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NW Arkansas assesses storm ruin

posted: 03/27/2015 2:23 a.m. Discuss

Rescue crews battled swift currents in a flooded Carroll County creek near Holiday Island on Thursday while removing a sport utility vehicle that was swept off a low-water bridge during heavy rain Wednesday evening, authorities said.

Tornadoes in Arkansas end five-month breather

posted: 03/26/2015 3:22 a.m. Discuss

A tornado snapped trees between Lowell and War Eagle in Benton County on Wednesday evening, and the National Weather Service confirmed that an earlier tornado briefly touched down on Bull Shoals Lake on Tuesday, ending a long lull in volatile weather in Arkansas.

Currents again halt rescuers outside PB

posted: 03/25/2015 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Authorities briefly searched the Arkansas River on Tuesday for a man who they believe jumped from the U.S. 79 bridge near Pine Bluff on Monday morning, but treacherous currents again forced the suspension of the search.

Rescuers suspend search for PB man in Arkansas River

posted: 03/24/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Authorities suspended a search for a man they believe jumped from an Arkansas River bridge in Jefferson County on Monday, saying the current was too rapid.

Residents keep eye on rivers

posted: 03/21/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Floodwaters are receding in all but the Ouachita and White rivers in southern Arkansas, but National Weather Service meteorologists are now keeping watch on the Mississippi River as melting snow and water from the north keeps it inching higher.

Jury awards bomb victim, wife $122.5M

posted: 03/20/2015 2:27 a.m. Discuss

A jury in a civil trial has ordered a former Russellville doctor who is serving a life sentence in prison for severely injuring the chairman of the Arkansas State Medical Board in a 2009 bombing to pay $122.5 million.

Sheriff's office evidence, cash missing, audit shows

posted: 03/20/2015 2:13 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas Legislative Joint Auditing Committee finding that more than $12,000 and three weapons are missing from a Lawrence County sheriff's office evidence room has spurred an Arkansas State Police investigation.

Judge rejects bid for animals' return

posted: 03/20/2015 2:06 a.m. Comments 2

A Randolph County district judge refused this week to immediately release 57 animals to a woman charged with animal cruelty and set her trial for April 22.

Murder suspect resists extradition

posted: 03/17/2015 3:02 a.m. Discuss

A Delaware man charged in the 1967 slaying of a Newport man will fight extradition to Arkansas, forcing Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce to seek a governor's warrant to return him to the state.

Lawrence County officials say regional jail idea just the ticket

posted: 03/16/2015 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Lawrence County officials are working with Gov. Asa Hutchinson in developing a regional jail in Walnut Ridge that would house state and county prisoners.

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