• One dead, one injured in Fort Smith shooting

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith police say they’re searching for a juvenile suspected of fatally shooting another minor and critically injuring a third. Sgt. Don Cobbs said the shooting occurred Saturday night following an argument. He says one of the victims went into the …

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  • Body found along I-40 identified

    PALESTINE (AP) — The body of a woman found alongside Interstate 40 near Palestine has been identified as 35-year-old Amy Darlene Bandy. The woman was identified Saturday in a news release from the Arkansas State Police. A commercial truck driver notified state police officials early …

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  • Texarkana man gets 11 years in teen sex case

    TEXARKANA (AP) — A Texarkana man who offered to pay teen boys with marijuana and cash in exchange for sex has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison. Demonta Eskew, 22, was sentenced last week to 11 years and three months. Eskew …

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  • Motorcycle crash claims life of Missouri woman

    JASPER (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a Missouri woman has been killed in a motorcycle accident near Jasper. A police report released Sunday says 54-year-old Tanya Marie Humphrey of Jefferson City died in the accident on Saturday. The report says Humphrey was a passenger …

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  • College enrollment down 1 percent in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A sharp drop in students at two-year colleges led to a one percent decline in overall total enrollment at Arkansas colleges and universities for the fall semester of 2014, according to preliminary figures released by the Arkansas Department for Higher Education. …

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  • Casey Abrams to perform at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — American Idol finalist Casey Abrams will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Admission is free, and no tickets are …

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  • Clinton Foundation announces essay contest

    The Clinton Foundation is inviting Arkansas students in 11th and 12th grades to write a 500-word (minimum) essay for a chance to receive a $2,500 scholarship. The prompt is “In today’s interdependent world, we have many challenges. The Clinton Foundation works to change the world …

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  • ASU-MH accepting nursing applications

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University at Mountain Home is currently accepting applications for the licensed practical nursing/paramedic to registered nursing program, according to a news release. The applications can be found at www.asumh.edu/programs under AAS Registered Nursing (LPN/Paramedic to RN) and must be turned …

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  • Senior Expo planned at convention center

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Senior Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The event, which is geared to those 55 years and older, is free to the public and will feature vendor …

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  • Lost Cane Reunion slated for Saturday

    MANILA — The 15th annual Community Reunion for the old Lost Cane, Whistleville, Little River and Roseland school district areas, which have several residents of the Independence and Sharp county areas, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Manila Airport Community Center, said Boyd …

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  • Two dead in shooting outside Hot Springs motel

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Hot Springs police are investigating the death of two men found shot outside of a motel that they say was likely a murder-suicide. Police say 22-year-old Jeremy Simms and 32-year-old Dennis Gormley both died from apparent gunshot wounds Monday outside the …

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  • Flippin cops chase, Tase, arrest man

    FLIPPIN (AP) — Flippin police arrested a 33-year-old man who they say sped away from a traffic stop after an officer tried to shoot him with a Taser. Flippin Police Chief Dusty Smith said the chase began Tuesday after the officer approached a Dodge Charger …

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