• Police chief arraigned on federal charges

    HARRISON (AP) — A northern Arkansas police chief was arraigned on federal charges Tuesday after being accused of using excessive force in the arrest of a Bull Shoals resident and falsifying a report on the incident. The U.S. Justice Department said Bull Shoals Police Chief …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Paragould family works to raise autism awareness

    PARAGOULD (AP) — When her daughter Lexi was diagnosed with autism at 2 1/2 years old, Paragould-native Ginnie Rudi said she was devastated. Lexi is both Ginnie and her husband, Eric’s first child, so they didn’t know what to expect. Eric’s sisters had suggested to …

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  • Storms bring huge hail, strong winds to Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Massive hail fell in parts of north Arkansas while powerful winds pummeled the southern half of the state as severe weather struck late Thursday and early today. The National Weather Service says no tornadoes have been confirmed in the storms that …

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  • Texarkana awarded $7,700 grant to attract business

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Texarkana will receive a $7,700 grant from the state to develop sites in the Maxwell Industrial Park. The grant, awarded through the Arkansas General Improvement Fund, will support an environmental study and a wetlands assessment of a 37.5-acre tract in the Maxwell …

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  • Court upholds taxing medical records copies

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has upheld the collection of state sales taxes for copies of a patient’s medical records. Justices on Thursday upheld a Pope County judge’s decision against a Russellville woman who had argued she shouldn’t be charged sales tax …

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  • Judge: No Pine Bluff mayoral election until 2016

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — A circuit judge says Pine Bluff shouldn’t have its mayoral election until 2016, ruling in favor with the city’s mayor. Circuit Judge Ted Capehart granted a request by Pine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth to keep the city’s election in 2016. Hollingsworth …

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  • Court: Utility must disclose ratepayer info

    LITTLE ROCK — A publicly owned utility cannot withhold a ratepayer’s home address and is required to release the information under Arkansas’ open records law, the state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Justices reversed and remanded a Monroe County judge’s decision that the Brinkley Water and …

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  • Another lawsuit challenges judge’s eligibility

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the eligibility of a candidate running for a circuit judgeship in Arkansas. The latest suit was filed against 6th Judicial Circuit Judge Tim Fox, who serves Pulaski and Perry counties and is seeking re-election. The …

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  • ADE to host career fair

    LITTLE ROCK — Current teachers and career changers interested in obtaining a license will have the opportunity to network and learn more about educational opportunities at an upcoming career fair hosted by the Arkansas Department of Education, according to a news release. ADE will host …

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  • Severe weather in forecast

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says tornadoes, powerful winds and large hail are possible in Arkansas today and Thursday. Forecasters say northwest Arkansas is at a slight risk for severe weather today, while the entire state is at a moderate risk Thursday …

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  • Alcohol ballot item rejected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it legal to produce and sell alcohol in all 75 Arkansas counties will have to try again for approval of the wording of their ballot item. The state attorney general’s office on …

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