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Arkansas coroner says personal pickup occasionally used to transport bodies

An effort is underway to get the Newton County coroner a work vehicle.

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Bronze bust of Levon Helm unveiled; sculpture will reside at musician’s Arkansas boyhood home

A bronze bust of musician Levon Helm was unveiled Friday.

Officers seek Arkansas man, 23, in killings of his parents

An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday for Dustin Zachary Jordan, 23, of Ratcliff, in the shooting deaths of his parents, Michael and Kathy Jordan.

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Franklin County couple found dead in home; 23-year-old son a suspect

A 23-year-old Arkansan is sought on first degree murder charges in the shooting deaths of his parents, authorities said Tuesday.

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Democrat-Gazette columnist Michael Storey, writer of Otus the Head Cat, dies

Michael Storey, an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist who channeled musings from his cat, died Sunday.

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State working on pool's opening

Huntsville swim hole said unsafe

After being closed this past summer -- for the first time in 50 years -- the swimming pool at Withrow Springs State Park will be repaired and reopened, hopefully by late May, said Jordan Thomas, chief planner for Arkansas State Parks.

Meteorite, Satan ruled out, but fire in hole remains mystery for Arkansas town

Meteorites, methane and the devil have been ruled out as the cause of a flaming hole in the ground at Midway.

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Rogers man wins acquittal in death

Jurors in 2015 capital-murder case return with verdict after 12 hours

Cody Wade Wise of Rogers was acquitted on Thursday of capital murder in the 2015 shooting death of Ronald Lee Kultgen Sr. of Garfield.

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Ban on pet pigs? Officials in 1 Arkansas city want to change law

The ban will include potbellied pigs and other miniature pigs that are kept as pets. "The gist of it is no hogs or pigs will be allowed in town," Ann Armstrong, the city clerk, said, assuming that the ordinance passes all three readings. "I think some folks don't realize when they get them how huge they can become."

Ferry, black settlers' cemetery among Arkansas sites to make National Register

A towboat ferry on the Ouachita River and a cemetery for black settlers of Conway County have been added to the National Register of Historic Places along with five Arkansas properties built in the 1960s.

Defense in Arkansas murder case says other man did crime

The attorney for a Rogers man charged with capital murder said another man actually committed the crime.

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ARKANSAS SIGHTSEEING: In fall, shy elk draw crowds along two state highways

Grazing herds prime-time viewing

Autumn in Arkansas means football, fall foliage and the rutting of the elk.

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Trump calls Democrats 'extreme,' 'dangerous' at Missouri rally

President Donald Trump urged Republicans to vote in the November midterm elections, saying the "Democrat Party" stands for crime and high taxes.

What caused flames to shoot 12 feet? Theories abound after fire flies from hole in Arkansas town

Flames flew from a hole in the ground in Midway early Monday.

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