• Casey Abrams to perform at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — American Idol finalist Casey Abrams will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ed Coulter Performing Arts Center at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Admission is free, and no tickets are …

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  • Clinton Foundation announces essay contest

    The Clinton Foundation is inviting Arkansas students in 11th and 12th grades to write a 500-word (minimum) essay for a chance to receive a $2,500 scholarship. The prompt is “In today’s interdependent world, we have many challenges. The Clinton Foundation works to change the world …

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  • ASU-MH accepting nursing applications

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University at Mountain Home is currently accepting applications for the licensed practical nursing/paramedic to registered nursing program, according to a news release. The applications can be found at www.asumh.edu/programs under AAS Registered Nursing (LPN/Paramedic to RN) and must be turned …

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  • Senior Expo planned at convention center

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Senior Expo will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The event, which is geared to those 55 years and older, is free to the public and will feature vendor …

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  • Lost Cane Reunion slated for Saturday

    MANILA — The 15th annual Community Reunion for the old Lost Cane, Whistleville, Little River and Roseland school district areas, which have several residents of the Independence and Sharp county areas, will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Manila Airport Community Center, said Boyd …

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  • Two dead in shooting outside Hot Springs motel

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Hot Springs police are investigating the death of two men found shot outside of a motel that they say was likely a murder-suicide. Police say 22-year-old Jeremy Simms and 32-year-old Dennis Gormley both died from apparent gunshot wounds Monday outside the …

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  • Flippin cops chase, Tase, arrest man

    FLIPPIN (AP) — Flippin police arrested a 33-year-old man who they say sped away from a traffic stop after an officer tried to shoot him with a Taser. Flippin Police Chief Dusty Smith said the chase began Tuesday after the officer approached a Dodge Charger …

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  • Woman found dead along interstate

    PALESTINE (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a woman was found dead along Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas. Arkansas State Police say a truck driver spotted the body this morning east of a rest area at Palestine then called police. State police say the body …

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  • Escaped inmate captured near Kansas City, Mo.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Pulaski County authorities say an inmate who escaped in Little Rock while being taken to a court hearing has been recaptured. Sheriff’s Lt. Carl Minden says Anael Castro-Hernandez was captured Tuesday by U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force members from Kansas City, …

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  • Legal Aid of Arkansas board to meet

    JONESBORO — The Legal Aid of Arkansas board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Craighead County Law Library, located at 321 S. Church St. in Jonesboro. The meeting is open to the public. Legal Aid of Arkansas is …

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  • Little Rock to stream police dispatches on web

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Little Rock will begin streaming time-delayed police dispatches online next month after police this summer blocked access to their radio communications. The computer-automated dispatches will be posted starting Oct. 1 on the city’s website 30 minutes after they occur and will …

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  • Little Rock Zoo hosts ‘Zoo Brew’

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Zoo will hold “Zoo Brew: A Suds Sippin’ Safari” from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Participants will sample dozens of craft beers. Food from several central Arkansas food trucks, including Pie Hole, Southern Gourmasian and Awful Waffle, will be available …

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