• Arrest made after shooter claims gun’s discharge was accident

    NORFORK (AP) — Baxter County authorities say a man is in custody for the slaying of a 65-year-old man killed last month in Norfork. Sheriff John Montgomery said Thursday that 47-year-old Johnnie Carl Baker of Salesville shot Dennis Franklin Chapman in the face with a …

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  • Conviction made in toddler’s death

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — The great-grandparents of a 2-year-old boy who died in a hot car in August at a Springdale Walmart have been convicted of misdemeanor negligent homicide and are to serve a year in jail. The sentence issued Thursday is the maximum allowed for …

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  • 2 teens arrested in death of Blytheville student

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — Authorities in Blytheville say a teenager is dead after he was shot while walking home from school. Blytheville Police Chief Ross Thompson says 18-year-old Miguel Estrada was shot while walking home on Holly Street at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Thompson says Estrada …

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  • Man charged in double murder due in court

    HARRISBURG (AP) — A 28-year-old man accused of killing two people who were found dead in a mobile home in northeast Arkansas is due in court today for a pre-trial hearing. John Anthony Arnoult of Jonesboro has pleaded not guilty to two counts of capital …

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  • UofA to host gingerbread competition

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas is offering students a sweet study break: a gingerbread competition. The Honors College will provide students with graham crackers, icing, candy canes and other goodies to fuel their creativity during the event on Friday. The school says about …

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  • Baxter Co. man, 20, found dead

    MIDWAY (AP) — Authorities in Baxter County are investigating after a 20-year-old man was found dead at a home near Midway. Sheriff John Montgomery says authorities received a call at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday about a death at a home off Arkansas Highway 178 northwest …

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  • Pearl Harbor commemoration set

    LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin invites the public to join him in honoring survivors of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, according to a news release. “Each year we remember the attack that brought America into World War II by honoring the …

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  • 2 arrested in Jackson Co. following stabbing

    NEWPORT — Two White County residents are being held on felony charges at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office following two separate incidents that resulted in a Jackson County man being stabbed and property damaged. Officers first responded to the home of Melvin Allgood, 40, of …

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  • Ark. sees slight increase in revenues

    LITTLE ROCK — The state finance department said Tuesday that Arkansas’ revenues in November were slightly ahead of last year’s figures and its expectations, numbers that the state’s fiscal chief said show Arkansas can’t afford more tax cuts next year. The Department of Finance and …

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  • Baxter Co. sheriff proposes cuts

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Baxter County sheriff says he’ll ground the department’s helicopter and decrease the number of available beds in the jail to help address a budget shortfall for 2013. Sheriff John Montgomery told the Baxter County Quorum Court on Tuesday that the …

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  • Man killed in wreck

    DIAZ — A Newport man was killed and a female passenger was injured in a one-vehicle crash near Diaz Tuesday night. According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Christopher Dunn, 34, of 1103 McClain St., Newport, was killed when his vehicle, traveling …

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  • Father-in-law pleads guilty in murder case

    JONESBORO (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree murder in an alleged murder-for-hire conspiracy that left his son-in-law dead. Carl Kelley, 59, is due back in court on Jan. 4, when prosecutors say they will recommend that he be sentenced to 35 years …

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