• Girl Scouts celebrate Year of the Girl

    JONESBORO — Girl Scouts all over the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the organization on March 12. Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, the Girl Scouts organization has served millions of girls worldwide and empowered girls of all ages to discover, connect …

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  • Court gets Ticketmaster case

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments in the case of an Arkadelphia man who says he was charged nearly $50 in fees when he bought concert tickets. Corey McMillian sued Ticketmaster and Live Nation last year after …

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  • Sex offender comes in drunk to register

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office says a convicted sex offender showed up drunk to update his registration information and was arrested. Sheriff John Montgomery says 36-year-old Matthias Jones of Mountain Home was charged Wednesday with public intoxication. Montgomery says a record’s …

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  • Rogers mall fire contained

    ROGERS (AP) — Firefighters in northwest Arkansas have contained a blaze that broke out at the Pinnacle Hills Promenade shopping mall in Rogers. The fire broke out overnight in the vacant Borders Bookstore in the mall. Fire officials say the blaze damaged the building’s roof, …

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  • Man’s body recovered from lake

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — Authorities have found the body of a 24-year-old man who had been missing since a Monday accident in which his truck left Interstate 40 and plunged into Lake Dardanelle. Investigators said the motorist’s body was recovered at about noon on Wednesday after …

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  • Man convicted of slaying, mutilating his grandfather

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A man who was convinced his grandfather was molesting young family members is to serve life in prison for killing the man and mutilating his corpse. A Pulaski County jury on Wednesday found 25-year-old Sean Fincham guilty of first-degree murder, despite …

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  • Gray to perform Friday

    Lauren Gray HIGHLAND — Lauren Gray of Hardy, who made the top 40 on this season’s “American Idol,” will perform a benefit concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the A.L. Hudson Memorial Center on the Highland High School campus. Tickets are $10 and can be …

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  • House speaker extends boundaries

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas legislators are poised to break ground when they vote for a new speaker of the House. Historians say that if Democratic Rep. Darrin Williams is elected on Friday, he’d be the first black speaker of the House in Arkansas. If …

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  • Growers worry about late freeze

    CLARKSVILLE — Fruit trees in Arkansas are responding to the record warmth by blossoming earlier than usual. That’s a concern for growers because of the possibility of a late freeze between now and early April. Dan Chapman, director of the University of Arkansas System Division …

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  • National Guard nixes circus after PETA alert

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas National Guard said Tuesday that it canceled four shows by a circus that has been the target of animal rights activists after the guard learned about alleged animal welfare violations. The guard called off last month’s shows at four Arkansas …

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  • Officers report possible suicide

    DIAZ — A report of a possible suicide sent Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies and Diaz police to a home in Diaz Tuesday afternoon where they found the body of 49-year-old Benjamin Ronald Berr of Harwood Street. Berry was discovered with a single gunshot wound to …

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  • Church to have anniversary

    BRADFORD — Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 125-year anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. Special guest speaker is Mike Weiler, missionary to Brownstown, Ind. A potluck will be served at noon. The afternoon service will be at 1:30 and will include singing, praise, …

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