• Ex-teacher jailed for sex assault

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An ex-teacher at an all-girls school who had been sentenced to four months in jail for having a sexual relationship with a student was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday after admitting she ignored a judge’s order to not contact …

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  • AEDC to offer 5 workshops on grant application process

    LITTLE ROCK — Statewide workshops have been scheduled to inform Arkansas’s community and economic development leaders on procedures for applying for grants offered by five different agencies and organizations. Participating agencies include the Grants Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) as well as …

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  • More residents living off grid in Ozarks

    OZONE (AP) — When Sara and Galen White began mapping out their future life of self-sufficiency, there was a lot the two realized they didn’t know how to do. But Sara didn’t see that as a reason not to proceed. “It never occurred to me …

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  • Literacy volunteer receives award

    LITTLE ROCK — AmeriCorps members from across Arkansas were honored Thursday for their service and new members were inducted into the program during the 18th annual AmeriCorps Opening Ceremony. Armida Stokes, a member of Arkansas AmeriCorps, was presented with the J.C. Babbs Award for Outstanding …

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  • Holocaust survivor to speak

    POCAHONTAS — Black River Technical College, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will host Holocaust survivor Martin Weiss for three presentations Tuesday and Wednesday. Weiss will speak at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and at 7 p.m. Tuesday. All presentations will be …

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  • Art exhibit announced

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — In November the Thea Foundation will launch the first of a quarterly series of art exhibitions called “The Art Department” to be accompanied by opening receptions targeting the young professional community. The first of the series will feature the works of …

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  • Heber Springs pilot missing

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Authorities in eastern Oklahoma are searching for a plane that disappeared while flying from Arkansas to Oklahoma. LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale said Wednesday that search crews are looking in a heavily wooded area of the Ouachita National Forest in southeastern …

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  • Man dies after train collision

    LEWISVILLE (AP) — Authorities say a Texarkana man was killed after his vehicle was struck by a train in south Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say the fatal collision happened Wednesday on railroad tracks in Lafayette County. According to a preliminary report, 60-year-old Robert Collins drove …

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  • Vendor space available for Fulton County event

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will host the Third Annual Holiday Extravaganza from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 1 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Hickinbotham-Miller Exhibit Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. Vendor space is available …

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  • Winners named in creative arts contests at state fair

    LITTLE ROCK — Crafters from throughout Arkansas received special recognition during the 2013 Arkansas State Fair. Arkansas Farm Bureau awarded $25 cash awards to Best of Show junior winners in the home canning category, including Jared Humphrey of Melbourne, Rosanne Stitcher of Cave City, Brianne …

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  • District to close Black Rock campus

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Lawrence County School District School Board on Tuesday voted to close its Black Rock campus after the 2013-14 school year. All students in kindergarten through 12th grades at Black Rock will be relocated to the Walnut Ridge campus. The two districts …

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  • Trumann police officer shoots man

    TRUMANN (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a Trumann police officer shot a man while attempting to serve a warrant. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler told reporters Wednesday that Jacob Ashton Brown was shot by the officer. Brown was taken to a Memphis hospital. …

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