• Beef competition seeks entrants

    FORT SMITH — Entries are being sought for the 2015 Arkansas Beef Ambassador Competition, which will be held Aug. 9 at the Fort Smith Convention Center in Fort Smith. Deadline for entries is Monday. Any Arkansas youth between the ages of 9 and 20 is …

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  • Powhatan Historic State Park to host regional archives symposium

    POWHATAN — The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the Male and Female Academy at Powhatan Historic State Park. The theme is “Boom or Bust: Commerce and Development in Northeast Arkansas.” Featured presenters will be …

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  • ExxonMobil restarts pipeline

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — ExxonMobil has restarted its Pegasus pipeline more than a year after a crude oil spill in Mayflower forced it to close. Southern portions of the pipeline in Texas were restarted on July 9. The section includes a 205-mile segment between Corsicana …

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  • Attorneys say polling OK

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Attorneys say Fort Smith city officials didn’t violate the state’s Freedom of Information Act by individually polling board members. Resident Jack Swink filed a lawsuit earlier this month against City Clerk Sherri Gard and four city board members. The lawsuit accuses …

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  • Drug czar retires

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Drug Director Fran Flener is retiring after more than seven years in the post. Gov. Mike Beebe’s office announced Monday that Flener is retiring effective Thursday and Steve Varady will serve as director for the rest of the year. Varady …

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  • Woman set afire in Fox

    FOX — A relationship gone bad ended early this morning with a Stone County woman being set afire by a man who later fled in her car. “Around 1 a.m. today the Stone County 911 dispatcher got a call from a person in the Fox …

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  • Jonesboro police: Imposter cop tried to lure kids

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas police have arrested an 18-year-old man they say tried to coax children into his car by claiming to be a police officer. Landon Shawn Morris has been charged with attempted kidnapping, attempted rape and criminal impersonation. Court documents indicate city police …

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  • Cool snap brings heat relief to Oklahoma, Arkansas

    The dog days of summer are being ushered in with a whimper. A cold front headed for Oklahoma and Arkansas will bring unseasonably cool temperatures and a chance of rain through next week, weather forecasters said Monday. It’s normally the hottest time of the year, …

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  • Madison County voters to weigh sales tax increase

    HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Madison County voters will get to decide whether to increase the sales tax by a penny to help fund the county jail and other needs. The county’s quorum court voted Monday to put the tax increase on the November ballot. The tax …

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  • JP wants to change jail uniform

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — A justice of the peace in Baxter County wants to change what inmates wear. Quorum court member Gary Tennison has written a proposed ordinance about uniforms for inmates. His proposal will go before the quorum court next month. Tennison says what …

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  • Investigation continues in jail narcotics

    CONWAY (AP) — An Arkansas prosecuting attorney has called on state police to take over an investigation into allegations that a top jail administrator took a prescription narcotic meant for a prisoner. The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office concluded its internal investigation on Monday. The findings …

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  • Pine Bluff officials await OK to raze structure

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Pine Bluff officials are waiting for a structural engineer’s report to see if a downtown building that partially collapsed last week needs to be razed. More than a third of an empty building’s roof gave way on Friday, sending bricks toppling …

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