• Fayetteville advertising panel reinstates director

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Officials say the executive director of the Fayetteville Advertising and Promotion Commission will keep her job after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor violation of the state’s Freedom of Information Act. The commission voted 4-2 to reinstate Marilyn Heifner as its executive …

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  • US judge denies halt on Ozark drilling permits

    LITTLE ROCK — An environmental group’s quest to preserve the Ozark National Forest has hit a snag after a federal judge denied its request to prevent drilling for natural gas. The Ozark Society wants the U.S. Forest Service to not grant drilling permits while awaiting …

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  • Scheiman speaks on Kenyan birding safari

    CLINTON — Dr. Dan Scheiman will present a program about his July 2011 birding safari in Kenya, Africa, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Clinton. Scheiman and his wife, Samantha, and three other birders hired a guide to introduce them to the …

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  • Woman falls off bluff

    VAN BUREN (AP) — A 60-year-old woman is in critical condition after tumbling about 20 feet from a bluff in the Boston Mountains of western Arkansas. Officials say Lucy Thames was hiking with her husband and two grandchildren when the accident occurred Sunday afternoon in …

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  • Teen hurt in fall off cliff

    PONCA (AP) — Crews have rescued a Mayflower teenager who fell off a 20-foot cliff at a national park in northern Arkansas. The teen was on a hiking trip when he fell Friday at Lost Valley National Park near Ponca. National Park Service officials didn’t …

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  • Arkansas town forever changed by tornado

    SEARCY (AP) — Searcy resident Gene Angel was traveling home from the Kroger in Bald Knob around 5:30 p.m. on March 21, 1952, when he was between the two intersections in Judsonia and as he recalled, “It got really dark. It was the darkest green …

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  • 2 teens rescued from lake

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two teenagers who always wanted to go over the spillway at Lake Maumelle paid a high price for their dream. The Little Rock Fire Department’s swift water rescue unit pulled the pair out of the water Sunday afternoon after their small …

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  • Cop shot in leg during standoff

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A Fayetteville police officer was shot in the leg during a standoff near the University of Arkansas. Sgt. Craig Stout says campus police were attempting to stop a man, who fled in his vehicle to an apartment complex late Saturday. Stout says …

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  • Man pleads guilty to battery

    JONESBORO (AP) — A man charged with second-degree murder in the beating death of a Jonesboro resident has pleaded guilty to third-degree battery. Craighead County Prosecuting Attorney Alan Copelin said Doreus McKinney was sentenced Friday to the 150 days he had already served in jail. …

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  • Meeting under investigation

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Craighead County Sheriff’s office is investigating whether Arkansas’ open meeting law was violated when a small-town official allegedly asked the police chief to attend an unpublicized meeting. The Jonesboro Sun obtained an audio recording of the request made by Bono Alderman …

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  • Gas prices up nearly 30 cents

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The AAA says gas prices in Arkansas have risen nearly 30 cents over the past month. The average price for a gallon of unleaded gas was $3.73 today. That’s up from $3.44 a month ago. The national average for a gallon …

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  • Mayfield honored at WBC

    Kindalh Mayfield WALNUT RIDGE — Kindalh Mayfield of Concord has been selected as a finalist at the 2012 Miss Williams Baptist College pageant. Mayfield was named second runner-up at the pageant, which was held March 9 on the Williams campus in Walnut Ridge. Mayfield is …

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