• Court date set for superintendent

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The superintendent of the Mountain Pine School District has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of third-degree battery, public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Bobby Gray entered his plea Tuesday in Garland County court. He’s been on paid administrative leave since March …

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  • 16 indicted for selling meth

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 16 people in northwest Arkansas have been indicted on charges of trafficking methamphetamine. Authorities say the indictments are the result of a two-year investigation called Operation La Pantera Negra — or The Black Panther in Spanish. The charges include …

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  • Man shot, stabbed

    CONWAY (AP) — Authorities say a Faulkner County man has died after he was shot once in the throat and stabbed in the shoulder. Authorities said Billy J. “B.J.” Ewing was able to tell police who attacked him before he died at a hospital. Ewing …

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  • Medical education, screenings, programs offered at 2012 Women’s Health Conference in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The 2012 Women’s Health Conference, sponsored by Cardiology Associates Foundation and Clopton Clinic Foundation, will be from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro. “Many great medical and health partners are on board with Cardiology Associates Foundation and …

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  • NWS confirms tornado in western Arkansas

    LITLE ROCK (AP) — A storm that caused damage as it moved through northwestern Arkansas on Monday was a small tornado. The National Weather Service confirmed the twister and assigned it a preliminary rating of EF1. The weather service estimates the tornado touched down about …

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  • ABC board to consider park’s alcohol permit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will consider expanding alcohol permits for an amusement park in Hot Springs. Board members will hold a hearing today on whether Magic Springs & Crystal Falls amusement should be allowed to sell beer and wine …

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  • Boy hurt after fall off balcony

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock police say a toddler’s fall from a hotel balcony appears to have been an accident. Officers say 1-year-old Braylon Halton was hurt while he was at the Super 7 Motel on Interstate 30 Monday night. Investigators say Braylon and …

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  • Little Rock airport renamed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Travelers flying into Little Rock will now be reminded of Arkansas’ most famous political couple after officials voted Tuesday to rename the city’s airport after Bill and Hillary Clinton. The Little Rock Municipal Airport Commission unanimously agreed to change the name …

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  • Tennille named economic development head

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday named his former deputy chief of staff to head the Economic Development Commission, permanently giving him a job he had been working on a temporary basis since last fall. Beebe announced that Grant Tennille would …

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  • Indiana company to open plant

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — An Indiana company plans to open a new plant in western Arkansas and create 25 jobs. Precision Surveillance Corp. will move into a 40,000-square foot building at an industrial park in Russellville. Precision Surveillance has worked with more than 24 nuclear power …

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  • Genealogical, historical spring workshop slated at Rivermarket

    LITTLE ROCK — Central Arkansas Genealogical and Historical Society will have its spring workshop Saturday in the Darrah Center in the Rivermarket area of downtown Little Rock. The workshop is open to anyone interested in genealogical research and family history, whether at the beginning or …

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  • Whitfield recognized by Angus Association

    PINEVILLE — Rex and Carol Whitfield of Pineville have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association. Their operation, RC Angus, has two registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2012 Pathfinder Report. Only 2,027 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented …

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