• Birders flock together on Petit Jean Mtn. for state Audubon Society convention

    MORRILTON — The 2012 Arkansas Audubon Society spring convention will be Friday through Sunday at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, located at 1 Rockefeller Drive in Morrilton. Registration is from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the foyer of the Show Barn Hall. The convention will …

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  • Judge candidate bit by snake

    SEARCY (AP) — A White County judge candidate is in the hospital after suffering a snake bite. Bill Haynie is challenging incumbent Michael Lincoln in the Republican primary for White County judge. Haynie’s wife says her husband was driving from his office Sunday when he …

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  • Rogers woman ticketed, crashed into fire truck

    ROGERS (AP) — Police in Rogers say a woman has been ticketed after crashing her car into a fire truck that was responding to a medical call. No serious injuries are reported from the Friday crash. Police say 36-year-old Samantha Tygart of Rogers was ticketed …

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  • Woman dies in truck-train crash

    JONESBORO (AP) — A woman has been killed in a collision between a pickup truck and a freight train in Jonesboro. A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train was traveling east about 11 a.m. Saturday when it encountered a truck trying to cross the tracks at …

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  • Free dental care to be provided at ASU

    JONESBORO — Uninsured and low-income Arkansans suffering pain and discomfort from poor oral health will find needed relief at the sixth annual Arkansas Mission of Mercy (ArMOM) on Friday and Saturday at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro. Hundreds of dental volunteers from …

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  • Dairy celebrates 150th year

    Little Rock — 2012 marks the 150th year of operation for Coleman Dairy in Little Rock. Coleman is the oldest family-operated dairy processor west of the Mississippi and the 13th oldest business in the state of Arkansas, according to a news release. Since 1862, six …

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  • LR Farmers’ Market set to open Tuesday

    LITTLE ROCK — The Farmers’ Market in Little Rock’s downtown River Market District will celebrate the official opening of its 38th season April 24 and 28. “Dean The Bean,” a six-foot-tall walking costumed character, will welcome guests to the market and serve as the official …

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  • Parks director to speak

    Jay Miller CLINTON — Jay Miller, administrator of program services for Arkansas State Parks, will speak to the Little Red River Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Clinton. A Dutch-treat dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. Door prizes will be …

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  • New Saline River natural area protects rare species

    Natural areas can be found across Arkansas and they protect the diverse ecosystems that are found in the state. The Longview Saline Natural Area in Ashley County is a new addition to the lineup. The area borders a stretch of the Saline River that harbors …

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  • 3-year-old dies in pool

    MORRILTON (AP) — Authorities in Conway County say a 3-year-old boy drowned in a swimming pool at a home near Morrilton. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the home Thursday afternoon after the boy, who was not identified, was found. Investigators said the boy’s mother and …

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  • Medicaid changes set for July

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State officials say they’re on track for a July launch of an effort to change the way Arkansas’ Medicaid program pays for services. Department of Human Services Director John Selig, state Medicaid Director Andy Allison and Surgeon General Joe Thompson on …

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  • Hillcrest sets registration

    LYNN — Hillcrest Elementary kindergarten registration will be held on the Lynn campus in the office building behind the gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 to attend kindergarten during the …

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