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Arkansas boy survives ride through flooded pipe

posted: 05/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

-A 13-year-old boy who was swept into a flooded culvert in southwest Jonesboro on Tuesday evening was found alive about three hours later, said Jeff Presley, the director of the Jonesboro E911 system.

Last call in Cave City?: Minister petitions to ban beer, wine in Arkansas town

posted: 05/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

Nearly four years after Sharp County voters favored the sale of alcohol in the northern Arkansas county, a Cave City minister wants to ban beer and wine sales in his town.

Higher Education chief plans exit to Henderson State

updated: 05/24/2016 6:44 a.m. Discuss

The director of the Arkansas Department of Higher Education is stepping down after a year and a half on the job to become vice president for finance and administration at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.

Arkansas woman in wheelchair struck, killed on U.S. 62

posted: 05/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A disabled woman who thanked the congregation for being her "family" at the conclusion of a service in an Ash Flat church Wednesday evening died soon after, when she was struck by a truck while crossing a highway in her motorized wheelchair.

4 days of gunfire leave Arkansas city on edge

posted: 05/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

Eleven reports of gunfire over four days and a fatal shooting earlier this week have Blytheville police and city officials asking residents to be more cautious when outside and to report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.

After Arkansas woman run over, killed, man, 26, jailed

posted: 05/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A man from Southaven, Miss., who drank a "significant amount" of alcohol was charged with negligent homicide Thursday after he drove his vehicle over a Baxter County woman and killed her, police said.

2 cities explore merger options

posted: 05/18/2016 3:35 a.m. Discuss

A week after voters in Walnut Ridge and College City in Lawrence County decided to merge, city officials in Walnut Ridge and neighboring Hoxie are discussing consolidating, as well.

1 killed in crash of copter at Portia

posted: 05/14/2016 3:01 a.m. Discuss

An agricultural helicopter crashed while taking off from the back of a fuel truck at a rural Lawrence County farm early Friday, killing a worker who was helping load chemicals.

Jonesboro vote stops keep-up property law

posted: 05/13/2016 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Jonesboro voters in a special election Tuesday night overwhelmingly repealed a property maintenance code that would have set regulations on homes and rental properties.

Crews say June earliest they can open PB street

posted: 05/12/2016 3:18 a.m. Discuss

The owner of a salvage company charged with removing fallen buildings in downtown Pine Bluff said he will clear enough debris to open part of Main Street by mid-June, but it could take up to two years to complete the cleanup.

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