• 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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  • House OKs cap on special license plates

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House has approved legislation that would limit how many types of special license plates the state can issue. By a 78-6 vote, lawmakers passed legislation that would cap the number of specialty plates starting next year. The bill would …

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  • Oil terminal to bring up to 200 jobs to Osceola

    OSCEOLA (AP) — Plans for a rail-to-barge oil terminal in northeastern Arkansas could bring as many as 200 permanent jobs to the Osceola area. Indigo Resources will hire 600-800 people for construction alone, project manager Tomas Puente said. He said the company will place a …

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  • ASU to host 24th annual Jonesboro Auto Show

    JONESBORO — The 24th annual Jonesboro Auto Show will be Friday through Sunday in the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro. Check-in time is from noon to 8 p.m. Friday. Show times are from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. …

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  • Mountain Home slaying victim was shot to death

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County authorities say a man found dead in the trunk of a car was shot to death. Sheriff John Montgomery says the state medical examiner determined Wednesday that 24-year-old Raul Segura Turrieta died of gunshot wounds to the head and …

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  • Baxter Co. court OKs extra money for county jail

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County authorities are reinstalling jail beds after the county’s quorum court approved an additional $143,500 to pay for law enforcement. The Baxter County Quorum Court signed off on the additional appropriation Tuesday night and workers started putting the beds back …

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  • Panel OKs defunding Planned Parenthood

    LITTLE ROCK — A proposal aimed at eliminating public funding for Planned Parenthood won the support of an Arkansas Senate committee Wednesday, a move that the group warned could cut off money to doctors, domestic violence shelters and rape crisis centers. The Senate State Agencies …

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  • House fails to pass school closure moratorium bill

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A proposal for a two-year moratorium on the closure of Arkansas school districts that have low student populations has failed in the state House. Representatives on Wednesday voted 46-26 in favor of the measure with 51 votes needed for approval. Republican …

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  • State chamber backs in-state tuition proposal

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ largest business lobbying organization on Wednesday endorsed a proposal to extend cheaper, in-state tuition rates to some students who have entered the United States illegally, saying the move was needed to guarantee a skilled workforce for the state. The head …

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