• Bridal show scheduled

    LITTLE ROCK — A fall bridal show will be held from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The show’s 120 vendor booths help brides-to-be plan their weddings from start to finish. The bridal show is a mixture of …

    Read More

  • Flags to fly at half-staff

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Flags at the Arkansas Capitol are being flown at half-staff to mark the death of a soldier from Little Rock who was killed in Afghanistan. The Defense Department announced today that Sgt. Jamar Hicks died at Forward Operating Base Salerno during …

    Read More

  • State police roll out new low-profile cruisers

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas State Police has deployed 24 new low-profile vehicles that are designed to blend in with ordinary traffic. The agency showed off the vehicles at headquarters early today. The new cars are equipped the same as a conventional patrol car …

    Read More

  • Rain submerging fields, helping pastures across state

    HARRISBURG — August should be a hot, dry month in Arkansas, accompanied by raucous cicadas songs and the thrum of diesel irrigation pumps. Waves of rain-laden storms have rendered the cicadas a solo act in some Arkansas counties. “Never had a farmer wish a rain …

    Read More

  • Three judicial districts seeking volunteer child advocates for northeast Arkansas

    Little Rock — The Juvenile Division of the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) and the Arkansas State CASA Association are launching a major recruiting initiative intended to serve the children and families of three large, and mostly rural judicial districts in northeast Arkansas. The …

    Read More

  • Bass Pro to hire

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Bass Pro Shops is about to start hiring for an Outdoor World store it is opening in southwest Little Rock. The company says a job fair will be Aug. 19-21 at the Metroplex Event Center on Colonel Glenn Road near Interstate …

    Read More

  • Baxter Co. boat builder expands

    MIDWAY (AP) — A Baxter County boat company that has been producing watercraft for anglers for more than 40 years is expanding and adding about 20 new employees. Bass Cat and Yar-Craft boats are expanding into a 30,000-square-foot building across the street from the original …

    Read More

  • 12-year-old unearths diamond

    MURFREESBORO (AP) — A 12-year-old North Carolina boy on vacation with his family has unearthed a 5.16 carat diamond at Arkansas’ Crater of Diamonds State Park. Park officials said Saturday that Michael Dettlaff of Apex, N.C., found the honey brown diamond on July 31 after …

    Read More

  • El Dorado plant to shut down

    EL DORADO (AP) — Pilgrim’s Pride has announced plans to shut down its rendering plant in El Dorado that has 30 employees. Pilgrim’s Pride spokesman Cameron Bruett said the company is moving the production to a Pilgrim’s Pride plant in Texas. The plant closing comes …

    Read More

  • Faulkner Co. burglars hit homes during funerals

    CONWAY (AP) — Authorities in Faulkner County say it appears local burglars have been reading the obituaries and breaking into homes while the owners are away at funerals. A woman’s home in Conway was burglarized on Wednesday while she was attending her husband’s funeral. Authorities …

    Read More

  • ANRC sued over order to remove earth dam

    CLINTON (AP) — A landowner in Clinton is suing the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission after it approved an order in July that he tear down an earthen dam he built in a flood plain and without a permit. The lawsuit by Dan Eoff alleges the …

    Read More

  • 2013-14 Performing Arts Series season tickets on sale

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Tickets for the 2013-14 Performing Arts Series at Arkansas State University at Mountain Home go on sale today. Season ticket holders may purchase the full season of four shows for $100. Students 18 and younger may purchase tickets for half price. The …

    Read More