• Boy drowns in lake

    ROGERS (AP) — Benton County authorities say searchers have found the body of a Rogers teenager who drowned at Beaver Lake. Sheriff’s Capt. Hunter Petray said Alfredo Caballero was discovered about 7 p.m. Tuesday in about 10 feet of water within 20 feet of a …

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  • Trial set in teen’s death

    FORT SMITH (AP) — An Arkansas man accused of killing a 16-year-old girl he met online is slated to go on trial this summer after authorities found her body in a blue, plastic barrel. During a brief hearing Tuesday, court clerks say Lloyd Jones’ trial …

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  • Occupy LR meets deadline to decamp

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of Occupy Little Rock remained at a downtown parking lot with no sign of police — despite threats that the members would be arrested if they do not leave. The protestors gathered this morning with some prepared to be arrested …

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  • Judge won’t dismiss lottery lawsuit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge in Pulaski County has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that claims a North Little Rock company owns the trademark to the state lottery’s name. Judge Wendell Griffen rejected a motion that claimed the Arkansas Lottery Commission should be immune …

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  • Bull Shoals cabin burns

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — No one was injured when a fire destroyed a cabin at a resort near Bull Shoals Lake. Authorities say a man and woman were staying in the cabin at Batty’s Resort. Authorities say the couple’s basset hound woke them up early …

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  • Baby’s death under investigation

    BUFORD (AP) — The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 3-month-old Buford baby. Sheriff John Montgomery says the parents of Trakker Seats called authorities at 12:44 a.m. Monday and said the boy was unresponsive when the mother went to check on …

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  • LeadAR seeks candidates

    LITTLE ROCK — Learning to be a leader requires global thinking, a major part of the training provided by LeadAR, or Lead Arkansas, the Arkansas agricultural and rural leadership development program now seeking participants for its 16th class. LeadAR’s two-year study structure offers participants in-depth …

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  • Newspaper finds hundreds of unfiled warrants

    HELENA-WEST HELENA (AP) — An eastern Arkansas sheriff admitted that his office does not enter felony warrants for wanted fugitives into state or national crime databases. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/JRikSm) that it found more than 400 unserved warrants and that some fugitives who …

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  • Ross won’t run for governor; Halter considers bid

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mike Ross said Monday he won’t seek the Democratic nomination for Arkansas governor in 2014, upending a race that he was widely expected to join after opting against a re-election bid this year. In wake of the announcement, former …

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  • AHPP to hold meeting

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, will conduct a series of listening sessions in June, July and August to solicit comments on regional historic preservation issues. One forum will be held at 5 p.m. July …

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  • Ozarka board slates retreat

    EUREKA SPRINGS — The Ozarka College Board of Trustees will have a combination meeting and retreat on Friday and Saturday at the Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. The official meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Agenda items include approval of new …

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  • Jonesboro shooting suspect surrenders

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police in Jonesboro say a man wanted in the shooting death of a man on the city’s north side has surrendered. Edward Earl Breedlove Jr. surrendered to police on Sunday in the Friday night shooting death of a 37-year-old man. The victim’s …

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