• 2 Dem runoffs in House races; Cotton wins GOP

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An Army veteran locked down the Republican nomination for an open congressional seat in southern Arkansas while Democratic candidates for that seat and one in eastern Arkansas were headed to a runoff election next month. The congressional matchups dominated voting Tuesday, …

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  • Online auction planned for abandoned items

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas state auditor is auctioning off more unclaimed property on eBay. Auditor Charlie Daniels says the state’s latest eBay auction will be held Friday at 10 a.m. The auction will be open for seven days and is available for any …

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  • Website to provide Arkansas election information

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new website by Arkansas’ secretary of state will provide what officials say is more detailed and timely election information. The site is now available — but won’t include election results until after polls close in today’s primary election. Director of …

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  • Clover Bend reunion planned

    CLOVER BEND — The annual Clover Bend reunion will be held this weekend beginning with a basketball game at 5 p.m. Friday in the newly refurbished Clover Bend gym. The game will be between Clover Bend and Lynn. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for …

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  • 3 dead in explosion

    EL DORADO (AP) — Officials say three workers are dead following an explosion at an abandoned oil well near El Dorado in southern Arkansas. Union County Emergency Manager Jerry Thomas says three workers at Long Brothers Oil Company were taking apart a metal tank used …

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  • 88,000 vote early in Ark.

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — More than 88,000 Arkansans have cast their ballots ahead of the May 22 primary and nonpartisan judicial election. The secretary of state’s office says more than 11,000 of those voters showed up on Monday — the last day of early voting. …

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  • Body found in Grubbs

    GRUBBS — The body of a Jackson County man found in a ditch Monday has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Officers responded to an area east of Grubbs to discover the decomposed body of 46-year-old …

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  • Airmen return from Asia

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — More than 120 airmen have returned to Arkansas from overseas deployments in Asia. A Boeing 767 airplane landed Friday morning at Little Rock Air Force Base near Jacksonville, where hundreds of family members and friends were waiting to greet the airmen. The …

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  • College releases lists

    MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello named 139 students to the Chancellor’s List for the spring semester and another 295 students to the Dean’s List, according to Dr. Debbie Bryant, registrar. Selection to the Chancellor’s List requires a grade point average of 4.0 …

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  • Danzy makes Dean’s List

    SENATOBIA, Miss. — Joshua  Danzy of Evening Shade was among 425 Northwest Mississippi Community College students to be recognized for making the Dean’s List for their academic work during the spring 2012 semester. Those students completing 12 or more semester hours with a grade point …

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  • Retailers raising funds for Children’s Hospital

    LITTLE ROCK — Several Arkansas outlets, hundreds of store employees, and thousands of supporters are dedicating the month of May to help sick and injured kids receiving treatment at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, a Children’s Miracle Network hospital. CMN raises critical funds for its 170 member …

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  • Waterthrush program to be held at Audubon meeting

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will present the program “Louisiana Waterthrush at Gulf Mountain Wildlife Management Area” by Dr. Leesia Marshall at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Clinton. Marshall will speak about her continued research in ecology and conservation of …

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