• 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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  • Free legal help for Arkansans with housing-related problems

    LITTLE ROCK — Low to moderate-income Arkansans who are facing foreclosure, landlord and tenant issues, consumer fraud issues and other housing-related legal problems can get free legal assistance through the Housing Rights and Consumer Protection Program. The Center for Arkansas Legal Services and Legal Aid …

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  • Scholarship available

    STUTTGART — Nursing and pharmacy students are encouraged to apply now for a $1,000 scholarship offered through the Nicky Hargrove Memorial scholarship fund. Each applicant must be an accepted or current student in a registered nursing program or a doctor of pharmacy program. The applicant …

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  • Area student set to perform

    MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University’s Department of Theatre and Mass Communications is presenting a 10-Minute Play Festival, and  Amanda Cannon of  Drasco will be playing a role in the production. Cannon will be  an actor for the short plays at SAU’s Harton Theatre April 23, …

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  • ‘Who’s Who’ names students

    BEEBE — Several students from Arkansas State University-Beebe were named to the 2013 Edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges.” Recipients, which include students who attend ASU-Beebe, ASU-Heber Springs, ASU-Searcy, and the Little Rock Air Force Base programs, were named to the …

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