• State park to host camp

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will have an adventure camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 through 17. Children age 8 through 12 will learn more about the park and nature through activities such as crafts, games and hiking. The fee is …

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  • Shigellosis cases on the rise

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas has seen a big increase this year in the number of reported cases of shigellosis, a stomach illness that is typically spread at nursing homes and childcare facilities, the state Department of Health said. The health department said 568 cases …

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  • Rogers Police Department:  DWI enforcement still in effect

    ROGERS (AP) — The Rogers Police Department is cautioning motorists that its special DWI enforcement and speeding program is still in effect. Local police have been participating in both programs since June 28. The special enforcement program is designed to promote safe travel during the …

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  • Federal disaster aid sought

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of Arkansas’ congressional delegation are asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture for federal disaster assistance for farmers and ranchers affected by flooding. Tuesday’s letter seeks disaster aid for Cross, Lee, Prairie, Woodruff, Independence, Lonoke, St. Francis, Jackson, Monroe and White …

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  • At 116, Arkansas woman named oldest American

    LITTLE ROCK — A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she’s now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said. Gertrude Weaver spent her birthday …

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  • Retired UAW to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • UAMS receives federal funding to train doctors

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has received $900,000 in federal funding for its training program for new primary care physicians at its regional center in Fort Smith known as UAMS West. The grant from the Affordable Care Act was …

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  • Medical marijuana falls short on signatures

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group pushing for legalizing medical marijuana in Arkansas says it won’t have enough signatures to put its proposal before voters this fall. Arkansans for Compass-ionate Care said Monday it wouldn’t turn in signatures to place its proposed initiated act on …

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  • Petitions submitted for minimum wage hike

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group campaigning to gradually raise Arkansas’ minimum wage has turned in more than 77,000 signatures to put its proposal on the November ballot. Give Arkansas a Raise Now submitted its petitions Monday to put its proposed initiated act on the …

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  • State park to hold day camps

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will have an adventure day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 through 17. The camp is for children 8 through 14 years old. Activities will include games, crafts and hiking. The cost is $75 for all …

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  • Ex-Fort Smith officer sentenced

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A former Fort Smith police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with a girl who was 16 at the time. Billy Rowe Jr., 31, of Bonanza was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty last month …

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  • Death row inmate dies in hospital

    MALVERN (AP) — Prison officials say an Arkansas death row inmate has died at a hospital after falling ill. Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson says 61-year-old Joe Louis Dansby died Monday night at a Malvern hospital. Wilson says Dansby had been ill for much …

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