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Hog LB target has speed to burn

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Arkansas officials: Highway funding plan may wait until '19

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Things are so rough, is Arkansas capable of pulling an upset?

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Arkansas parents plead innocent in death of 1-year-old daughter

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FAA investigating after pilot drops turkeys on Arkansas festival 

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3.6-magnitude earthquake rattles part of Arkansas

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Deep in Trump Country, a Big Stake in Health Care

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Little Rock drops Amazon bid in ad: 'It's not you, it's us.'
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' capital city pre-emptively broke up with Amazon Thursday rather than submit a long-shot bid for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters, telling the company in a full-page newspaper ad: "It's not you, it's us." The Seattle-based tech giant set off a nationwide race for its business last month with a call for bids, and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola had said his city would pursue the project   Read More ...
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Arkansas teens honored for car seat monitoring device
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Two Arkansas teenagers have received an Arkansas Children’s Foundation honor for inventing a device that aims to prevent hot car deaths. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that 13-year-old Tyler Duke and 14-year-old Mason Covington were inspired by their robotics teacher at Beebe Junior High School to invent a product that can attach to any car seat. They analyzed national statistics and found about 40 children die each year from vehicular heatstroke   Read More ...
Little Rock drops Amazon bid in ad: 'It's not you, it's us.'
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' capital city pre-emptively broke up with Amazon Thursday rather than submit a long-shot bid for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters, telling the company in a full-page newspaper ad: "It's not you, it's us." The Seattle-based tech giant set off a nationwide race for its business last month with a call for bids, and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola had said his city would pursue the project   Read More ...
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Little Rock drops Amazon bid, ‘It’s not you, it’s us.’
Little Rock, Ark. — Arkansas’ capital city pre-emptively broke up with Amazon Thursday rather than submit a long-shot bid for the e-commerce giant’s second headquarters, telling the company in a full-page newspaper ad: “It’s not you, it’s us.” The Seattle-based tech giant set off a nationwide race for its business last month with a call for bids, and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola had said his city would pursue the project   Read More ...
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Arkansas principal placed on leave; investigation into student safety pending, district says
An Arkansas elementary school principal has been placed on administrative leave while an investigation related to student safety continues, the district said. Cutter Morning Star Superintendent Nancy Anderson confirmed in a statement to the Hot Springs Sentinel-Record that Principal Jann Gibson has been suspended. "Our primary concern is the safety of our students," Anderson said, according to the newspaper. The newspaper has reportedly submitted requests under Arkansas' Freedom of Information Act for communication with employees about the situation   Read More ...
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Police: Arkansas woman, 2 children found shot to death; 30-year-old arrested
and 9-year-old children were shot to death in her apartment Wednesday night, authorities say, and a man has been arrested. According to Forrest City police, Cordale Stacy, 30, is accused in the slayings of Nashae Williams, 38, and her children. Lt. Eric Varner of the Forrest City Police Department said officers were called to the residence on Wolfe Street at 11:46 p   Read More ...
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Police: Arkansas woman, 2 sons found shot to death; 30-year-old arrested
and 9-year-old children were shot to death in her apartment Wednesday night, authorities say, and a man has been arrested. According to Forrest City police, Cordale Stacy, 30, is accused in the slayings of Nashae Williams, 38, and her sons. Lt. Eric Varner of the Forrest City Police Department said officers were called to the residence on Wolfe Street at 11:46 p   Read More ...
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4 things to watch as Arkansas takes on No. 21 Auburn
No. 21 Auburn (5-2, 3-1 SEC) at Arkansas (2-4, 0-3), Saturday, 5:30 p.m. (SEC Network) WHAT'S AT STAKE. Auburn lost for the second time this season last week, blowing a 20-0 lead and falling 27-23 to No. 24 LSU. The Tigers know any remote hope they have of climbing back into the College Football Playoff picture rests on going undefeated the remainder of the season — starting this week against a struggling Arkansas team that's lost six of its last eight   Read More ...
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Little Rock drops Amazon bid in ad: 'It's not you, it's us.'
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' capital city pre-emptively broke up with Amazon Thursday rather than submit a long-shot bid for the e-commerce giant's second headquarters, telling the company in a full-page newspaper ad: "It's not you, it's us." The Seattle-based tech giant set off a nationwide race for its business last month with a call for bids, and Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola had said his city would pursue the project   Read More ...
