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High water forces closure of second Red River bridge

posted: 05/29/2015 8:17 a.m. Discuss

A second bridge across the Red River between Arkansas and Texas has closed because of high water, the Arkansas Department of Highway and Transportation said Friday.

Flash flood watch covers much of state as more rain approaches

posted: 05/29/2015 6:52 a.m. Discuss

A flash flood watch is in effect through Saturday night for a large swath of Arkansas as an approaching system brings more rain chances to an already saturated region.

Police: Car hydroplaned before fatal collision

posted: 05/29/2015 6:23 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas State Police say a car hydroplaned Thursday afternoon in Greenbrier before spinning out of control and hitting another vehicle, killing one and injuring two.

Warrant issued for boxer Jermain Taylor

posted: 05/28/2015 11:31 a.m. Comments 4

A second-degree battery warrant has been issued for the arrest of boxer Jermain Taylor in an altercation alleged to have occurred earlier this month at a rehabilitation center where Taylor is undergoing a substance-abuse program.

$87M bond issue passes Senate

posted: 05/28/2015 9:55 a.m. Comments 4

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Thursday passed a Senate bill to approve more than $87 million in state bonds to support an economic development superproject in south Arkansas.

Primary election bill clears House

updated: 05/28/2015 4:02 p.m. Comments 7

The Arkansas House on Thursday gave final approval to a measure that would shift the state’s primaries from May to March after the legislation stalled in committee earlier in the day.

Woman tries to sweep store, is arrested, report says

posted: 05/28/2015 8:18 a.m. Comments 5

A Roland woman was arrested on trespass charge early Thursday after she entered a convenience store, started sweeping and then wouldn't leave, police said.

High water shuts highway between Texas, Arkansas

updated: 05/28/2015 9:11 a.m. Discuss

A stretch of Arkansas 41 connecting Texas and Arkansas across the Red River has closed because of high water, highway officials said Thursday.

'Oxford American' editor Hodge leaving

posted: 05/27/2015 12:41 p.m. Comment 1

The editor of the Arkansas-based "Oxford American" is leaving the magazine to become national editor of "The Intercept," an online publication.

Hot Springs lawyer gets probation in plea deal

posted: 05/27/2015 12:27 p.m. Comments 8

A Hot Springs lawyer who had been charged with manslaughter in a February 2012 fatal shooting had that count dismissed as part of a plea deal entered Wednesday, court records show.

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