• Ex-stray leaves city pound to sniff out narcotics

    JONESBORO (AP) — Every day for two months Bird, a young Labrador retriever, jumped up to greet visitors to the kennels at Jonesboro Animal Control. And every day she was bypassed for some other dog. Although healthy and beautiful, she just seemed too hyperactive for …

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  • Northwest Arkansas organization assists low-income homeowners with repairs

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — The first night Victoria Ford returned to sleep in her mother’s home, she placed buckets underneath the new roof. As irony would have it, a storm was on the way. She woke to empty buckets. “Hot damn, the roof doesn’t leak!” she …

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  • Freeman named chairman of Ark. Bankers Association

    John Freeman LITTLE ROCK — John Freeman was installed as the 2012-13 chairman of the Arkansas Bankers Association at the 122nd Annual ABA Convention on May 10 at the Peabody Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Freeman is president of Liberty Bank of …

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  • United Auto retirees to gather

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • Country Quilters Guild plan get-together

    SALEM — The Country Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Orange Room of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative, located at the corner of highways 9 and 62 in Salem. Following a brief business meeting, installation of several new officers and refreshments, a …

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  • Honor students recognized

    ARKADELPHIA — A total of 337 students at Ouachita Baptist University were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2012 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must compile at least a 3.5 grade point average and be classified as a …

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  • HU names Dean’s List

    SEARCY — More than 1,000 Harding University students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. Area students include: Bradford — Kelsey  Whitener Mountain View — Keshi  Nordrum, Amber Smith. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with …

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  • West Plains holds old-time music, Ozark heritage festival

    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — “Cookin’ in These Ozark Hills” is the theme of this year’s “What’s Cookin’ Stage” at the 18th annual Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival in downtown West Plains, Mo. Organizer Judy Harden is inviting everyone to come and share their family’s best …

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  • Teen who shot sister gets 45 years

    RUSSELLVILLE — An Arkansas teen pleaded guilty Wednesday to murdering his sleeping sister and was sentenced to 45 years in prison for a crime he still hasn’t fully explained. Colton Harvey, 15, grabbed his father’s .22-caliber rifle one January morning while his parents were out …

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  • UCA building remains closed after evacuation

    CONWAY (AP) — A building at the University of Central Arkansas remains closed after being evacuated and 11 people were treated at a local hospital. Five students, five UCA police officers and a paramedic were treated for nausea Thursday after Burdick Hall was evacuated when …

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  • Highway department distributing new maps

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department is offering the 2012 Arkansas State Highway Map free to residents. Officials say the maps will be available at any of the highway department’s district headquarters around the state and at all Arkansas Welcome …

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  • Small earthquake recorded in northwestern Arkansas

    DIAMOND CITY (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded a small earthquake near Diamond City in northwestern Arkansas. The Survey reports the 2.3 preliminary magnitude quake was recorded just before 9 p.m. Thursday five miles northeast of Diamond City. No injuries were reported — …

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