• Storms leave some damage, no injuries in state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities say possible tornadoes may have blown trees onto power lines in parts of Arkansas. The National Weather Service reported tree damage near Lincoln in Washington County and that trees had been blown onto power lines along Arkansas Highway 356 in …

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  • Conservation leader DU celebrates 75th year

    Arkansas Outdoors  LITTLE ROCK — Seventy-five years is a long time, except when you get on the uphill side of it. Seventy-five years is a milestone, and Ducks Unlimited is celebrating that event this year. This leading international conservation organization was born in the dark …

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  • Girl Scouts to honor ‘Women of Impact’

    LITTLE ROCK — Girl Scouts — Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas will recognize 10 women from around the state at its Reflections: 100 Years of Honoring Women event to be held Saturday at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. The Women of Impact honorees …

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  • Land developer facing $3M suit

    Wayne Watkins LITTLE ROCK — Former Sharp County land developer Wayne Watkins of Hardy faces $3 million in civil penalties as a result of a judgment rendered in a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Dustin McDaniel in 2008 over claims that Watkins swindled thousands of …

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  • Ark. party chairmen: Romney, Obama to skip state

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The chairmen of Arkansas’ Democratic and Republican parties said Wednesday they don’t expect President Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, the all-but-certain GOP nominee, to campaign in the state before the November election. But the party heads disagreed over how much the …

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  • Petrino fired

    Bobby Petrino FAYETTEVILLE — Bobby Petrino talked time and again about winning a national championship at Arkansas. From the day he was hired in 2007, Petrino never wavered in that goal or belief. Petrino won’t have that chance now, felled by scandal, and he blamed …

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  • Pipe bomb left at church

    HARRISON (AP) — The Boone County Sheriff’s Office and FBI are  investigating an apparent pipe bomb that was found after Easter services in the parking lot of a Mormon church near Harrison. Sheriff Danny Hickman said a caller reported finding the device about 2 p.m. …

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  • Prayer walk to be held

    SIDNEY — Grace Country Church in Sidney will hold a spring prayer walk at 9 a.m. Saturday. Participants will walk as a group for approximately 30 minutes and pray for the country and the community. Fellowship and refreshments will follow. Area churches and members are …

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  • Cleanup set at Agnos Cemetery

    AGNOS — An Agnos Cemetery Cleanup Day is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, said Boyd Estes, who is helping organize the cleanup. “Bring your own tools,” Estes said. Agnos is four miles northwest of Ash Flat on highways 62-412. For more information call …

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  • Blevins to address Izard historians

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Izard County Senior Citizen Center south of Brockwell on Highway 9. The meeting is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Dr. Brooks Blevins will discuss …

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  • Railroadiana Show and Sale to be Saturday

    PINE BLUFF — The Cotton Belt Rail Historical Society Inc. will have its annual Railroadiana Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1700 Port Road in Pine Bluff. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children 6 to 12. Children …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould. Barbara Larkin of Blue Cross will be in attendance to address any billing problems.

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