• Legal Aid to meet Saturday

    SPRINGDALE — The Legal Aid of Arkansas board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at 1200 Henryetta St. in Springdale. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Body found near Wilson is that of missing man

    JONESBORO (AP) — Mississippi County authorities say a body found in a field near Wilson has been identified as that of a missing Osceola man. Capt. Robb Rounsavall said the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock has identified the body as that of 49-year-old …

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  • Thousands face flood insurance hikes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than half of flood insurance policyholders in the tiny northern Arkansas city of Norfork face premium increases, but Mayor Jim Reeves says the hardship will be felt by everyone. Norfork, population 500 and change, is located at the confluence of …

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  • Number of homicides in LR almost triples 2013 rate

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The number of homicides in Arkansas’ capital is almost triple what it was this time last year, but the city’s police chief says there shouldn’t be cause for alarm. Eleven homicides have been recorded in Little Rock from January to March …

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  • Funeral home thefts uncovered

    WALNUT RIDGE — Darrin “Pinky” Pinkston of Mammoth Spring was arrested Friday by the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the Arkansas State Police on charges of forgery and theft of property, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest stems from an extensive investigation by the CID …

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  • Woman gets probation for child sex charge

    PARAGOULD (AP) — An Arkansas woman has been sentenced to probation on charges she permitted child sex abuse. Thirty-four-year-old April M. Crow was sentenced to six years of probation. She had pleaded guilty in Greene County Circuit Court. Paragould police arrested Crow last year after …

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  • Doctors attend convention

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Dr. Thomas D. Taylor and Dr. Chad Taylor of White River Chiropractic Life Center in Batesville attended the Arkansas Chiropractic Physicians Association Spring Convention March 8 and 9 in North Little Rock, earning continuing education and professional development hours in the …

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  • Ark. workers to help wire rural Guatemala villages

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group of 14 linemen from eight electric cooperatives across Arkansas will leave this week for Guatemala, where they will help bring electricity to remote villages in the Central American country. The linemen, accompanied by a safety manager, are to leave …

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  • Man raises buffalo to train horses

    MARMADUKE (AP) — While driving along Greene 835 Road one can spot on a single property eight buffalo, four horses, a dog named Beth, a large shop, and a training arena, all of which belongs to Frankie Blankenship, 65, of Marmaduke. Blankenship, who resides only …

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  • Ark. AG rejects wording of marijuana ballot item

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana in the state. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office on Friday said the measure by Arkansans for Medical Cannabis contains ambiguities in its text. …

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  • Couple impersonates DHS workers

    WALDRON (AP) — Authorities are investigating an attempted scam in western Arkansas in which two people tried to impersonate Department of Human Services employees. DHS said Wednesday that a man and a woman identified themselves as DHS adult protective services employees and tried to gain …

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  • Jonesboro school shooter loses appeal attempt

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — One of two people convicted in the 1998 Jonesboro school shootings has been turned away by the U.S. Supreme Court in an appeal of drug and gun convictions out of Fayetteville. Mitchell Johnson was arrested during a 2007 traffic stop for illegally …

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