• Ghost Walks set for Friday

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will host Ghost Walks from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Century-old buildings, the Black River and old cemeteries play host to a number of Powhatan’s ghost stories, folk tales and legends. Ghost Walk participants will be introduced to the …

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  • Recycling company jobs add up

    FORREST CITY (AP) — An electronics recycling company has announced plans to open a processing facility in Forrest City, creating up to 75 jobs. AMT E-Waste Solutions said it will open an electronics waste processing facility in the former Forrest City Grocery warehouse on Scott …

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  • FS library bans e-cigarettes

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Visitors to the Fort Smith Public Library will no longer be able to puff on electronic cigarettes while browsing through books. The library’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to ban e-cigarettes, which resemble traditional cigarettes but emit vapor instead of smoke. …

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  • 2 officers wounded in shootout

    MEMPHIS (AP) — A man who shot and wounded two Memphis police officers and then barricaded himself in a home that later was engulfed in flames had refused to negotiate, authorities say. Police say Aaron Dumas — wanted on attempted murder charges — opened fire …

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  • Ark. One records 235 safety violations in 13 years

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The Arkansas One nuclear power plant in Russellville experienced 234 lower-level and one higher-level safety violations between 2000 and 2012. The violations were included in a congressional study expected to be released this month showing safety violations at nuclear plants across the …

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  • Suspect waives hearing in power grid attack

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Jacksonville man accused of attempting to sabotage a part of central Arkansas’ power grid waived his right to a detention hearing Tuesday in his first federal court appearance. Jason Woodring, 37, said he wouldn’t fight his detainment after being charged …

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  • Teen, 15, shot to death

    WEST FORK (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy was killed in a shooting in northwest Arkansas. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says Michael Dillon Brawley was found dead from a single gunshot wound Tuesday afternoon in West Fork. Investigators say it may be an …

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  • Walking tours offered at Eureka

    EUREKA SPRINGS — The Eureka Springs Historical Museum will host its fifth annual “Voices from Eureka’s Silent City” walking tours Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26. The living history tours feature live actors in period costumes telling the stories of early citizens of Eureka Springs. …

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  • Remains discovered in ditch in Boone County

    HARRISON (AP) — Authorities are investigating after human remains were discovered in a ditch in Boone County. Sheriff Mike Moore says the remains were discovered Sunday. The sheriff says his office is working with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police to identify …

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  • Bacon Bowl seeks entries

    FAYETTEVILLE — Teams interested in competing in the inaugural Bacon Bowl on Oct. 26 at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville should sign up as soon as possible to secure a spot. Space is limited. The best overall bacon-inspired dish between entrée and dessert categories …

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  • 3 charged in LR shooting

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Aggravated assault charges have been filed against three people following an officer-involved shooting outside a house in Little Rock. Reports provided by the Little Rock Police Department indicate charges were filed Monday against 19-year-old Etavious Smith, 22-year-old Vandorian Pittman and 20-year-old …

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  • Man jailed for power line attacks

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Jacksonville man was arrested Saturday in connection with multiple acts of sabotage to a central Arkansas power grid, a federal prosecutor said. Jason Woodring, 27, was charged in the destruction of an energy facility after the Lonoke County Sheriff’s office …

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