• More than 1,000 mourn sheriff

    WALDRON (AP) — More than 1,000 people turned out to mourn an Arkansas sheriff who died while attempting a water rescue during flash flooding last week. About 300 law enforcement officers attended Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter’s funeral on Wednesday. Carpenter and Arkansas Game and …

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  • 6 indicted for armed robberies

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted six defendants that prosecutors say are responsible for 7 percent of the armed robberies in the Little Rock metropolitan area last year. U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer on Wednesday announced the 27-count indictment against the crew, …

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  • Bridge over I-30 closed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — For safety reasons, Arkansas highway officials have closed an overpass that crosses Interstate 30 in Little Rock. The highway department said Wednesday that a truck hauling a backhoe hit support beams of the Stanton Road bridge over the highway and damaged …

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  • Pocahontas to decide tax for pool

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Voters in Pocahontas will decide next week on a sales tax increase to pay for a new aquatic center. An election is set for Tuesday, when voters will consider two half-cent sales taxes for the proposal. The first tax would pay for …

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  • Woman killed in fire

    PRAIRIE GROVE (AP) — Authorities say a woman is dead after a house fire in northwest Arkansas. Authorities say the fire broke out early Wednesday at the woman’s home in Prairie Grove. Washington County Coroner Roger Morris confirms that one woman was killed in the …

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  • Woman accused as posing as singer to dupe man

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Authorities in northwest Arkansas have arrested a woman accused of posing as bluegrass performer Allison Krauss as part of a scheme to dupe an elderly man out of thousands of dollars. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday that they started investigating …

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  • Couple pleads in tax scheme

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A husband and wife in western Arkansas have pleaded guilty to charges they filed federal tax returns in the names of other people and kept refunds of $132,000 for themselves. U.S. Attorney Connor Eldridge said Wednesday that 37-year-old Owen Wheeler and …

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  • New fishing pier serves special needs residents

    ASHDOWN (AP) — Jim Stanton understands the needs of the disabled. His son, Paul, 49, is physically and mentally handicapped. “He was small and was physically and mentally handicapped. Other children didn’t want to play with him,” Stanton said after the dedication of Yarborough Landing …

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  • Mo. college extends tuition to include Ark.

    JOPLIN, Mo. — Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo., has announced an expansion of its in-state tuition program to include the states of Arkansas,  Kansas, Oklahoma and additional counties in Illinois. This program covers not only full-time students but also part-time students and distance …

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  • Flags at half-staff for sheriff

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Mike Beebe is ordering Arkansas flags to be flown at half-staff to honor a sheriff who died while attempting a water rescue during flash flooding last week. Beebe said Tuesday that flags will be flown at half-staff today to honor …

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  • Free Fishing Weekend starts Friday

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK — “The best things in life are free,” the old song tells us, and a strong example is the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Free Fishing Weekend, which is from noon on Friday until midnight on Sunday. No licenses will be …

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  • Trial date set for teen in Harrisburg school threat

    HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge has set a trial date for a former student accused of issuing a threat against Harrisburg High School. The 18-year-old male is to be tried on Sept. 9 for first-degree terroristic threatening. The teenager was a senior when he was …

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