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Man dies in shootout with police at West Memphis motel
WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused in a Tennessee slaying was shot to death during a gunbattle with police at a West Memphis motel. Shelby County Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Deputy Mark Dunbar says Ricardo Tenorio died early Friday after the shootout at a Days Inn ...
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Authorities investigating after 5 people shot in Hot Springs
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Authorities in Hot Springs are questioning witnesses after five people were shot Thursday night. Hot Springs police Cpl. Kirk Zaner tells The Sentinel-Record (http://bit.ly/2cKM90t ) that persons of interest have been detained, but no arrests have been announced. Zaner says police received the initial call ...
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Police: 5 injured in shooting at Hot Springs home
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Police say five people have been injured in a shooting at a home in Hot Springs. Cpl. Kirk Zaner says police received reports of the shooting just before 7 p.m. Thursday. He says one person was airlifted to a Little Rock hospital and the four ...
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Northwest Arkansas mumps outbreak spreads into Rogers
ROGERS, Ark. (AP) - An outbreak of mumps in northwest Arkansas has spread into Rogers. Rogers School District spokeswoman Ashley Siwiec told reporters Thursday that at least two students likely had mumps. Arkansas Health Department epidemiologist Dr. Dirk Haselow said there are 76 confirmed or suspected cases of the virus ...
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Report: Walmart heirs have donated $1.75M to super PACs in N.Y.
Two of the heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune have donated $1.75 million since July to super PACs operating in New York, records show.
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Auburn kicker-turned-receiver Hastings catching on already
AUBURN, Ala. — Undersized, baby-faced and sporting floppy blond hair, Will Hastings doesn't really look the part of a Southeastern Conference receiver.Auburn's converted placekicker played the part pretty well in the opener against No. 2 Clemson. He caught two balls to convert third-and-long situations and his third catch moved the chains on fourth down.
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Central Arkansas agency gets federal funding for bus service
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A central Arkansas agency is receiving more than $1.6 million in federal funding to improve bus services. The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration announced on Thursday nearly $211 million in funding nationwide as part of its bus and bus facilities grant program. The ...
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Arkansas city denies claims in lawsuit over hot check court
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A central Arkansas city and judge are denying a lawsuit's claims that they're effectively operating a debtors' prison with a court that has imposed hefty fines and jail time on thousands of people whose checks…
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Little Rock leaders OK temporary housing plan for college
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Little Rock city leaders have approved a plan calling for six temporary houses to accommodate an overflow of students at Philander Smith College. The Little Rock college had budgeted for 650 students this school year - but 750 students enrolled. On Tuesday, the Little Rock ...
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Arkansas State reports record enrollment at Jonesboro campus
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State University officials are reporting a record enrollment at the system's flagship campus in Jonesboro. ASU said Wednesday that 14,074 students are enrolled for the fall semester. The number is a five percent increase over the fall 2015 enrollment and breaks the record of 13,900 ...
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Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a…
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Arkansas' governor signs measure reinstating voter ID requirement struck down by court in 2014
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' governor signs measure reinstating voter ID requirement struck down by court in 2014.
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Ex-deputy charged with sex assault facing additional charge
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A former Benton County sheriff's deputy facing sexual assault and child porn charges now faces an additional sexual assault charge. The Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2kJZzrQ ) that Lloyd Sean Chandler was charged this week with second-degree sexual assault. The charge alleges he sexually assaulted a ...
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Commission OKs $3.1 million bid to better mark off-ramps
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved a $3.1 million bid for highway and interstate improvements aimed at reducing wrong-way crashes. The commission awarded the contract to Ewing Signal Construction of Nixa, Missouri. The project calls for improvements on interstate off-ramps, including sign replacements, lowered ...
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Arkansas lawmakers OK 'Gold Star Family' monument at Capitol
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers have given their final approval for a monument at the state Capitol in honor of families who have lost loved ones serving in the armed forces. The House on Monday voted 96-0 for what's called the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument on the ...
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Arkansas lottery revenue down $21M from January 2016 record
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Revenue to The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery in January fell by $21.7 million from the record collections of January 2016 and the amount raised for college scholarships fell by $5.9 million. A report to Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the lottery oversight panel says a total of ...
