• Man dies after train collision

    LEWISVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a Texarkana man was killed after his vehicle was struck by a train in south Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say the fatal collision happened Wednesday on railroad tracks in Lafayette County. According to a preliminary report, 60-year-old Robert Collins drove …

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  • Vendor space available for Fulton County event

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will host the Third Annual Holiday Extravaganza from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 1 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. Vendor space is available …

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  • Winners named in creative arts contests at state fair

    LITTLE ROCK — Crafters from throughout Arkansas received special recognition during the 2013 Arkansas State Fair. Arkansas Farm Bureau awarded $25 cash awards to Best of Show junior winners in the home canning category, including Jared Humphrey of Melbourne, Rosanne Stitcher of Cave City, Brianne …

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  • District to close Black Rock campus

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Lawrence County School District School Board on Tuesday voted to close its Black Rock campus after the 2013-14 school year. All students in kindergarten through 12th grades at Black Rock will be relocated to the Walnut Ridge campus. The two districts …

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  • Trumann police officer shoots man

    TRUMANN (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a Trumann police officer shot a man while attempting to serve a warrant. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler told reporters Wednesday that Jacob Ashton Brown was shot by the officer. Brown was taken to a Memphis hospital. …

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  • 2 charged in methamphetamine case want trial delay

    POCAHONTAS (AP) — Two men charged in a federal methamphetamine investigation in northeast Arkansas are asking that their November trial be delayed. Bob Castleman and his son, Robert Jerod Castleman, have also asked to be tried separately. Court filings show the men are accused with …

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  • Harding announces graduate nursing program

    SEARCY (AP) — Harding University has announced plans for a new master of science nursing degree program. The program will begin in the Carr College of Nursing in fall 2014 and is intended to prepare students to be family nurse practitioners. The family nurse practitioner …

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  • Prosecutor: Shooting of blind man was in self-defense

    DALTON — A man who admittedly shot another earlier this year did so in self-defense and will not be prosecuted, according to Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce. Matthew Odom said he shot 38-year-old Timothy King on April 28 in self-defense after claiming he was threatened by …

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  • Boles named officer of year

    JONESBORO — He’s among the least seen police officers in the area, but Ashley Boles was named Police Officer of the Year on Friday by the Jonesboro Exchange Club. Boles is supervisor of the juvenile court system in the 2nd Judicial District, which includes Clay, …

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  • Missing Trumann man found dead in ditch

    TRUMANN (AP) — A man from Trumann who went missing more than a week ago was found dead in a farm ditch in Lawrence County. Sheriff Jody Dotson says 50-year-old Steven Hooks had not been heard from since Oct. 11. His body was found late …

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  • Trumann officer shoots man after chase

    TRUMANN (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a Trumann police officer shot a man while attempting to serve a warrant. Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson says the shooting happened Tuesday when police officers were serving a felony warrant on a man. Henson says the man …

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  • Man arrested for death after house hit

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities in Garland County have arrested a man in the death of an 87-year-old woman who died when a vehicle hit her house during the summer. Hot Springs police said Tuesday that 20-year-old Nickollas Roe left the scene of the Aug. …

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