• Union Pacific cautions hunters to avoid rail lines

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — With hunting season to start soon, Union Pacific Railroad is cautioning hunters to stay away from rail lines. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission said Wednesday that wildlife like to feed along the borders of freshly harvested fields, and often those …

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  • Man dies in ATV accident

    JUDSONIA (AP) — Authorities say a White County man has died after his all-terrain vehicle rolled over into the Little Red River. David Staten, 56, of Judsonia was found dead Tuesday morning after he was riding his ATV near the Little Red River. Cpl. Steve …

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  • Suspect arrested after bomb threat at ASU

    JONESBORO — A Jonesboro man is in jail today after alledgedly making a bomb threat against an Arkansas State University dormitory Tuesday afternoon. Carlon Walker, 44, was arrested by Arkansas State University police for making the threat against University Hall, a women’s residence housing nearly …

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  • SUP gains popularity in Arkansas

    Encountering a person on a stand-up paddleboard is still somewhat of a novel sight in the state. As a result, the scene sparks a lot of curiosity. “People will ask, ‘Where did you get that?’ ‘Where can you buy those around here?’ ‘What are you …

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  • Revocation warrants served

    WALNUT RIDGE — Last week the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested three people on revocation warrants, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Douglas Hight, 23, of Jonesboro was arrested on a revocation warrant for residential burglary; Jennifer Holtdorf, 25, of Rockford, Ill., was arrested on a revocation …

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  • Cop dies from West Nile virus

    HOPE (AP) — The Hope Police Department says one of its officers has died from West Nile virus. Sgt. David “D.J” Johnson died Saturday after battling the illness for 18 days. Chief J.R. Wilson called Johnson a “giant of a man” who touched the lives …

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  • Man killed in tractor mishap

    PARAGOULD (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed in Greene County when his tractor flipped over and landed on top of him. The fatal accident happened on Greene County Road 443 on Monday. Authorities say the man was last seen alive driving his tractor …

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  • ‘Tasty’ idea: Items sought for troops

    Lehigh Valley, Pa. — When Kaitlin Reinbold’s Marine boyfriend was stationed in Afghanistan in 2011, she sent care packages to remind him of home. Tastykakes were the most popular items with the Marines, particularly with one named Marshall Kennedy, who had never eaten them before. …

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  • Rice Festival Pageant deadline for entry is Sept. 26

    WEINER — The 36th annual Miss Arkansas Rice Festival Pageant will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 on stage at the Arkansas Rice Festival in Weiner. The queen will receive a $500 cash award, a 16×24 framed portrait, a bouquet and assorted gift certificates and …

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  • Scholar applications available

    LITTLE ROCK — Applications are available now for the 2013 AT&T War Memorial Scholarship and will be accepted through March 15, according to a news release. In order to qualify, an applicant must be a veteran of the U.S. Armed Services, a current resident of …

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  • Students awarded

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University at Mountain Home has announced the recipients of its fall 2012 Academic Distinction scholarships. Area students and their majors (if noted) include: Calico Rock — Brooke McCurley. She is pursuing an associate of arts degree and then will work …

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  • Buffalo Point no hunting zone relaxed for archery season

    BUFFALO POINT — Starting Saturday, Buffalo National River will open apreviously closed area near Buffalo Point for archery deer hunting, said Caven Clark, public information officer. “There has been a noticeable increase in deer in the Buffalo Point Area which has been closed to hunting …

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