• How to nail a state fish record

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK – The weather is warming, official spring is approaching, and many Arkansans are getting into fishing mode. This is a time when state record fish are often landed, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Catching such a fish is …

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  • Crop assistance program discussed

    LITTLE ROCK — The Farm Service Agency’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) provides financial assistance to producers of non-insurable crops when low yields, loss of inventory or prevented planting occur due to a natural disaster, according to a news release. Eligible producers must apply …

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  • Minority businesses offered training classes

    LITTLE ROCK — Training classes for minority businesses will be offered by the Small and Minority Business Division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the Office of State Procurement. Minority business will receive help in learning the process and details of doing business with …

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  • Teen still missing; stepfather dead

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — Authorities are searching for a 14-year-old girl after her stepfather was found dead along a county road in northeast Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say Sidney Nicole Randell hasn’t been seen since about 10 p.m. Saturday. Walnut Ridge Police Chief Ricky Thatcher …

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  • Lawmaker files in-state tuition proposal

    LITTLE ROCK — Some illegal immigrants would be able to pay in-state tuition rates at Arkansas colleges and universities under a proposal a state lawmaker introduced Monday that aims to provide more education opportunities for students who entered the country as children. Sen. Joyce Elliott’s …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Blue Fiddle to perform at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arvest Concert Series at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home will present the folk band Blue Fiddle in a free concert at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event is open to the public. Tickets are …

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  • Sonny Burgess gets special dispensation to return to campus following ‘banishment’ during earlier era

    JONESBORO — The year was about 1958. A weekend dance was a highlight of campus life for the students at what was then known as Arkansas State College. This was long before the Internet and social media and portable music players. It was the era …

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  • Trumann records small quake

    TRUMANN (AP) — A small earthquake has been recorded near Trumann in northeastern Arkansas. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.3 magnitude quake was recorded about 3 miles southwest of Trumann at 3:21 p.m. Sunday. Trumann police say there have been no reports of injury …

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  • Bill would ban employers asking for passwords

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker has proposed banning employers from asking current or prospective employees for their usernames or passwords to Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts. Democratic Rep. Nate Steel of Nashville filed the bill Friday. It would prohibit employers from …

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  • Sallisaw woman allegedly tried to sell children

    SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — A Sallisaw woman has been arrested on complaints of trying to sell her two children. Police say 22-year-old Misty VanHorn allegedly contacted a woman in Fort Smith, Ark., with an offer to sell her 2-year-old and 10-month-old children. Police say the …

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  • Bluesday Tuesday to feature ‘Salty Dogs’

    JONESBORO — KASU Radio, the Arkansas State University public broadcasting station, is bringing the Salty Dogs of Little Rock to Newport for its first appearance at the monthly Bluesday Tuesday concert. The band will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Newport Country Club. …

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