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Hog LB target has speed to burn
Arkansas linebacker target Bryant Pirtle Jr. has SEC speed, and it appears the Hogs will get an official visit from the junior college prospect. Pirtle, 6-4, 235 pounds, of Pima Community College in Arizona, has about 25 offers from schools such as Arkansas, Texas A&M, Arizona, Utah, Louisville, Arizona State and Houston. He said it was "very likely" that the Razorbacks would get an official visit   Read More ...
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Arkansas center gets $7M to reduce children's exposure to tobacco smoke, prevent HIV among black inmates
LITTLE ROCK — Reducing children's exposure to tobacco smoke and preventing HIV among black inmates are the focus of a $7 million federal grant awarded to the Arkansas Center for Health Disparities at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The center is one of 12 nationwide that conducts multidisciplinary research, training and community activities to improve health and reduce health disparities of members of minority groups   Read More ...
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Little Rock drops Amazon bid: 'It's not you. It's us.'
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' capital city is pre-emptively rejecting its long-shot bid to host Amazon's second headquarters, telling the e-commerce giant in a full-page newspaper ad: "It's not you. It's us." Little Rock officials announced Thursday they wouldn't submit a proposal after the Seattle-based tech giant set off a nationwide race for its business last month with a call for bids   Read More ...
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Two Arkansas teens honored for inventing device to prevent hot car deaths
For the first time in the award's history, two youngsters received an Arkansas Children's Foundation honor reserved for outstanding service to children, the group announced Wednesday. Tyler Duke, 13, and Mason Covington, 14, were given the Betty A. Lowe, MD Award after inventing a device to prevent hot car deaths, according to a news release. The award is named for the woman who served as the Arkansas Children's Hospital medical director from 1977 to 2001   Read More ...
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Arkansas highway funding plan may wait until 2019, officials say
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas highway officials Wednesday left open the possibility they'll take a road funding proposal to lawmakers in 2019 rather than pursue a ballot measure next year. The move comes a day after Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he would oppose any plan that called for tapping into general revenue. Department of Transportation Director Scott Bennett said he has not given up on a ballot measure to raise money for highways, but he said waiting until the 2019 legislative session may be another avenue for a funding proposal   Read More ...
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Arkansan gets prison for making bomb threats against courthouse to cancel hearing
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — An Arkansas man who made bomb threats to a county courthouse in Missouri so his court hearing would be canceled has been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in federal prison without parole. Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Phillip Ray Robison Jr. of Hartford was sentenced Wednesday for making the threats against the Cedar County courthouse because he didn't want to go to jail for a case in that county   Read More ...
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3 Boston terriers reported stolen from various sites in 1 Arkansas county
Three dogs were recently reported stolen in an area of one Arkansas county, according to the sheriff’s office. In a statement Tuesday, authorities in Johnson County said the three Boston terriers were taken from areas that are near each other. One dog was taken in Hunt, another was stolen near Arkansas 103, and a third reportedly went missing in the Lone Pine area   Read More ...
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Arkansas officials: Highway funding plan may wait until '19
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas highway officials on Wednesday left open the possibility they'll take a road funding proposal to lawmakers in 2019 rather than pursue a ballot measure next year. The move comes a day after Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he would oppose any plan that called for tapping into general revenue. Department of Transportation Director Scott Bennett said he has not given up on a ballot measure to raise money for highways, but he said waiting until the 2019 legislative session may be another avenue for a funding proposal   Read More ...
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Today in Arkansas: Health coverage? Who knows?
A change of course by Donald Trump only adds further to confusion over future of Obamacare and its progeny in Arkansas. Also on Wednesday, Oct. 18: Houston Nutt settles with Ole Miss; environmental group complains of agri pollution of drinking water; state offers cash for computer course excellence; LR prepares pitch for Amazon's HQ2; if Mississippi can remove Confederate name from schools, how about LR?; The Me, Too movement hits legislatures. What about Arkansas?   Read More ...
Ex-bookkeeper from Arkansas accused of impersonating FBI agent, stealing more than $300,000
A former bookkeeper from Arkansas is accused of impersonating an FBI agent and taking more than $325,000 from her employer for personal expenses. Krystle Sheals, 32, of Marion was indicted on 11 counts by a federal grand jury in Jackson, Tenn., on Monday, according to a news release from the U.S. attorney’s office for the Western District of Tennessee. Agents with the FBI arrested her Tuesday in Shelby County, Tenn   Read More ...
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Teen faces 23 counts of assault in shooting outside Arkansas apartment complex, police say
