• Broken water line floods Blytheville ER

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — The emergency room at a Blytheville hospital is open again after a broken water line flooded the ER this week. Clinical Services Director Connie Ash says only one patient was in the ER when the water line broke at about 10:20 p.m. …

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  • McDaniel again rejects wording of tax amendment

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has again rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would require Arkansas citizens to vote on any new tax increase. McDaniel’s opinion issued Thursday says the proposed amendment’s popular name and ballot title includes …

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  • Flags lowered to honor firefighter killed on duty

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State flags in Arkansas will be flown at half-staff in honor of a Jacksonville firefighter who died in the line of duty. Governor Mike Beebe has ordered that state flags be flown at half-staff on Friday in honor of Captain Donald …

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  • Pastor accused of assault appears in court

    JONESBORO (AP) — A northeast Arkansas pastor says he’s prepared to face his criminal charges after he was arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. Charles Hughes appeared in court Thursday for a first appearance after he was arrested on suspicion of first-degree …

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  • 5 found dead in duplex

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — The director of a central Arkansas public housing duplex where a mother and her four children have been found dead says a maintenance man discovered them in their bedrooms and that extensive smoke damage was visible in the kitchen. Police and fire …

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  • Wood, Wulff to be inducted into Trout Hall of Fame

    Forrest L. Wood Joan Wulff MOUNTAIN HOME — Forrest L. Wood and Joan Wulff will be inducted into the Arkansas Trout Nature Center Hall of Fame during its third annual banquet on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus April 14, said publicist Sara Hulett. Wood …

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  • Rain welcome in south Ark.; NE, central growers need some sunshine

    AUGUSTA — Southern Arkansas still has out the welcome mat for rain, but growers in central and northeastern Arkansas could use a little dry weather to get more seed into the ground. The White River in northeastern Arkansas may make farmers wait a little longer. …

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  • Risk management, specialty crop production workshop scheduled

    JACKSONVILLE — A two-day Risk-Management Training for Beginning Farmers/Sustainable Specialty-Crop Production workshop will be April 6-7 in Jacksonville, according to a press release. The workshop will focus on business planning, identifying markets, and online marketing for sustainable specialty-crop production. The workshop is sponsored by the …

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  • New venue sought for man charged in Searcy death

    SEARCY (AP) — An attorney for a black man charged in the shooting death of a white Searcy man is seeking a new location for a trial after fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan were circulated in nearby Pangburn. An attorney for Maurice Alexander also …

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  • Arkansas may toll parts of I-40

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department plans to hire a consultant to study whether the state could convert Interstate 40 from North Little Rock to Memphis into a toll road. The study was authorized this week by the Arkansas Highway Commission, …

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  • Pastor due in court after missing teen found

    JONESBORO (AP) — A pastor from Monette who is charged in connection with a missing Nebraska teenager is scheduled to make his first court appearance. Det. Sgt. Justin Rolland with the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office says the pastor is to be arraigned Thursday afternoon on …

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  • ABC OKs park’s alcohol permit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Wednesday approved the expansion of alcohol permits for an amusement park in Hot Springs. The board voted 3-1 to allow the expansion of beer and wine sales at Magic Springs & Crystal Falls amusement …

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