• Baby’s death under investigation

    BUFORD (AP) — The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 3-month-old Buford baby. Sheriff John Montgomery says the parents of Trakker Seats called authorities at 12:44 a.m. Monday and said the boy was unresponsive when the mother went to check on …

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  • LeadAR seeks candidates

    LITTLE ROCK — Learning to be a leader requires global thinking, a major part of the training provided by LeadAR, or Lead Arkansas, the Arkansas agricultural and rural leadership development program now seeking participants for its 16th class. LeadAR’s two-year study structure offers participants in-depth …

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  • Newspaper finds hundreds of unfiled warrants

    HELENA-WEST HELENA (AP) — An eastern Arkansas sheriff admitted that his office does not enter felony warrants for wanted fugitives into state or national crime databases. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/JRikSm) that it found more than 400 unserved warrants and that some fugitives who …

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  • Ross won’t run for governor; Halter considers bid

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Mike Ross said Monday he won’t seek the Democratic nomination for Arkansas governor in 2014, upending a race that he was widely expected to join after opting against a re-election bid this year. In wake of the announcement, former …

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  • AHPP to hold meeting

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, will conduct a series of listening sessions in June, July and August to solicit comments on regional historic preservation issues. One forum will be held at 5 p.m. July …

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  • Ozarka board slates retreat

    EUREKA SPRINGS — The Ozarka College Board of Trustees will have a combination meeting and retreat on Friday and Saturday at the Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. The official meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. Agenda items include approval of new …

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  • Jonesboro shooting suspect surrenders

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police in Jonesboro say a man wanted in the shooting death of a man on the city’s north side has surrendered. Edward Earl Breedlove Jr. surrendered to police on Sunday in the Friday night shooting death of a 37-year-old man. The victim’s …

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  • Gas prices drop since April

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gas prices in Arkansas have dropped by more than 30 cents per gallon over the past month. The AAA says the average price today for a gallon of unleaded gas was $3.46 in Arkansas. That’s down from an average price of …

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  • Casino supporters gather names

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Supporters are gathering signatures for two competing ballot measures that would bring casinos to several Arkansas counties, if approved by voters this fall. Backers of each plan need to gather more than 78,000 signatures by July 6. One proposal would bring …

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  • Proper tree care workshop set

    BENTON — Wednesday is the registration deadline for an Arkansas Urban Forestry Council workshop on tree management, said the council’s Cathy Slater. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. until noon on May 23, at the UALR Benton Center at 410 River Street, Room 202, …

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  • Land, water foundation to meet

    LYNN — The Arkansas Land and Water Foundation will hold a public meeting at the Lynn Community Center at 1 p.m. Saturday to inform landowners about the various ways they can preserve land while retaining ownership, property rights, and receive income or estate tax reduction …

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  • 89-year-old to graduate from Tech Saturday

    Charlie Ball RUSSELLVILLE — Charlie Ball has made good use of his first 89 years. He served his country as a World War II fighter pilot. He was successful in business ventures as varied as dry cleaning, real estate and insurance. He has perfect attendance …

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