• Fall fishing lures anglers to Ouachita River

    Though fishing in Arkansas is available year-round, fall is a beautiful time to cast a line and enjoy the favorable temperatures and colorful fall foliage of the season. The Ouachita River has long been a lure to anglers due to the stream’s prime fishing waters. …

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  • Storms hit central Ark., knocking out power

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Nearly 10,000 homes and businesses are without electricity after severe thunderstorms hit central Arkansas overnight, downing power lines and knocking tree limbs onto roadways. Entergy Arkansas says the bulk of the outages are in Pulaski County, where 7,700 customers were without …

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  • Inmate death investigated

    MARKED TREE (AP) — Arkansas State Police are investigating the death of a 37-year-old inmate found dead in his jail cell. A Marked Tree Police Department employee found 37-year-old James Ford on Sept. 20. The employee says Ford was found hanging by a bed sheet …

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  • Storm downs trees, power lines around state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Utility crews have been working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses that lost service when severe storms raked Arkansas. Storms with winds exceeding 60 mph hit Arkansas Thursday, knocking over trees and power lines and disrupting a number …

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  • Clerk won’t reinstate Rutledge’s registration

    LITTLE ROCK — A local election official in Arkansas said Thursday he won’t reverse his decision to cancel Republican attorney general hopeful Leslie Rutledge’s voter registration over her being on voter rolls out of state, telling the GOP candidate she’ll have to re-register. An attorney …

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  • Group suing Greenwood over annexation proposal

    GREENWOOD (AP) — A homeowners group in western Arkansas is asking a court to remove an annexation proposal from the November ballot. The Shadow Lake Estates Property Owners Association is suing the city of Greenwood. The suit claims the city didn’t follow required steps related …

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  • Police chase nets 15 years

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a police chase that injured an officer. Rory Gregory, 53, took the plea deal Thursday in Baxter County court. He pleaded guilty to …

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  • Ex-DHS official pleads guilty in bribery

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services has pleaded guilty to providing official assistance in exchange for bribes from the owner of two mental health companies. Federal officials announced Thursday that 49-year-old Steven B. Jones had pleaded …

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  • Food stolen from delivery truck

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police in Arkansas are searching for whoever stole nearly $1,000 worth of food from a Frito-Lay delivery truck. The theft was reported Monday. Police say the truck was parked inside a fenced-in Frito-Lay sales facility. They say peanuts, chips, popcorn, cheese dip …

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  • Forests to hold autumn color tour

    RUSSELLVILLE — Forest visitors are invited to quickly reserve space for the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests 53rd annual Fall Color Tour scheduled for Oct. 17 in Jasper, according to a news release. The tour begins at the Newton County courthouse where buses will take the …

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  • Police: Foreman man grew marijuana near downtown

    FOREMAN (AP) — Police have arrested a southwest Arkansas man who they say was growing at least $10,000 worth of marijuana plants near the center of Foreman. The 50-year-old man faces four drug-related charges. Foreman Marshal Alex Mathis says authorities found more than 10 plants …

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  • Wynne police to increase presence at high school

    WYNNE (AP) — Officials say more police officers will be present next week at Wynne Senior High School after 17 students were involved in a fight. Wynne police say the fight broke out last Friday during a lunch period. No one was hurt in the …

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