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Arkansas cities add trash-truck cameras to aid speed, safety

posted: 10/23/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

WALNUT RIDGE — The steel claw extended from Donnie Milgram’s garbage truck, grabbed a gray trash can and hoisted it over the Mack truck during his route in Walnut Ridge.

Arkansas man arrested after mother, 2 children slain

posted: 10/20/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Police arrested a Forrest City man Thursday in the fatal shooting of his girlfriend and her two daughters in their apartment.

Police: Arkansas woman, 2 children found shot to death; 30-year-old arrested

posted: 10/19/2017 2:24 p.m. Comment 1

An Arkansas woman and her 6- and 9-year-old children were shot to death in her apartment Wednesday night, authorities say, and a man has been arrested.

Police detain Arkansas man in killing of former minister; arrest made after pursuit, crash

posted: 10/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Police arrested a Forrest City man in connection with the slaying of a former minister after, police said, the man crashed the victim's car during a pursuit.

Forecasters say odds long for mild winter

posted: 10/16/2017 1 a.m. Comment 1

While the past two winters ranked among Arkansas' top 10 warmest ever, don't expect another mild winter when December rolls around, weather forecasters say.

Don't expect mild winter in Arkansas, forecasters say

updated: 10/16/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 9

While the past two winters ranked among Arkansas' top 10 warmest ever, don't expect another mild winter when December rolls around, weather forecasters say.

Arkansas homeless shelter cancels plans to open center over complaints from residents

posted: 10/08/2017 4:29 a.m. Comments 5

A week after announcing plans to convert a former nursing home into a homeless shelter and mental-health crisis center, Jonesboro officials now say they won't open the facility because of objections from residents who live near it.

USDA's $7.6M aids 2 flood projects

posted: 10/07/2017 3:43 a.m. Discuss

The United States Department of Agriculture will fund $7.6 million worth of improvements to two Arkansas watershed districts to help reduce flooding.

22 Arkansas counties impose burn bans as state's wildfire risk increases

posted: 10/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Twenty-two Arkansas counties are now under burn bans, and the Arkansas Forestry Commission has rated parts of the state as being at high risk for wildfires.

Jonesboro providing free Wi-Fi downtown

posted: 10/02/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The city of Jonesboro is providing free Wi-Fi Internet service downtown to draw more people to the restaurants, venues and businesses in the area.

Makings of a 'flash drought' lining up in Arkansas, agency says

posted: 09/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

More than 60 percent of Arkansas is considered to be in some form of a drought, and with a rain-free forecast for the next week, meteorologists say the state is on the brink of a "flash drought."

Idled rest home to be Jonesboro's homeless shelter

posted: 09/29/2017 3:16 a.m. Discuss

City and county officials will convert a former nursing home into a homeless shelter and a facility to serve as a mental-health crisis center, Mayor Harold Perrin said Thursday.

Burn bans ordered in 6 Arkansas counties

posted: 09/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A lack of rainfall, lower humidity and brisk breezes have increased the potential for wildfires across much of Arkansas, causing six counties to issue burn bans.

Coach whose drill led to hand burns back on job

posted: 09/28/2017 1 a.m. Discuss

A Nettleton Junior High School football coach who led a disciplinary drill that resulted in one player burning his hands on a hot track will not be suspended and the school admits it was at fault for the injury, Superintendent James Dunivan said.

Two guardsmen died in plane crash at Arkansas airport

posted: 09/27/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Two men killed Sunday in an airplane crash at the Camden Municipal Airport were Arkansas National Guardsmen trained to fly helicopters, officials said Tuesday.

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