• 2 shot in accidental discharge

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities say two men were wounded when a man removing a rifle from a gun rack accidentally fired the weapon inside a northern White County home. Sheriff’s deputies said two men were seated at a kitchen table Thursday when 44-year-old Allen Lee …

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  • Boy loses finger in accident

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Officials in Mountain Home say an 11-year-old middle school student lost a finger when it got caught in a playground slide. The accident happened Thursday morning at Pinkston Middle School. Principal Michelle McWilliams says the boy’s left pinkie finger was severed …

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  • Two more arrested in motel death

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Hot Springs police have arrested two more people in connection with a fatal beating at a motel. Officers responded to the El Rancho Motel early Wednesday after someone who called 911 said a man was being beaten with a baseball bat. …

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  • Training session offered

    The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will offer a free training session Sept. 8 for anyone interested in nominating a property to the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant sites, AHPP director Frances McSwain has announced. The training session will …

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  • Preservation group seeks nominations

    LITTLE ROCK — The Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas invites individuals and organizations to submit nominations for the 2012 Arkansas Preservation Awards, which highlight outstanding achievement in historic preservation by honoring projects, programs and exemplary practices that foster historic preservation across the state, according to …

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  • 57th black powder shoot coming up Sept. 27-30

    BERRYVILLE – One of Arkansas’s longest-running firearms events, the 57th Saunders Memorial Shoot, is scheduled for Sept. 27-30, according to Arkansas Outdoors, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s weekly newsletter. It will take place at Luther Owens Muzzle Loading Range and Park in Berryville. The …

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  • Free replacement cards available

    LITTLE ROCK – Have you lost your hunter’s education or boater’s education card? At the click of a mouse, you can now get a free replacement card from your home computer. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has unveiled a new site for these replacement …

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  • Permanent waterfowl blinds to be removed from WMAs

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Game and Fish Commission members have approved a plan to remove permanent hunting blinds on two wildlife management areas before the year’s waterfowl season begins. Commissioners unanimously approved the plan for the Big Lake and St. Francis Sunken Lands areas …

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  • Jonesboro police: Man shot in squad car called girlfriend

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Police in Jonesboro say the girlfriend of a man shot to death in the back of a squad car told an investigator he had called her from the car and said he had a gun. In a four-page statement police offered …

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  • Man found beaten at motel dies

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Police are investigating the death of a man who was found beaten at a Hot Springs motel. Officers responded to the El Rancho Motel Wednesday morning and discovered James Cranford with severe injuries. He was taken to a hospital, where he …

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  • Medical marijuana measure OK’d for Ark. ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Election officials on Wednesday approved placing a proposal to legalize medical marijuana on the November ballot, as supporters aimed to make Arkansas the first southern state to approve the drug for some conditions. The secretary of state’s office said Arkansans for …

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  • Buffalo River park holding open house

    HARRISON — An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Buffalo National River park headquarters, located at 402 North Walnut in the Federal Building at Harrison, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the park. Those attending will be able …

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