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Affidavits sealed in killing of couple

posted: 02/10/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A Baxter County circuit judge ordered the arrest affidavits of three people charged in the slayings of an elderly couple sealed during a brief hearing Tuesday.

President gives state disaster funds OK

updated: 02/06/2016 4:18 a.m. Discuss

President Barack Obama declared 38 counties in Arkansas as federal disaster areas Friday, allowing them funds to clean up damages left by flooding, tornadoes and storms from Dec. 23 to Jan. 23 that killed three Arkansans.

In second try, district asks voters for 5.6 mills

posted: 02/06/2016 3:35 a.m. Discuss

The Harmony Grove School District in Camden is seeking a 5.6-mill increase Tuesday for the second time within five months to fund construction projects and make improvements to its existing facilities.

Group working to repeal city code

posted: 01/31/2016 5:57 a.m. Discuss

A group seeking to overturn a Jonesboro ordinance that regulates the maintenance of property in the city says the measure is too restrictive and is asking for a special election to repeal it.

Death penalty sought in Bay slaying case

posted: 01/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington of Jonesboro will seek the death penalty against a man charged with capital murder in the July slaying of an elderly Craighead County woman.

Teacher, poet true to Ozark roots

posted: 01/28/2016 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas-born poet Carolyn "C.D." Wright was known for her investigative journalistic style of poetry, and she often spent hours inspecting topics she wrote about.

8-inch snow swaddles state's center

posted: 01/23/2016 3:16 a.m. Gallery Discuss

As much as 8 inches of snow blanketed central Arkansas and a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow fell on much of the rest of the state overnight Thursday, turning roads slippery and forcing the closure of state offices Friday.

Arkansans prepare for slick roads, loss of power in storm

updated: 01/22/2016 2:56 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Arkansans rushed to stores for bread and milk, shelters prepared for an onslaught of cold people, and emergency officials geared for the state's first winter storm of the year overnight Thursday.

Showers to turn to sleet, snow over much of state

updated: 01/21/2016 3:56 a.m. Discuss

A wave of cold air from the North will clash with moisture over Arkansas tonight and produce what the National Weather Service is calling a "significant snow event" over much of the state.

Senate hopeful calls on U.S. to 'practically close' borders

posted: 01/16/2016 3:36 a.m. Discuss

JONESBORO -- Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Curtis Coleman of North Little Rock said he favored "practically closing our borders" to control immigration into the U.S. and criticized the voting stance his primary opponent, John Boozman, has taken on the issue.

Carolyn “C.D.” Wright: Teacher, poet true to Arkansas roots

posted: 01/15/2016 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas-born poet Carolyn "C.D." Wright was known for her investigative journalistic style of poetry, and she often spent hours inspecting topics she wrote about. But she also returned to her native roots when writing about the Ozarks and its people, colleagues remembered.

7-mill tax increase OK'd for schools

posted: 01/14/2016 3:21 a.m. Discuss

Patrons of the Buffalo Island Central School District in Craighead and Mississippi counties approved during a special election Tuesday a 7-mill tax increase that will be used to build new schools.

Morin Montague Scott Jr.: Lively spark marked hotelier’s life, work

posted: 01/14/2016 3:16 a.m. Discuss

Morin Montague "Monty" Scott Jr. always paid attention to the smallest of details when conducting business, but he maintained a sense of humor and treated people with respect, friends recalled.

Guard closes 2 of state's armories

posted: 01/13/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas National Guard closed armories in Magnolia and Monticello as cost-cutting measures Tuesday and announced that it would keep its Prescott armory open.

River's crest a mark of flood relief for state

posted: 01/12/2016 3:37 a.m. Discuss

The Mississippi River will crest today at Arkansas City, an indication that the flooding of the river and its tributaries, such as the Arkansas River, will begin to recede.

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