• Sports anchor Dick Clay dies

    “I’m Dick Clay, and that’s sports!” was the iconic signoff he used for 30 years as sports director and anchor for KAIT 8 television. For a generation, he was the face of local sports in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri. “Dickie,” as he was known, …

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  • Mother charged with manslaughter in death

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Greenwood woman was charged Tuesday with manslaughter in the death of her 10-month-old son after investigators said she and her husband took the boy into a rugged part of the Ouachita Mountains while having drug-induced hallucinations about being chased. Brooke …

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  • JPs block new inmate uniforms

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Baxter County Quorum Court has killed a proposal to replace inmates’ black-and-white striped jail uniforms with green scrubs. The court voted down the proposal 10-1 Tuesday night. The only vote in favor came from the proposal’s architect, Gary Tennison. He …

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  • Judge threatens town officials

    JASPER (AP) — A circuit judge has found Lead Hill officials in contempt of court for a failure to repay thousands of dollars owed to a rural public water authority. Judge Shawn Womack warned officials Tuesday in Jasper that he plans to order them jailed …

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  • Bull Shoals chief to resign

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — A police chief has agreed to resign and never serve in law enforcement again in exchange for federal prosecutors dropping a charge against him. Bull Shoals Police Chief Daniel Sutterfield took the deal on Monday. Federal prosecutors have dropped an excessive …

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  • Texarkana mayor says no to re-election, yes to golf

    TEXARKANA (AP) — The Texarkana mayor says he will manage a golf course rather than seek re-election. Mayor Wayne Smith said Monday at City Hall that he would have run for a second term if he hadn’t gotten the golf job. He announced he has …

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  • ASU offers CDA credential course

    JONESBORO — Childhood Services at Arkansas State University has announced it will conduct training for interested individuals in the Newport area who would like to earn the Child Development Associate credential. Libby James, program coordinator, explained that the nationally recognized CDA credentialing process has the …

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  • Former ASU baseball players helping kids

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Andy Runyan and Murray Watts learned important life lessons growing up playing sports. Together, the former Arkansas State baseball players are hoping to ensure that any child who wants to play sports will get the same chances they received. In a world …

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  • Jessieville superintendent resigns

    JESSIEVILLE (AP) — The superintendent of the Jessieville School District has resigned more than a week after being arrested in Texas for driving while intoxicated. Andy Curry’s resignation was announced Saturday night following a 90 minute special school board meeting that was held behind closed …

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  • Shooting said to be self-defense

    CEDARVILLE (AP) — Arkansas authorities are investing the death of a man in what they say is a self-defense shooting in Cedarville. Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney Marc McCune said the shooting happened Saturday afternoon. He says it appears a man was trying to break into …

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  • 100+ rabies cases reported in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 100 cases of rabies have been confirmed in Arkansas so far this year with a second “peak” season for the disease on the horizon, according to state health and animal science officials. “The peak time for rabies cases is …

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  • Ark. delegation supports House immigration bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — All of Arkansas’ U.S. House delegation voted for Republican-backed legislation that would send migrant youths home without hearings. The legislation could lead to the deportation of more than a half-million immigrants who were granted temporary work permits by President Barack Obama’s …

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