• T-shirt gun misfires, injuring 1

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — An Arkansas athletic department employee injured a leg Saturday when a T-shirt gun apparently malfunctioned during the first half of the Razorbacks’ victory over Louisiana-Lafayette. School spokesman Kevin Trainor says a marketing department intern, whose name he declined to give, was injured …

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  • Crawford Co. officials: Tax needed for new jail

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Officials in Crawford County say a sales tax is needed to fund a new jail. The existing detention center has failed three previous inspections. The jail is currently on a six-month probation period after a state inspection in July. Inspectors cited …

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  • Melton out on bond; victim ID’d

    FAYETTEVILLE — Police have identified the man whom former Batesville Pioneer and Arkansas Razorback football player Joshua Melton is accused of killing. Michael Gover, 30, of West Fork, was found dead Wednesday morning inside Melton’s home at 6316 W. Copper Ridge Lane in Fayetteville. Melton, …

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  • Drivers reminded to use caution

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State transportation officials are reminding drivers to use extra caution when driving through work zones during the Labor Day holiday. The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department says it has been working to open as many travel lanes as possible for …

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  • Bond set for teen accused of killing neighbor

    LUXORA (AP) — A teenager accused of killing an 11-year-old neighbor was ordered to be held on $2 million cash bond, a prosecutor said Thursday. Prosecutor Scott Ellington said a judge in Luxora, Ark., found probable cause and set bond for the 17-year-old accused of …

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  • Mental hearing set in abused girl’s murder case

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — A man accused of killing his 6-year-old neighbor was due in Bentonville court today for a mental evaluation status hearing. Zachary Holly was previously scheduled to have the hearing last month, but a judge pushed that court date back because a mental …

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  • Judge acquits Fort Smith man in pregnant wife’s death

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Sebastian County judge on Thursday ordered a Fort Smith man who fatally stabbed his pregnant wife to be held at a psychiatric hospital and to undergo treatment, acquitting him on capital murder charges because the man was deemed to be …

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  • Nuns’ flag again stolen from Jonesboro convent

    JONESBORO (AP) — Once again, the flag is missing from the Holy Angels Convent in Jonesboro. Sister Henrietta Hockle says the flag representing the Olivetan Benedictine Sisters was taken this week from outside their convent. It’s the third time in recent years that someone has …

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  • Former Pioneer arrested – Melton charged with murder

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Police say former Batesville Pioneer and Arkansas Razorback football player Josh Melton has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge in the death of a northwest Arkansas man. Fayetteville police say Melton was arrested Wednesday after Melton and a friend spent Tuesday …

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  • Former Agnos fire chief arrested

    SALEM — “Deadwood” DVD sets, seasons 1 through 3. Wood splitting maul. Hunting shirt. Two pair of bifocal glasses. Gun cleaning supplies. Camera bag. Charger. Box fan. Fish fryer. Game camera. Cigarettes and a handgun. These are some of the unauthorized items, among others, purchased …

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  • Schools defend plans to arm employees

    LITTLE ROCK — The superintendents of two Arkansas school districts defended training teachers and staff as volunteer security guards before a legislative panel looking at whether changes in state law are needed after a licensing panel blocked the schools’ efforts to arm employees. The superintendents …

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  • Comedian Benjamin to perform standup

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Comedian Owen Benjamin will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Sheid on the campus of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. Benjamin is a series regular on the TBS hit “Sullivan & Son” every Thursday evening and Nick Swardson’s “Pretend Time” and is …

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