• 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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  • Refuge expansion scrapped

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has dropped its plans to gradually buy land to nearly double the size of a wildlife refuge in southeast Arkansas, citing a lack of funds and local support. The federal agency had proposed adding about …

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  • Best school gardens lauded

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Agriculture Department has recognized a Springdale elementary school as having the best school garden in the state. The department and lending company Farm Credit announced the winners of the Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year contest on Tuesday. …

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  • Stormy weather in Arkansas forecast for Thursday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center says all of Arkansas is at a slight risk for severe weather Thursday as a band of thunderstorms forms along a cold front moving through the state. Forecasters say the best chances for storms will be late …

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  • Police: Body of real estate agent found

    SCOTT (AP) — Police discovered the body of a missing Arkansas real estate agent in a shallow grave at a concrete company early today, and a man has been jailed on suspicion of kidnapping and killing her, authorities said. Investigators found the body of real …

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  • Arkansas youths mark National 4-H Month with science, service projects

    LITTLE ROCK — The more than 130,000 Arkansas youth who have made the 4-H youth development program part of their lives this year will join 6 million of their counterparts nationwide in celebrating October as National 4-H Month. “For many, the experiences in 4-H — …

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  • Pageant seeks contestants

    HARRISON — The Miss North Central Arkansas, Miss North Central Arkansas Outstanding Teen and North Central Arkansas Princess pageants will be held Oct. 18 at Harrison High School. To enter, submit a résumé and platform sheet along with $75 entry fee to Rebekah Lane, 123 …

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  • Warrant issued in disappearance of real estate agent

    SCOTT (AP) — A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a 33-year-old man in the disappearance of a real estate agent in Scott. Pulaski County sheriff’s office Lt. Carl Minden says Aaron M. Lewis faces a kidnapping charge in the case of Beverly …

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  • One dead, one injured in Fort Smith shooting

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith police say they’re searching for a juvenile suspected of fatally shooting another minor and critically injuring a third. Sgt. Don Cobbs said the shooting occurred Saturday night following an argument. He says one of the victims went into the …

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  • Body found along I-40 identified

    PALESTINE (AP) — The body of a woman found alongside Interstate 40 near Palestine has been identified as 35-year-old Amy Darlene Bandy. The woman was identified Saturday in a news release from the Arkansas State Police. A commercial truck driver notified state police officials early …

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  • Texarkana man gets 11 years in teen sex case

    TEXARKANA (AP) — A Texarkana man who offered to pay teen boys with marijuana and cash in exchange for sex has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison. Demonta Eskew, 22, was sentenced last week to 11 years and three months. Eskew …

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  • Motorcycle crash claims life of Missouri woman

    JASPER (AP) — Arkansas State Police say a Missouri woman has been killed in a motorcycle accident near Jasper. A police report released Sunday says 54-year-old Tanya Marie Humphrey of Jefferson City died in the accident on Saturday. The report says Humphrey was a passenger …

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