• Ross, Hutchinson speaking to counties group

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross and Republican rival Asa Hutchinson are appearing before a group of county officials from around Arkansas. The two candidates were scheduled to appear this morning at a forum before the Association of Arkansas Counties. The two …

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  • Fort Chaffee panel shown plans for med school

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Chaffee officials got a sneak peek at preliminary designs for a planned medical college to be built in their city. The proposed Arkansas College of Osteopathic Medicine will be built on 200 acres of land located in Chaffee Crossing, which …

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  • Woman found mentally fit for trial in slaying

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Doctors say a Mountain Home woman accused in the death of a 24-year-old man is mentally fit to proceed to trial. Christina Scroggin has been charged in the April death of Raul Turrieta of Mountain Home, after authorities discovered the victim’s …

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  • Sun says JPD chief bullied reporter

    JONESBORO (AP) — The publisher of the Jonesboro Sun newspaper wants the city police chief to quit, saying the chief bullied a reporter into quitting by making a series of derogatory statements about her on Facebook. In a story published Wednesday, Sun Publisher David Mosesso …

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  • Cyclist killed in collision

    SUCCESS (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a Missouri man is dead after crashing his bicycle into an oncoming vehicle in northeastern Arkansas. State police say the crash happened Wednesday at Arkansas 328 and U.S. 67 in Clay County. According to a preliminary report, 72-year-old …

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  • Student injured at frat house

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police at Arkansas State University say an 18-year-old student was badly hurt by a flying piece of a broken golf club at a fraternity house. Authorities say a female student was taken to a Memphis hospital after she was impaled by the …

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  • Arkansas lottery dials back budget projections

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Lottery Commission has dialed back its budget projections for money raised for scholarships by $3 million. The commission unanimously approved a revised budget Wednesday that reduces that projection to $78.2 million for the fiscal year. Lottery officials think fiscal …

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  • 1 dead, deputy hurt in shootings

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says one person has died and a deputy has been wounded in related shootings at a home near Fayetteville. Deputies went to the home Wednesday after receiving a call that a man had shot his father, 61-year-old …

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  • Man threatens cops with rifle

    LAMAR (AP) — Arkansas authorities say they’ve arrested a 69-year-old man who pointed a loaded assault rifle at a deputy. The man was arrested Monday on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault, second-degree battery and terroristic threatening. It’s unclear if he has been charged. …

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  • Arkansas state prison inmate found dead in cell

    GRADY (AP) — Arkansas prison officials say a 24-year-old state inmate has been found dead in his cell at the maximum security Varner SuperMax unit in Grady. A spokeswoman says Steven Hill Jr. was found dead at 2:50 a.m. Monday by security staff delivering breakfast. …

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  • ‘Service to Success’ The Women Veteran Summit to be held

    The Women Veteran Summit 2014, titled “Service to Success: Urban Camouflage,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Woody’s Sherwood Forest, located at 1111 W. Maryland Ave. in Sherwood. The event is open to all women who have served or are …

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  • Women’s Outdoor Weekend seeking participants

    LAKEVIEW — A Women’s Outdoor Weekend will be held Oct. 3 through 5 at Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Lakeview. Participants will attend sessions about basic camping and backpacking skills, beginning bird watching, introduction to fly fishing, beginning kayaking and Dutch oven cooking. All …

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