• Bond set for teen accused of killing neighbor

    LUXORA (AP) — A teenager accused of killing an 11-year-old neighbor was ordered to be held on $2 million cash bond, a prosecutor said Thursday. Prosecutor Scott Ellington said a judge in Luxora, Ark., found probable cause and set bond for the 17-year-old accused of …

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  • Mental hearing set in abused girl’s murder case

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — A man accused of killing his 6-year-old neighbor was due in Bentonville court today for a mental evaluation status hearing. Zachary Holly was previously scheduled to have the hearing last month, but a judge pushed that court date back because a mental …

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  • Judge acquits Fort Smith man in pregnant wife’s death

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A Sebastian County judge on Thursday ordered a Fort Smith man who fatally stabbed his pregnant wife to be held at a psychiatric hospital and to undergo treatment, acquitting him on capital murder charges because the man was deemed to be …

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  • Nuns’ flag again stolen from Jonesboro convent

    JONESBORO (AP) — Once again, the flag is missing from the Holy Angels Convent in Jonesboro. Sister Henrietta Hockle says the flag representing the Olivetan Benedictine Sisters was taken this week from outside their convent. It’s the third time in recent years that someone has …

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  • Alma teacher killed in crash

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Authorities say an Alma High School teacher was killed in a collision with a dump truck at Chaffee Crossing. Arkansas State Police say the crash happened Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Chad Colley Boulevard and Massard Road. A preliminary report …

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  • Neighbor charged in April burglary

    NEWPORT — A man who asked to use his neighbor’s phone later returned to burglarize the place when no one was home, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Newport police officers were dispatched to a burglary at 206 …

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  • Man squeezed through bars to burglarize shop

    NEWPORT — A Newport man who was able to squeeze through the bars of a pawn shop has been arrested for burglarizing the business, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Police officers were dispatched to Newport Gold and …

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  • US readies possible solo action against Syria

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Thursday prepared for the possibility of launching unilateral American military action against Syria within days as Britain opted out in a stunning vote by Parliament. Facing skepticism at home, too, the administration shared intelligence with lawmakers aimed at convincing …

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  • Clarence Brumitt

    FLORAL — Clarence Brumitt, 83, of Floral died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, in Little Rock. Born June 6, 1930, at Olyphant, he was the son of James and Goldie Petty John Brumitt. He was a business owner and was of the Catholic faith. He was …

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  • Kenny Burress

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Kenny Wade Burress, 66, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at his home. Born April 25, 1947, at Hutchinson, he was the son of Royal H. and Oma M. Hays Burress. He owned and worked at an electric motor shop for 30 years. …

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  • Doris McElrath

    NEWARK — Doris Ann McElrath, 67, of Newark died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. Born Sept. 27, 1945, she was the daughter of Knox and Merle Hopkins Jones. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Newark. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, flower beds and taking …

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  • Billy Joe Freeze – Paid Obituary

    Billy Joe Freeze was born January 25, 1931, to William Joseph Freeze and Beatrice Tomlinson Freeze in Newark, Arkansas. He departed this life on Wednesday, August, 28, 2013, at St. Mary’s Hospital of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Bill spent his entire life living and …

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