• GOP garners US House seat

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican businessman French Hill has been elected to a U.S. House seat representing the Little Rock area and other parts of central Arkansas. Hill defeated Democrat Pat Hays and Libertarian Debbie Standiford in Tuesday’s contest. The 2nd Congressional District was vacated …

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  • Flu shot clinic offered

    JONESBORO — Northeast Arkansas Baptist will host a free community flu shot clinic from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Fisher Street First United Methodist Church, located at 301 N. Fisher St. in Jonesboro. Shots are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be …

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  • Baptist meeting set

    RUSSELLVILLE — The 113th annual meeting of the State Association of Missionary Baptist Churches of Arkansas will be Thursday and Friday at Victory Missionary Baptist Church, located at 517 Reasoner Lane in Russellville. The event is open to the public. All messengers and their guests …

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  • Ark. man punches two deputies

    COTTER (AP) — A northern Arkansas man has been arrested after authorities say he punched two deputies in the face. The 29-year-old Cotter man is facing two counts of second-degree battery, resisting arrest and violating probation. He hasn’t been charged. Sheriff John Montgomery says the …

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  • Arrest warrant issued for housing chief

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge has issued an arrest warrant for a housing agency’s executive director over claims he didn’t provide documents requested by an Arkansas newspaper. District Judge Alice Lightle signed the warrant Thursday for Rodney Forte, the executive director of the Metropolitan …

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  • 1st freeze of season likely

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Trick-or-treating may get a little chilly in much of Arkansas this week as the coldest temperatures of the season settle in over the state. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties in …

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  • Injured man to be arrested

    YELLVILLE (AP) — Authorities in northern Arkansas say they will arrest a man who accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to scare off coyotes. Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers said the 44-year-old suspect is a convicted felon who can’t legally possess a firearm. …

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  • Appeal rejected

    MENA (AP) — The Arkansas Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a dentist sentenced to 52 years in prison after attacking a patient. The court rejected the appeal from 52-year-old David Van Winkle on Wednesday. He was convicted in October 2013 of aggravated …

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  • Treasurer pleads guilty

    LEWISVILLE (AP) — The Lafayette County treasurer and tax collector has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $240,000. Keesha Rose, 37, entered the plea on Wednesday in federal court. She was indicted earlier this year on two counts of theft from a program receiving federal …

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  • Arkansas on pace for warmer-than-normal month

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says October will likely be one of the warmest in recent years in Arkansas, although the end of the month is forecast to become cooler. A cold front was expected to move through the state today and …

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  • Traveling Vietnam veterans memorial to visit Conway

    CONWAY — The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum, “The Wall That Heals,” will be on display Thursday to 6 p.m. Sunday on the McAlister Hall lawn at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. The exhibit will be open for tours 24 hours a …

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  • Bull Shoals park honored

    BULL SHOALS — Bull Shoals-White River State Park has been selected as the recipient of the 2013-14 Region 2 Park of the Year and Overall Park of the Year awards by Arkansas State Parks, according to Greg Butts, state parks director. The state parks director …

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