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19 school districts ask voters for higher millages this week

posted: 09/17/2017 3:22 a.m. Discuss

At least 19 Arkansas school districts are seeking millage increases Tuesday that will help among other things fund construction projects and raise salaries.

Arkansas inmate escapes from jail for second time in 5 weeks

posted: 09/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A Cross County inmate who was captured earlier this week after escaping the county jail in Wynne has escaped again, authorities said.

Ex-circus's big cats escorted from rural Arkansas warehouse to airport

posted: 09/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Wildlife officers on Tuesday escorted a transport containing 14 former circus animals from a warehouse in rural Poinsett County to Memphis International Airport, where they were then flown to Germany, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman Randy Zellers said.

PHOTOS: Lions, tigers, leopard found in cages in Arkansas workshop

posted: 09/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

State wildlife officers will escort a transport carrying former Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus animals from Poinsett County to Memphis International Airport today after deputies found lions, tigers and a leopard in cages in a Poinsett County workshop.

Marked Tree asks for school tax

posted: 09/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Marked Tree School District officials are asking patrons to help modernize school buildings that, while adequate when they were built more than 60 years ago, are no longer practical or safe.

Arkansas authorities ID passenger who died when fleeing SUV crashed into church

updated: 09/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Tennessee man who crashed his vehicle into a rural St. Francis County church during a police pursuit last week faces a murder charge in the death of his passenger.

EPA waives fuel requirement in Arkansas after Harvey

posted: 09/09/2017 4:28 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved waiving fuel requirements for several states, including Arkansas, to ensure adequate supplies of gasoline for states affected by Harvey.

Fatal-stabbing suspect found under bed at Arkansas motel

updated: 09/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Authorities arrested a man hiding in a Blytheville motel Thursday who was wanted in the stabbing death of a West Memphis man.

SUV chased by trooper along I-40 later hits Arkansas church; passenger dies

posted: 09/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A woman died and a man was injured Tuesday when their vehicle crashed into a rural church in Widener after they fled from an Arkansas State Police trooper.

Mountain Home, Baxter County face tax votes

posted: 09/05/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

Three sales tax issues concerning budgets for police and firefighters in Mountain Home and an expansion of the Baxter County jail are on ballots for special elections Sept. 12.






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