• Death sentence upheld in police officer shooting

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the murder conviction for a man sentenced to death for fatally shooting a police officer during a traffic stop in northeast Arkansas. The court denied a request for a new trial and upheld the death …

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  • Convicted killer to have hearing

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A hearing has been scheduled for an Oklahoma man on federal death row for the 1996 slaying of an Arkansas family as part of a conspiracy to create a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest. Danny Lee of Yukon, Okla., was …

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  • Sex transporter gets life

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A federal prosecutor says a member of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries has been sentenced to life in prison for transporting a minor from Oklahoma to Arkansas to engage in sex. U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge says 60-year-old Douglas James Christopher of Valparaiso, …

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  • Stadium tests cause green sky

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A glowing green sky in Fayetteville on Thursday night wasn’t a glimpse of the northern lights — it was just the Razorbacks. The University of Arkansas says officials tested the lights and scoreboard at Razorback Stadium, which sent a green glow into …

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  • Storm leaves many roads in Arkansas covered with ice

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Many schools and businesses were closed throughout Arkansas after freezing rain left an icy glaze on roads. Several schools in central Arkansas started two hours late today, as did state workers in the Little Rock area. The freezing rain and sleet …

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  • Electric co-op awards nonprofits

    Jacksonville — Fifteen nonprofit organizations received funds through First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program in December. Community members on the Operation Round-Up Board of Trustees approved $12,500 in donations. Among them were Child Care Aware of Northcentral Arkansas (based in Batesville) and Christian Health Center …

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  • Arkansas town considers stricter dog regulations

    HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE (AP) — Stricter regulations on dogs are under consideration in Hot Springs Village after a 75-year-old resident was killed by a bull mastiff while on her morning walk. A proposal before the Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association Board of Directors would …

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  • Committee of 100 announces 40th anniversary

    CONWAY — The Committee of One Hundred has announced its 40th anniversary of service to the Ozark Folk Center State Park. This volunteer advocacy organization began in 1974 with representatives from each of the 75 counties and 25 members at large to help publicize and …

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  • Plenty of unknowns in how to impeach Ark. lt. gov.

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr’s impeachment over an ethics scandal may be “inevitable” unless he resigns, in the words of a fellow Republican. But before legislators could impeach Darr, they’d have to write the rules for the process, which Arkansas hasn’t used …

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  • Freezing rain, sleet possible

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Freezing rain and sleet are possible in parts of Arkansas as a wintry storm system makes its way through the state A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 tonight until noon Thursday for the northern two-thirds of Arkansas. The …

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  • Darr faces impeachment threat over ethics case

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr today showed no signs of relenting in his fight to stay in office, one day after a key member of his party said the Republican’s impeachment was “inevitable” over ethics violations tied to his office and campaign …

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  • Dozens of schools remain closed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Dozens of schools primarily from northcentral to northwestern Arkansas remain closed as frigid temperatures continue across the state. School officials also report many secondary roads remain slick following recent winter precipitation in the area. Entergy Arkansas also reports about 7,900 power …

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