• Mental exam sought for mom charged in baby’s death

    DANVILLE (AP) — Defense attorneys are seeking a mental evaluation for an Arkansas woman charged with manslaughter in the death of her infant son. Brooke Floyd is charged in the July death of her 10-month-old son, Harper. The baby and his father were found dead …

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  • Man jailed after animals starved

    ROYAL (AP) — Garland County authorities have arrested a man who they say starved 27 dogs and horses. The suspect was arrested on 27 counts of aggravated animal cruelty after deputies raided his Royal home on Sunday. The sheriff’s department says a neighbor complained about …

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  • CDC confirms case of enterovirus in state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health says a virus causing severe respiratory illness among some children has been confirmed in Arkansas. The agency says one sample sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week has tested positive for enterovirus …

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  • Conway eyes alternative fuel source for city trucks

    CONWAY (AP) — Leaders in Conway are deciding whether to drill test wells in the city’s landfill to see if enough methane exists underground to use as a fuel source. The Conway City Council is set to vote tonight on whether to spend $100,000 to …

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  • Governor donates archives to ASU

    JONESBORO (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe announced Saturday he will donate his eight years of gubernatorial papers, video footage, photographs and memorabilia to his alma mater, Arkansas State University. Beebe, a 1968 graduate of Arkansas State and past chairman of its Board of Trustees, said …

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  • $993,780 OK’d for Internet study

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a $993,780 contract to assess broadband access, equipment and connectivity at every school in the state. The contract with CT&T Inc. of North Little Rock will begin immediately and the findings are due by December. …

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  • Prisons chief, health leader to retire

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The chief of Arkansas’ prison system says he’s retiring from his post this fall after four years. Arkansas Department of Correction Director Ray Hobbs announced Friday that he’s retiring effective Nov. 1. Hobbs has worked in the prison system since 1975 …

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  • Scheinman to speak to LRRAS

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ in Clinton. A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 5. Dr. Dan Scheiman will present a program titled “Birds in a Changing Climate.” Recent Audubon research has concluded that climate …

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  • Archeological society hosts lecture

    JONESBORO — The Central Mississippi Valley Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will host a special lecture, “Spanish Artifacts from the Hernando de Soto Expedition in Arkansas,” by Dr. Jeffrey M. Mitchem at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Arkansas State University Museum, Room 167, located …

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  • 1 dead, 3 hurt in crash on Paragould highway

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Arkansas State Police say one person was killed and three others injured in a two-vehicle wreck in Greene County. State police say the crash happened Sunday night on U.S. 49 in Paragould. According to a preliminary report, 28-year-old Tamara Cambron of Dennard …

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  • Cyclist killed riding in N.M.

    SANTA ROSA, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas man was killed while riding his motorcycle on a New Mexico interstate. New Mexico State Police say 56-year-old Thomas Farina, of Texarkana, was traveling westbound on Interstate 40 near Santa Rosa shortly after 6 a.m. Saturday …

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  • Body in Arkansas River said to be missing man

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Sebastian County authorities say a body found in the Arkansas River has been identified as that of a missing Barling man. Lt. Philip Pevehouse said Thursday that the Arkansas State Crime Lab identified the body as that of Jamison Boyster. A …

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