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Arkansas deputy suspended without pay over dog's heat death

Subscriber onlyA Madison County deputy has been suspended for two months without pay for leaving a police dog in his car for several hours Sept. 9, causing the animal's death from heatstroke. Continue reading...

Arkansas woman charged with escape, patrol car theft

Subscriber onlyA prisoner accused of escaping from a Van Buren courtroom and stealing a deputy's patrol car was charged Monday with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, in addition to escape, theft of property, fleeing and criminal mischief. Continue reading...

Arkansas deputy suspended without pay after death of police dog left in car

A Madison County deputy has been suspended for two months without pay for leaving a police dog in his car for several hours on Sept. 9, causing the animal’s death from heatstroke. Continue reading...

Arkansas deputy won't face charges in death of police dog left in hot car

Subscriber onlyNo charges will be filed against a Madison County deputy who left a police dog in his car on a hot day, causing the animal's death. Continue reading...

Crash ends pursuit of stolen patrol car

Subscriber onlyA prisoner escaped from a Van Buren courtroom stole a deputy's patrol car and crashed on Interstate 40 near Alma on Friday after police rammed the vehicle, said Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown. Continue reading...

Carrier's end hits airports in state

Three hubs left without service

Subscriber onlyThree Arkansas cities lost commercial air service on Tuesday when SeaPort Airlines suddenly ceased operations. Continue reading...

Mayor to veto PB ordinance on residency

Alderman vows ’17 revote with reshaped City Council

Subscriber onlyPine Bluff Mayor Debe Hollingsworth said she will veto an ordinance passed by the City Council on Monday requiring all city department heads to live in Pine Bluff. Continue reading...

Arkansas man says innocent to ramming officer

Subscriber onlyA Dardanelle man who crashed a sport utility vehicle into a Berryville police car pleaded innocent on Monday to charges that include attempted capital murder. Continue reading...

Arrestee in Berryville cruiser ramming charged

Subscriber onlyA Dardanelle man accused of ramming his SUV into a Berryville police car, pinning the police officer's leg between the door and the car frame, was charged with attempted capital murder Thursday, according to an affidavit filed in Carroll County Circuit Court. Continue reading...

Park Service razes cemetery fence

Barrier around graveyard built on U.S. land, official says

Subscriber onlyThe National Park Service has removed a fence built ostensibly to keep elk out of Shaddox Cemetery. Continue reading...

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Published: June 27, 2016

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Published: June 27, 2016

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Published: May 31, 2016

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The old bridge is a safety issue, in particular, because it’s so narrow, said Steve Lawrence, district engineer for the highway de...

Published: April 17, 2016

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department plans to tear down this 85-year-old bridge over t...

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department plans to tear down this 85-year-old bridge over the Buffalo National River in N...

Published: April 17, 2016

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