• Sonny Burgess gets special dispensation to return to campus following ‘banishment’ during earlier era

    JONESBORO — The year was about 1958. A weekend dance was a highlight of campus life for the students at what was then known as Arkansas State College. This was long before the Internet and social media and portable music players. It was the era …

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  • Trumann records small quake

    TRUMANN (AP) — A small earthquake has been recorded near Trumann in northeastern Arkansas. The U.S. Geological Survey says the 2.3 magnitude quake was recorded about 3 miles southwest of Trumann at 3:21 p.m. Sunday. Trumann police say there have been no reports of injury …

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  • Bill would ban employers asking for passwords

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas lawmaker has proposed banning employers from asking current or prospective employees for their usernames or passwords to Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts. Democratic Rep. Nate Steel of Nashville filed the bill Friday. It would prohibit employers from …

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  • Sallisaw woman allegedly tried to sell children

    SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — A Sallisaw woman has been arrested on complaints of trying to sell her two children. Police say 22-year-old Misty VanHorn allegedly contacted a woman in Fort Smith, Ark., with an offer to sell her 2-year-old and 10-month-old children. Police say the …

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  • Bluesday Tuesday to feature ‘Salty Dogs’

    JONESBORO — KASU Radio, the Arkansas State University public broadcasting station, is bringing the Salty Dogs of Little Rock to Newport for its first appearance at the monthly Bluesday Tuesday concert. The band will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Newport Country Club. …

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  • Trumpet Trot to help students perform in Italy

    JONESBORO — Two graduates of Batesville High School along with the Arkansas State University Trumpet Ensemble have been invited to perform during Trumpetfest at the Orvieto Music Festival this June in Italy and are raising money to attend. Joshua Poff, a 2011 Batesville High School …

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  • NEARA holds open house Saturday

    POWHATAN — Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, a branch of the Arkansas History Commission, will celebrate its second anniversary with an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Powhatan Historic State Park, located at 11 Seventh St. in Powhatan. The opening of the …

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  • Dr. John Allen Burnett joins St. Bernards

    JONESBORO — Former Batesville resident Dr. John Allen Burnett has joined the medical staff at St. Bernards as a psychiatrist, according to a news release. He earned his M.D. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and completed a residency in …

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  • Ark. adopts U.S.’s most restrictive abortion law

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers overrode a veto Wednesday and gave the state the most restrictive abortion law in the country — a near-ban on the procedure from the 12th week of pregnancy onward that is certain to end up in court. A day …

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  • Budget battle could reduce low-income school programs

    FAYETTEVILLE — More than 2,400 students in northwest Arkansas, as well as parts of Missouri and Oklahoma, have a personal stake in the current Congressional debate over the federal budget. The same is true for 130 local veterans, 325 University of Arkansas students and the …

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  • Wilbur Mills book author speaks at Clinton School

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The author of a book on Arkansas congressman Wilbur Mills is to speak at the Clinton School of Public Service. Kay Goss was an associate director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under then-President Bill Clinton. She’s to speak at 6 …

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  • Senate votes to restrict body art procedures

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has voted to ban body art procedures that involve inserting objects under the skin or purposely scarring people. By a 26-4 vote, the Senate on Tuesday approved a measure that bans body art procedures known as dermal implanting …

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