• Man arrested, shoots self

    JONESBORO (AP) — Authorities in Jonesboro are investigating after a handcuffed man fatally shot himself while sitting in the back of a patrol car. Chavis Chacobie Carter, 21, shot himself Saturday night. Carter, who was from Southaven, Miss., had been picked up on a felony …

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  • Weather service forecasts 110 degrees in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures as high as 110 degrees and a high danger of wildfire in Arkansas. Forecasters say humidity is expected to drop below 30 percent today across the state, making it easier for fires to start. …

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  • Parents slain; girl kidnapped, later found alive in Tenn.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police found a girl alive in Tennessee late Saturday, along with the man suspected of abducting her and killing his parents. Little Rock police spokeswoman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said officers in Memphis found 33-year-old Antonio Whitlow and 12-year-old Amber Whitlow — …

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  • Tanker overturns, catches fire

    SWIFTON  – An 18-wheeler overturned on Highway 67 between Swifton and Alicia in Jackson County shutting down the highway at about 9 this morning. According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, the tanker appeared to overcorrect causing the tanker to overturn and spill its load …

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  • Resident finds body of missing man in lake

    HOT SPRINGS — A 19-year-old athlete who went missing in Lake Catherine earlier this week has been found. The Garland County Sheriff’s Office says a local resident discovered the body of James King Thursday morning in the lake near a dock. Dive teams using sonar …

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  • Probe of stolen horses leads to missing cattle

    ASHDOWN (AP) — The investigation into the theft of five horses from Southern Arkansas University last year has led to the arrest of three people for allegedly stealing cattle. Court appearances are set for Tuesday in Ashdown for the suspects. Facing felony theft charges are …

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  • 8 people named in heroin distribution indictment

    LITTLE ROCK — Eight people are named in a nine-count federal indictment in Little Rock accusing them of distributing heroin, which resulted in the deaths of two people. The indictment was handed up on July 11 but not unsealed until Thursday. Federal prosecutors accuse the …

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  • Pitza 42 working to feed more than diners

    CONWAY (AP) — “Eat good and do good” is the motto of Pitza 42, located at 2235 Dave Ward Drive in Conway. The restaurant opened in September, and its owners, Austin and Ashton Samuelson, said they stay true to their word. The couple started Pitza …

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  • Cop killer convicted

    PARAGOULD (AP) — An Arkansas man was convicted of capital murder Thursday for killing a police officer who begged him not to shoot. After deliberating for less than an hour, a jury found Jerry Lard, 38, guilty of killing Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt during …

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  • Education zone puts focus on Common Core

    FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas has established an Education Renewal Zone office to focus on helping local schools implement Common Core educational standards. The Arkansas Department of Education awarded funding to the university’s College of Education and Health Professions to create the office. The …

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  • Drought worsens; rain possible

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — One-third of Arkansas is in an exceptional drought — the most severe classification by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Today’s new report from the Drought Monitor says 33.64 percent of Arkansas is in exceptional drought. That area includes parts of north, central …

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  • 6 accused of distributing ‘bath salts’

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Six people have been accused of distributing synthetic narcotics in Cleburne County. Christopher Hogan, Zachary Cordell and Eric Harlow made federal court appearances Tuesday, and Hogan’s wife, Angelique Hogan and son Kristian Hogan, are to appear for arraignment later this week. …

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