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Stuttgart Police Department asking community to donate leftover Easter eggs

The Stuttgart Police Department is asking for donations from the public for leftover plastic Easter eggs for next year's First Responders Care Easter Egg Hunt. On April 20, with help from Stuttgart Fire Department and Southern Paramedic, the Stuttgart Police Department hosted First Responders Care E


Arkansas man sentenced to 50 years in sexual assaults

BENTONVILLE -- A Cave Springs man was sentenced to 50 years in prison Monday for sexually assaulting two girls. Justin Adams, 31, pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual assault. The plea was under an agreement Kevin Lammers, Adams' attorney, reached with Tyler Williams, deputy prosecutor.


“Stop the Violence” basketball tournament to be held

A community meeting amongst local pastors was held February 18 at Lively Stone, in which Banks was in attendance. The meeting was the start of finding solutions to bring unity within the community.


Northwest Arkansas animal shelter temporarily closes after dog tests positive for deadly virus

A public animal shelter in Northwest Arkansas temporarily shuttered Monday after at least two dogs tested positive for Canine Distemper, a potentially fatal viral infection with no known cure.


Skimmer wanted by Stuttgart Police

Skimming devices are becoming more frequent in the United States. A skimmer is a card reader that can be disguised to look like part of an ATM. On Sunday, April 14, 2019, an alert was sent to the security team at Farmers & Merchants Bank.


New laws on licenses ease path for Arkansas drivers

Thanks to nearly a dozen laws passed this year in Arkansas' 92nd General Assembly, obtaining a state driver's license just got a little easier -- especially for teenagers and inmates in the state correctional systems.


Texas teen seriously hurt after falling from Arkansas bluff

PONCA, Ark. (AP) Authorities say a 15-year-old Texas boy was seriously hurt after falling from a bluff in Arkansas' Ozark Mountains, one week after an Iowa college student fell to her death in the same area.


Southeast Arkansas Bankruptcies for the week of 4-20-19

Randy Irby Jr., 300 Hillcrest, DeWitt; filed Chapter 13 April 9. Monica Crockett, aka Monica Branson, 712 N. Grand, Stuttgart; filed Chapter 13 April 12. Tamika Dionne Roberson, 1419 Melrose Drive, Warren; filed Chapter 7 April 5.


Family of Bradley Blackshire holds rally on steps of Arkansas Capitol

The family of Bradley Blackshire said Monday that, since prosecutors won't give them justice for his shooting death, they will seek it in a different way. They led a rally on the steps of the State Capitol, demanding accountability from the Little Rock Police Department and city leaders.


Hearing on Arkansas mass incarceration set for April 23 in Fayetteville

The Arkansas Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights this week will host an open community forum to public testimony regarding incarceration rates in the state – particularly where they raise concerns regarding disparate impact on the basis of race, color, disability statu


Arkansas cities mull over outdoor drinking in entertainment districts

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A new law changes the state's alcohol regulations to allow cities and towns across the state to designate certain areas where outdoor drinking is permitted.


Air Products to build second gas plant in Arkansas

Air Products will build a manufacturing facility in Arkansas. The Upper Macungie Township industrial gases giant also said Monday it will own and operate the plant, an air separation unit for Big River Steel LLC’s expansion of its steel mill in Osceola, Ark.


Man killed in exchange of gunfire with police in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock police say a man is dead after shooting at officers, who then exchanged gunfire, outside a shopping center. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the incident occurred Sunday afternoon in the Shackleford Crossings shopping center. Police Chief Keith Humphrey says


Springfield, Mo. man dies in motorcycle crash in northern Arkansas

MT. JUDEA, Ark. -- A Springfield, Mo. man died in a motorcycle crash in northern Arkansas. The Arkansas State Patrol reports Joshua Adam Hill, 38, veered off the shoulder on Highway 74 near Mt. Judea Saturday evening. He died at the scene. Troopers say the road conditions were dry.


Mississippi, Arkansas among worst states for millennials

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - With millennials today making up the largest generation in the U.S. workforce yet earning 20 percent less than Baby Boomers did at the same age, the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best & Worst States for Millennials.


Retired Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff dies in accident

PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is remembering a retired deputy who died as a result of an accident this week. Michael Keith Waller passed away following injuries he sustained during a hit-and-run motorcycle accident in Pulaski County.


First Electric members donate to 14 nonprofits; includes SEA agencies

First Electric Cooperative’s member-supported Operation Round-Up program awarded $20,350 to 14 local organizations in April. Arkansas County — DeWitt Senior Center, $1,000; Cleburne County — Wilburn Fire & Rescue $2,000; Grant County — The Literacy Council of Grant County, $1,000; Lonoke County — Gr


Royal family attends Easter service: Who was and wasn't there?

The British royal family stepped out on Sunday, April 21, for an Easter church service at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, which is where Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married last May. The occasion also marked Queen Elizabeth II's 93rd birthday.


Jefferson County OEM announces storm spotter training

The National Weather Service will offer a SKYWARN storm spotter training program from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Tucker Volunteer Fire Department, 10801 State Highway 15 at Tucker.


Extension Service sets pesticide applicator training

The Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, 500 S. Idaho St., will conduct training for private applicator certification/re-certification at 9 a.m. Tuesday April 30. Participants completing this training will be certified to purchase a restricted pesticide license from the Arkansas State Pla