A 16-year-old faces multiple counts of assault, battery and terroristic act in a shooting earlier this month outside an Arkansas apartment complex that injured two people, police say. The teenager, who was not identified, is charged with 9 counts of of terroristic act, 23 counts of aggravated assault and 2 counts of second-degree battery, according to a Wednesday news release from the Texarkana Police Department   Read More ...
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Police detain Arkansas man in killing of former minister; arrest made after pursuit, crash
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. Larry Watts, 34, is being held in the St. Francis County jail in Forrest City on a parole violation while state police officers investigate the death of Arnold Gwathney, 78, of Forrest City, state police spokesman Liz Chapman said Tuesday   Read More ...
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Arkansas town's speed-trap ban in effect, new prosecutor advises
CONWAY -- The 20th Judicial Circuit's new prosecuting attorney said Tuesday that he believes sanctions aimed at ending a speed trap in the small town of Damascus are in effect until the end of 2018. Questions had arisen about the sanctions because the former prosecutor, Cody Hiland, had said they would remain in place through the completion of his term in office   Read More ...
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Things are so rough, is Arkansas capable of pulling an upset?
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Few coaches in college football have had a rougher go of things in the 2017 season than Arkansas’ Bret Bielema. The Razorbacks have not had the year most projected. Most. The South Carolina game ended in massive disappointment and dejection. Austin Allen’s injury dampens his legacy. Alabama never gave Arkansas a chance. TCU put them away with a flurry in the late rounds   Read More ...
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Arkansan on Trump voter group dies at 52
A former Arkansas lawmaker serving on the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity died Monday in Little Rock. David Dunn, a lifelong Democrat from Forrest City who served three terms in the state House of Representatives, died at CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock while undergoing surgery to fix an aortic aneurysm, friends said. He was 52 years old. Dunn, who grew up in Pine Bluff, was a former executive director of the Forrest City Chamber of Commerce   Read More ...
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Arkansas parents plead innocent in death of 1-year-old daughter
MALVERN -- Two parents accused of second-degree murder in the opioid-overdose death of their 1-year-old daughter told a Hot Spring County judge Monday that they were innocent of the crime. Authorities at Baptist Hospital in Arkadelphia initially believed that 1-year-old Brinly Gordon died of natural causes July 2, but an autopsy showed she had ingested enough medication to kill a 200-pound man, according to court documents   Read More ...
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Stun gun used on Arkansas man who broke into ex-girlfriend's apartment, beat her
An officer had to use a stun gun on a Arkansas man accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and beating her after the 24-year-old resisted arrest, police say. According to a report from the Jonesboro Police Department, Claude Armstrong, 24, went to the victim's residence in the 1100 block Walker Place around 3:30 a.m. Friday. The 22-year-old, who said she was inside playing cards with a 29-year-old man, told authorities that Armstrong attempted to kick in the door, then climbed into the apartment through a window   Read More ...
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Peak season is near for dazzling fall colors on Arkansas' scenic byways
When Joyce Kilmer wrote "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree," his often quoted and sometimes parodied verse failed to mention the captivating colors of fall foliage. Making up for that omission each autumn is the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, which provides ample online details updated weekly on the development of arboreal hues across the Natural State   Read More ...
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After 'suspicious box' reported near Arkansas gas station, 3 pounds of meth found, police say
Authorities in Arkansas say they found a box containing 3 pounds of methamphetamine Monday. According to a report from the Jonesboro Police Department, officers received a call about a “suspicious box” spotted just off Arkansas 18 around 2 p.m. The package, a U.S. Postal Service shipping box, was reportedly found near an Exxon gas station on Commerce Drive. When officers opened it, they discovered what appeared to be a “large amount of methamphetamine," according to the report   Read More ...
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Arkansas governor opposes tapping general revenue for roads
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' governor says he'll "vigorously oppose" any highway funding ballot initiative that calls for tapping into general revenue for road needs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters Tuesday he opposes any attempt to divert tax revenue from new and used car sales, auto parts or other car-related items to raise additional money for the state's highways. Hutchinson said diverting such money would create a hole in the state's budget that would take away from other needs such as education and public safety   Read More ...
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Lobbyist, ex-Arkansas state Rep. David Dunn dies at 52
