• LR officials: Homicide victims are all black

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The mayor is calling for a task force to study black-on-black crime in Little Rock, where all of this year’s 11 slayings have involved black victims and lead suspects. But the city’s police chief said factors other than race — including …

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  • Severe weather possible in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Severe thunderstorms are possible in parts of Arkansas later this week. The National Weather Service says a cold front is expected to sweep across eastern Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas late Thursday, with scattered showers and thunderstorms developing along the front. Strong …

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  • Former adviser gets 2 years

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Little Rock says a former financial adviser has been sentenced to two years in prison for bank fraud. Christopher Williams of Bryant was sentenced Tuesday to the prison term followed by five years of supervised release. …

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  • Shoffner finances ‘exhausted,’ asks for legal help

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner is asking a federal judge to declare her unable to pay for legal representation and to appoint counsel for her. Shoffner was convicted this month on 14 bribery and extortion counts. She has another 10 fraud …

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  • Hot Springs Housing Authority raided by fed agents

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The administrative offices of the Hot Springs Housing Authority have been raided by federal agents with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Inspector General. Agents could be seen searching different offices, removing boxes and searching some vehicles …

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  • HS attorney wanted for manslaughter

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A Hot Springs attorney whose relationship with Attorney General Dustin McDaniel led to McDaniel’s withdrawing from the race for governor is now charged with manslaughter. Garland County authorities have issued arrest warrants for 36-year-old Andrea Davis and her brother — Matthew …

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  • Magnolia’s ‘antique lady’ finds second calling

    MAGNOLIA (AP) — Bobbie Jennings, Magnolia’s own “antique lady,” has dedicated most of her life to unearthing, studying and selling antiques and collectibles that have been either left behind or forgotten. She is now in her second career dealing with categories of antiques and collectibles …

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  • 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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