation. Leon Russell, 54, of Van Buren pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault in exchanged for the suspended sentence. He must also …

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  • NTSB releases report on train collision

    BRENTWOOD (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a train collision in northwest Arkansas that left dozens of people with minor injuries. The collision happened Oct. 16 when an Arkansas & Missouri Railroad locomotive struck a passenger excursion train …

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  • Audit says Marshall mayor’s account illegal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A northern Arkansas mayor created an illegal account related to the city’s water and sewer department, an audit found. The Division of Legislative Audit recently released its report on Marshall’s financial management and found that Mayor Jim Smithson violated state law …

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  • Anti-Obama mood sinks Pryor, Dems

    LITTLE ROCK — As the last Democrat standing in Arkansas’ congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor seemed determined not to repeat the mistakes that others in his party had made. He ran his first campaign ad months before he had an announced opponent and tried …

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  • Hutchinson is next governor

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Asa Hutchinson has been elected Arkansas governor, defeating Democrat and fellow ex-congressman Mike Ross. The 63-year-old Hutchinson was elected to a four-year term Tuesday in a race national Republicans had identified as their best opportunity to flip a governor’s office. …

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  • Crawford re-elected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican congressman Rick Crawford has been elected to his third term representing eastern Arkansas in the U.S. House. Crawford defeated Democrat Jackie McPherson and Libertarian Brian Willhite in Tuesday’s election. The 1st Congressional District includes most of the Mississippi River Delta …

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  • Alcohol rejected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters have turned down a proposed constitutional amendment that would have legalized alcohol sales in all 75 counties. Backers of the proposal had argued that Arkansas’ current patchwork of wet and dry counties is archaic and that legalizing alcohol sales …

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  • Voters hike minimum wage

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters have approved a ballot measure that will gradually increase the state’s minimum wage to $8.50 by 2017. The proposal on Tuesday’s ballot had enjoyed widespread support from Democrats and some Republican candidates, too. Democrats had pushed the wage increase, …

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  • Adding issues to be tougher

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters have made it tougher for petition-gatherers to place issues on the ballot. Under current guidelines, backers of ballot issues must give the state a certain number of signatures by a deadline. If they do, they are given an extra …

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  • Term limits revised

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters say state lawmakers can stay in office longer in return for tougher ethics rules. Voters Tuesday revised term limits put in place in 1993. Legislators now can stay in office up to 16 years, as either a House member …

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  • State under GOP control

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republicans have locked up control of the Arkansas Legislature for 2015. The GOP on Tuesday won at least 62 seats in the 100-member House, while Democrats took at least 34. Results are pending on four races. In the 35-member Senate, Republicans …

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