• Dr. John Allen Burnett joins St. Bernards

    JONESBORO — Former Batesville resident Dr. John Allen Burnett has joined the medical staff at St. Bernards as a psychiatrist, according to a news release. He earned his M.D. from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock and completed a residency in …

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  • Ark. adopts U.S.’s most restrictive abortion law

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers overrode a veto Wednesday and gave the state the most restrictive abortion law in the country — a near-ban on the procedure from the 12th week of pregnancy onward that is certain to end up in court. A day …

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  • Budget battle could reduce low-income school programs

    FAYETTEVILLE — More than 2,400 students in northwest Arkansas, as well as parts of Missouri and Oklahoma, have a personal stake in the current Congressional debate over the federal budget. The same is true for 130 local veterans, 325 University of Arkansas students and the …

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  • Wilbur Mills book author speaks at Clinton School

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The author of a book on Arkansas congressman Wilbur Mills is to speak at the Clinton School of Public Service. Kay Goss was an associate director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under then-President Bill Clinton. She’s to speak at 6 …

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  • Senate votes to restrict body art procedures

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has voted to ban body art procedures that involve inserting objects under the skin or purposely scarring people. By a 26-4 vote, the Senate on Tuesday approved a measure that bans body art procedures known as dermal implanting …

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  • Scholarships available

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Community Foundation has announced the availability of three privately funded scholarships for Arkansas students. The Arkansas Service Memorial Scholarship is available annually for students who have a parent who died in service to their nation, state or community. The awards are …

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  • UAPB to host Lion Fever Day

    PINE BLUFF —The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host its annual Lion Fever Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12, according to a news release. Junior and senior high school students from around the state and surrounding states are encouraged to …

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  • CSI program enters second year at ASU

    JONESBORO — The “CSI: Classroom Student Investigations” program is now recruiting for its second year at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro within the context of forensic science. Scientific inquiry and practical learning that closely involves teachers and students are central to the program. The teacher …

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  • ‘Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas’ exhibit opens

    JONESBORO — The “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas” exhibit is on display in the third floor exhibit and program area of Arkansas State University’s Dean B. Ellis Library in Jonesboro now through March 21. This traveling exhibit, which chronicles major historical events in Arkansas …

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  • Heber Springs man appointed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe’s office says he has made 21 appointments to boards and commissions The governor’s office said Tuesday that Beebe’s appointments include Chuck Dearman Jr. of Monticello to the Burial Association Board. Dearman replaces Sumner Brashears and his appointment …

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  • Evacuation ends after gas blast

    CLINTON (AP) — A fire that followed a blast at a natural gas compression station in Van Buren County led to several dozen homes being evacuated for a time. No one was hurt. A statement from BHP Billiton Petroleum says the fire started at about …

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  • ‘Wonder Women’ to be topic

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” will be shown as part of Community Cinema at 6:30 tonight at the William F. Laman Library auditorium, located at 2801 Orange St. in North Little Rock. Admission is free. The show traces …

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