• Missing Trumann man found dead in ditch

    TRUMANN (AP) — A man from Trumann who went missing more than a week ago was found dead in a farm ditch in Lawrence County. Sheriff Jody Dotson says 50-year-old Steven Hooks had not been heard from since Oct. 11. His body was found late …

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  • Trumann officer shoots man after chase

    TRUMANN (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a Trumann police officer shot a man while attempting to serve a warrant. Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson says the shooting happened Tuesday when police officers were serving a felony warrant on a man. Henson says the man …

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  • Man arrested for death after house hit

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities in Garland County have arrested a man in the death of an 87-year-old woman who died when a vehicle hit her house during the summer. Hot Springs police said Tuesday that 20-year-old Nickollas Roe left the scene of the Aug. …

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  • Bill to protect pop-up kids’ consignment sales

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin would exempt children’s consignment sales from certain federal labor regulations. The government wants the pop-up businesses to pay at least minimum wage to workers. Some children’s consignment sales give early access to the …

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  • Class-action status OK’d in Marlboro Lights suit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge in Arkansas has granted class-action status in a lawsuit that claims Philip Morris USA deliberately exaggerated the safety of its Marlboro Lights cigarettes. Attorneys for Philip Morris had argued that any lawsuits should be filed individually, but Pulaski County …

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  • Bryant to discuss chief’s travel expenses

    BRYANT (AP) — City councilors in Bryant are examining the travel expenses of the town’s police chief and a school resource officer after the pair was reimbursed for steak dinners from an upscale Orlando, Fla., strip club. According to travel receipts obtained by the Arkansas …

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  • ‘Governors, ghosts and gavottes’ seminar scheduled for weekend

    WASHINGTON, Ark. — A seminar called “Governors, Ghosts and Gavottes: Life in Historic Washington State Park” will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The free seminar will be held in the 1914 schoolhouse at the Historic Washington State Park in Washington, Ark. …

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  • Ark. ninth for deer collisions

    LITTLE ROCK – According to statistics from State Farm insurance company, Arkansas has moved up to No. 9 on the list of states where a driver is most likely to hit a deer; it was No. 12 on the previous list. The statistics are compiled …

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  • Teacher honored

    JONESBORO — Dawn Tucker’s students consider her one of those rare teachers who “takes a genuine interest in the lives and futures of her students.” Self-proclaimed “Tuck’s Minions,” at least five of Tucker’s Jonesboro High School students — Colten Baker, Emma Watkins, McKenzie Griffin, Reagan …

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  • 2 teens severely burned in haunted house fire

    BONO (AP) — Two teenagers working as volunteers at a northeast Arkansas haunted house suffered severe burns when another worker poured paint thinner into a burning barrel, causing it to burst into flames, authorities said. The fire broke out late Saturday at Nightmare Productions Haunted …

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  • Raffle set to benefit woman battling lung cancer

    A benefit fundraiser will be held for Anita Trobaugh who has stage four lung cancer with metastasis to the spine and brain. A Ruger 243 hunting rifle will be raffled off Friday at the People Helping People building in Amagon. One does not have to …

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  • Autumn in the Ozarks quilt show features appraiser

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Ann M. Hazelwood, certified American Quilting Society appraiser, will appraise quilts Thursday and Friday during the Autumn in the Ozarks quilt show sponsored by Hill ‘N Hollow Quilters Guild, to be held in the Educational Building at the Baxter County Fairgrounds. Each …

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