• Bleeding from neck wound, woman denies being shot

    A Newark woman who told police she had fallen down and incurred bleeding from her neck was later sent to a Little Rock hospital after it was discovered she had been shot in the neck. Independence County officers were dispatched to 750 Barber St. at …

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  • Man injured in shooting

    A Batesville man was shot in the leg about 7:10 p.m. Monday inside a residence at 80 Oak Hill Loop after he “messed up the trash in the home,” victim Tommy McGoogan told police. McGoogan, 54, of 806 Vine St., said he was visiting 69-year-old …

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  • Martial arts studio opens

    Dustin Hennessey recently opened Independence County Martial Arts and says martial arts is more than just self defense — it teaches discipline, goal setting and improves self-esteem. Chief Instructor Hennessey teaches San Sai Ryu karate and holds a first degree black belt in the art …

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  • Serving of warrant nets stolen motorcycle

    When Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy made a traffic stop to serve a felony warrant Feb. 15, the driver stopped in the yard of a residence where it was later determined that a motorcycle parked in the yard was stolen. “The motorcycle was in plain view …

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  • Northern Arkansas could see significant ice storm

    LITTLE ROCK — Forecasters say northern Arkansas could see significant ice accumulation as a storm system makes its way through the state. The National Weather Service says a winter weather advisory for freezing rain will be in effect from midnight tonight until 4 p.m. Thursday …

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  • Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Quidam’ performed through March 3

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The production “Quidam” will be performed Feb. 28 through March 3 at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock. The international cast features 52 world-class acrobats, musicians, singers and characters. The show had its world premiere in Montreal under the Big Top …

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  • Rotary raffle tickets available

    The Batesville Rotary Club is now selling tickets for its annual raffle to support local scholarships and community service project funds. Only 1,500 tickets are available at $10 each, and the drawing for three winning tickets will be held March 25. The top winner will …

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  • Electronics sent to crime lab in McCready’s death

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say they’ve sent electronic devices to Arkansas’ state Crime Laboratory as they search for clues in country music singer Mindy McCready’s apparent suicide. Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said Tuesday that investigators did not find a suicide note at the …

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  • ‘Doctor shopping,’ high rate of traffic lead to drug arrest

    WALNUT RIDGE — An Alicia man is in trouble for what he termed “doctor shopping” to obtain prescription drugs, then selling them or trading them for methamphetamine, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Tommy Wilson, 34, of Alicia was arrested Tuesday on charges of possession …

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  • Lawmakers favor proposal making gun list a secret

    LITTLE ROCK — Over the objection of freedom of information advocates, Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation that would make secret the list of nearly 130,000 residents who have permits to carry concealed weapons. The House overwhelmingly passed the measure by an 84-3 vote and …

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  • Proof of insurance gets OK

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation allowing drivers to display their proof of insurance using cellphones and other electronic devices. The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would allow drivers to show their proof of insurance cards on paper …

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  • Senate to consider voter ID bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Senate is considering whether to require voters to show photo ID before they can cast a ballot. Poll workers are currently required to ask for identification, but voters don’t have to show it in order to cast a ballot. King’s …

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