• Guy-Perkins superintendent arrested for theft

    CONWAY (AP) — The superintendent of the Guy-Perkins school district has been arrested on theft charges related to stolen weapons. Faulkner County sheriff’s deputies said Superintendent David Westenhover was arrested Thursday at the sheriff’s criminal investigation division where he went after an arrest warrant was …

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  • Ponca to host ‘Second Saturday’

    PONCA — Buffalo National River will host “Second Saturday” activities at the Ponca Elk Education Center, located at the north end of Boxley Valley on Highway 43 in Ponca. The event will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. The programs will also be held at …

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  • ‘Starting a Business in Arkansas’ workshop to begin Jan. 22

    JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Jonesboro Association will co-host a workshop for start-up businesses in Jonesboro, from 6-8:30 p.m. Jan. 22, at the ASU Delta Center for Economic …

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  • Authorities baffled by missing men

    TEXARKANA (AP) — The disappearance of two Hempstead County men last year remains a mystery for Sheriff James Singleton. “It’s an old-fashioned mystery and it’s bugging me. We touch on the disappearances at least once or twice a week,” Singleton said. “If we hear about …

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  • White River named nation’s second Blueway – Officials say designation will boost tourism, expand recreation, fuel local economies

    LITTLE ROCK — Officials have designated the White River in Arkansas and its watershed as a National Blueway. The river is the second in the nation to receive that distinction; the Connecticut River was the first. The 700-plus-mile White River runs through Arkansas and Missouri …

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  • Man jailed for shooting woman

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Fort Smith man has pleaded not guilty to a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a woman who was a passenger in a van. Jonathan Lewis Jackson, 23, entered the plea Wednesday in Sebastian County Circuit Court. Prosecutors …

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  • Machine gun owner pleads guilty

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Fort Smith man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to illegal possession of a machine gun. Ryan Scott Doughty, 24, pleaded guilty to the charge Monday and faces sentencing at an as yet undetermined date. An …

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  • Former doctor to stand trial in slayings

    CONWAY (AP) — Jury selection was to begin today in the capital murder trial of a former doctor charged in a decade-old double slaying in Conway. Richard Conte, 63, was charged with two counts of capital murder in 2011 in the 2002 shooting deaths of …

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  • State has 7 flu deaths

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health says reports of influenza are growing more widespread throughout the state. The department says the state has recorded seven influenza deaths this season and that reports of infections and hospitalizations are coming in from all regions …

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  • Man dies in industrial accident

    ARMOREL (AP) — Company officials say a man has been killed in an industrial accident at a plant in northeast Arkansas. Officials say the accident happened Saturday at the Precoat Metals plant near Armorel. Company representative Andrew Farrant says the victim was a technician who …

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  • White River to be a Blueway

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Federal, state and local officials are to join in announcing the designation of the White River in Arkansas as the nation’s second National Blueway. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes will join Sen. Mark Pryor, Rep. Tim Griffin, Deputy Assistant …

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  • Rainy forecast prompts drawdown of 2 lakes

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Entergy Arkansas is lowering the water levels of lakes Hamilton and Catherine in anticipation of heavy rain over the next few days. Entergy’s Ted Smethers says crews plan to lower Lake Hamilton by 6 inches and Lake Catherine by a foot. …

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