• Cave City grad commissioned

    JONESBORO — The Department of Military Science at Arkansas State University commissioned two ROTC cadets into the U.S. Army and Army National Guard in a ceremony held Friday attended by relatives, friends and university staff. Lt. Col. Cecil L. Clark, professor of military science and …

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  • Gun show scheduled

    CONWAY — G&S Productions will host a gun show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Expo Center at the Faulkner County Fairgrounds, located at 2505 East Oak St. in Conway. Admission is $10 for …

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  • AG: School must name teachers in gun program

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A school district that trained more than 20 teachers and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus through a program that faces questions over its legality was wrong to make secret the names of the employees. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said …

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  • Scuba diver dies in lake

    BULL SHOALS (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old Illinois man drowned while scuba diving in Bull Shoals Lake in northern Arkansas. Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers says Philip Schwab of Stovington, Ill., apparently ran out of air while in water 74 feet deep on Saturday. …

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  • AGFC biologist Shirley retiring after 34 years

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — If you think you can top Ken Shirley for big fish tales, think again. Shirley counts six times he’s personally observed the world-record of a fish species. He retired after 34 years as a fisheries biologist for the Arkansas Game and …

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  • Blytheville supports girl who lost family in crash

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — Little Cadence McGuire manned the Fire Department’s large water hose and nearly sprayed a passing truck. Sporting a pink No. 6 helmet engraved with praying hands and “Little Miracle,” she climbed in the Blytheville fire truck and seized the opportunity to play …

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  • DHS joins celebration of World Breastfeeding Week

    LITTLE ROCK — New moms who are breastfeeding often have many questions. What do I have to eat to breastfeed? Can I take medications and breastfeed? How can I use a breast pump at work? The Arkansas Department of Health’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for …

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  • AG&FC license plates most popular in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Game and Fish rules the roost when it comes to specialty license plates issued in Arkansas. Arkansas Game & Fish Commission conservation plates account for more than 45,000 of the state’s specialty license plates, according to data from the state. Arkansas …

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  • 2 killed by train in Paragould

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Two people are dead after being struck by a train in Paragould. Officials say the victims died early Saturday and appear to have been struck at Northend Avenue. Police did not name the victims. Paragould police are still investigating and say more …

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  • Group resubmits proposal to legalize pot in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana in Arkansas have submitted a revised plan to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. The proposal was revised and submitted Friday by Arkansans For Medical Cannabis after McDaniel in July rejected the wording …

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  • Meeting set on veterans home

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A legislative task force is scheduled to meet to discuss the location of a proposed home for Arkansas veterans. The panel is to make recommendations on the size, location, design and funding for a new facility. The 22-member group is looking …

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  • Jonesboro factory to add workers

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Jonesboro City Council is considering a plan this week to authorize up to $41 million in revenue bonds to help Unilever complete an expansion at its plant, which makes hair-care products. The council is set to vote Tuesday night on the …

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