• Firefighter killed while responding to crash

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a man allegedly drove around barriers and struck three emergency responders working an accident scene, killing a firefighter and critically injuring a police officer and another firefighter. Authorities say the crash happened at about 10:30 p.m. Monday along U.S. 161 …

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  • Lotto contractor offers state $2.2M

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery was recently offered $2.2 million and 400 LCD screens by its two largest contractors. Director Bishop Woosley presented the offers to the Arkansas Lottery Commission on Monday. He said he met with the companies last week to …

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  • Autopsy: Baxter Co. man died of natural causes

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Authorities say a man who was found dead by family members at his home in Jordan died of natural causes. The Baxter County Sheriff’s office says the Arkansas State Medical Examiner’s Office made the conclusion in the case of 54-year-old Randy …

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  • Death of woman called ‘suspicious’

    BONO (AP) — The Craighead County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death at a residence near Bono. Sheriff’s investigator Justin Rolland said deputies responding to a domestic disturbance call about 4:45 p.m. Saturday found an unresponsive woman on the floor. Officers tried to revive …

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  • LR airport may get new name

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of the Municipal Airport Commission will consider proposals to change the name of Little Rock National Airport, including one honoring former President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Airport public affairs director Shane Carter said the commission may …

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  • Former bank VP pleads guilty to child pornography charges

    A former bank vice president has pleaded guilty to child porn charges, according to court documents filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, Western Division. Tom Mueller pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and “the image of child porn had …

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  • Heavy rains headed to Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says flash flooding is possible in much of western Arkansas as a slow-moving storm makes its way across the state. Forecasters say a flash flood watch is in place for the western half of the state until …

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  • Gas prices continue to rise

    Average retail gasoline prices in Arkansas have risen 5.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.64 a gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.80 a gallon, according to gasoline …

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  • State Parks license plate debut

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new specialty license plate devoted to Arkansas State Parks is making its debut. The agency announced the plate on Thursday and says it is available in state revenue offices. The license tag has a brown background, gold lettering, a rustic …

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  • Event raises $25K for infant

    SEARCY — A team roping benefit held March 3 to raise money for infant Mati Moorehead of Concord, who was born with a cancerous tumor and has undergone chemotherapy, raised $25,000 to help the family with travel and health expenses. Kara Moorehead, Mati’s mother, said …

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  • 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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