• Polio survivors meeting planned

    CONWAY — Central Arkansas Polio Survivors support  group  will  meet  at  10  a.m.  Saturday  at  the  Faulkner County Library, located at 1900 Prince Street in Conway. This year is the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes, and the group will have March of Dimes …

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  • Cash siblings to host this year’s music festival

    JONESBORO — Rosanne Cash hosted last year’s second annual Johnny Cash Music Festival, but this year, that honor will go to Tommy Cash, the baby of the seven-sibling Cash family, and with Joanne Cash Yates—the sixth of the seven—the two survivors. The third annual Johnny …

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  • Craft Fest set for weekend

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Craft Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Education Building on the Baxter County Fairgrounds in Mountain Home. The building is air conditioned and handicap accessible. More than …

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  • Improvements coming to IndCo roads

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway Commission has approved bids for improvements to roadways in Independence County, according to highway officials and County Judge Robert Griffin. The first project is to resurface 10.5 miles of Highway 69 (North Central Avenue) from the Izard County …

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  • Mother charged in baby death

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Police in Pine Bluff say an infant is dead and his mother is charged in the death. Authorities said Monday that the baby, Timothy McKnight, was found unresponsive at a home at about 8 a.m. He was pronounced dead at a …

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  • Jonesboro man drowns near Gulf Shores

    JONESBORO (AP) — An Arkansas man is among four people who drowned in dangerous rip currents off the Alabama coast this week. Officials say William H. Moore of Jonesboro died Monday when he tried swimming to a woman who was having trouble staying afloat near …

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  • John Edward coming to Little Rock

    After three decades of his work as a psychic medium, John Edward says the profound moment of a reading comes from the experience of connection — and he believes that everyone has the ability to connect. Edward, who will be appearing Robinson Center Music Hall …

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  • 5-year-old boy dies in dog attack

    JESSIEVILLE (AP) — A 5-year-old boy has been killed in a dog attack at a home in Jessieville. The Garland County Sheriff’s Department says the boy was pronounced dead at a Hot Springs hospital on Sunday. A sheriff’s department’s report doesn’t identify the boy, whose …

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  • Mom accused of tossing baby boy in trash

    ALTHEIMER (AP) — Authorities in Jefferson County have arrested a 22-year-old mother of three after her infant son was found unharmed in a garbage bin. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says Brittany Cole was arrested Sunday on suspicion of endangering the welfare of a minor. …

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  • Teen killed in house fire

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man is dead after a house fire in north Arkansas. Bull Shoals Police Chief Dan Sutterfield says Scott Stracener was killed in the fire Sunday afternoon. The police chief says first responders were told someone was trapped …

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  • ASU eyes osteopathic school

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State University officials are considering opening an osteopathic medical school in Jonesboro. ASU-Jonesboro Chancellor Tim Hudson has been authorized by ASU System President Charles Welch to work with Jonesboro officials and representatives of existing osteopathic medical schools on a study into …

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  • Baxter Co. sheriff auctions off seized property

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — A rapid patter of numbers and nonsensical phrases could be heard in the parking area on the back side of the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office recently auctioneers sold 140 pistols, rifles and shotguns, along with a Hummer H3, a Ford F150 …

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