• Recovering addict talks of struggle

    PARAGOULD (AP) — He thought it was a safe alternative to marijuana, but when 41-year-old Jay woke up sober one morning and realized he had lost everything to synthetic marijuana, he decided it was time to quit. “It looks like marijuana, but feels worse than …

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  • LRR Audubon to meet Tuesday

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will present the Arkansas Highways Wildflower Beautification Program by Phillip Moore, program director, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant in Clinton. A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 5:30. Door prizes will be awarded after the meeting. …

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  • Woman designs memorial for Mountain Home boy

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Laura Morrison had no idea when she graduated from Mountain Home High School more than two decades ago that a chance conversation with a former classmate would lead her to take on an incredibly personal and challenging professional job at her …

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  • Open carry firearms march in Jonesboro postponed

    JONESBORO (AP) — A planned march in downtown Jonesboro that organizers say is intended to educate people about openly carrying firearms in Arkansas has been postponed because of the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy. Arkansas Carry planned the march for Sunday but postponed it …

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  • 2 killed in motorcycle crash

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas State Police say two people were killed after their motorcycle crashed into a pickup truck in Jonesboro. State police say the fatal collision happened Sunday night. According to a preliminary report, the truck’s driver turned in front of a motorcycle driven …

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  • Hay fires are growing risk as parts of state dries out

    HOPE (AP) — More than one-third of Arkansas is experiencing drought conditions, raising concerns among farmers about fires starting in hay fields. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor shows far southern Arkansas is in extreme drought, while parts just north are in either severe or moderate …

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  • Police seize pipe bombs during search of home

    JONESBORO (AP) — A man and a woman in Jonesboro are in custody after officers executing a search warrant found pipe bombs, bomb-making material and weapons at a house. Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd says authorities called in local agents from the FBI to assist …

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  • Batesville among ‘Leaders in Fitness’

    Little Rock — The city of Batesville is among the recipients of the 2013 Leadership in Fitness Awards from the Arkansas Governor’s Council on Fitness and will be recognized at an event Oct. 4 in Little Rock. “We salute this year’s recipients for exemplifying the …

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  • Parole board denies request for commutation

    LITTLE ROCK — A Brockwell man who was picked up at a home visit last summer by parole officers has had a request for his sentence to be commuted turned down by the Arkansas Parole Board. Cortney L. Jennings, 34, is currently serving a prison …

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  • Burglar leaves phone behind

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Fort Smith police investigating the burglary of a business had no trouble developing a suspect after they found a mobile phone that was left behind at the company. Police said Thursday that the phone was plugged into a charge at the …

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  • Prisons to auction off horses

    BENTON (AP) — Arkansas’ prison system is planning to sell some of its horses at auction next month. Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson says people will have a chance to bid on about 35 retired horses, colts and mules at the agency’s third horse …

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  • Ark. lawmakers back cuts to food stamp program

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ four congressmen have voted to cut nearly $4 billion a year from the food stamp program, a 5 percent reduction to the nation’s main feeding program used by more than 1 in 7 Americans. Republican Reps. Tom Cotton, Rick Crawford, …

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