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Partial eclipse enough for many in state

Temperatures drop, crickets awaken as onlookers enjoy rare phenomenon

The sky became dimmer, temperatures dropped by 5 degrees, confused crickets chirped briefly and thousands of Arkansans stopped what they were doing and stared skyward Monday.

Scattered clouds in forecast for Monday's eclipse

After months of anticipation, people in 12 U.S. states will see a total solar eclipse Monday as the moon briefly passes in front of the sun.

Several eclipse-viewing venues planned in state

People across the United States will stop what they are doing Monday morning and gawk skyward to see the moon momentarily blot out the sun.

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Charge amended in Arkansas biting attack; caretaker accused of murder

A prosecutor has increased to second-degree murder a charge against a caretaker accused of biting an elderly Cherokee Village woman who later died.

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Unsealed filings show Arkansas school shooters swapped blame

Westside filings unsealed

The two youngsters convicted of killing four Westside Middle School students and a teacher in 1998 blamed each other for initiating the schoolyard shooting rampage, depositions released Tuesday indicate.

$150M civil judgment issued against 2 Arkansas school shooters

JONESBORO -- A Craighead County circuit judge awarded the families of the five 1998 Westside School District shooting victims $150 million Monday, but the attorney representing them said he doubts they will ever see any money.

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1938 building in Arkansas faces demolition

Paragould group hopes buyer will restore old power plant

A downtown Paragould organization has until Jan. 31, 2018, to find a buyer for the 79-year-old City Light and Water building or see it demolished.

Arkansas bomb squad called after angler caught 'suspicious device'

A homemade device designed to shock fish out of the water had a state police bomb squad scurrying Friday after an angler hooked it while fishing in Bull Shoals Lake near the Arkansas and Missouri border.

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Arkansas lawmaker to retire from Ascent child care; boy died in hot van during his tenure

The state representative who runs Ascent Children's Health Services plans to retire at the end of the year, he announced to employees Thursday.

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Arkansas man apologized, then fatally shot stepfather, affidavit says

Stepson charged in Lake City shooting

Christopher T. Yerbey apologized, then pulled the trigger of a gun held to his stepfather's head, an arrest affidavit filed in Craighead County District Court indicated.