• Sallisaw woman allegedly tried to sell children

    SALLISAW, Okla. (AP) — A Sallisaw woman has been arrested on complaints of trying to sell her two children. Police say 22-year-old Misty VanHorn allegedly contacted a woman in Fort Smith, Ark., with an offer to sell her 2-year-old and 10-month-old children. Police say the …

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  • Bluesday Tuesday to feature ‘Salty Dogs’

    JONESBORO — KASU Radio, the Arkansas State University public broadcasting station, is bringing the Salty Dogs of Little Rock to Newport for its first appearance at the monthly Bluesday Tuesday concert. The band will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Newport Country Club. …

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  • Trumpet Trot to help students perform in Italy

    JONESBORO — Two graduates of Batesville High School along with the Arkansas State University Trumpet Ensemble have been invited to perform during Trumpetfest at the Orvieto Music Festival this June in Italy and are raising money to attend. Joshua Poff, a 2011 Batesville High School …

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  • NEARA holds open house Saturday

    POWHATAN — Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, a branch of the Arkansas History Commission, will celebrate its second anniversary with an open house from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Powhatan Historic State Park, located at 11 Seventh St. in Powhatan. The opening of the …

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  • 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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