• Remains discovered in ditch in Boone County

    HARRISON (AP) — Authorities are investigating after human remains were discovered in a ditch in Boone County. Sheriff Mike Moore says the remains were discovered Sunday. The sheriff says his office is working with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office and Arkansas State Police to identify …

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  • Bacon Bowl seeks entries

    FAYETTEVILLE — Teams interested in competing in the inaugural Bacon Bowl on Oct. 26 at the Northwest Arkansas Mall in Fayetteville should sign up as soon as possible to secure a spot. Space is limited. The best overall bacon-inspired dish between entrée and dessert categories …

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  • 3 charged in LR shooting

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Aggravated assault charges have been filed against three people following an officer-involved shooting outside a house in Little Rock. Reports provided by the Little Rock Police Department indicate charges were filed Monday against 19-year-old Etavious Smith, 22-year-old Vandorian Pittman and 20-year-old …

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  • Man jailed for power line attacks

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Jacksonville man was arrested Saturday in connection with multiple acts of sabotage to a central Arkansas power grid, a federal prosecutor said. Jason Woodring, 27, was charged in the destruction of an energy facility after the Lonoke County Sheriff’s office …

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  • Donors chip in to assist programs hurt by shutdown

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — As the partial government shutdown rolls on, programs that rely on federal money are feeling the strain — and so are the people who depend on their services. For 16-year-old Alishe’ah Sockwell, federal money makes a big difference. It helps put …

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  • State using special districts to fund some local projects

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A critic of legislative spending claims the General Assembly has worked around a law that bans state tax money from going toward local projects by creating special development districts, through which the money is funneled. Mike Wilson, a Jacksonville attorney, sued …

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  • Yellville has turkey drop, from window, not plane

    YELLVILLE (AP) — Turkeys flew at this year’s edition of Yellville’s Turkey Trot Festival, but not from an airplane. The turkeys were dropped from a second-floor window of a building on the downtown square. The festival has drawn criticism from animal rights activists who objected …

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  • LawCo sheriff reappointed to security team

    LITTLE ROCK — Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson has been reappointed to the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Security and Emergency Preparedness, according to a news release. Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Jim Hannah notified Dotson of the reappointment on Oct. 3. Dotson was first …

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  • Antlerless deer hunt scheduled in some zones starting Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has scheduled an antlerless deer hunt on private lands in several zones, including Independence County, starting Saturday. The hunt is set for Saturday through Wednesday and hunters may use modern guns, muzzleloaders or archery equipment. …

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  • Tax schools planned around state

    LITTLE ROCK — Get up to speed on the latest tax code changes at one of 10 two-day Income Tax Schools being held around Arkansas from Oct. 28-Dec. 5. “These are open to professional tax preparers, small business owners or anyone who wants to learn …

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  • Pryor campaign asks Cotton to pull down TV ad

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor’s campaign on Thursday called on Republican rival and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton to pull down a TV ad that accuses Pryor of backing a congressional exemption from the health care law, but Cotton’s campaign said it was …

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  • ‘Walk Through History’ tour presented by AHP

    LITTLE ROCK — The next Arkansas Historic Preservation program “Walks Through History” tour will visit the Judsonia Bridge and downtown Judsonia in White County beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, AHPP director Frances McSwain has announced. The south half of modern-day Judsonia was initially called Prospect …

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