• Bull Shoals police chief on trial

    HARRISON (AP) — A trial has begun for the chief of the Bull Shoals Police Department, who is accused of using excessive force against a suspect. Prosecutors allege Daniel Sutterfield kicked and beat a domestic abuse suspect with a shotgun and threw him into a …

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  • Scammers impersonate officers

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office says there have been several reports in recent days of residents receiving phone calls from someone impersonating a law enforcement officer. The department said Tuesday that the impersonators say they are representing the sheriff’s office and …

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  • 1 dead, 1 injured in shooting

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — One man is injured and another is dead after a shooting in North Little Rock. Police say the shooting happened Tuesday night. They say one of the men ran down a nearby alley where he died from his injuries. The …

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  • Post office to be renamed

    PERRYVILLE (AP) — The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a resolution renaming a Perryville post office in honor of the first American prisoner of war executed during the Vietnam War. The House passed the measure Monday to name the facility the Harold George Bennett …

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  • Highway officials seek to pave last gravel road

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas highway officials say they want to pave the state’s last gravel highway. Highway department spokesman Randy Ort said there’s about 8 miles of gravel road from Crawford County into Washington County. He says the road, which is called Arkansas 220, …

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  • ASU-MH to hold beginner computer classes for seniors

    MOUNTAIN HOME — A six-week beginner computer class for seniors will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays through Aug. 15 at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Course topics include “What is this machine and what will it do,” “How do I …

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  • Courthouse shut down by fleas reopens

    ASHDOWN (AP) — A Southwest Arkansas courthouse has reopened after it was closed for flea fumigation. Little River County officials closed the historic county courthouse on Friday and employees got a half day off with pay. County Judge Clayton Castleman said the courthouse was besieged …

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  • Ark. attorney general settles with charity

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has announced the settlement of a lawsuit he filed against the New Jersey-based National Police Defense Foundation. McDaniel said Tuesday that the NPDF agreed to pay $120,000 restitution to consumers and to stop professional fundraising activities …

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  • Woman killed while jogging

    PRAIRIE GROVE (AP) — Authorities say a woman was struck and killed while jogging along the side of a highway in northwest Arkansas. The Prairie Grove Police Department says the collision happened Tuesday morning along U.S. 62. According to police, 46-year-old Deborah Hildebrand was killed …

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  • It’s time to buy hunting licenses

     LITTLE ROCK — It is time to get a new hunting license. Old ones expired June 30. Arkansas hunting licenses are different from fishing licenses in that they all expire on June 30. Fishing licenses expire one year from date of purchase. A purchase of …

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  • Andrew Parker joins AGFC panel

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has named Andrew Parker of Little Rock as the newest commissioner of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. “Andrew is one of our bright, up-and-coming Arkansans who has a lifelong love for the outdoors, is an avid hunter, and …

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  • Tick season returns in full force – They can carry serious illneses

    FAYETTEVILLE — Despite a cold winter that some hoped would kill off ticks, the pestilent  pests are active and biting throughout Arkansas and neighboring states. “This year we’re seeing an abundance of lone star ticks and American dog ticks,” said Kelly Loftin, extension entomologist for …

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