• Man threatens cops with rifle

    LAMAR (AP) — Arkansas authorities say they’ve arrested a 69-year-old man who pointed a loaded assault rifle at a deputy. The man was arrested Monday on suspicion of two counts of aggravated assault, second-degree battery and terroristic threatening. It’s unclear if he has been charged. …

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  • Arkansas state prison inmate found dead in cell

    GRADY (AP) — Arkansas prison officials say a 24-year-old state inmate has been found dead in his cell at the maximum security Varner SuperMax unit in Grady. A spokeswoman says Steven Hill Jr. was found dead at 2:50 a.m. Monday by security staff delivering breakfast. …

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  • ‘Service to Success’ The Women Veteran Summit to be held

    The Women Veteran Summit 2014, titled “Service to Success: Urban Camouflage,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Woody’s Sherwood Forest, located at 1111 W. Maryland Ave. in Sherwood. The event is open to all women who have served or are …

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  • Women’s Outdoor Weekend seeking participants

    LAKEVIEW — A Women’s Outdoor Weekend will be held Oct. 3 through 5 at Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Lakeview. Participants will attend sessions about basic camping and backpacking skills, beginning bird watching, introduction to fly fishing, beginning kayaking and Dutch oven cooking. All …

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  • Blake to perform in Mtn. Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Returning to his roots and native state of Arkansas, former NBC “The Voice” season one contestant Jared Blake is bringing home his signature grunge country rock sound with a live-taped performance Friday in the Royal 66 at Mountain Home. The action-packed performance …

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  • Arkansas students average higher score on ACT

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas students averaged a higher composite score on a college entrance exam compared to last year, but still fell short of the national average. The ACT is a college entrance test scored from 1 to 36 that tests four subjects: English, …

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  • NTSB: Crash wiped out signal that could hold clues

    LITTLE ROCK — A federal investigator said Tuesday that a signal that would have given a final instruction to the crew of a railroad train involved in a fatal head-on collision was damaged in the accident but could still hold clues as to what happened. …

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  • Ex-sheriff grew tired of elections

    JONESBORO — Former Independence County Sheriff Keith Bowers got tired of the stress that campaigning put on him and his family and wanted to return to his law enforcement roots. Which is why he is now a deputy with the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office tasked …

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  • Coin, currency show set

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Sixth Annual Coin and Currency Show will be Friday and Saturday in the Convention Hall of the Mountain Home Ramada Inn. Event hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The admission …

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  • 2 dead, 2 hurt in train crash

    HOXIE — Two Union Pacific train crew members were killed and two others were injured when two freight trains collided head-on in northeast Arkansas early Sunday, Arkansas State Police said. The collision happened about 3 a.m. in Hoxie in Lawrence County. A resulting fire took …

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  • Group submits petitions to expand alcohol sales

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group pushing for expanded alcohol sales in Arkansas submitted additional petitions Friday in an effort to put its proposal on the November ballot. Let Arkansas Decide turned in 41,492 signatures Friday to the secretary of state’s office. The group had …

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  • Medical marijuana item certified for 2016 ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has approved the wording of an item for the 2016 ballot that would legalize use of medical marijuana. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Thursday that the proposal meets state requirements to enable the sponsoring group, Arkansans …

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