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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Early voting begins Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020

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The 2020 election cycle for the Preferential Primary begins Tuesday with the opening of early vote polling sites in Batesville at the Batesville Community Center & Aquatics Center and in Southside at the new Southside City Hall building.  Polls open at 8:00 a.m. and...

July trial set for suit over Arkansas Ten Commandments

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A trial seeking the removal of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument from the Arkansas Capitol grounds is set to begin this summer. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Monday ordered the trial over the privately funded monument to begin...

State Police investigating Flippin homicide

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Officials say a 40-year-old woman was found dead last night (Tuesday, Feb. 11) inside a Flippin residence along with two other individuals who had sustained non-life threatening injuries. Outside the same residence, local police shot and wounded a man who is believed to be...

Reports: Three people, including two police officers, shot at Forrest City Walmart

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UPDATE, 02/10/2020, 4:26 p.m. -- From the Associated Press: Officials say a gunman is dead and two police officers are injured following a shooting at a Walmart in eastern Arkansas. The shooting took place Monday morning in Forrest City, about 45 miles west of Memphis,...

AROUND ARKANSAS: Appeal of man who shot Army recruiters in Arkansas rejected

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a man who fatally shot a U.S. Army soldier and wounded another outside a recruiting station in Little Rock. Thursday's ruling first reported by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette says the appeal by...

Campaign against Arkansas recreational pot measures launched

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' surgeon general and church groups have launched a campaign against recreational marijuana proposals that advocates are trying to get on the ballot four years after voters approved medical marijuana. The campaign unveiled Thursday is focused on trying to urge...

I-40 speed and distracted driving enforcement operation scheduled for Thursday

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State troopers of the Arkansas State Police Highway Patrol Division will join forces tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 30) with officers of the Arkansas Department of Transportation, Highway Police, in a coordinated speed enforcement and distracted driving patrol saturation along Interstate 40 from West Memphis to...

Woman pleads not guilty to attempted murder-for-hire plan

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POCAHONTAS, Ark. — A woman charged in the killing of a former Arkansas state lawmaker has pleaded not guilty to charges she also asked fellow inmates to kill the victim's ex-husband and others. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell entered the plea Wednesday. O'Donnell...

Ranger Boats founder Forrest L. Wood dies at 87

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MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. — Forrest L. Wood, who created one of the top brands in the boating industry and was a pioneer of bass tournament fishing, has died at age 87. Wood, who was born in Flippin, Ark., founded with his wife Nina the company...

Rural Special High School student killed in accident is remembered

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A Fox teenager is being remembered after she was killed yesterday in an accident near Timbo. Trey Berry, softball coach at Rural Special High School, said this morning that Briley Dawn Morgan, 17, a senior at the school, was an "outstanding" softball player, one of...

State Police: Driver killed in accident west of Timbo Wednesday

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For an update on this story, click here. A two-vehicle accident on Highway 66 in Stone County, just west of Timbo, claimed the life of a young driver Wednesday afternoon. According to the Arkansas State Police preliminary crash summary, State Trooper Jason Murphy, said the victim,...