• Prescribed fire workshop offered

    JONESBORO — A prescribed fire workshop for landowners will be presented by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Forestry Association from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26 at Forrest L. Woods Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, located at 600 E. Lawson Road in Jonesboro. Topics …

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  • Pageant seeks candidates

    BLYTHEVILLE — Miss Northeast Arkansas and Miss River Delta pageants, both preliminaries to the Miss Arkansas and Miss America pageants, are now seeking qualified candidates to participate in the pageants. The counties included for these competitions are Mississippi, Crittenden, Poinsett, Greene, Clay, Cross, Independence, Randolph, …

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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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  • Lawsuit challenges beer, wine sales proposal

    TEXARKANA (AP) — Two Texarkana, Arkansas, liquor store owners are challenging a proposal to allow the sale of beer and wine for off-premise consumption in Texarkana, Texas. A lawsuit by Vincent’s Fine Wines and Liquors owner Vincent Senatore and Party Factory owner Alan Avard asks …

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  • 3 arrested for weapon, drugs

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas police say they have arrested three men after finding drugs in their car and a loaded revolver hidden in a box of chicken. Jonesboro police arrested the men Saturday after a traffic stop. Timothy Peals, 25, and 23-year-olds Joseph James and …

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  • Standoff suspect eludes police

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Little Rock Police Department SWAT standoff ended after officers breached a residence where they believed a suspect was hiding and found no one home. Police spokesman Lt. Sidney Allen says officers were called to the home late Sunday. He says …

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  • Off-duty deputy shoots, kills man

    FORT SMITH (AP) — An eastern Oklahoma man was shot and killed by an off-duty Sebastian County sheriff’s deputy in Fort Smith after earlier exchanging gunfire with Fort Smith police. Justin Wayne Higgins, 23, was dead at the scene of the Saturday afternoon shooting on …

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  • Mother pleads not guilty in mountain death

    DANVILLE (AP) — An Arkansas woman has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in connection with the death of her 10-month old son after the boy and her husband were found dead in the Ouachita Mountains after a four-day search. Investigators have said Brooke Floyd, 21, …

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  • Sheriff: Car strikes helicopters

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Arkansas police say a man has been hospitalized after his car flew into the air and struck two grounded law enforcement helicopters. A 71-year-old driver launched his car off of an 8-foot retaining wall next to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office …

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  • Elderly man dies in fire

    GREENLAND (AP) — An Arkansas fire marshal says an elderly man who lived alone has been found dead after a house fire. Washington County firefighters found the body at a residence that burned down Thursday. Authorities haven’t released his name or age. Fire Marshal Dennis …

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  • Fiber Arts Extravaganza scheduled for September

    HOT SPRINGS — The 8th Annual Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza will be Sept. 18 through 20 at Hot Springs Convention Center. The event features 40 classes on various fiber arts, vendors, door prizes, free totes to preregistered guests and face-to-face time with other fiber arts …

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  • AG cautions college students using credit

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has issued a consumer alert encouraging college students and other young consumers to practice caution when entering the credit market, and to remind Arkansans of laws in place to protect college campuses from predatory credit card solicitations. “Although …

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