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Arkansas record shop faces end of 4-decade run

Retiring owner has yet to find buyer

PINE BLUFF -- Pat Strachota's office is unnavigable.

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Arkansas judge orders mental exams for 2 parents; rat-bitten baby’s mom, dad quiet, wide-eyed in court

The felony case against two teenagers whose 2-week-old baby suffered nearly 100 rat bites over her 5-pound body is on hold until mental evaluations are completed on the couple, a judge ruled in circuit court Thursday.

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Rapper faces gun charge in shooting outside Arkansas club days before Little Rock performance

A Memphis rapper whose Little Rock concert broke out in gunfire early Saturday now faces a federal gun charge in connection with the shooting of a woman at another Arkansas club a week ago.

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Plea guilty to fatally shooting Arkansas sheriff's deputy, lover's kin; 'I can't be forgiven,' killer says

A man who shot and killed a Yell County sheriff's lieutenant, an elderly woman in a wheelchair and a teenager pleaded guilty Friday, avoiding a possible death penalty but ensuring that he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

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Man pleads guilty, gets life sentence in killing of Arkansas sheriff's deputy, 2 others

DARDANELLE — A man charged in the shooting deaths of an Arkansas sheriff's lieutenant, a woman and a teenage girl pleaded guilty Friday, avoiding a possible death penalty but ensuring he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

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State likes ring of no inmate-calls cost cap

State officials are breathing a sigh of relief after a federal appeals court ruled last week that the Federal Communications Commission overstepped its authority in 2015 when it slashed and capped inmate telephone rates, effectively sapping millions of dollars from prison and jail budgets across the state and nation.

Sales-tax bump wins easily in Pine Bluff

Increase to fund city’s Go Forward improvement campaign

Voters overwhelmingly approved a seven-year, five-eighths percent sales tax Tuesday that some say will make Pine Bluff a destination choice for new jobs, tourism and a robust community.

Pine Bluff will ask voters for higher sales tax to help rebuild city

Supporters praise public-private plan; opponents say it hinders City Council

Early voting will begin Tuesday for Pine Bluff residents to decide if a seven-year, five-eighths percent sales tax will help revive their city.

OBITUARY: Arkansas Free Press founder Dotty Oliver a free spirit in life

Dotty Oliver --the self-labeled "Mistress of the Misunderstood" who pushed boundaries and buttons in Little Rock as the founder of the alternative weekly publication Arkansas Free Press -- died Monday in Little Rock after a long battle with cancer. She was 69.

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At Arkansas cemetery, salutes go out on fallen's day

Guns discharge, taps plays, words stress sacrifices made

Carlos Cervantes -- wearing a plaid jacket of red, white and blue and a maroon beret signifying the 173rd Airborne unit -- stood at attention in front of a memorial display of wreaths and saluted to honor the soldiers who died in service to their country.