• Celebrate outdoors culture Saturday

    Arkansas Outdoors LITTLE ROCK – Plans are under way at several Arkansas Game and Fish Commission facilities to observe National Hunting and Fishing Day on Saturday. The nationwide celebration provides opportunities for every outdoors man, woman and child to extend invitations to family, friends, neighbors …

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  • 7-year-old girl hit, killed by school bus

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities in central Arkansas say a 7-year-old girl near Hot Springs has died after she was hit by a school bus. Garland County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Tart said authorities received a call about the incident on Old Dallas Road west of …

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  • Main Street nominated – Prettiest Painted Places in America

    Thanks to a national competition to find the “Prettiest Painted Places in America,” people across the country are discovering what Arkansas residents have long known: The Natural State has some of the most beautiful towns and neighborhoods to be found anywhere, according to a news …

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  • Searcy man wanted for printing bogus check

    A warrant has been issued for a 39-year-old Searcy man who reportedly printed his own check and then cashed it at the Batesville Kroger store recently. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Sims said in a court affidavit that on Sept. 10 LaJean Brown with the …

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  • Garvan Woodland Gardens plans three-day trip

    HOT SPRINGS — Garvan Woodland Gardens of Hot Springs has invited members of the community to join the three-day member trip Oct. 10 through 12 to Crystal Bridges, the Peel Mansion Museum, Cooper Chapel and the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. The cost is $375 …

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  • Ex-construction worker now a flight paramedic

    PARIS, Ark. (AP) — After a traumatic injury, having the best immediate care available can mean life or death for the person involved. Having someone like Ken Barnett there can be an immense reassurance. Barnett, 58, of Paris, is a flight paramedic for Air Evac …

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  • Casino backer asks challenge to ballot measure be dismissed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A professional poker player seeking the exclusive right to operate casinos in Arkansas asked the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit challenging her ballot measure, calling it another attempt by racetracks to block the proposal. Attorneys for Nancy …

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  • Husband sentenced for chaining wife to tree

    MURFREESBORO (AP) — An Arkansas man accused of kidnapping his wife and chaining her to a tree has been sentenced to seven years in prison. John Snavely pleaded no contest in Pike County to aggravated assault and kidnapping. Prosecutors allege that Snavely put a knife …

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  • Drought conditions improving throughout Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The latest data shows that drought conditions are improving in Arkansas, though parts of northern Arkansas remain in exceptional drought status. This week’s U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 8 percent of Arkansas is in exceptional drought — the worst possible status. …

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  • Ex-financial officer for Black River agency pleads

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A woman who worked for 37 years as the financial officer for the Black River Area Development Corp. has pleaded guilty to a charge for allegedly embezzling more than $390,000 over an 11-year period. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 56-year-old Debra …

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  • 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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