• Honor roll announced

    RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University has announced its Dean’s List for undergraduate students on the main campus in Russellville for the spring 2013 semester. A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 semester hours to be named …

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  • OBU announces graduates

    ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist University officials recognized a total of 296 graduates at the university’s May 11 commencement ceremony, including 240 bachelor of arts degrees, 39 bachelor of science degrees, 10 bachelor of music degrees and seven bachelor of music education degrees. The ceremony honored …

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  • Honor roll released

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester, according to a news release. Area students include: Batesville — Lisa Lewis and Margaret McDougal (4.0 grade point average). Sidney — Marilyn Hall (4.0).

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  • More earthquakes recorded in Morrilton area

    MORRILTION (AP) — The US Geological Survey says small earthquakes continue to occur in an area near Morrilton, about 50 miles west of Little Rock. The USGS reports two, 2.3 magnitude quakes in the area about nine miles northeast of Morrilton. One was recorded at …

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  • Fisherman finds body in St. Francis River

    LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say a fisherman who was running trout lines discovered a body Sunday night in the St. Francis River. Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd says the fisherman called authorities at about 7:20 p.m. Sunday after finding the body. Deputies and police …

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  • Boy dies in accidental shooting

    TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Police in Texarkana say a 14-year-old boy was killed over the weekend in an apparent accidental shooting. Police say the shooting was reported Saturday afternoon at a home on Park Place Street in Texarkana. Once there, officers discovered the teen suffering …

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  • Car wraps around tree, killing 3

    SCOTT (AP) — Three people died when a sport-utility vehicle veered off a two-lane road near Scott and collided with a tree. State police identified the dead as the driver, 35-year-old James Freeman, his 16-year-old daughter Hannah Freeman and 35-year-old Elizabeth Noe. Six-year-old Trinity Craig …

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  • Barge explosion claims one

    GARFIELD (AP) — A Missouri woman has been killed in an explosion on a barge on Beaver Lake. The Benton County coroner says 23-year-old Kayla Woolsey of Hollister, Mo., died Friday after being thrown from the barge she was standing on in the Lost Bridge …

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  • Arkansas leads nation in teenage birth rate

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Despite a 16-percent decrease since 2007, Arkansas still leads the country in the number of babies born to teenage mothers, according to a new report. A National Center for Health Statistics report found that teens in Arkansas gave birth at a …

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  • 40 Days of Blanchard slated

    FIFTY SIX — Blanchard Springs Caverns will celebrate 40 Days of Blanchard May 29 through July 7 with the following special activities: June 1, Blanchard 5K run/walk; June 2-8, natural resources week; June 9-15, border states week; June 15, A Remarkable Journey program and Blanchard …

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  • Underground Railroad Conference planned

    Little Rock — The annual National Underground Railroad Conference will take place in Little Rock June 19-22, bringing together scholars, archivists, community researchers and enthusiasts from across the nation. The four-day conference will include renowned speakers, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, and tours of state …

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  • FS graduate takes on Abercrombie & Fitch

    FORT SMITH (AP) — When Southside High School graduate and former Fort Smith resident Greg Karber saw and heard what he calls “a social ill,” he was appalled. So he grabbed his cell phone, hopped into his car and dove into film-making action. Last week, …

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