• Study to look at osteopathic medical school at ASU

    JONESBORO (AP) — A healthcare consulting firm will conduct a feasibility study of an osteopathic medical school at Arkansas State University. The school says Tripp Umbach has been selected to conduct the study. It will begin in September examining the practicality and financial impact of …

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  • Japanese American confinement sites grant program allowed $3M

    The National Park Service is now accepting applications for grants to preserve and interpret the U.S. confinement sites and other locations where more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were imprisoned during World War II. This year’s deadline for applications is Nov. 1. “With these grants, the …

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  • Man accused of bleach assault

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Little Rock man is facing an aggravated assault charge after allegedly pouring bleach on a companion. Lontrell Johnson, 23, is facing a charge of aggravated assault on a family or household member. Authorities say Johnson got angry and poured a …

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  • Sheriff reverses course on retirement

    BENTON (AP) — The sheriff in Saline County, who was convicted of public drunkenness, has changed his mind about retiring. Sheriff Bruce Pennington said last week he would retire Oct. 1. Now he says he wants to serve out his term and leave office in …

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  • Body pulled from lake after apparent drowning

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Authorities in Baxter County say the body of a 45-year-old woman has been recovered in Lake Norfork. Sheriff John Montgomery said Sunday that the body of Penny Jane Hellums of Jonesboro was recovered at 12:30 a.m. in about 30 feet of …

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  • 2 Arkansas State researchers work to record graves in northeast Ark.

    JONESBORO (AP) — Two women are eager to record every cemetery grave site in a 17-county region of northeast Arkansas. Dr. Julie Morrow, an archaeologist with the Arkansas Archeological Survey at the Jonesboro Research Station, and Debbie Sterbinsky, historic cemetery research consultant and genealogist, held …

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  • Woman recounts time as Marine

    FORT SMITH — Fort Smith’s Laurel Kidd is among a group of pioneering women who ushered in a new era for the Marine Corps during World War II. Kidd, who turns 90 this month, was one of the first females to enlist in the Marine …

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  • 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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