• 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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  • FSA, Division of Ag offer Farm Bill workshops for crop producers

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas crop producers will have more than a dozen opportunities to get up to speed on the 2014 Farm Bill and its anticipated effects on their operation in the more than a dozen workshops planned across Arkansas. The workshops are being offered …

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  • ASU-Beebe warns campuses of possible data breach

    BEEBE (AP) — Arkansas State University-Beebe says some students and employees may be affected by a possible data breach at its campuses. The school says it was notified last week that a program running on one of its servers could pose a potential breach to …

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  • Lawmakers urge higher teacher pay

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are recommending an increase of almost $1,800 in base pay for new teachers. The House and Senate education committees advised raising the minimum starting teacher salary from $29,244 to $31,000 by fiscal 2017. They made the recommendation, along with …

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