• Man convicted of rape sentenced to 11 life terms

    VAN BUREN (AP) — A western Arkansas man convicted of rape has been sentenced to 11 consecutive sentences of life in prison. A Crawford County jury on Thursday convicted 49-year-old Earl Delmar Pigg of Van Buren on the 11 rape counts, plus a count of …

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  • Arkansas Lottery sued over ticket response

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A lawsuit filed against the Arkansas lottery accuses the agency of not informing gamblers that winning scratch tickets were taken out of circulation by a former security officer who pleaded guilty to stealing from the instant games. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday …

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  • 2 arrested in theft of 50 tons of soybeans

    HARRISBURG (AP) — Sheriff’s investigators in Poinsett County have arrested two men for the theft of 50 tons of soybeans worth $26,000. Officials say the beans disappeared on Feb. 6 from the Riceland Grain Dryer at Weiner. A brokerage had sent several trucks to the …

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  • Storms bring flash flooding to northwest Arkansas

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for parts of northwest Arkansas as storms dump heavy rain on the area. Forecasters say strong thunderstorms brought up to 3 inches of rain in one hour Thursday morning for some areas. …

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  • Cave City grad commissioned

    JONESBORO — The Department of Military Science at Arkansas State University commissioned two ROTC cadets into the U.S. Army and Army National Guard in a ceremony held Friday attended by relatives, friends and university staff. Lt. Col. Cecil L. Clark, professor of military science and …

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  • Gun show scheduled

    CONWAY — G&S Productions will host a gun show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Expo Center at the Faulkner County Fairgrounds, located at 2505 East Oak St. in Conway. Admission is $10 for …

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  • AG: School must name teachers in gun program

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A school district that trained more than 20 teachers and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus through a program that faces questions over its legality was wrong to make secret the names of the employees. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said …

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  • Scuba diver dies in lake

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old Illinois man drowned while scuba diving in Bull Shoals Lake in northern Arkansas. Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers says Philip Schwab of Stovington, Ill., apparently ran out of air while in water 74 feet deep on Saturday. …

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  • AGFC biologist Shirley retiring after 34 years

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — If you think you can top Ken Shirley for big fish tales, think again. Shirley counts six times he’s personally observed the world-record of a fish species. He retired after 34 years as a fisheries biologist for the Arkansas Game and …

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  • Blytheville supports girl who lost family in crash

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — Little Cadence McGuire manned the Fire Department’s large water hose and nearly sprayed a passing truck. Sporting a pink No. 6 helmet engraved with praying hands and “Little Miracle,” she climbed in the Blytheville fire truck and seized the opportunity to play …

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  • DHS joins celebration of World Breastfeeding Week

    LITTLE ROCK — New moms who are breastfeeding often have many questions. What do I have to eat to breastfeed? Can I take medications and breastfeed? How can I use a breast pump at work? The Arkansas Department of Health’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for …

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  • AG&FC license plates most popular in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Game and Fish rules the roost when it comes to specialty license plates issued in Arkansas. Arkansas Game & Fish Commission conservation plates account for more than 45,000 of the state’s specialty license plates, according to data from the state. Arkansas …

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