• Man dies after working in high heat

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A coroner says a 39-year-old man died from heat stroke after working in the extreme heat this weekend at the University of Arkansas. Washington County Coroner Roger Morris says the man had an internal temperature of 109 degrees when he was taken …

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  • Arkansas State-Searcy welders become metal artists

    SEARCY (AP) — Fire and metal may not sound like traditional ways to create art, but two women in the welding program at the Arkansas State University campus in Searcy can make these elements into masterpieces. Carolyn Hendrix of Cabot and Amanda Wyman of Pangburn …

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  • Sheriff awaits ID of body

    OZARK (AP) — Authorities in Franklin County are awaiting autopsy and DNA results to identify the person whose body was found in a burning car over the weekend. Sheriff Anthony Boen says they have an idea of who the person may be but they’re awaiting …

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  • Inmate shoots, wounds self

    WEST MEMPHIS (AP) — Crittenden County jail authorities say an inmate shot and wounded himself in the knee with a pistol smuggled into the jail. Chief Deputy Mike Callender told WMC-TV that Robert Turner Jr. was not seriously injured and was back in his cell …

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  • October trial set for wife of slain man

    JONESBORO (AP) — A judge has set an October trial date for a Jonesboro woman charged with capital murder in the alleged murder-for-hire of her businessman husband. Trial for Michelle Despain was to have begun July 16. The start was delayed Monday to Oct. 1. …

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  • Ozone advisory issued

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An ozone advisory has been issued for four counties in central Arkansas. Metroplan has issued the advisory for today in Pulaski, Faulkner, Lonoke and Saline counties and is the sixth ozone advisory of the year in the region. Sensitive groups such …

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  • Judge won’t dismiss Dirksmeyer suit

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge has refused to dismiss a civil lawsuit filed against Russellville investigators by the boyfriend of slain beauty queen Nona Dirksmeyer. U.S. District Judge James Moody made the ruling Monday in a suit filed by Kevin Jones against Russellville …

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  • Judge delays school ruling

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal judge said Friday that he won’t enforce a ruling that tossed out Arkansas’ 1989 school choice law while appeals are pending. A number of parties in the case had asked U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson to delay entering a …

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  • Hot, humid weather in store this week

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says drought conditions and triple-digit temperatures make wildfires a concern in much of Arkansas. The weather service warns that any fire that starts could spread rapidly and quickly get out of control. Much of central and western …

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  • Moore-Bales reunion scheduled

    The 28th Moore-Bales reunion will be Saturday at the Oakmont Community Building, on Highway 86 southwest of Branson, Mo. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all relatives and friends. For more information call Maxine Bell at (417) 468-1282 or …

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  • Audubon society presents Creature Feature

    CLINTON — The Little Red River Audubon Society will present a Creature Feature at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Petit Jean Electric Building, located at 270 Quality Drive in Clinton. Participants will be able to get up close and personal with several four-legged and feathered …

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  • Author harvests the garden’s dark secrets

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — “In 1856, a dinner party in the Scottish village of Dingwall came to a horrible end,” Amy Stewart writes. “A servant had been sent outside to dig up horseradish, but instead he uprooted aconite, also called monkshood. The cook, failing to recognize …

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