• Cold front to drop temperatures considerably

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A strong cold front is approaching Arkansas and is expected to push the state to its lowest temperatures of the season so far. The National Weather Service says temperatures could reach the 30s during the day in southern parts of …

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  • Reward offered for info in locating missing woman

    FARMERVILLE, La. (AP) — Union Parish officials are offering a $16,000 reward for anyone who can lead them to the location of a missing woman. Amanda McPherson, 32, was last seen Nov. 4 with 31-year-old Bryan Benson when McPherson’s vehicle became stuck on a road …

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  • Body found near university

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — University of Arkansas police are investigating after a body was found on property leased by the university near the main campus in Fayetteville. An alert sent to students on Tuesday says the body was found Sunday in a wooded area between the …

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  • Officials reporting 11 flu deaths in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas public health officials say the number of reported deaths caused by the flu is now more than 10. The Arkansas Department of Health says eight deaths from the flu were reported between Dec. 28 and Saturday. There now have been …

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  • AG: Past service counts under new term limits

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office says past service in the Legislature counts toward new term limits lawmakers face under a voter-approved amendment. McDaniel’s office said in an advisory opinion Tuesday that years served in the Legislature are to be counted in …

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  • Official dispels Arkansas diamond park myths

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Visitors, bloggers and websites often have four common myths about the Crater of Diamonds State Park’s diamonds and its diamond search field, according to Margi Jenks, park interpreter. The myths have become similar to urban legends and fish tales, which are …

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  • Bull Shoals to host Eagle Awareness

    LAKEVIEW — Eagle Awareness Weekend will be Friday and Saturday at Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Lakeview. The bald eagle is the national symbol and is also symbolic of the ability to save and preserve species. Each winter, the Ozarks plays host to more …

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  • Murderer denied sentence commutation request

    LITTLE ROCK — An Independence County man who raped and murdered his wife has been denied a request for sentence commutation by the Arkansas Parole Board. Recommendations were announced Wednesday. In August 2003, Wesley A. Hester pleaded guilty to rape, first-degree domestic battering and first-degree …

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  • Dispute between father, son turns deadly

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Authorities in Jefferson County say a dispute between a father and son has resulted in the county’s first homicide of 2015. Sheriff’s office officials say deputies responded to a 911 call on Friday about a report of a domestic disturbance in …

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  • Main Street Arkansas reviving business districts

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A downtown revitalization program is helping Arkansas cities revive their business districts. Since 1984, Main Street Arkansas has worked with cities throughout the state, helping to fund and providing guidance on downtown revitalization projects. Main Street Arkansas cities have yielded a …

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  • State takeover of Little Rock schools urged

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Little Rock School Board member says the board is dysfunctional and a former member says the state should take over the district. Board member Leslie Fisken says in a letter to state Education Board member Vicki Saviers that the board …

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  • Arkansas law enforcement agencies eye body cameras

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — Arkansas law enforcement officials say they would like to equip their officers with body cameras but that their cost may prevent it. Benton County Sheriff Kelley Cradduck says the cost of body cameras — more than $1,000 per camera — is a …

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