• Treasurer due in U.S. court

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was arrested on federal extortion charges over the weekend and is to make an appearance in federal court. Shoffner is set for a hearing before a U.S. magistrate judge in Little Rock today, though the timing of …

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  • Severe weather forecast for Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service in North Little Rock says severe weather is possible in north and western parts of the state. Forecasters say a weather system that brought devastating tornadoes to the Plains on Sunday was pushing toward northwest Arkansas on …

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  • Floating season in full swing on Buffalo

    Despite cooler than normal temperatures, the floating season is off to a strong start at Buffalo National River, according to a news release. After the drought conditions in 2012, the rise in the river level is welcome, and the number of canoes and kayaks on …

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  • Atkins celebrates 50th anniversary of fried pickle

    ATKINS (AP) — Bernell Austin wanted to create something new. It was the summer of 1963 and Austin, known more affectionately by the moniker of “Fatman,” had opened a restaurant called The Duchess three years prior across the street from the Atkins Pickle Plant. That …

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  • SAU announces student scholarships

    MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University has announced the awarding of scholarships to students for the upcoming academic year. Cara Campbell of Evening Shade, a graduate of Cave City High School, was awarded the Presidential Scholarship. This scholarship includes $5,500 per semester and has a four-year …

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  • ROTC commissions second lieutenants

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University’s Department of Military Science commissioned five Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) cadets as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during a ceremony in the Convocation Center auditorium last Friday. One of whom was Nathaniel Cumming of San Diego, an interdisciplinary …

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  • 6-year-old girl dies after stabbing

    HARTMAN (AP) — Authorities in western Arkansas say a 6-year-old girl has died after she was stabbed last week. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office says the child died Thursday at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Authorities say the attack happened May 10 at a rural home near …

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  • Man killed in ATV crash

    ADONA (AP) — Authorities say a Perry County man was killed after he lost control of his ATV. Arkansas State Police says the crash happened Thursday evening on Arkansas 10 in the Perry County town of Adona. A preliminary police report says 27-year-old Michael Shane …

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  • UA mourns deaths of 3 students

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The University of Arkansas community is mourning after the deaths of three students this week. Two students were killed in a boating accident in northeast Oklahoma while another student died in a traffic crash in Missouri on Wednesday. Dean of Students Danny …

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  • Lawmakers formally adjourn

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Legislature has formally ended this year’s legislative session. The House and Senate met briefly today and adjourned the session that wrapped up last month with the approval of the state’s $4.9 billion budget. The sponsor of three bills vetoed …

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  • Honors list announced

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The following students have been named to the honors list for spring semester at Arkansas State University–Mountain Home. Area students on the Chancellor’s List include: Calico Rock — Brittany Fountain, Brooke McCurley Horseshoe Bend — Cindy Lindstrom Area students on the Vice …

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  • State agency warn taxpayers of email scam

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration is warning state taxpayers of an email scam that seeks personal information. The department says the sender of the email claims that the recipient’s tax return is being reviewed by Arkansas Revenue Services and …

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