• Frogs are croaking in Arkansas hill country

    HARRISON (AP) — Arkansas frogs don’t say “ribbit.” That sound is made only by Pacific tree frogs, which live on the West Coast. But thanks to Hollywood, a recording of Pacific tree frogs “ribbiting” has been used in movies for almost a century to depict …

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  • Students build wheelchairs for dogs

    JONESBORO (AP) — Patches of missing fur mark Lila’s hind legs, a result of her struggle anytime she tries to stand. But once up, the small Chihuahua mix is quick to make her presence known. Lila, who experienced a brief period of paralysis in her …

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  • Dems face hard road to U.S. House wins

    LITTLE ROCK — While Democrats mapped out the districts Arkansas is using to send people to Congress through the current decade, they face a tough time winning any of the seats because of the state’s shift toward Republicans and the dislike of President Barack Obama, …

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  • Missing fisherman found in lake

    ASHDOWN (AP) — A Nashville, Ark., man who disappeared after going fishing has been found dead in Millwood Lake in southwestern Arkansas. Little River County Sheriff Gary Gregory said the body of 74-year-old James Steely was found Wednesday by Arkansas Game and Fish wildlife officers …

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  • Lawyer wanted for manslaughter turns self in

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A Hot Springs lawyer who faces manslaughter charges in a man’s death from two years ago has surrendered to police. Andrea Davis, 36, has turned herself in to police. Davis is in custody until her first appearance in Garland County District …

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  • Jonesboro-area tax collections down in icy weather

    JONESBORO (AP) — Government officials in the Jonesboro area say icy weather during January is likely to blame for lower-than-expected sales tax collections. Craighead County officials say their sales tax revenues were off by 1.82 percent, when compared to January 2013. Inside the city of …

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  • Judge facing charges to resign

    CAMDEN (AP) — Ouachita County Judge Mike Hesterly — who is facing federal bribery and conspiracy charges — has announced plans to resign. Hesterly said in a letter of resignation that he will resign April 3 because of “health problems, current circumstances and other concerns.” …

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  • Home of Ark. deputy burglarized

    ASHDOWN (AP) — The home of Little River County Chief Deputy Sheriff Lee Sullivan near Ashdown was burglarized and several of his police uniform shirts are among the items taken. Sheriff Gary Gregory said that authorities are concerned the burglar may use the uniform shirts …

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  • Military youth camps available

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ military youth from all branches of service will have camping opportunities beginning in April. Residential and day camps for military youth and families statewide will be offered. The camps strive to meet the unique needs of military youth, who often experience …

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  • LR officials: Homicide victims are all black

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The mayor is calling for a task force to study black-on-black crime in Little Rock, where all of this year’s 11 slayings have involved black victims and lead suspects. But the city’s police chief said factors other than race — including …

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  • Severe weather possible in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Severe thunderstorms are possible in parts of Arkansas later this week. The National Weather Service says a cold front is expected to sweep across eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas late Thursday, with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing along the front. Strong …

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  • Former adviser gets 2 years

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Little Rock says a former financial adviser has been sentenced to two years in prison for bank fraud. Christopher Williams of Bryant was sentenced Tuesday to the prison term followed by five years of supervised release. …

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