• State gets $100K for water quality 

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has received a $100,000 grant for water quality management planning. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant will be used to conduct analysis of chemical samples of rivers, streams and lakes in Arkansas. Water quality …

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  • AGS to host Ingle

    BENTON — The Arkansas Genealogical Society will host Cyndi Ingle, owner and webmaster of Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet (www.CyndisList.com/) Sept. 20 at the Benton Event Center, located at 17322 Interstate 30 North in Benton. Registration is open to the public. A …

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  • $30,000 in sculptures stolen from LR park

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock authorities say three sculptures worth $30,000 have been stolen from Riverfront Park. The city’s Parks and Recreation director says he believes the statues were taken Thursday night. They’re made of bronze with copper detail and were sawed off at …

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  • Whirlpool says Ark. site is safe

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Whirlpool spokesman says a toxic chemical found in the groundwater of a Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club does not pose a health risk. Spokesman Jeff Noel announced the results of the company’s summer testing on Thursday. The chemical is …

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  • Judge denies GOP lawsuit for records

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge has rejected an effort by Arkansas Republicans to force Gov. Mike Beebe to disclose documents they say are public. A Pulaski County circuit judge on Thursday threw out the GOP Freedom of Information lawsuit. The judge agreed with the …

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  • Animal abuser gets prison term

    GREENWOOD (AP) — A Greenwood man has been sentenced to six years in prison for animal abuse after authorities found emaciated dogs at his former home. Randy Snyder, 38, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to aggravated cruelty to a dog. Authorities say three starving dogs were …

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  • Veterans’ Hall of Fame accepting nominations for induction

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame will have its 4th annual induction ceremony on Nov. 1 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. Tickets to the event may be purchased by calling (888) 329-3845. The organization’s selection board will choose this …

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  • Baxter County officials say dangerous animal found

    BUFORD (AP) — Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says a canine/wolf hybrid that disappeared from its pen in the Buford area has returned to its home. Montgomery said Tuesday that a deputy has confirmed that the animal is back in its pen at the owner’s …

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  • Jonesboro police chief resigns

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro’s police chief has resigned three days after being suspended without pay because of derogatory statements he made on Facebook about a reporter. Michael Yates submitted a resignation letter to Mayor Harold Perrin on Monday, saying he carefully considered his position and …

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  • Officials ID body found in river

    JONESBORO (AP) — Officials in northeastern Arkansas have identified a body found during the weekend in the Current River. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the body is that of 27-year-old Robin Due of Maynard. Due’s body was found Sunday afternoon by Arkansas …

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  • Inmate escapes during transport

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say a Pulaski County jail inmate escaped while being taken to the county courthouse. Sheriff’s Lt. Carl Minden says 30-year-old inmate Anael Castro-Hernandez escaped about 8 a.m. in downtown Little Rock. Minden told reporters that Castro-Hernandez escaped while being escorted …

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  • Baxter County officials warn of dangerous animal

    BUFORD (AP) — The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office says a canine/wolf hybrid mix has escaped its pen this afternoon in the Buford area. Sheriff John Montgomery says the animal’s owner notified authorities Monday that the animal was not in its pen when she arrived home. …

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