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Arkansas bite victim dies; police focus on caretaker

updated: 05/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 7

An elderly Cherokee Village woman whom police found in her home covered in bite marks last week has died, and authorities are investigating her caretaker in the death, Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce of Newport said Friday.

Slaying suspect nabbed in Texas

posted: 05/19/2017 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Authorities arrested a man Monday night in Texas who police say was involved in a fatal shooting the day before in Jonesboro, and a second suspect is in jail in lieu of a $1 million bond.

ASU introduces its choice for chancellor

posted: 05/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Kelly Damphousse was seconds away from deleting the email that stands to change his career.

Police catch suspect in Texas

posted: 05/18/2017 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Authorities arrested a man Monday night in Texas who police say was involved in a fatal shooting the day before in Jonesboro, and a second suspect is in jail in lieu of a $1 million bond.

Governor seeks $5M aid for flood victims' housing

posted: 05/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has asked a state agency to allocate up to $5 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds to assist residents forced from their homes because of recent flooding.

Arkansas man sought in fatal shooting claims innocence, taunts police on Facebook

posted: 05/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

JONESBORO -- A Jonesboro man police want in a fatal downtown shooting Sunday morning proclaimed his innocence on several Facebook posts and taunted police.

For damage left by 2 flooded rivers in Arkansas, survey to start

posted: 05/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Preliminary assessment teams will begin surveying damage left by the flooded Black and White rivers this week, focusing on private property including houses and apartments, according to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

Extradition sought for arson suspect

posted: 05/16/2017 2:49 a.m. Discuss

MOUNTAIN HOME -- A Baxter County man police accused of setting fire to two of his residences Monday morning surrendered to Missouri authorities later in the day, according to Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery.

Blytheville voters OK sales tax, bond

posted: 05/14/2017 3:08 a.m. Discuss

Blytheville police officers and firefighters will receive better pay for longevity and the Police Department will move to a new location after voters approved a one-half percent citywide sales tax last week.

Arkansas police officer faces charge in road confrontation

posted: 05/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

JONESBORO -- A Jonesboro police officer is on paid leave after he was arrested Thursday morning in Pocahontas for running a car off the road and then pointing a pistol at its driver, a Pocahontas police officer said.

White River in check as rainfall soaks state

posted: 05/13/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Storms soaked an already waterlogged Arkansas with more than 3 inches of rain Thursday and Friday, but the additional precipitation won't affect the flooded White River, National Weather Service meteorologists said.

Storm system dumping rain all across state

posted: 05/12/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A storm system that entered the state Thursday and is expected to leave this evening will dump up to 2 inches of rain in southern and northern Arkansas, National Weather Service meteorologists forecast, but it shouldn't hinder the receding of the White River.

White River lowers; relief surges downstream

posted: 05/11/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The White River began receding Wednesday in Des Arc, dropping nearly 4 inches overnight, and officials downstream now expect lower crests as the "flood wave" moves farther downriver.

Blytheville voters approve sales tax

posted: 05/11/2017 1:02 a.m. Discuss

Blytheville police officers and firefighters will receive better pay for longevity and the Police Department will move to a new location after voters approved a one-half percent citywide sales tax during a special election Tuesday.

Crest at Des Arc not as bad; river shy of forecast, relief for levees expected

posted: 05/10/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The White River crested about a half-foot below expectations Tuesday evening in Des Arc and will drop more quickly than what National Weather Service meteorologists first forecast, giving emergency workers hope that levees will hold back floodwaters.

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