• Man falls from cliff in Ozark National Forest

    OZARK (AP) — Crews rescued a 52-year-old man who fell off a cliff at Ozark National Forest. The man was with his wife searching for berries when he got too close to a cliff and fell. The Franklin County Emergency Medical Services says crews worked …

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  • Chief not guilty on 2 counts

    HARRISON (AP) — The police chief of Bull Shoals was found not guilty Friday night on two counts related to a 2013 arrest. A mistrial was declared on the third count of use of excessive force in the case of Daniel Sutterfield. The jury acquitted …

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  • Vehicle associated with missing man found

    MABELVALE (AP) — Arkansas police say they have found the vehicle a missing 24-year-old Lonoke County man was driving before he disappeared. Saline County sheriff’s deputies responded Wednesday night to a call about an abandoned vehicle in a wooded area in Mabelvale. A department spokesman …

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  • Officials: Up to $100M needed for new prison

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas corrections officials told lawmakers Thursday they’ll need up to $100 million to build a new prison and $25 million to operate it annually in order to ease prison overcrowding. The request from the agencies overseeing Arkansas’ prisons and parole programs …

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  • Trial expected to end for Bull Shoals police chief

    HARRISON (AP) — The trial against the Bull Shoals police chief who’s accused of using excessive force against a suspect is expected to end this week. Daniel Sutterfield is accused of kicking Nicholas Dore and using a stun gun during Dore’s July 2013 arrest. He’s …

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  • TeleTech announces new facility for Jonesboro

    JONESBORO (AP) — A Denver-based company has announced plans to open a customer support center in Jonesboro, creating 150 jobs. TeleTech Holdings Inc. says the new center has the ability to expand to up to 600 jobs. The Jonesboro center is TeleTech’s second in Arkansas, …

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  • WM hospital reopens

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — A West Memphis hospital says it has opened its doors this week after it closed down a month ago from a fire. Crittenden County Regional Hospital reopened this morning. The hospital says it expects to reopen its labor and delivery and …

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  • Minimum wage plan meets initial signature count

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A proposal to gradually raise Arkansas’ minimum wage is one step closer to appearing on the November ballot after petitions for the measure passed an initial signature count. Secretary of State Mark Martin said Wednesday an initial count found that 64,000 …

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  • U.S. judge asked to strike Arkansas gay marriage ban

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorneys for two same-sex couples asked a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Arkansas’ gay marriage ban, as they tried to speed up the case while the ban’s constitutionality is being argued before the state Supreme Court. The attorneys filed a motion …

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  • Jury gives former death row inmate life sentence

    TEXARKANA (AP) — A former death row inmate has been sentenced to life in prison after the Arkansas Supreme Court overturned his death sentence more than two years ago. The jury of nine women and three men decided Wednesday to give Frank Williams Jr. a …

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  • Flash flooding expected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A flash flood watch has been issued in western and central Arkansas as a large storm system heads into the state. The watch is in effect in western Arkansas this morning and will go into effect in central Arkansas, including the …

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  • Bull Shoals police chief on trial

    HARRISON (AP) — A trial has begun for the chief of the Bull Shoals Police Department, who is accused of using excessive force against a suspect. Prosecutors allege Daniel Sutterfield kicked and beat a domestic abuse suspect with a shotgun and threw him into a …

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