• Trial set in girl’s death

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — A trial date has been set for next year for a northwest Arkansas man charged in the death of a 6-year-old girl. Zachary Holly had been scheduled to go to trial this week in the 2012 killing of Jersey Bridgeman, but the …

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  • Owner of former Jonesboro bank building a mystery

    JONESBORO (AP) — The mayor of a northeastern Arkansas city says he still doesn’t know who owns the former Citizens Bank building. Safety concerns about the building and a two-story structure attached to it have increased in recent weeks in Jonesboro. Officials removed exterior wall …

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  • Firms want temporary halt to Medicaid suspension

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two mental health companies involved in a bribery investigation are seeking a temporary halt to their Medicaid suspension. Attorneys for Trinity Behavioral Health Care System Inc. and Maxus Inc. asked a federal judge Wednesday to grant a temporary injunction. The order …

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  • State workers get raise

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 28,000 Arkansas state workers are set to receive a 1 percent pay raise that had been delayed. Department of Finance and Administration Director Richard Weiss told state agency directors in a memo Thursday that a cost-of-living adjustment will appear …

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  • Housing chief enters plea; trial set for January

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A housing agency’s leader has pleaded not guilty to a charge that he failed to comply with the Freedom of Information Act by withholding documents from an Arkansas newspaper. Metropolitan Housing Alliance Executive Director Rodney Forte entered the plea Thursday and …

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  • CARTI introduces low-dose lung cancer CT screening

    CARTI has introduced a low-dose screening to catch lung cancer at an earlier stage. In Arkansas, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women. Nationally, lung cancer accounts for more deaths than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined, primarily …

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  • Kelley pens ‘Diary of a State: 1860’

    Arkansas public historian Ron Kelley, author of the column “Arkansas in the Civil War,” has announced the publication of his new book, “Diary of a State: 1860.” This volume records more than 170 pages of newspaper editorials, literature and other information found in 1860 newspapers …

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  • 5 killed in crash

    HOPE (AP) — Arkansas State Police say five people from Indiana were killed when their van crashed into a tractor-trailer on Interstate 30 in southwest Arkansas. State police say the collision happened Tuesday night near Hope. According to a preliminary report, the van veered into …

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  • Record 52 elk taken

    JASPER (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reports a record 52 elk were harvested by hunters during Arkansas’ recent elk seasons. Elk program coordinator Wes Wright says the elk were taken during two five-day seasons in October and breaks the record of 44 …

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  • Arrests made in connection with burned body in car

    CLARKSVILLE (AP) — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been arrested in connection with the discovery of a body in a burned car at Cabin Creek Park. The office said in a news release Wednesday that a man wanted in the case …

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  • 1 of 2 men accused in child sex assault is sentenced

    FORT SMITH (AP) — One of two men who authorities say sexually assaulted a young girl has been sentenced to five years of probation. Leon Russell, 54, of Van Buren pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault in exchanged for the suspended sentence. He must also …

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  • NTSB releases report on train collision

    BRENTWOOD (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a train collision in northwest Arkansas that left dozens of people with minor injuries. The collision happened Oct. 16 when an Arkansas & Missouri Railroad locomotive struck a passenger excursion train …

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