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UPDATE: Franklin County man identified in death scene investigation along I-40

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The deceased body of a man found Thursday afternoon, Dec. 12, near Mayflower, has been identified as Mark Anthony Teas, 41, of Ozark, according to a release from the Arkansas State Police. The manner and cause of death is still uncertain as special agents of...

ARKANSAS NEWS: State Police investigation underway after body found near Mayflower

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A property owner walking along a fence line Thursday afternoon, a short distance off Interstate 40 near Mayflower at the 137 mile marker (eastbound), discovered a deceased male, lying in the grass, according to a release from the Arkansas State Police. Mayflower police officers were...

First Community Bank opens Conway location

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First Community Bank’s newest banking center located at 1089 Front St. in Conway has opened to provide full-service community banking to Faulkner County, the bank noted in a press release. “First Community Bank makes it a priority to meet customers where they are and offer...

Arkansas panel adopts date for Dicamba spraying in 2020

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An Arkansas panel has set a cutoff date for farmers to spray an herbicide next year but abandoned two proposals that critics say would be too expensive. The Arkansas State Plant Board voted in a public hearing Wednesday that farmers have until May 25 to...

Court: Teen charged in Newport officer’s death can be tried as adult

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The Arkansas Court of Appeals says a teenager charged in the 2017 shooting death of a Newport police officer can be tried as an adult. Attorneys for Derrick Heard had sought to move the case to juvenile court, noting that he was 16 years old...

Arkansas judge denies students’ appeal to vaccination policy

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A judge has denied two University of Arkansas students' request to block a public health decree that has barred them from attending classes during a mumps outbreak because they don't have the proper vaccinations. The Arkansas Department of Health issued a...

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...

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...

Support the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches on #Giving Tuesday

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Support the Arkansas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches this holiday season by donating on #GivingTuesday. The Arknasas Sheriffs' Youth Ranches have provided hope and healing for children who, through no fault of their own, need a place to call home. Your gift supports their mission. ASYR is over 90% funded through private donations. No donation is too small!

Arkansas State Police: “Click It or Ticket” over Thanksgiving holiday

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The number of Thanksgiving holiday travelers will begin to grow starting this weekend as millions of Americans hit the road, eager to spend time with friends and family in places near and far. It’s one of the busiest holiday travel periods every year, and...

Izard County round-up: Search warrants lead to drug and arms charges

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Search warrants in Izard County executed in Violet Hill by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department and the District Drug Task Force culminated in the arrest of a man on drug and arms charges. Sheriff Earnie Blackley said last Thursday the search warrants were executed at...