• 8 people named in heroin distribution indictment

    LITTLE ROCK — Eight people are named in a nine-count federal indictment in Little Rock accusing them of distributing heroin, which resulted in the deaths of two people. The indictment was handed up on July 11 but not unsealed until Thursday. Federal prosecutors accuse the …

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  • Pitza 42 working to feed more than diners

    CONWAY (AP) — “Eat good and do good” is the motto of Pitza 42, located at 2235 Dave Ward Drive in Conway. The restaurant opened in September, and its owners, Austin and Ashton Samuelson, said they stay true to their word. The couple started Pitza …

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  • Cop killer convicted

    PARAGOULD (AP) — An Arkansas man was convicted of capital murder Thursday for killing a police officer who begged him not to shoot. After deliberating for less than an hour, a jury found Jerry Lard, 38, guilty of killing Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt during …

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  • Education zone puts focus on Common Core

    FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas has established an Education Renewal Zone office to focus on helping local schools implement Common Core educational standards. The Arkansas Department of Education awarded funding to the university’s College of Education and Health Professions to create the office. The …

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  • Drought worsens; rain possible

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — One-third of Arkansas is in an exceptional drought — the most severe classification by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Today’s new report from the Drought Monitor says 33.64 percent of Arkansas is in exceptional drought. That area includes parts of north, central …

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  • 6 accused of distributing ‘bath salts’

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Six people have been accused of distributing synthetic narcotics in Cleburne County. Christopher Hogan, Zachary Cordell and Eric Harlow made federal court appearances Tuesday, and Hogan’s wife, Angelique Hogan and son Kristian Hogan, are to appear for arraignment later this week. …

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  • AG alerts businesses to deceptive practices by calendar ad salesmen

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel issued a consumer alert Wednesday to inform business owners about state law regarding those who solicit advertisements for school calendars or schedules, and to encourage advertisers to research the solicitor’s sales pitch before buying an ad. “Sometimes, business …

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  • Baxter Co. church hit by graffiti

    ARKANA (AP) — Authorities are investigating vandalism at a Baxter County church where racist graffiti was spray-painted on the walls and fire extinguishers were sprayed into the heating and cooling vents. The damage was discovered Wednesday morning at Arkana Baptist Church in Arkana. According to …

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  • One pleads guilty to voyeurism

    SEARCY (AP) — A man accused of surreptitiously filming employees at the White County Medical Center has pleaded guilty to four counts of video voyeurism. Kyle Carpenter was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the felony charges. Prosecutors accused the 28-year-old of using his …

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  • Young entrepreneur demonstrates endurance

    PARAGOULD (AP) — On many street corners and vacant parking lots, during the summer months, there are a large number of entrepreneurs selling their homegrown produce. People often visit their favorite produce stands enjoying each gardeners prize of vegetables or fruit. Krystin Walden, 13, not …

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  • Batesville among 11 record highs set Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Eleven high-temperature records fell in Arkansas on Saturday including Batesville, the National Weather Service said Sunday, and three others were tied. Nimrod Dam bested its record high of 107 in 1943 with 108 on Saturday. Other cities recording record highs Saturday …

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  • Reservists bring new life to museum

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE — On an overcast Sunday morning, about 120 Air Force reservists descended on the Jacksonville Museum of Military History to give back to the community surrounding the Little Rock Air Force Base and honor their heritage. Detachment 1 of the …

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