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Zombie test-kill cited at murder trial

posted: 09/30/2016 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Richard Jordan Tarver knew he could survive a zombie apocalypse if only he knew what it felt like to kill someone, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Grant DeProw said Thursday in his opening statement of Tarver's capital-murder trial in Craighead County Circuit Court.

Arkansas sheriff puts clowns on notice; won’t tolerate scaring folks, he says

posted: 09/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

Cross County Sheriff J.R. Smith isn't clowning around. He won't tolerate people dressing up as scary clowns in his county and indicated that he will arrest them and charge them with harassment.

Jury selection starts in trial of man accused of killing 90-year-old Arkansas woman

posted: 09/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- Attorneys expect to make opening statements Thursday or Friday in the capital-murder trial of a man accused of killing a 90-year-old Craighead County woman.

Arkansas convict held in wife's death; freed just 2 days in assault, he shot her, prosecutor says

posted: 09/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Russellville man released from prison after prosecutors said they could not charge him with assaulting his wife shot and killed her two days after he was freed, authorities said.

Kidnapped holdup victim turns up dead on Arkansas interstate

posted: 09/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

JONESBORO -- A store supervisor who was robbed at gunpoint Sunday evening and then abducted was found dead along Interstate 555 in Poinsett County early Monday, police said.

Attorney traces piano’s famed club past

posted: 09/25/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

NEWPORT — Before he displayed a piano that was once used in a honky-tonk frequented by the likes of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Burgess and other “rockabilly” performers at his Rock ’n Roll Highway 67 Museum, Henry Boyce had to be sure the instrument was authentic.

THE PIANO, MAN!: Arkansas prosecutor confirms piano is one that sat in Newport club on night Elvis Presley sang

posted: 09/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

NEWPORT -- Before he displayed a piano that was once used in a honky-tonk frequented by the likes of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny Burgess and other "rockabilly" performers at his Rock 'n' Roll Highway 67 Museum, Henry Boyce had to be sure the instrument was authentic.

Mayor sues over petitions to remove him

posted: 09/22/2016 3:08 a.m. Discuss

A group seeking to oust Hughes Mayor Grady Collum from office filed petitions too late to place the recall on the November ballot, Collum claims in a lawsuit filed against the county clerk and election commission in St. Francis County.

'Hilltop' by ASU booming

posted: 09/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- Michael Dixon stands outside his auto-repair business on Airport Road and U.S. 49 and watches the scores of cars that drive by daily.

Deputy: Arkansas man, 22, kept girl in shed

updated: 09/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

A Sharp County man who police say repeatedly assaulted a runaway teenager and kept her locked in a shed for six days has been charged with three counts of rape, kidnapping and trafficking, authorities said.

McCrory officer dies after car strikes deer

posted: 09/16/2016 3:10 a.m. Discuss

A McCrory police officer died Thursday when his patrol car struck a deer while he was on the way to assist a Woodruff County deputy, authorities said.

Voters back 1% sales tax for projects in Trumann

posted: 09/14/2016 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Voters approved a 1 percent sales tax in a special election in Trumann on Tuesday to fund several improvement projects in the Poinsett County town of 7,155.

Interim director debuts at ASU

posted: 09/13/2016 3:20 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- Arkansas State University at Jonesboro interim chancellor Doug Whitlock promised to make his administration transparent and to listen to faculty as part of the university's healing process after its previous chancellor resigned amid controversy.

OBITUARY: Pat M. Riley Sr., member of Arkansas tennis, swimming halls of fame

posted: 09/09/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

When Pat M. Riley Sr. took over as president of the Arkansas chapter of the U.S. Tennis Association in 1956, the organization had no bylaws and no money.

Trumann votes next week on improvement-funding tax

posted: 09/06/2016 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Trumann voters will decide Sept. 13 on a 1 percent citywide sales tax that's proposed to generate enough money to fund long-range projects for the Poinsett County city.

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