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In Arkansas runoffs, sheriffs, county exec picked

posted: 12/01/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Voters elected two new sheriffs and a county judge along with dozens of municipal positions during runoff elections Tuesday in 25 Arkansas counties.

Forums set up to quell fears of Arkansas immigrants

posted: 11/26/2016 3:35 a.m. Comments 8

When Francisco Lira's 8-year-old daughter Lizette woke up the day after the presidential election and found out Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States, she began to cry.

Despite a bit of rain, all of state in drought

posted: 11/26/2016 3:34 a.m. Discuss

All of Arkansas is in some form of drought this week for the first time since August 2012, an agency that monitors climate conditions across the United States reported.

Pre-radar, nature predicted weather; seeds, birds, bugs the stuff of legends

posted: 11/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

While National Weather Service meteorologists pore over satellite radar, charts, weather trends and constantly updated climate data when forecasting, Guy Ames cracks open a persimmon and takes a look at its seed.

Confession in 1967 killing of North Little Rock man nets shooter 20 years

posted: 11/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Half a century after James Leon Clay fatally shot a North Little Rock man on a rural Jackson County road, Clay confessed to the slaying and will now serve time in the Arkansas Department of Correction.

Naked man accused of vandalizing Arkansas elementary school

posted: 11/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

CALICO ROCK -- An Izard County man who broke into the Calico Rock Elementary School, shed his clothes and demolished a classroom faces several felony charges, authorities said.

Arkansas woman admits to killing ex-husband

posted: 11/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Randolph County woman whose testimony against the man charged with killing her brother in 1998 resulted in overturning the man's conviction pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her ex-husband, prosecutors said.

Elections in state not over yet

updated: 11/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Candidates in 25 Arkansas counties are attempting to draw voters to the polls for the Nov. 29 runoff elections that will offer only three days of early voting because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Hiding corpse gets 3 years; Arkansas woman drew boyfriend’s Social Security

posted: 11/15/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

PARAGOULD -- A Paragould woman who hid her boyfriend's decomposing body in her home for a year to collect his Social Security benefits pleaded guilty to abusing a corpse and two counts of fraud Monday.

Region's drought hits 86% of state

posted: 11/12/2016 3:36 a.m. Discuss

Farmers are using hay supplies earlier than expected to feed cattle, and duck guide services are pumping water into fields to attract fowl a week before hunting season opens, because of a lingering drought in the state.

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