• CARTI introduces low-dose lung cancer CT screening

    CARTI has introduced a low-dose screening to catch lung cancer at an earlier stage. In Arkansas, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Nationally, lung cancer accounts for more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined, primarily …

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  • Kelley pens ‘Diary of a State: 1860’

    Arkansas public historian Ron Kelley, author of the column “Arkansas in the Civil War,” has announced the publication of his new book, “Diary of a State: 1860.” This volume records more than 170 pages of newspaper editorials, literature and other information found in 1860 newspapers …

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  • 5 killed in crash

    HOPE (AP) — Arkansas State Police say five people from Indiana were killed when their van crashed into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 30 in southwest Arkansas. State police say the collision happened Tuesday night near Hope. According to a preliminary report, the van veered into …

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  • Record 52 elk taken

    JASPER (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reports a record 52 elk were harvested by hunters during Arkansas’ recent elk seasons. Elk program coordinator Wes Wright says the elk were taken during two five-day seasons in October and breaks the record of 44 …

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  • Arrests made in connection with burned body in car

    CLARKSVILLE (AP) — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been arrested in connection with the discovery of a body in a burned car at Cabin Creek Park. The office said in a news release Wednesday that a man wanted in the case …

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  • 1 of 2 men accused in child sex assault is sentenced

    FORT SMITH (AP) — One of two men who authorities say sexually assaulted a young girl has been sentenced to five years of probation. Leon Russell, 54, of Van Buren pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault in exchanged for the suspended sentence. He must also …

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  • NTSB releases report on train collision

    BRENTWOOD (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a train collision in northwest Arkansas that left dozens of people with minor injuries. The collision happened Oct. 16 when an Arkansas & Missouri Railroad locomotive struck a passenger excursion train …

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  • Audit says Marshall mayor’s account illegal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A northern Arkansas mayor created an illegal account related to the city’s water and sewer department, an audit found. The Division of Legislative Audit recently released its report on Marshall’s financial management and found that Mayor Jim Smithson violated state law …

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  • Anti-Obama mood sinks Pryor, Dems

    LITTLE ROCK — As the last Democrat standing in Arkansas’ congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor seemed determined not to repeat the mistakes that others in his party had made. He ran his first campaign ad months before he had an announced opponent and tried …

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  • Hutchinson is next governor

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Asa Hutchinson has been elected Arkansas governor, defeating Democrat and fellow ex-congressman Mike Ross. The 63-year-old Hutchinson was elected to a four-year term Tuesday in a race national Republicans had identified as their best opportunity to flip a governor’s office. …

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  • Crawford re-elected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican congressman Rick Crawford has been elected to his third term representing eastern Arkansas in the U.S. House. Crawford defeated Democrat Jackie McPherson and Libertarian Brian Willhite in Tuesday’s election. The 1st Congressional District includes most of the Mississippi River Delta …

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  • Alcohol rejected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas voters have turned down a proposed constitutional amendment that would have legalized alcohol sales in all 75 counties. Backers of the proposal had argued that Arkansas’ current patchwork of wet and dry counties is archaic and that legalizing alcohol sales …

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