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Storms cut power, flood roads

posted: 04/30/2016 3:53 a.m. Discuss

Several rounds of storms raked the state Friday, flooding roads with heavy rains and knocking down power lines, and more inclement weather is expected today, National Weather Service meteorologists said.

'CONSPICUOUSLY AT HEAD OF HIS TROOPS': Statue to honor hero Col. William Orlando Darby in Arkansas hometown

posted: 04/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Col. William Orlando Darby, known as the father of the U.S. Army Rangers, was honored with a parade in downtown Fort Smith in 1944, but he was too haunted and troubled to enjoy it.

Rail crossing in Ashdown No. 4 in peril

posted: 04/26/2016 3:13 a.m. Comments 2

A railroad crossing in Ashdown with no guards or warning devices is the fourth most dangerous in the country for wrecks, sometimes fatal, at the crossing over the past 10 years, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration.

HUNT FOR DE SOTO'S CROSS: Wood found in Arkansas thought to be remains of cross left in 1540s

updated: 04/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Archaeologists unearthed what they believe are remains of a large wooden Christian cross Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto placed atop a hill in 1541 at what is now part of Parkin Archeological State Park in Cross County.

An airman comes home: An Arkansas airman comes home: Decades are over atop Alaska peak

posted: 04/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Christine Manning has waited more than 63 years to put her brother to rest, and she will finally receive closure Saturday at a Marvell funeral service.

William Harrison Watkins Sr.: Engineer grew up on river houseboat

posted: 04/22/2016 2:26 a.m. Discuss

Don Asher learned his life's motto when he tangled his fishing line in debris as he and his father, William Harrison Watkins Sr., canoed down the Mississippi River in 1994.

Man, 28, faces charges in ex-girlfriend's death

posted: 04/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Jonesboro man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his former girlfriend, police said Tuesday.

Batesville to hand 911 dispatch duties to Independence County

posted: 04/18/2016 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Independence County will soon take over 911 system dispatching duties from Batesville, which for years has handled emergency dispatching for the county and the city.

Lawyer: County's $86 fee is illegal

posted: 04/14/2016 3:23 a.m. Comment 1

A Jonesboro attorney is seeking a summary judgment against the Craighead County Circuit Court that he claims is charging convicted people an unlawful "sheriff's fee."

City, Game and Fish Commission aim to build $5M shooting range

posted: 04/11/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- The city of Jonesboro and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission plan to build a 300-acre shooting range and sporting complex that can be used by police officers and civilians.

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