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6:25 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Woman In SAU Horse Theft To Be Tried For Rustling

A woman already serving a prison sentence in the theft of rodeo horses from Southern Arkansas University is to be tried in a separate cattle theft case.

Trial is to begin Monday in Little River County for Wendi Cox. She is accused of stealing 15 heifers worth more than $10,000 from an East Ogden Ranch.

Prosecutors say the animals were sold at an Idabel, Okla., stockyard. The Texarkana Gazette reports Prosecutor Bryan Chesshir offered Cox a plea bargain but she rejected the deal and asked for a bench trial.

Local & Regional News
6:22 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Organizers Need Millions More For Marshals Museum

Organizers need to raise millions of dollars before breaking ground on the U.S. Marshals Museum scheduled to open in 2016 on the banks of the Arkansas River in Fort Smith.

Museum president and CEO Jim Dunn says organizers likely need more than $30 million. He says organizers have raised close to $12 million so far.

However, He says the figure doesn't include proceeds from the sale of a commemorative coin, which could produce up to $5 million.

Local & Regional News
6:19 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Billboard Honors Late Sheriff, Wildlife Officer

A county sheriff and a wildlife officer who died trying to rescue two women from a flooding creek are being honored as heroes on a billboard in Waldron.

Scott County Sheriff Cody Carpenter and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Officer Joel Campora died May 31 while trying rescued Regina Shearn and Vivian Reimer from their home in Y City.

The two officers reached the home by boat - but they and the two women were killed when floodwaters from Mill Creek collapsed the women's house.

Local & Regional News
4:42 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Child Among 3 Dead In Pike County Shooting

Arkansas State Police say a 9-year-old girl is among three people killed in a shooting near Delight in Pike County.

The ASP said in a news release Sunday that the three were found Saturday night after authorities received a 911 call reporting a shooting southwest of Delight. Troopers say 33-year-old Dana Hill and 54-year-old Julie Hartsfield were dead at the scene and 9-year-old Autumn Hartsfield was found wounded and later died at a Hot Springs hospital. The ASP says one man is being held for questioning about the shooting.

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
7:09 am
Sun July 14, 2013

Transgendered - long version

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Local & Regional News
4:36 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Arkansas AG Rejects Wording Of Gay Marriage Repeal

Arkansas' attorney general has rejected the wording of a proposal to repeal the state constitution's ban on gay marriage.

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Friday rejected the language of a proposed constitutional amendment a group called Arkansans for Equality wants to place on the 2014 ballot.

The group must submit more than 78,000 signatures from registered voters to put the proposed amendment on the ballot.

The proposal would repeal the amendment voters approved in 2004 defining marriage as between a man and a woman.

Local & Regional News
4:29 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Ex-Arkansas Lottery Official Admits Stealing Tickets

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A former Arkansas Lottery security official has pleaded guilty to stealing and cashing almost a half-million dollars' worth of tickets.

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Local & Regional News
12:14 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Panel Gives Nod To $1.1Million Arkansas Scholarship Stopgap

A plan to spend $1.1 million from a state reserve fund to pay for scholarships in health fields has won the approval of a legislative panel.

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Local & Regional News
12:12 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

ASU Seeks Name Change For Stadium Boulevard

Jonesboro's Public Works Committee is considering a request to rename a city street recognizing Arkansas State University's Red Wolves.

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Local & Regional News
5:53 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Arkansas Congressmen Back Scaled-Down Farm Bill

Arkansas's four Republican congressmen have voted for a scaled-down farm bill that doesn't address funding for food stamps.

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