• Ark. properties named national historic places

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The remnant of a road in eastern Arkansas and a house in El Dorado have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Arkansas Historic Preservation Program Director Frances McSwain says the Strong’s Ferry Segment of the Memphis to Little …

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  • Deputy injured after man rams patrol car

    SALEM — A Fulton County sheriff’s deputy is recovering from injuries he sustained Tuesday when a man rammed a truck into his patrol car and pointed a gun at him. In a news release by Sheriff Kenneth “Buck” Foley, Fulton County Deputy Derick Franks said …

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  • Candidate’s wife sued over credit-card debt

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Creditors have sued the wife of Democratic congressional candidate Scott Ellington to collect more than $26,000 in credit-card debt. Ellington says he disclosed the dispute with the U.S. House of Representatives in April. His campaign is questioning why the issue emerged …

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  • Police: mom gave son blade to escape Ark. jail

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say the mother of one of two inmates who escaped from an Arkansas jail has been arrested after she allegedly provided him with a hacksaw blade. Miller County sheriff Chief Deputy Duke Schofield said Wednesday that 55-year-old Charlene Stewart faces …

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  • Judge sentences ex-officer in probe

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former police officer who was accused of accepting bribes and looking the other way while drug traffickers shipped illegal drugs throughout the region has been sentenced to two years in prison. U.S. District Judge Bill Wilson sentenced former Marvell police …

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  • 6-year-old boy dies after swimming at lake

    MONTICELLO (AP) — A 6-year-old boy who was swimming at Lake Monticello has died. Drew County officials received a call about 4 p.m. Wednesday about a boy who vanished while swimming at the lake. He was found about 5:20 p.m. in eight to 10 feet …

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  • Hot Springs man accused in beating

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion of second-degree murder in the beating death of a Hot Springs man. Ray Allen Brown was arrested late Tuesday in the death of Robert Brindley. Authorities say the two men got into an …

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  • Windstream to cut up to 400 management jobs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock-based Windstream Corp. says it will cut up to 400 management positions as it restructures the company. Windstream was formed in 2006 when it was spun off from Alltel Corp. Its initial focus was landline phones, but the company has …

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  • Jordan Campground now open

    JORDAN — The Jordan Campground on Norfork Lake is now open under the management of Jordan Marina. Formerly run by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the campground is the gateway to Sand Island and Jordan area beaches. Thirty scuba diving sites are located within …

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  • Workshops set at Powhatan

    POWHATAN — Three domestic workshops are scheduled during the next few weeks at Powhatan Historic State Park in Lawrence County, said Kristyn Watts, park interpreter. A Beginning Crochet Workshop is set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday with a registration fee of $10 per participant. Class …

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  • Society to mark 50th anniversary

    TYLER BEND — The Ozark Society will mark its 50th anniversary of conservation efforts in Arkansas this weekend with a return to its original roots on the Buffalo River. The two-day celebration at Tyler Bend Recreation Area for OS members and guests will include presentations …

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  • Campgrounds reopening

    RUSSELLVILLE — The group camping areas and the upper loop for camping and picnicking at Blanchard Springs were reopened for overnight use Wednesday, according to Judith Henry, forest supervisor. The lower loop remains closed. Concerns for visitor safety due to the possibility of flash floods …

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