• July trial set for former Trumann police chief

    HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge has set a July trial date for a former Trumann police chief and a former detective facing felony drug charges. Former Trumann Police Chief Tony Rusher and former Detective Erik Willbanks pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of obtaining …

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  • Arkansas men recall building Devil’s Den park

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — Orville Taylor has to see the chimney when he goes to Devil’s Den State Park. It’s the last remnant of the recreation hall for a Civilian Conservation Corps camp built in the 1930s. “We had a pingpong table there,” said Taylor. “We …

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  • Winds knock out power

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A weather system that brought snow to far northwest Arkansas left behind an air mass that powered winds strong enough to cause more than 2,500 scattered power outages across the state. The National Weather Service said Sunday that Little Rock had …

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  • LRR Audubon society to meet

    CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant in Clinton. A Dutch-treat dinner will begin at 5:30. The speaker will be Dan Smith, who will share his experiences from his recent birding trip to Colombia, …

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  • Greene, Craighead see population growth since 2010

    PARAGOULD — The population in Greene County increased the sixth most of any Arkansas county from 2010 to 2012, according to recently released United States Census numbers. Greene County’s population increased from 42,090 in 2010 to 43,163 in 2012, an approximately 2.5 percent increase in …

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  • National Guardsmen take hit from tuition suspension

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The recent suspension of federal tuition assistance across the armed services directly impacts approximately 1,000 Arkansas National Guardsmen who take advantage of the benefit annually, according to a news release. The Secretary of the Army approved suspension of the benefit across …

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  • Turkey hunting for women seminar set

    LITTLE ROCK — For women who have considered becoming a turkey hunter but did not have someone in their lives to help them learn or do not know where to start, a free Discover Turkey Hunting workshop will be Tuesday in the Witt Stephens Jr. …

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  • Farm Bureau applauds House vote on tax cut

    Reps. Jody Dickinson of Newport, John Hutchison of Harrisburg, James McLean of Batesville and Tommy Wren of Melbourne drew praise Monday from Independence County Farm Bureau for their votes on HB 1039, the bill that would create a sales tax exemption for utilities used in …

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  • Winter storm warning issued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A winter storm warning is in place for northeastern Arkansas, where a springtime storm system is predicted to bring 3 to 5 inches of snow. The National Weather Service issued the warning for Clay, Craighead, Greene, Lawrence, Poinsett and Randolph counties. …

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  • Man sentenced for child pornography

    Fort Smith — A Baxter County man has been sentenced to almost 10 years in prison for knowingly receiving child pornography, according to Conner Eldridge, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Troy Rowlette, 46, of Lake View was sentenced to 115 months imprisonment …

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  • Artist fellowships to be awarded

    LITTLE ROCK — Up to nine Individual Artist Fellowships worth $4,000 each will be awarded this year to Arkansas artists in the following categories: literary art — playwriting; performing arts — directing of narrative and documentary films; and visual arts — creating contemporary and traditional …

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  • ASU-MH announces graduates

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University at Mountain Home recently held a ceremony honoring graduates of the certified nursing assistant program. Graduates completed 99 hours of course work and passed a skills and knowledge test to graduate. Students finished their course work in three weeks. …

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