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After baby found dead in apartment, Arkansas couple charged

posted: 06/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

A Searcy couple faces charges of endangering the welfare of a child after authorities found a 4-month-old child deceased in the couple's apartment, said Sgt. Steve Hernandez, a spokesman for the Searcy Police Department.

Arkansas woman's burns prove fatal; ex-boyfriend now charged with murder

posted: 06/28/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Prosecutors have amended charges against a man accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend with gasoline and setting her on fire.

Several fires in June viewed as suspicious in Blytheville

posted: 06/26/2016 3:17 a.m. Discuss

Several suspicious fires in Blytheville during the past few weeks have firefighters investigating the possibility the blazes are connected.

To prevent deer disease's spread, wildlife panel studies rehabilitation ban

posted: 06/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will consider banning deer rehabilitation operations in Arkansas as a means of containing chronic wasting disease in north-central Arkansas and preventing it from moving to other areas of the state.

Iowan says innocent of throwing ex-lover into Arkansas river

posted: 06/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

An Iowa man accused of tying his ex-girlfriend to a cinder block and throwing her into the Spring River near Hardy earlier this year pleaded innocent Tuesday to attempted murder and kidnapping charges.

Heat to settle over state; more advisories forecast

posted: 06/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Temperatures fell slightly over the weekend and on Monday across the state, but forecasters say Arkansans will see the heat rise again by midweek, and they expect to issue more heat advisories.

Confrontation leaves 1 dead in Jonesboro

posted: 06/21/2016 3:07 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- A Jonesboro man died Monday morning after he was fatally shot during what police said was an attempted residential burglary in an apartment complex west of downtown.

Newport resident gives youth in Jackson County town hope

posted: 06/20/2016 3:07 a.m. Discuss

NEWPORT -- More than 80 volunteers from four Texas churches tore out walls, built a wooden stage and painted inside the old Calhoun Street Church of Christ building near the White River in Newport on June 13.

As Arkansas heats up, drought signs surface

posted: 06/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas remains under a heat advisory through this evening as temperatures soared into the upper 90s across much of the state Thursday, giving people the first hint of what weathermen predict will be a warmer summer than first expected.

3 days in, no signs of escaped convict

posted: 06/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 18

Searchers continued combing areas around the East Arkansas Regional Correctional Facility on Wednesday for a convicted killer who walked away while on a construction and demolition team three days ago.

Escaped-killer hunt still focused near Lee County prison

posted: 06/15/2016 5:38 a.m. Comment 1

The search for a convicted killer who fled from his work detail near the East Arkansas Regional Correctional Facility in Lee County continued Tuesday as officials focused their hunt on areas around the prison.

Library to quadruple space in move to historic Batesville building

posted: 06/13/2016 5:31 a.m. Discuss

The Independence County Library in Batesville will move to a historic downtown building four times the size of its existing facility at half the cost, under a deal that the new library board negotiated with city and county officials.

2 surrender in slaying after shots shake city

posted: 06/11/2016 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Two men wanted in a killing surrendered to Blytheville police Friday morning after a night of what police called retaliatory shootings for the death.

Arkansas city bans sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21

posted: 06/10/2016 5:49 a.m. Comments 9

Helena-West Helena aldermen, upset over information about failing health in Phillips County, passed an ordinance this week that prohibits the sale of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes to anyone younger than 21.

Ex-deputy held on child porn charges

posted: 06/09/2016 3:18 a.m. Discuss

A former Union County sheriff's deputy faces state and federal charges after his arrest Tuesday, accused of possession of child pornography, authorities said.

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