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Authorities: Suspect in Linda Collins case facing new felony charges, including two counts of solicitation to commit murder

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The woman accused of killing former Arkansas State Sen. Linda Collins is facing two new felony charges and two class A misdemeanor counts. Prosecutors say while Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell (pictured above, right, in a file photo with Collins) has been incarcerated in the Jackson County...

BREAKING: Former State Sen. Linda Collins-Smith dead of apparent gunshot wound

Multiple media outlets are reporting the death of former Arkansas State Sen. Linda Collins-Smith. NEA Report says Collins-Smith was found dead at her home this evening with their sources stating the death was by gunshot and appeared "not to be possible by suicide." (Click...

ARKANSAS NEWS: State hires coordinator for feral hog eradication efforts

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas Game and Fish biologist is coordinating the state agriculture department's efforts to eradicate feral hogs. The Agriculture Department says it's hired J.P. Fairhead as its first feral hog eradication program coordinator. The position is a newly created one that's...

Missing Kansas woman last seen in Searcy has been found dead in Ponca

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Mike Blocker, an investigator with the Newton County Sheriff's Office in Jasper, Ark., said the body of Sherry Lynn Babcock, 51, of Potwin, Kan., was found yesterday morning (Dec. 9) by loggers in Ponca, Ark. Her body was discovered several hundred yards from where her...

List of medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas announced

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The list of the 32 cannabis buying locations in Arkansas for medical marijuana has been announced. The state has been divided into eight zones with four dispensing locations in each zone. Independence, Sharp, Jackson, Randolph, and Woodruff are among the counties located in zone 3...

37th annual Arkansas Bean Fest and Championship Outhouse Races

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A hint of autumn in the air means outhouse racers are being constructed and bean recipes are being perfected for the Bean Fest and Outhouse Races to be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26 in Mountain View. Now in its 37th year, the festival has...

BREAKING: CWD-positive deer found in Independence County

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A new case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found in Independence County, according to a release this morning from the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC). A hunter-harvested white-tailed deer taken east of Oil Trough tested positive for the disease. The buck, sampled...

State Capitol focus: Special Education in Arkansas public schools

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In its weekly report released today, the Arkansas Senate Information Office said that over the past decade, greater numbers of Arkansas children have been diagnosed with a disability. Consequently, Arkansas public schools are spending greater amounts of money on special education. Last year, there were...

State Trooper resigns, arrested in probe of records use, stalking, and terroristic threatening

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According to a release from the Arkansas State Police, Mark Holland, 54, of Heber Springs, a 19-year veteran Arkansas State Trooper, resigned today. He had been assigned to the Highway Patrol Division, Troop B, headquartered at Newport. Col. Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas...

AMBER ALERT CANCELED: Boyd is safe, Haire in custody

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UPDATE 01/03/2020 1:08 p.m. The Arkansas Department of Corrections states Boyd was found safe and Haire is in custody. UPDATE 01/03/2020 12:50 p.m.  KAIT-TV and multiple area news outlets are reporting the Amber Alert for Julian Boyd, 6, issued earlier today is inactivated. No further details have...

Regional overhead door companies merge

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Jonesboro Overhead Door and Tri County Garage Door recently merged under a single ownership, combining two of the top overhead and garage door companies in Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.  “As a family-owned business, we keep the families of our customers and the families of...