• Darr considering bid for gubernatorial nom

    LITTLE ROCK. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Mark Darr is considering a run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2014 after Democratic Congressman Mike Ross opted against a bid. But a spokeswoman says he doesn’t have a timeline for a decision. Darr spokeswoman Sarah Beth Lowe …

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  • Remains found

    TRUMANN (AP) — Authorities say city workers have found a decomposed body near railroad tracks in Trumann. Officers said Tuesday the workers discovered the body behind a shed. Police Chief Chad Henson says the remains may have been there about a month. The cause of …

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  • Trial set in teen’s death

    FORT SMITH (AP) — An Arkansas man accused of killing a 16-year-old girl he met online is slated to go on trial this summer after authorities found her body in a blue, plastic barrel. During a brief hearing Tuesday, court clerks say Lloyd Jones’ trial …

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  • Boy drowns in lake

    ROGERS (AP) — Benton County authorities say searchers have found the body of a Rogers teenager who drowned at Beaver Lake. Sheriff’s Capt. Hunter Petray said Alfredo Caballero was discovered about 7 p.m. Tuesday in about 10 feet of water within 20 feet of a …

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  • Judge won’t dismiss lottery lawsuit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A judge in Pulaski County has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that claims a North Little Rock company owns the trademark to the state lottery’s name. Judge Wendell Griffen rejected a motion that claimed the Arkansas Lottery Commission should be immune …

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  • Occupy LR meets deadline to decamp

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of Occupy Little Rock remained at a downtown parking lot with no sign of police — despite threats that the members would be arrested if they do not leave. The protestors gathered this morning with some prepared to be arrested …

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  • Woman’s body found in Newark apartment

    Police were sent to a Newark home Tuesday afternoon in reference to an unattended death, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Cpl. Fred Friar said when he arrived at the Long Street apartment, he was met by Dorris McElrath, who said …

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  • Several UACCB students receive GEDs

    Commencement ceremonies at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville were held Monday. Students receiving General Education Degrees include: Batesville — Jonathon Bagwell, Jodi Barrett, Casey Beasley Jr., Jesse Blake, Heather Bostock, Harley Bower, Kenise Bowman, Dakota Branscum, Paula Brasher, Jake Brown, Brandi Burgess, …

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  • Five more file for council

    Four more Batesville City Council members have filed for re-election: Thomas E. Bryant has filed for Ward 1, Position 1, while Margarett Henley has filed for Ward 1, Position 2, David Shetron has filed for Ward 2, Position 1, and Douglas Matthews has filed for …

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  • Bull Shoals cabin burns

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — No one was injured when a fire destroyed a cabin at a resort near Bull Shoals Lake. Authorities say a man and woman were staying in the cabin at Batty’s Resort. Authorities say the couple’s basset hound woke them up early …

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  • Drug dogs to visit CC Kiwanis

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Kiwanis Club will meet at noon Thursday in the Cave City Community Center to hear from Evening Shade police officers/K-9 handlers Michael Graddy and Kevin Coursey, said secretary Lisa Reschke. Graddy will bring his police/drug dog Gator and Coursey …

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  • School policies to be considered

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school library to consider certified and non-certified personnel policies as well as Arkansas School Boards Association policies, for the upcoming school term, said Superintendent Steven Green. Quotes for …

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