• Group suing Greenwood over annexation proposal

    GREENWOOD (AP) — A homeowners group in western Arkansas is asking a court to remove an annexation proposal from the November ballot. The Shadow Lake Estates Property Owners Association is suing the city of Greenwood. The suit claims the city didn’t follow required steps related …

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  • Police chase nets 15 years

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a police chase that injured an officer. Rory Gregory, 53, took the plea deal Thursday in Baxter County court. He pleaded guilty to …

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  • Ex-DHS official pleads guilty in bribery

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services has pleaded guilty to providing official assistance in exchange for bribes from the owner of two mental health companies. Federal officials announced Thursday that 49-year-old Steven B. Jones had pleaded …

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  • Food stolen from delivery truck

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police in Arkansas are searching for whoever stole nearly $1,000 worth of food from a Frito-Lay delivery truck. The theft was reported Monday. Police say the truck was parked inside a fenced-in Frito-Lay sales facility. They say peanuts, chips, popcorn, cheese dip …

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  • Forests to hold autumn color tour

    RUSSELLVILLE — Forest visitors are invited to quickly reserve space for the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests 53rd annual Fall Color Tour scheduled for Oct. 17 in Jasper, according to a news release. The tour begins at the Newton County courthouse where buses will take the …

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  • Police: Foreman man grew marijuana near downtown

    FOREMAN (AP) — Police have arrested a southwest Arkansas man who they say was growing at least $10,000 worth of marijuana plants near the center of Foreman. The 50-year-old man faces four drug-related charges. Foreman Marshal Alex Mathis says authorities found more than 10 plants …

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  • Wynne police to increase presence at high school

    WYNNE (AP) — Officials say more police officers will be present next week at Wynne Senior High School after 17 students were involved in a fight. Wynne police say the fight broke out last Friday during a lunch period. No one was hurt in the …

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  • Clerk cancels AG candidate’s voter registration

    LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas election official said Wednesday he removed Republican attorney general hopeful Leslie Rutledge from the voter rolls because she also is registered to vote in Washington, D.C., a move the GOP candidate denounced as politically motivated. Pulaski County Clerk Larry Crane, …

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  • Arkansas sets wheat yield record

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas’ winter wheat farmers have set a state average yield record for the second straight year. Figures released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service show that state farmers got 63 bushels per acre in 2014— one bushel per acre above the previous …

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  • Understand issues before going to polls

    LITTLE ROCK — New ethics rules for state elected officials, statewide alcohol sales and a raised minimum wage are among the five issues voters will be asked to decide upon when they go to the polls on Nov. 4. To help voters understand the complexity …

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  • Funeral arrangements set for slain real estate agent

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Funeral services have been set for a real estate agent who was found dead five days after she never returned from an appointment to show a house. Crye-Leike Realtors says the funeral for Beverly Carter will be held Saturday morning …

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  • Escaped inmate spotted in Fouke

    FOUKE (AP) — Arkansas law enforcement officers have mobilized in southwestern Arkansas after an escaped inmate was spotted at a convenience store. Arkansas State Police used tracking dogs and a helicopter with infrared equipment to search for 35-year-old Jeremy Pifer on Tuesday. A Fouke E-Z …

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