• Twister matches ’08 storm rating

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — National Weather Service officials said Wednesday that a weekend tornado that killed 15 people as it ripped through Little Rock’s suburbs was just shy of being rated Arkansas’ first top-of-the-scale storm in 85 years. A survey team said that, based …

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  • Audubon spring convention slated for Friday, Saturday

    JONESBORO — The 2014 Arkansas Audubon Society spring convention will be Friday through Saturday at the Hilton Garden Inn at Jonesboro. The convention will feature birding field trips, biology student presentations and keynote speakers covering the characteristics of the black-capped vireo and cerulean warbler as …

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  • 2 arrested on looting charges in Vilonia 

    VILONIA (AP) — Vilonia police say two men have been arrested on suspicion of looting in a neighborhood hit hard by Sunday’s tornado. Vilonia Police Chief Brad McNew says the two men were caught stealing copper wire and compressors from air conditioners in the town’s …

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  • ASU sets concert

    JONESBORO — Two groups in the music department at Arkansas State University, the Concert Band and the Symphonic Winds, will present their Spring Concert at 2 p.m. Sunday in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall. Conductors for the evening are Jon Stevenson, Micah Glover, Timothy Oliver, Tyler …

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  • ‘Insectival’ comes to ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — An insect and ecology centered event called “Insectival” will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. Indoor and outdoor activities will be going on all over the campus. Area public …

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  • Storm hits 1 street particularly hard

    VILONIA — Mark Wade and his family heard the dire warnings on TV and the tornado sirens, and were prepared to ride out the storm in their closet when a neighbor across the street on Vilonia’s Aspen Creek Drive yelled out: “Come over! We’re going …

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  • AG shares tips for storm relief donations

    LITTLE ROCK — Not even 24 hours after a devastating storm hit Arkansas, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s Consumer Protection Division is already learning of reports of phony charities taking advantage of the situation. At least one scam charity was identified on a crowd-funding website where …

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  • Journalism student awarded

    LITTLE ROCK — Japhanie Gray of Blytheville (Mississippi County), a junior broadcast journalism major at Arkansas State University, is the 2014 recipient of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship. The award was announced at the University’s College of Communications Honors Banquet April 16. Gray, …

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  • ‘Farm to You’ program brings information about food, nutrition to Arkansas schools

    LITTLE ROCK — Elementary school students around the state are experiencing for themselves this spring where their food comes from and how their bodies use it for fuel when the Arkansas Farm to You program makes a stop at their schools. “It’s an interactive educational …

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  • Air crews activated to assess damage

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Wing of Civil Air Patrol, the U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is assisting in the response to the devastating and deadly tornadoes that struck central Arkansas Sunday evening. Civil Air Patrol has been tasked by the state of Arkansas with taking …

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  • Profiles of those killed by Ark. tornado

    FERNDALE (AP) — A fierce tornado that swept through Arkansas killed more than a dozen people, including two sisters and their father, part of a large family that had gathered for a “normal” evening before the storm drove them to seek shelter under a staircase. …

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  • Arkansas tornado victims’ names released

    VILONIA (AP) — Following are the 15 victims killed in the tornado that hit Arkansas on Sunday night. The names were released by Faulkner County spokesman David Hogue, the White County Sheriff’s Office and a relative of the Paron victims. Paula Blakemore, 55, El Paso …

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