• Jessieville superintendent resigns

    JESSIEVILLE (AP) — The superintendent of the Jessieville School District has resigned more than a week after being arrested in Texas for driving while intoxicated. Andy Curry’s resignation was announced Saturday night following a 90 minute special school board meeting that was held behind closed …

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  • Shooting said to be self-defense

    CEDARVILLE (AP) — Arkansas authorities are investing the death of a man in what they say is a self-defense shooting in Cedarville. Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney Marc McCune said the shooting happened Saturday afternoon. He says it appears a man was trying to break into …

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  • 100+ rabies cases reported in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 100 cases of rabies have been confirmed in Arkansas so far this year with a second “peak” season for the disease on the horizon, according to state health and animal science officials. “The peak time for rabies cases is …

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  • Ark. delegation supports House immigration bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — All of Arkansas’ U.S. House delegation voted for Republican-backed legislation that would send migrant youths home without hearings. The legislation could lead to the deportation of more than a half-million immigrants who were granted temporary work permits by President Barack Obama’s …

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  • 3 charged with violating archaeological protection act

    ASHDOWN (AP) — Three Ashdown residents have been charged with breaking a federal law that protects archaeological artifacts. Court documents show Christopher Castle, Lauren Bailes and Callie Neher are charged with violating the Archaeological Resource Protection Act at Millwood Lake near Ashdown. Castle faces two …

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  • Pro-alcohol petition ends in 2 counties

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group advocating alcohol sales in dry Arkansas counties says it hasn’t gathered sufficient support in Faulkner and Craighead counties. Our Community, Our Dollars said on Thursday it will solely focus on Saline County. It says it has collected enough signatures …

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  • House Republican Caucus to host town hall meeting

    Members of the Arkansas House Republican Caucus and two local candidates are seeking feedback from their constituents on the legislative proposals known as the “J.O.B.S.” plan. For several months, caucus members have been discussing their legislative agenda for the 2015 session, and now they want …

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  • 2 plead guilty to federal drug conspiracy charge

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal prosecutor says two men with ties to a drug cartel have pleaded guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to transport cocaine from Mexico to Little Rock for distribution in central Arkansas. U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Thyer says Mohammed …

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  • Arkansas man gets life in prison for 2013 killing

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas jury sentenced a man to life in prison for a murder that was done in retaliation for missing crack cocaine. A Miller County jury returned the verdict for 26-year-old Serandon Ramon Starling on Wednesday afternoon. It took the jury …

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  • Little Rock Police to encrypt radio transmissions

    LITTLE ROCK(AP) — The Little Rock Police Department will block public access from most of its radio transmissions. A new encryption will go into effect tonight. That means day-to-day radio calls ranging from bank robberies to traffic accidents will no longer be available. Police say …

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  • Police: Man tried to mail meth to jail 

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police say twin brothers in Arkansas will soon be together after one tried to mail methamphetamine to the other who was in jail. Twenty-seven year-olds Brandon and David Buck were charged July 2 for meth possession. David Buck posted bond, but his …

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  • State lands $90M wood pellet manufacturing site

    MONTICELLO (AP) — A Texas-based company announced Wednesday it is building a $90 million facility in south Arkansas to manufacture wood pellets that can be used as an alternative fuel source. The project is expected to employ 52 people. Houston-based Zilkha Biomass Energy LLC says …

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