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ASP: Children found in car in Booneville; one dead, another alive but critical

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The Arkansas State Police is investigating the death of a three-year-old girl and injury to her 15-month-old sister. Both are the apparent victims of heat while they were inside a car parked outside their mother’s home in Booneville on Monday (July 20). According to a release...

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...

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...

KATV: Authorities investigating deaths of Bald Knob child and possible suspect

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UPDATE, 9:40 p.m., June 16, 2020: Little Rock television station KATV is reporting on the death of a six-year-old girl found Tuesday afternoon as well as the death of the possible suspect, her father, who was later found unresponsive in a remote part of White...

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...

WANTED: Stone County Sheriff’s Dept. on lookout for suspect

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Stone County Sheriff Lance Bonds is looking for help in locating a suspect who, the sheriff says, has been operating a drug house and dealing crystal meth in multiple counties. (Read here.) Sheriff Bonds said his office, as well as other jurisdictions, have received information...

Feds: Group sold meth in Tennessee, 17 charged in 3 states

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JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say 17 people from Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee have been charged with selling methamphetamine. The U.S. attorney’s office in Jackson, Tenn., said an indictment unsealed Tuesday charges 17 defendants with conspiracy to distribute meth. They face up to 20...

David & Christina Arquette plan to film thriller in Jonesboro area, braving COVID-19

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Deadline.com out of Los Angeles is reporting that David Arquette (pictured above, left), and his wife, Christina McLarty Arquette, are prepping to film a thriller in the Jonesboro area within the next few weeks, despite the COVID-19 crisis. In an interview with Deadline, David Arquette...

Arkansas panel leader withdraws from casino license process

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The chairman of the Arkansas Racing Commission has recused himself from the process to assign a casino operating license. Chairman Alex Lieblong says his decision ensures the integrity of the process. Lieblong’s move Monday follows a report in the Arkansas...

Mammoth Spring man arrested after vehicle strikes, kills highway worker

A Mammoth Spring man has been arrested after Arkansas State Police say the vehicle he was driving struck and killed a highway construction worker in Tyronza, Saturday, May 30. The preliminary fatality report says Kristopher Gould, 27, of Mammoth Spring, was driving his 2010 Chevrolet...

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,...