• Scooter rider dies in I-40 crash

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say a 32-year-old Maumelle man is dead after he lost control of his scooter on Interstate 40. Arkansas State Police say Dylan Poff was driving his scooter east on I-40 near the Levy exit in North Little Rock when …

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  • Police say child shot dad

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Police in Russellville are investigating the accidental shooting of a father by his child. Police said officers were called to a Walmart store parking lot on Main Street at 11 a.m. Saturday regarding a possible shooting. Once there, police found a man …

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  • Coroner: County jail inmate died of natural causes

    CONWAY (AP) — Faulkner County Coroner Pat Moore says the recent death of a county jail inmate was due to natural causes. David Mitchell Dollar of Greenbrier died of ruptured esophageal varices resulting from cirrhosis of the liver. The condition occurs when blood flowing through …

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  • Preliminary NTSB report on plane crash released

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A preliminary report on a plane crash in southeastern Oklahoma that killed an Arkansas man says the plane was seen flying low shortly before it apparently crashed. The National Transportation Safety Board report dated Friday says the last known witness to …

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  • Nat’l Guard gets new commander

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Army National Guard has a new commander. Brig. Gen. Patricia Anslow was formally installed as commander during a ceremony Saturday at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. She replaces Brig. Gen. Roger McClellan — who is retiring. Anslow …

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  • Lyon College grad honored

    BENTONVILLE — A faculty member with ties to Batesville was among four individuals from NorthWest Arkansas Community College honored during the Oct. 13-15 conference of the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges. The event, held in Hot Springs, represented the 25th annual conference for the AATYC …

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  • No injuries reported in storms that hit Caraway

    CARAWAY (AP) — No injuries were reported after severe storms struck northeastern Arkansas on Halloween, breaking windows and peeling roofs from buildings. Authorities say damage was reported in the Craighead County towns of Caraway and Monette after the storms hit Thursday night. The Craighead County …

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  • State employees group increases scholarship award

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Employees Association has increased the size of its annual scholarship awarded to ASEA members and their dependents for the 2014-15 academic year, according to a news release. The John F. Motes Scholarship is awarded in honor of the impact …

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  • Fall writers’ retreat scheduled in Piggot

    PIGGOTT — The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center has announced dates for its Fall 2013 Writers’ Retreat. The retreat will be held Nov. 4 through 8 in the Educational Center and the Hemingway Barn-Studio, located at 1021 W. Cherry St. in Piggott, and will offer …

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  • Adult literacy classes offered in 26 counties

    LITTLE ROCK — Connect Arkansas, a project of Arkansas Capital Corporation, recently announced that more than 80 free adult digital literacy classes will be held at libraries in 26 Arkansas counties. The Adult Digital Literacy Program provides digital literacy training on a wide range of …

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  • Man convicted for killing tot

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — A Texarkana man has been convicted of battery and aggravated assault in the death of his girlfriend’s 23-month-old son. Damian Ford was sentenced to a total of 62 years in prison Tuesday for the death 2012 of Christopher Peoples Jr. and …

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  • Marijuana found in forest

    BENTON (AP) — State and federal authorities say several marijuana plants have been seized from the Ouachita National Forest in Arkansas. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says its officers worked with the Benton Police Department, Saline County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Forest Service to …

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