• ConAgra to expand plant

    RUSSELLVILLE — ConAgra Foods Inc. has announced an expansion of its facility in Russellville, adding more than 80 jobs with total investment of more than $100 million. The Russellville facility is expanding as a result of ConAgra Foods’ recent acquisition of the Bertolli and P.F. …

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  • State health officials confirm 5 dead from West Nile virus

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A record number of people in Arkansas have died from West Nile virus this year, according to the Arkansas Health Department. Five people have died from the mosquito-borne illness so far in 2012, the Health Department said. Four people died from …

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  • Panel nixes bullying complaint

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The Arkansas Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint of bullying filed against the vice mayor of Fort Smith. The commission on Friday dismissed the complaint filed by former Fort Smith Animal Services Advisory Board member Cheryl Gilmore against Vice Mayor Kevin …

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  • Firefighter hospitalized with embolism

    CONWAY (AP) — A Conway firefighter is hospitalized after suffering an embolism during a training class in Hot Springs. Fire Chief Bart Castleberry said firefighter Danny Collins was taking part in a dive class when he became tangled. Castleberry says another firefighter helped untangle the …

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  • Store clerk killed in robbery attempt

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police in North Little Rock and Jacksonville say a man involved in the shooting death of a North Little Rock convenience store clerk during an attempted robbery may have later robbed another convenience store in Jacksonville. Police say 29-year-old Akiya …

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  • Accused judge quits

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Arkansas judge who was accused Thursday of numerous ethical violations because of alleged alcohol and drug use has resigned, citing his court’s heavy caseload. District Judge Kenneth Harper in Monticello was threatened with removal from the bench by the state …

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  • Smithville Baptist plans revival

    SMITHVILLE — Smithville Baptist Church in Lawrence County will hold revival services Sunday through Wednesday. Services will be at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Ron Shrum will be the evangelist. A potluck will be served following the Sunday …

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  • Fall family fair planned

    JONESBORO — The sixth Annual Fall Family Fair celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center, located at 600 East Lawson Road in Jonesboro. Free hot dogs will be …

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  • ‘Tales from the Buffalo’ slated for Saturday

    YELLVILLE — Buffalo National River Partners will present “Storytellers in the Park: Tales from the Buffalo” with Doretha Shipman speaking at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Buffalo Point, Pavilion 1, located at 2229 Highway 268 East near Yellville. The series is dedicated to the memory of …

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  • Watershed conference to be Oct. 10-12

    What we do on the land directly affects the quality of the water we use for drinking, crop irrigation and recreation because we all live in a watershed, an area where all flowing water drains into the same place. Arkansas is made up of 59 …

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  • Celebrate outdoors culture Saturday

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK – Plans are under way at several Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facilities to observe National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday. The nationwide celebration provides opportunities for every outdoors man, woman and child to extend invitations to family, friends, neighbors …

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  • 7-year-old girl hit, killed by school bus

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities in central Arkansas say a 7-year-old girl near Hot Springs has died after she was hit by a school bus. Garland County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Tart said authorities received a call about the incident on Old Dallas Road west of …

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