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Hot spot in little city, library adding room

Subscriber onlyAfter the library closes in Kingston, a town of about 300 residents, people sit on the front porch or in vehicles out front with laptop computers so they can pick up the library's Wi-Fi signal. Continue reading...

61 picked as 2016's leadership scholars

Subscriber onlyTwo Arkansans were among 61 people chosen to be Presidential Leadership Scholars this year, according to the Clinton Foundation. Continue reading...

Madison County to get its first stoplight

Subscriber onlyMadison County is about to get its first stoplight. Continue reading...

Police say two teens wanted in death probe

Subscriber onlyFort Smith police are searching for two teenage brothers in the shooting death Saturday of Kaleb Watson, 22, a University of Arkansas at Fort Smith student from Lamar. Continue reading...

U.S. agents search 7 state stores

Subscriber onlyInvestigators from three federal agencies executed search warrants Tuesday at seven Arkansas convenience stores, said Dennis Holenstein, a spokesman for Internal Revenue Service criminal investigations division in Nashville, Tenn. Continue reading...

Nearing trial, Cedarville coach charged with inciting riot quits

Subscriber onlyA high school football coach charged with inciting a riot after a game last fall has resigned. Continue reading...

Last gravel highway in state, near Devil’s Den, to be paved

Subscriber onlyWINSLOW — Work will begin next month to pave the last stretch of gravel highway in Arkansas. Continue reading...

Mental tests to delay murder case

Evaluation sought for suspect in killing of mom, friend

Subscriber onlyThe capital-murder case against a Lead Hill man accused of shooting his mother and a family friend is expected to be on hold for a few months while he undergoes a mental evaluation. Continue reading...

Cold weather creeps into state

Drivers warned of icy roads at night in northern counties

Subscriber onlyLight snow and freezing rain could make driving dangerous this week in some parts of northern Arkansas, particularly after dark, according to the National Weather Service. Continue reading...

Railroad to appeal Ozark road decision

It says mayor gave up rights in ’01

Subscriber onlyThe battle over a street and railroad crossing in downtown Ozark is heading to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Continue reading...

Ceremony honors Bumpers in hometown

In church, tears flow, laughs, too

Subscriber onlyCHARLESTON -- When he was president of the School Board in Charleston, Dale Bumpers would devour the agenda. Continue reading...

Rain expected to keep river levels high

Subscriber onlyRainfall may keep swollen Arkansas rivers from receding as quickly as hoped, according to the National Weather Service. Continue reading...

Parts of state still see rivers hitting crests

Osceola, Des Arc passing out of ‘major flood stage’

Subscriber onlyRivers in Arkansas continued to recede Thursday while floodwaters from the Midwest surged down the Mississippi River, corralled within levee systems designed to protect towns. Continue reading...

E. Arkansas levees hold back Mississippi River

Subscriber onlyThe rain-swollen Mississippi River crested Wednesday near Osceola at almost 12 feet above flood stage, but a Mississippi County official said the floodwaters caused little damage because they were contained within the river's levee system. Continue reading...

Preschool driver sentenced, fined after girl, 3, left in van for 6 hours

Subscriber onlyA driver who left a child on a preschool van for more than six hours on Sept. 9 was found guilty Tuesday of endangering the welfare of a minor. Continue reading...

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