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Police detain suspect in slaying

Forrest City man accused of using victim’s car in robbery

Police arrested a Forrest City man in connection with the slaying of a former minister after, police said, the man crashed the victim's car during a pursuit.

Forecasters say odds long for mild winter

While the past two winters ranked among Arkansas' top 10 warmest ever, don't expect another mild winter when December rolls around, weather forecasters say.

Don't expect mild winter in Arkansas, forecasters say

While the past two winters ranked among Arkansas' top 10 warmest ever, don't expect another mild winter when December rolls around, weather forecasters say.

Arkansas homeless shelter cancels plans to open center over complaints from residents

A week after announcing plans to convert a former nursing home into a homeless shelter and mental-health crisis center, Jonesboro officials now say they won't open the facility because of objections from residents who live near it.

USDA's $7.6M aids 2 flood projects

Money supports improvements in Jackson, Independence, Greene counties

The United States Department of Agriculture will fund $7.6 million worth of improvements to two Arkansas watershed districts to help reduce flooding.

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22 Arkansas counties impose burn bans as state's wildfire risk increases

Twenty-two Arkansas counties are now under burn bans, and the Arkansas Forestry Commission has rated parts of the state as being at high risk for wildfires.

Jonesboro providing free Wi-Fi downtown

New service aims to attract visitors

The city of Jonesboro is providing free Wi-Fi Internet service downtown to draw more people to the restaurants, venues and businesses in the area.

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Makings of a 'flash drought' lining up in Arkansas, agency says

More than 60 percent of Arkansas is considered to be in some form of a drought, and with a rain-free forecast for the next week, meteorologists say the state is on the brink of a "flash drought."

Idled rest home to be Jonesboro's homeless shelter

Mental-illness center planned

City and county officials will convert a former nursing home into a homeless shelter and a facility to serve as a mental-health crisis center, Mayor Harold Perrin said Thursday.

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Burn bans ordered in 6 Arkansas counties

Sparse rain, falling humidity, winds raise threat of wildfires

A lack of rainfall, lower humidity and brisk breezes have increased the potential for wildfires across much of Arkansas, causing six counties to issue burn bans.