• Pea Ridge fire chief rolls tanker truck

    PEA RIDGE (AP) — Arkansas State Police say the fire chief in Pea Ridge rolled a tanker truck while rounding a curve when on the way to a fire. The Wednesday accident resulted in Fire Chief Frank Rizzio with being given a written warning by …

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  • Police say girl’s shooting of brother not accidental

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police said Wednesday that a 9-year-old girl pulled the trigger in the fatal shooting of her 7-year-old brother while their parents were briefly away from their apartment. The shooting on Monday afternoon was not an accident, Little Rock Police spokesman Lt. …

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  • Murder charges filed after death of prison guard

    MARIANNA (AP) — Prosecutors filed a capital murder charge this week against an inmate accused of stabbing a guard to death in an east Arkansas prison. Latavious Johnson, who was sentenced to life in prison for killing his father, stabbed Cpl. Barbara Ester in January …

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  • Work to temporarily close bridge

    Mountain Home — Upcoming work on Norfork Dam will require the Arkansas Highway 177 bridge across the dam to be closed for two weeks. The closure will begin at 7 a.m. March 19 and continue until 5 p.m. March 30. The closure has been coordinated …

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  • Small quake rumbles White Co.

    LETONA (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.3-magnitude earthquake was reported Wednesday morning north of Searcy. No damages or injuries have been reported with the quake, which was centered about 10 miles north-northeast of Searcy. The USGS says the quake struck at 3:54 …

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  • Teen texts prank to detective

    ROGERS (AP) — A northwest Arkansas teenager thought it would be funny to text a random phone number saying she hid a body, but the joke backfired. Of all the local phone numbers she could have chosen, the 15-year-old Rogers girl picked one that belonged …

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  • Man pleads in toe sucking case

    CONWAY (AP) — A man accused of approaching two women in Faulkner County and asking if he could suck their toes has pleaded no contest and can avoid jail time if he stays out of trouble. In Conway District Court on Wednesday, 51-year-old Michael Wyatt …

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  • Smithville woman, 24, arrested for DWI

    A Smithville woman was arrested after motorists called police to report a possible drunk driver in the Cord area around 9:30 Saturday night. Deputy Billy Croom was dispatched to the area of Highways 122/37 to look for the driver, but Arkansas State Trooper Daniel Riley …

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  • ASU-MH BCM scholarship honors Melbourne native

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Cynthia Harjo of Midway and Miranda Dickerson of Mountain Home are the 2012 recipients of the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Baptist Collegiate Ministries Spiritual Development scholarship, according to a news release. “The scholarship is given annually by an anonymous donor who is …

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  • Quads earn ATU scholarships

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Arkansas Tech University has offered four times the scholarships to quadruplets from Russellville. The school says the Latham quadruplets — Carlie, Cole, Curtis and Jonathan — have all accepted presidential scholarships from the university. The quadruplets will graduate from Pottsville High School …

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  • 4-states timed-event championships set

    LITTLE ROCK — For the first time, 4-H members can compete for a four-states timed roping event title on April 27 at the Four States Fair Grounds in Texarkana, Texas. The first annual Four-States 4-H Timed Events Championships are open to juniors, ages 9-13 and …

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  • COVER could help with spring break plans

    Haven’t booked a spring break vacation in Arkansas yet? Here’s a way to find lodging and help out an important program at the same time. COVER, an acronym for Communication Of Vacancies Emergency Response, was inspired by the influx of evacuees into Arkansas following Hurricane …

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