• Preservation group seeks nominations

    LITTLE ROCK — The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas invites individuals and organizations to submit nominations for the 2012 Arkansas Preservation Awards, which highlight outstanding achievement in historic preservation by honoring projects, programs and exemplary practices that foster historic preservation across the state, according to …

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  • 57th black powder shoot coming up Sept. 27-30

    BERRYVILLE – One of Arkansas’s longest-running firearms events, the 57th Saunders Memorial Shoot, is scheduled for Sept. 27-30, according to Arkansas Outdoors, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s weekly newsletter. It will take place at Luther Owens Muzzle Loading Range and Park in Berryville. The …

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  • Free replacement cards available

    LITTLE ROCK – Have you lost your hunter’s education or boater’s education card? At the click of a mouse, you can now get a free replacement card from your home computer. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has unveiled a new site for these replacement …

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  • Permanent waterfowl blinds to be removed from WMAs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission members have approved a plan to remove permanent hunting blinds on two wildlife management areas before the year’s waterfowl season begins. Commissioners unanimously approved the plan for the Big Lake and St. Francis Sunken Lands areas …

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  • Jonesboro police: Man shot in squad car called girlfriend

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police in Jonesboro say the girlfriend of a man shot to death in the back of a squad car told an investigator he had called her from the car and said he had a gun. In a four-page statement police offered …

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  • Man found beaten at motel dies

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a man who was found beaten at a Hot Springs motel. Officers responded to the El Rancho Motel Wednesday morning and discovered James Cranford with severe injuries. He was taken to a hospital, where he …

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  • Medical marijuana measure OK’d for Ark. ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Election officials on Wednesday approved placing a proposal to legalize medical marijuana on the November ballot, as supporters aimed to make Arkansas the first southern state to approve the drug for some conditions. The secretary of state’s office said Arkansans for …

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  • Buffalo River park holding open house

    HARRISON — An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Buffalo National River park headquarters, located at 402 North Walnut in the Federal Building at Harrison, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the park. Those attending will be able …

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  • ASU graduates 700 during summer commencement

    Jonesboro — Approximately 700 candidates received degrees at Arkansas State University’s 2012 summer commencement ceremony Aug. 3 in the Convocation Center in Jonesboro. Chancellor Tim Hudson conferred both undergraduate and graduate-level degrees. The featured speaker was District 36 Rep. Darrin L. Williams who is serving …

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  • Entergy to begin annual drawdowns at lakes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Entergy Arkansas says the annual drawdowns of Lake Catherine and Lake Hamilton will begin Nov. 3 and be done by Nov. 11. Officials say the drawdown for Lake Hamilton will be 5 feet, and water levels will be reduced about 6 …

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  • Ark. students show ACT improvement

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas high school seniors taking the ACT college entrance test scored better in college readiness than one year before. The results released today by the Iowa-based testing company show Arkansas 2012 graduates performed better in English, reading, math and science, compared …

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  • Arrest made in Quitman shooting death

    QUITMAN (AP) — Authorities in Faulkner County have arrested the girlfriend of a man found shot to death in a bathtub. Faulkner County sheriff’s spokesman Maj. Andy Shock says authorities arrested Jamie Lynn Leach in connection with the death of 24-year-old Cody Bradley. Authorities say …

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