• Charlie Daniels to headline Portfest

    JACKSONPORT — Country will come to town when The Charlie Daniels Band and Craig Morgan take the stage during the 31st annual Portfest “Rollin’ on the River” Festival on June 1-2. The event is held on the banks of the White River at Jacksonport State …

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  • ‘Singing for a Cure’ set

    NEWPORT — Relay for Life of Jackson County will host a “Singing for a Cure” karaoke competition April 5 at the Silver Moon banquet hall in Newport. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the competition at 7. Winners will be determined by dollar votes. All …

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  • California quilt artist to conduct workshops

    Rose Hughes Rose Hughes, quilt artist, author, lecturer and teacher, will be the guest of Hill ’N Hollow Quilters Guild in Mountain Home in workshops from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 11, 12 and 13. The workshops will provide opportunities to experiment with new …

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  • Police search home for missing teen

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Police obtained a warrant to search a man’s home for clues into the 1994 disappearance of an 18-year-old woman after someone reported seeing blood at the house, according to court documents filed Tuesday. Authorities seized four items when they searched Larry …

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  • Man receives life term for baby’s death

    FORT SMITH (AP) — An Oklahoma judge has formally sentenced a man to life in prison for the death of his former fiancée’s baby boy. Le Flore County Associate District Judge Bill Welch on Tuesday followed the recommendation of a jury that convicted Aaron Hinson …

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  • Dozens of warm weather records set in March

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Dozens of Arkansas weather stations broke warm-weather records for the month of March, temperature readings compiled by the National Weather Service on Tuesday show. March temperatures broke records at 46 Arkansas weather stations, from Marshall in far north Arkansas to the …

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  • Gambling worries prompt Bald Knob bingo ban

    BALD KNOB (AP) — The Bald Knob City Council has approved a ban on bingo games with cash prizes over concerns about gambling issues at the town’s senior citizens’ center. The council approved the ban this week. Mayor Doyle Wallace says he’s received several letters …

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  • Report shows boy drowned

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A preliminary autopsy report shows the death of a 4-year-old boy whose body was found in a tributary of the Spring River in northern Arkansas was by “accidental drowning.” Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said Tuesday the Arkansas State Crime …

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  • Census revises populations of two towns

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau has revised the populations of two Arkansas cities upward, and five more are waiting to see if their counts will change. According to census records, Chidester in Ouachita County gained two residents and Dermott in Chicot County …

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  • Jury pool selected for murder trial

    WYNNE (AP) — Jury selection got under way Monday in the trial of a man accused of beating an elderly woman to death with a brass cross inside a northeast Arkansas church. Rene Bourassa Jr. is charged with capital murder in the June 2010 death …

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  • AG says FOI law covers videotaping meetings

    LITTLE ROCK — The Calico Rock City Council does not have the right to ban video recordings of its public meetings, according to an opinion from the state attorney general. Arkansas Assistant Attorney General Ryan Owsley issued an opinion Monday reaffirming previous ones from 1983 …

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  • Two sex offenders arrested

    Earl Day Bryan Morgan WALNUT RIDGE — The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested two registered sex offenders last week for failure to register, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. Deputies “ran the list” of offenders to make sure all were compliant, he said. “Two were not.” “Deputies …

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