• Sheriff: Car strikes helicopters

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Arkansas police say a man has been hospitalized after his car flew into the air and struck two grounded law enforcement helicopters. A 71-year-old driver launched his car off of an 8-foot retaining wall next to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office …

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  • Elderly man dies in fire

    GREENLAND (AP) — An Arkansas fire marshal says an elderly man who lived alone has been found dead after a house fire. Washington County firefighters found the body at a residence that burned down Thursday. Authorities haven’t released his name or age. Fire Marshal Dennis …

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  • Fiber Arts Extravaganza scheduled for September

    HOT SPRINGS — The 8th Annual Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza will be Sept. 18 through 20 at Hot Springs Convention Center. The event features 40 classes on various fiber arts, vendors, door prizes, free totes to preregistered guests and face-to-face time with other fiber arts …

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  • AG cautions college students using credit

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has issued a consumer alert encouraging college students and other young consumers to practice caution when entering the credit market, and to remind Arkansans of laws in place to protect college campuses from predatory credit card solicitations. “Although …

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  • Meeting on environment set

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has set a meeting to present the results of a recent statewide modeling analysis for air pollutants. The Aug. 20 presentation at the agency’s North Little Rock office is open to the public. The …

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  • Sports anchor Dick Clay dies

    “I’m Dick Clay, and that’s sports!” was the iconic signoff he used for 30 years as sports director and anchor for KAIT 8 television. For a generation, he was the face of local sports in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri. “Dickie,” as he was known, …

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  • Mother charged with manslaughter in death

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Greenwood woman was charged Tuesday with manslaughter in the death of her 10-month-old son after investigators said she and her husband took the boy into a rugged part of the Ouachita Mountains while having drug-induced hallucinations about being chased. Brooke …

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  • JPs block new inmate uniforms

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Baxter County Quorum Court has killed a proposal to replace inmates’ black-and-white striped jail uniforms with green scrubs. The court voted down the proposal 10-1 Tuesday night. The only vote in favor came from the proposal’s architect, Gary Tennison. He …

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  • Judge threatens town officials

    JASPER (AP) — A circuit judge has found Lead Hill officials in contempt of court for a failure to repay thousands of dollars owed to a rural public water authority. Judge Shawn Womack warned officials Tuesday in Jasper that he plans to order them jailed …

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  • Bull Shoals chief to resign

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — A police chief has agreed to resign and never serve in law enforcement again in exchange for federal prosecutors dropping a charge against him. Bull Shoals Police Chief Daniel Sutterfield took the deal on Monday. Federal prosecutors have dropped an excessive …

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  • Texarkana mayor says no to re-election, yes to golf

    TEXARKANA (AP) — The Texarkana mayor says he will manage a golf course rather than seek re-election. Mayor Wayne Smith said Monday at City Hall that he would have run for a second term if he hadn’t gotten the golf job. He announced he has …

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  • ASU offers CDA credential course

    JONESBORO — Childhood Services at Arkansas State University has announced it will conduct training for interested individuals in the Newport area who would like to earn the Child Development Associate credential. Libby James, program coordinator, explained that the nationally recognized CDA credentialing process has the …

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