• Woman tries to steal missing girl’s identity

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas State Police have arrested a woman for allegedly attempting to steal the identity of Morgan Nick, a 6-year-old girl who vanished from an Alma ball field in 1995. Officials said Tuesday that 24-year-old Tonya Renee Smith of Hollister, Mo., was …

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  • Baxter, Dallas Co. jails to keep inmate workers

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — A state committee says the Arkansas Department of Correction will still assign inmate workers to the jails in Dallas and Baxter counties despite problems that turned up in recent investigations. An oversight committee voted Tuesday to allow the counties to still …

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  • Woman’s father was a veteran of the Civil War

    HARRISON (AP) — Emogene (Cassell) Horton, 86, is one of the proud and few daughters of a Civil War soldier. Though she never knew her father, she has seen more history than most people ever will. Horton was born March 6, 1926. She was born …

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  • Appeals court upholds hate crime law in case

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal appeals panel on Monday upheld the hate crime statute under which a Green Forest man was prosecuted for spinning out a car with five Hispanic men inside, injuring all of them. Frankie Maybee, 21, argued in an appeal to …

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  • Missing man found dead

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Paragould police say a missing 53-year-old man has been found dead inside his overturned car in a canal near Swifton. Police say the body of John Egbert was found Monday in the car and that foul play is not suspected. Police say …

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  • Body found outside home in Gamaliel

    GAMALIEL (AP) — Baxter County authorities say a deputy conducting a welfare check found the body of a man in the back yard of a home in Gamaliel. Sheriff John Montgomery said in a news release that a deputy checking on the welfare of a …

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  • 3-year-old dies after climbing in trunk

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office says a 3-year-old boy has died after he climbed into the trunk of his family’s car. Authorities say the 3-year-old was found dead in the car Saturday night in northeast Benton County. The boy climbed into the …

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  • 150th anniversary of Battle of Jonesboro marked

    JONESBORO — Civil War buffs in northeast Arkansas are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Jonesboro. A group met at Jonesboro’s Southern Heritage Confederate Park on Thursday to remember the battle that took place Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 in 1862. Seven Union …

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  • Pine trees sent to space

    WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is studying two loblolly pine trees in Arkansas that were grown from seeds that were launched into space in 1971. Arkansas received four so-called moon trees, but only two survived: one in Historic Washington State Park in south Arkansas and one …

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  • Churches join summer program to feed low-income Arkansas children

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — It’s lunchtime at Colony Square, a low-income apartment complex in Springdale. Stan Nichols, a member of Christ for the World of Northwest Arkansas, drives his Dodge Caravan into the complex. Aided by a couple of volunteers, he sets up a table on …

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  • 3 mayors facing recall votes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Three Arkansas mayors facing recall votes in November say they are confident they’ll survive the political challenge. Petitions asking for the recall of Alexander Mayor Paul Mitchell, Bauxite Mayor Johnny McMahan and Cotton Plant Mayor Ronnie Conley have been approved and …

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  • About 3,000 fish killed in lake

    HAVANA (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says about 3,000 fish have been found dead on the Petit Jean River near Blue Mountain Lake. The commission says the fish kill is located near the Logan-Yell county line in western Arkansas. Officials say it …

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