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AP: 7 injured after Arkansas school bus collides with trailer in Bono

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BONO, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say several people were injured after a school bus collided with a commercial trailer Friday morning in eastern Arkansas. Lawrence County School District Superintendent Terry Belcher tells Jonesboro TV station KAIT that 19 people were on the bus at the...

Manager of local medical marijuana facility arrested

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The Log Cabin Democrat in Conway is reporting the manager of a Newport medical marijuana growing facility has been arrested for growing marijuana in his Jonesboro apartment. The Conway paper reports while Jonesboro police were raiding the apartment on Jan. 23, confiscating marijuana and other...

Intellectual disability cited in death row inmate’s appeal

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By Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The attorney for an Arkansas death row inmate convicted for fatally shooting a police officer in 2011 says the convicted murderer has an intellectual disability that makes him ineligible to be executed. Attorneys for the...

Former NFL Player Darren Mc Fadden pleads guilty in DWI case

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  DALLAS (The Dallas Morning News) — Former Dallas Cowboys running back Darren McFadden (pictured) has been sentenced to four days in jail after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated. McFadden was arrested in January 2019 after he fell asleep in the drive-through lane of...

Charles Portis, ‘True Grit’ author and Arkansas literary legend, passes

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Arkansas Business reports legendary Arkansas author Charles Portis has passed away in Little Rock at the age of 86. The brother of Portis told the paper the writer was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/dementia in 2012. Portis, an El Dorado-born newspaper reporter who transitioned into the world...

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...