LITTLE ROCK — A lobbyist and former Arkansas state representative who served on President Donald Trump's Commission on Election Integrity has died. His business partner, Melissa Moody, said Tuesday that former Democratic state Rep. David Dunn of Forrest City died Monday during surgery to repair an aortic aneurism. He was 52. Dunn co-founded the government consulting firm Capitol Partners at the end of 2010 after he had served six years in the Arkansas House and as executive director of the Forrest City Chamber of Commerce   Read More ...
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Wife burned him with hot glue gun after he asked for divorce, Arkansan tells police
An Arkansas man told police that his wife burned him with a hot glue gun after he said he wanted a divorce, according to a police report. Jonesboro officers wrote that the 30-year-old man Friday reported his wife "became agitated" when he told her he wanted a divorce before using the glue gun on his hand, causing second-degree burns. The man said his spouse also threatened to kill him and "any women [he] messed with," the report states   Read More ...
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Today in Arkansas: Asa tells highway lobby hands off general revenue
Gov. Asa Hutchinson declared state general revenues are off-limits for highway construction money. Too much harm to other services, tax cut plans. James Lee Witt corrects Trump on disaster grade. Election Integrity commissioner dies in LR. Business lobby gears up to pass damage lawsuit limits. Applications aplenty to grow and sell medical marijuana. Wendell Griffen calls out cop on Black LIves Matter. Judge order state testimony on anti-LGBT law.   Read More ...
21-year-old dies after shooting at Arkansas apartment complex, sheriff's office says
An Arkansas man died early Monday after being shot at an apartment complex, authorities said. David Clyburn, 21, was shot at Paradise Apartments near Monticello, according to the Drew County sheriff's office. The shooter fled, and Clyburn's friend picked him up and drove him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 3:30 a.m., chief deputy Brian Slaughter said   Read More ...
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Cookie shop, party venue opening in Arkansas' capital city
A Memphis-based cookie shop and party venue recognized by A-list Hollywood celebrities is opening in Arkansas’ capital city. The Whimsy Cookie Co. plans to set up shop at 401 S. Bowman Road on Little Rock's west side, according to a permit filing with the Arkansas Department of Health. It will be housed in a shopping center that is also home to Arkansas Dentistry & Braces   Read More ...
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64-year-old killed after SUV overturns on Arkansas highway, police say
A 64-year-old woman was killed and another person hurt in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday morning on an Arkansas highway, police say. The crash happened around 7:05 a.m. as Pamela Sue Reed of Lincoln was traveling north on Arkansas 59 in Washington County, according to a report. Police say a southbound Dodge Journey driven by 26-year-old Ruth N. Santos-Hernandez of Westville, Okla   Read More ...
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Arkansas governor opposes tapping general revenue for roads
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' governor says he'll "vigorously oppose" any highway funding ballot initiative that calls for tapping into general revenue for road needs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters Tuesday that he opposes any attempt to divert tax revenue from new and used car sales, auto parts or other car-related items to raise additional money for the state's highways. Hutchinson said diverting such money would create a hole in the state's budget that would take away from other needs such as education and public safety   Read More ...
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Woman, 51, dies after motorcycle veers off Arkansas highway, hits guardrail
A 51-year-old Oklahoma woman was killed Monday when the motorcycle she was riding veered off an Arkansas highway and hit a guardrail, authorities said. It happened around 4 p.m. as Laura Faye Juelfs of Pocola, Okla. was riding a Honda GL1800 east on Arkansas 88 in Polk County, according to an Arkansas State Police report. According to the report, Juelfs "failed to negotiate" a curve, which sent the vehicle off the north side of the roadway and into the guardrail   Read More ...
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Arkansas medical marijuana licensee picks pushed into '18
An avalanche of applications to grow or sell medical marijuana in Arkansas, and the tedious work of preparing them for final review, mean a final decision of who receives one of the state's coveted pot business licenses won't be made until well into next year, officials said Monday. The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission, which met for the first time Monday since the Sept   Read More ...
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Turkey drop at Arkansas festival prompts FAA investigation | The Kansas City Star
The annual turkey drop in which a turkey is flung from a low-flying plane at an Arkansas festival has prompted a federal investigation. The Federal Aviation Administration announced it is looking into whether the activity complied with regulations. The annual Yellville Turkey Trot has included the bird drop for about 50 years, according to the Southwest Times Record in Arkansas. In the past, the FAA has said it has not intervened because the turkeys were not considered projectiles   Read More ...
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Man held in blaze at central Arkansas apartment complex
CONWAY -- Sheriff's investigators arrested a man Monday as a result of a fire that destroyed 16 Mayflower apartments Saturday. Carlon Ricks, 23, was believed to live in the Queens Manor Apartment complex, where the blaze destroyed one of the complex's buildings, Faulkner County sheriff's Deputy Adam Bledsoe said Monday. Bledsoe said a felony arson charge against Ricks was pending but had not been filed as of late Monday   Read More ...
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