• Another WM3 suit filed – Mother wants to see sealed evidence

    MARION –— Now that the men accused of killing three Cub Scouts in 1993 in West Memphis have been freed, additional pressure is being put on law enforcement from one mother to let her see evidence taken in the case. The lawsuit was filed today …

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  • Court strikes down execution law

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state’s execution law today, calling it unconstitutional. In a split decision, the high court sided with 10 death row inmates who argued that, under Arkansas’ constitution, only the Legislature can set execution policy. Legislators in …

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  • Boyce appointed to third term

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe recently reappointed Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry H. Boyce to the Arkansas Sentencing Commission, according to a news release. “The commission is composed of two elected prosecuting attorneys, two elected circuit judges, two criminal defense attorneys and …

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  • Childhood at a sanatorium – Preservation official recalls days at institution

    BOONEVILLE (AP) — For Jim Biggs Jr., growing up at the Arkansas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium provided everything for an “ideal” childhood. With a mortality rate at 80 percent for tuberculosis in Arkansas in the early 20th century, the General Assembly in 1909 approved legislation to …

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  • Legal Aid board to meet

    SPRINGDALE — The Legal Aid of Arkansas board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at 1200 Henryetta St. in Springdale. The meeting is open to the public. Legal Aid of Arkansas is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services …

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  • Beebe urges civility in government

    HOT SPRINGS — Gov. Mike Beebe told members of the Arkansas Municipal League on Thursday that the state needs a spirit of cooperation, saying that partisanship has “attacked our country from within.” In a passionate and unusually campaign-oriented speech, Beebe criticized the gridlock in Washington …

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  • Sculpture weaves together art, architecture

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Robert Lemming always wanted to construct a large-scale public art project, but he never thought he’d be able to coordinate one. Adam Crosson always had an interest in art, but his background is in architecture, and he didn’t know how to go …

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  • Clown arrested for child porn

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Authorities in western Arkansas arrested a clown Wednesday on a child porn charge. Police in Fort Smith arrested Thomas Harold Morgan, who also goes by “Sondance the Clown,” after investigators seized computers and hard drives from his home, spokesman Cpl. Steven …

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  • Nearly all of Arkansas in drought

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The past week’s dry weather has led to nearly all of Arkansas being classified in severe drought status. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s analysis released Thursday shows that all of the state, except for a few pockets, are in a severe drought. …

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  • Man enters plea in alleged attack

    VAN BUREN (AP) — A Van Buren man accused of ramming into a Crawford County sheriff’s vehicle has pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree murder. Prosecutors accuse 54-year-old Michael Ree of fleeing a home June 10 as Deputy Halbert Torraca arrived to investigate a domestic …

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  • Author encourages students in Bentonville

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — Author Marianne Malone encouraged students at R.E. Baker Elementary School to keep up the “cool” thing they have been doing — reading. Students in every elementary and two middle school schools in the Bentonville School District have been reading Malone’s first novel, …

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  • Ark. sheriff among guests during Opryland blast

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery was among law enforcement officials attending a conference in Nashville when an explosion forced the evacuation of their hotel. The Baxter Bulletin reports that Montgomery and his wife, Karen, were staying at the Gaylord Opryland Resort …

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