• 4 killed in single-car crash on Greene Co. road

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Arkansas State Police say four people were killed in a single-vehicle wreck in northeastern Arkansas. State police say the wreck happened at about 4:30 a.m. Monday in Greene County. Authorities say a car driven by 20-year-old Michael Martin went airborne after cresting …

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  • 2 killed, 19 hurt in logging truck wreck

    CLINTON (AP) — Two people were killed and 19 others injured when a logging truck barreled out of control after its brakes failed, overturning and then dumping its cargo onto a crew of more than two dozen construction workers on a bridge, authorities said. Van …

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  • PB to get new rice mill

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Economic development officials say a new rice mill is headed to Pine Bluff. The state announced Monday that Southwind Milling Co. LLC will build a rice mill at the Port of Pine Bluff. The corporation is part of Optimum Group, which …

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  • Text4baby looking for participants

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Health has announced its participation in the 2014 Text4baby State Enrollment Contest, a national competition to provide pregnant and new mothers with important information they need for their health and that of their babies. The contest was established …

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  • Ancestor fair details released

    LESLIE — The 25th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair will be held Friday and Saturday in Leslie and Marshall. Speakers will be available in two sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center, located on Oak Street in Leslie. Mark …

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  • 3 races on ballot as early runoff voting starts

    LITTLE ROCK (AP)— Early voting starts this week for Arkansas’ June 10 primary runoff, though the state’s election office doesn’t expect many people to do so. Only one statewide race is on the ballot, a Republican Party contest to determine its nominee for attorney general. …

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  • Harrisburg volleyball coach dies after car crash

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Harrisburg High School volleyball coach has died after crashing her car into a water-filled ditch near Jonesboro. The Craighead County Sheriff’s Department says 38-year-old Jennifer Jordan was found dead in her submerged car early Saturday. Jordan had been reported missing about …

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  • Some incorrectly deemed eligible for coverage

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Nearly 4,800 Arkansas residents are receiving notices that they were incorrectly deemed eligible for the state’s expanded Medicaid program and will have their coverage end May 31, officials said Thursday. The Department of Human Services on Thursday said it was notifying …

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  • Facebook seeks change to Arkansas social media law

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are considering a change to a social media law after Facebook raised concerns that it would bar supervisors and employees from having purely voluntary, social contact. The law passed in 2013 says an employer should not “require, request, suggest …

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  • Dozier, Lockhouse Orchestra to perform

    JONESBORO — A tribute concert titled “Take a Load Off” set for Saturday will begin at 7 p.m. in the Forum, 115 E. Monroe in Jonesboro, honoring Arkansas native Levon Helm, a two-time Grammy award winning artist, widely known as the drummer for The Band. …

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  • Easton Corbin to headline Downtown Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The Downtown Jonesboro BBQ & Music Fest has announced plans for its sixth annual event to be held in downtown Jonesboro on Sept. 27, according to a news release. The free event will include music throughout the day, a Friday and Saturday barbecue …

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  • Foundation names Dicus president

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation has announced that Chuck Dicus as been named as the foundation’s new president. In this position, Dicus will be responsible for the fundraising efforts and day-to-day operation of the foundation. He will work closely with the …

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