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Letters pour in to Arkansas agency after 2 restaurants request permits to serve alcohol

Two restaurants in Searcy have asked the state to let them serve alcoholic beverages as private clubs, which has led to more than a few opponents writing the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Division.

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Teen parents of baby bitten by rats appear in Arkansas court

Judge sets bail for each at $15,000

A judge set bail at $15,000 each for the parents of a 2-week-old girl who suffered 75 to 100 rat bites on her 5-pound body. The couple appeared Wednesday in Columbia County Circuit Court in Magnolia.

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Officials: Baby in Arkansas suffered 75 to 100 rat bites, needed facial reconstruction surgery

A physician said a 2-week-old girl had an estimated 75 to 100 rat bites scattered over her 5-pound body and has undergone facial reconstruction surgery since being hospitalized earlier this week, a Magnolia police report said Tuesday.

Judge: Former Arkansas sheriff's deputy can own gun again

A judge ruled Tuesday that a former sheriff's deputy appealing a misdemeanor battery conviction may legally possess a firearm again.

Texan charged in 1994 killing of Arkansas man

Suspect sitting in Ohio lockup

A Texas man has been charged in the death a Searcy man missing since 1994, police said Thursday.

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Dismissal of suit over Arkansas pipeline spill upheld

U.S. appeals court affirms ruling that denied class-action status in Exxon Mobil case

Exxon Mobil prevailed Thursday when a federal appeals court panel affirmed a lower court's ruling that decertified a class-action lawsuit against the oil giant and dismissed it.

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For speed-trap violation, Arkansas town told to stop highway patrols

A prosecutor who previously found that Damascus had violated the state's speed-trap law ordered Wednesday that the town's police quit patrolling along all highways covered by his decision, including U.S. 65.

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Prosecutor orders 1 Arkansas police force to stop patrols on some highways

CONWAY — A prosecutor on Wednesday ordered Damascus police to cease traffic enforcement on highways affected by a decision that the small town has been operating an illegal speed trap.

Electric-rate rise asked in Conway

Council studies 1st increase since ’06

Conway Corp., which operates the city's utilities, is seeking its first electric-rate increase since January 2006.

Class action stands in Arkansas nursing-home suit

Justices back status in case of ’14 death

A man whose mother died in one of businessman Michael Morton's nursing homes won a victory Thursday in the Arkansas Supreme Court.