• Woman found dead along interstate

    PALESTINE (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a woman was found dead along Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say a truck driver spotted the body this morning east of a rest area at Palestine then called police. State police say the body …

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  • Escaped inmate captured near Kansas City, Mo.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Pulaski County authorities say an inmate who escaped in Little Rock while being taken to a court hearing has been recaptured. Sheriff’s Lt. Carl Minden says Anael Castro-Hernandez was captured Tuesday by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force members from Kansas City, …

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  • Legal Aid of Arkansas board to meet

    JONESBORO — The Legal Aid of Arkansas board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Craighead County Law Library, located at 321 S. Church St. in Jonesboro. The meeting is open to the public. Legal Aid of Arkansas is …

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  • Little Rock to stream police dispatches on web

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock will begin streaming time-delayed police dispatches online next month after police this summer blocked access to their radio communications. The computer-automated dispatches will be posted starting Oct. 1 on the city’s website 30 minutes after they occur and will …

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  • Little Rock Zoo hosts ‘Zoo Brew’

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Zoo will hold “Zoo Brew: A Suds Sippin’ Safari” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Participants will sample dozens of craft beers. Food from several central Arkansas food trucks, including Pie Hole, Southern Gourmasian and Awful Waffle, will be available …

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  • Mental exam sought for mom charged in baby’s death

    DANVILLE (AP) — Defense attorneys are seeking a mental evaluation for an Arkansas woman charged with manslaughter in the death of her infant son. Brooke Floyd is charged in the July death of her 10-month-old son, Harper. The baby and his father were found dead …

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  • Man jailed after animals starved

    ROYAL (AP) — Garland County authorities have arrested a man who they say starved 27 dogs and horses. The suspect was arrested on 27 counts of aggravated animal cruelty after deputies raided his Royal home on Sunday. The sheriff’s department says a neighbor complained about …

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  • CDC confirms case of enterovirus in state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Health says a virus causing severe respiratory illness among some children has been confirmed in Arkansas. The agency says one sample sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week has tested positive for enterovirus …

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  • Conway eyes alternative fuel source for city trucks

    CONWAY (AP) — Leaders in Conway are deciding whether to drill test wells in the city’s landfill to see if enough methane exists underground to use as a fuel source. The Conway City Council is set to vote tonight on whether to spend $100,000 to …

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  • Governor donates archives to ASU

    JONESBORO (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe announced Saturday he will donate his eight years of gubernatorial papers, video footage, photographs and memorabilia to his alma mater, Arkansas State University. Beebe, a 1968 graduate of Arkansas State and past chairman of its Board of Trustees, said …

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  • $993,780 OK’d for Internet study

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Legislative Council has approved a $993,780 contract to assess broadband access, equipment and connectivity at every school in the state. The contract with CT&T Inc. of North Little Rock will begin immediately and the findings are due by December. …

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  • Prisons chief, health leader to retire

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The chief of Arkansas’ prison system says he’s retiring from his post this fall after four years. Arkansas Department of Correction Director Ray Hobbs announced Friday that he’s retiring effective Nov. 1. Hobbs has worked in the prison system since 1975 …

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