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2 Arkansas deputies quit over missing $800, report says

posted: 06/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

Two sheriff's deputies in Arkansas resigned earlier this month after failing lie-detector tests regarding $800 that disappeared during the arrest of a man suspected of driving while intoxicated, according to information released Wednesday under a Freedom of Information request filed by this newspaper.

Eureka Springs OKs moratorium on B&B permits in residential areas

posted: 06/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Eureka Springs has imposed a six-month moratorium on permits for new bed-and-breakfast inns in residential areas.

New investigation sought for '03 shooting death ruled suicide

posted: 06/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A prosecutor asked the Arkansas State Police on Monday to investigate the 2003 case of an Arkansas man whose death was ruled a suicide even though he was shot twice in the head with a 9mm pistol.

Restaurateurs: Tourist town's rents pricing out workers

posted: 06/27/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

EUREKA SPRINGS -- A dearth of affordable housing in Eureka Springs is causing a shortage of service-sector employees, say some restaurant owners in the tourist town.

Rents pricing out workers in Eureka Springs

updated: 06/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

A dearth of affordable housing in Eureka Springs is causing a shortage of service-sector employees, say some restaurant owners in the tourist town.

County assessor, aide face charges in misuse of cards

posted: 06/25/2016 2:11 a.m. Discuss

The Newton County assessor and deputy assessor have been arrested on felony theft counts, accused of buying $11,504 in personal items with county credit cards from 2010 through 2015, according to charges filed in Newton County Circuit Court.

School chief replaced at Deer/Mount Judea

posted: 06/23/2016 1:05 a.m. Discuss

The superintendent of the Deer/Mount Judea School District in Newton County was suspended with pay Monday and an interim superintendent was hired while the district looks for a replacement.

Assessor, aide charged in use of credit cards

posted: 06/22/2016 1:06 a.m. Discuss

The Newton County assessor and deputy assessor have been arrested on felony theft counts, accused of buying $11,504 in personal items with county credit cards from 2010 through 2015, according to charges filed in Newton County Circuit Court.

Arkansas parolee gets 30 years in stabbing of couple

updated: 06/21/2016 11:55 a.m. Comment 1

A Harrison man pleaded no contest Thursday in Boone County Circuit Court to two counts of attempted murder and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Horseback riders seek safe crossing

posted: 06/19/2016 3 a.m. Discuss

Horseback riders want an underpass so they can safely cross Scenic Arkansas 7 on the Old River Trail in Newton County.

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