• 11 hurt in school bus wreck

    BONO (AP) — Craighead County authorities say a Bono man faces a drunken driving charge after he hit a school bus and sent eight students to the hospital with minor injuries. The Craighead County Sheriff’s office arrested the 22-year-old man on Thursday. He faces charges …

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  • Man pleads not guilty in child porn case

    GASSVILLE (AP) — A north Arkansas man has pleaded not guilty to six counts of receiving and possessing child pornography. Mark Breitenstein, 30, of Gassville entered the pleas in federal court. He is charged with five counts of receiving visual depictions of child pornography and …

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  • AG warning residents of Medicare enrollment scams

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning Arkansas consumers who are eligible for Medicare to stay alert for possible scams during open enrollment. Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15. During that time, senior citizens 65 and older have the option to review …

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  • Meeting set for UAW retirees

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Jonesboro man gets 60 years in child sex case

    JONESBORO (AP) — A Jonesboro man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl who became pregnant. The 28-year-old man took a deal with prosecutors Monday and pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree sexual assault. He will receive …

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  • Ross, Hutchinson to square off in live debate

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson and Democratic rival Mike Ross are squaring off for their second live televised debate in the race for Arkansas’ top office. The two ex-congressmen are scheduled to face off tonight at the University of Arkansas at …

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  • Shakespeare’s ‘Shrew’ coming to ASU-Beebe

    BEEBE — The Arkansas State University-Beebe Theater Department will celebrate the 49th Annual Arkansas Shakespeare Festival with the presentation of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Owen Center Theater, located at 910 …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Randolph County sheriff calls for larger jail

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Randolph County officials are examining how to address overcrowding at the jail. Sheriff Gary Tribble said the jail can house 34 male inmates and that women are sent to another county. He says the state could close the jail due to overcrowding …

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  • Greenwood animal control officer gets radio after attack

    GREENWOOD (AP) — The Greenwood City Council has decided to outfit its animal control officer with a radio after he was attacked by a pack of dogs. City leaders approved the $2,700 expenditure for the hand-held radio on Monday. Police Chief Will Dawson told council …

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  • Man causes second wreck, leaving 500 without power

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County police say a 71-year-old man who recently crashed his car into two law enforcement helicopters has knocked out power to more than 550 people in another significant wreck. The driver, identified as Otis Ivie, ran a red light on …

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  • Dogpatch figures to be on display at museum

    HARRISON — Harold Enlow’s family was in the roofing business, but he found that it was not a good fit for him. “Man, it was hot in the summer,” he said, “and cold in the winter.” “And you’re afraid of heights,” his wife Elaine reminded …

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