• Jonesboro woman sentenced in husband’s death

    JONESBORO (AP) — A Jonesboro woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role in the 2011 shooting death of her husband. Michelle Despain pleaded guilty Aug. 8 to three counts of hindering apprehension in the death of Marc Despain. She was …

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  • Ozarka-Mountain View to present fall concert

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozarka College Foundation will host a fall concert at Ozarka College Amphitheatre in Mountain View at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 to feature musicians Brad Apple, Pam Setser, Gary Rounds, Tim Crouch, among others. “This powerhouse group of musicians will feature the …

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  • Arkansas’ 4 House members back plan on rebel aid

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — All four members of Arkansas’ U.S. House delegation have voted in support of President Barack Obama’s request to train and arm rebels battling Islamic State militants in Syria. The House passed the measure on a 273-156 vote on Wednesday, and the …

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  • Mississippi County eyes single county seat

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — Leaders in northeast Arkansas will consider a resolution next week on whether Mississippi County should eliminate one of its two county seats and only have one courthouse. The county now has county seats and courthouses in Blytheville and Osceola. Next week, the …

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  • Grants awarded for upgrades at Izard, other airports

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman and Rep. Steve Womack have announced a total of more than $4.1 million in federal grants to eight Arkansas airports. The Federal Aviation Administration grants are to be used to support upgrades and expansions …

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  • AGFC joins violator compact

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has joined the Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact that tracks the suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses across state lines. As a member of the compact, Arkansas shares violator information with other member states. The …

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  • Missouri firm submits lowest bid on bridge project

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Missouri construction company has submitted the lowest bid to replace a bridge over the Arkansas River to Little Rock. The Broadway Bridge should be out of commission for no more than six months, if Arkansas highway officials accept the $98.4 …

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  • Roof collapse reroutes parade

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Pine Bluff police have rerouted an upcoming parade because of a partial roof collapse that happened earlier this summer. The Southeast Arkansas District Livestock and Rodeo Parade was rerouted after the partial collapse of the former Sahara Temple on Main Street. …

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  • Backers ask court to dismiss alcohol-sales lawsuit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Backers of a measure that would legalize alcohol sales in all 75 Arkansas counties are asking the state’s highest court to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to remove the proposal from the November ballot. Representatives from Let Arkansas Decide filed court papers …

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  • 1 arrested in fatal shooting

    CEDARVILLE (AP) — Crawford County deputies have arrested a Cedarville man on suspicion of second-degree murder in a shooting that was initially called an act of self-defense. The 31-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for the Aug. 2 shooting of 41-year-old Brian Fisher. The suspect is …

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  • AG released from hospital

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has been released from a Little Rock hospital after he was admitted a day earlier for an adverse reaction to a new medication. McDaniel was released from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences on Tuesday. …

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  • Pulaski County voters approve new school district

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Jacksonville and north Pulaski County voters have overwhelmingly approved the creation of a new school district. Pulaski County officials say initial results of the vote Tuesday show that nearly 96 percent of voters supported separating from the Pulaski County Special School District. …

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