• Teen killed in traffic accident

    LONOKE (AP) — The Lonoke County Sheriff’s office is looking into the death of a 13-year-old boy during a traffic accident. Authorities say the youngster was riding a bicycle on Joyner Loop when he traveled onto Mount Tabor Road and collided with a vehicle about …

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  • Man dies in wreck

    A Beebe man was killed around 7:30 Sunday morning when his 2006 Peterbilt truck failed to negotiate a curve on Highway 25 in Cleburne County. Arkansas State Police Trooper Mark Holland said 41-year-old Christopher Turner was traveling west bound around 4:30 p.m. when he ran …

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  • Girl killed when accidentally run over by father

    VAN BUREN (AP) — Police in Van Buren say a Van Buren child was killed after she was struck by a vehicle driven by her father near a business in the west Arkansas city. Detective Jonathan Wear said the man was backing out of the …

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  • Search to resume for boy missing in river

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Divers are to resume searching in Little Rock for a 13-year-old boy who jumped from a bridge into the Arkansas River. Pulaski County Sheriff’s Lt. Carl Minden said the search will  resume about 7 this morning. Minden said the search that …

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  • Church holds monthly singing

    SITKA — The Pleasant Ridge Community Church will have its monthly singing at 6 p.m. Saturday. The featured singers will be The New Beginning of Jonesboro. A fellowship will follow. The church is located eight miles northeast of Poughkeepsie in the Sitka community. The event …

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  • Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers to meet

    Kent W. Thornton MOUNTAIN HOME — Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers will meet Monday at El Chico’s restaurant in Mountain Home. The keynote speaker will be Kent W. Thornton of FTN Associates, who will present a program titled “Think Differently and Act …

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  • Civil War sesquicentennial events announced

    LITTLE ROCK — New exhibits at the Old State House Museum and the Historic Arkansas Museum in Little Rock, re-enactments at Batesville and Lunenburg, and the opening of a special collections in Gentry are among the events the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has sanctioned …

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  • Old Lebanon Church

    Old Lebanon Church near Lynn in Lawrence County will be torn down starting within a week or two, unless someone can submit an affordable bid for repairing the old log building, said John L. Wells of the Old Lebanon Cemetery Committee which oversees the building. …

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  • World-class art museum at home in Arkansas

    BENTONVILLE — Why travel to New York, Boston, Chicago or Washington, D.C. to enjoy fine American art, when the best of the masters can be enjoyed some 225 miles from Batesville at the new Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville? Alice Walton and …

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  • April is ‘Safe Digging’ month

    April has been proclaimed National Safe Digging Month in Arkansas by Gov. Mike Beebe, according to a news release. The goal is to encourage excavators and homeowners to call Arkansas One Call System at (800) 482-8998 before digging. State law requires the person responsible for …

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  • Ark. AG rejects 1 ballot item, approves another

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general approved wording of a proposed November ballot item that would legalize casino gambling and rejected another that would reduce the number of signatures that backers of ballot proposals need. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office on Wednesday approved …

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  • ASU ‘historic home’ could stay

    JONESBORO — A historic home on the campus of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro could be calling ASU “home” a little longer. At least that’s what officials are hoping. Chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson and ASU System President Dr. Charles Welch announced this week that plans …

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