• UAW Retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The 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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  • Drug store keeps soda fountain tradition going

    TRUMANN (AP) — Customers at the Trumann Drug Store’s old-fashioned soda fountain can get a banana split topped with nostalgia or a plate lunch with a side of history. Shelia Hooker, the full-time cook for two years, works behind a 30-foot counter, which used to …

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  • Harless wins pageant award

    Miss White River’s Outstanding Teen was named a preliminary winner during the 2013 Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen pageant held in Hot Springs over the weekend. In the Thursday night preliminaries, Rachel Harless received the Artistic Expression in Talent award. For her talent, Harless, 17, of …

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  • Variable oakleaf caterpillars move through Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state Forestry Commission says variable oakleaf caterpillars are gobbling trees’ leaves and leaving messes in parts of central Arkansas. The Forestry Commission says the caterpillars feed on the foliage of deciduous trees, eating leaves down to the main veins. Feeding …

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  • State at moderate wildfire risk

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Forestry Commission says much of the state is at moderate risk for wildfires as Arkansas dries out from recent rainy weather. The commission says the moderate risk area covers northern, southern and central Arkansas. Western Arkansas and eastern Arkansas …

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  • Weatherization program aids low-income Arkansans

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Economic Development Commission has announced its Arkansas Energy Office (AEO) will administer the federally funded Weatherization Assistance Program effective immediately. The program was previously administered in Arkansas by the Arkansas Department of Human Services’ Office of Community Services and operated …

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  • 5-year-old drowns in pool

    VAN BUREN (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl drowned in a swimming pool in western Arkansas on Wednesday. Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown says the girl was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead after her 17-year-old brother and his 16-year-old girlfriend …

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  • Four work zones to greet Ark. motorists Thursday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Four work zones will greet Arkansas motorists on major state highways during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, but state highway officials said Tuesday that Interstate 40 between Little Rock and Memphis will have all lanes open after months of construction …

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  • Wrongful death lawsuit filed

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The mother of a man who was killed while working at Arkansas Nuclear One in Russellville has filed a wrongful death lawsuit over the incident. Susan Allen, the mother of 24-year-old Wade Walters, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Pope County Circuit Court. …

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  • Haughenbury named to Dean’s List

    MOUNT VERNON, Iowa — Sarah Haughenbury of Clinton, a student at Cornell College, has been named to the Dean’s list, earning highest honors, according to a news release. Cornell named 214 students to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. A grade point average of …

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  • Shoffner seeks delay

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner is asking a federal judge to delay her trial over charges she steered state investments to a bond broker who paid her more than $36,000 in cash. Shoffner on Tuesday asked for a continuance in her …

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  • Apartment moratorium OK’d

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro city leaders  have approved a six-month moratorium on new apartment complexes in the city. The city council narrowly passed the moratorium Tuesday on a 6-5 vote. Mayor Harold Perrin cast the deciding vote. The resolution expires Jan. 16, 2014. It’s a …

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