• 2 Hot Springs lakes drawn down as Isaac approaches

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Entergy Arkansas is slowly drawing down two Hot Springs lakes in anticipation of heavy rainfall from Hurricane Isaac. The utility says it began drawing down Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine on Tuesday as a precaution. Forecasters say up to 5 inches …

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  • Flags to fly at half-staff for vet

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe says U.S. and Arkansas flags will be flown at half-staff to honor a veteran whose remains were returned for burial after his Marine Corps helicopter was shot down more than three decades ago. Beebe proclaimed that flags will …

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  • Rudy Giuliani lends name to Marshals Museum fundraising

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Rudy Giuliani is helping out with fundraising efforts for the planned $50 million U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith. The museum says the former New York mayor makes an appearance in a video that will be used to raise money for …

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  • 2 teens arrested in fatal shooting

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Police in Russellville say they’ve arrested two male teenagers in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old man. Police say they arrested a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old in connection with the shooting of Randal Boykin. Authorities say Boykin was found in …

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  • Former UCA president charged with misdemeanor

    CONWAY (AP) — Prosecutors have filed a misdemeanor charge against former University of Central Arkansas President Allen Meadors over a food vendor’s offer to donate money to the school in exchange for a campus contract. Meadors was charged Wednesday with solicitation of tampering with a …

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  • Foundation donates $2M to hospital

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A dental foundation is donating $2 million to support dental programs at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Officials announced Wednesday that the contribution from the Delta Dental of Arkansas Foundation will support dental clinic operations, mobile dental care, a dental sealant program and …

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  • 20 charged in drug trafficking probe

    WALDRON (AP) — Twenty people have been charged with drug trafficking and firearms offenses as part of an investigation centered in Waldron. The U.S. Attorney’s office said Wednesday that 17 people were indicted in federal court and three were charged in Scott County Circuit Court …

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  • 3 siblings diagnosed with measles

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Health Department says three siblings have been diagnosed with measles and unvaccinated students at a northwest Arkansas boarding school where two of them are students have been sent home. The agency said Tuesday that one of the students had …

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  • Jonesboro teen pleads not guilty in shooting death

    JONESBORO (AP) — A Jonesboro teenager has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of a man who was fatally shot while playing a dice game. Prosecutors say they originally planned to charge 16-year-old Thomas Joe Hunter III with capital murder but opted …

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  • School cleaned after 137 students become ill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Officials haven’t determined what caused more than 100 students to fall ill with stomach problems last week, but they are taking steps to ensure more children don’t get sick. Little Rock School District officials said a company specializing in eliminating germs …

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  • Farmers burn diesel, daylight to get in crops before Isaac

    DE VALLS BLUFF — Arkansas farmers were burning daylight and diesel Tuesday, racing to get as much of their mature crops out of the field as possible ahead of Isaac’s arrival on Friday. The five-day forecast cone Tuesday afternoon still had the center of what …

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  • 2 people hurt in bluff fall in Baxter Co.

    GAMALIEL (AP) — Authorities say two people have been severely injured after falling off a bluff in northern Arkansas. The Baxter County Sheriff’s office says deputies responded to a 5:18 p.m. emergency call Tuesday of two people who had fallen off a bluff near Bidwell …

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