• Amorous bull damages deputy’s patrol car

    SHERWOOD — A bull in the mood for love damaged an Arkansas sheriff’s patrol car when it tried to mount a man who was leading the animal across a yard. Authorities said Wednesday that a Faulkner County sheriff’s deputy was responding to a call about …

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  • Police find murder suspect dead

    FORT SMITH — A man suspected in a fatal shooting in Fort Smith has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Sgt. Daniel Grubbs said in an email that officers found Ibn Islam Wednesday at the apartment he shared with his girlfriend. A handgun was …

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  • Judge awards $186 in Blytheville FOI lawsuit

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — A judge has awarded $186 to a former member of the Blytheville City Council who filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the city. Circuit Court Judge Pam Honeycutt ruled that Blytheville should pay the filing fee and mailing costs incurred …

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  • Searcy chamber says gas-drilling firm to close

    SEARCY (AP) — Officials in Searcy say 90 people will be out of work when a gas-drilling company closes its doors. Searcy Regional Chamber of Commerce President Buck Layne says Weatherford International will shut down by Sept. 8. The company uses hydraulic fracturing — also …

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  • Small plane crashes at Gaston’s

    LAKEVIEW (AP) — A small plane carrying three people crashed at Gaston’s White River Resort. No one was hurt but the aircraft was badly damaged. The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office was summoned at 2:30 p.m. Sunday after the four-seat Cirrus CSR 22 aircraft went into …

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  • Late migratory season proposed

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK – It doesn’t feel much like waterfowl season these days, but commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission were discussing duck hunting during last week’s monthly meeting. The commission also approved the early season migratory bird dates. AGFC Wildlife Management …

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  • Outdoors show to see time changes

    LITTLE ROCK – Because of the summer Olympics, the popular “Talkin’ Outdoors at the Corner Café” will not be seen at its normally scheduled times on some Arkansas television stations, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Arkansas Outdoors newsletter. The show typically airs …

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  • 2012 Fulton Co. Fair — ‘It’s An American Tradition’

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will be held Monday through Aug. 11 in Salem. “It’s An American Tradition” is the theme of the six-day event. Creative arts exhibits will be checked in before the fair opens and will be accepted from 10 a.m. to …

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  • Sheriff launches Smartphone app

    BENTON (AP) — The Saline County Sheriff’s Office has launched a Smartphone application that allows it to communicate more effectively with the community. Sheriff Bruce Pennington says the Saline County Sheriff’s Office app is a free download for users and is available for Android smart …

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  • Teen captured after escape from center

    MAUMELLE — Authorities say they’ve captured a 16-year-old boy who escaped from a youth detention facility in Maumelle. Maumelle police say the teenager escaped from the Methodist Behavioral Hospital shortly after midnight Tuesday. Police spent hours searching for the youth before locating him in Maumelle’s …

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  • Man drowns in quarry

    OZARK (AP) — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says a 63-year-old Ozark man has drowned while swimming in a rock quarry with friends. The sheriff’s office says Leonard Gates was swimming Saturday afternoon in a private rock quarry when he briefly went under the water. …

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  • Fort Smith police seek gunman after shooting

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith police are searching for a gunman after a man was found fatally shot early this morning. The victim, who was found dead at a home on North 57th Lane, has not yet been identified. Authorities say they have a …

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