• Scrutiny ongoing at Arkansas lockup for juveniles

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials with the Arkansas Division of Youth Services and a nonprofit disability rights group say they will work together to investigate allegations that staff members at the state’s largest juvenile lockup rewarded youths with candy bars for punching, slapping or bothering …

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  • State parks host Legacy Week

    Davidsonville Historic State Park POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will celebrate its Legacy Week Wednesday through Sept. 1 in commemoration of its having been a state park for more than 50 years. Activities will include town site tours and park-related programs. Homemade ice cream …

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  • Inmate wins suit against guards

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas inmate won his lawsuit against two of four state Department of Correction officers whom he accused of deliberately provoking him into attacking one of them so that they could beat him. Keith Moore, 26, is serving a 20-year sentence …

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  • AG rejects marijuana plan over proposed wording

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the proposed wording for a prospective ballot item that would let voters decide whether to legalize marijuana in the state. McDaniel’s office on Thursday said the name and ballot title on the proposal sponsored …

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  • Felon recommended for pardon by Arkansas Parole Board

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board has recommended a man convicted in Independence County for a pardon, according to a news release. Jeremy W. Matthews was convicted of breaking or entering and theft of property, and again breaking or entering and theft of property, …

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  • Fort Smith to begin adding fluoride to water

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith officials have announced the city will use a $1.8 million grant to add fluoride to its water system. City officials authorized the execution of a fluoride grant agreement between Fort Smith and the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation. The …

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  • ASU delays opening of planned campus in Mexico

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State University is delaying the target opening date of its new campus in Mexico until 2016. The campus in Queretaro was initially scheduled to open in fall 2015, but university officials say they will push that back by one year. Arkansas …

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  • Ross, Hutchinson speaking to counties group

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross and Republican rival Asa Hutchinson are appearing before a group of county officials from around Arkansas. The two candidates were scheduled to appear this morning at a forum before the Association of Arkansas Counties. The two …

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  • Fort Chaffee panel shown plans for med school

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Chaffee officials got a sneak peek at preliminary designs for a planned medical college to be built in their city. The proposed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine will be built on 200 acres of land located in Chaffee Crossing, which …

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  • Woman found mentally fit for trial in slaying

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Doctors say a Mountain Home woman accused in the death of a 24-year-old man is mentally fit to proceed to trial. Christina Scroggin has been charged in the April death of Raul Turrieta of Mountain Home, after authorities discovered the victim’s …

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  • Sun says JPD chief bullied reporter

    JONESBORO (AP) — The publisher of the Jonesboro Sun newspaper wants the city police chief to quit, saying the chief bullied a reporter into quitting by making a series of derogatory statements about her on Facebook. In a story published Wednesday, Sun Publisher David Mosesso …

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  • Cyclist killed in collision

    SUCCESS (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a Missouri man is dead after crashing his bicycle into an oncoming vehicle in northeastern Arkansas. State police say the crash happened Wednesday at Arkansas 328 and U.S. 67 in Clay County. According to a preliminary report, 72-year-old …

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