• Stuttgart student faces expulsion after prank

    STUTTGART (AP) — Stuttgart school officials say a high school student may be expelled after allegedly spray painting “The South Will Rise Again” on a brick wall in the school’s courtyard. The school says another student reportedly involved in a series of pranks may be …

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  • Hot temps predicted after mild Arkansas summer

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says Arkansas will wrap up August with hot temperatures after a relatively mild summer. Forecasters say temperatures will likely approach 100 degrees this week with an even higher heat index in all areas of the state except …

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  • Divers place memorial in lake

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A new memorial is in place for an Arkansas native killed in Afghanistan, but it’s not easy to find. The memorial for U.S. Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Adam Brown is at the bottom of Lake Ouachita. A group of scuba …

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  • UofA fires spokesman

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas fired its chief spokesman amid a dispute over how much information the school should disclose about recent budget shortfalls in its advancement division. John Diamond said he was fired via text message late Friday morning. Vice Chancellor Chris …

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  • Jodi James to perform in free outdoor concert

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Nashville recording artist Jodi James will perform at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a free outdoor concert at the First Security Amphitheatre in the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the Arkansas State University campus in Mountain Home. James is a native of …

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  • Bradbury gallery sets season of exhibitions

    JONESBORO — Bradbury Gallery in Fowler Center at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro has planned a season of exhibitions by students, faculty and independent artists beginning in late August. The first exhibition will feature works by Basil Alkazzi and Carroll Cloar and will run from …

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  • Wren, Rapert call for teacher health insurance meetings

    LITTLE ROCK — Rep. Tommy Wren of Melbourne and Sen. Jason Rapert said Friday they would schedule a series of special meetings of the Senate and House Committees on Insurance and Commerce to develop a strategy for holding down the spiraling costs of teacher health …

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  • Cemetery vandalism reported

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Greene County officials say vandals knocked over and broke 42 headstones. The caretaker of the Gainesville Cemetery said vandals had struck previously but that damage in the past week was particularly bad. Buford Williams said the markers would have to be repaired …

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  • Economists: Home sales better

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Home sales in Arkansas are improving but still haven’t rebounded to prerecession levels, according to economists and real estate agents. The Arkansas Realtors Association said about 24,000 homes were sold last year in Arkansas, based on a survey of 43 counties …

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  • Detour expected Saturday on U.S. 67 in White County

    BALD KNOB (AP) — Arkansas highway officials say drivers heading northbound on U.S. Highway 67 in White County should expect a detour this weekend. The State Highway and Transportation Department says pavement repairs will require all northbound vehicles to take Exit 51 at the Highway …

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  • Wildlife officers uncover poaching operation in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK — An illegal deer poaching operation has been uncovered near the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line. Thirteen people, from rural Sevier County in Arkansas and rural McCurtain County in Oklahoma, have been issued 32 citations and 26 warnings for various game violations. Oklahoma Department of …

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  • 24 arrested in gambling house raids in Pine Bluff

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Two dozen people were arrested after police raided several suspected gambling houses this week. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says nearly a half-million dollars was seized in the raids Wednesday at 13 locations, most of which were in Pine Bluff. Authorities …

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