• Johnny Cash home to open in 2014

    DYESS (AP) — Organizers haven’t set a date yet but the restoration of the Johnny Cash home in Dyess is on track to open in 2014. The project by Arkansas State University also includes restoration of a nearby theater and the Dyess Colony administration building. …

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  • Woman killed in house fire

    CHESTER (AP) — Authorities in western Arkansas say a Crawford County woman was killed in a house fire this weekend. Crawford County Sheriff Ron Brown said that 69-year-old Claudia Patterson was killed in the fire early Sunday morning in Chester. Brown says another woman at …

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  • Prosecutor: No new evidence

    JONESBORO (AP) — A northeast Arkansas prosecutor says no credible new evidence has come up to point to a new suspect in the killings of three West Memphis Cub Scouts 20 years ago. Eight-year-olds Stevie Branch, Michael Moore and Christopher Byers disappeared 20 years ago …

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  • Arkansas Arts Council accepting applications for roster

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Arts Council is accepting applications from artists who would like to join the Arts in Education Artist Roster. Performing, literary or visual artists who are interested in working with teachers and students in schools or after-school/summer programs are encouraged to …

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  • 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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  • Missing teen rescued from forest

    LONE ROCK (AP) — An 18-year-old who disappeared in the Ozark National Forest in northern Arkansas has been found and rescued. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery said Saturday that Jay Greer of Lone Rock was found about 7 p.m. Friday — but that it took …

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  • National Weather Service says May snow breaks records

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says the May snowfall and cold temperatures broke records more than a century old in Arkansas, including one dating to the 1800s. The weather service said Sunday that the May 3 and 4 snow is the first …

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  • Application filing period closes; ABC seminar set for Monday

    LITTLE ROCK — The date for a drawing to determine which four applicants for establishment of package stores (retail liquor stores) in Sharp County will be successful has not yet been set, but a double blind drawing will be held sometime in June, Arkansas Beverage …

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  • Snow falls in May in NW Arkansas, latest ever

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A May snowfall dropped as much as 2 inches in parts of northwest Arkansas in the latest snowfall on record for the state. The National Weather Service reports 2 inches of snow fell this morning in Siloam Springs and nearly an …

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  • HUD appropriates $170K to HRA for homeless program

    LITTE ROCK — U.S. Housing and Urban Development has awarded $652,977 to five organizations, one of which is in Batesville, to help with to support local homeless housing and service programs, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Thursday. Based in Batesville, Health Resources of Arkansas/Delta Hills …

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  • Local, area shooting squads do well

    LONOKE — Hundreds of shooters competed in last week’s Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program regional tournament. The Clay Commanders from Batesville won the Senior Division and the Highland Junior High 2 team won the Junior Division. The regional tournament was held at the Remington range …

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  • Public land elk permit applications open

    LITTLE ROCK — If you have a hankering to hunt elk in Arkansas, this is the time to apply, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The application period is the month of May, and both the applications and the 25 available elk permits …

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