• Audubon Society meeting set

    FAIRFIELD BAY — Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for a Dutch-treat dinner at Indian Hills Country Club in Fairfield Bay. The program will begin at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Dr. Vickie McDonald, associate professor of ornithology at …

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  • Japanese American Internment Museum, exhibits dedicated at McGehee

    McGEHEE — Actor George Takei spoke quietly and thoughtfully as the Japanese American internment museum and the exhibit “Against Their Will: The Japanese American Experience in World War II Arkansas” were commemorated through two ceremonies in Desha County on Tuesday. The museum is located at …

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  • Hillcrest senior awarded

    PARAGOULD — Brandon Scott of Jesup been awarded an Academic Distinction Scholarship for the fall 2013 semester at Black River Technical College at Paragould. The scholarship provides full tuition renewable up to four semesters provided the recipient successfully completes a minimum of 12 credit hours …

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  • PB man jailed for theft from graves

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Jefferson County authorities say a Pine Bluff man has been arrested for stealing metal plates from the grave markers of military veterans. Sheriff’s Maj. Lafayette Woods said that 44-year-old Harold Lawes was trying to sell the metal plates for scrap metal. …

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  • Birdhouse workshop offered

    JONESBORO — The Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center will have a “gourdeous” birdhouse workshop from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday. Gourds provide a natural, protective nesting site for birds and offer many hours of bird watching. All supplies are furnished. There is no …

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  • Fairview to host old-time revival

    VIOLET HILL — Fairview Baptist Church in Violet Hill will hold an old-time revival at 6 p.m. April 21 and at 7 p.m. April 22 through 24. Curt Howard will be the evangelist. For more information call Randy Bailey, pastor, at (870) 322-7316.

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  • Storms, heavy rain forecast for tonight

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Severe storms are expected today throughout Arkansas as a storm system and cold front gradually make their way through the state. The National Weather Service says isolated tornadoes and damaging winds are possible ahead of and along the cold front. The …

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  • Call center opening for Izard storm damage victims

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state is opening a call center for residents in Van Buren, Izard and Lincoln counties who have damage to their homes as a result of the April 10 storms and tornadoes that struck Arkansas. The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management …

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  • Groups sue to block state’s 12-week abortion ban

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Abortion rights advocates filed a lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to overturn the more restrictive of Arkansas’ two new abortion laws, saying the near-ban of abortions from the 12th week of pregnancy onward is unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas …

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  • Hutchinson, other Republicans switch votes on Medicaid plan

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — In a dramatic vote Tuesday, nine Republicans switched their votes to support a plan that would let Arkansas use federal Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for low-income residents. One of them is District 52 Rep. John Hutchinson of Harrisburg, who …

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  • National Guardsmen to conduct earthquake training

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — National Guardsmen from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Indiana, Louisiana and Texas are conducting emergency training in Oklahoma to prepare in case a major earthquake strikes the region. The exercise called “Vigilant Guard” was being held today at the Camp Gruber Training Site near …

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  • 2 killed on I-55

    MARION (AP) — Arkansas State Police say two construction workers were killed on Interstate 55 when a pickup swerved into their lane and struck them. A preliminary report says 34-year-old James Rains of Marion and 55-year-old Marshall Turner of Memphis were killed Tuesday night when …

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