• Former deputy shot to death

    VAN BUREN (AP) — Crawford County authorities said Sunday there is not yet an arrest in the shooting death of a former Sebastian County sheriff’s deputy who was found outside his home. Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown told reporters that David Jackson was found dead …

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  • Fayetteville Ale Trail celebrates anniversary

    FAYETTEVILLE — The craft beer craze is in full swing in northwest Arkansas. Seven local breweries serve a wide variety of pale ales, dark stouts, Weizens, spiced beers and specialty lagers that vary with the season. Pints can be enjoyed on site and growlers can …

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  • State lawmakers say too few audits lead to charges

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers say they’re frustrated that criminal charges are not being filed in many cases involving millions of dollars in audit violations by agencies, cities and counties. The Arkansas Legislative Audit Division released a report Friday on how each of the …

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  • 2 set soybean yield records

    McGEHEE (AP) — Two southern Arkansas soybean farmers have broken state records for yield of their crops. Matt Miles of McGehee has become the first Arkansas grower to surpass 100 bushels per acre for two consecutive years, while David Bennett of Lake Village set the …

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  • Arkansas Tech becomes 3rd-largest college in state

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Arkansas Tech University has become the third-largest institution of higher learning in the state. Arkansas Tech reported a preliminary enrollment of 12,003 students Friday for the fall 2014 semester. That surpasses the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of …

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  • New Miss America crowned – Miss Arkansas 2nd runner-up

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic …

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  • Sentencing planned for former Pocahontas judge

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former northeast Arkansas judge previously imprisoned for sending a live snake in the mail faces more time behind bars after he was convicted in a separate drug case. Bob Sam Castleman was to be sentenced today in federal court in …

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  • Ex-official pleads guilty

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — The former head of the Benton County road department has been sentenced to 90 days in prison after pleading guilty to felony theft of property and misdemeanor theft of services charges. Scott Stober was sentenced Thursday and was given credit for 53 …

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  • Recreation areas closed

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Several recreation areas in the Sylamore Ranger District in Arkansas have been closed as authorities search for a man wanted on assault charges in Mississippi. The U.S. Forest Service says the North Sylamore Creek Hiking Trail, the Syllamo Mountain Bike Trail, Gunner …

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  • Gun brought into school

    MAUMELLE (AP) — Police have arrested a North Little Rock man who they say brought a gun into an elementary school. Maumelle Police Capt. Jim Hansard says 33-year-old Kevin Hamilton is charged with possession of a firearm on school property and possession of a gun …

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  • Hearing set in case over Hot Springs water issue

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A judge has scheduled an emergency hearing for Monday on a complaint that seeks to force a local water issue onto the November ballot. Two identical petitions filed this week sought to have an ordinance placed on the ballot to direct …

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  • Guilty plea entered in fatal mall shooting

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former pizza restaurant employee in Little Rock has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree murder in the shooting death of his former supervisor during a robbery at Park Plaza Mall. Tristan Bryant pleaded guilty …

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