Court upholds ban on machine guns

August 15, 2008 LITTLE ROCK (AP) - In upholding a Washington County man's weapons conviction for possessing a machine gun, a federal appeals panel ruled there's a difference between the state militia and one th

Sharp fair show has 54 entries

August 15, 2008 ASH FLAT - Wes Austin, Kathy Austin, Alex Whitten, Roger Stark and Chad Stark were big winners in the recent Sharp County Fair Horse Show, which had 54 entries, fair board secretary Nancy Orr said.

Pleas entered

August 15, 2008 The following defendants were found guilty or entered guilty pleas in Independence County Circuit Court on Tuesday.

State police begin crackdown today

August 15, 2008 LITTLE ROCK – As millions of Americans begin planning one last summertime getaway, more than 10,000 police agencies across the country are preparing to join in a concerted enforcement crackdown kno

Benefit potluck announced

August 15, 2008 EVENING SHADE - A benefit potluck will be held at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8042 at Evening Shade. Entertainment will be by the Strongs.

Former trooper pleads guilty to battery

August 15, 2008 BENTONVILLE (AP) - A former Arkansas State Police trooper has pleaded guilty to battery and misusing the Arkansas Crime Information Center.

Links between Gwatney, killer unclear, police say

August 15, 2008 SEARCY (AP) - The killer of Arkansas' Democratic Party chairman had written his victim's name on a Post-It note and had two sets of car keys bearing logos from his victim's car dealerships, bu

On tape, abducted girl describes brother’s murder

August 15, 2008 BOISE, Idaho (AP) - After her older brother was shot in the head, his remains were burned in front of her, an 8-year-old girl told a police officer in a gut-wrenching tape played for jurors deciding