• 150th anniversary of Battle of Jonesboro marked

    JONESBORO — Civil War buffs in northeast Arkansas are commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Jonesboro. A group met at Jonesboro’s Southern Heritage Confederate Park on Thursday to remember the battle that took place Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 in 1862. Seven Union …

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  • Pine trees sent to space

    WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA is studying two loblolly pine trees in Arkansas that were grown from seeds that were launched into space in 1971. Arkansas received four so-called moon trees, but only two survived: one in Historic Washington State Park in south Arkansas and one …

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  • Churches join summer program to feed low-income Arkansas children

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — It’s lunchtime at Colony Square, a low-income apartment complex in Springdale. Stan Nichols, a member of Christ for the World of Northwest Arkansas, drives his Dodge Caravan into the complex. Aided by a couple of volunteers, he sets up a table on …

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  • 3 mayors facing recall votes

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Three Arkansas mayors facing recall votes in November say they are confident they’ll survive the political challenge. Petitions asking for the recall of Alexander Mayor Paul Mitchell, Bauxite Mayor Johnny McMahan and Cotton Plant Mayor Ronnie Conley have been approved and …

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  • About 3,000 fish killed in lake

    HAVANA (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says about 3,000 fish have been found dead on the Petit Jean River near Blue Mountain Lake. The commission says the fish kill is located near the Logan-Yell county line in western Arkansas. Officials say it …

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  • 260 inmates fall ill at Tucker

    TUCKER (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Correction says about 260 inmates at the Tucker Unit were placed in isolation because of illness. Spokeswoman Shea Wilson says the inmates were isolated in the prison’s gym Sunday because of symptoms that point to either a stomach …

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  • Mother drowns saving sons

    MONTE NE (AP) — Benton County authorities say a 39-year-old Rogers woman has drowned in Beaver Lake while saving her sons from the water near Monte Ne. Sheriff’s Sgt. Dale Denver said the body of Kimberlee Weaber was found about noon Saturday in about five …

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  • Lightning may have caused fatal fire in White County

    ALBION (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been found dead in a house in White County that was destroyed by fire. Albion firefighters were battling the blaze around 6:30 a.m. Thursday when they discovered the woman. Authorities haven’t released the name of the woman, …

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  • $50,000 Fishing Challenge extended

    HOT SPRINGS – The $50,000 Hot Springs Fishing Challenge on Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine has been extended until Aug. 31. “We conferred with our friends at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Andrew Hulsey Fish Hatchery, and they agreed it would be fair to …

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  • NWR quota deer hunt permits available

    AUGUSTA – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now accepting permit applications for quota deer hunts on three of is wildlife refuges, according to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The quota hunts will be held on the Cache River, Bald Knob and Wapanocca …

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  • Hunter education gives lifetime benefits

    LITTLE ROCK – Don’t get caught up in the last minute rush. With hunting seasons approaching, outdoors people, young and not so young, around the state are urged to sign up for hunting education classes to get acquainted with the skills, regulations and responsibilities that …

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  • Ozark ‘limo’ rides offered at Gaston’s resort

    LAKEVIEW — Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview is now offering the Ozark Limo Ride, which is a 16-foot 1940s John Deere cotton wagon pulled by a tractor. The wagon seats up to 20 people. Riders are taken on a four-mile excursion through the Riverside …

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