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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,...

State Police: Nine injured in Hoxie school bus crash

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Seven children who were onboard a Hoxie school bus were injured about 3:45 this afternoon (Tuesday, Jan. 21) when a dump truck, traveling south along U.S. Highway 63, south of Hoxie, impacted the rear of the bus as it began to turn-off the main...

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...

AROUND ARKANSAS: Governor defends decision to continue accepting new refugees

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Arkansas' governor is defending his decision to continue accepting new refugees despite skepticism from some GOP lawmakers. Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday challenged lawmakers to avoid creating “fear” about the decision to accept refugees. Hutchinson told a legislative committee that fewer than 50 refugees will be...

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...

WEATHER WATCH: Severe weather expected across Arkansas, other states

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The national Storm Prediction Center said today more than 18 million people in Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma will be at an enhanced threat of storms that could include strong tornadoes and flooding rains. A Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service in Little...

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...