• AETN accepting entries for PBS KIDS GO!

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network is accepting entries for the Public Broadcasting Service KIDS GO! Writers Contest through April 5. The contest is a national initiative designed to promote the advancement of children’s literacy skills through hands-on, active learning. The contest encourages children …

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  • Ice storm warning in place for southeast Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for several counties in southeast Arkansas. Forecasters say “significant ice accumulations” are possible as freezing rain and sleet fall on the state today. The ice storm warning is in effect from …

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  • Arson blamed for fire at Searcy corrections office

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities say a fire that burned at a Searcy governmental building appears to be an act of arson. Authorities responded to a fire around 5 a.m. Monday at Searcy’s Arkansas Department of Community Corrections office. Investigators discovered a broken window and a …

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  • Court rejects inmate’s toilet-paper appeal

    CONWAY (AP) — A federal appeals court says the Faulkner County sheriff’s office did not violate the constitutional rights of an inmate by only issuing him one roll of toilet paper per week. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday that former Sheriff …

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  • Suspect in Arkadelphia slayings due in court

    ARKADELPHIA (AP) — A suspect in the deaths of two young Arkansas girls and their stepfather is due in court for arraignment. Riakos Lizana was to go before a judge today in Arkadelphia. Lizana was arrested in December in connection with the deaths of 4-year-old …

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  • NW Ark. rep misses start of ’13 session

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A state representative from northwestern Arkansas couldn’t attend the opening of the 2013 legislative session because he’s being treated for multiple blood clots in his lungs. Rep. Jonathan Barnett of Siloam Springs said Monday that he spent five days in the …

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  • ASU-Beebe honor roll

    BEEBE — Students named to the Arkansas State University-Beebe Academic Chancellor’s and Vice Chancellor’s lists for the fall 2012 semester have been announced, according to a news release. Approximately 206 students earned academic achievement. The lists are composed of students attending ASU-Beebe campuses at Beebe, …

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  • 2013 Arkansas Beef Cookoff just around the corner

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas CattleWomen Association is seeking entries for the 2013 Arkansas Beef Cookoff to be held March 2 in Conway. More than $2,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the best dish in the Adult Category and the best dish …

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  • Freezing rain, sleet predicted for SE Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A winter weather advisory is in place for counties in southeastern Arkansas, where freezing rain and sleet is predicted. The weather service issued the advisory for Arkansas, Bradley, Calhoun, Cleveland, Desha, Drew and Lincoln counties until 4 p.m. today. Forecasters say …

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  • Famed Blytheville bookstore has new owner

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — That Bookstore In Blytheville is now under new ownership, and that owner is looking to put his passion for the book world to work in making the shop a “destination” spot in the community. Grant Hill, who is originally from Mountain Home, …

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  • Heart attack prompts Marmaduke man to get fit

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Not many people decide to begin a new physical fitness regimen in their 60s, but one Marmaduke man decided to do just that after suffering a heart attack in March 1990. Gene Rippy, 83, credits exercise with saving his life after the …

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  • Major issues facing Arkansas Legislature

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers have no shortage of challenges to overcome when they convene for this year’s legislative session. From decisions over whether to expand Medicaid to proposals to further restrict abortions, there’s a long list of issues on the agenda for the 89th …

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