• Couple pleads not guilty

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge on Wednesday entered not-guilty pleas on behalf of a husband and wife accused of kidnapping and killing a real estate agent this fall. Arron Lewis, 33, and estranged wife Crystal Lowery, 41, were charged in the death of Beverly …

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  • Star or asterisk? Nativity scene has disclaimer

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — A nativity scene at the Baxter County courthouse will feature an additional element this year: a disclaimer saying the county had nothing to do with it. The quorum court voted to point out that private residents — and not the local …

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  • 2 charged in truck slaying

    MARKED TREE (AP) — A man and a woman in northeast Arkansas are charged with murder in the death of a man found fatally shot under a burning truck. Forty-eight-year-old Christopher Terrell and 40-year-old Betty Grant were charged Wednesday with first-degree murder. Prosecutors say the …

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  • Man sentenced in sex assault

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A 41-year-old northwest Arkansas man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting an underage girl. Michael Harris was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to first-degree sexual assault. He was also given a 20-year suspended sentence. The victim …

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  • Christmas in the Wild set for Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Zoo’s Christmas in the Wild will be from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 and 13. Participants will enjoy cookies and milk in Café Africa, take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, give Santa a wish list, make holiday crafts, …

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  • Winter weather advisory in Oklahoma, Arkansas

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Light freezing drizzle and rain along with sleet is falling in northeastern Oklahoma and northwestern Arkansas. National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Sellers said this morning’s precipitation was spotty with the heaviest amounts falling in northwest Arkansas, leading to some icy spots …

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  • ADEQ launches app

    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has launched a mobile application that will allow users anywhere in the state to report environmental hazards directly from some smart phones. “Our inspectors do a great job, but they can’t be everywhere,” Ryan Benefield, interim director, said. “Enabling …

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  • ASU to host Madrigal Feaste

    JONESBORO — In the style of Merrie Old England with costumes, decorations, comedy and fanfare, the Arkansas State University choirs will present the Madrigal Feaste in the Grand Hall of A-State’s Fowler Center Dec. 5 and 6. The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, led by …

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  • Prosecutors ask to drop Shoffner mail fraud charges

    LITTLE ROCK — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday moved to drop their charges accusing former Arkansas state Treasurer Martha Shoffner of spending thousands in campaign cash on personal items, a little over two weeks after a judge rejected Shoffner’s bid to plead guilty in the case. …

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  • Report says murder suspect admitted abducting woman

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An arrest report says a man accused of killing a real estate agent two months ago admitted to deputies that he had abducted the woman. According to published reports, 33-year-old Arron Lewis said he kidnapped the woman but refused to say …

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  • Jaguar exhibit reopens at Little Rock Zoo

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The jaguar exhibit at the Little Rock Zoo that was closed in October after a toddler fell into it has reopened. Jaguars were back on display Tuesday with new warning signage. Zoo marketing director Susan Altrui says the zebra-striped signs warn …

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  • Police: Jonesboro man hides meth in mouth

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police have arrested a man who they say tried to hide a bag of methamphetamine in a police car before stuffing it in his mouth. The 43-year-old Jonesboro man was being held at the Craighead County Jail on Monday and faces …

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