• Former Pioneer arrested – Melton charged with murder

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Police say former Batesville Pioneer and Arkansas Razorback football player Josh Melton has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge in the death of a northwest Arkansas man. Fayetteville police say Melton was arrested Wednesday after Melton and a friend spent Tuesday …

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  • Former Agnos fire chief arrested

    SALEM — “Deadwood” DVD sets, seasons 1 through 3. Wood splitting maul. Hunting shirt. Two pair of bifocal glasses. Gun cleaning supplies. Camera bag. Charger. Box fan. Fish fryer. Game camera. Cigarettes and a handgun. These are some of the unauthorized items, among others, purchased …

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  • Schools defend plans to arm employees

    LITTLE ROCK — The superintendents of two Arkansas school districts defended training teachers and staff as volunteer security guards before a legislative panel looking at whether changes in state law are needed after a licensing panel blocked the schools’ efforts to arm employees. The superintendents …

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  • Comedian Benjamin to perform standup

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Comedian Owen Benjamin will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Sheid on the campus of Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. Benjamin is a series regular on the TBS hit “Sullivan & Son” every Thursday evening and Nick Swardson’s “Pretend Time” and is …

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  • Scams claim fines unpaid

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in two Arkansas counties are warning of a similar scam using the agencies’ names. The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office has received several reports of someone posing as a sheriff’s office employee and calling citizens to inform them they …

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  • Companies investing in Arkansas

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The state’s top economic development officer says companies have been investing heavily in production facilities, which has helped to secure jobs across Arkansas. But Arkansas Economic Development Commission Director Grant Tennille says much of the investment hasn’t led to growth in …

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  • Lt. gov. drops out of race for Congress

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Mark Darr said today that he’s dropping out of the race for a seat representing south Arkansas in Congress amid ethics questions over his campaign finance reports. The decision came less than three weeks after Darr announced he …

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  • Ark. lawmakers to discuss schools arming teachers

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are discussing school safety with superintendents of two districts that have been blocked from employing teachers, staff and administrators as armed volunteer security guards. The House and Senate Judiciary committees on Wednesday were expected to discuss school safety issues …

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  • Food plots outperform corn feeders for deer

    LITTLE ROCK — Like elevated stands, corn feeders are now prevalent in Arkansas deer hunting. There is a better way, according to wildlife biologists with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission – food plots with a variety of plantings. Ralph Meeker, AGFC’s assistant deer program …

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  • Youth-only deer hunt set

    CASSCOE — White River National Wildlife Refuge, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation will be holding a youth-only deer hunt at Cooks Lake during the 2013 hunting season. The hunt will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 1. Only 10 …

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  • Parties choose primaries to fill Bookout’s Senate seat

    JONESBORO (AP) — The state Democratic and Republican parties say they’ll use primary elections, rather than conventions, to choose candidates for a state Senate seat vacated after the resignation of Paul Bookout. Both parties sent letters Tuesday notifying Gov. Mike Beebe of their decision. Bookout, …

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  • 3 companies repaying incentives to Ark. fund

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Three companies have repaid incentive money to the Governor’s Quick Action Closing Fund so far this year, and more are expected to do so after the recent announcement of layoffs at Hewlett-Packard and Nordex USA, state officials said. Allied Wireless, Nice-Pak …

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