• Higher ed board OKs plan for ASU medical school

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has granted certification for a new medical school on the campus of Arkansas State University. The board on Friday approved certification for the New York Institute of Technology to offer three degrees at the Jonesboro campus: …

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  • Beating death arrests made

    BOONEVILLE (AP) — Authorities say three suspects have been arrested for the beating death of a man in Booneville who witnesses say was pulled from his car and attacked. Logan County sheriff’s officials and Booneville police say the three are being held in connection with …

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  • Car crash claims 3

    COTTON PLANT (AP) — Authorities have identified the three men killed in a single-vehicle wreck in north-central Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say the crash happened Saturday on Arkansas 38 west of Cotton Plant. According to a preliminary report, a car driven by 24-year-old Clarence Harris …

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  • Pine Bluff officials worried about shared ZIP code

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Officials in a central Arkansas city say they’re worried the Census might be miscounting its residents because of a shared ZIP code. Pine Bluff shares a ZIP code with neighboring White Hall. Several Pine Bluff aldermen are concerned about 12,000 residents …

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  • Asian beetle found in SW Ark.

    HOPE (AP) — An Asian beetle that is blamed for killing millions of ash trees since it was found in the United States just more than a decade ago has been found in southwestern Arkansas. The emerald ash borer has been found in Hot Spring, …

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  • Hutchinson improperly took tax credit on 2 homes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson improperly took Arkansas’ homestead tax credit during four tax years before making a partial repayment shortly before he announced his campaign for governor, according to an official with the Pulaski County assessor’s office. Joe Thompson, the …

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  • Board seeks proposals for new prison

    ENGLAND, Ark. (AP) — The board overseeing Arkansas correctional facilities voted Friday to seek proposals from communities willing to host a new $100 million, 1,000-bed maximum-security prison. The Arkansas Board of Corrections agreed to accept requests for the next 90 days in hopes of firming …

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  • Former Sen. Pryor, family visit Batesville

    While serving as a congressman, governor and senator, David Pryor kept a sign on his desk that read “Arkansas comes first.” On Thursday, David, wife Barbara and grandson Adams Pryor came to Batesville as part of a statewide tour to show that even now, Arkansas …

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  • Teen offers cop sex for her release

    Not wanting to go to jail on shoplifting charges Thursday evening, a 17-year-old girl reportedly offered sex to a police officer to gain her freedom. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Anthony Carter said in a report that he was transporting the girl to the local juvenile …

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  • Road crawler taken to jail

    Spotted while running and crawling along a state highway before hiding in the woods Thursday morning, a Texas woman was later arrested for public intoxication. According to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, a state highway worker called police saying he was …

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  • Police track stolen phone

    When Zachary Robertson’s $400 iPhone 5 was stolen Wednesday morning, the phone’s technology aided police in its recovery. Robertson’s phone was stolen while he was at the Desha Flash Market Wednesday morning when an unidentified woman picked it up and walked away with it. According …

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  • Road Show returns to Batesville

    The Great American Road Show is being held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Ramada Inn board room, located at 1325 N. St. Louis St. in Batesville. The show will buy all old items, …

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