• Ark. cesarean births higher than US average

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Vicki Southard accompanied her husband to Bamberg, Germany, where he was stationed with the U.S. military in 1994. Southard was pregnant with their first baby, a son, who “by God’s grace and a very heavy nurse” is alive today after a traumatic …

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  • Jonesboro mayor names new chief

    JONESBORO (AP) — A new law enforcement leader is replacing the former Jonesboro police chief who resigned after making disparaging comments about a reporter on Facebook. Lt. Rick Elliot was promoted this week to the position. Elliot says he wants to restore a positive image …

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  • Teddy Riedel, Ark. musician who gained worldwide fame, dies at 77

    QUITMAN — When Elvis Presley heard Teddy Riedel’s version of “Judy,” he reportedly loved it so much that he had to record it, and did, making it a hit song in 1961 for the Arkansas native musician who penned it. Teddy DeLano Riedel grew up …

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  • UAMS offers adult spina bifida clinic

    LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has opened an adult spina bifida clinic, the first multidisciplinary clinic available to adult patients in Arkansas. When spina bifida patients seen at Arkansas Children’s Hospital turn 21, they must transition to adult care elsewhere. …

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  • Driver in logging truck wreck charged with negligent homicide

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A prosecutor says a truck driver has been charged with negligent homicide in a wreck that killed two construction workers and injured nearly 20 others in north Arkansas. Thirty-nine-year-old Jerry Hickman of Bee Branch was charged Wednesday with two counts of …

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  • Doctor charged with 3 more voyeurism counts

    PARAGOULD (AP) — A Paragould gynecologist accused of taking photographs of a nude patient faces additional charges after police said three more patients identified pictures of themselves on his cellphone, according to documents filed in a Greene County court. Greene County District Judge Dan Stidham …

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  • Woman accused of shoplifting $144 in eye shadow

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — An Arkansas woman whose mug shot shows her in heavy aqua and maroon eye shadow is accused of shoplifting $144 in makeup. Police in Fayetteville arrested 31-year-old Brandy Allen, accusing her of stuffing handfuls of eye shadow into her purse Monday. Officers …

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  • UA enrollment tops 26K

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Preliminary enrollment figures for the University of Arkansas show that the school has a record 26,301 students for the fall semester. The school says the total is nearly a 4 percent increase from the fall 2013 enrollment — a rate of growth …

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  • Student recovering from fraternity accident

    JONESBORO (AP) — An 18-year-old Arkansas State University student is recovering after she was impaled in the neck with a golf club during a freak accident at a fraternity house. Natalie Jo Eaton was upgraded from critical to serious condition Wednesday. She has been at …

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  • Ex-employee ordered to pay $600K

    TEXARKANA (AP) — A federal judge has ordered a former food mart employee to pay nearly $600,000 to a commercial trucking company for phony fuel purchases. Sadiq Sadruddin Lakhani was sentenced Wednesday in Texarkana. He was also ordered to serve six months in federal prison …

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  • Police: Man kills teenager, self

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police say a man has killed a teenager he dated before fleeing her home and killing himself. Lt. Stephen McDaniel says 17-year-old Diamond Ebron was found dead Tuesday from “apparent gunshot wounds.” Witnesses told police 26-year-old Kenneth Thomas shot Ebron with …

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  • Jonesboro to use grant for police body cameras

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Jonesboro City Council has approved buying tasers and body cameras for some of its police officers. The purchase with a $12,000 grant was approved Tuesday night. The funding for the equipment is from the Department of Justice. Mayor Harold Perrin says …

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