AP-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The teen from Arkansas whose “wig” moment with Katy Perry on ABC’s American Idol went viral says he is moving to California to focus on his music career. In an interview with Arkansas Online , Noah Davis of Royal said his time on the competition show helped him gain confidence and gave him the push he needed to continue pursuing a career in music. By Polly Irungu.
TEXARKANA, Ark. — It sits silent and empty, patiently awaiting transformation to its original look from nearly 100 years ago. The sanctuary at St. Edward Catholic Church was stripped of pews and religious relics April 26 as parishioners helped move the items into storage so the final phase of the church’s restoration could begin. By Jennifer Middleton.
EX-AGENT-IDENTITY THEFT — A former Internal Revenue Service agent in Arkansas has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for stealing the identity of a northwest Arkansas business owner.
ARKANSAS SLAYING — Records show a man arrested for the death of a woman in southwest Arkansas was released from jail just eight days earlier.
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