• Police: Man tried to mail meth to jail 

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police say twin brothers in Arkansas will soon be together after one tried to mail methamphetamine to the other who was in jail. Twenty-seven year-olds Brandon and David Buck were charged July 2 for meth possession. David Buck posted bond, but his …

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  • State lands $90M wood pellet manufacturing site

    MONTICELLO (AP) — A Texas-based company announced Wednesday it is building a $90 million facility in south Arkansas to manufacture wood pellets that can be used as an alternative fuel source. The project is expected to employ 52 people. Houston-based Zilkha Biomass Energy LLC says …

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  • Change-of-command planned at LR air base

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — A change-of-command ceremony is planned at the Little Rock Air Force Base for a new leader of the 314th Airlift Wing. A ceremony is planned for Thursday as Col. James Dryjanski (dry-GAN’-skee) takes over as leader of the 314th. Previously, Dryjanski served …

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  • Cities to answer state’s ad for new prison

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Cities and counties throughout Arkansas are deciding whether to get in the running for a proposed $100 million prison —which comes with a maximum-security rating and some of the state’s most difficult inmates, but hundreds of new jobs. The Arkansas Department …

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  • Searchers find bodies of man, infant son

    DANVILLE (AP) — A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, authorities said Tuesday. Brooke Floyd, who was the wife of Brian Floyd …

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  • Post office to stay open

    SEDGWICK (AP) — A tiny Arkansas town has learned it can keep its post office. The United States Postal Service told residents of Sedgwick on Tuesday night that the town’s post office will continue to operate with reduced hours. The town of about 150 people …

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  • Hutchinson to pay for homestead tax credits

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson says he’ll pay Pulaski County more than $1,700 for improperly claimed homestead tax credits. Hutchinson said he isn’t bowing to Democratic pressure and wants to bring closure to the issue. He says he will pay $350 …

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  • Superior Industries to shutter

    ROGERS (AP) — A company that makes aluminum wheels for cars and other vehicles says it will shut down its manufacturing plant in Rogers, eliminating 500 jobs. Superior Industries International Inc. announced today that it expects to cease operations at the Rogers plant by the …

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  • Beef competition seeks entrants

    FORT SMITH — Entries are being sought for the 2015 Arkansas Beef Ambassador Competition, which will be held Aug. 9 at the Fort Smith Convention Center in Fort Smith. Deadline for entries is Monday. Any Arkansas youth between the ages of 9 and 20 is …

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  • Powhatan Historic State Park to host regional archives symposium

    POWHATAN — The Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Saturday at the Male and Female Academy at Powhatan Historic State Park. The theme is “Boom or Bust: Commerce and Development in Northeast Arkansas.” Featured presenters will be …

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  • ExxonMobil restarts pipeline

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — ExxonMobil has restarted its Pegasus pipeline more than a year after a crude oil spill in Mayflower forced it to close. Southern portions of the pipeline in Texas were restarted on July 9. The section includes a 205-mile segment between Corsicana …

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  • Attorneys say polling OK

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Attorneys say Fort Smith city officials didn’t violate the state’s Freedom of Information Act by individually polling board members. Resident Jack Swink filed a lawsuit earlier this month against City Clerk Sherri Gard and four city board members. The lawsuit accuses …

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