• Court splits in nighttime search warrant case

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court says law enforcement officers acted in good faith when they searched a trailer at night because they thought children might be in danger. In a 4-3 decision on Thursday, the court also said children’s safety was not …

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  • Albert Pike flood suit dropped

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A lawsuit against the federal government filed by Louisiana family members of three of the 20 people killed in a flood at a U.S. Forest Service campground in southwest Arkansas has been dropped. Federal court records show the suit was dismissed …

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  • 600 to lose jobs when Jonesboro plant closes

    JONESBORO (AP) — A printing company says it will close its plant in Jonesboro, leaving 600 people out of work. Quad Graphics made the announcement Wednesday, saying it will consolidate work into other locations around the country. The company has more than 40 plants in …

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  • Student has knife at school

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Police in Fayetteville say no one was injured after a 5-year-old kindergartener chased children around a school playground and threatened to stab them with a pocketknife. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon during an after-school program at Asbell Elementary School. A school spokesman …

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  • Corn rising as cotton declines in Ark.

    JONESBORO (AP) — For the 2012 crop year, corn and cotton acreage in Arkansas may converge at the 600,000-acre mark, but from different directions, according to Scott Stiles of Jonesboro, Extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “The recent National Cotton …

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  • AETN calls for 2012 student film showcase entries

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network is accepting entries now through April 6 for “Student Selects: A Young Filmmakers Showcase,” which highlights the creativity and talent of the state’s kindergarten through 12th grade students. Now in its sixth year, “Student Selects” is an annual …

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  • Girl Scouts celebrate Year of the Girl

    JONESBORO — Girl Scouts all over the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the organization on March 12. Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, the Girl Scouts organization has served millions of girls worldwide and empowered girls of all ages to discover, connect …

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  • Court gets Ticketmaster case

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments in the case of an Arkadelphia man who says he was charged nearly $50 in fees when he bought concert tickets. Corey McMillian sued Ticketmaster and Live Nation last year after …

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  • Sex offender comes in drunk to register

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office says a convicted sex offender showed up drunk to update his registration information and was arrested. Sheriff John Montgomery says 36-year-old Matthias Jones of Mountain Home was charged Wednesday with public intoxication. Montgomery says a record’s …

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  • Rogers mall fire contained

    ROGERS (AP) — Firefighters in northwest Arkansas have contained a blaze that broke out at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade shopping mall in Rogers. The fire broke out overnight in the vacant Borders Bookstore in the mall. Fire officials say the blaze damaged the building’s roof, …

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  • Man’s body recovered from lake

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Authorities have found the body of a 24-year-old man who had been missing since a Monday accident in which his truck left Interstate 40 and plunged into Lake Dardanelle. Investigators said the motorist’s body was recovered at about noon on Wednesday after …

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  • Man convicted of slaying, mutilating his grandfather

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A man who was convinced his grandfather was molesting young family members is to serve life in prison for killing the man and mutilating his corpse. A Pulaski County jury on Wednesday found 25-year-old Sean Fincham guilty of first-degree murder, despite …

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