• AGFC biologist Shirley retiring after 34 years

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — If you think you can top Ken Shirley for big fish tales, think again. Shirley counts six times he’s personally observed the world-record of a fish species. He retired after 34 years as a fisheries biologist for the Arkansas Game and …

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  • Blytheville supports girl who lost family in crash

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — Little Cadence McGuire manned the Fire Department’s large water hose and nearly sprayed a passing truck. Sporting a pink No. 6 helmet engraved with praying hands and “Little Miracle,” she climbed in the Blytheville fire truck and seized the opportunity to play …

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  • DHS joins celebration of World Breastfeeding Week

    LITTLE ROCK — New moms who are breastfeeding often have many questions. What do I have to eat to breastfeed? Can I take medications and breastfeed? How can I use a breast pump at work? The Arkansas Department of Health’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for …

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  • AG&FC license plates most popular in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Game and Fish rules the roost when it comes to specialty license plates issued in Arkansas. Arkansas Game & Fish Commission conservation plates account for more than 45,000 of the state’s specialty license plates, according to data from the state. Arkansas …

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  • 2 killed by train in Paragould

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Two people are dead after being struck by a train in Paragould. Officials say the victims died early Saturday and appear to have been struck at Northend Avenue. Police did not name the victims. Paragould police are still investigating and say more …

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  • Group resubmits proposal to legalize pot in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana in Arkansas have submitted a revised plan to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. The proposal was revised and submitted Friday by Arkansans For Medical Cannabis after McDaniel in July rejected the wording …

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  • Meeting set on veterans home

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A legislative task force is scheduled to meet to discuss the location of a proposed home for Arkansas veterans. The panel is to make recommendations on the size, location, design and funding for a new facility. The 22-member group is looking …

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  • Jonesboro factory to add workers

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Jonesboro City Council is considering a plan this week to authorize up to $41 million in revenue bonds to help Unilever complete an expansion at its plant, which makes hair-care products. The council is set to vote Tuesday night on the …

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  • Effort under way on health care expansion

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Officials have begun making presentations to inform businesses and individuals about how expanded availability of health care insurance coverage will affect people in Arkansas. Instead of expanding the Medicaid program, the Legislature opted to use federal money to enable poorer residents …

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  • 2 boys safe after spending night along river

    GILLHAM (AP) — Two boys say they used lessons learned in Boy Scouts to survive overnight after being swept away by the Cossatot River in southwest Arkansas. Eleven-year Preston Pierce of Queen City, Texas, and 10-year-old Joseph Clark of Ashdown were wearing life jackets when …

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  • Man, 84, gears up for horse show

    JONESBORO (AP) — GW Edgar of Brookland has been working with horses since before World War II. Edgar, now 84, was just 8 years old when he first acquired his love for horses. His father logged and farmed with a team of horses on the …

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  • Parsons wins Best in Show

    CONWAY — Artist Sheila Boylan Parsons of Conway, formerly of Batesville, won the Best in Show award at the annual Conway League of Artists Spring Show and Competition, held in April at the Faulkner County Library in Conway. “St. Mark’s Square,” a watercolor of the …

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