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WEDNESDAY, JULY 30th
A more than three-day search for a Greenwood man and his ten-month-old son in the Ouachita National Forest of Yell County ended in tragedy Tuesday afternoon. Yell County Sheriff Bill Gilkey says the bodies of 33-year-old Brian Floyd and infant Harper Floyd were discovered in the general vicinity of where Floyd's abandoned pick-up truck was discovered on Monday.  Gilkey said investigators are piecing together why the two were located apart.  The sheriff said he feels it's too early to comment on the cause of their death, indicating that both bodies have been sent to the state crime lab in Little Rock for an autopsy. Gilkey also declined to speculate on whether foul play could have been involved with their deaths, only saying that his office's investigation into that facet of this unusual case was just beginning...

Faulkner County Prosecuting Attorney Cody Hiland is calling on the state police to take control of the investigation into drugs allegedly missing from the sheriff's office.  The county announced earlier this month that Captain Lloyd Vincent had resigned after being placed on leave. The investigation seeks to determine if Vincent had a role in a drug count conspiracy. The county sheriff says the investigation was caused by a single incident and he has no reason to believe there were others...

Believe it or not, just over a month remains until the start of the 2014 Conway County Fair. This year’s theme is "Rainbow Dreams and Country Scenes." Ashley Terry with the county Extension Office says the fair's website www.conwaycountyfair.com has the most up-to-date information.  Only a handful of activities will take place Tuesday, September 2nd, including horse and pony judging. Most other activities will start the following day, including the annual fair parade. To register a float or for more parade information, you can call Gary Jackson at 354-6239. The midway will be open Wednesday, September 3rd, through Saturday, September 6th, starting at 5:00 each night. The pageants will be held over three nights the week before the fair, starting Thursday, August 28th. There are divisions for boys up to age five and for females of all ages, including married women and senior citizens. In addition to the fair website, pageant entry forms are available in Morrilton at Merle Norman and More, Hairport Style and Tan, and Posh Salon. The early deadline for pageant entry is August 16th with a final deadline of August 22nd...

​Arkansas will hold its annual sales tax holiday this weekend. The tax-free shopping period begins Saturday, August 2nd, at 12:01 a.m. and ends Sunday, August 3rd, at 11:59 p.m. State and local sales tax will not be collected during this 48-hour period on the sale of clothing and footwear if the sales price is less than $100 per item; clothing accessories and equipment if the sales price is less than $50 per item; school supplies; school art supplies; and school instructional materials. All retailers are required to participate and may not charge tax on items that are legally tax-exempt during the sales tax holiday...




















































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​Morrilton's Shekinna Stricklen scored six points with one rebound and one assist in 22 minutes of action on Tuesday, but the Seattle Storm lost their sixth straight game, 80-74, to the Tulsa Shock to fall to 9-19 on the season. Seattle plays at Indiana on Thursday...

Former college athletes in Arkansas are among the plaintiffs involved in a class-action lawsuit over head injuries. According to a federal court filing in Chicago, the NCAA agreed Tuesday to create a $70 million fund to test current and former college athletes for brain injuries. Players can use the results later as grounds for suing for damages. The NCAA also agreed to implement a policy spelling out how all teams must treat players who receive blows to the head. The settlement applies to multiple sports, including football, hockey, soccer, basketball, wrestling, field hockey and lacrosse. It covers both men and women. Plaintiffs include former Ouachita Baptist soccer player Angela Palacios, who suffered a concussion at practice, and former Central Arkansas football player Derek Owens, who suffered multiple concussions...

Jedd Gyorko singled in Yangervis Solarte with the go-ahead run with two outs in the sixth inning and Tyson Ross and the San Diego Padres beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, Tuesday night. The Cards battle the Padres again Wedneday night at 9:10 in San Diego. Pregame coverage starts at 8:15 on KVOM AM-ESPN 800...

Andy Ferguson was sharp over six innings leading the Northwest Arkansas Naturals to a 3-1 victory over the Arkansas Travelers Tuesday night at Dickey-Stephens Park. The Benton native held the Travs to one run on three hits while striking out six batters and stopped the Travs' three-game winning streak. The loss closed the Travs' lead over the Naturals in the Texas League North standings to two games. The teams play again Wednesday at 7:10 in North Little Rock...