• Record 52 elk taken

    JASPER (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission reports a record 52 elk were harvested by hunters during Arkansas’ recent elk seasons. Elk program coordinator Wes Wright says the elk were taken during two five-day seasons in October and breaks the record of 44 …

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  • Arrests made in connection with burned body in car

    CLARKSVILLE (AP) — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says two people have been arrested in connection with the discovery of a body in a burned car at Cabin Creek Park. The office said in a news release Wednesday that a man wanted in the case …

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  • 1 of 2 men accused in child sex assault is sentenced

    FORT SMITH (AP) — One of two men who authorities say sexually assaulted a young girl has been sentenced to five years of probation. Leon Russell, 54, of Van Buren pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault in exchanged for the suspended sentence. He must also …

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  • NTSB releases report on train collision

    BRENTWOOD (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on a train collision in northwest Arkansas that left dozens of people with minor injuries. The collision happened Oct. 16 when an Arkansas & Missouri Railroad locomotive struck a passenger excursion train …

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  • Audit says Marshall mayor’s account illegal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A northern Arkansas mayor created an illegal account related to the city’s water and sewer department, an audit found. The Division of Legislative Audit recently released its report on Marshall’s financial management and found that Mayor Jim Smithson violated state law …

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  • Honor Roll – Southside High

    SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Southside High School, according to a news release: Tenth: all A’s — Sydney Bates, Alli Broadway, Alison Crawford, Thalia Cruz, Taylor Dale, Seanna Durham, …

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  • No to annexation, no to Democrats

    The people have spoken and don’t want Batesville to annex Southside, nor do they wish to be represented by Democrats. Republicans won every local race in Tuesday’s election and by more than 800 votes, Batesville residents and those in the proposed area voted against the …

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  • Anti-Obama mood sinks Pryor, Dems

    LITTLE ROCK — As the last Democrat standing in Arkansas’ congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor seemed determined not to repeat the mistakes that others in his party had made. He ran his first campaign ad months before he had an announced opponent and tried …

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  • Hutchinson is next governor

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Asa Hutchinson has been elected Arkansas governor, defeating Democrat and fellow ex-congressman Mike Ross. The 63-year-old Hutchinson was elected to a four-year term Tuesday in a race national Republicans had identified as their best opportunity to flip a governor’s office. …

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  • Lawrence wins

    MELBOURNE — Many incumbents, mostly Democrats were ousted in the Tuesday night elections but Izard County voters were happy with one: Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Lawrence faced Walter Hagan, a Republican, and unofficial results show he won with more than a 64 percent margin. …

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  • Sharp Co. coroner keeps seat

    ASH FLAT — More than 5,700 voters turned out to cast their votes in Sharp County, and like the majority of the state, they saw red. In a much-heated race eyed by many in surrounding counties, Republican Linda Collins-Smith beat Democrat James McLean for Senate …

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  • Crawford re-elected

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican congressman Rick Crawford has been elected to his third term representing eastern Arkansas in the U.S. House. Crawford defeated Democrat Jackie McPherson and Libertarian Brian Willhite in Tuesday’s election. The 1st Congressional District includes most of the Mississippi River Delta …

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