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Arkansas legislators weighing reduced access to police info
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas lawmaker says information about police forces on college campuses and at the state Capitol should be kept under wraps. Sen. Gary Stubblefield fears society has "disintegrated" and that police need protections that weren't necessary three or four decades ago. Under two of his ...
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Arkansas breaks from other red states on sanctuary campuses
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers rejected a proposal Tuesday to block funding to colleges and universities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities, a stance that differs with other Republican states targeting campuses and cities offering sanctuary to…
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Arkansas House panel rejects defunding 'sanctuary campuses'
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas House panel has rejected an effort to cut off state funding to colleges and universities that don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities. The House Education Committee on Tuesday rejected by a voice vote Republican Rep. Brandt Smith's proposal that would block funding to ...
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Attorneys general support University of Arkansas in lawsuit
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Attorneys general from Arkansas and six other states are supporting the University of Arkansas' request to dismiss a former student's lawsuit against the school. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2kndXcK ) reports that Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a legal brief Monday in support of dismissing the ...
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New law lets husbands sue wives to stop abortion - even in rape cases
A new Arkansas law will let a husband sue a doctor to stop his wife from getting an abortion. And it makes no exception for cases of spousal rape.
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Tyson reveals SEC inquiry, likely tied to price-fixing suits
NEW YORK — Tyson Foods says it's being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, likely in connection with lawsuits alleging that the poultry company and others engaged in price fixing activities.The Springdale, Arkansas-based company says in a regulatory filing that it received a subpoena from the SEC on Jan. 20. It says it is cooperating with the investigation, which is in an "early stage."
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Suspected driver in Arkansas store slaying pleads guilty
PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) - The suspected getaway driver for a Leachville woman who pleaded guilty to killing a rural grocery store manager in northeast Arkansas has also pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. Prosecutor Scott Ellington tells the Jonesboro Sun (http://bit.ly/2jY6ptJ ) 53-year-old Darrel Eugene Swan, of Paragould, pleaded guilty Monday. ...
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Texas Take: September 7, 2016
Texas Take for Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016
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Nation briefs: More arrests may come from protests
WASHINGTON — More people may be arrested in connection with violent Inauguration Day protests as authorities sort through evidence of the rioting that left six police officers injured and caused tens of thousands of dollars of damage to vehicles and store windows, a District of Columbia prosecutor said.
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Bill would block push for Arkansas Capitol satanic monument
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An effort to build a satanic monument near the Arkansas Capitol would effectively be blocked unless lawmakers approve the statue under a measure that's advancing in the Legislature. The bill that passed the House on a 91-0 vote Monday would prevent the state Capitol Arts ...
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Rogers, Miyawaki announce engagement
Miyawaki–RogersMaureen Rogers of Pembroke announces the engagement of her daughter, Katherine Rogers, to Michael Miyawaki, son of Christina Miyawaki of Houston, Texas. Rogers is also the daughter of the late Charles Rogers of Pembroke.Rogers, of Conway, Ark., attended Pembroke Academy and received...
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Trooper accused of issuing citation as retaliation
FORREST, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police officials say a trooper won't be suspended after being accused of citing a police officer as retaliation for his son receiving a speeding ticket. State Police spokesman Bill Sadler told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2l0dQ8G ) on Thursday the agency had completed its investigation ...
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Chelsea Clinton, unplugged
She sounds a lot like a politician -- one running against Donald Trump.
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Boy, 12, charged with capital murder in slaying of Ark. woman
A 12-year-old boy in Arkansas has been charged with capital murder after authorities say he killed a 21-year-old store clerk.
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Police arrest boy, 12, in fatal shooting of Arkansas clerk
FOUKE, Ark. (AP) — Police in south Arkansas have arrested a 12-year-old boy in the fatal shooting of a convenience-store clerk.
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Child sex sting nets Henderson man in Arkansas
A 50-year-old Henderson, Nev., man who traveled to Fort Smith in January to have sex with a minor was sentenced to 30 years in prison in a case brought to ...
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Huckabee calls Sessions pick 'absolutely wonderful'
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) said he met with President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 18. He called Trump's pick of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general "a great choice."
