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Brad Belote | May 18, 2010
Voters in Arkansas went to the polls Tuesday to decide party nominees in statewide and Congressional races. The most closely watched race is the U.S. Senate Democratic party primary. Incumbent Sen. Blanche Lincoln faces a challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter and the self-funded D.C. Morrison. Voters in northwest and central Arkansas are choosing the party nominees to replace Rep. John Boozman in Congress. Boozman is one of eight Republicans seeking the nomination for U.S. Senate.
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KSPR News | February 16, 2010
The disappearance of a woman and her mother from Benton county, Arkansas may be solved. Published reports quotes police who say they have found two bodies in shallow graves near Garfield, Arkansas. The property belongs to Christina Bishop's ex-husband. She and her mother Louise have been missing since last June. Their truck was found on the parking lot of a stripclub in McDonald county, Missouri.
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by Joe Daues KSPR News | March 1, 2011
A man from Arkansas is facing more bank robbery charges. A Springfield Federal Grand Jury indicted 45 year old Robert Knepper today (3-1) for robbing a Springfield bank. Prosecutors say Knepper robbed about $80,000 from the Liberty Bank on North West Bypass last March. They also say he took about $400,000 from the Great Southern Bank in Joplin last September.
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Kyle Bosch | September 2, 2010
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas finance officials say the state collected more money in August than expected and also beat last year's figures. The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration reported Thursday that the state's net available revenues were $18 million more in August than forecast and $31 million more than the same month last year. The state saw an increase in sales and individual income tax collections, but corporate income taxes collections were down.
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KSPR News | August 3, 2010
Patients in Missouri and Arkansas are waiting longer than they were last year for emergency care. The good news is, the wait times are less than the national average. The Show-Me State ranked 21st in wait time, with an average of 3 hours and 56 minutes, which is 3 minutes more than last year. Arkansas ranked 20th in the country. Their average wait was 3 hours and 54 minutes. that's an increase of 18 minutes since 2009. The national avaerage emergency room wait is 4 hours and 7 minutes.
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Kyle Bosch | July 2, 2010
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Health Board has approved a measure that would ban synthetic marijuana in the state. Board members said Friday that the products, such as K-2 and Spice, have inconsistent levels of the intoxicating chemical and have resulted in emergency room treatment for some users. The ban needs Gov. Mike Beebe's signature to go in force. The measure would make it a misdemeanor to distribute the products, punishable by a fine of up to $500 and a month in jail.
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KSPR News | March 20, 2010
State officials say a review of the Arkansas foster-care system, begun a year and a half ago at Gov. Mike Beebe's request, has shown some improvements accomplished but others that still need to be made. Cecile Blucker, director of the Division of Children and Family Services in the state Department of Human Services, said her agency has a long way to go, but has made moves in the right direction. DHS spokeswoman Julie Munsell said agency officials knew they wouldnt be able to fix all the problems within a year or two of the review.
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Mike Scott and mscott@kspr.com | April 12, 2011
The Missouri State baseball team held Arkansas without an earned run Tuesday, but a critical error in the eighth inning led to both Razorback tallies as the 16th-ranked visitors snuck out of Hammons Field with a 2-1 victory. Starter Pierce Johnson (3-3) struck out nine in seven-plus innings, but it was his throwing error in the eighth that eventually cost the Bears. After the leadoff man got hit and the next batter singled, Arkansas put down a sacrifice bunt that Johnson fielded and threw wildly to first, allowing one run to score and runners to second and third with nobody out. That brought Dan Kickham in from the bullpen to record a strikeout, let up a sacrifice fly and fan the next batter, leaving both runs unearned but the Bears facing a 2-1 deficit.
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By Melody Pettit and mpettit@kspr.com | January 20, 2013
Three Mountain Home, Arkansas residents are in jail facing charges related to breaking into vehicles. 28-year old Nicole Young and her 31-year old husband Joseph are charged with breaking or entering, theft of property and possession of a firearm. Nicole Young is also charged with DWI drugs. They're both being held on parole violations. Investigators say the couple admitted to breaking into multiple vehicles. Police say they've recovered tools, an assault rifle with magazines, cash and credit cards.
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Mary Moloney, KSPR News and Reporter | July 17, 2011
Early Sunday Morning, the Webster County Sheriff's Office located 13-year-old Aleana J. Layton in Arkansas. After being located, the girl was transported to a safe place. According to a report, Layton left her home in Rogersville, Missouri around 6 p.m. Thursday and hadn't been seen since. Police said Layton is considered depressed and confused. She made multiple attempts to be picked up by strangers possibly via phone, text, Internet and/or Facebook. In attempts to be picked up from her home, it is known that Layton had contact with at least one sex offender.
