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8-year sentence ends Arkansas fugitive's 20 months on run over cocaine

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A 41-year-old Little Rock man received an eight-year prison sentence Monday for cocaine possession, almost two years after he failed to show up for a court appearance on the charge.

Police: Man who tried to use counterfeit $100 bill at funnel cake stand was lone arrest at state fair

posted: 10/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

It was a quiet year for criminal activity at the Arkansas State Fair, with Little Rock police only arresting one person at the 10-day event, a Police Department spokesman said.

State's early voting starts; first-day lines keep election workers busy

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More than 22,000 Arkansans cast ballots Monday on the first day of early voting, the secretary of state's office reported.

He never mailed it in: Late SEAL's name goes on Arkansas post office

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HOT SPRINGS -- A whole book has been written about Adam Brown, but he could be summed up briefly.

3 Arkansans in House oppose settling refugees in state

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Three Arkansas congressmen said Monday that they could not support an expansion of refugee resettlement in Arkansas even as a Fayetteville nonprofit organization prepares to help at least one refugee family settle in the area before the end of the year.

33% of state cancer deaths smoking-linked, study finds

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A third of cancer deaths in Arkansas can be attributed to cigarettes, ranking the state second behind Kentucky among states with the highest percentage of smoking-related cancer deaths, a new study shows.

Man shot, killed at business in Little Rock

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A man was shot and killed at a Little Rock auto detail shop Monday afternoon, police said.

Arkansas lawmaker floats stricter Rx marijuana

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A Northwest Arkansas lawmaker on Monday promised that if voters defeat two ballot proposals legalizing the use of medical marijuana, he'll offer legislation next year that would allow doctors to prescribe certain strains of the drug.

Couple's bodies found in Arkansas home

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The Sebastian County sheriff's office is investigating the deaths of a married couple whose bodies were found in their home Sunday morning, a news release said.

Lifer, 36, is dead after being found unconscious in cell, state prison says

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GRADY -- An inmate at the Varner Supermax Unit serving a sentence of life without parole for capital murder died Monday morning, Arkansas Department of Correction authorities said.

State draft limits raises for teachers

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The recommended percentage increase in state funding for public schools would be less than in years past under a draft plan released Monday.

Lawsuit seeks to block state anti-begging law

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A federal lawsuit filed Monday in Little Rock on behalf of a disabled veteran and a homeless man challenges the constitutionality of a state law that prohibits begging for money, food or other charity.

Managed-care plan shifting, task force told

posted: 10/25/2016 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is once again exploring a plan to use managed care to reduce the cost of providing services to the developmentally disabled and mentally ill.

3 in race to be next mayor of Conway

posted: 10/25/2016 2:43 a.m. Discuss

CONWAY -- Three men are vying to be the first new mayor in Conway since 1999, when Tab Townsell took office.

Golf-club attack kills Texas man

posted: 10/25/2016 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Bail has been set at $500,000 for a 34-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing a man with a broken golf club in North Little Rock, jail records show.




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