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Western Arkansas wildfire burns nearly 2 square miles
CHARLESTON, Ark. (AP) - State forestry officials say a wildfire that burned nearly 2 square miles in western Arkansas has been contained. The Arkansas Forestry Commission says the fire that started Thursday near Charleston burned an estimated 1,100 acres. Windy, dry weather on Thursday caused the blaze to quickly spread, ...
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New overtime pay rule to affect Arkansas universities
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Employees at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are set to be eligible for overtime compensation under a new U.S. Department of Labor rule. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2fMQvBo ) reports that the new rule will take effect Dec. ...
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Delay granted in Arkansas hot-check case
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge has agreed to delay evidence gathering efforts in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Sherwood's hot-check court. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2fDrKdt ) reports the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the national Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law filed ...
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Arkansas lawmakers weigh launch delay, taxes for medical pot
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas lawmakers are considering delaying the launch of the first medical marijuana program in the Bible Belt as well as an effort to impose additional taxes on the drug as they work on legislation implementing a medical pot measure voters approved this month. The ideas ...
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Arkansas' unemployment rate stays unchanged at 4 percent
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - State officials say Arkansas' unemployment rate remained unchanged in October, coming in at 4 percent. The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services says the state saw some minor fluctuations in the number of unemployed people last month, but not enough to cause the rate to change ...
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Arkansas State Police to step up holiday traffic patrols
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State Police say troopers will be out in full force on Interstate 40 during the busy holiday travel days next week. Arkansas troopers will join fellow troopers from California to North Carolina to create a chain of law enforcement every 20 miles along the ...
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Arkansas high court bars union protest at Wal-Mart
The Arkansas Supreme Court upheld a judge’s trespassing order against the United Food and Commercial Workers        
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Family of Iowa man who drowned while handcuffed to get $9 million
The family of an Iowa man who drowned while he was handcuffed by Missouri authorities will receive a $9M settlement.
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Arkansas high court bars union from protesting at Wal-Mart
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' highest court has banned a labor union from protesting or demonstrating at Wal-Mart's stores and offices in the state, scaling back a judge's order prohibiting the group from entering the retail giant's property for anything other than shopping. The state Supreme Court on Thursday ...
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Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce opposing casinos measure
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce says it's opposing a ballot measure that would legalize casinos in three counties. The chamber on Thursday said its executive committee voted earlier this week to oppose the proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the casinos in Boone, Miller ...
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Bill Clinton forcefully defends his foundation at the final Clinton Global Initiative meeting
Bill Clinton defended the foundation's charitable works in the midst of criticism by Donald Trump's campaign.
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Clinton Global Initiative to lay off dozens at year's end
Eric DuVallNEW YORK, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The Clinton Global Initiative will lay off dozens of employees at the end of the year, after Bill Clinton announced the philanthropic cooperative will close.
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Log truck driver gets 40 years in deaths of 2 in Arkansas
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A log truck driver who tested positive for methamphetamine following a fatal Arkansas 2014 crash has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/2cusGyA ) 41-year-old Jerry L. Hickman of Bee Branch was sentenced after he pleaded guilty in Van Buren ...
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Police identify bodies found in Arkansas salvage yard
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Authorities have identified two Yell County men who were found dead in a salvage yard outside Russellville. The Pope County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday said the state Crime Lab identified the bodies found at the U-Pull-It Auto Salvage yard as Aaron Brock and Beau DeWitt. ...
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Essential Politics: The seven week itch
The only cure for this seven-week itch is an election. And in this most unusual of political seasons, a dangerous incident is almost always sure to inflame things. Good morning from the state capital. I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers, and again national security and public safety are dominating...
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Bill Clinton begins to bid farewell to his foundation's signature event
The final meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative kicked off Monday; the changes have come in the midst of a firestorm over an appearance of conflicts of interest while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.
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Moped driver killed in Conway County after collision
PLUMERVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities say a 56-year-old Morrilton man was killed when he was struck from behind while driving his moped. Arkansas State Police say Leonard Murray died in the incident early Monday on U.S. 64 near Plumerville in Conway County. According to a preliminary report, Murray was driving ...
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