• 11 arrested in child rape, porn case

    JONESBORO (AP) — Law enforcement officers have arrested 11 people in northeast Arkansas on rape and child pornography charges involving a 12-year-old girl. Jonesboro Police Sgt. Lyle Waterworth told reporters that local, state and federal officers arrested seven adults and four juveniles in various cities …

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  • Voters reject millage increase for college

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Garland County election officials say voters have rejected a proposed millage increase for National Park Community College in Hot Springs. Incomplete returns from Tuesday’s vote show the vote is 2,761-1,839 against the millage increase. Election officials say two voting machines have …

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  • Ark. Senate OKs nonpartisan prosecutor elections

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation that would make the state’s local prosecutors nonpartisan and would move the election for those offices from November to May. The Senate voted 20-13 Tuesday giving final legislative approval to the bill to make the …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    POCAHONTAS — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould. Gary Style from United Auto Workers International Retired Workers Department will address the members. A representative from Blue Cross Blue Shield-Michigan will …

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  • Blood tests urged for dental patients after evidence of tampering found

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas health officials on Tuesday recommended blood tests for about 100 young patients of a dentist who sedated them with drugs possibly contaminated with infectious material. Screenings for dozens of patients of the now deceased Dr. William Jarrod Stewart will include …

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  • Forecasters predict strong storms, flash flooding risk

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Heavy rain is predicted for much of Arkansas as a storm system pushes through the state. Forecasters say parts of northwest Arkansas could see severe storms with damaging winds late today. A cold front will follow the system into Arkansas, and …

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  • Newark resident inducted

    JONESBORO — The Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society has selected Jessica Bishop for membership in the local chapter at Arkansas State University, according to a news release. Delta Epsilon Iota was established in order to recognize and encourage academic excellence in all fields of …

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  • Area students earn trip to national competition

    JONESBORO — A trip to the national competition in Seattle will be the next step for the Arkansas State University student chapter of American Society of Civil Engineers. The Arkansas State students recently returned from successfully competing in the Deep South Conference held at Southern …

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  • Heavy rain predicted

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says heavy rain is expected this week with a chance for severe storms as a front moves through the state. Forecasters say 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible Tuesday and Wednesday, with up to 4 …

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  • Water quality workshop to be hosted by Stream Team 821

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Students from Stream Team 821 at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home will host “Cold, Clear but Not Pure: Challenges for Restoring and Protecting Groundwater Quality in the Ozarks” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at McMullin Lecture Hall in Dryer Hall on the …

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  • Log cabin and kaleidoscope quilting workshop scheduled

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Flavin Glover of Auburn, Ala., will conduct two full-day workshops on Wednesday and Thursday and a lecture on Friday. Sponsor is Hill ‘N Hollow Quilters Guild. “Colorful and Creative Log Cabin Diamonds,” to be presented on Wednesday, is for the experienced quilter …

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  • 2.1-carat diamond found

    MURFREESBORO (AP) — A visitor at Crater of Diamonds State Park at Murfreesboro has found a 2.1-carat brown diamond. Andrea Murphy of Gentry dug up the diamond on Friday during a family visit to celebrate her 30th birthday. The park is unique in that patrons …

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