• 3 charged with violating archaeological protection act

    ASHDOWN (AP) — Three Ashdown residents have been charged with breaking a federal law that protects archaeological artifacts. Court documents show Christopher Castle, Lauren Bailes and Callie Neher are charged with violating the Archaeological Resource Protection Act at Millwood Lake near Ashdown. Castle faces two …

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  • Pro-alcohol petition ends in 2 counties

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group advocating alcohol sales in dry Arkansas counties says it hasn’t gathered sufficient support in Faulkner and Craighead counties. Our Community, Our Dollars said on Thursday it will solely focus on Saline County. It says it has collected enough signatures …

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  • House Republican Caucus to host town hall meeting

    Members of the Arkansas House Republican Caucus and two local candidates are seeking feedback from their constituents on the legislative proposals known as the “J.O.B.S.” plan. For several months, caucus members have been discussing their legislative agenda for the 2015 session, and now they want …

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  • 2 plead guilty to federal drug conspiracy charge

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal prosecutor says two men with ties to a drug cartel have pleaded guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to transport cocaine from Mexico to Little Rock for distribution in central Arkansas. U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Thyer says Mohammed …

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  • Arkansas man gets life in prison for 2013 killing

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas jury sentenced a man to life in prison for a murder that was done in retaliation for missing crack cocaine. A Miller County jury returned the verdict for 26-year-old Serandon Ramon Starling on Wednesday afternoon. It took the jury …

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  • Little Rock Police to encrypt radio transmissions

    LITTLE ROCK(AP) — The Little Rock Police Department will block public access from most of its radio transmissions. A new encryption will go into effect tonight. That means day-to-day radio calls ranging from bank robberies to traffic accidents will no longer be available. Police say …

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  • Police: Man tried to mail meth to jail 

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police say twin brothers in Arkansas will soon be together after one tried to mail methamphetamine to the other who was in jail. Twenty-seven year-olds Brandon and David Buck were charged July 2 for meth possession. David Buck posted bond, but his …

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  • State lands $90M wood pellet manufacturing site

    MONTICELLO (AP) — A Texas-based company announced Wednesday it is building a $90 million facility in south Arkansas to manufacture wood pellets that can be used as an alternative fuel source. The project is expected to employ 52 people. Houston-based Zilkha Biomass Energy LLC says …

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  • Change-of-command planned at LR air base

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A change-of-command ceremony is planned at the Little Rock Air Force Base for a new leader of the 314th Airlift Wing. A ceremony is planned for Thursday as Col. James Dryjanski (dry-GAN’-skee) takes over as leader of the 314th. Previously, Dryjanski served …

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  • Cities to answer state’s ad for new prison

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Cities and counties throughout Arkansas are deciding whether to get in the running for a proposed $100 million prison —which comes with a maximum-security rating and some of the state’s most difficult inmates, but hundreds of new jobs. The Arkansas Department …

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  • Searchers find bodies of man, infant son

    DANVILLE (AP) — A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, authorities said Tuesday. Brooke Floyd, who was the wife of Brian Floyd …

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  • Post office to stay open

    SEDGWICK (AP) — A tiny Arkansas town has learned it can keep its post office. The United States Postal Service told residents of Sedgwick on Tuesday night that the town’s post office will continue to operate with reduced hours. The town of about 150 people …

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