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Joanna Small and Jonathan Wahl and Reporter and Photographer | September 30, 2013
  An Ozarks woman says the Arkansas Game and Fish Department is tearing apart her family.  She's owned exotic animals for 15 years without a problem, but all of that changed when she moved from one Baxter County town to another.   The quiet is part of the reason why Susan LaCoe decided to move from Mountain Home, Arkansas, to Buford, Arkansas.  They're really just miles apart but she thought it would be perfect for her exotic animals.  The state Game and Fish department seems to disagree.
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Lauren Pozen, KSPR News Reporter and Jonathan Wahl, KSPR News Photographer and lpozen@kspr.com | September 28, 2013
A homeless man has a new start thanks to a small community in northern Arkansas. With only the clothes on his back, Shane Carson made the woods his home. "When you woke up in the morning, the sun was hitting down on you and you were sweating like a stuffed pig. It didn't feel good," says Shane Carson. Within a week, Carson went from living in a trailer to the woods. "It was the easiest place to go. I wasn't going to be out in the open flaunting on that I am homeless, help me. " This is not the first time he's been here.
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Joanna Small and Brandon Foster and Reporter and Photographer | September 11, 2013
People in a half dozen Ozarks counties are sitting on a trash pit that's become nothing but a money pit.  Their landfill closed and it's bankrupt.  Plus their solid waste district could end up in court over the bad debt.   The Ozarks Mountain Solid Waste District bought the Nabors landfill in the hills of Baxter County when it was already on the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's radar.  Board members paid $8 million for it, but took out a loan for $12 million, an extra $4 million to get it up to code.
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By Melody Pettit and mpettit@kspr.com | September 8, 2013
A SWAT team in Arkansas opens fire and kills a 107-year old man to end a standoff. Police in Pine Bluff say Monroe Isadore pointed a weapon at two people and shot back at officers who were trying to get him to surrender. A SWAT team inserted a camera into Isadore's room and confirmed he had a handgun. Police say SWAT officers released gas into the room when negotiations didn't work. They say Isadore shot at officers and they fired back, killing him.
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by Melody Pettit, KSPR News and mpettit@kspr.com | September 7, 2013
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. --  A 5-year-old boy died while swimming.  Garland County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Hinojosa says the agency was contacted on Friday evening about a child who disappeared at the Spillway Day Use area on Lake Ouachita. Hinojosa says the boy was swimming with a life jacket and possibly slipped out of it and went underwater.  A relative found the boy a short time later.  The child was taken to a hospital but doctors couldn't save him.  Authorities hadn't released the boy's name by Saturday night.
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August 25, 2013
HARRISON, Ark. -- A jail escapee is back behind bars after his arrest in Harrison. 29-year-old Nicholas Scott Allen escaped from the Pope County, Arkansas jail Saturday morning.  Allen was serving time for three misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct and obstructing governmental operations. He was also serving a 30-day sentence for failing to appear in court.  
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | August 12, 2013
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A man from Arkansas was sentenced for the deaths of two college students who graduated from Parkview High School in Springfield.  A Jasper County judge sentenced Jeremy Johnson to seven years in prison for involuntary manslaughter for the crash in 2011, but Johnson will only serve 120 days shock time unless he violates his five-year probation term. Johnson was the driver of the SUV when Diondre Johnson, 19, and Michael McCrimmons, 19, died in the crash on Interstate 44 near Sarcoxie.  Troopers say the SUV went over the median cables and overturned in the oncoming lanes.
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Mary Moloney and Ben Knaup and KSPR News Reporter, Photojournalist | August 5, 2013
BUFFALO, Mo -- You can almost call them a modern day Bonnie and Clyde. Police said a criminal couple on the run from the law has about 30 charges against them and each day they are not caught; more charges are added to the list. It started with a dramatic breakout from an Arkansas jail. On July 28, 2013, surveillance video shows Garland County inmate Derrick Estell sitting on the ground on the phone at the jail. According to court documents, Estell spoke with his mother, Glenda Estell.
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Lauren Pozen, KSPR News Reporter; Jonathan Wahl, KSPR News Photographer and lpozen@kspr.com | August 3, 2013
BU FFALO, Mo -- A man who escaped from an Arkansas jail could be in the Ozarks. The Dallas County Sheriff's Office has received information from Arkansas law enforcement officials of the likelihood of escapee, Derrick Glenn Estell (33 years of age, 6ft, 165 lbs, brown hair or bald, brown eyes, white male) being in the area of rural Buffalo and Long Lane along the Niangua River.   Estell is believed to be in the company of a girlfriend, Tamara Lynn Upshaw (25 years of age, 5 ft 1 inch, 121 lbs, white female, brown hair, green eyes)
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Bob Trihy | July 31, 2013
A young Arkansas girl, who acquired a brain eating amoeba remains in critical condition today. Death can occur within 5 days of acquiring the disease. Although the chances of acquiring this brain eating disease are extremely remote, Mike Brothers from the Springfield-Greene County Health Department says there have been one hundred twenty three cases in US history of the brain eating disease, and this is just the sixth case in Arkansas in the last 40 years. The CDC says you should do the following to reduce chances of infection.
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