• Area students earn trip to national competition

    JONESBORO — A trip to the national competition in Seattle will be the next step for the Arkansas State University student chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers. The Arkansas State students recently returned from successfully competing in the Deep South Conference held at Southern …

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  • Heavy rain predicted

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says heavy rain is expected this week with a chance for severe storms as a front moves through the state. Forecasters say 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible Tuesday and Wednesday, with up to 4 …

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  • Water quality workshop to be hosted by Stream Team 821

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Students from Stream Team 821 at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home will host “Cold, Clear but Not Pure: Challenges for Restoring and Protecting Groundwater Quality in the Ozarks” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at McMullin Lecture Hall in Dryer Hall on the …

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  • Log cabin and kaleidoscope quilting workshop scheduled

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Flavin Glover of Auburn, Ala., will conduct two full-day workshops on Wednesday and Thursday and a lecture on Friday. Sponsor is Hill ‘N Hollow Quilters Guild. “Colorful and Creative Log Cabin Diamonds,” to be presented on Wednesday, is for the experienced quilter …

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  • 2.1-carat diamond found

    MURFREESBORO (AP) — A visitor at Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro has found a 2.1-carat brown diamond. Andrea Murphy of Gentry dug up the diamond on Friday during a family visit to celebrate her 30th birthday. The park is unique in that patrons …

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  • House OKs cap on special license plates

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House has approved legislation that would limit how many types of special license plates the state can issue. By a 78-6 vote, lawmakers passed legislation that would cap the number of specialty plates starting next year. The bill would …

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  • Oil terminal to bring up to 200 jobs to Osceola

    OSCEOLA (AP) — Plans for a rail-to-barge oil terminal in northeastern Arkansas could bring as many as 200 permanent jobs to the Osceola area. Indigo Resources will hire 600-800 people for construction alone, project manager Tomas Puente said. He said the company will place a …

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  • ASU to host 24th annual Jonesboro Auto Show

    JONESBORO — The 24th annual Jonesboro Auto Show will be Friday through Sunday in the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro. Check-in time is from noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Show times are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. …

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  • Mountain Home slaying victim was shot to death

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County authorities say a man found dead in the trunk of a car was shot to death. Sheriff John Montgomery says the state medical examiner determined Wednesday that 24-year-old Raul Segura Turrieta died of gunshot wounds to the head and …

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  • Baxter Co. court OKs extra money for county jail

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County authorities are reinstalling jail beds after the county’s quorum court approved an additional $143,500 to pay for law enforcement. The Baxter County Quorum Court signed off on the additional appropriation Tuesday night and workers started putting the beds back …

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  • Panel OKs defunding Planned Parenthood

    LITTLE ROCK — A proposal aimed at eliminating public funding for Planned Parenthood won the support of an Arkansas Senate committee Wednesday, a move that the group warned could cut off money to doctors, domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers. The Senate State Agencies …

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  • House fails to pass school closure moratorium bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A proposal for a two-year moratorium on the closure of Arkansas school districts that have low student populations has failed in the state House. Representatives on Wednesday voted 46-26 in favor of the measure with 51 votes needed for approval. Republican …

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