• Arkansas crime victims get $276,956

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ attorney general says the state Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $276,956 to victims of crime in October. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Monday that awards were made in 204 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 19 previously submitted cases. …

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  • Officials warn of deer on Arkansas roadways

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas officials and an insurance company are projecting that motorists will hit nearly 25,000 deer this season in Arkansas. Officials report the majority of crashes will likely occur in November and December. An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission official says deer …

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  • Ark. man charged with not filing tax returns

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal prosecutor in Arkansas says a 52-year-old North Little Rock resident has been charged with five counts of failure to file his federal income tax returns. U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Thyer said in a statement Monday that the charges were …

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  • Arkansas lawmakers look at prison options

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas should look at sending some inmates to private facilities to ease overcrowding, along with converting abandoned public buildings and expanding alternative sentencing programs in addition to building a new prison, according to a report issued to lawmakers Monday. The options were …

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  • Zoo’s gift shop offers unique plush animals

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Zoo’s Safari Trader gift shop will have a blow-out Black Friday sale with all plush animals marked down to 50 percent off regular prices on Friday. The shop features some of the most unique plush animals around, a news release …

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  • Mountian Home couple sentenced in child meth case

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — An Arkansas couple has been sentenced to probation after their 2-year-old son was found with methamphetamine in his system. Stephanie Motes, 39, and Wayne Motes, 41, of Mountain Home took a plea deal on Thursday. They admitted to first-degree child endangerment …

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  • Man sentenced to 70 years in machete deaths

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Sebastian County jury has sentenced a Fort Smith man to 70 years in prison for killing two men with a machete last summer. A jury made up of seven women and five men deliberated nearly two hours Thursday before returning …

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  • Madison Co. to close jail

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A northwest Arkansas county is closing its eight-bed jail after voters rejected a sales tax increase that would have paid for improvements. Madison County officials have started the process of closing the jail following the defeat of a 1 percent sales-tax …

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  • Craft Fest set for Mtn. Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Craft Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Education Building on the Baxter County Fairgrounds. More than 100 booths will be operated by vendors throughout Arkansas and Missouri. …

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  • Arkansans given four financial tips

    LITTLE ROCK — A financial capability study released recently compared the money use habits of American consumers from 2009 to 2012. The study found that in 2009, 16 percent of Arkansans were spending more than they earned. That number rose to 20 percent in 2012. …

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  • LRPD to give 150 turkeys

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of the Little Rock Police Department will be handing out turkeys next week to needy residents to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The Nov. 25 event is planned by the department, Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Police Officers Association. …

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  • Report: State ranks high for child homelessness

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A report says Arkansas ranks as one of the worst states overall in child homelessness. The study, called “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” was released Monday by the National Center on Family Homelessness. Arkansas placed 47th in the overall ranking that takes into …

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