• College test scores show increase

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas students’ overall Advanced Placement scores increased in 2014, according to a new report from the Arkansas Department of Education. The number of AP exams with a score of 3 or higher (14,146) out of a possible 5 increased 6.4 percent, as …

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  • Child hurt at zoo improves

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A 3-year-old who was critically injured after falling into a Little Rock Zoo exhibit and being bitten by jaguars was improving Saturday, hospital officials said. “The child’s condition has been upgraded to stable and is expected to improve,” Arkansas Children’s Hospital …

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  • Juvenile centers asked to stop using ‘The Wrap’

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ Division of Youth Services has asked that juvenile detention centers in Benton, Washington and Sebastian counties stop using a device known as “The Wrap” that handcuffs disruptive children and immobilizes their legs. The requests, in letters sent Friday, come after …

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  • Storms may bring high winds, twisters to Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center says isolated strong tornadoes are possible today as a large storm system moves through Arkansas. Forecasters say areas east of Little Rock are at the greatest risk of tornadoes today, including eastern Arkansas, northwestern Mississippi and far …

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  • Searchlights to honor remembrance day

    LITTLE ROCK — A searchlight will brighten the night sky over Little Rock on Wednesday in observance of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day in a program called “International Wave of Light.” A special ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the steps of the …

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  • State park ready for Ghosts of Davidsonville festival

    POCAHONTAS — The Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Davidsonville Historic State Park, located at 7953 Highway 166 South in Pocahontas. Entry fees are $3 for adults and $2 for children ages 6 to 12 and adults …

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  • Judge removes Greenwood annexation from ballot

    GREENWOOD (AP) — A Sebastian County judge has removed from the ballot a plan to annex several tracts of property into Greenwood. Two lawsuits were filed over the annexation proposals, which would have added areas north and west of Greenwood into the city. The lawsuits …

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  • 11 hurt in school bus wreck

    BONO (AP) — Craighead County authorities say a Bono man faces a drunken driving charge after he hit a school bus and sent eight students to the hospital with minor injuries. The Craighead County Sheriff’s office arrested the 22-year-old man on Thursday. He faces charges …

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  • Man pleads not guilty in child porn case

    GASSVILLE (AP) — A north Arkansas man has pleaded not guilty to six counts of receiving and possessing child pornography. Mark Breitenstein, 30, of Gassville entered the pleas in federal court. He is charged with five counts of receiving visual depictions of child pornography and …

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  • AG warning residents of Medicare enrollment scams

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is warning Arkansas consumers who are eligible for Medicare to stay alert for possible scams during open enrollment. Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15. During that time, senior citizens 65 and older have the option to review …

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  • Meeting set for UAW retirees

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Jonesboro man gets 60 years in child sex case

    JONESBORO (AP) — A Jonesboro man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl who became pregnant. The 28-year-old man took a deal with prosecutors Monday and pleaded guilty to three counts of second-degree sexual assault. He will receive …

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