• Arkansas featured in new cookbook series

    Kosciusko, Miss. — Great American Publishers (www.greatamericanpublishers.com) has released “Eat & Explore Arkansas” as part of its new Eat & Explore State Cookbook Series, according to a news release. The 192-page cookbook contains more than 150 traditional recipes straight from the kitchens of Arkansas natives. …

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  • Firebomber draws 15-year prison sentence

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Waldron man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in firebombing the residence of an interracial couple in Hardy, the Department of Justice announced Friday. On Dec. 7, 2011, Gary Dodson, 33, pleaded guilty to conspiring to …

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  • Mtn. Home woman sentenced in ex-boyfriend’s death

    AVA, Mo. (AP) — A 33-year-old Arkansas woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing her ex-boyfriend in a dispute over their three children. April Quick of Mountain Home was sentenced Tuesday in the shooting and stabbing of 42-year-old Phillip Taylor, of …

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  • CRP deadline extended

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Administrator Bruce Nelson announced last week that the sign-up deadline for the Conservation Reserve Program has been extended to April 13. “Due to strong interest in CRP, the decision was made to extend CRP sign-up 43 …

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  • NWTF celebrates 39 years

    EDGEFIELD, S.C. — The National Wild Turkey Federation celebrated its 39th anniversary. Founded March 28, 1973, in Fredericksburg, Va., the NWTF has a long history as North America’s most successful upland wildlife conservation organization. Thanks to many dedicated volunteers and partnerships with state and federal …

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  • Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs dies at 88 in Tenn.

    Earl Scruggs NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It is impossible to overstate the importance of Earl Scruggs to American music. A pioneering banjo player who helped create modern country music, his sound is instantly recognizable and as intrinsically wrapped in the tapestry of the genre as Johnny …

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  • Student has ‘alternative’ spring break

    MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — Spring break this for one Arkansas native isn’t about relaxing but helping those less fortunate. Sarah Haughenbury of Clinton is one of nearly 70 Cornell College students taking part in the college’s annual “Alternative Spring Break.” This is the eighth year …

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  • US Army hosting online career fair

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Civilian Corps of the U.S. Army Medical Command is hosting a virtual career fair to continue its efforts of creating awareness of medical career opportunities available for civilian healthcare professionals. The interactive virtual career fair may be accessed now through Friday …

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  • For long-unemployed, hiring bias rears its head

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Few job seekers who fail to get an interview know the reason, but Michelle Chesney-Offutt said a recruiter told her why she lost the chance to pitch for an information technology position. The 54-year-old, who had been laid off from her …

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  • USGS investigates booms near Wis. city

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A minor earthquake occurred this week near the eastern Wisconsin city where researchers have been investigating a series of unexplained booming sounds, federal geologists said Thursday. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 1.5-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday just after midnight in Clintonville, a …

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  • Audit: Gas lines tied to fracking lack oversight

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Government auditors say federal officials know nothing about thousands of miles of pipelines that carry natural gas released through the drilling method known as fracking, and need to step up oversight to make sure they are running safely. Amid the gas-drilling …

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  • Judge puts man in chokehold

    HONOLULU (AP) — It got personal for a judge in Honolulu when he put a man in a chokehold for jumping onto his bench and breaking a flagpole bearing the state flag, authorities said. District Judge Lono Lee knocked down Steven Michael Hauge and restrained …

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