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Video forensics slow inquiry into Arkansas officer's death

posted: 07/22/2017 4:27 a.m. Discuss

Authorities are waiting for forensic enhancements of video taken from surveillance and police body cameras during the June 12 fatal shooting of Newport Police Department Lt. Patrick Weatherford before filing formal charges against any suspects, a prosecutor said.

Mom sues in Arkansas boy's hot-van death

posted: 07/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The mother of a 5-year-old West Memphis boy who died June 12 after day care workers left him unattended inside a van for eight hours has filed a civil lawsuit against Ascent Children's Health Services, its president and four former employees.

Workers cool it as heat flickers near 100; heat advisory blankets state

posted: 07/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Temperatures climbed to the upper 90s in the state Thursday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory for the entire state and forcing those who work outside to alter their schedules.

Two more counties eligible for FEMA aid

posted: 07/21/2017 2:13 a.m. Discuss

Fulton and Searcy counties are now eligible to apply for public assistance to help cities and counties repair roads, bridges and culverts and clean up debris left by storms, tornadoes and flooding in April and May, Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesman Robert Howard said Thursday in a news release.

PHOTO: City in Arkansas set to demolish 110-year-old building listed on National Register of Historic Places

posted: 07/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The city of Jonesboro plans to demolish a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places after a judge dismissed the building owner's appeal of a condemnation order.

ASU debuts 'Garage' workshop

posted: 07/18/2017 2:41 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- Arkansas State University-Jonesboro opened Monday the first of three segments of its Innovation System that is designed to help entrepreneurs in northeast Arkansas.

Agency seeks 5-lane bypass for Jonesboro

posted: 07/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

JONESBORO — Pauline Rickman will be happy when the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department widens Commerce Drive in eastern Jonesboro as part of an eastern bypass project and takes her front yard.

City pushes tax to equip police, fire

posted: 07/16/2017 4:44 a.m. Comments 3

Mountain Home city leaders have decided to ask voters to approve a three eighths percent sales tax to help offset rising costs for maintaining police and fire department vehicles and equipment.

Arkansas killing called retaliation for earlier drive-by shooting

posted: 07/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

A West Memphis man was fatally shot July 5 in retaliation for a shooting that occurred in the Crittenden County town on July 1, police said.

Ex-Arkansas man dies in Dallas; suspect, 22, faces capital murder charge in suffocation

posted: 07/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Police found a former Jonesboro resident dead in his Dallas apartment, and authorities have arrested a man who said he met the victim through a Craigslist advertisement.

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