• Trumann police officer shoots man

    TRUMANN (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a Trumann police officer shot a man while attempting to serve a warrant. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler told reporters Wednesday that Jacob Ashton Brown was shot by the officer. Brown was taken to a Memphis hospital. …

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  • 2 charged in methamphetamine case want trial delay

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Two men charged in a federal methamphetamine investigation in northeast Arkansas are asking that their November trial be delayed. Bob Castleman and his son, Robert Jerod Castleman, have also asked to be tried separately. Court filings show the men are accused with …

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  • Harding announces graduate nursing program

    SEARCY (AP) — Harding University has announced plans for a new master of science nursing degree program. The program will begin in the Carr College of Nursing in fall 2014 and is intended to prepare students to be family nurse practitioners. The family nurse practitioner …

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  • Prosecutor: Shooting of blind man was in self-defense

    DALTON — A man who admittedly shot another earlier this year did so in self-defense and will not be prosecuted, according to Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce. Matthew Odom said he shot 38-year-old Timothy King on April 28 in self-defense after claiming he was threatened by …

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  • Boles named officer of year

    JONESBORO — He’s among the least seen police officers in the area, but Ashley Boles was named Police Officer of the Year on Friday by the Jonesboro Exchange Club. Boles is supervisor of the juvenile court system in the 2nd Judicial District, which includes Clay, …

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  • 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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