• One dead in Fulton County crash

    A head-on crash around 5:30 p.m. Saturday claimed the life of a Caulfield, Missouri man, according to Arkansas State Police Trooper Britt Clements. Killed was David Stratton, 38, whose 2000 GMC Jimmy SUV crossed the center line and struck the 2003 Dodge pickup driven by …

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  • Rebates for storm shelters available

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management will soon begin accepting applications for its shelter rebate program. To be eligible for the program, the agency says people have to have installed an above-ground safe room or in-ground shelter after Jan. 21, …

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  • Foster family payments to be delayed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State money for Arkansas foster families and adoptive parents will be delayed because of a change in how the Arkansas Department of Human Services makes the payments. Under the new plan, families will be paid during the second week of the …

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  • Mistrial declared in Gover murder case

    FAYETTEVILLE — A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the murder trial of a former Batesville Pioneer and Razorback football player accused of killing a friend after a night of drinking, according to published reports. One of the jurors in the case was dismissed before noon. …

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  • Former Pioneer’s murder trial under way

    FAYETTEVILLE — The murder trial for a former Batesville Pioneer and Razorback football player accused of killing a friend after a night of drinking last year is under way. Joshua Melton’s trial before Washington County Circuit Court Judge William Storey is expected to wrap up …

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  • Lawmakers OK insurance, lotto, prisons bills

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval early today to bills addressing teacher health insurance premiums, prison overcrowding and new limits on the lottery, wrapping up a special legislative session that left unresolved until next year the long-term questions surrounding the three issues. …

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  • Road work set over holiday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas highway officials say 48 miles of major state roads will be under construction and have lane closures during the Fourth of July weekend. The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department warns that delays may be possible along Interstates 30, 40, 55 …

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  • National Forest caves closed; forest managers hopeful a cure can be found for deadly bat disease

    RUSSELLVILLE — The U.S. Forest Service has extended the closure order for all caves and mines on National Forest system lands until 2019 to help prevent the spread of white-nose syndrome, a disease fatal for many species of bats. “Scientists are working on potential solutions …

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  • Fort Smith airport traffic up in first part of ’14

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Officials say passenger traffic at Fort Smith Regional Airport is up by more than 7 percent in the first five months of this year. Airport operations director Michael Griffin says a large percentage of the airport’s traffic comes from business travelers. …

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  • Dual sport riding gains ground in Arkansas

    Part of the appeal of riding motorcycles is the adventure found on the open road. On a dual sport motorcycle, one suited for both on- and off-road riding, bikers can also venture off paved roads and highways to explore backcountry terrain like dirt roads, gravel …

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  • Site uncovers remains of American Indians, slaves

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An American Indian tribe that was historically based in Arkansas but now calls Oklahoma home is teaming with descendants of African-American slaves to research and preserve an archaeological site that contains the remains of their ancestors. The burial sites were discovered …

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  • Lawmakers plan special session

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are spreading out across two different parts of downtown as they gather for a special legislative session focused on teacher insurance, the lottery and prison overcrowding. The House and Senate were convening today for the session, which legislative leaders …

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