• McCrory man named flyway’s officer of year

    LITTLE ROCK – Thomas Kendrick, an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission wildlife officer stationed in Woodruff County, is the Mississippi Flyway Council’s Officer of the Year. The council is an organization of waterfowl biologists and enforcement leaders from 17 states and Canadian provinces plus the …

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  • Groundwater quality presentation scheduled

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arkansas State University-Mountain Home Stream Team host a public presentation at 5:30 p.m. April 9 on the challenges of restoring and protecting groundwater quality in the Ozarks, said Christy Case Keirn, the college’s director of public relations. The event will take …

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  • Crooked Creek trails dedication is Saturday

    Arkansas Outdoors YELLVILLE — Want to wet a paddle in one of the state’s best smallmouth bass streams? How about enjoying wildlife watching on trails along Crooked Creek? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will dedicate a 22-mile water trail and almost 5 miles of …

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  • Engineer released from hospital after train crash

    McRAE (AP) — Union Pacific says the engineer who was injured in a train collision in White County over the weekend has been released from the hospital. Union Pacific spokeswoman Raquel Espinoza says the railroad doesn’t yet know why a northbound train crashed Saturday into …

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  • July trial set for former Trumann police chief

    HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge has set a July trial date for a former Trumann police chief and a former detective facing felony drug charges. Former Trumann Police Chief Tony Rusher and former Detective Erik Willbanks pleaded not guilty Monday to two counts of obtaining …

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  • Arkansas men recall building Devil’s Den park

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — Orville Taylor has to see the chimney when he goes to Devil’s Den State Park. It’s the last remnant of the recreation hall for a Civilian Conservation Corps camp built in the 1930s. “We had a pingpong table there,” said Taylor. “We …

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  • Winds knock out power

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A weather system that brought snow to far northwest Arkansas left behind an air mass that powered winds strong enough to cause more than 2,500 scattered power outages across the state. The National Weather Service said Sunday that Little Rock had …

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  • LRR Audubon society to meet

    CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant in Clinton. A Dutch-treat dinner will begin at 5:30. The speaker will be Dan Smith, who will share his experiences from his recent birding trip to Colombia, …

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  • Greene, Craighead see population growth since 2010

    PARAGOULD — The population in Greene County increased the sixth most of any Arkansas county from 2010 to 2012, according to recently released United States Census numbers. Greene County’s population increased from 42,090 in 2010 to 43,163 in 2012, an approximately 2.5 percent increase in …

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  • National Guardsmen take hit from tuition suspension

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The recent suspension of federal tuition assistance across the armed services directly impacts approximately 1,000 Arkansas National Guardsmen who take advantage of the benefit annually, according to a news release. The Secretary of the Army approved suspension of the benefit across …

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  • Turkey hunting for women seminar set

    LITTLE ROCK — For women who have considered becoming a turkey hunter but did not have someone in their lives to help them learn or do not know where to start, a free Discover Turkey Hunting workshop will be Tuesday in the Witt Stephens Jr. …

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  • Farm Bureau applauds House vote on tax cut

    Reps. Jody Dickinson of Newport, John Hutchison of Harrisburg, James McLean of Batesville and Tommy Wren of Melbourne drew praise Monday from Independence County Farm Bureau for their votes on HB 1039, the bill that would create a sales tax exemption for utilities used in …

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