• Will the Mighty Mississippi run backward — and if so, when? NE Ark. officials urge residents to prepare for major earthquake

    PARAGOULD (AP) — The New Madrid Fault, running from Cairo, Ill., to Marked Tree, is a part of life in northeast Arkansas. For as long as most people have been alive, they’ve heard the stories. Tales said that church bells rang in Boston and the …

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  • Heat advisory in place today

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A heat advisory is in place for most of Arkansas as hot, humid temperatures are predicted throughout the state. The advisory is in effect until 7 tonight. The National Weather Service says high temperatures will be in the upper 90s to …

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  • Schools evacuated for gas leak

    GRAVETTE (AP) — Two schools in northwest Arkansas have been evacuated because of a gas leak. No injuries have been reported. Gravette Upper Elementary School and Junior High School were evacuated Tuesday morning. Students were taken to the city’s civic center and to a nearby …

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  • September is National Rice Month

    A variety of special activities and contests are scheduled for the 22nd celebration of National Rice Month. USA Rice and its MyPlate partners will reward consumers for adding more healthy whole grains to their meals. Consumers can enter contests for a chance to win a …

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  • Museum issues 30 Brick Challenge

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation is issuing a 30 Brick Challenge. In the past year, the museum foundation has sold and installed more than 300 commemorative bricks. The bricks honor former teachers, deceased family members, friends, businesses and civic leaders. Some bricks …

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  • ASU-MH welding program offers high hopes

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Take a high school student eager to enter the job market, add the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home welding program and a little bit of luck. The result is the kind of job a teenager could only dream of a few weeks ago. …

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  • Forestry workshop, tour set for Oct. 4

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Forest Resources Center researchers have been working with the University of Arkansas Livestock and Forestry Research Station at Batesville to develop innovative research and demonstrations at the forefront of forest management concepts. Learn more about this work during a hardwood management …

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  • West Memphis parents file suit – Hicks, Byers want access to info

    An attorney for two of the parents who lost their children in the 1993 West Memphis killings is claiming they are being denied access to information in their children’s deaths under the Freedom of Information Act. Friday, attorney Ken Swindle, who represents Pam Hicks and …

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  • Heat advisory in place

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until Wednesday night for nearly all of Arkansas. Forecasters say heat index values of 105 to 110 degrees or higher are possible today. High temperatures are expected to be in the upper …

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  • Music festival begins Saturday

    POCAHONTAS — The fourth annual Rock ’n’ Roll Highway 67 Music Festival will be held Thursday through Saturday on the historic downtown court square in Pocahontas. Activities on Thursday will start with the monthly Stroll the Square at 6 p.m. featuring the Randolph County Humane …

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  • Bikers for Babies is Sept. 15

    CONWAY — The 18th Annual March of Dimes Arkansas Bikers for Babies will be held Sept. 15. A parade style ride will be held from Toadsuck Park at Conway to the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. The ride …

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  • Academy Sports opens in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — It was like Christmas came early for 30 kids from the Jonesboro area recently when they were turned loose in the brand new Academy Sports + Outdoors store in Jonesboro to buy whatever they wished using their own $100 gift card. As the …

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