• Madison County voters to weigh sales tax increase

    HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Madison County voters will get to decide whether to increase the sales tax by a penny to help fund the county jail and other needs. The county’s quorum court voted Monday to put the tax increase on the November ballot. The tax …

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  • JP wants to change jail uniform

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — A justice of the peace in Baxter County wants to change what inmates wear. Quorum court member Gary Tennison has written a proposed ordinance about uniforms for inmates. His proposal will go before the quorum court next month. Tennison says what …

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  • Investigation continues in jail narcotics

    CONWAY (AP) — An Arkansas prosecuting attorney has called on state police to take over an investigation into allegations that a top jail administrator took a prescription narcotic meant for a prisoner. The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office concluded its internal investigation on Monday. The findings …

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  • Pine Bluff officials await OK to raze structure

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Pine Bluff officials are waiting for a structural engineer’s report to see if a downtown building that partially collapsed last week needs to be razed. More than a third of an empty building’s roof gave way on Friday, sending bricks toppling …

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  • NEA Marble Show comes to Pocahontas

    POCAHONTAS — The Third Annual Northeast Arkansas Marble Show will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Days Inn & Suites, located at 2805 U.S. Highway 67 in Pocahontas. Anyone interested in buying, selling, trading or learning about marbles is welcome. Marble dealer …

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  • Polk County moves forward with jail tax plan

    MENA (AP) — Polk County officials are moving forward with a sheriff’s sales tax proposal to pay for a new jail. The county’s quorum court has approved Sheriff Mike Godfrey’s plan to seek a 1-percent sales tax to build a 100-bed county jail. The county …

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  • Arkansas man fulfills dream of becoming rodeo contractor

    MAGNOLIA — One fact that many people in Columbia County might not know is that the county is home to a professional rodeo contractor. Columbia County native Van Flaherty has been raising bucking horses and bucking bulls for years and has positioned himself as a …

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  • Higher ed board OKs plan for ASU medical school

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has granted certification for a new medical school on the campus of Arkansas State University. The board on Friday approved certification for the New York Institute of Technology to offer three degrees at the Jonesboro campus: …

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  • Beating death arrests made

    BOONEVILLE (AP) — Authorities say three suspects have been arrested for the beating death of a man in Booneville who witnesses say was pulled from his car and attacked. Logan County sheriff’s officials and Booneville police say the three are being held in connection with …

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  • Car crash claims 3

    COTTON PLANT (AP) — Authorities have identified the three men killed in a single-vehicle wreck in north-central Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say the crash happened Saturday on Arkansas 38 west of Cotton Plant. According to a preliminary report, a car driven by 24-year-old Clarence Harris …

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  • Pine Bluff officials worried about shared ZIP code

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Officials in a central Arkansas city say they’re worried the Census might be miscounting its residents because of a shared ZIP code. Pine Bluff shares a ZIP code with neighboring White Hall. Several Pine Bluff aldermen are concerned about 12,000 residents …

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  • Asian beetle found in SW Ark.

    HOPE (AP) — An Asian beetle that is blamed for killing millions of ash trees since it was found in the United States just more than a decade ago has been found in southwestern Arkansas. The emerald ash borer has been found in Hot Spring, …

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